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.
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
If your cup of tea is a pretty holiday getaway far from the hustle and bustle, then Woodlands Cottage may just be your perfect pick! Set in the grounds of Woodlands Country House, this converted stables retains much of its original character with a wood burner, comfortable rooms, and lovely views across the fields. Despite it's quite position, you are only five minutes away from the local pub and just a short drive from lots of adventures such as Hadrian's Wall, the border city of Carlisle, Bassenthwaite Lake, and Keswick.
Sleeps 3, 3 pets
Price range: £250 - £510
Otley Beck (Howe Foot) is a crowd pleaser, with an average review of 10 out of 10 from past guests! It's not hard to see why, as this lovely, quirky cottage really takes your breath away! The owners built the cottage from the ground up in a traditional farmhouse style and have endued it with wonderful features. You step through the front door into the stunning kitchen, warmed by the traditional AGA, and the cosiness continues as you explore the rest of the cottage. You'll barely feel the need to leave this wonderful spot with its position next to the river, peaceful garden, and opportunities for bird watching.
Sleeps 2, 0 pets
Price range: £415 - £665
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
The moment you step into Poppy Cottage you will be warmed down to your toes; with a wood burning stove, warm colours throughout, and cosy rooms, it's a wonderful place to holiday in the winter months. This pretty little cottage mixes traditional features with modern facilities, comfortable furnishings, and a lovely garden. Set in the quiet village of Bothel, you are an easy drive from a range of delights including Cockermouth, Keswick, and Carlisle, not to mention all the lovely walks around about!
Sleeps 3, 2 pets
Price range: £285 - £580
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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