Holiday Cottages to Dream About


Hollin How in EskdaleWhile we’re not able to go on a Lake District holiday just yet, there’s no harm in a bit of daydreaming! Take a look through these gorgeous holiday cottages to give you something wonderful to look forward to!

1. Fellgarth

Fellgarth holiday cottage near UllswaterGet ready to reach for the heights at Fellgarth! In an elevated position on Place Fell, it offers superb views of the area surrounding Ullswater, which is considered by many to be the most beautiful lake in the Lake District. Owned by the same family for over 60 years, it has a really welcoming and cosy feel that you will just love. The wood burner and reading nook are perfect for days in, while the veranda, large windows and wrap-around garden make the most of the mountain views.

Fellgarth sleeps 7/9 guests and welcomes 2 dogs
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2. Wasdale View (Wasdale Head)

Wasdale View holiday cottage in Wasdale HeadThe views from Wasdale View are simply spectacular. Set in the heart of remote Wasdale, this holiday apartment is ideal for an escape. Whether you want to explore the hundreds of walks on offer, enjoy a picnic by England’s deepest lake, or just soak in the tranquil atmosphere, this is the spot to do it.

Wasdale View sleeps 4 guests and welcomes 2 dogs.
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3. Low Dykes Barn

King-size bedroom at Low Dykes Barn holiday cottage near PenrithLow Dykes Barn is a stylish dream! Built from the local sandstone, it’s beautiful both inside and out. It’s found in Clifton Dykes, a small hamlet just a short distance away from the wonderful town of Penrith with its independent shops, eateries, and attractions.

At the cottage itself, you can bask in the bright, spacious rooms, or head into the garden to soak up the sun. You’re really spoiled here with a pergola-covered terrace, a pizza oven, and a little stream running along the bottom of the lawned garden. Add to that the fields surrounding you, and you’ve found yourself a true idyll!

Low Dykes Barn sleeps 6 guests and welcomes 1 dog.
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4. Hollin How

How about a slice of history? Hollin How is a traditional farmhouse that’s filled to the brim with character! Set in large grounds with incredible views over the Eskdale valley, it’s somewhere you can really get a feel for an earlier era. It has all the modern comforts you can expect, too, as well as a roaring wood burner, original beams, and slate slate flagged floors. Simply dreamy!

Hollin How sleeps 10/14 guests and welcomes 2 dogs.
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5. Lady of the Lake

Lady of the Lake holiday cottage near WindermereIf you’re dreaming of the day you can head off on a romantic getaway for two, then Lady of the Lake is a holiday cottage to suit your wishes perfectly! With views to Windermere lake and communal grounds leading down to a jetty on the water, this is a truly special location. Why not pop a bottle of champagne as you watch the sunset from the jetty? Or launch a boat onto the lake and glide across the serene waters. Alternatively, sit on the terrace at home and listen to the birds singing in the trees of the surrounding woodland.

Lady of the Lake sleeps 2 guests and is pet-free.
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6. The Place, Loweswater

The Place holiday cottage in LoweswaterViews, views and more views! That’s what you can expect from The Place, which sits over the tranquil lake of Loweswater.

This 17th century former farmhouse is a luxury retreat with bags of character and every home comfort you could hope for. Perfect for a group who are looking to escape the stresses of everyday life, it’s still just a short drive away from the market town of Cockermouth for all your essential supplies. Just picture yourself reading a book in front of the log burner or sitting round the garden fire pit with your nearest and dearest. We can’t imagine anything better!

The Place, Loweswater sleeps 8 guests and welcomes 1 dog.
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7. The Warren

Lakeside garden at The Warren near KeswickThe Warren is a truly special holiday cottage, being one of only a handful of houses with lake frontage gardens on Derwentwater. You can make the most of the water by heading through the delightful front garden, down a wooded track, and right to the edge of the lake. A picnic bench is set up for you to enjoy your lunch there while you listen to a gentle breeze whisper through the reeds. And on hot days you can even enjoy a dip to cool yourself down!

Back at the cottage itself, you have amazing views to the surrounding fells, a gorgeous kitchen with large patio doors, and bright, spacious rooms throughout.

The Warren sleeps 8 guests and welcomes 1 dog
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8. The Lodge, Matson Ground

The Lodge holiday cottage near Bowness-on-WindermereLuxury furnishings, bright rooms, wood burner, a short distance from Bowness-on-Windermere… You’ll be living the dream at The Lodge, Matson Ground! This luxury property is set on a private estate on the outskirts of Bowness, with easy access to all the delights of the South Lakes. Its quirky shape, including a seven-sided living room, give it a really unique feel, while the pretty garden and access to lovely rural walks provide the perfect holiday escape!

The Lodge, Matson Ground sleeps 4 guests and welcomes 1 dog.
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9. Gratitude

Gratitude holiday cottage in BorrowdaleWhat could be more dreamy than a luxury holiday cottage in the heart of the quintessential Lake District scenery of Borrowdale? Well, Gratitude offers just that! Imagine yourself arriving at this traditional stonebuilt holiday home and taking in the mountain views on all sides. Then delight as you head inside to find comfy furnishings, a wonderful log burner, and tasteful decor. The garden, too, is blissful, with outside seating and magical views.

Gratitude sleeps 8 and welcomes 1 dog.
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10. Holly Grove Cottage

Lounge-diner and Holly Grove Cottage in GrasmereIn the quaint village of Grasmere, Holly Grove Cottage is a stonebuilt gem that hides a beautifully modern interior, with plenty of character still intact! There are glorious views to the fells and even a pretty patio for enjoying the morning sun. To add to the dreaminess, you'll probably be lucky enough to smell the scent of local Grasmere Gingerbread® wafting through the air.

Holly Grove Cottage welcomes 4 guests and 1 dog.
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I hope this has given you some fantastic material for your daydreams! You can find even more fabulous Lake District holiday cottages with our cottage search, or inspire yourself further with these blogs: