Lake District Holiday Cottages

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Lake District National Park
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Best holiday rental deals in the Lake District

-25%
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Hawkshead, South Lakeland District, United Kingdom
from £39 £51
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5.0
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-47%
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Gosforth, Copeland District, United Kingdom
from £47 £89
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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-31%
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, United Kingdom
from £44 £64
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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Discover a letting meeting your preferences among the 11,228 great options from numerous providers in Lake District National Park. With HomeToGo you can easily compare the prices for each rental from various partners to discover the best deal and save up to 47%.

Recommended holiday lettings in the Lake District

Rent a holiday home, apartment or cottage in the Lake District from just £37 per night

House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, United Kingdom
from £44
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Shap, Eden District, United Kingdom
from £45
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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-10%
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Far Sawrey, Claife, United Kingdom
from £53 £60
Sykes Cottages
5.0
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Claife, South Lakeland District, United Kingdom
from £37
HomeAway
5.0
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Grasmere, Lakes, United Kingdom
from £75
HomeAway
5.0
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
High Wray, Claife, United Kingdom
from £70
HomeAway
5.0
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Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Kendal, South Lakeland District, United Kingdom
from £37
Airbnb
5.0
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Private room ∙ 2 guests
Ambleside, Lakes, United Kingdom
from £77
Booking.com
4.5
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Bed & Breakfast ∙ 6 guests
Tebay, Eden District, United Kingdom
from £37
Booking.com
4.3
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Recommended pet-friendly holiday lettings

Pet-friendly
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Bampton, West Oxfordshire District, United Kingdom
from £44
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4.0
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Pooley Bridge, Barton, United Kingdom
from £62
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5.0
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Burneside, Strickland Ketel, United Kingdom
from £36
Airbnb
5.0
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Most popular holiday lettings with a fireplace

Fireplace
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Gosforth, Copeland District, United Kingdom
from £47
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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-8%
Fireplace
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Lindale, Upper Allithwaite, United Kingdom
from £35 £38
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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Fireplace
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Crook, County Durham, United Kingdom
from £133
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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Top holiday lettings with fishing spots nearby

Fishing
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Selside, Whitwell and Selside, United Kingdom
from £54
HomeAway
5.0
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-15%
Fishing
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Ambleside, Lakes, United Kingdom
from £32 £38
Sykes Cottages
4.5
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Fishing
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Dockray, Matterdale, United Kingdom
from £63
Sykes Cottages
4.0
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Popular holiday rental amenities in the Lake District

  • Internet (8,580)
  • Kitchen (8,398)
  • TV (7,793)
  • Parking (6,388)
  • No smoking (5,995)
  • Garden (5,990)
  • Washer (5,629)
  • Dishwasher (4,855)
  • Pet allowed (3,752)
  • Microwave (2,743)
  • Fireplace (2,488)
  • No pets (2,288)

Price and Availability Index in Lake District

Holiday Letting Price Information in the Lake District

We analysed price data and summarised them in this graph, which shows holiday letting prices for the next twelve months in the Lake District. Prices during one week in July (27/07 - 03/08) go up to £122 per night, which is the highest average price in the next 12 months. Prices decrease during one week of January (12/01 - 19/01), when average prices are £77.

Holiday Home Availability Information in the Lake District

Check out the graph above to find out how many holiday rentals are available in the Lake District (in %). The week with the lowest percentage of available properties is in December (22/12 - 29/12). On the other hand, the week with the most available offers is in September (28/09 - 05/10).

The Weather in the Lake District




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Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your holidays. During July, maximum temperatures climb above 19°. However, temperatures can go lower than 3° in the Lake District in January. The rainiest month is July, while the driest month is September.

Accommodation options in the Lake District

More than half of the properties (56.03%) in Lake District National Park are house rentals. They are the most prevalent holiday properties on offer there. The average nightly price of house rentals in Lake District National Park is £158, and their size, on average, is 70 m². Furthermore, these properties are usually perfect for medium-sized groups and families, as that is the average number of holidaymakers that house rentals can welcome in Lake District National Park. You might also like to look at other property types in Lake District National Park. For example, hotel rooms are another typical property type in Lake District National Park, with 1,874 offers to compare. The average size of hotel rooms in Lake District National Park is 28 m², and the average price is £171 per night.

Lake District cottage rentals: discover a beautiful UK destination

Located in the north west of England, the Lake District is a stunning landscape of mountains, valleys, picturesque villages and, yes, a multitude of lakes. This beautiful area is one of England’s top tourist destinations and provides an excellent space for outdoor recreational pursuits, especially hiking and fell-walking. Lake District holiday cottages provide the perfect base for exploring the many historic and natural sights of this cosy and quintessentially English destination.

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Getting There

How to get to the Lake District

The Lake District is a highly rural area, with no large cities or airports located nearby. The options for getting there include travel by train, coach or car. While taking a train or coach is an easy and affordable way to reach one of the larger villages, visitors will probably find it preferable to reach their Lake District holiday homes by renting a car. This will permit you to explore the area's many sights with ease, even those which are rather remote.

Weather & Climate

Taking a chance with the Lake District weather

You never quite know what the weather will be like when you book a holiday home in the Lake District. We’re not going to lie to you: it’s not unusual to encounter a torrential downpour in the middle of summer here. That said, the region also gets its fair share of the more clement side of England's famously unpredictable climate.

You just don't really know what you’re going to get until you arrive, but as with most places in England, people don’t visit the Lake District for the weather so much as the natural beauty, which looks just as sublime on rainswept or cloudy days as it does bathed in sun.

Attractions

What to do in the Lake District

People flock to Lake District holiday cottages for an obvious reason: the area is simply beautiful! Whether you’re exploring small villages and settlements or eager to get out into that expansive, rolling countryside, you’ll find a wealth of treats waiting to be discovered in the Lakes.

As a starting point, spend some time in Bowness-on-Windermere. This small town on the shore of the idyllic Lake Windermere is your typical picture-postcard Lake District village, complete with charming cottages and independent cafés complemented by stunning views of the surrounding natural beauty. For a great experience, rent a motorboat or canoe and spend an hour cruising on the lake itself: it’ll be a definite highlight of your trip.

Once you’ve seen the village, it’s time to lace up your boots for a hike. There are many walking trails in the region, ranging from easy 1-2 hour strolls to epic multi-day treks. Whatever your skill level, make sure you spend at least some time immersed in nature during your trip.

Finally, we'd recommend retiring to one or two of the many historic pubs and inns that are dotted across the Lakes. Many of these date back centuries and have retained all of their original character, with exposed brick and oak bars often accompanied by a roaring fireplace, further warming the pleasant atmosphere.

Family Activities

Exploring the Lake District with children

The Lake District is one big playground for kids and adults alike. Young ones will enjoy many of the same attractions that bring grown ups here, such as splashing about in a boat on the water or playing games in the lakeside parks. There are also numerous woods and child-friendly walks that promise to get them away from their screens and back into nature.

But it's not always necessary to dictate the kids' activities during your holiday in the Lake District. Take them to Buttermere, for instance, and they’ll create fun all for themselves as they skip stones and play in the shallow water.

Local Events

Lake District events

Rent a Lake District holiday cottage, and you're sure to find plenty of fun local events nearby. Weekly fruit and vegetable markets are firm favourites, plus there’s the Keswick Jazz Festival, the Kendal Freerange Comedy Festival and the delicious Cumbria Life Sausage Festival. The Lake District is particularly good for those who enjoy hearty food and real ales, with many food- and drink-oriented events held throughout the year.

Self-Catering Options

Self-catering in the Lake District

Self-catering Lake District holiday cottages allow guests the freedom to create their own food and atmosphere on their own time schedule. Big shopping outlets are relatively hard to come by, but you’ll find local supermarkets as well as smaller, independent stores selling high-quality products in all of the villages in the area, along with the usual weekly farmers' markets selling fresh fruit and veg.

Sights & things to do in the Lake District

Lake District highlights

Derwentwater

Framed by beautiful forested hills, so-called fells, Lake Derwentwater is a stunning natural setting. On the shore of the lake, you will find sailing and wind-surfing centres, as well as cafes serving lunch and coffee.

Orrest Head

Orrest Head is one of the many hills, or fells of the English Lake District. But this fell culminates in a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view over Yorkshire, Langdales Troutbeck Valley and Lake Windermere.

Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere is England's largest natural lake. There are many ferries and boats crossing the waters but if you prefer to stay on ground, the historic Lakeside and Haverthwaite steam railway beckons.

Lakeland Motor Museum

This museum in the city of Backbarrow houses hundreds of historical vehicles, with a focus on some of the earliest racing cars and vintage motorcycles.

Muncaster Castle

Not far from Ravenglass, the Muncaster Castle offers Himalayan gardens and a fascinating Hawk & Owl Centre that will delight children.

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Things to See and Do in the Lake District

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