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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £52 /night

£362 - £729 / week

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A superb terraced cottage sleeping four in two bedrooms on the outskirts of Sedbergh.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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from £90 /night

£625 - £840 / week

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This traditional 1800's Cumbrian property enjoys a peaceful location less than a mile from the popular village of Grasmere.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £77 /night

£535 - £715 / week

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Cloud Cottage enjoys a convenient location in the heart of Ambleside with fine views of the surrounding countryside.  …see more

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Cottage | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 9

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £114 /night

£795 - £2095 / week

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Treacle Cottage is a characterful Lakeland cottage with fine views and excellent facilities. Once an ancient farmhouse it boasts a wealth of historical features including thick stone walls, exposed beams and inset window seats.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

3 Nights min stay

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from £61 /night

£425 - £735 / week

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A stunning converted self catering barn in the village of Melmerby  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £62 /night

£430 / week

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Croft Cottage is a super two bedroomed cottage in the heart of Braithwaite village.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £45 /night

£310 - £445 / week

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This small apartment sits right on the banks of the river Greta within a development which has been converted from the old pencil mill.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £41 /night

£285 - £685 / week

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  • Private garden
This traditional cottage near Newby Bridge sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £38 /night

£263 - £540 / week

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This terraced cottage in Lindale sleeps four people in two bedrooms.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £87 /night

£605 - £1625 / week

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Elegant Victorian coach house display fine architectural features which have been expertly blended with 21st century facilities to offer a splendid holiday retreat.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

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from £47 /night

£328 - £632 / week

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This cosy detached cottage is close to Lake Windermere and sleeps three people in two bedrooms.  …see more

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Cottage | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

7 Nights min stay

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from £180 /night

£1260 / week

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This stunning property offers traditional accommodation that has been immaculately furnished and decorated in keeping with its original charm and character to provide spacious, bright rooms.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £111 /night

£775 - £1010 / week

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  • Car not necessary
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The Nook is a homely country cottage presented to an excellent standard close to a host of walks, activities and shops. Blessed with three bedrooms and three bathrooms it would be ideal for a group of friends wishing to enjoy en suite facilities.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £68 /night

£475 - £615 / week

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The Poppies is a modern ground floor apartment within the Neaum Crag Estate in Ambleside. This exclusive woodland complex has a number of apartments and log cabins which overlook a small tarn with 18 acres of private woodland surrounding it.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £73 /night

£509 - £1040 / week

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  • Private garden
This wonderful, single-storey cottage is situated half a mile from Coniston Water, near Coniston and sleeps six people in three bedrooms.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £61 /night

£425 - £735 / week

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  • Car not necessary
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The Cruck Barn sits in the quiet hamlet of Berrier, six miles from the shores of Ullswater.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

3 Nights min stay

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1140 / week

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Nestled in the Caldbeck Fells in the northern Lakes is Crofthead, an idyllic chocolate box cottage with stunning views across open pasture and high Lakeland fells.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £63 /night

£440 / week

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Nestling in the grounds of Asby Hall is Byre Cottage, a unique barn conversion beaming with character.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £38 /night

£262 - £601 / week

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  • Private garden
This semi-detached cottage is set within walking distance of the hamlet of Lowick Green, on the edge of the Lake District and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £77 /night

£535 - £715 / week

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Tom Fold Cottage is a charming chocolate box cottage sitting in the very heart of Ambleside just 100 yards from its great range of shops and restaurants.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

7 Nights min stay

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from £64 /night

£445 - £835 / week

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Roseworth is a beautiful property with spectacular views, within walking distance of Derwentwater.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £77 /night

£535 / week

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Loughrigg is one of a number of apartments set in a peaceful location within a few minutes of Grasmere village centre.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £48 /night

£331 - £745 / week

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This charming cottage in Santon Bridge sleeps six people in three bedrooms.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

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from £113 /night

£790 - £965 / week

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Acorn Lodge Cottage provides welcoming, homely and warm accommodation with many charming features which adds to the character of this property making it a lovely, idyllic holiday home for seven guests – ideal for families and friends alike.  …see more

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Cottage | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 9

7 Nights min stay

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from £133 /night

£925 - £1240 / week

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Lowthwaite Farmhouse is a stunning property in a tranquil location with excellent facilities and spectacular gardens.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £74 /night

£515 / week

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1 Lonsdale House is a four star apartment on the out skirts of the popular market town of Keswick.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £77 /night

£535 - £715 / week

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Biskey Howe Cottage is a comfortable cottage for six just a short walk from the heart of Bowness on Windermere.  …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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  • 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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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £108 /night

£750 - £1995 / week

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  • Private garden
San Ging, translating to "Mountain View", is situated in an elevated location on the edge of the town centre of Keswick in the Northern Lake District with views of the northern fells and Bassenthwaite lake.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

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from £93 /night

£650 - £675 / week

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  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
The accommodation comprises of a large entrance hall with cloakroom and access through double doors to the garden, a generous sized sitting room with Jotul Gas Fire, 32inch HD Freeview Television, DVD player, audio system, free wi-fi, telephone point, well appointed fit  …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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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
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  • 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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  • Car not necessary
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  • 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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  • Swimming pool
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  • Car advised
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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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Log cabin | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £58 /night

£400 - £750 / week

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  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Riverside Lodge is a very popular Lake District holiday Lodge with a wonderful setting on the banks of the Troutbeck river. The Lodge has 2 bedrooms, one double bed and one twin.  …see more

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Log cabin | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £58 /night

£400 - £750 / week

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  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Puddleduck Lodge is a beautiful log cabin in the heart of the Lake District National Park, one of the most spectacular parts of Britain. The Lodge is situated beside the Troutbeck river in the peaceful Troutbeck valley, one of the most unspoilt in the Lake District.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £78 /night

£545 - £890 / week

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Fantastic 4 Star Gold Award house which has retained much of its traditional charm and character.It dates back to 1700. In its own gardens, it's ideal for those looking for a retreat away from the crowds but within easy reach of many attractions and Lake Ullswater.  …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 - £680 / week

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  • Private garden
Stables Cottage is located at the heart of Keswick town centre, less than 100 meters walk from the main shopping area!  …see more

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Boathouse | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £129 /night

£900 - £1100 / week

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Pier Cottage is a unique property situated on the shore of Coniston Water in the Lake District National Park. Enjoying magnificent views of the lake and mountains. With strong links to Donald Campbell's Bluebird. Walking distance to fine pubs and Bluebird Cafe. Lake access for boating and fishing. Well located for exploring region: romantic break or family holiday.  …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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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 | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

3 Nights min stay

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from £65 /night

£455 - £995 / week

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  • 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 | 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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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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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 | 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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  • 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

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 | 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 | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £48 /night

£335 - £505 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Middle Cottage is a traditional 18th Century Lakeland cottage, which sleeps 4 people and has been newly renovated. Ideally located in the village of Portinscale, it's a perfect spot for those who want to enjoy all the Lake District has to offer without being too remote.  …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

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 £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 | 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

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.