Lake District Holiday Cottages Self Catering

Lake District Cottages

Over 1,500 beautiful Lake District Cottages & Lodges to book direct with owners or with our multi award winning local Lake District specialist booking partners, Sally’s Cottages and Sykes Cottages (2018 winners of the BTA best UK holiday cottages booking company).   Scroll down to see our Lake District Cottages Collections and Cottages to Book Direct.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages

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Great dog friendly facilities means your whole family can enjoy your UK staycation. See our top twelve pick and browse another 1,100 beautiful pet friendly cottages in gorgeous locations. Whether you want to be in the centre of town or deep in the countryside we have the perfect Lake District cottage for you and your pets.

Family Friendly Lake District Cottages

The perfect Lake District holiday cottage for your family is so much more than just one with enough bedrooms. Our top 10 pick are full of great features, from enclosed gardens, play equipment and ‘toddler boxes’ to on-site llamas! Superb locations near child friendly inns and visitor attractions. And a further 1,000 family cottages to browse.

Hot Tub Holiday Cottages

Demand has never been higher for Lake District cottages with Hot Tubs. We’re sure you’ll love our top 12 selection, whether you want to be right in town or away from it all. And we’ve collected together another 300 stunning Lake District holiday cottages with that all essential luxury hot tub to lust over and book.

Romantic Lake District Cottages

Love is in the air in all of our top 12 romantic cottages, including a superb contemporary Scandi-style converted boathouse, tucked away romantic cottages with open fires, an artistic apartment in Ambleside and riverside cottages. And there’s a further 400 gorgeous Lake District cottages for two to browse.

Group Accommodation

Is there anything more wonderful than sitting down to eat and chat with a group of friends or family? We all know only too well what we’ve been missing! 2022 is the year of reunions for families and friends.  Meet up in one of these carefully selected Lake District cottages with oodles of space in fabulous locations with perfect style.

Wheelchair Accessible Cottages

So much more than a bungalow! Our carefully selected collection of 18 accessible self catering properties in 14 stunning Lake District locations have been thoughtfully and specially adapted, or even purpose built, for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility, and their families.

Lake District Holiday Cottages to book direct with owners

Enjoy the personal touch by booking your Lake District holiday cottage direct with the owner, most of whom are on hand nearby during your holiday or short break in the Lakes & Cumbria.

Eskdale & the Western Lake District Cottages

The gorgeous Western lakes and the Eskdale Valley are a quieter side of the Lakes. With scenery ranging from gentle rolling countryside around Gilcrux to the dramatic fells of Eskdale and Wasdale there’s plenty of choice of scenery around your perfect Lake District cottage.
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3 Cottages Sleep 4, 8 & 9.
Pets OK
Tranquil village with real ale pub

Gilcrux, near Cockermouth

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4* & 5* Cottages Sleep 2-10
Grade II listed
Pets OK

Boot, Eskdale

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Sleep 6
Pets OK
The gentle pace of life

Eskdale Valley

Ullswater Cottages and the Eden Valley

Explore the area around Ullswater and the beautiful Eden Valley from your Lake District holiday cottage. There are lakeside cottages with private landings, gorgeous cosy cottages tucked away down country lanes and more to choose from.
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Sleeps 4.
Pets OK
A tranquil retreat


image of pet friendly holiday cottages in the lake district on ullswater lake
Sleep 4 each.
Pets OK
Use of jetty & private beach

Ullswater - Lakeside

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Sleep 2-6.
Pets OK
7 Holiday Cottages


North Lake District Cottages near Keswick

Keswick, heart of the North Lakes, is a vibrant, bustling market town on the shores of Derwentwater and surrounded by some of the most magnificent Lakeland fells.
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Sleeps 8.
No Pets
Spa Membership included


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Sleep 2-4.
No Pets
Fell walks from the door

Applethwaite, Keswick

image of a white holiday cottage in Borrowdale in the Lake District
Sleep 4.
Pets OK
Direct access onto the fells

Borrowdale Valley, Keswick

South Lake District Holiday Cottages

Find your perfect Lake District cottage in the magical area around Windermere lake. While popular Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside are vibrant and busy, many of the real cottage gems are found just off the beaten track, but with easy access to all the visitor attractions and amenities.
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2 Cottages & 2 Apartments Sleeping 2 to 5
Some pet friendly


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Sleeps 2.
No pets
Tranquil rural location

Nr Coniston Water, South Lakes

This traditional Lakeland cottage has generous accommodation for up to eight guests, in 4 bedrooms, and has many original features, including flagstone and Oak floors, beamed ceilings, wood burning stove, open fire places, original doors and timber panelling. It sits on a generous plot with beautiful gardens, great views & ample parking, just a short walk from the babbling, clear waters of the River Duddon.
Sleeps 8.
Pets OK
Spacious 17th C Long House

Duddon Valley, South Lakes

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Map View

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