About Us

Sally's Cottages is an award winning company that loves the Lake District and Cumbria.  We believe in sharing this love and our local knowledge with everyone who comes and stays.

We believe in exceptional customer service, friendly and approachable staff and a commitment to the local community and economy. Check out our reviews - 99% visitors would book with us again!

Our mission is:

  • To inspire moments of happiness in everything we do.
  • To make things as easy as possible for everyone we communicate with.

I started out by myself with just one holiday cottage way back in 2003. Now we have around 500 cottages to let and a few more people than just me. Here are the people you will find yourself talking to if you call the office.

Vanessa, Sally's Cottages staff
Vanessa, Customer Services Advisor

Vanessa is full of life and bursting with energy! She hails from sunny South Africa but now considers herself a local having lived in the area for a number of years. She loves spending time wandering around the Lake District with her family and especially around Buttermere with her little grandchildren eating the locally-made delicious yummy ice cream!

Vikkie Sally's Cottages staffVikkie, Customer Services Advisor

Vikkie is a theatre lover who worked as a professional stage manager for 17 years, so she's the person to speak to if you want to know more about what's on stage locally! She also has a British Sign Language level 2 qualification and loves to relax with a good mystery book or to a gentle, lakeside stroll.

Laura, Sally's Cottages Customer Services AdvisorLaura, Customer Services Advisor

Laura is a fun-loving lady who knows the best shops for a bit of retail therapy. She's also a new mum who loves spending time with her little boy, George, in her local town of Cockermouth.

Tess, Sally's Cottages staffTessa, Customer Services Advisor

Tessa spends much of her time either on the fells, tackling the Wainwrights with her poodle, Doug, or in the gym, mixing things up between powerlifting and CrossFit. She now lives in Lazonby but grew up in a guest house in Keswick, so knows all about the area. Ask for her if you want a recommendation of which Wainwright fell would be a good one to walk!

Michaela, Customer Services Advisor

Michaela is always smiling, and nothing makes her smile more than her two springer spaniels, Holly and Jager! When she's not busy planning her upcoming wedding, she's at the beach, camping in Scotland, or out on the paddle boards or kayaks. Ask her about the best places to get on the water.


Kieran, Sally's Cottages staffKieran, Customer Services Advisor

Kieran likes nothing better than spending time with his little boy, Ethan, and his wife and friends. When he's not to be found tackling the ropes of parenthood, you can often find him in gym. He's a friendly guy who's always happy to have a chat and offer advice.

Jake, Customer Services Advisor

Jake graduated from Leeds Arts University in 2019 where he studied photography. He loves film photography and being out and about. He also enjoys heading to the gym and attending concerts, and dreams of photographing places all around the world! He's the person to ask if you're looking for the best Lakes locations for great images.

Sarah T, staff at Sally's CottagesSarah T, Customer Service Specialist

Sarah loves nothing more than spending time outside with her husband, little boy James, and three boisterous huskies! If you're looking for walk suggestions and dog-friendly things to do in the Lake District, she's your lady.

Becca M, Sally's Cottages StaffBecca, Assistant Customer Services Manager

Becca is a crime aficionado and just loves a good conspiracy theory! When she's not trying to solve a mystery, she can be found taking walks with her mum, Alison, and their pooches, Daisy and Riley. Becca's favourite time of year is Christmas - once August is over, she's getting ready for the festivities!

Andrea, Sally's Cottages staffAndrea, Financial Co-Ordinator

If you're looking for someone to help you find your perfect cottage, Andrea is your woman! She's a local lady who knows lots about the Lake District and Cumbria and she's been with us here for years!

Becca, Sally's Cottages staff
Rebecca, Customer Services Manager

Rebecca is one of those people who will go above and beyond to make sure you have your perfect cottage stay.  She is friendly, fun and incredibly efficient.  Not only that, she was a finalist for 'Employee of the Year' at the North West Family Business Awards 2020!  Well deserved.  

Mike, Sally's Cottages staff
Mike, General Manager

Mike's favourite thing about his role is working alongside all the different people who make Sally's Cottages what it is whether that be owners, visitors, colleagues, cleaners, suppliers etc (the list is endless!). Mike's best Lake District memory is sitting atop of Hardknott Pass during a temperature inversion with a layer of cloud below him and glorious blue sky and sunshine above whilst gazing at the Lake District's highest peaks popping out the top of the cloud like tropical islands in an ocean.

Olivia, Sally's Cottages staffOlivia, New Cottages Co-Ordinator

Olivia is never happier than when she is mooching about with her dog. She loves the fresh air and the freedom. If you have any questions about the best walks in the Lake District, then she's the lady to ask.

Becca, Sally's Cottages staffBecca N, Managed Service Specialist

Regularly seen with two or more dogs in tow, Becca spends most of her free time out and about in the Lake District. Whether she's dog-walking, cycling, or pumping adrenaline on one of many outdoor adventures activities, she knows all the best ways to enjoy the Lake District!

Angela, Sally's Cottages staffAngela, Cottage Inspector

Angela loves to travel with her family and dreams of exploring more of the UK and the world. Being brought up by the sea, she loves coastal walks followed closely by a relaxing walk in a wood: forest bathing is good for the soul!

Katie, Sally's Cottages staff
Katie, Accommodation Manager

Chatty, bubbly and enthusiastic, Katie loves the outdoors, is full of energy and enjoys a laugh! Whether she's running a step class, arranging team-building exercises, or working with cottage owners and cleaners, she's a force of encouragement and motivation.

Sally FieldingSally, Managing Director

I set up Sally's Cottages in 2003, after a chance conversation with a neighbour gave me the opportunity to rent my very first self catering cottage.  It's grown a bit since then but our philosophy remains the same.  We love the Lake District and we love what we do.  We hope you will too.

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