Budget Cottages

Sometimes all you want is somewhere cheap and cheerful to stay so that you can really focus on exploring the beautiful Lake District and its surrounding areas! If you're looking for budget self-catering accommodation for your holiday or short break, we have some lovely, cheap choices that offer comfort without a top price tag! Read on for some low cost holiday cottage suggestions that sleep anywhere between two guests and groups of 10 or more. Many of them are pet friendly, too, so you can bring your dog!

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Cosy Cottage

Lounge at Cosy Cottage near ApplebyThis is a cute little cottage in the small town of Appleby. Arranged over two floors with a comfortable sitting room and sweet double bedroom, it’s the perfect retreat for a couple.

Sleeps 2, 1 dog
Location: Appleby-in-Westmorland
Features: WiFi, wood burner, and the pub is just a two-minute walk away!
From £225 for a week.

A selection of our other budget cottages sleeping up to 2 people:

The Hayloft (Lamonby)

Sleeps 2, 2 dogs
Location: Lamonby
Features: WiFi, rural location, stunning views
From £190 for a short break. 

Beech Barn

Beech Barn near UllswaterSleeps 2, 1 dog
Location: Ullswater
Features: Lodge, stunning views
From £210 for a short break

King George Flat

Sleeps 2, 2 dogs, with WiFi
Location: Eskdale
Features: WiFi, stunning views, accommodation on one level
From £285 for a short break



Montara Cottage in the Lake District

Found in the village of Backbarrow, near the southern tip of Lake Windermere, Montara is an adorable, welcoming cottage. It’s in the perfect starting place for plenty of walking.

Sleeps 4, 0 pets.
Location: Backbarrow
Features: open fire, enclosed garden
From £180 for a short break

A selection of our other budget cottages sleeping up to 4 people:

Keskadale Farm Caravan

Sleeps 4, 0 pets
Location: The Newlands Valley
Features: on a working farm, fantastic views, remote
From £350 for a short break.

The Barn (Longsleddale)

Sleeps 4/5, 0 pets
Location: near Kendal
Features: enclosed garden, remote, stunning views, farm cottage

From £225 for a short break.

Cherry Tree Barn

View from Cherry Tree Barn in ApplebySleeps 4, 0 pets
Location: Appleby-in-Westmorland
Features: WiFi, shared garden, pet free

From £230 for a short break.  

3 Orange Hill Cottages

Sleeps 4, 0 pets
Location: Boot, Eskdale
Features: enclosed garden, WiFi, pub across the road, stunning views
From £445 for a week.

Derwent Apartment

Garden at Derwent Apartment near LoweswaterSleeps 4, 0 pets
Location: Loweswater
Features: ground floor accommodation, WiFi
From £235 for a short break.  

Borrowdale Cottage

Sleeps 4, 2 dogs
Location: near Cockermouth
Features: enclosed garden, WiFi
From £220 for a short break.  


Sleeps 4/6, 2/3 dogs
Location: Threlkeld
Features: WiFi, stunning views
From £265 for a short break

Wasdale View

Sleeps 5/6, 2 pets
Location: Wasdale
Features: WiFi, stunning views, very close to pub

From £275 for a short break.


Wallthwaite Cottage

Wallthwaite Cottage, sleeps 6

This is a great budget cottage in an amazing location near the popular village of Threlkeld, 10 minutes away from Keswick. Not surprisingly, this cottage gets booked up pretty quickly; it’s an absolute bargain!

Sleeps 6, 2 dogs
Location: Threlkeld
Features: wood burner, enclosed garden, WiFi, stunning views
From £250 for a short break.

A selection of our other budget cottages sleeping 6 people:

Broadness Cottage

Sleeps 7, 0 dogs
Location: Bassenthwaite
Features: lake views, farm cottage, remote

From £225 for a short break. 

Rose Cottage (Pardshaw)

Rose Cottage in Pardshaw, the Lake DistrictSleeps 6, 2 dogs
Location: Pardshaw
Features: enclosed garden, open fire, remote, farm cottage
From £260 for a short break.  

Bowderdale Farm Cottage

Sleeps 6, 1 dog
Location: Wasdale
Features: remote, farm cottage, lake views, wood burner

From £280 for a short break.



Bridgeway Cottage

Bridgeway is a spacious, bright and practical bungalow sleeping 8 people in 4 bedrooms. It’s on the edge of the village of Langwathby in the beautiful Eden Valley.

Sleeps 8, 2 dogs
Location: Langwathby
Features: WiFi, wood burner, ground floor accommodation
From £330 for a short break.

A selection of our other budget cottages sleeping up to 8 people:

The Mews (Mosser)

Sleeps 6/8, 2 dogs
Location: Cockermouth
Features: wood burner, enclosed garden, quirky, WiFi
From £345 for a short break.

Winder Green

Views from Winder Green near UllswaterSleeps 8, 2 dogs
Location: Ullswater
Features: stunning views, rural location, WiFi
From £380 for a short break.

Copper Beech Lodge

Sleeps 8, 2 dog
Location: near Coniston
Features: semi-private lakeside beach, WiFi, open fire
From £370 for a short break.


Iveing Cottage North

Iveing Cottage North

Iveing Cottage North is a welcome yet un-fussy home-from-home with literary connections: Dorothy Wordsworth described Iveing Cottage North as a “fine new house” in 1800 whilst Lewis Carroll's uncle was also in residence here!

Sleeps 10/16, 2 dogs,
Location: Ambleside
Features: wood burner, WiFi, town centre location
From £1,165 for a short break for 16 people, or £815 for 10 people.

A selection of our other budget group accommodation cottages for 10 or more people:


Sleeps 9/10, 2 dogs
Location: Keswick
Features: town centre location, WiFi, games room, mountain views
From £480 for a short break.  

Herdwick Croft

Herdwick Croft near BassenthwaiteSleeps 8/10, 2 dogs
Location: Bassenthwaite
Features: games room, fell views, spa access
From £555 for a short break. 

Low Millgillhead

Sleeps 12, 3 dogs
Location: Loweswater
​​​​​​​Features: WiFi, open fire, small stream at the end of the garden
From £575 for a short break.