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Lake District Holiday Cottages

Rowing boats by Coniston Water

Self-catering is the preferred style of holiday for many people, especially families with children and those who like to take their dog with them when they go away for a week’s break in the country. Small groups can save considerably as compared with the cost of hotels by renting a cottage with several bedrooms – and not only can they share the cost, they can share the cooking!

There are holiday cottages in great variety throughout the Lake District. Self-catering accommodation comes in different sizes, in different kinds of location and with different standards of furnishing and facilities from basic to super-luxury. You’ll find examples below but these are, of course, only a few examples. Near the foot of this page you’ll find links to several self-catering booking agencies with between them an enormous range of properties.

Lake District Cottages in the National Park

Here are four sample properties in the heart of Lakeland. (Click on an image for details)


Lake District Self Catering - Keswick area

Lake District Self Catering - Langdale

Lake District Self Catering Windermere

Lake District Self Catering - Keswick area

Lake District Self-Catering for Larger Groups

Are you planning a group visit to the Lake District? Maybe a walking or climbing group, or celebrating a special family occasion together. There are large rental properties available in beautiful surroundings. Here are four examples. (Click on an image for details)


Lake District Self Catering - Coniston

Self Catering Lake District Cottages - Eskdale

Self Catering Cumbria Cottages - Windermere

Lake District Self Catering Keswick

Self-Catering on the Lake District Fringes

From these four very different properties just outside the National Park you can explore the Lakes, and can also easily venture into surrounding areas such as the Yorkshire Dales, the Eden Valley, the Howgills, the Forest of Bowland, the Solway coast and Carlisle, or the North Pennines AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). (Click on an image for details)


cottages in Cumbria

Self catering holiday cottage Tunstall

Cockermouth self catering cottages Cumbria

Cumbria cottages - Appleby

Pet Friendly Cottages in the Lake District

Do you want to take your dog with you on holiday? Then try these links to our pet-friendly pages:

The Above Properties are only a Small Selection

The selection of holiday cottages displayed higher up this page is only a small sample of the many hundreds of Lake District self-catering cottages available. Each of the properties shown above is available through Sykes Cottages. Being an independent site, however, we are free to introduce you to a variety of agencies. Each link below will take you to that agency’s page for the Lake District.