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Holiday Letting Price Information in Lake District
We analysed price data and rendered them in this graph, which shows holiday letting prices for the next twelve months in Lake District. Prices in a week of August (03/08 - 10/08) go up to £121 per night, which is the highest average price in the next 12 months. Prices decrease in a week of January (12/01 - 19/01), where average prices are £72.
Holiday Home Availability Information in Lake District
Check out the graph above to find out how many holiday rentals are available in Lake District (in %). The week with the lowest percentage of available accommodations is in August (18/08 - 25/08). On the other hand, the week with the most available offers is in December (01/12 - 08/12).
The weather in Lake District
This is the climate diagram in Lake District. In July maximum temperatures go higher than 19°. No heat wave is expected in January, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 3° low. September is the driest month.
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 lettings provide a base from which to explore the many historic and natural sights of this cosy and quintessentially English destination.
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.
Taking a chance with the Lake District weather
You never quite know what the weather will be like when you book Lake District holiday homes. 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 basked in sun.
What to do in the Lakes
People flock to Lake District holiday lettings 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 independent cafés and stores 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.
Exploring the Lakes 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 stay in the Lakes. Take them to Buttermere, for instance, and they’ll create fun all for themselves as they skip stones and play in the shallow water.
Lake District events
Loads of great local events take place nearby to Lake District holiday lettings. 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 in the Lake District
Self-catered Lake District holiday lettings 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.
Lake District highlights
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 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 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.
Not far from Ravenglass, the Muncaster Castle offers Himalayan gardens and a fascinating Hawk & Owl Centre that will delight children.
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