10 Budget Cottages with Mountain Views


There’s something truly special about waking up in the morning or enjoying a cup of tea in the afternoon and looking out at the Lake District mountains from the comfort of your holiday cottage.

If you’re after a budget holiday with the benefit of those spectacular views, then read on for a selection of 10 of our budget self-catering cottages with mountain views.

Bowderdale Farm Cottage

Bowderdale Farm Cottage in WasdaleOn the quieter western side of the Lake District is the valley of Wasdale where you will find lovely Bowderdale Farm Cottage. It’s a magical place of exposed beams, wooden floors and stone walls, with lovely views over the garden to the mountains. You can expect the extremes in this valley, which is home to England’s highest mountain (Scafell Pike), deepest lake (Wastwater), smallest church (St Olaf’s) and even the famous World’s Biggest Liar competition!

Bowderdale Farm Cottage sleeps 6 guests and welcomes 1 dog.

Larch Cottage

Mountain view from Larch Cottage in BorrowdaleWelcome to the dramatic valley of Borrowdale! With craggy outcrops, steep mountain passes, and winding rivers, it’s a quintessential Lake District region and one that’s popular amongst visitors. Larch Cottage is in the tiny village of Rosthwaite and is a cosy budget home-from-home with its roaring open fire and stunning views.

Larch Cottage sleeps 4 guest and 0 pets.

Clough View

Mountain view from Clough View in ThrelkeldStanding prominently on a raised section of land beneath Blencathra, Clough View is part of a small terrace of impressive stonebuilt houses located by the A66, making it the perfect base for exploring the wider area. The holiday cottage looks over Threlkeld Common to the mountains beyond and offers basic budget accommodation with everything you need for your Lake District stay.

Clough View sleeps 4 guests and welcomes 2 dogs. It can be booked alongside Scales View and Blencathra to sleep up to 16 guests and 6 pets.

Fell Views

Mountain view from Fell Views in KeswickThe clue is in the name for this one! Fell Views is in the heart of Keswick, a short walk from both the pedestrianised centre and the lovely lake of Derwentwater. It’s not common to find a budget cottage in the very centre of this popular market town, so Fell Views is a real gem! Spread over three floors, the best views are at the top of the house where the characterful twin bedroom looks out overt the town’s slate rooftops towards the mountains.

Fell Views sleeps 6 and is pet-free.

Keskadale Farm Caravan

Kaskadale Farm Caravan in the Newlands ValleyYou can really get back to basics at Keskadale Farm Caravan in the Newlands Valley. Nestled on a working farm with Swaledale sheep and Limousin beef cattle, it is overlooked by the twin peaks of Knott Rigg and Ard Crags, forming an impressive backdrop. The caravan is a wonderful place for a budget break, especially if you’re looking to really get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!

Keskadale Farm Caravan sleeps 4 guests and is pet-free.

Hillcrest House

Mountain views from Hillcrest House near UllswaterIn an elevated position above Troutbeck, near Ullswater, this spacious holiday cottage commands some stupendous mountain views towards the likes of Great Mell Fell and Blencathra. Just off the main A66 road from Penrith and the M6, it is also extremely convenient for both the Lake District and the wider UK.

Hillcrest House sleeps 8 and welcomes 1 dog. It can be booked alongside Hillcrest, next door, to sleep up to 10 guests and 2 dogs.

Tan Cottage

Tan Cottage in BorrowdaleHere’s a budget bolthole in gorgeous Borrowdale! Offering basic yet comfortable ground-floor accommodation, Tan Cottage has simply breathtaking views of the mountains that rise up from this much-loved valley. With no WiFi and limited mobile reception, this is a cottage that you can truly escape to. Why not take advantage of  the surrounding scenery to reconnect with nature, relax, and enjoy the simple things in life?

Tan Cottage sleeps 2 and welcomes 1 dog.

The Annexe

Mountain views from The Annexe in the Duddon ValleyBenefiting from an elevated position that makes the most of the views, The Annexe in Kirkby-in-Furness overlooks both the Duddon Estuary and the Lake District fells. You can enjoy these views from the comfortable lounge with its large French windows or else step onto the veranda for some al fresco dining. The cottage is also surrounded by its own mature garden complete with apple trees. Lovely!

The Annexe sleeps 2 guests and 1 dog.

Iveing Cottage North

Mountain views from Iveing Cottage North in AmblesideIf you’re seeking a budget cottage for a large group, then look no further than Iveing Cottage North in Ambleside! Welcoming yet unfussy, this grand property is perfectly located for everything that the popular town has to offer. There’s plenty of space for everyone with generous bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, a large kitchen, and a grand dining room. It’s also just a short walk to Windermere lake and the mountain views from the property are simply dreamy!

Iveing Cottage North sleeps up to 15 guests and welcomes 2 dogs.


So, whether you’re looking for small and cosy or large and spacious, we have your perfect budget holiday cottage with mountain views! Browse all of our budget cottages here, or use our cottage search to discover even more self-catering properties.

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