Holiday Cottages in the Lake District

Lake District

Lake District Cottages

For a relaxing break in a picturesque setting, you cannot beat Lake District cottages. The area is renowned for its natural beauty, so no matter where you stay in the Lake District you are guaranteed wonderful views. Most of the cottages in the area are set on the edge of villages, so despite being tranquil you are still close to local shops, pubs and restaurants. In addition, the villages in the Lake District are well connected to tourist attractions and towns via public transport. Staying in a Lake District cottage never means that you are isolated.


The lake district is Englands largest national park. It is home to the largest mountain and deepest lake. The lake district has it all.

This large area of the countryside has oodles of heritage and history to enjoy. You are surrounded by 12 beautiful lakes, with the opportunity for water sports, walking and cycling.

There are castles you can visit like the 800 year old Muncaster castle or Lowther castle or see Dove Cottage which inspired Wordsworth.

Muncaster Castle

The largest lake is Lake Windermere and you can spend all day cruising around and visiting some of the great local attractions

Lake Windermere 

Lake District Holiday Cottages

Many Lake District cottages are quite old, so are full of character. However, the fact that they are old does not mean that they are dingy or draughty in fact the opposite is true. They are maintained to a high standard and come equipped with all the mod cons you could possibly want or need. Most are fitted out with plasma TVs, full stereo systems and Wi-Fi. The fact that the Lake District is such a popular area for tourists means that the cottages are well used giving the owners the necessary income to keep them up-to-date and comfortable.

We bring you details on two holiday cottages that inspired us


Force Mill Barn

Force Mill Barn

Situated on the southern edge of Grizedale Forest near the village of Satterthwaite.

This property was once a working mill and has been completely refurbished. A quiet getaway for two persons, this cosy cottage makes the perfect break.

The well appointed kitchen means you can create that romantic meal, or if you really want to take it easy, there are several good eateries only a mile away.


Valentine Cottage

Valentine Cottage

Situated in the pretty village of ambleside, this is truly the romantic couples hideaway.

This five star cottage has been lovingly restored to an extremely high standard and provides pure luxury surroundings for you to enjoy.

Valentine Cottage bathroom

If you can tear yourself away from the property, you are only minutes away from restuarants, pubs and local shops.

Located on the northern shore of lake windermere, you are perfectly situated to take a lake cruise from Waterhead pier or enjoy one of the many walks. This cottage and area is beautiful at any time of the year.