Holiday Cottages for Families in the Lake District

Choose your self catering family holiday cottage from a farmstay cottage beside a babbling brook near Keswick, a lake side holiday cottage or lodge on Windermere, an active family break in the Borrowdale Valley, a cosy village cottage near a lakeside park in Ambleside, a seaside family holiday house with games room in the Solway AONB, a peaceful child friendly countryside cottage near Coniston or even a Hadrian’s Wall country holiday with your own indoor pool.
 
Using our specialist local Cumbrian knowledge, we’ve searched through hundreds of the Lake District’s family friendly cottages to find those with something really special to offer for the perfect family holiday or short break in the Lakes.
 

Bassenthwaite Village nr Keswick – Brook House 1 – sleeps up to 10
Brook House Holiday Cottage at BassenthwaiteAn idyllic, character farm cottage in a pretty, traditional village just 6.5 miles from Keswick. Brook House 1 has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a real fire, an enclosed cottage garden and looks over the lovely village stream and woodland where children can play. On the stream there is a wooden bridge for Pooh-sticks and puddle-ducks from the farm next door, owned by your hosts the Trafford family, who will let children let out the ducks, collect the eggs and inspect new ducklings and chicks. Alison Trafford is famed for her warm hospitality and is on hand for any advice. The village green is great for ball games and a real ale good food pub is just around the corner. Numerous child friendly attractions nearby including The Lake District Wild Life Park, one of Lakeland’s best day’s out for kids. Off road parking, WiFi, cots, high chairs and stair gates are available free of charge. Smaller/other cottages available.
£600 – £995 per week. More Details & Booking direct with Mrs Trafford >>
 

Windermere Lake – Ridding Bay Lodge – sleeps 6
Ridding Bay Lodge Holiday Cottage at AmblesideA luxurious 3 bedroom cottage with uninterrupted views across the lake and set in gardens and wooded grounds with direct access to a private lake shore and jetty on the south west tip of Windermere lake. Perfect for a “Swallows & Amazon’s” holiday and with additional children’s play equipment in the garden. Private parking, broadband access, use of tennis court, BBQ and garden furniture included. Sorry, no pets.
£1046 – £2340 pw. More Details & Booking with Cumbrian Cottages >>
 

Coniston – Woodgate Hall – sleeps 8
Woodgate Hall Holiday Cottage at ConistonA lovely 17th century Yeoman farmhouse between Windermere and Ulverston with spacious and luxurious family accommodation and large gardens. Two twin and two double bedrooms. Cot and high chair available. Bike and kayak storage area, free WiFi, satellite TV and DVD player . 5* gold award from Visit Britain. Sorry, no pets.
£520 – £1450. More Details & Booking with Sally’s Cottages >>
 

Windermere Lake – Yew Tree Lodge – sleeps 5
Yew Tree Lodge Holiday Cottage at Windermere LakeA slightly different take on a family holiday cottage, Yew Tree Lodge on Windermere’s popular White Cross Bay holiday park provides easy family living with a host of on site family friendly amenities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, gym, play area and multi-use games area. Easy access to walks, water sports and outdoor activities and a short drive to Bowness and Ambleside villages. Travel cot and highchair available and on-site WiFi. One well-behaved dog welcome.
£580 – £799. More Details & Booking with Sykes Cottages >>
 

Nr Allonby – Brambleside – sleeps 8
Brambleside Holiday Cottage near AllonbyOne for beach lovers, just 400 yards away, but also with access to the Lakeland fells, Brambleside is a perfect family base for ice cream and sandy days at Allonby, fishing from Silloth’s prom (where kids CAN catch fish), and walks in the Lakes. Once Cumbria’s favourite Victorian holiday resort area this is now an AONB and has stunning views across the Solway Estuary to the Scottish hills. Open fire, 2 double & 2 twin bedrooms, 2 cots & 2 highchairs, large garden, games room with Playstation 2, pool table, TV/DVD/ipod combi, games, DVD’s, and CD’s. Bike etc storage. Free Wi Fi. Up to 4 pets welcome.
£595 – £970. More Details & Booking with Cumbrian Cottages >>
 

The Eden Valley – Old School House – sleeps 6
The Old School House Holiday Cottage in Eden ValleyThis attractive village cottage comes with the unusual feature of exclusive use of the owner’s heated swimming pool (2 hour’s per day guaranteed) and sauna to unwind after long, happy outdoor days or for the odd wet one! Situated in the pretty village of Melmerby at the foot of the Pennine Hills and with wood burning stove, garden, 2 double and 1 twin bedroom and WiFi internet access. Cot available. Sorry, no pets.
£665 – £1000. More Details & Booking with Cumbrian Cottages >>
 

Rosthwaite, Nr Keswick – High Knott – sleeps 4
High Knott Holiday Cottage in BorrowdaleParticularly suited to the smaller, active family you can be straight out of your door and up and away over the stunning Borrowdale fells in minutes. With secure storage for mountain bikes, incredible views all around, a large enclosed lawned garden and parking for 3 cars. A pet friendly cottage and close to (but not too close) some really excellent pet friendly walkers’ Lakeland pubs. 1 double and 1 twin bedroom (both zip & link beds), open fire, travel cot available. Up to 2 pets welcome.
£465 – £970. More Details & Booking with Cumbrian Cottages >>
 

Ambleside – Merlewood – sleeps 4
Merlewood Holiday Cottage in AmblesideAgain for the smaller family, Merlewood is located on the edge of this popular holiday village, just a short, level stroll from the centre. It has its own private enclosed garden and is directly opposite Borrans Park which fringes the edge of lake Windermere and is perfect for picnics and family games. One double and one twin bedroom, open fire, no cot. Sorry, no pets.
£387 – £835. More Details & Booking with Cumbrian Cottages >>
 
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