Family Friendly Lake District Cottages

Using our specialist local Cumbrian knowledge, we’ve searched through 100’s 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.

Self catering family holiday cottages: from a farm cottage beside a babbling brook near Keswick, a lakeside holiday cottage or lodge on Windermere, a 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 child friendly countryside cottage near Coniston or even a Hadrian’s Wall holiday home with your own indoor pool.

Boot, Eskdale – The Farmhouse – Sleeps 8 + cot
image of The Farmhouse, Lake District family friendly Holiday Cottages at EskdaleA very special 5* grade II listed Elizabethan Farmhouse in an idyllic village location with a private, south facing, walled country garden, garden furniture, barbecue and glorious views. Play in the streams, ride the “La’al Ratty” through glorious Eskdale (one of Lakeland’s best days out), walk in the magnificent, all surrounding, fells and choose from two superb Inns in strolling distance when Mum & Dad don’t feel like cooking. Wood burning stove & satellite TV with all sports, movies and children’s channels. Free high speed WiFi. No pets. £960 – £2,100 pw. More Details & Booking direct with Owner >>

Keswick – Croftside (for 4 ) at Croft House Cottages – (also another for 2)
image of Croft House family cottages in the lake districtCroftside is a 4 star VisitBritain Gold award property – with a peaceful setting at Applethwaite, 1 mile from Keswick, and magnificent fell views. It is ideal for families – with an enclosed garden, travel cot, baby chair, stairgates, secure cycle storage, parking and wifi . Fell walks from the door and three restaurants and health spa facilities within walking distance. The local area has many child friendly attractions nearby including Puzzling Place, King Kong climbing wall, Go Ape, the Lakeland Wildlife Park and Mirehouse.
£454 – £845 per week. More Details & Booking with Owner >>

Near Keswick – Brackenrigg Cottages – sleep 2, 4 & 8
image of Brackenrigg family friendly cottages in the Lake DistrictA choice of 4 beautiful 4* cottages which sleep 2, 4, 8 or, in combination, up to 16. With stunning views of the Helvellyn range and walking from the door these cottages are ideal for family holidays. The cottages are set in 7 acres of gardens and woodland, with abundant wildlife including red squirrels, and a ball play paddock. Perfect for roaming, building dens and ball games. All cottages have free wi-fi, bike store, sky tv/dvd/iPOD doc, all open plan living/dining/kitchen. Sorry, no pets.
£280 – £1,150 pw. More Details & Booking direct with Owner >>

Eskdale – The Old Joiner’s Shop – sleeps 6/8
image of one of sally's cottages lake district family friendly holiday cottagesThis spacious cottage, set in the tranquil Eskdale Valley, is ideal for a family holiday. With a large, enclosed garden, games room, outside playhouse, and local child-friendly activities, families of all shapes and sizes can enjoy themselves. Muncaster Castle, with regular events and hawk and owl flying displays, is nearby, and the La’al Ratty miniature steam engine is fun for all the family. Nearest family-friendly pub within half a mile. Up to 2 pets
£355 – £1195 pw. More Details & Booking direct with Sally’s Cottages >>

Coniston – Gate House – sleeps 8
image of a family friendly cottage in the lake district at ConistonA magnificent & spacious Georgian property with artistic associations. Home to the famous lakes artist Alfred Heaton Cooper in the early 20th century, Gate House has superb views and a peaceful location. Plentiful living areas include a separate children’s sitting room with all the games, TV and music tech – and a woodburner. All 4 bedrooms have luxury ensuites – a real treat for both parents and the kids. Real ale Inn 800 m. Travel cot & high chair. Up to 2 pets welcome. In essence Gate House is family practical as well as luxurious and effortlessly stylish
Full weeks and short breaks available from £1092 – £2448 More Details & Booking >>

Caldbeck – Monkhouse Hill Cottages – sleep 2 to 12
image of Monkhouse Hill family friendly holiday cottages in the Lake DistrictMonkhouse Hill’s nine cottages are superb for families of all ages with masses of space, a fully equipped games room and outdoor play equipment. But where Monkhouse Hill is truly outstanding is their provision of everything you can think of for younger families. Pre-order free from an outstanding range of young family essentials, extras and toyboxes. Membership of a children-welcoming hotel leisure club is also included. Set in 5 acres of private grounds, these 4* & 5* family friendly Lake District cottages come with log burning stoves and some with hot tubs or saunas. Some cottages are pet friendly.
£490 to £1,110 pw. Short breaks also available. More Details & Booking direct with Owner >>

Windermere Lake – Nature’s Edge – sleeps 5
image of Yew Tree Lodge family Holiday Cottage at Windermere Lake in the Lake DistrictA 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. WiFi. One well-behaved dog welcome. Note: Due to lakeside location, children to be supervised at all times
From 401 pw. More Details & Booking with Sykes Cottages >>

Nr Allonby – Brambleside – sleeps 8
image of a family friendly holiday cottage in Cumbria at 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 pw More Details & Booking with >>

Rosthwaite, Nr Keswick – High Knott – sleeps 4
image of a family holiday cottage in the Lake District near KeswickParticularly 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 pw More Details & Booking with Cumbrian Cottages >>

Coniston Village – Beechgrove – sleeps 4
image of Lake District family friendly holiday cottages near ConistonExplore all that Coniston has to offer straight from the doorstep of Beechgrove. The Coniston Fells, Tarn Hows, Cycle in Grizedale Forest or hire a boat on Coniston Water only a 10 minute walk away. Beechgrove has all the amenities you would expect to find in your own home. Free Wi-Fi and private parking. Sit and relax on the patio whilst watching the children play in the safe enclosed lawned private garden. Sorry, no pets.
£290 – £570 pw. More Details & Booking direct with Owner >>

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