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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 

Browse our cottage collections

Easter In A Lake District Cottage - Offers Now Available

Why not spend your Easter holiday in one of our super Lake District 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. Simply search to find the best family homes and cosy romantic retreats.

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

Property Of The Week

Rossett Holme - Ambleside

If your ideal holiday is to be in the very heart of the Lake District, be able to enjoy country walks from the doorstep, yet able to step out in the evening to enjoy pubs and restaurants, then our property of the week, Rossett Holme in Ambleside, may well be for you.

A chic super apartment located in the centre of the village, Rossett Holme has been awarded the Visit England prestigious 4 Star Gold award, offering spacious, stylish accommodation for 8 guests.

For full details go to the Rossett Holme 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.

Kendal Calling Announces 2015 Line Up - Voted the best medium sized music fesival, this three day event is one of my kids highlights of the year. Held in the grounds of Lowther Park, near Ullswater, it's a full on celebration of all things rock, pop, country and blues. Headline bands now confirmed are Snoop Dog, The Kaiser Chiefs and our very own British Sea Power along with many many more. Tickets are now on sale but I believe are going fast

The event starts 30th July, opening up for campers, the fetsival starts proper Fri 31st. Full details go to


Kendal Food Festival - Sat 7th and Sunday 8th March 2015. The 6th festival of food it is an exciting 2 day event celebrating all good things food and drink - Yum yum. The weekend and town are packed with events and demonstrations with a host of visiting chefs and specialists including food and drink journalist Jay Rayner and our own Conor Toomey, head chef of the 4 star Storrs Hall hotel.
Full info and tickets go to

Bowness Bay Blues. Following the huge success of the 2014 gig and hailed as a flagship for UK blues, the fourth blues weekend begins 27th March 2015 and is set to be even better with music all weekend around the stunning setting of Lake Windermere. Headline acts include Dave Migden & The Twisted Roots; The Laurence Jones Band and one I really want to hear is Rosco Levee and the southern slide. The event is for charity where tickets cost a mere £15 - £30 depending on the day.

For more details and tickets go to

The Great Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt
 - 1st April. This will be a great family activity for those with children and are spending Easter in the Lakes. The Egg Hunt  is a one day event spanning the beautiful Lake District countryside, and promises egg hunters fantastic prizes whilst raising money for WaterAid. To sign up and get your map - it costs a donation of £2 minimum - go to the Hop Skip Jump website.

More Blogs and Diary Dates




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.


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. 


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.

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 the 70s and 80s we both lived in London, working in the advertising industry, myself a still life photographer, Clare an ad agency art buyer. It was an exciting and rewarding life, but also a very intense and competitive environment. 

We had each traveled widely, before we met then as couple, but to recharge our batteries there was nowhere better than long weekends in the Lake District, tearing up the M6 in the old Golf. 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. When the sun shone and the odd rooster crowed we both agreed you really could mistake this wonderful  unique place for a foreign destination.

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

For the twenty two years we have been advertising holiday homes and cottages, our mantra of Quality not Quantity still stands, inviting only those owners with properties that have been awarded a certain level of recognised comfort and standard, our company a recognised brand, one which hopefully fulfils our guests expectations of the perfect dream holiday home in the Lake District.

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