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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £63 /night

£435 - £995 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This fabulous family residence (also a treat for several couples) offers views to Lake Windermere from its slightly elevated position, amid wonderful scenery. A private drive meanders up to the house and guarantees a little bit of exclusivity for you and your gathering. Yet, being just a short stroll from the attractions of Bowness and Lake Windermere, Woodbank is right at the heart of some of the best the region has to offer. Guests of ages will never be short of entertainment. Blending old Lakeland character with modern sophistication, Woodbank offers large bedrooms, luxurious furniture and the most wonderful dining room - perfect for sitting down to a good meal prepared in the traditional Aga! Alternatively, go al-fresco for your meals with great views from the patio and garden. Accommodation in detail: Private parking for 3 cars. Conservatory entrance with a wonderful view, entrance hall with cloakroom. Spacious, light and airy lounge with walls of windows overlooking the lake and deep-cushioned leather sofas. The dining room has beautiful views and the well-equipped kitchen is warmed through by the Aga. Upstairs are 3 beautiful bedrooms, with good views and co-coordinated linens; 1 with brand spanking new en-suite facility. There is also a luxurious main bathroom. Both have shower over bath. Outside, you have a garden and patio - furnished for meals and lazing al-fresco. Location The sophisticated Lake District village of Bowness is nestled on the eastern shores of beautiful Lake Windermere - England's largest lake. Boats peacefully come and go, the mesmerising scenery across the lake changes with the season, and the abundance of lake shore and waterborne activities will keep everybody entertained. Bowness high street is well-served with handy supermarkets, sophisticated boutique shops and a wide range of excellent eateries - all within easy reach of your chosen holiday home. The Royalty cinema plays the latest films on its 3-screens and the Old Laundry Theatre also has plenty of entertainment to offer. Outdoor lovers will enjoy having easy access to many popular Lake District walking routes. Head up to Gummers How to admire stunning views of Lake Windermere, or take the car ferry across the lake to walk around attractive Hawkshead and explore Beatrix Potter country (the author's home is close to Hawkshead in the village of Near Sawrey). Grizedale Forest is easily accessible via the car ferry, and popular walking destinations including the Langdale Valley, Coniston and Grasmere are only manageable drives away. Summary of Visitor Comments 2011 'Had a geat stay. Fantastic views . Lovely House!...' New Year 2011 'Don't want to leave as it feels more like home than home....Hope to be back again very soon.' March 2011 'Thank you for a lovely welcome and stay in your beautiful home. It had everything we needed, it was bright and spacious and very comfortable....We LOVED the AGA!!!...' April 2011 'Back once again for two weeks at 'Woodbank' - brilliant accommodation, so clean and tidy. We do enjoy coming back to this lovely house.....' May 2011 'How refreshing to find such a lovely cottage run and managed with the care of its guests at heart!! ALL the essentials were provided ....Well Done and Thank You!...' May 2011 'Thank you for a lovely stay in your Beautiful House! We have visited the Lakes many times and this is one of the best places we have stayed. Nicely tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Bowness but only a very convenient 5 mins walk to the centre. ...... Hope to come back again and would definitely recommend.' July 2011  …see more

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Cottage | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

3 Nights min stay

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from £136 /night

£950 - £2500 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Nestled in Beatrix Potter country with fabulous views over Windermere, Fair Rigg stands only a stroll away from the lake shore. This charismatic property provides a unique retreat no matter how active, relaxed or sophisticated your gathering. The four scenic bedroom suites are so special they're individually named: Bowness, Windermere, Claife and Beckside. 'Bowness' has its own separate lounge with additional sofa bed and sun terrace. 'Beckside' incorporates an adjoining twin room for family use. You only need stock up the kitchen and you'll enjoy endless quality time right here in the house; cook up a storm on the Aga, celebrate a special occasion in the dining room with open fire, relax in the living room admiring the view through the bay window... or escape to the gorgeous furnished gardens. Accommodation in detail Stained glass decorates the entry to the hall, with extra shower room/cloakroom off. Superb living room with splayed bay window. Dining room with large table, open fire and access to scenic decking area. Breakfast kitchen with Aga. Downstairs to the en-suite 'Bowness Room' and the additional lounge with double sofa bed and French doors to sun terrace. Upstairs to the en-suite 'Windermere' and 'Claife' suites, both with lake views, and the 'Beckside' family en-suite with king-size double room and twin room. In addition to ample parking outside, there is a garage for bike storage. Location A luxury Lake District holiday home won't always be found in such a fabulous location. This large self-catering property with lake views overlooks Windermere and stands only a stroll from the shore, with the car ferry nearby providing access to shops, restaurants, hire boats and Lake District family attractions in Bowness - including the Royalty Cinema, Old Laundry Theatre and the famous World of Beatrix Potter attraction. But Beatrix Potter's footsteps can be traced right from the doorstep of Fair Rigg, in this prime location for walking and exploring. The close-by hamlet of Near Sawrey was the author's home, and her traditional Lakeland cottage can be visited at Hill Top. Esthwaite Water is a must-see during your stay; declared by Beatrix Potter as 'the most beautiful of lakes'. Near Sawrey's Tower Bank Arms is a renowned Lake District country pub, and featured in Beatrix Potter's books. Hawkshead village is also only a short drive away. With its car-free cobbled streets, local shops, tea rooms and tempting delicatessens you'll find a leisurely day is well spent. Drive a little further and you'll reach Ambleside; a cosmopolitan Lake District village with sophisticated shops, cafes and acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as The Glass House. From Ambleside you can also stroll to Waterhead Pier to take a cruise on Lake Windermere, or follow the A591 to Rydal Water and historic Grasmere.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Very Good 4/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£295 - £545 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
If you're looking for that dream romantic holiday cottage in the Lake District, you'll search long and hard to find a more perfect place than Gingerbread Cottage. Full of character, luxuriously presented and boasting an enviable location; tucked down a peaceful lane just minutes from quaint cobbled streets, charming tea rooms and cosy country pubs in Hawkshead village. Dating back to 1810, Gingerbread Cottage displays unmistakable traditional character - from the whitewashed exterior adorned with flowers, to the hearty stone fireplace with woodburning stove set on stunning wood floors. Decadent fabrics and sumptuous furnishings complete the picture, well worthy of a special occasion or honeymoon in the Lake District. Accommodation in detail A pretty latticed porch leads into the relaxed living space, thoughtfully presented with soft lighting, elegant wood floor, traditional window seat and woodburning stove for cosy evenings in. Wood floors continue to the well-equipped kitchen / dining area. Upstairs to the gorgeous double bedroom, with Macintosh mahogany king-size bed, and Macintosh furniture in the separate dressing room. The fully-tiled bathroom is fresh and contemporary. Permit on-street parking, and secure outhouse suitable for bike storage. Location This truly romantic self-catering property in Hawkshead village is an ideal choice for a special occasion or Lake District honeymoon, perfect for exploring Hawkshead village, Beatrix Potter country and Lake Windermere, or simply a luxurious bolt-hole where you'll experience a taste of laid back Lakeland life. To the west of Lake Windermere, Hakwshead's car-free village centre is cute and quaint, with cobbled streets and traditional Lakeland cottages mixed with tea rooms, cosy pubs and local shops. The village is surrounded by wonderful walking territory for all abilities. Manageable walks around Esthwaite Water and Tarn Hows provide quite unforgettable scenery, whereas the more energetic will be tempted by Latterbarrow, Claife Heights or perhaps the Langdale Pikes, which are also within driving distance in the Langdale Valley. Near Sawrey is a small hamlet only a short distance away between Hawkshead and Lake Windermere. The area is renowned for its connections with Beatrix Potter, whose home can be visit at Hill Top. For a wide range of sophisticated shops, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and memorable lake cruises from Waterhead Pier, head north a short distance to Ambleside on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. Also nearby is the excellent Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant - highly recommended for a special occasion. To experience the hustle and bustle of Bowness, a popular Lake District holiday destination on the other side of Lake Windermere, you only need drive a short distance to the car ferry crossing.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£385 - £695 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Within a highly individual converted church outbuilding, The Sanctuary incorporates modern furnishings and comfort with the utmost style. It's a treat for one or two couples, or families, looking for something a little bit different in this popular Lakeland village. Overlooking the vast churchyard through patio doors, and with a Gothic stair window, this bolt hole is true to its original character. You'll love sleeping as late as you like in the comfortable depths of the bedrooms. Take breakfast in the kitchen or sip coffee on the patio while deciding what to do with your day. Explore the Lakes, stroll to the lake shore and later, swap stories of your adventures around a stylish contemporary glass dining table - or perhaps sample one of the restaurants within strolling distance? Accommodation in detail: Private parking for 2 vehicles. Enter to the luxurious open plan lounge / dining room, which is divided by a breakfast bar from the William Ball kitchen, equipped with dishwasher, electric oven and halogen hob. In the living room inviting leather sofas stretch out in front of the TV/DVD and doors lead to patio - ideal for summer drinks. Upstairs to the two bedrooms (1 kingsize, 1 double), tastefully furnished with plenty of cupboard space. Light, airy bathroom with walk in shower. Location A self-catering cottage in Windermere will give you a real taste of the Lakeland lifestyle, with plenty of facilities and attractions on your doorstep. The village is less than 30 minutes from the M6 and also well served by a train station in the centre of the village. The village, found just off the famously scenic A591 - the main route into the heart of the Lakes, is only a couple of miles up the road from Bowness Bay and the shores of Lake Windermere. Windermere village is well equipped if you want to eat in or out. You'll be able to stock up on quality fresh produce at the high class Booths supermarket. The headquarters of Lakeland Ltd is a mecca for cooks and the high street offers a wide range of smaller local shops. There are several traditional pubs in Windermere, serving good Lakeland ale and hearty pub meals. You'll find tasty cafes for long, lazy breakfasts and excellent Lake District restaurants such as Jerichos. The A591 provides easy access to many of the Lake District's most famous walking spots, but there are also a few lovely strolls to enjoy around Windermere village. A short walk up Orrest Head affords fabulous views to Lake Windermere and is a must during your stay. The nearby village of Staveley is the starting point for stunning walking and mountain biking in the Kentmere Valley. A short trip from Windermere are Coniston and the Langdale Valley, where you can begin some of the most spectacular walks in the country.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1175 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £57 /night

£395 - £775 / week

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  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
With wonderful panoramic lake views from living room and balcony, and a lovely leafy outlook from every other room, this super self-catering property in central Bowness makes a peaceful, perfect retreat for couples, families or friends. The accommodation is stylish and superbly arranged for sociable gatherings; relax on sumptuous sofas in the living room, admiring the view through a wall of glass to the balcony. Entertain in style, with a superbly equipped kitchen, dining space, furnished balcony and sunny garden equipped for fabulous BBQs. Rest-up in Laura Ashley-styled double bedrooms, and let the kids entertain themselves in a cosy bunk room stocked with books and games. Perfect! The owners regret that this property can not accommodate children under 5 years old. Accommodation in detail Private parking for 3 cars. External steps lead to the first floor entrance hall and cloaks cupboard. On this level are the 2 double bedrooms (one king-size), compact bunk room with 2'6" beds, (more suitable for children), TV, books and games, and newly installed house bathroom. Upstairs to the spacious open plan living area, with relaxed Laura Ashley furnishings, laminate flooring and full-width scenic balcony. The dining area is adjacent to the cream Shaker-style kitchen. Sunny south-facing garden, equipped with BBQ, furniture and sun loungers. Location This superb Bowness self-catering property is perfectly placed for a varied Lake District holiday. Soak up the views from the comfort of home, relax in a secluded and sunny garden, but enjoy the convenience of shops, restaurants, bars and boating activities all only a stroll away. On the eastern shores of Lake Windermere, Bowness is a bustling tourist destination with a character all of its own. Contemporary shopping streets lead down to Bowness Bay, where hire boats come and go, and Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly to Ambleside and Lakeside. There's lots to see in both these areas, and they can be explored without even taking your car. Lake District bus tours also depart regularly from Bowness village, but if you'd prefer to explore by car you'll find that driving is scenic in every direction. A couple of miles away, the A591 leads right into the heart of the Lakes, taking in Ambleside, historic Grasmere, and branching off to breathtaking locations such as the Langdale Valley - many famous Lake District walking routes are within easy reach. Family attractions in Bowness include the World of Beatrix Potter, right in the village centre. This famous children's author lived just on the other side of Lake Windermere, in the sleepy hamlet of Near Sawrey. Her home is open to the public and can be reached easily via the car ferry crossing from Bowness. Windermere Golf Club is just outside Bowness, on the way into the scenic Lyth Valley. The lush green landscapes are a delight to explore, with many walking routes and a wealth of renowned Lake District gastropubs. Well worth a try!  …see more

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Cottage | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £193 /night

£1350 - £2850 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A magnificent Lake District farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, surrounded by breathtaking countryside in the hamlet of Little Langdale. Once a local Staging Inn, Birch House has been beautifully refurbished to provide an exceptional standard of self-catering accommodation for groups of up to 14 people. 21st century luxury blends with homely Lakeland character; polished oak floors, exposed beams and cosy woodburning stoves provide comfort and relaxation in a sublime location. A superb dining room makes large gatherings a breeze. Accommodation in detail Gorgeous landscaped gardens and parking for four cars. Entrance into reception area with woodburning stove and polished oak floor. Main sitting room features original beams and feature fireplace with additional woodburning stove. Large, well-equipped kitchen with door to patio area and garden. Large separate dining room with spectacular mountain views and space for large groups to gather. Spacious ground floor bedroom with double bed and two single beds, ground floor shower room. Stairs to interesting layout of four further bedrooms; two double bedrooms, one family room with kingsize four poster bed and two single beds in an interconnecting room, one twin bedroom. Three bathrooms, all with showers and one with corner jacuzzi bath. Location The hamlet of Little Langdale has a stunning location under the Lingmoor Fells and offers an air of escape that's hard to beat. With a blissfully remote feel, this area is a haven for walkers and provides access to many of the Lake District's most famous routes. There are several Lakeland pubs in the Langdale Valley, and the excellent Three Shires Inn is just a minute's walk from Birch House. When you wish to head out and explore the rest of the Lakes, pass pretty little Elterwater on your way to Skelwith Bridge and the A593. From here, head south to Coniston or north to well-served Ambleside and the A591 - the main route through the Lakes. Enjoy England Gold Award for 2011/12.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £54 /night

£375 - £625 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This quality cottage sleeps up to 4 people and is situated within a 5 minute walk of the Keswick town centre. The property boasts views of the impressive sight of Skiddaw mountain from the private garden, whilst still having everything you need on the doorstep.  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £50 /night

£350 - £400 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
This tastefully furnished ground floor holiday apartment is part of an old local school which has been refurbished set in the delightful market town of Ulverston, which has an excellent selection of contemporary chic shops, restaurants and museums. The apartment is on the ground floor and ideal for people with mobility problems.  …see more

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Lodge | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £68 /night

£475 - £625 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
A luxurious, and clean home-away-from-home. Lodge 72 offers spacious living accommodation with modern facilities, central heating, two bathrooms and fantastic uninterrupted lakeside views. The Resort offers watersports, a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and entertainment. Situated at the gateway to the Lake District, the lodge is in easy reach of Winderemere, Bowness, & Kendal.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £70 /night

£485 - £995 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
This fabulous Victorian Lakeland residence stands on the banks of the River Leven, at the southern outlet of Lake Windermere. Within half an acre of private gardens leading down to the water's edge (perfect for fishing and canoeing), Newby Bridge House is a magical place to escape from everyday life. Step inside, and you'll find period charms blend perfectly with a contemporary boutique style. Luxurious furnishings, stylish reception rooms (including 2nd TV lounge / games room and elegant dining room) and bedrooms straight out of a Country Life magazine. Although within private gardens, the property stands alongside the A590, so getting around is a breeze. You'll also find 2 great pub restaurants just 100 yards away. Accommodation in detail Private parking for 4 cars. Enclosed porch for walking clobber, entrance hall with original Victorian tiles. Homely living room with large leather sofas, woodburning stove and bay window. A 2nd lounge / TV room / games room overlooks open fields. Well-equipped kitchen and separate yet open-plan dining room with access to the garden. Upstairs to the boutique-style bedrooms; 2 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, house bathroom and shower room. = Location The southern end of Lake Windermere is renowned for its peaceful atmosphere, being much quieter than the busier Lake District holiday destinations further up the lake. However, you're very close to the hamlet of Lakeside and Lakeside Pier, where the famous Lake Windermere steamers depart regularly to Bowness and Ambleside - a wonderful way to explore these areas without driving. There are some lovely walks in the area, such as Wainwright's Finsthwaite Heights route from Newby Bridge. The route approaches High Dam - a picturesque tarn that you might just have to yourselves on quieter days. You'll also find several Lake District family attractions within easy reach. Also at Lakeside is the Lakes Aquarium - a fresh water aquarium displaying local wildlife. The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway offers an opportunity to take a short trip on a restored traditional steam train. Lake District historic sites such as Holker Hall and Gardens, Cartmel Priory, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall are all within easy reach by car, with no need to navigate through busy tourist areas. To your north west, via picturesque country lanes, you'll approach Esthwaite Water and the landscapes that famously inspired the children's author Beatrix Potter. Her former home can be visited at Hill Top, in the small village of Near Sawrey (also home to the fantastic Tower Bank Arms). Only a mile or so further, and you'll reach Hawkshead village - a wonderful place to while away a day, exploring quaint cobbled streets and a blissfully car-free village centre.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

3 Nights min stay

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from £65 /night

£455 - £995 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
If you're looking for something truly magical, Candleberry Cottage is just that. This 4 bedroom character cottage is part of an elegantly converted Grade II listed chapel, originally built in 1550 and nestled in Ambleside's historic conservation area. Luxurious bedrooms are characterised by their original arched church windows and dramatic exposed beams. Superb amounts of space and a spectacular dining kitchen create a holiday home fit for any occasion; friends, family or even two couples. From the lounge, French windows lead to the chapel garden, and only minutes away you'll find the delights of Ambleside and Lake Windermere at your disposal. What a convenient setting for such an unique Lakeland retreat... Accommodation in detail Entrance hall leads to the spacious kitchen / dining room with contemporary beech units and large dining table. The light but cosy lounge, with raised flat screen TV, leads through French windows to the furnished garden - perfect for al-fresco dining. First floor: Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, twin bedroom, single bedroom and house bathroom - all with original arched windows and lovely views. Top floor: This floor is dedicated to a special king-size bedroom with wonderful A-frame exposed beams and lots of space to relax. Location A Lake District holiday cottage in Ambleside provides a convenient base for all sorts of reasons. With the friendly Lakeland village on your doorstep, you'll sample cosy traditional pubs, tasty Lake District produce, luxurious delicatessens and acclaimed Ambleside restaurants. There's also a cinema, Zeffirellis. The shore of Lake Windermere is only a short stroll away, where the famous steamers depart regularly to Bowness and Lakeside - a great way to explore without even using your car. At both locations you'll find fantastic attractions for family - the World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness, the hire boats in the bay, and at Lakeside the Lakes Aquarium. If you're planning to go walking in the Lake District, Ambleside is a great place to start. The village is renowned as a hub for keen walkers and outdoor experts, and endless famous routes beckon in the surrounding fells. There are many historic attractions to enjoy nearby. Visit Beatrix Potter's former home at Hill Top, or take a short trip to Grasmere village to visit Dove Cottage, former home of the poet William Wordsworth.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £50 /night

£350 - £690 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Perched above Stock Ghyll gorge, with a stream rushing past one balcony and sun glinting through woodlands at the other, River Falls View is a spacious and perhaps romantic retreat just minutes from the centre of Ambleside village. Beautifully presented, the apartment is well suited to families or couples alike. Families will enjoy the peaceful location with easy access to Lake District attractions in Ambleside - the downstairs master bedroom affords even more peace for Mum and Dad! Couples will love the hideaway ambience, with special evenings out only a stroll away. Accommodation in detail Private parking for 1 car. Private ground floor entrance via balcony to outer lobby then inner hall. Delightful living room with 2 deep-cushioned sofas, pine furniture and patio doors to a 2nd balcony overlooking Stock Ghyll gorge and the stream. Separate well-equipped kitchen. Twin bedroom and luxury power shower room on entrance level. Downstairs to the master king-size double bedroom with Victorian brass bed and en-suite bathroom. Location This contemporary Ambleside holiday home is only a short stroll away from the northern shores of Lake Windermere, England's largest lake. Windermere Lake Cruises are a popular Lake District holiday attraction; stroll to Waterhead Pier and you can catch one of the famous steamers to Bowness or Lakeside. A great way to explore car-free. Ambleside village centre is packed with tasty eateries and has a wide range of contemporary shops - from useful supermarkets to quirky gift stores. As the village is a popular base for walking in the Lake District, you'll also find a large number of expert outdoor clothing stores. By night, there is plenty of entertainment in Ambleside. Enjoy a special meal out at one of several acclaimed Lake District restaurants, such as The Glass House. Sample some real Lakeland ale in one of the cosy traditional pubs, or catch a film at one of the two independent cinemas in Ambleside. Ambleside is a great base for exploring the wider Lake District. The A591 is the main Lake District route, and continues on from Ambleside to historic Grasmere, and towards must-see locations such as Hawkshead, the Langdale Valley and Coniston.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

3 Nights min stay

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from £48 /night

£335 - £525 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
This sophisticated apartment at the heart of Ambleside is a perfect romantic hideaway. Surrounded by vibrant village life and with Windermere Lake Cruises departing close-by, you'll gaze out to the fells from your top floor windows and fall in love with the scene. The property is beautifully furnished, cosy yet bright and full of character. Relax on the leather sofa after a day of exploring, dine in or dine out with incredible ease, and rest-up in the delightful vaulted bedroom with contemporary sky-lit bathroom to boot. With private parking right outside your door (a real bonus in popular Ambleside) you will be perfectly placed to make the most of any special occasion or honeymoon in the Lake District. Accommodation in detail Private parking right outside the apartment in central Ambleside. Lakeland staircase leads to the first floor entrance and hall with space for walking clobber. Upstairs again to to the 'hideaway' itself, and a superb modern lounge commanding views to Ambleside and the surrounding fells. A dining hall leads through to the romantic bedroom. The breakfast kitchen is well-equipped, also enjoying the views, and the sky-lit bathroom is sleek and modern with shower over bath. Location A romantic self-catering apartment in Ambleside doesn't come much more convenient than this. Taking the top floor to make the most of the surrounding scenery, but providing private parking and a perfect bolt hole right at the heart of the village, you'll have a unique opportunity to soak up the Lakeland lifestyle during a romantic break or even a honeymoon in the Lake District. Ambleside is a sophisticated Lake District village on the northern shore of Lake Windermere at the heart of the Lakes, so well-placed for exploring. Ambleside is renowned as a gathering point for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts, but it's also known for vibrant shopping, tasty local delis and acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as 'The Glass House'. You'll find plenty of options for memorable evenings out only a stone's throw from your door and with no need to use your car. A short stroll out of the village centre takes you to Waterhead Pier, where Windermere Lake Cruises depart to Bowness and Lakeside. A great way to explore and admire the scenery without even using your car. Numerous renowned Lake District walks begin in or around Ambleside village, and experts are on hand in specialists shops to get you equipped and provide route advice. There are also some excellent country pubs to return to after a day on the fells or for a lazy Sunday lunch. We highly recommend you take a trip to the Queen's Head at Troutbeck, before driving over the dramatic Kirkstone Pass to Ullswater. A dramatic and romantic Sunday drive if ever there was one.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £81 /night

£565 - £1295 / week

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  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
With breathtaking views to lake and fells, this impressive character property is part of the original rectory to Ambleside's chapel of St. Anne. But the interesting history doesn't stop there; listed on the deeds is the famous romantic poet William Wordsworth. He must have fallen for the views just as we did. Parson's View offers very spacious and elegant accommodation, enhanced by a meticulous 2009 refurbishment. Sociable gatherings of any kind will settle right in, with ample living space and very generous bedrooms. Two couples might find this a romantic retreat, while families or friends can make use of the charming vaulted twin bedroom. All this and only a stroll to the centre of Ambleside, and the shores of Lake Windermere. Accommodation in detail Private parking for 2 cars. Entrance porch and hallway with utility / cloakroom, 3rd WC and access to the garden and patios. A grand Victorian staircase leads to the main accommodation. Large living room with splayed bay window, luxury leather sofas, woodburning stove and formal dining area. Separate designer kitchen. On this level are 2 king-size bedrooms (1 en-suite), with different but fabulous views. The main house bathroom is accessed via the landing. A short staircase leads to the vaulted twin bedroom, with games area. Location This Ambleside holiday home with lake views lies only a short stroll from the popular village centre, and the northern shores of Lake Windermere. Ambleside is perhaps the most sophisticated village in the Lake District, with a charming historic atmosphere but a wide range of contemporary shops and high quality restaurants and cafes. It's a very pleasant place to while away a day, and certainly a foodie's dream! At Waterhead Pier, just outside the village centre, Windermere Lake Cruises depart throughout the day and provide a car-free route to both Bowness and Lakeside. Exploring by car is also a breeze; Ambleside lies on the A590 which is famously scenic and forms the main route into the heart of the Lakes. Drive south to the stunning Troutbeck Valley, Windermere and Bowness, or north past Rydal Water to Grasmere. You might like to visit two of William Wordsworth's other former homes during your stay. Rydal Mount & Gardens is just outside Ambleside, and Dove Cottage (part of the Wordsworth Museum) is found a short drive away in Grasmere.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

3 Nights min stay

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from £68 /night

£475 - £970 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A picture-perfect Lake District cottage in a rural village setting, with breathtaking views from every window. Polly's Cottage is a 17th century, double fronted, Lakeland cottage in the Langdale Valley hamlet of Elterwater. The interior is an adorable combination of character features and contemporary comforts. Fall in love with the original range stove, Inglenook fireplace, old oak beams and enchanting window seats. Collapse into sumptuous sofas after a day on foot, and rest up in beautifully presented bedrooms. The country kitchen provides a perfect place for sociable meals, and your local pub is one of the Lake District's best. Two couples will spread out easily here, and families will enjoy a perfect location for an active holiday. Accommodation in detail Private parking for 1 car. Enter to the bright and spacious living room with lovely views, woodburning stove and deep-cushioned sofas. The spacious kitchen includes generous dining space, next to a fabulous original range, and offers access to the garden and furnished patio. Upstairs to the 3 bedrooms; 2 doubles and 1 single. Generous house bathroom with wood panelled bath and shower over. Location Whether you wish to walk the Langdale Pikes, photograph the spectacular Langdale Valley or simply escape from the madding crowds, you'll find this holiday cottage in Elterwater a blissful retreat - without straying too far from the highlights of the Lakes. Elterwater village sits between Ambleside and Great Langdale. The small nearby Elterwater tarn is a delight to behold, and can be reached via a path from the Elterwater Inn - your quintessential local Lake District pub serving great food and real Lakeland ale. Only a short drive will take you to vibrant Ambleside village and the shores of Lake Windemere. There you'll find a sophisticated range of shops for stocking up the kitchen, acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as 'The Glass House' and Windermere Lake Cruises departing from Waterhead Pier providing a scenic route to Bowness and Lakeside! Also nearby is Coniston water, the Lake District's third largest lake. There you'll find more opportunities for boating activities, perhaps discovering Peel Island - featured in Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons as 'Wild Cat Island'.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £80 /night

£555 - £1150 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Situated in an enviable position, Myley Ghyll enjoys the most breath-taking and panoramic views of the Troutbeck Fells and High Street range from each and every room, while the quarter acre sloping garden complete with a raised terrace area, offers privacy and seclusion with a variety of mature trees and shrubs being a haven for bird life and wild life. The small and friendly village boasts a local Post Office for newspapers and provisions and two excellent country inns, The Mortal Man and The Queens Head both only a short stroll away, serve delicious meals and real ales. Myley Ghyll has been sympathetically refurbished to an excellent standard, including five star kitchen and bathroom, together with the additions of tasteful furnishings and fabrics have transformed Myley Ghyll into the most delightful Lakeland holiday retreat, where guests will long to return. Accommodation in detail From the gravelled parking area a traditional Lakeland porch with solid oak door takes you into the entrance hall. Double doors to beautifully furnished lounge with wood floor and deep cushioned seating, with the all important woodburning stove ensuring cosy winter warmth and a picture window affording magnificent views and access to the terrace. A separate reception room which also enjoys the views and access to the terrace is a great place to escape too. From the hall a short flight of stairs lead to the superb triple aspect country kitchen with stone flagged floor, beamed ceiling, solid oak units, granite work tops, Belfast sink, top of the range integrated appliances, family breakfast table, and a stable door allowing access direct to the garden. A useful utility room is situated off the kitchen with separate WC. Upstairs to a stunning master bedroom, a bedroom with full size bunk-beds, and a super king size room, all beautifully furnished and co-ordinated. Family bathroom with separate shower cubicle and Whirlpool bath. Outside Myley Ghyll enjoys private parking for four cars. Location This superb Lake District holiday cottage in the Troutbeck Valley offers a unique opportunity for families or friends to 'get away from it all', without straying far from the Lake District's tourist attractions and other scenic highlights. Troutbeck is one of the Lake District's quieter villages, set in blissful rural surroundings between Ambleside and Windermere, and right at the start of the famous Kirkstone Pass which provides your scenic route to Ullswater. The valley is laced with renowned Lake District walks, and scattered with traditional Lakeland cottages and country pubs (don't miss the fabulous Queen's Head!). It's a truly magical scene. Windermere village is only a short drive away, with shops, restaurants and an excellent Booths supermarket for stocking up the kitchen. Drive only a couple of miles further and you'll reach Bowness on Lake Windermere's eastern shores. There you'll find an array of evening entertainment, boating activities, the Royalty Cinema and the Old Laundry Theatre. The same distance to your west is Ambleside, on Lake Windermere's northern shores. This cosmopolitan Lake District village is a place to while away an entire day - lose-yourself shops, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and of course the delights of the lake shore.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 10 Bedrooms | sleeps 25

3 Nights min stay

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from £464 /night

£3245 - £4715 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The Old Homestead is a recently renovated, award-winning Cumbrian Longhouse sleeping up to 25 people. The property is situated in a superb location at the head of the Lorton valley. The dining room table seats 25 and all of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms.  …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £171 /night

£1195 - £2695 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Applegarth is a magnificent Victorian house with beautiful gardens and fantastic views of the Lakeland fells. Situated in a prime location in the village of Braithwaite.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £53 /night

£365 - £795 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
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Only a few minutes from the village centre, this contemporary Ambleside property forms one part of a beautifully converted historic bobbin mill. The prestigious Falls development stands on the banks of the tumbling Stockghyll waterfalls, and Ghyll Heights enjoys a stunning outlook from the 'heights' of its private balcony. The accommodation is superbly presented, with spacious living / socialising space and a master suite set on a floor of its own. Two couples or a family will find this a perfectly-formed holiday home, with the flair of a penthouse apartment, a view to remember and the delights of Ambleside and Lake Windermere within incredibly easy reach. Accommodation in detail Ghyll Heights is set over 3 stories. A entrance hall leads to the spacious, luxuriously furnished living / dining room, overlooking Stockghyll falls from the balcony. Plenty of dining space for 6. Modern, well-equipped kitchen. The master en-suite double bedroom is on the top floor; crisp and stylish with a romantic skylight. The second double bedroom, twin bedroom and further house bathroom are on the lower level, enjoying a delightful outlook. Private parking for 3 cars outside the property. Location This contemporary Ambleside holiday home is only a few minutes stroll from the vibrant village centre, and only a short stroll further from the accessible shore of Lake Windermere. Ambleside is known locally as the 'gem in Lakeland's crown'. It's a small but lively community where historic buildings such as the much photographed 'Bridge House', and traditional Lake District cottages blend with sophisticated shops, tasty cafes and acclaimed Lake District restaurants, such as 'The Glass House'. Ambleside is also known as the hub for walking and outdoor activities in the Lake District. You'll find hikers' cafes, expert outdoor shops and passionate people just waiting to give you advice on the best walking in the Lake District. Stroll to Waterhead Pier, and you can catch a Windermere Lake Cruise to Bowness or Lakeside, two other popular Lake District self-catering destinations. A great way to explore without even using your car. If you fancy exploring the wider Lake District, you're well placed. The A591 connects Ambleside to Windermere village to the south, and heads north to tranquil Rydal Water and historic Grasmere. It's quick and easy to branch off to the breathtaking Langdale Valley, and also Coniston Water. Hawkshead village is also close by, and well worth a visit during your stay.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £50 /night

£345 - £495 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Key How Cottage offers comfortable accommodation for up to 5 people and one well behaved dog. It's the perfect base for families, located in the beautiful village of Eskdale, it has plenty of walks right from the front door, plus it's handy for the pub and local shop.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £54 /night

£375 - £695 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The 17th century charm of Cloverdale Cottage blends perfectly with the lush, green and laid back surroundings of the lovely Lyth Valley - just east of Lake Windermere and a short drive from Bowness village. Imagine a step back in time amidst the inimitable character old oak beams and traditional slate-flagged floors. Relish returning to the warmth of a roaring open fire after a bracing winter walk in the surrounding countryside. Wake up to the most beautiful views from your bedroom windows and easily plan a day of activities in nearby Bowness and Lake Windermere. Or, stay put in the valley and amble around the picturesque surroundings, dropping into the award-winning Punchbowl Inn for a pint or coming back to enjoy the sunset from the patio. Heavenly! Accommodation in detail: Private parking for 2 cars. Traditional entrance porch to the welcoming open plan lounge/dining room with picture windows, traditional beams, 2 large sofas and TV/DVD around attractive open fireplace. Characterful dining area open to the kitchen with electric oven, halogen hob and dishwasher. Upstairs to the king size master bedroom with en-suite, and the lovely twin. Second bathroom with shower over bath. Outside, the pretty garden, patio and sun terrace are an absolute treat in these blissful surroundings. Location This romantic Lake District cottage in the Lyth Valley is ideally placed for a peaceful retreat. But the location is far from inconvenient; nestled in the village of Crosthwaite you are only a few hundred yards from one of the finest Lake District pub restaurants, The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant. You'll soon see why Crosthwaite's village church is a sought-after location for weddings in the Lake District. A few miles along country roads, and you'll reach Bowness and Lake Windermere, and the main A591 route leading you on to other popular areas such as Ambleside, Grasmere and beyond. From Bowness you can also take a car-ferry crossing to reach Hawkshead. A Lyth Valley holiday cottage places you at the heart of one of the Lake District's most scenic areas of countryside. Famed for its lush rolling landscapes, excellent Lake District walking and a scattering of acclaimed country pubs, the Lyth Valley is also renowned for its damson harvest - visit in spring and you'll fall in love with the blossom.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £54 /night

£375 - £695 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
'Windows' are certainly the theme of this superb central Ambleside apartment; spacious, contemporary, flooded with light and boasting fabulous views over the village to Lake Windermere and our majestic fells. The stylish open plan living space is a dream for sociable gatherings; chocolate leather furnishings sit on stripped wooden floors, formal dining space enjoys open access to the designer kitchen, and all this is surrounded by an array of almost floor-to-ceiling windows. The bedroom suites, complete with individual bathroom facilities, sit on separate floors, ensuring privacy for couples or peace and quiet for parents. It has to be said that the loft-style king-size bedroom suite, with access to the roof terrace, makes 'Windows' a worthwhile indulgence for one couple alone! Accommodation in detail Private parking for 2 cars. Ground floor entrance porch with space for walking clobber. Upstairs to the open plan living area with enormous windows, stripped wooden floors and chocolate leather furnishings. The ingenious kitchen has a central island, and serves a large dining area. Twin bedroom at this level, with en-suite shower room with pebbled floor. Upstairs to the spacious king-size loft suite, with far-reaching views, en-suite bathroom, complete with bathroom TV! and access to the roof terrace. The roof terrace is the perfect place for al-fresco meals and lazy afternoons. Nestled on the northern shores of Lake Windermere at the heart of the Lakes, Ambleside is a charming historic village that has grown to become one of the most vibrant destinations in the region. Part of Ambleside's appeal is its location; enjoying the tranquility and activity of Lake Windermere's shores (lake cruises depart just outside the village centre), but also the dramatic backdrop of our Lakeland Fells and mountains (Ambleside is renowned as a hub for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts). It's easy to see why so many return year after year and why so many long to make their home here! In the village centre, explore tempting cafes and a wide range of shops - everything from local craft to expert outdoor clothing. Ambleside is home to two cinema venues and several acclaimed Lake District restaurants - along with the wonderful country pubs in the surrounding area you'll be spoilt for choice. Special evenings out or romantic occasions…all are catered for within the village centre. Within walking distance of Ambleside village centre is Waterhead Pier; the departure point for Windermere Lake Cruises. With regular departures throughout the day, you'll find the elegant 'steamers' or smaller launches a perfect way to explore without a car. The boats travel the full length of the lake, with stops at Bowness and Lakeside.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

3 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£295 - £455 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Cherry Tree Cottage is a wonderful property on the outskirts of Cockermouth. The cottage is cosy, with its stylish wood burner and beautiful garden, comfortably sleeping 2 people and 2 dogs. It is ideal for a romantic getaway in the northern Lake District.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £88 /night

£615 - £1450 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £50 /night

£345 - £565 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Arndale Holiday Cottage is a lovely barn conversion, sleeping up to 4, which looks out upon some of the finest scenery in the Lake District, including Great Dodd, and beyond that, Helvellyn itself.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Good 3.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £57 /night

£395 - £795 / week

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  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
This gorgeous character apartment nestles on the banks of the River Rothay, which meanders gently through Grasmere village. Retaining the character of the original Lakeland stone building, Riverbank has been refurbished with a touch of the contemporary. We particularly love the oak beamed ceilings and traditional windows in both the cosy bedrooms. This location is sublime for a romantic retreat or calming family holiday - soak up the views and relish the peace and quiet, but never be too far from shops, quaint tea rooms, cosy pubs and excellent eateries in Grasmere village centre. In fact, with walks beginning in every direction, you might not need your car during your stay. Accommodation in detail Private parking for 1 car. Riverside path to an external staircase with decked patio/balcony. Enter to a bright, modern Shaker style kitchen/dining room with large picture window and large dining table. Opening to the cosy lounge, with deep-cushioned furnishings and subtle contemporary decor. Inner hallway with games desk, leading to ground floor bathroom with shower over bath. A Victorian staircase leads to the master bedroom with king-size double bed, and the twin bedroom. First floor shower room. Location Grasmere is a historic village at the very heart of the Lakes, west of Ambleside and north of Coniston and Hawkshead. The village centre has a number of useful shops, market, tea rooms and a select few very good restaurants - including the Good Food Guide listed Jumble Room. Although hugely popular with tourists and walkers, Grasmere remains a relaxed village location with a real air of history. In the village you can explore the legacy of artists who've been inspired by the landscapes around the village - of particular note is the Heaton Cooper Studio. The famous poet William Wordsworth lived in Grasmere while writing some of his most famous poetry. His former home can be visited at Dove Cottage & the Wordsworth Museum, and his family grave is one of the most visited literary shrines in the world. A holiday cottage in Grasmere provides easy access to no end of fabulous Lake District walks. Try the route up to Easedale Tarn in the fells above the village, visit the shores of nearby Rydal Water, or take on Fairfield, Silver How or Loughrigg to name but a few!  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £54 /night

£375 - £595 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Gable Cottage is a cosy Lakeland Cottage with incredible views of England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike - sleeping up to 6 people and 2 dogs. Explore the tranquil Lakeland paradise of Eskdale and Wasdale then enjoy a glass of wine in front of the roaring fire.  …see more

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House | 9 Bedrooms | sleeps 18

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £193 /night

£1350 - £3245 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Hazelwood is an imposing detached house of considerable character and charm which has been tastefully refurbished to provide warm and comfortable home from home accommodation.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £71 /night

£495 - £995 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Part of an impressive 17th century gentleman's residence, this elegantly refurbished cottage in Ambleside has been a labour of love for its owners. Retaining its traditional character, Gale Lodge Cottage provides sophisticated living space and true relaxation with far-reaching views over the village to the Lakeland Fells. Couples or families will enjoy plenty of sociable space; chatting around the real flame woodburner, dining in style or watching the sun set in the scenic conservatory. With the ease of cosmopolitan Ambleside on your doorstep, this is a wonderful Lake District retreat at any time of year. Accommodation in detail Entrance porch, spacious hall, fitted-out 'boot room' and ground floor shower room / WC. Well equipped 'farmhouse' kitchen with large dining table. Bright and spacious lounge, with elegant oak beams, relaxing furniture and real flame woodburner fireplace, leading to the conservatory and twin bedroom on the ground floor with access to the private patio. Upstairs to the spacious master bedroom with 'gothic' window and luxury en-suite bathroom with double-ended bath, and the second cosy, kingsize bedroom with contemporary shower room. Travel cot, books, toys and games provided for children and babies, please bring your own high chair, if required. For further details visit galelodgecottage.co.uk Location This luxury self-catering property in Ambleside places you at the heart of the Lake District's most vibrant lake shore village. Ambleside is alive with sophisticated shops, tempting cafes, acclaimed Lake District restaurants including 'The Glass House', and a selection of cosy pubs. Ambleside also has an excellent cinema, pizzeria and jazz bar. Stroll to Waterhead Pier and you can take a steamer cruise to Bowness or Lakeside, a great way to explore without using a car. Ambleside is always popular with keen walkers, with so many famous routes beginning nearby. You'll find expert advice and equipment available in a range of specialist shops; don't forget to also seek route advice at the tourist information centre. For touring the wider Lake District, Ambleside is a fantastic place to start. The A591 leads effortlessly to Windermere and Bowness, or north to serene Rydal Water and historic Grasmere where you can visit the former home of poet William Wordsworth. Visit nearby Hawkshead and the home of Beatrix Potter, or branch off the the breathtaking Langdale Valley for a taste of secluded rural life.  …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £171 /night

£1195 - £2450 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Croft House is a lovely barn conversion offering group accommodation for up to 12 people. The large living and dining room is perfect for a group get-together. The huge dining table comfortably seats 12. The property has extensive gardens, pets are welcome, wifi.... Perfect for getting away with family or friends  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £53 /night

£365 - £765 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
The Stables is a beautiful property, located in the quiet and unspoilt area of Ennerdale in the English Lake District. This wonderful cottage offers accommodation for up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms and also welcomes up to 2 well behaved dogs.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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£495 - £1200 / week

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  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
This wonderfully spacious, 18th century Lakeland property sits in a peaceful location at the foot of Orrest Head. It's a mere half mile from Windermere village, and close to the spectacular scenery and famous country pubs of the Troutbeck Valley. Substantial and stylish, this ideal retreat for family and friends blends the traditional feel of wooden beams with comfortable, modern furnishings. Inside the ancient thick stone walls you have the perfect place for precious time together... eating home-cooked meals in the large kitchen/dining room, striding out together to admire the lake views from Orrest Head, and catching up on quality sleep in the sumptuous bedrooms. The top floor suite is an absolute treat! Accommodation in detail: Private parking for 2 cars. Enter to the farmhouse kitchen / dining room with electric oven, gas hob and family-sized table. The homely living room has deep-cushioned furnishings, heavy beams and a woodburning stove. Spacious groundfloor cloakroom. Upstairs to the first floor with two double bedrooms (one en-suite) and a twin bedroom. The main bathroom is also on this level. Upstairs again to a vaulted suite with double bedroom, dressing area and bathroom. Walled sitting-out patio area outside for meals al-fresco. Location A self-catering cottage in Windermere really lets you soak up the Lakeland atmosphere. Easily accessible from the M6, and by train, Windermere is a well-served and modern village with a traditional feel. It's right next to the famously scenic A591, the main route into the heart of the Lakes, and only a couple of miles up the road from Bowness Bay and the shores of Lake Windermere. A great base for exploring, with plenty on your doorstep too. In Windermere village there is a high-class Booths supermarket, selling the finest Lakeland produce and day-to-day essentials. The headquarters of Lakeland Ltd is well worth a visit for culinary fans, and the high street is lined with a range of local shops. There are a number of good traditional pubs, serving real Lakeland ale and hearty pub meals. You'll find lazy cafes for breakfast out, and excellent Lake District restaurants. Just a walk or short taxi ride away is Bowness village, where more attractions await on the shores of Lake Windermere. Scenic cruises aboard the famous steamers run from Bowness Pier, ferrying passengers the full length of the lake with stops at Ambleside and Lakeside. Windermere Golf Club is found just outside Bowness village - fantastic views! Bustling Bowness also has plenty of nightlife to offer. Try contemporary tapas at Bodegas & Sol, or stylish dining at The Postillion Restaurant. The Hole int Wall is a favourite traditional Lakeland pub, and there are plenty of other bars, pubs and even a nightclub if you want to really make a night of it.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 9

3 Nights min stay

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from £165 /night

£1150 - £2820 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Swinsty is a stunning luxury Cottage for up to 9 people, which has recently been renovated to an exceptional standard by an award winning designer. The cottage is in a privileged location away from the crowds, but within walking distance of Ullswater Lake.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £185 /night

£1295 - £2995 / week

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  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A beautiful Lakeland Farmhouse in the beautiful valley of Eskdale. Comfortably sleeping 16 with lovely gardens, it is the perfect place for friends and family to get together. The house welcomes up to two pets, who can enjoy the lovely gardens the cottage boasts.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

3 Nights min stay

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from £128 /night

£895 - £2495 / week

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Situated in the heart of the Eskdale valley with great view, Low Birker Farmouse gives contemporary living for 10 in a beautiful old farmhouse.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £60 /night

£420 - £795 / week

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  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This beautiful stone built Lakeland cottage sleeps 4 and sits above the lovely village of Glenridding, with views to the Lake from the garden and master bedroom. Perfect for a family holiday all year round, with pubs and activities only a short walk away.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £57 /night

£395 - £765 / week

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  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A lovely Lakeland house with a sunny garden, in the quiet and tranquil valley of Eskdale. Close to the amenities and the wonderful lakeland fells, this cottage can sleep up to 5 people and 1 dog, ideal for families. With two open fires, it's the perfect relaxing getaway  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £85 /night

£595 - £1350 / week

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  • Car advised
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  • Private garden
What a superb, spacious and gracious Grasmere holiday home for soaking up the scenery! This stunningly presented Lakeland cottage takes an idyllic setting overlooking the vale of Grasmere towards Silver How and was once the coach house with surrounding stables. Stone Arthur rises behind, completing your breathtaking panoramic outlook. A treat for family groups or friends, Ben House has been furnished and finished with quality time in mind. The beautiful living room overlooks the large gardens as does the dining room and not forgetting the sun room. The kitchen has all you could wish for including an Aga, said to be the heart of any home. Each bedroom is a picture-perfect retreat with luxurious bathroom facilities. Accommodation in detail Pull into the driveway for Ben House and overlook the beautiful gardens with ample parking as well as a garage / useful secure bike store. A sun room / conservatory is a great place to relax on sunny days and then into the spacious entrance hall. The drawing room is great for relaxing and the dining room is fit for any formal get together with good food, even better wine and conversation late into the night. The kitchen has it all including an Aga and on the ground floor is a cloakroom / 4th WC, wash basin. A magnificent spacial flow staircase leads to the first floor and bedrooms; 2 superb king size with luxurious en-suite facilities; a further king size and a single bedroom with luxury bathroom incorporating a corner Jacuzzi bath and separate power shower cubicle. Location This large cottage in Grasmere is truly enviable for its scenic location. With the views beginning at home, you'll be tempted to take on such famous Lake District walks as Silver How, Lang How and Helm Crag. Rising behind the property is the impressive 'Fairfield Horseshoe' - keen walkers will be spoilt for choice. But a holiday property in Grasmere isn't just a dream for walkers. This historic Lake District village is famed for its connections with the poet William Wordsworth, who lived in the village at Dove Cottage - now owned by the National Trust and open to the public as part of the Wordsworth Museum. Artists will enjoy browsing several watercolour galleries in Grasmere, particularly the Heaton Cooper Studio which displays the Cooper family's famous work as well as that of inspired local artists. The village centre has all the facilities you'll need during your self-catering holiday in the heart of the Lakes. From local shops and supermarket to quaint tea rooms and acclaimed restaurants - the Good Food Guide- listed Jumble Room is a treat for a special occasion. For touring by car or exploring the Lakes, the A591 leads you effortlessly south past Rydal Water to Ambleside on the northern shore of Lake Windermere, or north to Keswick and Derwent Water. Also easily found to your south are the breathtaking Langdale Valley and the Lake District's third largest lake, Coniston.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1120 / week

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  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
High Brow is a traditional stone fronted Lakeland Cottage, sleeping up to 8 people. It offers modern conveniences, whilst having the privileged and elevated position over the Ullswater Valley, with stunning views towards High Street and Helvellyn. Perfect for families.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £66 /night

£460 - £1195 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This delightful 4 star Lake District holiday home is a wonderful find for families or groups. Close to Bowness, Lake Windermere and the Windermere Golf Club, you'll enjoy the privacy of a stunning garden which can also be enjoyed from your spacious conservatory. Inside, the property is truly homely and beautifully presented throughout. Relax by the open fire, eat well in the elegant dining room, sleep well in comfortable bedrooms, and take advantage of free Wifi. It's only a 5 minute stroll to Bowness village, and of course the delights of Lake Windermere. Right from your doorstep, you'll find a number of excellent Lake District walking routes including Brantfell - where the lake views are simply unforgettable. Accommodation in detail Traditional arched entrance porch and hall with cloak cupboard for walking clobber. Light and spacious lounge, warmed by an open fire. Elegant separate dining room with large table and traditional leaded windows. A superb kitchen leads to the furnished conservatory with patio doors to the garden, perfect for al-fresco dining! Useful utility room and cloakroom/WC at the rear of the property. Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room. Modern house bathroom. Private parking right outside the property. Location A group or family holiday in Bowness village, just a stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere, brings many of the highlights of the English Lake District within easy reach during your stay. As well as enjoying easy road links to the most famous Lake District villages, and to the start points for walking routes in the Lakeland Fells, you'll find shops, cafes, traditional Lakeland pubs and restaurants in Bowness to entertain you close to home. There are also several lively bars in Bowness, the Royalty Cinema and Old Laundry Theatre. Many Lake Disrict family attractions are located in the Bowness and Lake Windermere area. Visit the World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness, Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside (only a short drive to the southern end of Lake Windermere) or take a Windermere Lake Cruise from Bowness Bay to Ambleside or Lakeside, two other popular Lake District self-catering destinations. Windermere Golf Club is nearby, on the way out of Bowness towards Crook. It nestles in stunning countryside and boasts several acclaimed Lake District gastropubs within easy reach, such as the Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse and the traditional Sun Inn.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £50 /night

£350 - £725 / week

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  • Car advised
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  • Private garden
Rural bliss for a romantic break in the Lakes and a dream for your Lake District honeymoon. This charming Lyth Valley cottage offers outstanding views as far as the eye can see; standing only a stroll away from the village of Crosthwaite and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn. Although within the grounds of a larger residence, Highbeck Cottage offers complete privacy and shares 3 acres of scenic grounds. Step inside and you'll find traditional character with a distinctly contemporary finish, all on one level and perfect for a couple. Wake up to coffee with a view on the patio, head out for a walk in any direction, cosy up with a film on the widescreen TV, then sleep well in total peace and quiet. All this and only a short drive to lively Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere. Accommodation in detail A sweeping driveway leads to Highbeck and Highbeck Cottage, with parking for one car outside. Enter via porch for walking clobber, hallway with utility room and 2nd WC. Kitchen / diner well-equipped for two, overlooking the garden. The cosy lounge is full of character with exposed beams, electric 'woodburning' stove for ease and patio doors to the garden and patio area. A truly romantic king-size bedroom overlooks the Lyth Valley from its picture window, and is served by a luxurious en-suite shower room. Location This romantic rural Lake District cottage lies only a stroll from the small village of Crosthwaite, in the north of the Lyth Valley and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. The Lyth Valley is lush and laid back, riddled with picturesque walking and cycling routes and renowned as a peaceful landscape compared to busier Lake District self-catering destinations such as Bowness and Ambleside. The valley is set apart from Lake Windermere by a row of lower level fells, with plenty of opportunities to climb up high and soak up stunning lake views. You'll never be too far from attractions, evening entertainment and sophisticated shopping in Bowness village, with Windermere Golf Club also nearby. Also from Bowness, Windermere Lake Cruises depart to Ambleside and Lakeside. The Lyth Valley is also renowned for its scattering of high-class country pub restaurants, one of which stands only a stroll away from Highbeck Cottage. The Punchbowl Inn is one of the most widely-acclaimed Lake District gastropubs, nestling alongside a pretty old church.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £50 /night

£350 - £660 / week

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Just a few hundred yards from Beatrix Potter's former home, Stoney Croft is nestled in the peaceful village of Near Sawrey just outside Hawkshead village. Found along a quiet lane leading to Moss Eccles Tarn, Stoney Croft Cottage has a picture postcard setting that's guaranteed to inspire. Walks abound in all directions, the National Trust owned Tower Bank Arms is only a stone's throw away, and the cottage itself is a soothing retreat. Tastefully modernised to 4 star standards, the interior is homely, enjoys a spacious living room and separate dining area, and opens out to a serene sun deck. Despite the secluded feel, Hawkshead village remains close by and the car-ferry crossing over Lake Windermere to Bowness is minutes away. Accommodation in detail Private parking for 1 car. Enter into the cosy yet contemporary lounge with wooden floor, deep-cushioned leather sofas and open fire. Separate, stylish dining room with access to the decked sun terrace. Neat, very well-equipped kitchen. Upstairs to the 2 bedrooms; 1 king-size double (which can also serve as a twin) and 1 double bedroom. Both bedrooms are beautifully presented in a calming shade. Modern house bathroom with shower over bath. Location A holiday cottage in Near Sawrey places you at the heart of the Lakes and close to Moss Eccles Tarn and tranquil Esthwaite Water (fictional home of Beatrix Potter's Jeremy Fisher!) which lies between Near Sawrey and Hawkshead village. Keen walkers will be brilliantly placed to reach the starting points of many of the Lake District's famous walks, and those looking for a manageable stroll in attractive surroundings will find many to choose from nearby. Nearby Hawkshead village is enchanting with its car-free cobbled streets, its air of history - fascinating historic attractions include the Hawkshead Grammar School museum (a real step back in time) and the former home of Beatrix Potter, open to the public at Hill Top. But the village is also your bolt hole for shops and facilities - stock up the kitchen with tasty local produce at the Honeypot delicatessen, and sample a few of the excellent eateries in the village. Another nearby must-see Lakeland village is Ambleside, a popular Lake District self-catering location for its friendly, lively centre and its position on the shores of Lake Windermere.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Short stays welcome

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from £165 /night

£1150 - £2495 / week

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  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Situated on Whinlatter pass, Darling How is a large Georgian farmhouse with fantastic views of the Lakeland fells. The house has been renovated to high standards to accommodate up to ten people and is an ideal place for family gatherings and celebrations.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £60 /night

£415 - £730 / week

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  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Recently renovated cottage, providing fantastic accommodation for up to 4 people. It has its own private children's playground, private terrace and beautiful open fire. Ideally located in the idyllic and peaceful valley of Miterdale, it makes the perfect getaway.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£385 - £660 / week

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  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This traditional cottage sleeps up to 4 people, in the village of Ravenglass. Sit on the veranda and watch the sunset over the sea; then move inside, enjoying the wood burning stove and the quality of this beautifully modernised Lakeland cottage.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £100 /night

£695 - £1495 / week

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  • Private garden
This is a beautiful 17th century farmhouse. The essence of old Lakeland charm and character, cosily tucked away in a picturesque setting and presiding over a quiet courtyard. Birkwray Farmhouse effortlessly blends old lakeland charm with the 21st century and here is a place to relax, unwind and spend precious time together soaking up this idyllic location. Step inside and marvel at the luxurious finish where solid oak flooring with sumptuous furnishings meet Farrow & Ball, picture windows, sleek bathrooms and chic bedrooms and a glossy magazine kitchen is complete with granite worktops and limestone flooring...from here walks are in abundance in every direction including a 15 minute walk into picture postcard Hawkshead, stocked with excellent places to visit and eat. The famous 'Drunken Duck' Inn is also ony a short walk away but within a two minute stroll is a country pub in Outgate itself. If searching for Lakeland luxury in breathtaing countryside, you will search long and hard to find better than here... The accommodation comprises - A traditional Lake District porch leads you into the superb lounge complete with old oak beams and warming open fire. The beautiful kitchen / dining room has all you need wrapped up in granite and with access also into the courtyard. On the ground floor is a luxurious wetroom and a useful laundry. Upstairs to the 3 lavish country cottage bedrooms, one of which has en-suite facilities the other two share the main house bathroom. Outside is the sleepy garden, a perfect place to escape and admire the far reaching views or live life al-fresco style and there is parking for two cars.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Good 3.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1400 / week

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This glamorous and spacious boutique-style self-catering property takes prime location only a few hundred yards from Ambleside's bustling village centre. But the superb location is just the half of it. With sumptuous contemporary decor throughout the property, each bedroom in the property boasts individual character and charm providing uniquely stylish accommodation for up to 10 people. You'll find elegant space for relaxing and dining, patio doors to an al-fresco area, a super games room for rainy days, and of course the shops, eateries, Lakeland pubs and leisurely lake shores of Ambleside only seconds away. You may never need your car! Accommodation in detail Entrance hall with cloakroom / 4th WC. Generous lounge with patio doors to external seating area. Modern kitchen with stylish dining area and breakfast bar. First floor: Two luxurious bedrooms, contemporary house bathroom and games room with double sofa bed. Second floor: Two further double bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. Location Ambleside is one of the most vibrant, and perhaps the most sophisticated village in the Lake District. It's lake shore location and excellent facilities make it the ideal choice for a self-catering break. Only seconds from your door you'll find a superb range of excellent restaurants, tasty cafes, local delicatessens, interesting shops, cinema and more. The shore of Lake Windermere is also only a stroll away at Waterhead Pier, where pub restaurants overlook the lake and Windermere Lake Cruises depart with trips to Bowness and Lakeside. A unique day out! For exploring the rest of the Lake District, walkers and cyclists (or even just self-confessed foodies!) will find Ambleside an ideal base. The A591 leads you south to Troutbeck, Windermere and Bowness, or north to Rydal Water, Grasmere then on to Langdale, Coniston or Keswick.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £57 /night

£395 - £660 / week

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  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
4 Town End has been lovingly refurbished by the owners, to provide wonderful accommodation. It sleeps up to 6 people and is in a stunning location, surrounded by the fells of Mosedale. It's situated near to Keswick, but far enough away if you want to avoid the crowds.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £128 /night

£895 - £2495 / week

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  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Luxurious and environmentally friendly detached barn conversion, sublime setting close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere, set within 400 acres of glorious grounds including a private lake with Rainbow Trout fishing. With warming woodburner and external hot tub.  …see more

Cumbria, at the very north of England, is amongst its most beautiful regions. The Lake District National Park has long been celebrated for its mirror lakes, craggy peaks, holiday cottages and country houses. There are also an abundance of pretty villages and towns. The Lake District is heaven for those who love the outdoors, with sailing, rock climbing and hiking and much more on offer. Cumbria has sandy coastlines and interesting towns to visit, including old-fashioned Penrith.