Self-catering holiday in the Lake District

Self-catering holiday cottages in North West England

Visitors to the Lake District will find they are completely spoilt for choice when it comes to self-catering accommodation. Whether you’re looking for a short break or perhaps planning a longer holiday, there is an excellent choice of cottages, lodges, apartments, chalets, flats, caravanning and camping facilities throughout the region.

And it makes no difference what style of accommodation you choose, because you can rest assured you will receive a warm Cumbrian welcome and the best hospitality in one of the most idyllic parts of the UK. But not restricted to rural Cumbria, cross over the West Pennine Moors to Blackpool and Liverpool for industry museums and art galleries.

Stay for a short break or make the most of the region and rent a cottage for several weeks.

Bedrooms: 5. Sleeps: 10. Eskdale. Short breaks. Pets welcome.

Gillbank Cottage Eskdale Cumbria

Gillbank Cottage, Eskdale, Cumbria

A rural cottage yet within walking distance of several inns and pubs in the Lake District National Park - a superb base for a couple of families or large group holiday, with walking on the doorstep, canoeing, fishing and rivers with natural pools for swimming and Eskdale golf course is 7 miles away....

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 with bunk beds), Peak District, Pennine Way. Walking holiday Limited availability for short breaks. Sorry, no pets.

Croft Cottage Rainow Cheshire

Croft Cottage, Rainow, Cheshire

Croft Cottage is a 3 bedroom barn conversion located on a traditional working sheep farm situated at 1200 ft above sea level, on the quiet, unspoiled western side of the Peak District National Park in Rainow, near Macclesfield, Cheshire, the cottage enjoys excellent open countryside with...

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Sleeps 6. 1 en-suite double, 1 double and 1 twin. Windermere, walk to The Lakes Aqaurium. Pets Welcome by prior arrangement. Family holidays, couples, walking holiday, riding, golf, steam railway.

Woodside Windermere Cumbria

Woodside, Windermere and Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria

An early 18th century cottage that is a wonderful period country hideaway. This recently renovated self-catering cottage is perfect for both families and couples. It is located within the heart of the Central Lakes. Windermere is only 7 miles away and there is so much to do in the surrounding area...

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Bedrooms: 2. Sleeps 4. Howgill Fells. Excellent walking. Stabling for horses. Bike storage. 4 star cottage close to Sedbergh . Dogs welcome.

Sandbed Cottage Kirkby Stephen Cumbria

Sandbed Cottage, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

Sandbed Cottage nestles at the foot of the slopes of Harter Fell, part of the spectacular Howgills. The stunning limestone pavements of Fellend Clouds just a short walk away. SandbedCottage is situated in a perfect position for exploring wild landscape of the Howgill Fells. It is only 7 miles from...

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Sleeps: 4 (+ baby/small child) 2 bedrooms (four poster bed), 2 bathrooms. Alston. Pet friendly self-catering cottage for rent. Pennine Way walkers welcome and real log fire awaits!

Sunrise Cottage Alston Cumbria

Sunrise Cottage, Alston, Cumbria

Viisit the North Pennines and Lake District at the same time! Wonderful pet friendly cottage sleeps 4. Alston is a market town steeped in history, with stone buildings and cobbled streets dating back to the 17th century. The Pennine Way passed through Alston. You will find local shops for all...

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Cottage holiday in Portinscale near Keswick with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5. Enclosed Garden/Patio, Golf nearby, Pub within 1 mile, Winter Short Breaks.

Exterior | Heatherside, Portinscale near Keswick

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Heatherside, Keswick, Cumbria

Set on the northern shores of Derwentwater, this semi-detached property enjoys fell views from the bedrooms and gardens and a mile from Keswick.

  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Winter Short Breaks
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Highchair
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Cot Available
  • Lake District
  • Washing Machine
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Rent a house for a activity holiday

The Lake District National Park is a popular holiday destination full of adventure with fresh water lakes and beautiful mountain ranges. Rent a barn or a converted farmhouse close to an outdoor activity centre and hire the equipment for sailing, canoeing, cycling, off-road biking, walking and bird watching and make the most of the region. The Lake District is one of the most popular outdoor adventure / activity destinations. Well equipped for sailing, cycling, walking, rock climbing and hiking.

Lake District, Cumbria, Lancashire and Cheshire are within the vast region of North West and are serviced by good road and trail transport links and tourists fly in from around the world to Manchester International Airport. You can hire a car and be at a holiday house in the Lake District very quickly!