Magical Lake District Holidays

Relax among the stunning scenery of the Lake District National Park



Lake DistrictThe Lake District National Park is the largest park in England, encompassing the country's largest mountain, Scafell Pike, as well as twelve of the largest lakes in Britain. The beauty of the Lake District National Park astonishes, with Lake District cottages the perfect haunt for anyone with a love for nature and serenity, from artists to walkers, families to couples looking for a romantic weekend break in a Lake District log cabin.

The Lake District is vast, and despite attracting over 12 million yearly visitors, the park remains stunningly natural, peaceful and unique. Self catered Lake District accommodation fits the landscape perfectly, with superb Lake District cottages and Log Cabins sitting among the fens, woods, valleys and coastal stretches of the Lake District National Park as if they had been carved by nature itself. Nowhere could possibly be more romantic than a Lake District cottage, nestled deep in the countryside, and with views that simply have to be seen to be believed.

Lake District cottages are the dream of anyone who loves the great outdoors. Over half of the Lake District is open to roam as you wish, with a further 3,500km of marked walking, cycling and horse riding trails which make Lake District accommodation the ultimate base for exploring the most beautiful of British landscapes. You do not have to be an experienced walker or rider to get the most from a self catered Lake District cottage. Marked walking trails make it hard to get lost, and there is every sort of trail available, from gentle, short flat routes to strenuous hills walking trails that can take many days to complete.

Remember though, the Lake District's beauty is overpowering yet fragile, and the countryside code must be adhered. As long as you leave gates as you found them, keep dogs under control and remember the old adage 'take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints", then you will always be welcome in Lake District accommodation.

If this is your first time visiting the Lake District, the Lake District National Park Authority provides a wonderful range of special events and courses that may well be of great interest. Throughout the year, the Lake District National Park Authority organise a great range of guided walks, nature watching tours, lake cruises, map and compass courses and rock climbing expeditions, which are great fun and absolutely fascinating, especially if a Lake District cottage seems far more secluded and natural than you are used to!

The Lake District is filled with villages, town and rural Lake District cottages, and the culture is magnificently unique. As well as a great range of traditional pubs in the Lake District, there are a host of completely unique and wonderfully entertaining events, traditions and competitions in the Lake District every year, including Westmorland wrestling, fell running, hound trailing, rush bearing and a huge favourite, the Biggest Liar in the World Competition, from which lawyers and politicians are banned from entering! Further details can be found at the Lake District National Park Authority website, should you wish to coincide your stay in a Lake District cottage with one of the events.

HomeAway Holiday-Rentalslists a great range of self catering Lake District accommodation, from superb cottages in the Lake District's many charming villages to log cabins in the Lake District's deep countryside, where true peace and quiet abounds. So, it is time to gather your walking boots, map and thermos and head deep into England's largest and most diverse national park with a Lake District getaway.

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