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Cottages in the Lake District

If you're looking for Lake District cottages there is a wide and easy to browse selection at HomeAway. The Lake District is thought by many to be the most beautiful area in England, home to tall hills and a host of pristine lakes. People head here to take part in hikes and water sports, or simply to enjoy the sublime scenery. Most cottages in the Lake District feature centuries old stonework and traditional wooden furniture. You can also select the guest facilities for your ideal Lake District holiday home, for example the presence of a garden or internet access. Also, if you'd like to bring the family dog along for the adventure then many owners will consider pets at their rental accommodation.

Things to do

  • Walking: As Britain's top hiking destination, there are breath-taking walks of all difficulties, many of which have their trailheads at the best known tourist spots like Windermere and Coniston. A popular spot is Scafell Pike, which has the tallest peak in England and numerous routes to its summit. Intrepid visitors attempt the coast to coast route, which passes through at Alston.
  • Water sports: Hiring a canoe or kayak is a great way to get a fresh perspective of the wonderful scenery around lakes like Coniston, Derwent Water and Windermere. Water skiing and windsurfing are popular in summer, and there are a number of businesses in the area offering boat hire, while Esthwaite Water is one of the best fishing lakes in the region.
  • Cycling: All forms of cycling are available here, with easy-going and picturesque country lanes and tough, off-road upland routes. Mountain bikers can make the most of a large network of bridleways, which take in peaks like Skiddaw and Helvellyn. The trails connect with each other, which means you can plan rides for 50 miles or more if you're feeling adventurous.
  • Climbing: Modern rock climbing originated in the Lake District, and there are climbs to suit all experience levels. Among the best options for climbers with some experience are Esk Buttress, Dow Crag and Gimmer Crag. Lakeland Rock is strictly for those with plenty of experience. Alternatively some of the steeper fells are great for scrambling.
  • Railway trips: There's the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, which takes in some beautiful landscapes in the Lake District and ends on the southern shore of Windermere. Another option is the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, which starts just in from the coast and finishes near the town of Boot, seven miles away.

Weather in the Lake District

Lake District cottages are set in a part of England known for its mild, damp climate. There are rarely fewer than 10 rainy days per month, and exposed areas can be rather windy. Winter brings the most rain, and temperatures at this time of year tend to hover a little way above freezing. Spring and autumn conditions are marginally drier, with daily highs that tend to reach just above double figures. Summers are pleasant, with far more hours of sunshine than other seasons; from May to September temperatures get up to the high teens or low-20s.

Travelling to the Lake District

You can fly to whichever of our cottages in the Lake District you chose, and most will be more or less be equidistant to a number of large international airports; Newcastle (NCL), Liverpool (LPL) and Manchester (MAN), which are all around two hours away, while Glasgow (GLA) is a couple of hours from the northern portions of the national park. The eastern side of the Lake District is served by the West Coast Mainline, which runs between London and Glasgow. You can get to Windermere direct from Manchester and there is also a line running down the coast of Cumbria. Many holiday homes in the Lake District will also be served by the public bus network.


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    House #703717
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (29 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
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      House #8123199
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      Viewed 88 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.7/5
        (18 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #8168988
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        Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (30 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Barn #1834723
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          Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
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            Cottage #6772946
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              • 4 BR
              • 2 BA
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              Cottage #6773723
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                • 9 BR
                • 8 BA
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                Cottage #6735700
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  House #6779274
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    Apartment #6778760
                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 3 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Barn #6729322
                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
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                          • 2 BA
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                          Apartment #6783981
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                            Cottage #6778751
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              Cottage #6744887
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Cottage #6787202
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                                  • 2 BA
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                                  Cottage #6772060
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                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Cottage #6729284
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                                      • 2 BA
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                                        • 2 BR
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                                        Cottage #6772113
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Cottage #6772228
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Cottage #6781780
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #6723166
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Cottage #6772125
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  Cottage #6772156
                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Cottage #6772159
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #6725950
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                                                        • 5 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                        Cottage #6789133
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Cottage #6771734
                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #6771724
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Cottage #6715672
                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 9 BR
                                                                • 9 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 18
                                                                Cottage #6792169
                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #6794361
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #6799474
                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (13 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Cottage #1853649
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                                                                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        Multiple rentals House #8151892
                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 7 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                          Multiple rentals House #8151892
                                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (29 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #1793994
                                                                            29
                                                                            Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Cottage #6557380
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                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #6557384
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                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Cabin #6518639
                                                                                  9
                                                                                  Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #6724173
                                                                                    1
                                                                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #6726049
                                                                                      5
                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (18 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Cottage #6726283
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                                                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 14
                                                                                          House #6730232
                                                                                          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #6738168
                                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Caravan #6728256
                                                                                              5
                                                                                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Caravan #6728256
                                                                                                5
                                                                                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                                                  Apartment #6719926
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                                                                                                    Cabin #6730302
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                                                                                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Cottage #6769068
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Comfortable and well equipped cottage.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great week at Grange Fell Cottage. The weather was kind so we walked every day, some walks were more strenuous than others. The cottage was a delight to return to, tired and aching and ready for a large glass of wine. The bottle waiting for us on arrival was very welcome, thank you. The kitchen was well equipped and we even cooked a roast lamb dinner for 6 with all the trimmings on Easter Sunday. All the beds were very comfortable, showers were hot and rooms were spacious. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a comfortable week in the Lakes.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful home

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic place to really unwind in a beautiful setting
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      A great place to stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have walked down to the sea and up the Knott and had our grandchildren for a sleepover while staying in this superbly equipped property. The beds were comfy, the instructions and welcome pack were much appreciated and the owner very helpful in making our holiday so enjoyable. We recommend the Hare and Hounds at Levens for food and the bowling alley at Holgates for all age family entertainment.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017