Hatters Cottage at Hawkshead near Lake Windermere

Lake District

The dramatic landscape of the Lake District is like nowhere else in the UK. The hills and valleys are a direct result of the glaciers that ravaged the land millions of years ago. The long mystical lakes, lush green forests and rich moorland, provide acres of wilderness to explore. The Lakes themselves range in size (and popularity) from the largest; Windermere, and Ullswater to little gems such as Buttermere and Grasmere. The Lakes are also a walkers paradise, whether for gentle lakeside rambles, or trekking across the Fells and mountain tops such as Scafell Pike, Skiddaw and Helvellyn. There is also plenty of history to keep you interested while walking, with Roman remains, ancient stone circles and monuments to English literary greats. Enjoy, for example, a romantic visit to Dove Cottage or Hill Top, the delightful homes of Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

The River Crake lies at the end of the garden at Sawmill Cottage, a charming 18th-century rural cottage near Low Nibthwaite in the South Lakes. The pet-friendly cottage spoils guests with wonderful views, a generous garden, an open fire, a games room and modern comforts blended with old-world charm.

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Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Lovely 18th Century Cottage near Cartmel village in the south lakes. Peaceful off-road location, Log fire, Free Wi-Fi. Short Breaks from £240.

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Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5

Birkdale House is a large and traditional Victorian property set in the beautiful Matson Ground Estate near Lake Windermere. This beautiful house has been refurbished to a high standard and has its own cinema room and games room too.

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Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Wreay Mansions is a luxurious rural cottage in Watermillock with impressive views of Lake Ullswater and the hills of Cumbria. The former hunting lodge offers refinement and elegance and boasts a 30’ furnished balcony, a lawned garden, fresh air, contemporary comforts & the chance to escape in style.

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Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6

Cleabarrow Cottage is an impressive rural cottage offering large groups seclusion, luxury and a hot tub. Generous lawned grounds surround the property in Windermere, Cumbria, and offer beautiful countryside views, while the interior and exterior promise elegant spaces in which to relax & entertain.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Linden Barn is a newly-converted barn bordering the countryside of Cumbria. The charming, pet-friendly cottage combines style with tradition and sits in a quiet corner of Orton. Spacious grounds surround the cottage, and the interior features tiled floors, an open-plan design, comfort and log fire.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Urban chic meets the country at Billy Boo, a sophisticated rural cottage near Backbarrow in Cumbria and the Lake District. Set on a working farm inside a national park, the cottage promises luxury, an open fire, a hot tub, light and airy open-plan spaces, beautiful country views and on-site fishing.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Riddings Barn is a delightful stone-built rural cottage in the charming hamlet of Howgill near Sedbergh. The stone-built conversion blends tradition with contemporary style and boasts wonderful views over Cumbria and The Lake District, as well as open-plan design and an abundance of natural light.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Kirkbridge Hall sits on the 20 acres of mixed woodlands of Melmerby Hall in Cumbria and promises tranquillity and views. The pet-friendly cottage in Melmerby is a stone-clad terrace beside St John’s Church and offers lovely grounds with orchards, solid oak floors, antique furniture and a log fire.

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The Lake District offers a challenging array of outdoor activities - fell walking, rock climbing, mountain biking, long-distance cycling, golf, fishing, kayaking, sailing and more. The bodies of water that make up the Lake District offer a wealth of water sports, whether boating on Windermere or sailing for hours on end across the calm waters of the many lakes.

Take a ramble up the hills for a challenging walk across one of the famous peaks and be rewarded with breathtaking views, and, for the more serious walkers, take on the might of Scafell Pike - England’s highest mountain. For those whose days of sauntering across mountain tops exist only in the memory, why not explore the homes of such diverse literary greats as Wordsworth or Beatrix Potter which are open to the public. 

The Lake District is also host to some charming little towns like Keswick and Grasmere as well clusters of grey-stone villages which have grown up along the shores of the Lakes.