The scenic majesty of the Lake District is difficult to comprehend unless you actually pay a visit. Its landscape of rugged mountains and ridges, punctuated by great lakes such as Windermere, have inspired the likes of Wordsworth and Coleridge. To help you choose a short break property, we’ve included a collection of hand-picked Lake District holiday cottages that can be found near some of the region’s many beauty spots. As ever, each property has attained high ratings from previous occupants.
This stone-built wing of a Victorian house is suitable for medium-sized groups and features three bedrooms (1 king-size double, 1 ground-floor double, 1 twin) which afford some inspiring views of the surrounding countryside. The spacious, well-renovated interior comprises a ground-floor bathroom with bath and separate shower, and an open-plan living room consisting of kitchen, dining and sitting areas.
End-of-terrace cottage in Coniston with three bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single) – tastefully furnished throughout, it includes a bathroom with bath and shower over, a spacious living room with open-fire and a well-equipped kitchen from which five steps lead down to a patio garden. The property is set deep within the Lake District National Park and is an excellent base from which to explore this idyllic region.
Modern holiday property that’s suitable for large groups with four bedrooms (1 king-size double, 1 twin, 2 doubles), two with en-suite facilities. Featuring contemporary furnishings as well as character features, the interior also consists of a large kitchen with breakfast table and utility room, a living room with wood-burner and three bathrooms. Outside is a tiered garden that includes patio furniture.
A well-renovated barn conversion located near Lake Windermere and the village of Hawkshead – set out over a single storey, it has one double bedroom with en-suite facilities and an open-plan layout that comprises a kitchen with dining area and a sitting area with wood-burner stove. Guests have access to numerous leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, a table-tennis table and fitness suite.
This 18th century holiday cottage is ideal for medium sized groups, sleeping up to six guests. There are three bedrooms (2 twins, 1 double) on the first floor while on the ground floor is a bathroom with bath and shower cubicle, a living room with wood-burning stove, a separate dining room and a well-equipped, modern kitchen. The exterior features a large, enclosed garden with patio furniture and a barbecue.
Situated just outside Keswick, this holiday apartment is well-suited to couples with one double bedroom. The interior consists of a bathroom with shower over bath and an open-plan living area that includes a modern kitchen, dining area and living room. The exterior features a private patio area with furniture. Garden Cottage offers a superb base from which to explore the idyllic Lake District surroundings.
This elevated stone cottage affords inspiring views of the Lake District and features three bedrooms (1 king-size double with en-suite facilities, 2 twins). The well-furnished interior retains many character features such as beamed ceilings and comprises a modern kitchen and living room with dining area from which French doors lead out to a private patio area with furniture.
Situated near the town of Penrith in the Northern Lake District, this delightful holiday property combines traditional character elements such as beamed ceilings with the latest luxuries. The cosy interior comprises one double bedroom with en-suite facilities, a kitchen with dining area and feature fire-place with wood-burner. French windows lead out to a paddock with furniture and a shared-used barbecue.
Former Grade II listed barn that’s been superbly converted to offer self catering holiday accommodation – suitable for medium-sized groups with three bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 twin), its interior retains character features such as vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. The modern kitchen includes a dining area while the living room has an electric wood-effect stove. Outside is a private patio area with seating.
Traditional stone cottage set in beautiful surroundings near the village of Stonethwaite – it has four bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single), one of which has en-suite facilities and a characterful, rustic interior that consists of a well-equipped kitchen, a dining room and a living room with an open-fire. To the rear of the cottage is a private sitting area. The views afforded by this property are absolutely stunning.