Lake district wheelchair accessible cottages

Wheelchair Accessible Cottages Lake District

This feature on Wheelchair Accessible Cottages in the Lake District and its fringes was researched and written by a Visit Cumbria team member who helped to care for a disabled relative in a wheelchair for a number of years.

Every holiday property on this page has been selected with very careful consideration for the needs of visitors with limited mobility and those who are wheelchair users, as well as for location and high standard of accommodation.

Accessible cottages are listed in order by ascending size. All offer short breaks as well as week stays. Prices correct at time of updating in July 2020, they may not include Christmas week.

Brampton | L'al Byre | sleeps 2 | pet friendly

A spacious, comfortable and very well equipped barn conversion set in a peaceful countryside location with easy access to the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall country. Vindolanda is just 15 miles. There’s a ramped entrance to the cottage, open plan kitchen, dining and living areas with comfy sofas and electric reclining chair. Ground floor master bedroom with king-size electronically adjustable bed and en-suite wet-room.

£374 to £467 per week | More Details & Booking

Borrowdale | Field House Bothy | sleeps 2 | no pets

This single story, studio style cottage has beams and slate floors throughout, with underfloor heating and panoramic views of the stunning Borrowdale Valley, near Keswick, to take your breath away. The living space is open plan and the accessible bedroom has an electric assisted double bed and an adjoining walk in wet room with power shower. If you’d prefer not to use the well equipped kitchen, five bars and restaurants are within a mile.

£365 to £805 per week | More Details & Booking

Near Sedbergh | Knott Lodge | sleeps 2 | no pets

One of three cottages set together on the friendly owners’ working farm within the Dales National Park, just 2 miles from Sedbergh. Knott Lodge has been thoughtfully designed with a ramp for access, extra width doors and hand rails in the accessible wet room. The open plan layout of the living areas and partially separated bedroom allow for easy movement around the property. With stunning views of superb countryside.

£359 to £630 per week | More Details & Booking

Near Bassenthwaite | Irton House Farm Cottages | sleep 2 to 6 | pet friendly

5 thoughtfully designed cottages set around a central courtyard in a rural location with panoramic views across Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake. All of the lovely cottages provide easy access for all guests including those with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. There is also conveniently located parking outside the cottage entrances and customer controlled central heating. Free passes to Armathwaite Hall Spa now included.

£330 to £795 per week | More Details & Booking

Keswick | Sam's Cottage | sleeps 3 | pet friendly

A fully accessible holiday cottage set back in a quiet courtyard in the centre of Keswick. It was newly constructed and furnished to a high standard purposely for those with disabilities. The stylish kitchen has accessible worktops for wheelchair users and the modern wet room is fully accessible. All light switchs and plug sockets are at accessible heights and there are numerous other thoughtful design features. Parking for one car.

£355 to £750 per week | More Details & Booking

Cockermouth | The Cottage | sleeps 4 | pet friendly

A lovely rural setting beside the river Cocker on the outskirts of Cockermouth, a Georgian Gem Town, this spacious light and airy cottage also offers easy access to Keswick and Maryport. Reviews say – “This cottage was very comfortable and easy for someone in a wheelchair. Lovely situation and peaceful surroundings” and ” I have been in 5 star hotels not as clean. The cottage was ideal for wheelchairs as well, with a huge wet room”

£418 to £816 per week | More Details & Booking

Cockermouth | Mill Lodge | sleeps 4 | pet friendly

Located in a raised position close to “The Cottage” (above), and owned by the same friendly owner. This lodge has a wonderful decking and seating area directly overlooking the River Cocker. While not quite as spacious inside as the previous cottage, there are three bedrooms, an excellent adapted wet room and increased wheelchair accessibility to the property. Fishing is available with a local permit. BBQ. Off-road parking for two cars.

£437 to £819 per week | More Details & Booking

Brampton | Posy Cottage | sleeps 4 | pet friendly

Situated on a working farm and horse racing stables, this peaceful little cottage is convenient for both the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall. The master bedroom in this wheelchair accessible cottage has an electronically adjustable king-size bed and an en-suite wet-room suitable for wheelchair access. There is also an electric reclining chair in the lounge. shared garden and patio furniture. Parking is available next to the property.

£409 to £652 per week | More Details & Booking

Dalston | Pasture Pod | sleeps 4 | no pets | Hot Tub

Accessible Glamping with Hot Tub. Located in the rolling countryside between Carlisle and the Northern Lake District. This wheelchair accessible luxury en-suite Pod is one for lovers of the outdoors and peace and tranquillity. The en-suite shower room is larger than usual for Pods and has grab rails and wheelchair access. There’s also a wood fired Hot Tub available, however this is not been adapted for accessibility.

From £120 per night (min 2) | More Details & Booking

Hawkshead | Tarns Cottage | sleeps 5 | no pets

A two story cottage adapted for wheelchair access, one of four cottages set together on Thompson Ground, a working hill farm in the heart of the Lake District. A twin bedroom is on the ground floor, as is an accessible wet room which has a shower seat and hand rails. The cottage has two further bedrooms upstairs, a cosy open fire, panoramic views, patio with garden furniture and a barbecue. Private parking. Smoking permitted.

£335 to £805 per week | More Details & Booking

Keswick | 14 Crosthwaite Gardens | sleeps 6 | pet friendly

This wonderful detached bungalow is in a perfect location on the outskirts of Keswick. With accommodation across the ground floor, there is ramp access, a wet room with walk-in shower and grab rails, and access to the patio via French windows. There is also private parking for up to four cars.

£1,075 to £1,465 per week | More Details & Booking

Appleby-in-Westmorland | Holly Lodge | sleeps 7 | pet friendly

A charming cottage, once part of a gentleman’s residence on the edge of this popular town in the Eden Valley. The ground floor has been adapted to suit wheelchair users, with level, paved access to the back door, a king sized bedded room (can be twin), fully accessible height-adjustable work surfaces in the kitchen, extra wide doors and adapted wet room. Visit England 4 Star Gold and National Accessible Scheme rates of M2, H2 and V1

£402 to £938 per week | More Details & Booking

Near Kirkby Stephen | Rainbow Cottage | sleeps 8 | pet friendly

This gorgeous and spacious cottage allows easy access for anyone in a wheelchair or those who are less mobile. There is ramped access up to the front door and inside there are low light switches and high power sockets, a wheelchair-accessible shower cubicle and wide doorways. The location is superb, and with extremely helpful and friendly, but not at all intrusive, owners next door. Garden and patio with furniture and BBQ. Outstanding reviews.

£549 to £1,236 per week | More Details & Booking