The Cumbrian Lake District is unique amongst the English landscape, where for those of us who live here are truly fortunate to call it home. The magnificent lakes and forests, set against a backdrop of mountains and fells, have provided the inspiration for poets, writers and artists, and will offer you the perfect place for your family holidays, relaxing breaks and romantic weekends.
Adventure, exploration, bracing walks along with vibrant towns and villages offering art, culture and some of the best dining experiences in the country, all combine to make the Lake District voted the number one holiday destination in the UK..
Whichever roads you travel, you should experience this ancient, sublime landscape at least once in a lifetime - where it will be an experience of your lifetime - never forgotten, a place you will want to return.
With one of the finest collection of hand picked holiday cottages, with more than half having the prestigious Visit England Gold or Five Star awards, we are sure we will have the perfect place for you.
Finding your perfect Lakeland holiday cottage - it could not be more simple...
SEARCH AVAILABILITY - If you know the dates of your Lakeland holiday and the size of the Lake District cottage you require, simply use the availability search to fast track to your ideal property. Here you will get live availability, rental prices, and on line booking, along with any offers or savings owners are currently promoting. Reserving your perfect holiday home is simple and immediate. Our 24 hour on-line booking service allows you reserve and pay with ease, in the knowledge of complete security, wherever you are - just press all the right buttons and the holiday is yours.
COTTAGE BROWSERS - If you are simply getting holiday cottage ideas together, grab a glass of wine and dip into our holiday cottages, check dates and prices, creating a list of choices as you go and, with our Lake District Guide, you can take a virtual tour of the countryside, the towns and villages to see all that this most beautiful part of England has to offer.
CALL US – If you are not sure which property to choose just give us a call on 015395 38180. All of our friendly staff know each of our Lake District cottages and homes well, along with local area information and attractions, and will be delighted to help you in making your choice and its suitability for your individual needs. If you cannot easily call then do e-mail where a reply will be made as soon as possible.
New for 2014 - Summer Short Breaks
We all like a short break, a quick refresh and revive. A few of our owners have made their holiday homes available for weekends and mid week breaks throughout the year including summer holidays. To check availability, enter your shortbreak requirements into the search box to see if there is a suitable property for you.
Properties Of The Week - Spotlight On Summer Hols
There can be few places that offer such a magnificent backdrop as the Lake District. With its walks by lakeshores, trails through wooded glades and dramatic fells and mountains, it is perfect for both couple and families alike.
This week we have picked out super love nest just for two, a very nice cottage for four and a very special larger house on Coniston Water. To see all our lake disdtrict cottages available for your time away just use the search availability box to find the perfect place for you.
Our Guide To The Lake District
Explore the Lake District through our Lakeland Guide to discover for yourself why so many people choose Cumbria's Lake District, England's finest National Park, as their preferred holiday destination. With its many lakes and mountains, forests and valleys, along with welcoming towns and villages, all combine to offer the perfect backdrop for family holidays, romantic breaks and weekend escapes.
Whats On In The Lake District
There is always plenty on throughout Lakeland, from festivals and county shows, to theatre, music and cinema. Throw in a vibrant arts scene and you will find plenty to do and see. Our whats on page gives a taster of up coming events along with a few good links to sites that offer a full diary of all that is on, where and when.
On now at Abbot Hall in Kendal, is a summer exhibition focusing on Barbara Hepworth, one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. Later in the month is the opening of this years ever popular Lakeland Maize Maze. 31st July sees the famous Ambleside Sports, a day of men in long johns wrestling, fell running along with side shows, trade stalls and food and beer tents..
For more details go to our Whats On page.
Lakeland Extras- U Time
Holidays are all about relaxing and spending some well deserved U time. To add a bit of luxury we have partnered with a few companies that will give you that bit extra during your time in the lakes.
My Personal Sanctuary is a luxurious and truly indulgent beauty therapy service delivering 5 star quality organic treatments carried out in the comfort of your cottage. Your treatments are carried out by carefully selected therapists, who ensure you are enveloped in calmness, serenity and relaxation from the moment you embark on your treatment journey. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enhance your stay and even better, when you book one of our lake district cottages you will recieve a 5% reduction from MPS on your chosen treatment.
To enhance your U time why not indulge in a delicious home cooked meal delivered to you door giving you even more time to yourself. We have found two companies that offer a tasty selection, Lucy's of Ambleside, and in the north Lakes, Choice Catering run by Debbie Bainbridge.
So now, all you need do is grab a glass, sit back and explore our fine Lake District cottages and holiday homes: along the way take a tour of the Lake District's unique landscape of lakes and mountains, and drop into our welcoming villages to see the vibrant dining and cultural scene we have to offer.
Experience The Difference And Congratulate Yourself On Your Excellent Taste
With romantic retreats just for two, cottages for family holidays, along with a great selection of larger houses, ideal for gathering with friends and family, and with now up to 20% discount, we are sure we will have the perfect choice for your Lake District stay.
Simply pop in your holiday dates into our search availabilty box, along with cottage requirements, click search and you can quickly find your dream lakeland cottage.
Choosing Where To Stay In The Lake District
The Lake District is one of the worlds most beautiful regions, where its uniqueness as a National Park has it poised to join that rarified A list group of locations by becoming a World Heritage Site.
Whether you choose the north or the south lakes, you will have easy access to our magnificent landscape of lakes and mountains, forests and fells, along with a host of welcoming villages and towns offering fine cuisine, local produce, shopping, entertainment, arts and culture.
The northern Lake District is home to many of our big mountains, with Keswick roughly at its centre, a lively town set on the shores of Derwentwater. From here on all points of the compass are a host of famous lakes and fells for you to explore.
To the east lies Thirlmere and Ullswater, considered by many our most beautiful lake, and Hawsewater, one of our most remote, along with the great fells and mountains of Helvellyn, Fairfield and Blencathera. West are the tranquil lakes of Buttermere, Crummock Water, Loweswater and Ennerdale, a recognised Dark Sky site, along with the densely wooded Whinlatter Forest with its mountain pass.
As well as the main towns of Keswick, Cockermouth and Penrith, there are a host of friendly villages where you will find good dining, fine inns, art, and theater, along with shopping and local markets selling local produce.
South lakes run from the peninsulas jutting out into the sands of the Morecambe bay, to the great central massive of the Cumbrian Mountains, with its dramatic roads the Wrynose and Hardknott passes, climbing through the Langdales.
The main lakes are Windermere, Coniston Water, Rydal and Grasmere, with dramatic Wastwater to the west, with its famous fells of Great Gable, Lingmell and the highest of our mountains, Scafell and Scafell Pike.
You will find plenty of villages and towns such as Cartmel, a foodies heaven, Kendal, the main town of the south with its vibrant arts and entertainment along with villages of Coniston, Ambleside and Grasmere.
To discover more, take a tour through our Lakeland Guide pages, but perhaps remember when choosing your place to stay, be it north or south, nothing is very far away and is all there for you to explore, enjoy and experience the difference.
Below are a few of the popular dates. For a quick look at avialable properties click on the relevant link. To refine your search for size etc just use the search box above.
Now with up to 20% discount
Ford Barn - Chic barn conversion set in the heart of Cartmel village, sleeping 5 - TBA VE 4 Star Gold
The Old Chapel - Unique design award winning conversion of this historic building into a contemporary home. Sleeps 6 - VE 4 Star Gold
Land End Cottage. A delight romantic retreat in the Rusland Valley, lying between tthe lakes on Coniston and Windermere. Sleeps 4 - VE 4 Star Gold
Summerhill - Modern, classy super quality apartment prooving to be a favourite for couples looking for a special romantic retreat. Sleeps 4 - VE 4 Star Gold