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Lake District Holiday Cottages with the Lakeland Cottage Company Cumbria's Finest Self Catering Holiday Cottages

Welcome to the Lakeland Cottage Company 

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 UK holiday destination. 

With one of the finest collections of hand picked Lake District Cottages, where more than 60% have the prestigious Visit England Gold or Five Star award, our mantra has always been Quality not Quantity and we are sure we will have the perfect choice for you.

Dream - Discover - Explore - Enjoy 

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Easter In A Lake District Cottage - Offers Now Available

Now that spring is almost here why not start by spending your Easter holiday in The Lake District in one of our super homes or cottages, each set against the perfect backdrop. Pack your boots and explore the lakes, fells and mountains and tuck up in the evening with your Easter Eggs in a cosy cottage - what could be more perfect. 

As our Easter Egg to you we are now offering discounts on many weeks and weekends where available. Simply search to find the savings you can make on the very best family homes and cosy romantic retreats. 

Speed Links To Easter Availability

27/28th March Easter Week Break       3/4th April Easter Week Break       10/11th April Easter Week Break

Be Inspired By Somewhere Special

Homes By Rivers & Lakes 

Perhaps the perfect combination of a holiday home in the Lake District is to have both quality and be by or near water such as our collection at Tent Lodge and Tinklerbeck Farm

For all of our properties that have private lake or river access, or are within a short distance from public lake shores or rivers click here.

Some Romantic Retreats

Where could be better for a romantic retreat than a landscape that has inspired some of our most loved artists, writers and poets. We have lots of cosy cottages such as No1 Rose Cottage or its partner No2 Rose Cottage, two of the finest cottages in the Lake District.

To see our full choice of favourites go to our Romantic Retreats Collection.

Hot Tubs & Saunas

After a day on the fells, what could be more relaxing than to rest tired limbs in either a garden hot tub, a house bath with bubbles or steamy hot sauna. Try Broad Oak, a super luxury 5 Star Gold 16th Century farmhouse or the chic little Somewhere near Coniston.

To see all of the cottages and homes that offer that little extra click here

Properties Of The Week

Low Longthwaite Farm

This beautiful refurbished farmhouse offers super accommodation for up to eight guests. Overlooking Ullswater the views are gorgeous, the house a delight; its quality and comfort recognised by Visit England awarding a 4 Star Gold.

One of two fine holiday homes offered by the owner, the other called Horrock Wood Farm and also sleepg eight, they are both perfect for family holidays, celebration and reunion set in the very heart of The Lake District.

For full details go to the Low Longthwaite Farm page.
For nearby Horrock Wood Farm Click Here

Properties Of The Week

Garden House

Set in the heart of the lake district, this super little retreat is perfect for coples and small families alike. Coming under new ownship as of 2014, new owners Angela and Craig have made many changes for their guests comfort and enjoyment.

Located at the north east head of Coniston Water you have easy access to the many areas of shoreline open to the public, along with excellent walks and a nearby village.


I will be taking new images soon, but for general details go current the Garden House page.


New & Updated Lake District Cottages

Lake House
Ducks Haven
No 1 Rose Cottage
No 2 Rose Cottage
Summer Hill House - Apartment 4
Lands End Cottage
Apple Tree Barn
Beehive Barn
Ford Barn
Grammar School House
The Old Chapel



Now Explore The Lake District With Our Lakeland Guides

Holidays are about relaxing and reviving, leisure and pleasure. The lakes, mountains, fells and forests offer some of the best walking and climbing in the country and are a tonic for all. Along with our wonderful landscape and the National Park, the Lake District offers some of the finest dining in the country, a vibrant cultural and arts scene and, for those who want something a little out of the ordinary, we have gathered together a list of people, places and events that should satisfy the most adventurous spirited visitor.

Our main guide will allow you to visit the iconic locations, read and see pictures of the lakes, fells, mountains and forests, helping you to plan your holiday itinerary in advance. Our towns and villages section show you where and what is on offer, along with a little history and lots of up to date information on shopping, amenities and attractions.


Fine Dining

Do Different - Do Exciting

Our Arts & Culture

Explore The Lake District National Park


Our Lake District Guide

Visit our Lake District Guide to explore the lakes and mountains, villages and towns.

Dip into our welcoming villages such as Ambleside, Bowness, Cartmel and Coniston, along with the main towns of Kendal and Keswick. Explore our iconic landscape with a tour around Rydal Water, Windermere and Ullswater, and take a hike up into the Langdales and the Cumbrian Mountains.

To see and experience more of our beautiful and magnificent landscape go to our Lake District Guide

You Time - A Little Bit Of Personal Luxury


My Personal Sanctuary

We want you to truly have a relaxing time and unwind during your stay. We have teamed up with My Personal Sanctuary who offer 5 star quality organic massage and treatments, carried out in the comfort of your holiday home.

Home Cooking

To add to the relaxed mood why not order a delicious meal from either Debby Bainbridge in the North Lakes or Lucy’s of Ambleside in South Lakes. See our Lakeland Extras Page for more details

John's Blog - Upcoming events, news, diary dates and the quite interesting.

Bringing Back The Lynx To The British Countryside

How do you fancy seeing this beautiful animal back in the wild. The British lynx, closely related to Northern European lynx, dissapeared around 700. Now there are many who want it back. Reintroductions into other European countries have been a remarkable success, with the best managed programs constructing whole new eco-friendly industries such as wildlife tourism around their presence, breathing new economic life into remote rural communities. Cumbria is one of the areas under consideration.

If like me, you to would like to see this lost treasure back in our countryside go to the The Lynx UK Trust, a group of expert feline conservationists specialising in wildlife reintroductions and take the survey. Its very interesting reading and very interesting that among those saying yes include farmers - good for them.

The Lynx Trust Website

Sunday 26th April - Grange over Sands Prom Art

April sees the start of the Grange Prom Art Fair. Held on the beautiful Promenade, overlooking the Morcambe Bay, there are some 70 stalls offering an eclectic mix of paintings and drawings along with arts & crafts such as jewelery, live woood turning and pottery. There are food stands and the Prom Tea Rooms by the old Lido. The event is enlivened with live performance, which in the past has included jazz bands and belly dancing. 

The Fair is held on every last Sunday in the month up to and including Sunday 27th September. 
For info, dates and how to get there, go to the Prom Art Web Site


Friday 13th - Visit To Cockermouth


It had been a long time since we last went to Cockermouth and I confess I had forgotten what a super little town this is. The reason for going was to attend the auction with our friend Mel, and having bagged a couple of supposed 19th C Spanish oils, we set off for lunch and a walkabout. 

Lunch was at Tarentela on Main Street. I had the Insalate di fegato di pollo, a warm salad of chicken livers, very delicious and at £6.50 a steal.

After we strolled around the town. A mix of lovely buildings, brightly coloured giving a Mediterranean feel, the shops an eclectic mix offering everything from shoes to interior design, fish (we bought some, fresh as fresh can be) a proper veg shop and a wonderful Iron Mongers.

We walked over the bridge that spans the fast flowing river and spent some time in the Castlegate House Art Gallery. Specialising in 20th century British and contempoary art you can see the likes of Sheila Fell, Percy Kelly, Geoffrey Key, Carel Weight and Ken Howard, along with promoting young new talent such as Jessica Pigott and Alex Haine.

Owners Steve and Christine are a delightful couple, passionate about art and are happy for people just to visit with no pressure to buy, although we could not resist a purchase of one of the younger artists work. I am no expert but if you collect what you like then have a look at Alex and Jessica,s work - I think they are both quite special and will become quite sought after.

Castlegate Web Site 


More Blogs and Diary Dates




Our super deals offer you up to 30% on last minute bookings. Simply click the dates to see what is available.

20/21st March week break

21st March weekend break

23rd March midweek break

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Find Your Perfect Lake District Holiday Cottage - It's Easy

Search Availability & Book On Line

Use the Search Box for your quickest way to the perfect holiday cottage. Along with Weekly bookings, Weekend & Midweek Short Breaks we can also offer out of season 10 Night or Monday Weekly options. In some cases this is available throughout the year. Simply pop in your hoilday details to get up to date availability along with any discounts we are currently offering. Our secure on-line booking allows you to pay in confidence 24/7 wherever you are.

Call Us - Tel 015395 38180

Our friendly team know all of the cottages represented and will be delighted to help you in your holiday choice.

Concierge Service

 concierge service

Too busy to browse, then why not tell us about your ideal holiday cottage and we will send you a list of suitable properties that we think will meet your wish list. 

VIP Membership


We invite you to become a VIP Member. 

By reserving one of our owners Lake District Cottages you will immediately become a VIP Member affording you some very attractive benefits on future bookings along with VIP Member only offers, 

See full details on VIP Membership. 

Already a VIP Member then go to our

Members Page for updates on currrent VIP offers.

Photo Competition

Send us your best Lake District images to enter our Guest Photographic Competition and be in with a chance of winning a super cash prize of £500 to spend how you want.

For full details and terms go to LCC Photo Competition

About Us


Clare & John Serginson

During our early careers in the advertising industry, based in London, we loved coming to the Lake District to refresh and recharge. The contrast between the buzz of London and the serenity and sheer majestic beauty of The Lakes and mountains was a real tonic, with long walks during the day, simply taking in the landscape, returning to a cosy cottage or hotel for the evening. 

In 1993 we decided to move to the Lake District for a whole new life, with an idea of  creating our own cottage agency, one different from others, one that would offer visitors an exceptional experience, where quality not numbers mattered. 

We hoped our skills, John a still life photographer and Clare an art buyer, would benefit home owners and holidaymakers, presenting the properties in an exciting manner, along with lots of information about the area, its attractions and just why, like us, once visited you to will fall in love with this unique part of England.

Now Meet The Team

A short guide to choosing just the right holiday home to suit you needs.

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