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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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River Falls View Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Perched above Stock Ghyll gorge, with a stream rushing past one balcony and sun glinting through woodlands at the other, River Falls View is a spacious and perhaps romantic retreat just minutes from the centre of Ambleside village. Beautifully presented, the apartment is well suited to families or couples alike.

Available From£360
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £520 to £468
Stone Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed

This romantic Lakeland cottage resides in a peaceful setting within the picturesque and popular village of Staveley at the mouth of the breathtaking Kentmere Valley, only a short drive from bustling Windermere. If searching for somewhere special to get away and soak up all the Lakes have to offer, we know you will fall in love with 'Stone Cottage'.

Available From£355
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Smithy Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi

This 'chocolate box' Lakeland cottage is something really special for couples, tucked away in central Ambleside yet slightly elevated giving fabulous fell views. It's a traditional blacksmith's cottage, elegantly refurbished with slate floors and white sheen, bursting with creative flair. Just look at that stunning spiral staircase and decadent bathroom.

Available From£365
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £790 to £711
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 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
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Dormouse Cottage Coniston
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi

This gorgeous Lake District cottage truly enjoys the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Coniston village centre and the shores of Coniston Water, yet in absolute peace and quiet with delightful garden commanding breath-taking views over the lake from this elevated spot.

Available From£345
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £999 to £849
The Grange Lodge Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Set in an elevated position overlooking peaceful grounds, this sophisticated detached lodge is the perfect place to relax and socialise in a marvellous and tranquil setting. Windermere village is only a short stroll away and a nearby footpath will take you to the shores of Windermere. Stretch out on luxurious furnishings around the woodburning stove, with a wall width window pouring light into the room and of course that wonderful view towards Windermere.

Available From£525
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This idyllic Lakeland cottage, created from an original barn, occupies this picture postcard setting within the sleepy hamlet of Grange in Borrowdale. Borrowdale is one of the most beautiful and spectacular areas of the Lake District. Grange Fell is surrounded by magnificent scenery and mountains including the famous Castle Crag and Grange Fell itself and only a short drive alongside the lake into ever popular Keswick town centre.

Available From£525
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Luke’s Hoose Ambleside
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

The elevated setting of this stylish Lakeland cottage provides spectacular views to the Lake District mountains from almost every room. Nestled in a peaceful conservation area, only a minute's stroll from Ambleside village centre, Luke's Hoose achieves a perfect combination of traditional charms and contemporary indulgence.

Available From£465
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Scafell Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

If you're looking for a little taste of Lakeland grandeur, this fabulous apartment might just fit the bill. Only a stone's throw from the heart of Ambleside village, Scafell is a spacious apartment within a magnificent 16th century gentleman's residence. Blissful peace and quiet, enormous Georgian windows with fabulous fell views, elegant living space and formal dining area... it's hard to believe such a gracious retreat is so close to all the amenities of Ambleside village.

Available From£370
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £930 to £837
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 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
Upper Longsyke Grasmere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This ravishing boutique Lakeland residence combines contemporary luxury with cosy styling set only a few minutes stroll away from the absolute heart of picturesque Grasmere village centre- what a breathtaking setting and with 360 glorious views of the stunning surrounding scenery. Soaking up the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Grasmere and the shores of the lake, yet in a peaceful spot perfect for exploring straight from your doorstep.

Available From£595
Special Offer 4 nights available from £699
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Step inside and catch your breath, as you gaze out over Lake Windermere towards the Lakeland Fells. This aptly named retreat truly enjoys the best of both worlds; spend lazy days on the roof top terrace gazing over Lake Windermere or in the delightful garden, cosy nights by the warming woodburner or wander into this ever popular lakeside destination.

Available From£669
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £425 to £361
  • 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 From£299
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars

The “fairest spot and earth” was how William Wordsworth described Grasmere 200 years ago and today this pretty village, surrounded by the high fell and one the side of the pretty lake with which it shares its name, the village remains one of the most delightful parts of the Lake District.

Available From£595
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1145 to £1031
Hillhead Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Hillhead Cottage, as the name suggests, is set in an elevated position within a conservation area just a ten minute walk from the centre of Ambleside Village. This really is one of the most desirable locations in Ambleside and this modern, semi-detached property has been finished to a high standard and offers quality accommodation in a first class location and is a popular property whatever the time of year.

Available From£775
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Open Fire
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

A true 'picture postcard' traditional Lakeland cottage in this pretty countryside hamlet, less than a minute's stroll to The Brown Horse, a superb pub serving real ales and great food and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Retaining charming original features with a beautiful open fireplace and enchanting cottage windows, the accommodation has been tastefully refurbished.

Available From£495
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1095 to £931
Miyanli Bowness
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

This traditional Lakeland detached residence simply has it all - sophisticated Lakeland luxury, a special place to spend precious time together in a peaceful elevated setting, yet literally only a stone's throw from the village centre and the shores of Lake Windermere. Aptly named this wonderful property is surrounded by intoxicating colour from within its dreamy garden.

Available From£650
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Longcroft End Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Longcroft End in Hawkshead is a stunning family friendly holiday cottage. This 17th century cottage features a beautiful garden, complete with a tumbling waterfall. There is room for children to play and a place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening.

Available From£450

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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.