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Farmhouse | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Short stays welcome

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from £62 /night

£430 - £620 / week

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  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Ideally located within the heart of the stunning Arnside / Silverdale designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB), with lovely gentle walks and cycle rides from the door. The area is a haven for lovers of the countryside. Arnside village just over 2 miles away. Countryside view, old oak beans, characterful old property, well-appointed throughout, families, Wi-Fi  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £78 /night

£546 - £1304 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Converted inn / public house in beautiful Cockermouth on the fringe of the Western Lake District. Open fires, original bar and large dining area. Decked beer garden with barbeque. Walking distance from pubs, restaurants and shops. WiFi Smoking is not permitted inside the property, but there is a covered outdoor smoking area.  …see more

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Cottage | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

3 Nights min stay

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from £200 /night

£1394 - £2025 / week

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  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
Church Court Cottages offer 4 separate Cottages grouped together around a central courtyard. They offer privacy whilst providing an opportunity to get together with family and friends. We offer short breaks all year round - perfect for weddings or other celebrations. We offer Short Breaks all year round, with Changeover Days on Fridays and Mondays.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £66 /night

£456 - £711 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
A homely barn conversion containing a large open plan Kitchen / Diner / Living Room upstairs, with 2 Bedrooms and a Wet-Room downstairs. The Cottage retains its original beams, with beautiful views of the North Pennines & a great wood-burning stove. We offer Short Breaks all year round, with Changeover Days on Fri and Mon. (Please ask for other start days)  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £65 /night

£451 - £515 / week

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  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Executive Suite is fitted out to the highest specifications including hot tub, giant high definition tv, playstation 3, ipod docking stations and sound system throughout all rooms, free wi-fi, fully dimmer controlled lighting, deluxe memory foam mattresses,power shower * please note - this property is advertised elsewhere and we will be in contact to confirm your booking*  …see more

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Bungalow | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£300 - £520 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
This Grange-over-Sands holiday home is a perfect retreat for a restful relaxing break and is ideal if you want peace and quiet, Ideal for walkers and pet owners, Views across the bay, Summer house, Close to Cartmel, Parachuting nearby, Cycling in the Lakes, Private garden, Ideal for cross-bay walks, Free bicycle store, Arrive as guests leave as friends  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £68 /night

£475 - £686 / week

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  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
This Luxurious Contemporary Holiday Cottage has all modern facilities, fitted Kitchen, two Bedrooms 1 x King Size and 1 x 2 Singles, bathroom with Shower, Bath and Bidet. The hexagonal lounge has 180 degree views of the grounds, home Cinema System, Log effect Stove. This Cottage is owned and managed by Heads Nook Hall B&B and compliments this award winning business.  …see more

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Cottage | 9 Bedrooms | sleeps 17

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £165 /night

£1150 - £2750 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Idyllic farmhouse on the Ashlack estate in the heart of the lake district. Guests are welcome to explore surrounding woods, land and fells. 10 min drive to Coniston water. Breathtaking views of mountains and out to sea. Woodburning stove and open fireplace. Ideal for large groups and families Fresh white bedding and towels provided. Can provide catering  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £61 /night

£425 - £900 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Idyllic cottage on the Ashlack estate in the heart of the lake district. Guests are welcome to explore surrounding woods, land and fells. 10 min drive to Coniston water. Breathtaking views of mountains and out to sea. Open fireplace in the sitting room. Rustic property with many original features. Fresh white bedding and towels provided.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £106 /night

£742 - £1166 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
Incredible landscape for walks, sightseeing and even skiing in winter. Stunning view from one of the highest points of England, overlooking the wild North Pennines. Quiet and convivial atmosphere for everyone. B&B and self-catering. Bedrooms: 2 x twin or double rooms 2 x 4 bed bunk rooms May Deals £100pn mid week based on 6 people  …see more

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Apartment | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Good 3.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £73 /night

£509 - £901 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
A luxury 4-star self catering maisonette with stunning views, centrally and ideally located for all activities and amenities that Keswick has to offer. Has Gold Award status putting it in VisitBritain's top 7% for quality assessed self-catering accommodation nationwide.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £79 /night

£550 - £950 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
This beautiful detatched sandstone cottage nestles in the unspoilt Cumbrian village of Cumwhitton in the Eden Valley on the edges of the Lake District. Awarded 5 star Gold by Visit England it really is a hidden gem. The cottage is in a fantastic unspoilt location with private parking, pretty gardens and stunning walks.  …see more

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Lodge | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £68 /night

£475 - £679 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
If you are looking for the perfect way to see and take in the British countryside, look no further than Pine Lake in scenic and historic Carnforth.  …see more

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Log cabin | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £54 /night

£375 - £795 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
'Windermere Holiday Lodge' is a privately owned 3 bedroom, dog and pet friendly self-catering family holiday Lodge set in a stunning location at the award winning 4 Star Holiday Park at White Cross Bay in the heart of Cumbria in the Lake District. 'Windermere Holiday Lodge' is located between Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District.  …see more

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Lodge | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £72 /night

£500 - £900 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Kellet Lodge is a luxury 8 berth self-catering lodge on the gateway to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Blackpool. Our 8 berth lodge can easily accommodate extended families and groups of friends. Kellet Lodge is a home from home catering, for everyone's needs..  …see more

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Lodge | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £66 /night

£460 - £895 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Lakeview 5, recently awarded 4 stars from the Visit England inspection is on White Coss Bay Leisure Park and Marina and just 25m from the waters of Lake Windermere. This is a beautifully maintained park, awarded the David Bellamy gold award for its conservation efforts. The Lodge has a well equipped kitchen,two luxury bathrooms one with whirlpool bath  …see more

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Cottage | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £72 /night

£500 - £1100 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
High Bield is a 5-bed cottage set high up on the fell above the village of Hartsop near Patterdale. The house sits in a spectacular location with breathtaking views and great walking from the door. It was built in the 1920s by the embroiderer, Ann Macbeth. The house was completely refurbished a few years ago and is comfortable and cosy.  …see more

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Barn | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £69 /night

£477 - £838 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Fantastic view and location Eco-build Luxury accommodation Wood burning stove and underfloor heating 2 bathrooms and downstairs toilet Newly renovated so newly furnished Easy access to South, Central and West Lakes  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £58 /night

£400 - £550 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Charming barn conversion attached to 17th century farmhouse with spectacular views over Martindale and towards Lake Ullswater. Secluded, tranquil location in 11 acres of private land. Fascinating wildlife. Splendid walking. Perfect for a family or walking holiday.  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £50 /night

£345 - £504 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Suitable for up to 4/ 5people and has full central heating and is a ground level, hillside, self contained holiday flat. It consists of a lounge, kitchen/dining area, two bedrooms, bathroom with full suite, freestanding bath, modern power shower and a laundry/utility ro  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £76 /night

£530 - £1166 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Modern detached cottage in Ennerdale Bridge in the tranquil, unspoilt Ennerdale Valley on the western side of the Lake District National Park. Great for families, walking and touring. Enclosed south facing garden. Views of fields and River Ehen. Broadband and full sky Quiet village, table tennis, snooker table in the garage, full sky TV, superb country for walking/cycling  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £60 /night

£419 - £674 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Stunning two bedroom cottage, each room is en-suite with double glazing, central heating and wood-burning stove in . Paved Patio, off road parking and fully equipped. free WI-FI and digital TV . Fantastic views towards the Solway coast and Scotland children and pet friendly accommodation on a 23 acre farm just a short distance from the village of Caldbeck  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

4 Nights min stay

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from £37 /night

£254 - £590 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Cove Cottage is a quiet and secluded 18th century terraced cottage, located just a minute's walk from the village green and the Allonby beach. Sleeps up to six, one bedroom with four poster. Dogs Welcome.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £75 /night

£520 - £1200 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
The Spinney is luxuriously furnished and equipped with a Four Poster bed, cosy open fire, giving a romantic air. Situated in the village of Lamplugh a wonderful rural location 6 miles south of Cockermouth, close to Loweswater, Ennerdale Water and Crummock Water This beautiful Cottage is sure to impress the most discerning customers. Visit Britain 5 star Gold rated  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £65 /night

£450 - £900 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
Luxury Cottage located close to the town centre, ideal base for exploring the local area and attractions. Small market town with many pubs and eating houses close by. Luxury cottage, close to all local amenities, very high standard accommodation with two bathrooms  …see more

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Lodge | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £83 /night

£579 - £1149 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
Brockwood Hall is situated in the peaceful Whicham Valley near Millom and Broughton in Furness, yet only 4 miles from Silecroft Beach, and the beautiful Western Lakes. Villages like Coniston and Hawkshead are only a short drive away along with many more attractions.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

3 Nights min stay

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from £45 /night

£313 - £504 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
Orton Farmers market monthly Quiet, idyllic village location On Alfred Wainwright Coast to Coast Walk route Lambing Live Featured nearby Westmorland Appleby Horse Fair  …see more

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Lodge | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £73 /night

£511 - £963 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Self catering, boutique style three bedroom lodge with large outdoor deck area housing three burner gas BBQ and ample outdoor seating overlooking brook!! Ideally situated close to clubhouse, swimming pool, children's play park. Dogs are very welcome at TwaDogs Lodge with dog walking area onsite & direct access to lake for a swim.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £108 /night

£750 - £1495 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Ghyllbank House is a luxury holiday home situated between Penrith & Keswick. Beautifully furnished your stay includes: A welcome hamper, linen, towels & toiletries, Sky TV and Wifi Internet access. Fantastic location near the lakes with the River Petteril running behind the enclosed walled garden.  …see more

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Apartment | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £106 /night

£742 - £901 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Private Hot tub, terrace and gas BBQ On site restaurant and room service Complimentary use of the Swan Hotel's spa ( only one mile away) Walks on the doorstep Guests please note the kitchen has a small hob and combi microwave oven grill only.  …see more

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Apartment | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £45 /night

£313 - £525 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Situated in the heart of the Village of Silverdale, coastal, woodland Scenic walks, refurbished furnished apartment, Partial Sea Views, AONB, Morecambe bay, South Lakes- Dog friendly Available for short breaks minimum 3 nights to a week or two or longer if required please enquire for detail  …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 | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £72 /night

£500 - £600 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Situated on the edge of Lazonby in the picturesque Eden Valley, this delightfull three bedroom coach house conversion offers first-class accommodation . Tastefully decorated, with many original features in a courtyard setting. Easy access to M6/A66 and Penrith station. Family holiday , or Romantic Retreat .Discover the beauty of the Lakes , Eden valley & the Northern fells  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

3 Nights min stay

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from £48 /night

£335 - £595 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • 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 | 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 | 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 | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £81 /night

£565 - £1295 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • 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 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 | 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 | 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 | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £57 /night

£395 - £845 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This sophisticated detached Lakeland cottage truly enjoys the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere, yet in absolute peace and quiet, commanding outstanding views. Abbotsgarth Heights commands a gently elevated position providing breathtaking views to the Lakeland Fells, and when the leaves fall the view over Lake Windermere is magnificent. This beautiful place offers a fantastic base from which to explore this vibrant village, the magic of Lake Windermere and also the wider Lake District. A soothing open-plan living space, with separate games / quiet room, makes the ideal environment for relaxed gatherings or sociable occasions. Two couples or a family can spread out and relax without treading on any toes; the two superbly chic bedrooms have their own luxurious bathroom facilities. Accommodation in detail Driveway leads to private parking adjacent to the cottage. Entrance hall with elegant wooden floor and access to the two ground floor king size bedrooms (each with its own television); the king size with luxury en-suite shower room and the super king size room with separate luxury bathroom. The super king can be made into a twin room so please specify how you would like this when making your reservation. Utility area also on ground floor with storage space for walking gear. Superb Ash staircase leads to open-plan living room with a 40" widescreen HD TV (including a Blue Ray Player and HD recorder), stereo (including an IPod / iPhone dock, which also operators as a charger), sumptuous sofas and designer furnishings (including a dining table which seats 4), and Juliette balcony doors providing unimpeded access to that wonderful view. The modern kitchen is well-equipped even for entertaining. A separate games / quiet room provides for an HD television and PlayStation 3 entertainment along with a selection of Books, DVD's and CD's or simply a place to relax and gaze at that view. Dedicated Wi-Fi access throughout the house allows those who wish to stay in touch. Location. This luxury Bowness holiday home takes a peaceful scenic location, just off the heart of Bowness and only a 5 minute walk from the village centre itself. Bowness-on-Windermere is a popular Lake District holiday location, nestling on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere and alive with all the boating activities of Bowness Bay. Enjoy sophisticated shops, tempting cafes, excellent Lake District restaurants and cosy traditional pubs, or stroll to the pier to hop on a Windermere Lake Cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside - a lovely way to explore without even using your car. Couples or families will find plenty of evening venues to explore - from the cosy and traditional 'Hole int Wall' to the trendy Bodega & Sol tapas bar. Families can take their pick from a range of attractions in Bowness; mini golf on the Glebe, the famous World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the Royalty Cinema and the Old Laundry Theatre. Enjoying the wider Lake District is simple and easy with a self-catering property in Bowness as your starting point. The famously scenic A591 leads from nearby Windermere village to Ambleside, Rydal Water and historic Grasmere. It's a breeze to branch off and explore Ullswater, via the dramatic Kirkstone Pass, or Langdale, Hawkshead and Coniston water.  …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

Very Good 4/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £54 /night

£375 - £725 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Stylish and central, this traditional Ambleside cottage provides a perfect base for family or couples. Each bedroom has a bathroom and a fabulous view, so there'll be no argument over rooms. The living space is relaxed, the dining kitchen ideal for cosy evening meals, and the location absolutely perfect for guests who want to take the holiday at their own pace. With Ambleside's delightful village centre only a stone's throw away, you'll find shops, restaurants and traditional Lakeland pubs to explore. But also only a stroll away is Waterhead Pier, where the steamers depart to Bowness and Lakeside. Accommodation in detail Permit parking available in central Ambleside (a real bonus in this location!). Enter into the open plan living area; cosy furnishings surround the gas fireplace and contemporary TV / audio system. The kitchen area is well-equipped, and open to the dining area with family-size dining table. Upstairs to the first floor double bedroom, scenic bay window and en-suite. Upstairs again to the twin bedroom, also en-suite and enjoying elevated views. Location This attractive 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Ambleside provides a really convenient base from which to explore the village, Lake Windermere and also the wider Lake District. Ambleside is a vibrant Lakeland village on the northern shore of Lake Windermere. As well as being close to ferry departures at Waterhead Pier - providing a scenic route to Bowness and Lakeside - the village has a wonderful atmosphere. Scattered with traditional Lakeland cottages and historic buildings such as the tiny 'Bridge House', Ambleside is also well served with sophisticated shops, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and cosy pubs. It's renowned as a gathering point for walkers too, with routes for all abilities beginning in and around the village. You'll find plenty of advice on Lake District walks in expert outdoor shops or at the tourist information centre. Lake District attractions nearby include Rydal Mount & Gardens; a former family home of poet William Wordsworth. His Grasmere home, Dove Cottage, is also open to the public and is only a short drive away along the A591.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £53 /night

£365 - £645 / week

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  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Only 50 metres from Lake Windermere's Waterhead Pier and a leisurely stroll from Ambleside's vibrant centre, this beautifully refurbished Lakeland cottage is a truly enviable bolt hole. One or two couples will relax and enjoy the sophisticated living space, perfectly arranged for memorable social occasions. Solid oak floors offset crisp white walls throughout stylish double bedrooms, luxury bathroom, cosy living area and swish open plan dining kitchen - where we fell in love with the baby blue retro fridge! Walk from your door to Wansfell, hop on a steamer at Waterhead Pier, or simply soak up cosmopolitan Lakeland life in Ambleside... This superb retreat ensures every guest can take the holiday at their own pace. Accommodation in detail Guests enjoy complimentary membership of nearby Low Wood Leisure Club. Private parking for one car, with additional parking close by. A Victorian stained-glass entrance leads to the modern open plan living space, with solid oak floors, luxury furnishings and large original sash windows. Well-equipped designer kitchen and sophisticated dining space. An oak staircase leads to the two superb double bedrooms, one of which overlooks Wansfell and has a walk-in wardrobe. Luxurious house bathroom with contemporary wood panelling, his and hers sinks and shower over bath. Location This super-stylish Ambleside holiday cottage takes a fantastic location; only 50 metres from Lake Windermere's shore and Windermere Lake Cruises at Waterhead Pier. The property is also just a very short stroll from the centre of Ambleside village. On the northern shores of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is one of the Lake District's most cosmopolitan communities. You'll lose yourself in sophisticated shops, sample local produce in cafes and delis, and try acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as 'The Glass House' - favoured even by Gordon Ramsay! Surrounded by Lakeland Fells and walking routes, Ambleside village is a traditional gathering point for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. You'll pick up all sorts of tips in the expert outdoor shops, and find route tips available at the Ambleside tourist information centre. If you're looking for historic interest or a bit of culture, there's plenty to see. The village's much-photographed 'Bridge House' is one of the oldest and smallest houses in the Lake District. Roman Fort Galava is just outside the village, and poet William Wordsworth's former family home can be visited nearby at Rydal Mount and Gardens. With the A591 providing easy access to historic Grasmere and beyond, you'll find endless Lake District attractions within reach. Our tip is to take a Sunday drive from Ambleside over the dramatic Kirkstone Pass - your scenic route to Ullswater with lunch at the renowned Queen's Head en-route.  …see more

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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

3 Nights min stay

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from £53 /night

£370 - £695 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
You can sense the history in this luxurious and romantic Grasmere cottage, providing the perfect romantic retreat for a couple. Almost neighbour to the former home of William Wordsworth, Dove Holme Cottage is beautifully presented, displaying the most elegant of traditional features; adorning oak beams, woodburning fireplace and gorgeous modern bedroom. The cottage has a cosy atmosphere for evenings in and special occasions, but is also only a few minutes' stroll from Grasmere's village centre for shops, restaurants and country pubs. Keen walkers will stride out straight from the doorstep, perhaps never needing to use the car, and will find the sleek modern shower room just right at the end of a long day. Accommodation in detail Traditional Lakeland porch leads into the cosy but bright lounge, with deep-cushioned sofas, character exposed beams, and a warm woodburning stove set in pretty Lakeland stone. The kitchen / dining room is well-equipped, and provides pleasant dining space for four. Upstairs to the romantic bedroom with a kingsize bed, and the sleek and luxurious shower room. There is a bench outside the cottage for coffee or drinks on sunny days. Location Only a stone's throw from William Wordsworth's Dove Cottage, this romantic Lake District self-catering property is nestled in a peaceful conservation area on the edges of Grasmere village, close to the pretty lake, but only a short stroll from shops, tea rooms and restaurants in Grasmere's village centre. It's a perfect location for a romantic break in the Lake District and also 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! The Langdale Pikes are accessible from the Langdale Valley, only a short drive away, and up the road at Thirlmere you'll find the start point for an ascent of Helvellyn. Grasmere itself is well-served for self-catering in the Lake District, with lovely local shops and a vibrant market square. Drive a few miles to Ambleside along the A591, and you'll find a more cosmopolitan village centre with sophisticated shops, delis and acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as The Glass House. Don't forget to explore the wealth of excellent country gastropubs in the Lake District.  …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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Key info:

  • 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

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.