Family Friendly Cottages Lake District

We searched over 1,000 Family Friendly Cottages in the Lake District to select our top 12 that give you everything you need for the ultimate Lake District family holiday.
All of our top 12 family cottages provide cots and high chairs and most have enclosed gardens and indoor and outdoor play facilities. Location is important too and there’s loads for children to do, with family friendly attractions nearby and masses of space to roam and play. Mum & Dad are catered for as well, with beautifully appointed accommodation in the most glorious settings in the Lake District.
There are over 1,200 Family Friendly Cottages in the Lake District to browse at the bottom of the page.
Prices correct as of March 2021 / prices do not include Christmas & New Year

Mungrisdale, nr Threlkeld | Blencathra | sleeps 4 | up to 1 dog

image of Blencathra family friendly holiday cottages in the Lake DistrictA charming converted grade II listed barn conversion on a working farm. Lambs, alpacas and donkeys roam around the cottage, which is located ideally for walks from the doorstep. There’s use of a large shared games room equipped with a pool table, table tennis and a table football, perfect for evenings or rainy days. Bustling Keswick is just 7 miles away with all the tourist amenities and there’s a shop, restaurant and pub in the village just 2 miles away.
£469 to £905 pw. More Details & Booking


Keswick | Croftside | sleeps 4 | no pets

image of Croft House family cottages in the lake districtThis charming family friendly cottage with magnificent fell views nestles in a peaceful setting just 1 mile from Keswick. Ideal for families it has an enclosed garden, stair gates, secure cycle storage, parking and WiFi. Enjoy fell walks from the door and three restaurants within walking distance. There are many child friendly attractions nearby including Puzzling Place, King Kong climbing wall, Go Ape, the Lakeland Wildlife Park and Mirehouse.
£360 to £810 per week. More Details & Booking


Windermere lake | Footprints Lodge | sleeps 6 | no pets

image of Footprints Lodge family Holiday Cottage at Windermere Lake in the Lake DistrictA slightly different take on a family holiday cottage, Footprints Lodge on Windermere’s popular White Cross Bay holiday park has its own private Hot Tub. There’s a host of on site family friendly amenities onsite, 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 popular Bowness and Ambleside villages.
£669 to £1,474 pw. More Details & Booking


Eskdale | The Old Joiner’s Shop | sleeps 6 to 8 | up to 2 pets

image of one of sally's cottages lake district family friendly holiday cottagesThis spacious family friendly cottage in the Lake District, 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.
£650 – £1,375 per week plus £20 per dog pw. More Details & Booking


Hawkshead Village | Croft Head | sleeps 7 | up to 3 dogs

image of Lake District family friendly holiday cottages near MungrisdaleThis delightful 17th century family friendly cottage is the perfect place to bring the family. Fully equipped, it also has a playroom with a range of toys, games and children’s books. The enclosed garden is home to a pretty steam with a small waterfall, the perfect place to have a paddle! Located just half a mile from popular Hawkshead village where you will find Lakeland Inns, shops, restaurants and tourist attractions, including the Beatrix Potter Museum. Coniston Water and Windermere are just 5 miles.
From £905 pw. More Details & Booking


Mungrisdale | The Garth | sleeps 8 | up to 1 dog

image of Lake District cottages for families near MungrisdaleA wonderful family friendly barn conversion on a working farm with sheep, lambs, alpacas and donkeys. The children will be in heaven. There’s also a shared games room with pool table, table football and table tennis table for them, and you. A wonderful quiet location but only 7 miles from bustling Keswick. Ask your hosts about the natural waterslide and swimming hole at nearby Mosedale – a well kept local secret. Enclosed garden and secure bike store.
£719 – £1,835 pw. More Details & Booking


Coniston | Gate House | sleeps 8 | up to 2 pets

image of a family friendly cottage in the lake district at ConistonA magnificent & spacious Georgian property with artistic associations; this beautiful house was home to the famous Lakes artist Alfred Heaton Cooper in the early 20th century. Gate House enjoys superb views and a peaceful, river-side location. Plentiful & stylish living areas include a separate children’s sitting room with games, TV, music and a woodburner. Each of its 4 sumptuous bedrooms have luxury en suites, a treat for both parents and children. Real ale pub serving good food is just 800m.
£1,684 – £2,808 per week. More Details & Booking


Eskdale | Bridge End Farmhouse | sleeps 8 | no pets

image of The Farmhouse, Lake District child 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. Children will love playing in the streams, riding the “La’al Ratty” steam train through glorious Eskdale and roaming the magnificent surrounding fells. Two superb Inns in strolling distance. Wood burning stove. Satellite TV with children’s channels and high speed WiFi.
£875 to £2,200 pw. More Details & Booking


Coniston | How Head House | sleeps 8 | no pets

image of How Head House family friendly cottage in the Lake DistrictA 16th century barn conversion and a perfect choice for larger families, stylishly finished and very comfortable with a warming wood burner and its own pool table. Located just a short walk from Coniston Water where you can sail on the refurbished victorian steamer, enjoy water sports or just go for a swim. Coniston village, with a great choice of pubs, restaurants and shops, is just a mile and a half from this lovely family friendly Lake District cottage.
£1,231 to £2,516 pw. More Details & Booking


Thornthwaite, Keswick | Ladstock Hall | sleeps 10 | no pets

image of a family friendly holiday cottage in Thornthwaite, the Lake DistrictThis magnificent Grade II listed luxury country property provides pretty much everything you need for a fantastic family holiday. Children will enjoy the games room and 50″ TV and, outside, fabulous gardens and childrens’ playhouse. Locally, there are a multitude of family attractions and Whinlatter Visitor Centre and Altura MTB trails are less than 10 minutes by car. Excellent child friendly Inns in Braithwaite are less than 1 mile.
£1,349 to £2,819 pw. More Details & Booking


Windermere lake | Hammerhole | sleeps 10 | up to 2 dogs

image of a family holiday cottage in the Lake District beside Windermere lakeThis is the dream location family friendly cottage in the Lake District and, as such, you may need to book up to a year in advance for stays in peak season. But it’s worth it. Hammerhole nestles in a secluded bay within the 5000-acre Graythwaite Estate and comes with private jetty and mooring, shared use of estate grounds and nearby indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room, children’s play area, fitness suite and 2.5-acre trout fishing lake.
£1,348 to £4,206 pw More Details & Booking


Brampton | Four Gables Estate, The Old Coach House | sleeps 10 | no pets

image of a child friendly holiday cottage in the Lake District beside Windermere lakeThis lovely large family friendly cottage was once a coach house and stables. Fully refurbished, larger families will find this cottage the perfect place to unwind, with its beautiful patio garden, wood burner and games room. With a pool table, retro games console as well as a selection of toys and games suitable for younger children. In the surrounding area there is an abundance of activities for all ages and abilities from shooting and fishing, cycling and walking to city shopping and museum hopping. Also situated nearby is the historic Hadrian’s Wall which is always well worth checking out! Located ideally almost equidistant between the Lake District National Park, the North Pennines AONB and Kielder National Park. You’ll be spoilt for choice when planning exciting days out.
£1,069 to £2,019 pw More Details & Booking


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