Cumbria is so full of amazing landscapes that we need to protect, from the Lake District National Park, to the Eden Valley, Yorkshire Dales, and numerous national nature reserves and areas of outstanding natural beauty. If you want to do your part during your stay, then a self-catering holiday cottage with eco-friendly features could be just perfect for you. From carbon-neutral properties, to those with electric car charging points, take a look at our green cottages with a smaller carbon footprint!
We love an eco-friendly luxury cottage! Castlegate House is in a small village on the Solway Coast, with views of the sea and even a fabulous hot tub! Its underfloor heating is powered by a ground source heat pump, so you can remain cosy and warm while knowing you're doing your bit for the environment. Read more.
Castlegate House sleeps 8 guests and 2 dogs.
If you're looking for a Lake District holiday home where you can charge your electric car whilst enjoying the delights of the national park, then look no further than 38 Stanger Street. Found close to the centre of the popular market town of Keswick, this elegant terraced house comes fully equipped with an electric car charging point on the drive. With mountain views, a lovely garden, and light, airy decor throughout, it will make the ideal holiday home. Read more.
38 Stanger Street sleeps 5 guests and 0 pets.
Stylish and modern, Riverside Retreat has lots of eco credentials going for it! Built in 2017, it has an energy "A" rating, is carbon neutral, and includes features such as triple glazed windows, solar panels, and whole house ventilation. It's also conveniently close to Ambleside, so you can leave your car at the cottage for your whole stay! Read more.
Riverside Retreat sleeps 6 guests and 0 dogs.
This luxury Scandinavian lodge, between the Eden Valley and Ullswater, has owners who are keen to promote green tourism. The lodge itself has a low carbon footprint, with good insulation and energy provided from renewable sources. The owners are also members of Nurture Eden, which aims to inspire people to look after the natural environment. Read more.
Hyggeby Lodge sleeps 6 guests and 0 dogs.
In a small hamlet between Cockermouth and Bassenthwaite you'll find this wonderful white-washed holiday cottage. Homey and welcoming, it's packed full of character with exposed stone walls, incredible cruck beams, and a large garden. If you're travelling to the Lakes in an electric car, there's also a 7kw type 2 EV charger in the grounds. Read more.
Riggs Cottage sleeps 8 guests and 0 dogs.
The Eden Valley is a truly special location and Oak Tree Studio is just the place to spend a holiday there! This contemporary apartment for two is a peaceful romantic bolthole. With a biomass boiler included amongst its eco-friendly features, and floor-to-ceiling windows letting in the light, it's a holiday cottage that you'll want to escape to again and again. Read more.
Oak Tree Studio sleeps 2 guests and 0 pets.
This striking barn conversion is just a 15-minute drive from the wonderful Ennerdale Valley. It has been beautifully and sympathetically converted and updated to include a ground floor heat pump and eco-friendly wooden flooring. It's a luxurious property with easy access to the Lake District National Park and all the comforts you could want from your perfect holiday home! Read more.
Hall Garth sleeps 6 guests and 0 pets.
With solar panels, A-rated appliances and Fairtrade coffee and tea, at Highbridge you can be sure that you will be doing your bit. Its fantastic location above Coledale Beck in the popular village of Braithwaite also means that you could spend your whole holiday without a car! There are walks galore nearby and facilities within the village or, if you want to go further afield, there is a regular bus service to take you where you'd like to go. Read more.
High Bridge sleeps 5/6 guests and 1 dog.
This grand and elegant Georgian holiday home is truly a site to behold. With large grounds, hidden nooks and crannies, spacious rooms, and wonderful views, it's a truly fabulous spot for a large group to stay. The biomass boiler will also keep everyone cosy and warm during your holiday! Read more.
Halecat House sleeps 8/11 guests and 2 dogs.
Luxurious and grand, Key Moss Farmhouse is in the glorious rolling countryside of the South Lakes. There's lots of space in the countryside retreat, and the kitchen is a standout feature with open fire, comfortable seating, rustic dining table, and even an Everhot range cooker, which is powered by solar panels during the day! Read more.
Key Moss Farmhouse sleeps 9 guests and 2 dogs.
We hope you have a happy and eco-friendly stay during your Lake District holiday! You can take a look at our other holiday cottages with our cottage search or explore different regions of the Lake District trough our area guides.