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South Lakes Cottages

South Lakes Cottages

Our holiday cottages in the South Lakes invite you to explore the most famous parts of the Lake District as well as perhaps try something new. From Hawaiian-style Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) on Lake Windermere to a beach or fell horsehide on a magnificent Clydesdale, there’s lots going on throughout the year in the South Lakes.

Step back in time and discover the village of Near Sawrey, with the white-washed Tower Bank Arms and picturesque countryside around Claife Heights, as featured in Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit tales. Enjoy tranquillity like no-other aboard a unique lake steamer or yacht gondola on Coniston Water or Lake Windermere. And find the scenic views that inspired some of the greatest literary minds in the world, such as Wordsworth’s Seat looking over Rydal Water. There’s so much to see and do in the South Lake District.

Of course, with Lakelovers South Lakes holiday cottages you return from a day exploring the area to a cottage of sublime quality. And you don’t have to take our word for it. We work closely with VisitEngland to make sure that all of our South Lakes cottages are a minimum of 3-5 star rating, and with Lakelovers you can choose from the largest collection of VisitEngland Gold award rated properties across the Lake District.

Let’s take a look at what’s on offer.

Of course, with Lakelovers South Lakes holiday cottages you return from a day exploring the area to a cottage of sublime quality. And you don’t have to take our word for it. We work closely with VisitEngland to make sure that all of our South Lakes cottages are a minimum of 3-5 star rating, and with Lakelovers you can choose from the largest collection of VisitEngland Gold award rated properties across the Lake District.

Let’s take a look at what’s on offer.

South Lake District Accommodation

Windermere is an extremely popular location in the South Lakes because of its attractions as well as proximity to the M6. Here you’ll find some of the most desirable properties in the region, from luxurious 2 bed apartments set within grand shoreside estates to converted boathouses and large cottages set back from Windermere, designed with grounds and to take in the views.

South of Lake Windermere, in Lakeside you get some very unique South Lakes holiday cottages, many of which were residences of the formerly thriving Bobbin Mill industry that occupied the western side of Lake Windermere.

We also have cottages in other popular locations in the South Lakes. Ambleside is a busy Lakeland town with superb independent shops, restaurants, arthouse cinema, bistros and bars and puts you in the heart of the Lake District. Here we have around 150 stunning holiday retreats in Ambleside for you to choose from.

Nearby, you’ll find our large range of Grasmere cottage, which are picturesque beyond compare and offer a quieter cottage holiday. Deep in the homeland of our greatest poet and former resident, William Wordsworth, Grasmere offers upmarket dining alongside some of the most picturesque scenery in the region.

Head into climbing territory, and bask in the seclusion and drama that is the Langdale valley where we have walking boltholes as well as impressive architect-designed holiday homes inspired by the stunning backdrop.

Head to the western Lakes to the old coppermines of Coniston, where our cottages are seeped in history and renovated with luxurious mod-cons. Looking for a cosy wood burner, luxurious bathroom and bedroom suites combined with period features like low ceilings and exposed beams, then head to Coniston.

West of Lake Windermere you’ll find the scenic village of Hawkshead, where Wordsworth attended the Grammar school. The nearby villages of Near and Far Sawrey is where Beatrix Potter lived and wrote her famous Peter Rabbit Tales. Here you’ll find a particularly impressive collection of holiday cottages, from large period residences, lavishly refurbished to charming, quintessential Lakeland cottages that are welcoming and comfortable and evoke nostalgia.

Leaving our South Lakes cottages behind, to enjoy a quieter part of the Lake District, head to the ‘Queen of the Lakes’ – Derwentwater, which has the award-winning market town of Keswick on it’s shore, as well as the great bulk of Skiddaw. Here we have convenient central holiday homes, with WiFi, parking and spacious family accommodation. You can also choose smaller, more traditional country cottages with secluded garden for an aperitif and walking distance to a country pub.

South Lakeland Holidays Out and About

From Lakelovers holiday cottages in the South Lakes, there’s more than just the well-known towns of Windermere and Bowness to explore. The ancient village of Cartmel, famed for its 12th century priory and only 2 miles from the coastal resort of Grange-over-Sands, has become quite the foodie haven. Stock up your cottage kitchen at Unsworth’s Yard; there’s the new Cartmel microbrewery or try the award-winning Higginson’s Meat from the 450-year-old Cavendish Arms coaching inn. Holker Hall and Gardens, owned by Lord and Lady Cavendish, is a short 15 minute drive away and have a busy events calendar including their famous Chilli Festival, amongst others.

For some alternative activities when staying in Cartmel try a scenic Segdeway tour, where you’ll glide through the parkland around Cartmel. Getting your Segeway ‘stripes’ is a great group activity and then you can go on to try the off-road adventure tour. For a more romantic activity, take in a tour of this historic village from atop a carriage ride with the famous Black Horses.

The sleepy holiday destination of Lakeside actually has lots to do considering its comparatively small size and distinct lack of crowds. Here you’ll find the Lakes Aquarium, home to sharks as well as native Lake District marine wonders. The Lakeside railway station, which initially brought tourist to this delightful spot, has been re-opened as a heritage steam train experience, with superb 18 minute trip from Lakeside to the village of Haverthwaite.

There are plenty of opportunities to experience something new when staying in one of our South Lakes holiday cottages. A little bit of Hawaiian-cool comes to the shores of Lake Windermere with the latest watersport, SUP (Stand Up Paddle boarding). It is a surf inspired sport and requires little skill so anyone can have a go. Offered by Total Adventure, this is an exciting alternative to the more traditional Windermere Lake Cruises and 45 minute taster sessions are available – ideal for groups looking for a bit of fun. For a more tranquil experience of Lake Windermere, hire a kayak or canoe and glide along the coves looking for a peaceful picnic spot. If you’re hungry for more water-based action, Coniston Boating Centre is a less than 13 miles away and from here the Steam Yacht Gondola experience is one to try.

Use pedal power hiring bikes, also from Total Adventure in Windermere, to try out the new South Lake District Cycle Trail network. Hop on the Hawkshead Ferry from Bowness and cycle the traffic-free Windermere Trail, which is an 8 mile route to Ambleside, but takes in Claife Viewing Station and Wray Castle on the way. Both have cafes and Windermere Lake Cruises accept bikes and stop at Wray Castle if you decide to return by boat. Or, alternatively take a detour to join the gentle cycle route to Hawkshead.

Taking adventure levels up a notch, off-road 4×4 experiences are available from Kankku in Windermere and will leave you will some very memorable holiday snaps!

South Lakeland holidays are also seeped in a rich culture and heritage that’s not to be missed. To name a few; a treasure trove from the turn of the last century, Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, off the tiny B5360, is an unexpected gem as you head along Windermere’s eastern shore towards Newby Bridge and Lakeside; there’s the superb gardens at Holehird Gardens Lakeland Horticultural Society, Troutbeck; for families, Brockhole Visitor Centre on Windermere is a must, with free outdoor adventure playground; and culture vultures will love the Ruskin Museum and Brantwood historic house and art centre at Coniston.

Whilst myths and legends and remote landscapes populate the north Lakes, the South Lake District is a pleasant topography of English country estates, gentle hills and lush valleys with lots going on. Plus, there’s easy connection to the challenges and dramatic landscape of the central Lakeland fells. A welcoming world of adventure and relaxation awaits you with our South Lakeland holidays. Contact us on 015394 88855 or bookings@lakelovers.co.uk to discover yours.

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Camellia Cottage is a picture perfect Lakeland Cottage, set in the quite hamlet of Crook just a few minutes' drive from the shores of Lake Windermere and within relatively easy reach of the Central Lakes. The Cottage is an ideal place to relax or engage in a wide range of activities. You may want to sail on the lakes, play golf (a 13 hole course is available in the village and two 18 hole courses are nearby), fish, cycle or simply walk from the door or on accessible Lakeland fells. The range of activities, together with access to great places to eat and drink make Camellia Cottage a prefect Lakeland retreat.

Available From£350
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Hill Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Blue Hill cottage is located on one of the quaintest parts of Ambleside perched above the town looking over the lake and surrounding fells.

Available From£425
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Juniper Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Only 25 minutes from the M6 and within easy reach of both Bowness and Windermere (and a range of award winning restaurants and country pubs), Juniper Cottage offers contemporary standards of comfort in a 1920's Lakeland character property, in a truly enviable location, with breath-taking views across meadows and woods to the Fells, beyond. It is an ideal setting for a totally relaxing holiday,

Available From£700
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Annisgarth Bowness
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

Conveniently situated five minutes' walk from the centre of the popular village of Bowness, Annisgarth is a superb, well presented, terraced property that offers great accommodation in and excellent location.

Available From£625
Special Offer 7 Nights reduced from £895 to £805
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Whitbarrow Village is located a short distance from Ullswater and Keswick and this self-contained holiday village offers quality accommodation, in an excellent location, with excellent facilities including swimming pool, gym, adventure play area, crazy golf, 9 hole putting green, residents bar and an a la carte restaurant.

Available From£895
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £670 to £603
Nest Barn Keswick
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 3 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Looking out across the Naddle Valley, just two miles south of the market town of Keswick and with far reaching views of the Helvellyn mountain range, Nest Barn is a beautiful barn conversion just a ten minute walk from the ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Available From£370
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £730 to £657
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£730
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1095 to £987
Highgate Ullswater
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Highgate is an imposing farmhouse that dates back to the 19th Century and has recently undergone a major refurbishment to create a fantastic holiday cottage ideal for extended families or friends. Located in the northern edge of the Lake District with easy access to Keswick, Grasmere and Ullswater and easy to reach from the motorway at Penrith, Highgate offers high quality accommodation ideal for all the family.

Available From£895
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £730 to £657
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£730
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£480
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £480 to £432
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£480
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £630 to £567
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£630
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £630 to £567
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£630
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£730
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£730
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£630
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£630
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Located on the close to the centre of Keswick, Keswick Bridge has become one of the most popular places to stay in Keswick. Comprising of 23 high quality, Scandinavian style lodges built of Lakeland Slate and Swedish timber, these luxury lodges, maintained to the highest standards are popular all year round with many guests returning year after year.

Available From£630
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

New Stickle Cottage is nestled in the heart of the Langdale valley one of the most picturesque areas of the Lake District. The cottage is right at the foot of the Langdale pikes with many great walks from the doorstep including up to Stickle Tarn and around onto Scafell Pike. Perfect for the adventurous and after a hard day on the fells The Valley has lots of excellent pubs to relax in.

Available From£695
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located just a short walk from the southern shores of Thirlmere, Thirlmere Cottage is a much loved retreat to which one can escape and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside and the spectacular, ever changing scenery throughout the year.

Available From£385

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Photo of Koru At Ambleside

South Lakes Cottages

South Lakes Cottages

Our holiday cottages in the South Lakes invite you to explore the most famous parts of the Lake District as well as perhaps try something new. From Hawaiian-style Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) on Lake Windermere to a beach or fell horsehide on a magnificent Clydesdale, there’s lots going on throughout the year in the South Lakes.

Step back in time and discover the village of Near Sawrey, with the white-washed Tower Bank Arms and picturesque countryside around Claife Heights, as featured in Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit tales. Enjoy tranquillity like no-other aboard a unique lake steamer or yacht gondola on Coniston Water or Lake Windermere. And find the scenic views that inspired some of the greatest literary minds in the world, such as Wordsworth’s Seat looking over Rydal Water. There’s so much to see and do in the South Lake District.

Of course, with Lakelovers South Lakes holiday cottages you return from a day exploring the area to a cottage of sublime quality. And you don’t have to take our word for it. We work closely with VisitEngland to make sure that all of our South Lakes cottages are a minimum of 3-5 star rating, and with Lakelovers you can choose from the largest collection of VisitEngland Gold award rated properties across the Lake District.

Let’s take a look at what’s on offer.

Of course, with Lakelovers South Lakes holiday cottages you return from a day exploring the area to a cottage of sublime quality. And you don’t have to take our word for it. We work closely with VisitEngland to make sure that all of our South Lakes cottages are a minimum of 3-5 star rating, and with Lakelovers you can choose from the largest collection of VisitEngland Gold award rated properties across the Lake District.

Let’s take a look at what’s on offer.

South Lake District Accommodation

Windermere is an extremely popular location in the South Lakes because of its attractions as well as proximity to the M6. Here you’ll find some of the most desirable properties in the region, from luxurious 2 bed apartments set within grand shoreside estates to converted boathouses and large cottages set back from Windermere, designed with grounds and to take in the views.

South of Lake Windermere, in Lakeside you get some very unique South Lakes holiday cottages, many of which were residences of the formerly thriving Bobbin Mill industry that occupied the western side of Lake Windermere.

We also have cottages in other popular locations in the South Lakes. Ambleside is a busy Lakeland town with superb independent shops, restaurants, arthouse cinema, bistros and bars and puts you in the heart of the Lake District. Here we have around 150 stunning holiday retreats in Ambleside for you to choose from.

Nearby, you’ll find our large range of Grasmere cottage, which are picturesque beyond compare and offer a quieter cottage holiday. Deep in the homeland of our greatest poet and former resident, William Wordsworth, Grasmere offers upmarket dining alongside some of the most picturesque scenery in the region.

Head into climbing territory, and bask in the seclusion and drama that is the Langdale valley where we have walking boltholes as well as impressive architect-designed holiday homes inspired by the stunning backdrop.

Head to the western Lakes to the old coppermines of Coniston, where our cottages are seeped in history and renovated with luxurious mod-cons. Looking for a cosy wood burner, luxurious bathroom and bedroom suites combined with period features like low ceilings and exposed beams, then head to Coniston.

West of Lake Windermere you’ll find the scenic village of Hawkshead, where Wordsworth attended the Grammar school. The nearby villages of Near and Far Sawrey is where Beatrix Potter lived and wrote her famous Peter Rabbit Tales. Here you’ll find a particularly impressive collection of holiday cottages, from large period residences, lavishly refurbished to charming, quintessential Lakeland cottages that are welcoming and comfortable and evoke nostalgia.

Leaving our South Lakes cottages behind, to enjoy a quieter part of the Lake District, head to the ‘Queen of the Lakes’ – Derwentwater, which has the award-winning market town of Keswick on it’s shore, as well as the great bulk of Skiddaw. Here we have convenient central holiday homes, with WiFi, parking and spacious family accommodation. You can also choose smaller, more traditional country cottages with secluded garden for an aperitif and walking distance to a country pub.

South Lakeland Holidays Out and About

From Lakelovers holiday cottages in the South Lakes, there’s more than just the well-known towns of Windermere and Bowness to explore. The ancient village of Cartmel, famed for its 12th century priory and only 2 miles from the coastal resort of Grange-over-Sands, has become quite the foodie haven. Stock up your cottage kitchen at Unsworth’s Yard; there’s the new Cartmel microbrewery or try the award-winning Higginson’s Meat from the 450-year-old Cavendish Arms coaching inn. Holker Hall and Gardens, owned by Lord and Lady Cavendish, is a short 15 minute drive away and have a busy events calendar including their famous Chilli Festival, amongst others.

For some alternative activities when staying in Cartmel try a scenic Segdeway tour, where you’ll glide through the parkland around Cartmel. Getting your Segeway ‘stripes’ is a great group activity and then you can go on to try the off-road adventure tour. For a more romantic activity, take in a tour of this historic village from atop a carriage ride with the famous Black Horses.

The sleepy holiday destination of Lakeside actually has lots to do considering its comparatively small size and distinct lack of crowds. Here you’ll find the Lakes Aquarium, home to sharks as well as native Lake District marine wonders. The Lakeside railway station, which initially brought tourist to this delightful spot, has been re-opened as a heritage steam train experience, with superb 18 minute trip from Lakeside to the village of Haverthwaite.

There are plenty of opportunities to experience something new when staying in one of our South Lakes holiday cottages. A little bit of Hawaiian-cool comes to the shores of Lake Windermere with the latest watersport, SUP (Stand Up Paddle boarding). It is a surf inspired sport and requires little skill so anyone can have a go. Offered by Total Adventure, this is an exciting alternative to the more traditional Windermere Lake Cruises and 45 minute taster sessions are available – ideal for groups looking for a bit of fun. For a more tranquil experience of Lake Windermere, hire a kayak or canoe and glide along the coves looking for a peaceful picnic spot. If you’re hungry for more water-based action, Coniston Boating Centre is a less than 13 miles away and from here the Steam Yacht Gondola experience is one to try.

Use pedal power hiring bikes, also from Total Adventure in Windermere, to try out the new South Lake District Cycle Trail network. Hop on the Hawkshead Ferry from Bowness and cycle the traffic-free Windermere Trail, which is an 8 mile route to Ambleside, but takes in Claife Viewing Station and Wray Castle on the way. Both have cafes and Windermere Lake Cruises accept bikes and stop at Wray Castle if you decide to return by boat. Or, alternatively take a detour to join the gentle cycle route to Hawkshead.

Taking adventure levels up a notch, off-road 4×4 experiences are available from Kankku in Windermere and will leave you will some very memorable holiday snaps!

South Lakeland holidays are also seeped in a rich culture and heritage that’s not to be missed. To name a few; a treasure trove from the turn of the last century, Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, off the tiny B5360, is an unexpected gem as you head along Windermere’s eastern shore towards Newby Bridge and Lakeside; there’s the superb gardens at Holehird Gardens Lakeland Horticultural Society, Troutbeck; for families, Brockhole Visitor Centre on Windermere is a must, with free outdoor adventure playground; and culture vultures will love the Ruskin Museum and Brantwood historic house and art centre at Coniston.

Whilst myths and legends and remote landscapes populate the north Lakes, the South Lake District is a pleasant topography of English country estates, gentle hills and lush valleys with lots going on. Plus, there’s easy connection to the challenges and dramatic landscape of the central Lakeland fells. A welcoming world of adventure and relaxation awaits you with our South Lakeland holidays. Contact us on 015394 88855 or bookings@lakelovers.co.uk to discover yours.