Welcome to your guide to the Lake
District's best Cottages and Self-catering
There are many, many places you can rent in
the Lakes, and a host of companies competing to offer you a vast selection
of rental properties.
We have selected a few of the ones which stand out,
either for reasons of location, facility or price. In addition to
traditional holiday cottages, there are self-catering timeshares in
the Lake District, which can usually be rented directly from the owner of
the holiday week at a reasonable rate.
Many of these are stand-alone cottages, though some are
located within a resort community and offer additional amenities.
In every case, early booking is likely to mean you get
what you want: in high season and school holidays, many of the better
properties go really quickly.
There are two sections on the page: at the
top, holiday cottage rental companies and below,
Holiday Cottage Rental
Lakelovers are the Lake District’s oldest
and most prestigious holiday cottage letting agency. We have
over 460 self-catering properties to choose from in the north,
central and south Lakes, in popular areas such as Ambleside,
Grasmere, Windermere and Ullswater.
From last minute holidays and short breaks, romantic sleeps 2
or group cottages - Lakelovers portfolio of over 460 unique
properties has something for everyone.
The Lake District is a perfect family holiday destination and
we have a wide selection of family holiday cottages. We also
have over 150 dog friendly cottages as we know that pets are
an important part of the family. What’s more, with Lakelovers
pets come free!
You’re guaranteed quality holiday cottages when you book with
us, as our properties are hand-picked and only those that are
VisitEngland rated 3 star and higher make it into our
Have a look! Call: 015394 88855 Web:
Lakeland Cottage Company
If you’re thinking of a self
catering cottage in the Lake District, then this company may
be able to offer the perfect backdrop for your family holiday
or romantic break. The Lakeland Cottage Company are experts at
matching properties to your needs, either for week-long
bookings, peak period holidays or off season short breaks. You
can choose from five star luxury Lake District holiday
cottages, perfect for gathering with friends and family, to
small, romantic, cosy quality cottage retreats just for two.
The Availability Search will let you quickly find out if there
is a suitable holiday cottage for your requirements or you can
call with your requirements.
John Serginson, Woodside, Charney Road, Cumbria LA11 6BP
Email: see the website Phone:
This is a company run by Sally &
Robert, a husband and wife team, who manage a wide range of
self-catering holiday cottages located mostly on the
Western side of the Lake District – in the delightful valleys of Eskdale,
Ennerdale and around Cockermouth. This is a more remote part of the Lake District
with a much slower and more traditional pace of life than the busier centres of Windermere
The tranquillity is profound; there are hundreds of
walks, which you can enjoy along the valley floor, or on the ascents
of some of the most
spectacular fells in England. And you'll certainly be able to find
what you need, for there's a whole range of properties from those
with one bedroom right up to a property which sleeps twenty-six! Most of the cottages
pets - and most are in easy walking distance of fine pubs offering
traditional Cumbrian food and excellent local ales.
and Rob Fielding
Phone: 017687 80571 Mobile: 07811 211
Cumbrian Cottages is one of the larger holiday accommodation
providers in the Lake District with over 900 properties in the very
best locations throughout the area including
Ambleside and many more.
All the Lake District
cottages managed by Cumbrian Cottages are independently
inspected by VisitBritain and have achieved at least a 3 star
rating. Check out the late bargains section for savings of 15% on
all cottages or order a glossy brochure for next years bookings.
Contact Peter Durbin Phone: 01228 599960
Easy Cottages offer a wide selection of welcoming properties, all of
which are well-appointed and great value for money. And of course,
taking the self-catering option with Easy Cottages provides you and your family
with easy access to the most inspiring and beautiful scenery which
the UK and France has to offer.
You can select your holiday location
from a wide range of cosy romantic hideaways, large family homes
which will happily accommodate the whole family including the dog,
seaside villas, converted barns, thatched cottages in beautiful
countryside, city apartments, town houses and little bungalows by
the sea...there really is something for everyone, and since you get
so much more for your money, Easy Cottages really is the "perfect
way to get away"!
For more information have a look at their website
www.easycottages.com where you can check out their extensive range of properties in
UK and France.
Log Cabin Holidays in the Lake
District - and elsewhere!
Why not try something different? Our friends at Log Cabin Holidays
provide a range of lodge holidays and accommodation to suit all your
needs, whether you want exclusive, high end luxury lodges with hot
tubs and private balconies, or you'd prefer well-equipped cabins
which are a little easier on the pocket.
Not only are you certain to find something to suit your budget, but
you'll also be able to find a cabin in the location of your choice
as they have properties just about everywhere in the UK! You can
choose from lodge holidays across the UK from north to south, and
east to west - including Scotland, Wales, the Lake District, the
heart of England, the Yorkshire Dales, Cornwall and more. Lodge and
log cabin owners can also make the most of this site by advertising
their accommodation on this popular website, the first choice of all
those looking for log cabin holidays and relaxing holidays and
peaceful breaks. If you're looking to get away from it all then log
cabin holidays can provide the perfect accommodation for your
getaway in a beautiful natural environment!
Contact the company via their
Sykes Cottages pride themselves on
value - there are some great bargains to
be had on their website - and peace of mind, which comes
from the careful selection of their properties and their 25
years' experience in this field, excellent customer service,
with trained advisors available 7 days a week. But all of that
is nothing without a great selection of properties.
certainly have that: they list over 2,000 cottages in the UK
and Ireland with availability for short breaks, weekend
breaks, seven or fourteen night stays.....so you should
certainly be able to find what you want here. And new holiday
cottages added to the website every day. All the cottages
Sykes offer are subject to a rigorous quality check. I am
happy to recommend them because they do put 100% into meeting
- and exceeding - your expectations!
Sykes Holiday Cottages, Lime Tree House, Hoole Lane,
Great Langdale - Long House Cottages
four cottages are found in Great Langdale, one of the most beautiful
valleys in the Lakes. Near the foot of the Langdale Pikes and
surrounded by a beautiful garden, the cottages have fantastic views
of the head of the valley. Extremely comfortable with very close
attention to detail, and situated in a very convenient location, the
cottages provide a great base for families, walkers and couples.
Long House Cottages, Great
Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9JS
Phone: 015394 37222 Email:
District Holiday Cottages and Self-catering Properties
Lake District Cottages and Self-catering Properties
Langdale Estate - Self-catering
This complex is in a beautiful spot in the
centre of what some might say was the the Lakes' finest valley, Langdale.
You can rent accommodation in one of the villas or you can book a
luxurious room in the hotel. All the facilities you'd expect, including a
health club and heated swimming pool onsite, a superb restaurant as well
as more informal places to eat, lots of activities to keep the kids
occupied, and a beautiful setting with loads of attractive walks nearby.
The Langdale estate is near all the finest attractions in Ambleside,
Bowness and Grasmere. Family accommodation in the Lakes doesn't come any
better than this!
The Langdale Estate, Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22
Hotel: 015394 38014
near Ambleside - Yewfield Self-catering Accommodation
The former coach house and
stables of the old Tarn Hows Hotel, now better known as the Yewfield Guest
House, are set in a beautiful location, and have been converted into
stylish and comfortable self-catering accommodation.
Hawkshead Hill, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0PR
Phone: 015394 36765 Web: www.yewfield.co.uk Email:
Lake District Holiday Cottages and Self-catering Accommodation
Wasdale Head - The Wasdale Head Inn
In traditional stone Lakeland Barn next to the
Wasdale Head Inn, six wonderful self-catering apartments have been
carefully designed for comfort and convenience.
Wasdale Head Inn, Wasdale Head, Near Gosforth, Cumbria, CA20 1EX
Phone: 019467 26229
Email: email@example.com Web: www.wasdale.com
District Holiday Cottages and Self-catering Accommodation
Borrowdale Self Catering Holidays -
Kiln How - Rosthwaite Keswick
Borrowdale Self Catering Holidays offers self catering accommodation in
a location which is absolutely superb. Just have a look at their website
to see the amazing views which grace the property - all around is some
of the finest scenery in the Lakes. Peter and Nicola, the resident
hosts, offer a friendly welcome and an easy booking procedure to smooth
your way to a comfortable holiday in these well-appointed cottages. The
property was built in 1725; it was formerly a farmhouse and potash kiln,
but now provides four comfortable and well-equipped 3-star apartments
which sleep between two and six, together with an adjacent cottage ideal
for two. Guests may also enjoy the walled garden, particularly in the
evening as the sun sets over High Spy. In short, it's an unrivalled location with
many walks straight from the door.
Borrowdale Self Catering Holidays,
Kiln How Rosthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XB
Contact: Peter and Nicola Davis-Merry.
017687 77356 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.kilnhow.com
Whinfell - Center Parcs Oasis, Whinfell Forest, Lake District
You can go self-catering here if you wish to, though there are
so many restaurants and facilities on site you may just prefer to
sit back and let someone else do the cooking!
One of the Lake District Guide's friends is Candy Verney, who has
long provided people with ways to find their voice and offers superb
singing holidays in England,
Scotland and Wales.