Our Most Popular Holiday Cottages of 2019


With the start of a new year just around the corner, we thought we’d take a peek inside our most popular Lake District self-catering cottages of 2019! From small and bijoux to grand and luxurious, our most popular cottages of the year come in all shapes and sizes! Where will you stay next year? Find your perfect holiday cottage.

Brews Cottage

Beer at Brews Cottage in KeswickOne for the beer lovers! This cottage sits in the heart of Keswick, backed onto Keswick Brewery Company - hence the name! Two double bedrooms on the first floor sleep up to four people, while an attic hideaway is the perfect spot for up to three older children with its put-up beds and large TV. The brewery next door offers tours, The Flying Fox bar and a shop.

Sleeps 4/7, 4 dogs
2020 prices start at £300 for a short break.
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Butterfly Cottage

Living room at Butterfly Cottage in KeswickA forever-favourite, Butterfly Cottage is a bijoux retreat that’s the perfect romantic getaway just a short stroll from the centre of Keswick. It has everything you could wish for in a holiday home with a wood burner, compact yet well-stocked kitchen, king-size bedroom and even a little patio that catches the evening sun!

Sleeps 2, 1 dog
2020 prices start at £295 for a short break.
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Croft House

Croft House near LoweswaterThis splendid barn conversion has spacious rooms, flexible sleeping options, and wonderful views, making it perfect for a group getaway. Adults will love relaxing with a catch-up around the large dining table while kids will be excited to explore the grounds, which include a ‘secret garden’! The peaceful area near Loweswater lake is wonderful for quiet walks and bike rides, while the pretty market town of Cockermouth is just a short drive away. Croft house can also be booked alongside Low Millgillhead and Rose Cottage to extend your group up to 28.

Sleeps 12, 3 dogs
2020 prices start at £575 for a short break.
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Low Swinside

Dining table with mountain views at Low Swinside in LortonThe views at Low Swinside are the standout feature and will really take your breath away! Found in the pretty Lorton Valley, this is a bright, airy cottage with lots of characterful features sitting in harmony alongside modern comforts and homey touches. Enjoy your meals in awe in the garden room, which has a long dining table and superb fell views.

Sleeps 14, 3 dogs
2020 prices start at £745 for a short break.

Reflections (Lake Bank)

Bath at Reflections (Lake Bank) near ConistonHow does a romantic bolthole close to Coniston sound? Reflections is just that and it’s not hard to see why it was one of our most popular cottages in 2019. This modern apartment is full of style and comfort, with a wood burner, stunning king-size bedroom, and luxurious bath. You can choose to spend your stay wandering the picturesque private grounds, or head into the nearby village of Coniston with its lakes, access to attractions, and walking opportunities.

Sleeps 2, 2 dogs
2020 prices start at £315 for a short break.
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Wainwrights Loft

Wainwrights Loft in KeswickWith allocated parking, fell views, a patio, and a position close to the centre of Keswick, Wainwrights Loft has everything that a couple or solo traveller could want from a Lake District holiday cottage! This characterful apartment has wonderful wooden beams, exposed stone walls, and even a charming window seat. Take a stroll into town for shops, attractions and eateries, and continue onto Derwentwater where you can take a gentle cruise along the lake. Whatever you do, you can return to this holiday apartment for a glass of wine on the patio or cuddled up in front of the wood burner.

Sleeps 2, 1 dog
2020 prices start at £280 for a short break.
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The Cobbles

The Cobbles in KeswickBright and summery, The Cobbles is bound to bring a bit of sunlight into your day! This bolthole is set back from a quiet street just a short stroll from the centre of Keswick. When you’re not delighting in the window seats, wood burner and romantic bedroom, head out to explore everything on offer in and around Keswick. Why not enjoy a film at the family-run Art Deco Alhambra cinema? Or, if you’re more of the outdoors-y type, Keswick is known as the adventure capital of the Lake District and offers everything from hiking to mountain biking to kayaking.

Sleeps 2, pet-free
2020 prices start at £275 for a short break.
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The Cottage at Jenkinson Place

The Cottage at Jenkinson PlaceIf staggering lake views are what you’re after, then take a closer look at The Cottage at Jenkinson Place. Sitting above Loweswater, one of the lesser-known western Lake District lakes, the cottage enjoys stunning views from the garden and is just a short walk from the lakeshore and surrounding countryside. This is the perfect holiday cottage for those looking to escape the stresses of everyday life thanks to its secluded location on private land. The Cottage can also be booked alongside Jenkinson's Place, which sleeps up to 10 guests.

Sleeps 4, 2 dogs
2020 prices start at £235 for a short break.
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Little Howe

Little Howe in KeswickLittle Howe has a lovely location close to Fitz Park in Keswick. It is a very welcoming cottage with lots of traditional aspects and a very warm and welcoming feel about the whole place. Why not head out to the bi-weekly market where you can buy such products as locally caught fish and freshly baked bread? Or head up to Castlerigg Stone Circle and admire the spectacular panoramic views from this mysterious monument.

Sleeps 5, 1 dog
2020 prices start at £280 for a short break.
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Newlands Fell House

Mountains View at Newlands Fell House in the Lake DistrictImagine a big gathering of friends or family among the most spectacular mountain scenery… You can have just that at this holiday cottage in the Newlands Valley. There’s plenty of space to spread out with large bedrooms and spacious socialising rooms. Why not enjoy a BBQ on the patio with its wonderful views? Or, if some of your party like their outdoor activities, there’s plenty of equipment storage available. You can literally step out of your front door onto the mountains, too - there are a wealth of walks and bike rides to choose from.

Sleeps 16, 2 dogs
2020 prices start at £1,135 for a short break.
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Bisoi in BraithwaiteBisoi in Braithwaite is simply dreamy with its luxurious furnishings, welcoming touches, modern décor, and spacious rooms. You won’t be able to get enough of the views from the glorious garden, indulgent lounge and very special reading room. Get your family together and try roasting marshmallows around the fire pit, or enjoy a morning croissant from the patio - you might even get a visit from the resident pheasant, Phil!

Sleeps 8, 2 dogs
2020 prices start at £885 for a short break.

Wainwright House

Wainwright House in KeswickThe second holiday cottage on our list named for the famous Cumbrian author, Wainwright House is a spacious townhouse in Keswick. Choose from a spacious super-king bedroom or one of the other two with mountain views; lounge in the open plan living area; or have a morning cuppa in the enclosed yard. Out in the town, you can choose from active or laid-back activities. Why not enjoy a spa day at the Lodore Falls? Or head to Whinlatter Forest to take on their famous mountain bike trails.

Sleeps 6, 2 dogs
2020 prices start at £370 for a short break.
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Highgate Close

Living room at Highgate Close near UllswaterPresenting out number one most popular self-catering holiday cottage for 2019: Highgate Close! This beautifully presented former farmhouse is a wonderful place for a Lake District holiday. Close to Ullswater - often considered the most beautiful of the region’s lakes - it is a tranquil retreat that will make you want to return again and again. Whether it’s the west-facing garden, the stunning kitchen, or the large bedrooms that turn your head, Highgate Close is the perfect choice for a staycation!

Sleeps 8, 2 dogs
2020 prices start at £505 for a short break.


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