Picturesque Cottage Stays in England’s Lake District

Escape to the beauty of England’s Lake District and surround yourself with stunning landscapes and lake-side views when you stay in an enchanting cottage nestled within this idyllic region. Reconnect with nature, unplug from your worries, and explore all the area has to offer!

Browse the Collection of Cottages

When searching for your perfect cottage stay, make sure to browse through our wonderful collection of cottages and find one that meets all your needs. From cosy hideaways surrounded by romantic landscapes, to larger homes with room for the whole family, you can choose from a range of sizes and styles so you can pick the perfect fit for your getaway.

On the outskirts of Ambleside

You’ll find the bests of both worlds, the quiet of the countryside and amenities of the nearby town

1 Cote Howe

From
£660
Per week

1 Cote Howe

Sitting close to the shores of Rydal Water 1 Cote Howe is the perfect base for your Lakeland self-catering holiday, any time of the year

3 bedrooms Up to 6 guests Pet Friendly

Ambleside, Rydal

Yew Bank

From
£985
Per week

Yew Bank

Meander down the steps through the lovely tiered garden, enjoy your morning breakfast on the banks of the River Brathay

4 bedrooms Up to 8 guests

Ambleside

The Courtyard

From
£435
Per week

The Courtyard

The Courtyard enjoys a wonderful, elevated position on the lower slopes of Loughrigg Fell, just two miles from Ambleside.

1 bedroom Up to 2 guests Pet Friendly

Ambleside

Heather Cottage

From
£585
Per week

Heather Cottage

Heather Cottage has been lovingly thought out by the current owners. It's a great rural base for couples and families alike

2 bedrooms Up to 4 guests

Ambleside, Hawkshead & Coniston

2 Sweden Bank

From
£620
Per week

2 Sweden Bank

A much cherished, Lakeland home set elevated above the village, from where walkers can access a wealth of famous walks

3 bedrooms Up to 6 guests

Ambleside

Seathwaite Cottage

From
£900
Per week

Seathwaite Cottage

Mature tiered gardens are perfect for family get-togethers and BBQs with a secluded garden patio giving envious views over the Langdales

5 bedrooms Up to 9 guests Pet Friendly

Ambleside

Field Cottage

From
£585
Per week

Field Cottage

Enjoying a somewhat rural setting just a couple of miles from Ambleside in one direction and three miles from Hawkshead in the other

2 bedrooms Up to 4 guests Pet Friendly

Ambleside, Hawkshead & Coniston

Kirkley Bank

From
£580
Per week

Kirkley Bank

Just a short distance from Ambleside and Hawkshead, Kirkley Bank offers superb value accommodation for a family group

3 bedrooms Up to 6 guests Pet Friendly

Ambleside, Hawkshead & Coniston

Coniston and Hawkshead

The Barn

From
£750
Per week

The Barn

An impressive, period barn conversion set in a superb location above Coniston, one of Lakeland’s few remaining true villages

4 bedrooms Up to 8 guests Pet Friendly

Coniston, Hawkshead & Coniston

Hawkshead Hideaway

From
£505
Per week

Hawkshead Hideaway

Romantic Hideaway for two set in the heart of Beatrix Potter territory. A perfect piece of calm to unwind and spend precious time together

1 bedroom Up to 2 guests Pet Friendly

Hawkshead & Coniston

Roger Ground House

From
£1250
Per week

Roger Ground House

A quintessential Lakeland Country House retreat located in the heart of Beatrix Potter territory just outside the pretty village of Hawkshead

5 bedrooms Up to 10 guests Pet Friendly

Hawkshead & Coniston

Old Farmhouse

From
£875
Per week

Old Farmhouse

A beautifully placed 16th Century Lakeland country cottage. Just minutes from Hawkshead. A perfect choice for a hassle-free family holiday.

4 bedrooms Up to 8 guests Pet Friendly

Ambleside, Hawkshead & Coniston

The Hayloft

From
£450
Per week

The Hayloft

Beautifully placed cottage just 3 miles from Ambleside in the pretty hamlet of Outgate. Sleeps 2 and accepts Pets with walks from the door

1 bedroom Up to 2 guests Pet Friendly

Hawkshead & Coniston

Rose Lea Cottage

From
£655
Per week

Rose Lea Cottage

A pretty 17th century Grade 2 listed cottage, adorned with creeping roses to the front. Thought to date from 1691 in the tiny hamlet of Outgate.

2 bedrooms Up to 4 guests Pet Friendly

Hawkshead & Coniston

Peacock Cottage

From
£755
Per week

Peacock Cottage

Spacious 3 bedroom property boasting a large dining kitchen for family nights in. Sitting just outside Ambleside in the hamlet of Outgate

3 bedrooms Up to 6 guests Pet Friendly

Hawkshead & Coniston

The Farmhouse

From
£890
Per week

The Farmhouse

Peace, tranquillity, and glorious views in every direction; the spacious social living area lends itself perfectly to special gatherings

4 bedrooms Up to 8 guests Pet Friendly

Hawkshead & Coniston

The Boathouse

From
£1690
Per week

The Boathouse

There can be few more idyllic locations than this stunning boathouse set right on the shores of Lake Windermere at the renowned Pullwood Bay

2 bedrooms Up to 4 guests

Hawkshead & Coniston, The Boathouse

Duckling Cottage

From
£585
Per week

Duckling Cottage

Located at the entrance to the prestigious 51 acre Pullwood Bay Estate and provides superb facilities for a self catering break

2 bedrooms Up to 4 guests

Ambleside, Hawkshead & Coniston, Pullwood Woodland Cottages

Deer Corner

From
£860
Per week

Deer Corner

A luxurious, country retreat within Pullwood Bay Estate offering superb facilities to ensure your every comfort, whatever season you visit

3 bedrooms Up to 6 guests

Ambleside, Hawkshead & Coniston, Pullwood Woodland Cottages

Curlew Close

From
£700
Per week

Curlew Close

An attractive, stone-built cottage located near the entrance to the estate, providing comfortable facilities in a cosy, country style

3 bedrooms Up to 6 guests Pet Friendly

Ambleside, Hawkshead & Coniston, Pullwood Woodland Cottages

Fieldside

From
£605
Per week

Fieldside

A charming stone-built cottage set just two miles from Ambleside offering cosy, homely accommodation for a small family or two couples

2 bedrooms Up to 4 guests Pet Friendly

Ambleside, Hawkshead & Coniston, Pullwood Woodland Cottages

Skelwith Bridge & Langdale

Bluebells

From
£435
Per week

Bluebells

A well thought out, modern cottage in the heart of the Langdale Valley, perfect for lovers of the great outdoors.

2 bedrooms Up to 4 guests Pet Friendly

Langdale

Riverside Cottage

From
£505
Per week

Riverside Cottage

A superb retreat for two situated just a couple of miles from Ambleside in the hamlet of Skelwith Bridge overlooking the River Brathay.

1 bedroom Up to 2 guests Pet Friendly

Skelwith Bridge

Craghill Cottage

From
£630
Per week

Craghill Cottage

Picture postcard pretty, Craghill Cottage boasts a most enviable position directly on the banks of the River Brathay at Skelwith Bridge

2 bedrooms Up to 4 guests Pet Friendly

Skelwith Bridge

Riverside House

From
£715
Per week

Riverside House

Riverside House enjoys a stunning location right by the banks of the River Brathay at Skelwith Bridge, close to Chesters by the River.

3 bedrooms Up to 6 guests Pet Friendly

Skelwith Bridge

The Lawns

From
£530
Per week

The Lawns

A perfect romantic retreat at the foot of the Langdale valley, placed in the grounds of a natural beauty spot near Skelwith Bridge.

1 bedroom Up to 2 guests Pet Friendly

Skelwith Bridge

Carr Crag Pavilion

From
£530
Per week

Carr Crag Pavilion

Sitting in an acre of woodland gardens, awash with bluebells in the Spring, and visited by a variety of wildlife

2 bedrooms Up to 4 guests Pet Friendly

Skelwith Bridge

Troutbeck & Crook

Bessyboot

From
£435
Per week

Bessyboot

An adorable, romantic retreat for two set in the beautiful, historic village of Troutbeck. A quality bolthole for a break throughout the year

1 bedroom Up to 2 guests

Troutbeck, Windermere and Bowness

Pine Fold

From
£755
Per week

Pine Fold

Dating back to the 17th century, Pine Fold is a fine example of a traditional cottage set within the tranquil village of Troutbeck

3 bedrooms Up to 6 guests

Troutbeck

Damson Cottage

From
£440
Per week

Damson Cottage

Sitting in the picturesque and unspoiled hamlet of Crook, amid a cluster of similar whitewashed cottages dating back to the 17th century

1 bedroom Up to 2 guests Pet Friendly

Crook, Windermere and Bowness

Find Your Perfect Location in the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most stunning parts of England, and it’s home to many cottages in idyllic locations.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape or a family getaway, there’s something for everyone in this region.

Discover quaint villages set amidst green rolling hills, explore magical forests and take in breathtaking views of rugged mountains.

With a self-catering cottage stay, you can experience life away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and truly immerse yourself in nature.

Get to Know the Local Area and Schedule Activities Ahead of Time

Once you’ve found your perfect cottage, it’s time to start planning your activities.

Get to know the local area and take some time to read up on recommended sights and attractions in the Lake District. Scheduling things ahead of time ensures that you don’t miss out on some of the region’s best offerings.

Take a look at what villages are nearby for shopping, dining and entertainment — this way you won’t have to worry about trying to find something once you arrive!

Pick a Scenic Spot for Outdoor Activities or Relaxing Walks in Nature

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful stroll, a challenging hike, or an exciting outdoor activity such as kayaking or bike-riding, England’s Lake District has some of the most stunning scenery in the UK.

Make sure to research popular sights and highlights in advance, so you can get the full ‘great British countryside’ experience during your stay. Remember to pack proper attire for different weather conditions, including sturdy shoes for hikes or walks.