Cottages in the Lake District Perfect for Short Breaks

Escape to one of our weekend cottages in the Lake District; great for short breaks, for that much-needed getaway. Choose from our wide choice of cottages in the Lake District available for short breaks or weekend getaways. Available for 3, 4 and 5 night breaks; from cosy cottages for two, dog-friendly hideaways and spacious properties for special events or family escapes, our short breaks portfolio offers something for everybody needing a little holiday fix!

Lake District short breaks

Whether you're looking for a mid-week getaway or a long weekend escape, our short break cottages will be sure to give you the relaxing rest you need to get you through to your next full week's holiday.

Our short break and weekend cottages in the Lake District offer you the chance to escape and relax in peaceful countryside, get some fresh air and experience outdoor adventures, visit famous Lake District places, such as the homes of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, and enjoy foodie events and festivals.

If it is relaxation that you’re in need of then enjoy a tranquil boat trip on Lake Windermere, drift away in a soothing spa set in calming surroundings and enjoy an invigorating morning walk in unspoilt Lake District heaven.

For a weekend shopping fix, the Lake District’s large range of boutique shops, independent producers and artisans will delight. You just need to choose your shopping destination, as we have short break properties perfectly located in the centre of fabulous shopping districts like Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside and Hawkshead.

Whether on a foodie few days away, or just refueling during your walking weekend, choosing from our wide range of luxury-fitted self-catering properties, located close to some of UK’s best-known eateries, you’ll be sure to get the very best out of your Lake District experience.

Dine al fresco on your own terrace, drinking up breath-taking scenery. Relax over a slow romantic breakfast, taste top-notch local produce prepared in your expertly fitted kitchen or treat the family to local pub cuisine in the peaceful rural idyll that is the Lake District.

With bike trails galore, endless rambling walks, some of the best Lake’s and watersports in the country and some of the most challenging terrain and testing surroundings, the Lake District is the perfect destination for a fun outdoor activity weekend break.

And your Lakelovers cottage provides the perfect backdrop for all occasions; planning a weekend of family adventure, hosting special event parties with friends or just an escape to the country.

Fresh air, dramatic scenery, unspoilt landscapes and idyllic rural living are at the heart of the Lake District and our properties capture this special essence of the Lake District. They’re perfectly geared up to make your experience effortless and superbly comfortable; warming woodburners and power showers, boot rooms, secure bike and boat storage, easy water access, superb walking locations and Wi-Fi for route planning.

Whilst we can guarantee heaps of fun, adventure and relaxation in the Lake District, the weather is less certain.

That’s why it’s perfect to have the flexibility of a self-catering approach for a short break, so you can manage your own schedule to suit the weather and your mood.

Our short stay properties are great for all pockets too as you can stick to a budget with packed lunches and home-prepared meals, or choose to splash out from a range of restaurants, takeaways, bistros and pubs.

Whatever you choose, set your own pace and enjoy the flexibility of Lakelovers cottages in the heart of the Lake District, ideal for short breaks to refresh, restore and delight!

Perfect short break holiday cottages

Treat your friends and loved ones to the comfort, relaxation and sociable enjoyment afforded by the space, privacy and flexibility of Lakelovers short stay and weekend cottages in the Lake District.

Lakelovers short stay cottages are all Visit England 3 to 5 star rated, with some of our Gold Award winning properties available for short breaks too.
This means they are fitted out to the highest standard, with many additional features, giving you the ultimate in comfort and laid-back relaxation.

Raise a celebratory toast on your very own terrace, kick back and unwind in your own hot tub and local leisure facilities, prepare a special family meal with ease in a designer kitchen, plan games and entertainment in luxurious open plan living space or retreat into a cosy world of pure Lake District simplicity.
With our short break cottages you get all the relaxation and ease of a self-catering holiday with the flexibility of a short break, for all events and occasions.

Just what you need for that special weekend away, for hosting a celebratory party, planning a high adventure trip or just some much-needed rest!
Browse our short stay cottages to find your perfect mini-break.

Kirkley Bank

Ambleside
6 Customer reviews

An outstanding contemporary barn conversion in a sublime location, with famous fell views through almost every window. Only a couple of miles from Ambleside and…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 3
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Wi-Fi

From £479

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The Thistles

Bowness

The Thistles is a substantial, Victorian residence which families or groups will find an ideal base for exploring nearby Bowness, Lake Windermere and the rest…

  • Accommodates 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £399

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The Bird’s Nest

Bowness
4 Customer reviews

The beautiful garden at The Bird’s Nest makes this 3 bedroom modern bungalow a little slice of paradise, and the glorious surroundings offer the best…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - gas
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £355

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Deer Thwaite

Ambleside
1 Customer reviews

This luxurious character property is part of a converted coach house and stables, a couple of miles from Ambleside village and a stroll from ‘Brockhole’,…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - electric
  • Private Parking 3
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £399

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Crosthwaite House

Bowness

Crosthwaite House is quite simply a gorgeous Period Lakeland residence occupying a picture postcard perfect setting with breathtaking views in every direction. This stylish property…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £495

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Gable Lodge

Windermere

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located lodge cottage has been beautifully refurbished to provide a truly sophisticated Lakeland retreat. Tucked…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pets welcome (1)
  • Babies welcome

From £349

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March House

Windermere
2 Customer reviews

Built by the current owners, this fine detached Lakeland House is conveniently located a mile from the centre of the bustling village of Windermere in…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 3
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Wi-Fi

From £465

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Ryebank

Bowness
2 Customer reviews

This sophisticated Lakeland property truly enjoys the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere, yet in…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Children: welcome
  • Garden

From £376

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Woodside West

Bowness
1 Customer reviews

Although centrally located, this contemporary modern cottage enjoys views over the village bowling green towards Lake Windermere. The accommodation is stylish yet comfortable; colourful boutique meets sophisticated retreat. There’s ample space…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Private Parking 2
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £399

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Glen View Cottage

Grasmere

Over 200 years old, this elegantly refurbished traditional Lake District cottage takes a picture-perfect location on the edge of Grasmere village.  The stunning fell views…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome
  • Children: welcome

From £582

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Abbotsgarth

Bowness

This contemporary, boutique-style Lakeland cottage stands strolling distance from bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere. Abbotsgarth’s gently elevated position provides breathtaking views to…

  • Accommodates 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Fire: - electric
  • Private Parking 2
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £399

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Cunsey Lake House

Hawkshead
2 Customer reviews

This quintessential adorable Lakeland treat occupies a glorious secluded setting within the tiny and picturesque hamlet of Cunsey with panoramic views overlooking Lake Windermere. Very…

  • Accommodates 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Pets welcome (2)
  • Wi-Fi

From £495

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The Old Beams

Ambleside
4 Customer reviews

This traditional yet contemporary central Lakeland bolthole is a stone’s throw from the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a romantic and convenient hideaway for…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Garden
  • Laundry Facilities washer/dryer

From £340

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Wheatlands Cottage

Windermere
1 Customer reviews

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located contemporary detached Lakeland cottage has been stylishly refurbished to provide a truly sophisticated Lake…

  • Accommodates 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Fire: - woodburner
  • Private Parking 1
  • Wi-Fi
  • Babies welcome

From £355

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