Short Breaks Lake District

Lake District Cottages Short Breaks

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 and 4 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!  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 Lake District Cottages, 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.

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Tarn View Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

We instantly fell in love with this detached contemporary Lakeland treat, peacefully set in a sublime country setting overlooking a private tarn (Stonehills Tarn). If searching for somewhere special to escape from the everyday and spend precious time together then you have found it here, a quintessential Lakeland setting but full of eclectic surprises. Beautifully furnished and equipped, you know you have found somewhere special as soon as you step inside.

Available For£1245on Friday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

With a fine view from nearly every window, this treasure of a topsy turvy Grasmere cottage is full of character and unexpected charm. Tucked away down private drive and peaceful lane, sheep graze valley pastures in the foreground, while breathtaking fells create an inspiring backdrop. A short distance from Grasmere village, this is true Wordsworth country.

Available For£899on Saturday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £3995 to £3396
The Great Barn Ullswater
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

The Great Barn exudes five star luxury and overlooks the serene waters of Ullswater in the Lake District National Park, arguably boasting some of the most enviable vistas imaginable anywhere in the world. This quintessential 17th century converted barn, has seductively leapt into the 21st century with true flair and sophistication, providing outstanding quality and luxury.

Available For£4800on Friday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £359 to £305
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 3 pets allowed

This romantic Lake District lodge with hot tub takes a super location; away from the crowds, backing onto open fell and still only a couple of miles from the entertainments of Bowness and Lake Windermere. Lake Lodge Studio is part of the owners home, but has been cleverly converted into a stylish and completely private self-contained unit - extending to a lovely conservatory. Small but perfectly formed, the studio itself includes pleasant dining space for those chilly evenings in.

Available For£459on Saturday
Special Offer
Abbotsgarth Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

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 the Lakeland Fells, and offers a fantastic base from which to explore this vibrant village, the magic of Lake Windermere and also the wider Lake District.

Available For£799on Friday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £560 to £440
Ghyll Heights Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Ghyll Heights is a stone's throw from the absolute heart of Ambleside centre and aptly named as it stands alongside Stockghyll Waterfalls with superb views from a private balcony. This contemporary riverside cottage forms part of a converted original bobbin mill in a peaceful setting yet so close to picturesque Ambleside.

Available For£745on Saturday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £365 to £307
Claife View Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This stylish, contemporary and central Bowness apartment takes one of the most envied locations within the Quarry Rigg development. Claife View is at the heart of buzzing Bowness, but set back from the road to enjoy a pretty outlook from the first floor living room towards Claife Heights.

Available For£465on Saturday
Special Offer 4 nights for £480, 3 nights for £424. Please call the office on…
Crandy Nook Keswick
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Crandy Nook is set over three floors above a coffee shop in the heart of the market town of Keswick, but what is best of all is that the top floor living room and kitchen lifts you high above the roof tops and offer the most superb views from Skiddaw and Latrigg to Whinlatter Forest to the north and Helvellyn, Walla Crag and Scafell to the south.

Available For£875on Friday
Special Offer
Little Stone Howe Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

An excellent choice for a romantic break in the Lake District, at any time of year. Little Stone Howe is a classy and contemporary cottage for two, only a few minutes' stroll from the centre of Ambleside village and the elegant shores of Lake Windermere. The decor is crisp and contemporary, with flashes of colour and plenty of homely charms. The outlook is sublime, enhanced by an elevated setting and enjoyed through enormous architect-designed windows.

Available For£475on Friday
Special Offer Week commencing 22nd April. Reduced from £599 to £539
Woodbank Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This fabulous family residence (also a treat for several couples) offers views to Lake Windermere from its slightly elevated position, amid wonderful scenery. A private drive meanders up to the house and guarantees a little bit of exclusivity for you and your gathering. Yet, being just a short stroll from the attractions of Bowness and Lake Windermere, Woodbank is right at the heart of some of the best the region has to offer.

Available For£999on Saturday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £325 to £276
Mosslea Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Parking for 1 car

This peaceful ground floor apartment lies only a stone's throw from the centre of Bowness village and the elegant shores of Lake Windermere. It has a pretty, colourful patio garden, and offers elegant space for couples to spread out and relax. The attractive double bedroom opens out to a raised sitting area overlooking the garden - a treat for lazy mornings.

Available For£399on Saturday
Special Offer
Fox Hollow Ullswater
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Beautifully refurbished to a very high standard, this traditional, detached, stone built cottage is well appointed and has been beautifully finished by its current owner, an interior designer, who has set out to create a high quality retreat, with an emphasis on comfort using bespoke soft furnishings, that is suitable for couples, families or groups of friends.

Available For£1145on Friday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £399 to £319
Swallows Nest Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

In a truly romantic rural setting outside Ambleside village, Swallows Nest is an enchanting hideaway within a contemporary Lakeland barn and complete with roses around the door. Escape together and soak up the atmosphere of panoramic fell views and glimpses of Lake Windermere. You'll fall in love with the interior of this topsy turvy, sumptuous and cosy retreat.

Available For£499on Saturday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £435 to £348
Millrace Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Once part of a thriving bobbin mill, this delightful Lakeland barn conversion is surrounded by acres of wooded valley, alongside the River Gowan. It's part of the select Ings Mill Park development, a stroll from the award-winning Watermill Inn and microbrewery at Ings, and 2 miles from Windermere village. Staveley village is also within walking distance, forming your gateway to the stunning Kentmere Valley.

Available For£685on Saturday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £375 to £339
Orchard Barn Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

A unique opportunity to embrace rural Lakeland life, and a fabulous family experience. This character barn conversion lies within the grounds of a 54 acre traditional working farm, at the heart of the walkers' paradise that is the Lyth Valley. The setting is sublime, but only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere.

Available For£499on Saturday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £465 to £372
The Thistles Bowness
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

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 of the glorious Lake District. Exuding a modern contemporary feel with neutral colours and sumptuous furnishings, you'll love returning to this airy, spacious home. How about an evening tipple on the patio?

Available For£799on Saturday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £899 to £809
Wythebank Langdale
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

This glorious detached 17th century Lakeland cottage occupies a sublime setting within the magnificent Tilberthwaite Valley between Langdale and Coniston alongside the awe inspiring slate quarry Hodge Close. It is set in picturesque, complete seclusion, circumscribed by simply breathtaking, uninterrupted views in every direction.

Available For£1235on Friday
Special Offer
Gilpin View Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

In a countryside setting only 10 minutes from Bowness and Lake Windermere, the historic Starnthwaite Ghyll mill house has been tastefully converted into a special complex of character cottages. Delightfully off the beaten track, Gilpin View is one of a row of four attractive cottages overlooking the stream and across the orchard to the lush Lyth Valley, very close to Crosthwaite village and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn (1.5m away).

Available For£599on Saturday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £2675 to £2274
Lowtherwood Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

The height of Lake District luxury, with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere and a prestigious location on the edges of cosmopolitan Ambleside village. Relax together in outstanding living space, with dramatic vaulted ceiling, woodburning stove and a wall of glass opening out to a balcony. Rest-up in sleek 5-star bedroom suites with balconies and private viewing patios.

Available For£3595on Friday

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Short Breaks Lake District

Lake District Cottages Short Breaks

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 and 4 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!  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 Lake District Cottages, 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.