Sometimes you just want to get away on your own, enjoying a Lake District holiday doing exactly what you want to, without having to worry about pleasing everyone else.
So, whether you’re a serial solo traveller, or are looking for a one-off getaway with me, myself, and I, we have selection of wonderful one-bedroom cottages in the Lake District and Cumbria that are perfect for solo holidaymakers!
You can see even more of our one bedroom cottages here.
In the lower Eden Valley is the lovely village of Kirkoswald. Surrounded by fascinating legend and history such as Long Meg’s Stone Circle and Lacy’s Caves, and close to the shops and attractions of Penrith, it’s a delightful place for a holiday.
Aster Cottage fits perfectly with this lovely area, built as it is out of local red sandstone and boasting flagged floors and a comforting wood burner. It’s also just across the road from the village shop and a short walk from two pubs. It’s pet-friendly too!
Lively Keswick offers hundreds of things to do within walking distance. From mountain hikes to cultural evenings, outdoor adventures to top-notch food, and lake cruises to bustling markets, there’s plenty to keep you occupied for your whole visit!
Camellia Cottage is tucked away in a quiet corner that is nonetheless close to all the action. Decorated in calming tones with a cute cottage kitchen and large king-size bedroom, you can relax or be active to your heart’s content!
Threlkeld is the popular neighbour of Keswick. A quiet village in front of the imposing backdrop of Blencathra, it's ideal if you’re planning to get out and about on the mountains, along the rivers, and by the lakes. With hundreds of walks starting in the village itself, and even more just a short distance away, you’re really spoiled for choice!
Charming Cherry Pip offers the perfect welcoming base. The bedroom includes a double and a single bed, so you can choose which you prefer, while mountain views mean you could while away the hours staring out of the window.
Deer Close Cottage
Beautiful Borrowdale is a truly spectacular place for a visit. If you’re a solo traveller because you want to really enjoy some alone time, then the mountains and valleys of this area of the Lake District are ideal. You can explore the rocky crags, enjoy some forest bathing in the many woodlands, or hunt out somewhere for a tasty afternoon tea – take your pick or try it all!
Deer Close Cottage is a stonebuilt bolthole that’s surrounded by the stunning scenery and offers spacious yet cosy accommodation. It’s southwest aspect means you get the best of the evening sun – perfect for an evening tipple - and it’s also just a mile away from Keswick if you want to spend some time enjoying town life too.
The fantastic Duddon Valley in the south west of the Lake District is a real hidden gem. Far away from the most well-known areas of the national park, it's a picture of tranquillity and peace. This is one for nature lovers, as the valley is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and UNESCO considers its wetlands to be of international importance!
If you want to make the most of the far-reaching views here, then you couldn’t be better placed than at Haystacks (Underhill). This pet-friendly apartment is perfect for a single human traveller with a dog. It has an open plan living area with kitchen, lounge and dining area, a good-sized double bedroom, and a balcony and garden that offer a wonderful outlook.
If you want to be in the heart of the action, then Bowness-on-Windermere is the place to be. This popular Lake District town is perfect for solo travellers thanks to its easy access and range of opportunities. Marvellous scenery, public transport, lake cruises, Michelin-starred restaurants... Bowness has it all!
In between Bowness and the nearby village of Windermere, Lintel Dell is a sweet bijoux garden apartment that has been beautifully laid out. A large, en suite double bedroom is the perfect place for a good night’s sleep, while the pretty sun room-cum-dining room is bright and prettily decorated.
Johnby Hall Studio
Surrounded by gentle rolling countryside, Greystoke is a 17th century village with a village green, an enchanting forest and an excellent pub. It’s ideal if you want to enjoy a sleepy holiday on your own, or you can explore a little further afield: Ullswater, Penrith, and even the border city of Carlisle are within easy reach!
Johnby Hall Studio sits in the grounds of a magnificent manor house. Once the art studio of the owner’s Great Aunt Maud, it’s a characterful holiday home with colourful décor, a piano, and access to a large garden that’s full of hidden corners and wandering chickens! Johnby Hall Studio is also perfect for dog-lovers: four furry friends are welcome at no extra cost!
Reflections (Lake Bank)
Coniston in the central lakes is a truly beautiful location. Surrounded by incredible mountain scenery and hidden tarns, and with connections to the beloved author Beatrix Potter, it’s a quintessential Lake District getaway.
Reflections (Lake Bank) is a luxury pet-friendly retreat just a short distance from the lake. On a secluded private estate, it makes up part of a 19th century farmhouse and has been fully refurbished with a beautifully modern interior. There’s a gorgeous bath in the king-size bedroom, so you can truly indulge yourself on your solo holiday!
Ennerdale is a rugged and spectacular valley with towering mountains including Scafell Pike and imposing screes that tumble into the dark waters of the lake. It’s a truly atmospheric spot that gives you a real sense of the wilderness. It’s a haven for wildlife and you can easily take a walk in certain areas without seeing another soul.
Swinside Cottage is a rural retreat that’s perfect for solo travellers. A small, characterful cottage, it offers a cosy, welcoming home-away-from home. There’s a wood burner for warming your toes on a chilly evening, comfy sofas to fall into after a long day of walking, and a mezzanine bedroom with incredible original beams. Two dogs are also welcome!
Just on the outskirts of the Lake District is the pretty market town of Cockermouth. Here, you can pick up something unique in one of the many antique shops or independent stores, take long walks along the river, or enjoy a tour and a tipple at Jennings Brewery.
Kirkgate Cottage puts you in the heart of the action thanks to its convenient position in a quiet street close to the centre of town. The bright and colourful holiday home oozes cheer and charm with modern comforts sitting alongside original features. You can even bring your dog!