Sometimes the winter months can seem a bit long and drab, but in the Lake District there are often clear, crisp days and blue skies that make the views even better than usual. After a day on the fells or by the lakeside, there's nothing better than snuggling down in a lovely cosy cottage. Here are a selection of a few for you to dream about. You can find a cosy cottage perfect for you by using our cottage search.
Decorated in beautiful warming colours, with a cosy wood burner, gorgeous kitchen and wonderful views, Longsyke Retreat has absolutely everything you would want for a cosy winter holiday. It's also in picture-perfect Grasmere, making it a truly dreamy retreat!
Sleeps 2/6, 1 dog
Price range: £345 - £1,885
Exposed wooden beams, a cosy log burner, and whitewashed walls; Swallow's rest in Skirwith in the Eden Valley is a wonderful barn conversion with all modern amenities just perfect for two. This truly grownup getaway is perfect for a romantic snuggle during those dark evenings!
Sleeps 2, 0 pets
Price range: £340 - £600
This traditional, 18th century, whitewashed Lakeland cottage is in an envious location in the village of Portinscale. Just a short drive from popular walks such as Cat Bells as well as the popular market town of Keswick, it offers activities in the day time and a wonderfully warm retreat for the evenings. With much of the oak furniture hand-crafted by the owners, it has a truly unique, personal touch that will brighten anyone's day!
Sleeps 4, 1 pet
Price range: £335 - £685
If a little bit of luxury within sight of fells and local amenities will cheer you up, then look no further than Wren Cottage! Found in the popular market town of Keswick, this cottage has been recently renovated to a high standard and boasts large, comfortable rooms, mountain views, an enclosed garden and a games room. It's perfect for families who want to spend the day exploring the local area before kicking back and relaxing in a cosy house with a bit of modern flair!
Sleeps 6, 2 pets
Price range: £500 - £1,330
Grove Cottage is just brimming with character and charm. In the little village of Threlkeld, it's surrounded by mountain scenery and you can really make the most of the stunning views from both inside and out. Where to start when listing the cosy features of this stonebuilt cottage? Well, a welcoming wood burner is found in the lounge, where you'll also be able to admire wooden floors, slate windowsills, and exposed stone. The country kitchen has sandstone floor, exposed beams, and a range-style cooker, and the bedrooms offer lovely outlooks onto the fells! It's simply perfect!
Sleeps 5, 0 pets
Price range: £350 - £870
Found in a quiet area just off one of Lakeland's most popular destinations, The Lodge, Matson Ground, is perfect if you're looking for somewhere to treat yourself. Its bright and airy rooms will really banish those blues with sumptuous furnishings, tasteful decor, and a cosy woodburner in the lounge. The nearby town of Bowness-on-Windermere offers everything you could desire of a Lake District holiday, with a lake frontage, lots of shops, and plenty of walks.
Sleeps 4, 1 pet
Price range: £395 - £975
Cosy doesn't have to mean tiny, as Hinning House in Eskdale proves! Sleeping 14 people in seven bedrooms, this spacious and comfortable house offers several woodburners, a lovely farmhouse-style kitchen, exposed wooden beams, comfy furnishings, and a feeling of warmth and homeliness throughout. It's peaceful location in the south-western Lake District just adds to Hinning House's charm; it's an ideal place for a group of friends or extended family to get away and relax.
Sleeps 14, 2 pets
Price range: £940 - £2,610
Cheerful and bright, 38 Stanger Street will put a smile on your face the moment you see it. Just a stone's throw from the centre of popular Keswick, it boasts mountain views, elegant living spaces, and a delightful conservatory. This cottage even has its own electric car charging point for those of you who want to do that little more for the environment! The sight of mighty Skiddaw from 38 Stanger Street may have you pulling on your walking boots as soon as you arrive but, if you prefer something a little easier, head through town and to the shores of Derwentwater where you can enjoy a lakeside walk or hop on one of the lake cruisers.
Sleeps 5, 0 pets
Price range: £510 - £870
Artist's Barn is a unique, attractive hideaway ideal for those who love a quiet break amidst incredible views. The whitewashed walls, owner's art throughout, and views towards the fells make this a perfect, dreamy Lake District retreat. If you fancy it, Dorothy, the owner, runs drawing and painting classes! Otherwise, sit back in the stylish interior and really enjoy a well-deserved break!
Sleeps 2/4, 0 pets
Price range: £325 - £630
Whatever your perfect cottage looks like, you can find it with our cottage search. Nothing lifts the spirits and cheers the soul like a visit to the beautiful Lake District!
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