Multi-Generational Holiday Cottages


There’s nothing quite like getting away with the family for a Lake District holiday! You’ll want to make sure that you find a self-catering cottage that suits your whole group, though. From young children, to teenagers, to parents and grandparents, everyone has their own idea of what makes the perfect holiday home.

Take a look at some of our cottages that are perfect for multi-generational holidays, or use our cottage search to discover even more!

 Shieling Barn, Finsthwaite

Shieling Barn in Finsthwaite, the Lake DistrictThe wraparound conservatory at Finsthwaite is a great place to start for all the age groups of your party. There are lovely views to look over while you soak up the sun. Elsewhere, a games barn has table tennis and darts, while the garden has lots of nooks and crannies that little ones will love to explore!

Sleeps 8, 2 dogs
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Wallthwaite Farmhouse, Wallthwaite

Garden swing at Wallthwaite Farmhouse in the Lake DistrictIn a quiet corner of the Northern Lakes, just a short drive from both Penrith and Keswick, Wallthwaite is perfectly positioned for everyone to enjoy themselves! There’s plenty of room, with multiple bathrooms, a ground floor bedroom, two sitting rooms with open fires, and a large outside space where kids can play on the swings and grown ups can enjoy a drink on the patio.

Sleeps 12, 3 dogs
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High Holme, Wasdale

Mountain views from High Holme in WasdaleOverlooking the peaceful valley of Wasdale, High Holme boasts spacious rooms and spectacular views. The social lounge is great for all the family to relax, a hot tub outside will delight the adults, and downstairs a games room has a Playstation 4, Wii and pool table!

Sleeps 10/12, 2 dogs
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Mite Villa & The Smithy, Eskdale

Play area and outside seating at Mite Villa in EskdaleThough not a single holiday cottage, Mite Villa and The Smithy are two cottages that make a perfect multi-generational retreat if gran and grandad want to have their own space, while still being close to the grandkids. Just 100 yards apart from one another, these two lovely cottages in Eskdale have plenty of socialising space, share a play area, and are close to a stream for paddling and picnics.

Sleeps 4+4, 0 dogs
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Swinsty, Martindale

Swinsty in Martindale, the Lake DistrictViews – check, games room – check, magical grounds – check! Swinsty has all you could need for a multi-generational holiday. There’s a large patio and lawn outside - perfect for cartwheeling - and a nearby stream where you could have a quick paddle and game of Pooh Sticks. Inside, there’s a games room for rainy days and the colourful décor is cheering for everyone to see!

Sleeps 9, 0 dogs
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The Gables, Keswick

The Gables in Keswick, the Lake DistrictCentrally located in the heart of Keswick, The Gables is the perfect group cottage if you have a party with lots of different interests! The park and river are just across the road, museums and shops keep the town bustling, and the quirky Puzzling Place is a delight for everyone who steps foot inside. At the cottage itself there’s a games room, large living room, and lovely views.

Sleeps 12/14, 2 dogs
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The Hayloft, Windermere

The Hayloft in Windermere, the Lake DistrictPicture yourself on a warm summer’s evening sat around a firepit chatting away with your whole family. If that sounds idyllic, then take a look at The Hayloft in Windermere. Its large garden – which includes the dreamy firepit – is huge with lovely views. Inside, the split-level living area is bright and welcoming, and even includes a mezzanine where kids can spy on the goings on downstairs, or adults can get away for a little bit of peace!

Sleeps 6, 1 dog
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Beechcroft, Appleby

Treehouse at Beechcroft in ApplebyThe whole family is bound to fall in love with Beechcroft, which has something for everyone. Adults can indulge in the beautiful, high-ceilinged rooms or on the decked seating area in the garden. Kids can create their own fort in the fabulous treehouse or exchange secrets in the cosy bunk bedrooms. And everyone is bound to love spotting the odd red squirrel visitor or taking a stroll by the pond!

Sleeps 10/12, 2 dogs
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Copper Beech Lodge, Coniston

Beach at Copper Beech Lodge in ConistonGet ready for some family adventures at Copper Beech Lodge! This former gatehouse includes a balcony, open fire, and a spacious lounge for socialising. But the piece-de-resistance is the grounds, which have many nooks and crannies to explore, as well as a woodland path that leads right down to the shores of Coniston Water. It’s perfect for kids, parents and grandparents to all enjoy a stroll together!

Sleeps 6/8, 2 dogs
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Fellgarth Barn, Casterton

Fellgarth Barn in the Yorkshire DalesFor a touch of luxury, take a look at Fellgarth Barn in the Yorkshire Dales! This delectable property has a stunning open plan kitchen-diner-living room, wonderful views, and a spacious games barn with table tennis. Outside are gardens, a raised terrace, and even a fire pit for roasting marshmallows in the evening!

Sleeps 6/8, 0 dogs
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For children, parents and grandparents, there’s nothing better than a Lake District holiday cottage that accommodates everyone’s needs! We have even more multi-generational cottages that you can browse via our cottage search.

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