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Relax on the balcony and watch the night sky
Stylish modern lounge
State of the art kitchen
Perfect spot to relax after a days walking
King size bed
Tasteful lighting
Top floor bedroom
Soak away
Ensuite to bedroom
Room with a view
Taste fully designed
Open plan kitchen/dinner
Perfect spot for breakfast for a days explroing
Living room
Spot of reading in front of the fire?
Rainfall shower
Built in appliances
Rain fall walk in shower
Modern ground floor bathroom
Entrance hall
Views few and far
View of the proeprty
1 / 23  Relax on the balcony and watch the night sky
2 / 23  Stylish modern lounge
3 / 23  State of the art kitchen
4 / 23  Perfect spot to relax after a days walking
5 / 23  King size bed
6 / 23  Tasteful lighting
7 / 23  Top floor bedroom
8 / 23  Soak away
9 / 23  Ensuite to bedroom
10 / 23  Room with a view
11 / 23  Taste fully designed
12 / 23  Open plan kitchen/dinner
13 / 23  Perfect spot for breakfast for a days explroing
14 / 23  Living room
15 / 23  Spot of reading in front of the fire?
16 / 23  Rainfall shower
17 / 23  Built in appliances
18 / 23  Rain fall walk in shower
19 / 23  Modern ground floor bathroom
20 / 23  Entrance hall
21 / 23  Views few and far
22 / 23  View of the proeprty
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Arresting View

Hawkshead, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning, contemporary haven set in a converted courthouse and police station
  • An ideal base for exploring the Lake District National Park, situated in the pretty village of Hawkshead
  • Relax on the balcony and enjoy the views towards Claife Heights

 

Property code: 58535

Stunning, stylish and contemporary property located in the heart of the pretty Lakeland village of Hawkshead, with easy access to Coniston Water or Lake Windermere.

Enjoying a fantastic location in the centre of the idyllic Lakeland village of Hawkshead, this beautifully updated property makes a wonderful hideaway for couples exploring this stunning part of the Lake District. Set over three floors, this tastefully furnished and coolly decorated property offers a lovely romantic getaway for two. Formerly a courthouse and village police station, this imaginatively converted property features a charming balcony with pretty views, as well as high ceilings, an oak staircase and bespoke furniture. Within easy reach are Esthwaite Water, Coniston Water and Windermere, making this a fabulous retreat for eager walkers and hikers.

Stepping into this welcoming property, the ground floor features a handy entrance hallway leading into the light and fully equipped kitchen/diner. Featuring an L-shaped island, a TV and a relaxing dining area, this is an ideal space to cook and share a romantic meal. The ground floor also has a stylish shower room before you head up the oak staircase to the first-floor lounge. Featuring an imaginative use of slate and oak, this elegant and spacious room is perfect for unwinding in at the end of a great day and has cosy seating, an attractive pebble effect gas fire, a TV and a sound system. Finally, the second floor offers an elegant king-size bedroom with a high ceiling, bespoke oak furniture, a TV, an en-suite bathroom and fell views from the windows. From the lounge, you can step out onto a small balcony with picturesque views, providing a delightful spot for a morning coffee or a glass of wine.

Hawkshead is home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery and Wordsworth’s old grammar school, with Esthwaite Water just a mile away. Local attractions include Wray Castle, Claife Heights, the Claife Viewing Station over Windermere, and Beatrix Potter’s house at Hill Top (all within 5 miles).

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 shower room and 1 en-suite bathroom 
  • Electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi and Netflix included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub, restaurant and shops within walking distance
  • TV's in lounge, bedroom and kitchen
  • Please note this property is on three floors
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 55 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 16th July 2022

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Reviewed by Beverley 2nd July 2022

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Just back from a weeks stay at the Arresting View Fantastic is all I can say we have never stayed in such a lovely property which is dog friendly. 5 Star quality property! Has everything you would need and more. Bed was really comfortable , Lovely balcony which we used often as we were lucky with the weather. The property is handy for everything soRead more you have shops, pubs and bus stops within minutes of the door step. Hide

Reviewed by Andy 25th June 2022

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Beautiful cottage and excellent facilities. The walk-in power shower was amazing especially and a nice long walk. Beautiful views from the terrace. Cottage situated in a beautiful village and the food in the local pubs was awesome. Welcome gift packs were a surprise and were brilliant.

Reviewed by Laurie 18th June 2022

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The house is wonderful. Modern and well presented. Lovely to have a balcony.

Reviewed by Nick 11th June 2022

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We loved our stay at Arresting View . The location, design, equipment and furnishings are all first rate, even the welcome gifts are the best ever! The whole area is just beautiful and Hawkshead is charming with friendly pubs etc, particularly The Queens Head.

Reviewed by Michael 4th June 2022

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Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful area, easily the nicest holiday home weve stayed in, I feel I do need to mention the parking, if all the properties are fully booked I dont think it would be possible to get a large car in and out, it was a tight squeeze with only three cars there. However there is a car park nearby and the house itself is outRead morestanding. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 28th May 2022

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Reviewed by Gina 21st May 2022

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Stunning property, great location with amazing views. Fantastic walks on the doorstep.. Extremely thoughtful gift packs for both us and our dog. We loved this place...and cant recommend it enough.

Reviewed by Christopher 7th May 2022

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Beautiful property, fully equipped with everything you could need. Spotlessly clean and well maintained, Arresting View is every bit as good as the photos - ideal for a luxurious break, with the added bonus of being able to sit on your own balcony and admire the wonderful view. Also the welcome gifts on arrival were a complete surprise and very mucRead moreh appreciated. By far the best place we've stayed in. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 30th April 2022

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Absolutely loved the property and had a fantastic week. Hoping to return next year. Great location.

Reviewed by Simon 23rd April 2022

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Reviewed by Sandra 18th April 2022

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Fab accommodation with a high-end, luxury finish. Smart architecture, tastefully decorated with beautiful artwork throughout, facilities are excellent with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Lovely views from balcony. Perfect location, next to a pub & short stroll to the well-stocked Co-op & bespoke shops & traditional pubs of Hawkshead. GRead morereat walks straight from the door (loved Wray Castle & Tarn Hows). Nice welcome pack & one for the dog too. Faultless, highly recommend & will return. Hide

Reviewed by Urmita 16th April 2022

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The arresting view apartment was superb. Luxury features as well as a nice surprise from the owners when we walked in were very welcomed. Location is perfect. Great to have your own parking space but be warned if you have a big vehicle, you might going round the car park a bit tricky. I highly recommend staying here!

Reviewed by Corinne 26th March 2022

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Reviewed by David 22nd March 2022

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First class in every respect. Beautifully furnished and equipped in an excellent location

Reviewed by Katherine 12th March 2022

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Fantastic apartment. Great location with amazing views and all the little welcome packages were a lovely touch. Everything you needed for a truly luxurious stay was provided. Love the lounge with the balcony and the great view. Would love to return. Compliments to the cleaning team too!

Reviewed by Brian 6th March 2022

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Reviewed by David 19th February 2022

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Reviewed by Anne 22nd January 2022

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Beautiful cottage, love the area, the village of Hawkshead is perfect for a relaxing stay, delicious food served in the pubs, everyone so welcoming.

Reviewed by Paula 15th January 2022

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Wonderful accommodation, the place extremely stylish whilst still remaining very comfortable. Truly a real home away from home...Thankyou

Reviewed by Michelle 29th December 2021

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Second visit to property, 2019 New Year and the one just gone. Absolutely stunning property, set in a breathtaking place.

Reviewed by Robert 22nd December 2021

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Warm welcoming accommodation with excellent top quality fixtures and fittings. Central village location ideal for exploring the Southern Lakes. Would definitely return in the warmer months to make use of the balcony to enjoy the wonderful views. Without doubt the best accommodation we have experienced.

Reviewed by Catrin 11th November 2021

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A stunning cottage - its perfect. We will be returning as location, views, facilities, comfort and the little touches make it hard to leave. Thank you

Reviewed by Stephanie 7th November 2021

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Apologies for the late review! We stayed at Arresting View with our Labrador a few months ago, in Nov 2021. Amazing property, really clean with a lovely welcome pack provided! Convenient location with lovely views from the living room. The only point to note for those less able bodied is there are 2 flights of stairs in the property as its on 3 levRead moreels. We plan to return! Hide

Reviewed by Richard 30th October 2021

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Arresting View is outstanding. The location was perfect and the decor, furniture and fixings were all 5 star. We are seasoned Lake Visitors and this has to be in our top 3. Parking is a little tight if you have a large vehicle but we managed ok in our SUV. The balcony is a perfect added bonus with beautiful views of the fells. We will definitely beRead more returning to Arresting View in the not too distant future. Beautiful property. Hide

Reviewed by Diana 23rd October 2021

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Outstanding accommodation. The quality of craftsmanship is very impressive. Perfect location in the beautiful Hawkshead. Super clean and every requirement provided for. Perfect place to be stranded when roads around got flooded! Lovely touch with the gifts and beautiful toiletries. Didnt want to leave. Parking a bit tight but good to have our own sRead morepace. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 9th October 2021

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Arresting View is a beautiful Cottage in the perfect location. The kitchen is well equipped and the Lounge is lovely especially at night with the huge gas fire. Netflix is an added bonus which we have never had at any other self catering accommodation. The gifts were also a nice touch. It is little things like this that make your holiday extra specRead moreial. Hide

Reviewed by Hilary 25th September 2021

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Great location in centre of Hawkshead. However it should be emphasised that the accommodation is over three floors. It involves 30 stairs from the bedroom, to the shower room & 30 stairs back to get dressed. (60 in total every morning). No problem when younger, but becomes hard work if in your seventies after a full week. Other than that a top of tRead morehe range property. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 18th September 2021

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Fabulous accommodation.... everything you could need plus more....even our dog had a goody box on arrival! Great location too ....

Reviewed by Sue 11th September 2021

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Beautiful property. All appliances top spec.

Reviewed by Christopher 4th September 2021

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Reviewed by Angela 7th August 2021

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Beautiful very high standard cottage. All the extras put in by the owners really made a difference. Parking was an issue and does need sorting.

Reviewed by David 31st July 2021

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Absolutely stunning property, had everything you could possibly need, the welcome gifts are a lovely touch. Gorgeous views from the balcony of the mountains, nice and quiet location. Will definitely book again.

Reviewed by Leslie 10th July 2021

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Excellent cottage and facilities. The owners have made an excellent and impressive use of the space and created a unique, creative and well thought out accommodation. Very clean and all of the equipment and facilities easy to use. The balcony an added bonus.

Reviewed by Jonathan 3rd July 2021

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This property was well equipped with top of the range facilities. The welcome gifts were a lovely touch including the gift for our dog. The view from the balcony was stunning and the welcome information was very helpful.

Reviewed by Cilla 26th June 2021

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Beautiful apartment, in a perfect position in the village, ideal for walking. Parking a little tight, but does have its own space.

Reviewed by Anne 9th June 2021

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Amazing cottage loved every minute of the holiday, already booked to visit again.

Reviewed by Darren 29th May 2021

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Beautiful cottage in great location to be based and to explore the 'Lakes'. Spotless on arrival and welcome gifts a very nice touch. Everything for a good holiday has been thought about and provided. Would highly recommend and will hopefully return ourselves soon.

Reviewed by Tracy 22nd May 2021

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Arresting View is absolutely stunning. Equipped with all the mod cons you could need and more. Decorated to a very high standard, beautiful views from the veranda of the beautiful Cumbrian Mountains. Could not fault anything in this outstanding 3 storey apartment.

Reviewed by Sally 15th May 2021

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Reviewed by Louise 1st May 2021

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The property is renovated to a very high standard and wants for nothing. The views from the first floor lounge are stunning. The location is just on the edge of the village and very central. Just perfect.

Reviewed by David 24th April 2021

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Although we were a year late coming (thanks to Covid !) it was well worth the wait. It was so well appointed and wants for nothing. We especially enjoyed the fire in the lounge. The welcome pack was a real and unexpected treat. Even when there was a problem with the hot water, Sheila came out bright, early and cheerful 1st thing on a Sunday morningRead more to fix it (hint if it happens again the boiler needed a reset !). Had a great time, lovely location. thoroughly recommended Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 17th April 2021

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Reviewed by Frank 30th December 2020

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Arresting View is a super comfortable, truly impressive 5 Star contemporary cottage set in the village of Hawkshead. The attention to detail is superb and we highly recommend Arresting View for a stay in the fabulous village of Hawkshead.

Reviewed by JO 23rd December 2020

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This was an absolutely amazing holiday cottage, equipped with way more than you'd ever expect. Top notch! To arrive on a cold winter's evening to a warm and well-lit home, with gifts galore, was the absolute de-stress that we needed. The cleanliness of the whole property was exceptional, such that we felt we must have been the first people to have Read moreever stayed there. An definite 5 star stay. Massive credit to the owners of the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by David 7th December 2020

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Fantastic place with everything needed for a comfortable holiday. Location is fantastic, would definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Gareth 24th October 2020

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We would definitely recommend the cottage to friends... and we already have! The presentation was stunning, all of the up to date equipment was fantastic and the touches of the walk in shower and large bath were brilliant! It was also a lovely touch to be given the gifts for ourselves and our pet dog. It was in a central location which had some lovRead moreely walks straight from the cottage and a short drive away. You will not be disappointed with this cottage, thank you so much! Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte 17th October 2020

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When we arrived at arresting view we were very impressed with the property. We have stayed in numerous dog friendly cottages throughout the Lake District and this is by far the best. The kitchen was very equipped and the facilities were brilliant. The welcome gift was also a nice touch. The location was excellent, plenty of walks straight from the Read moredoorstep, we particularly enjoyed walking to Wray castle and up to Claife Heights. Hawkshead itself is a great location. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 10th October 2020

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A very well equipped and superbly fitted out property, beautifully situated in the charming Lakeland village of Hawkshead. This property has been converted to a very high standard indeed within the old police house on the outskirts of the village, with wonderful views of the fells from the balcony and the bedroom. We would highly recommend this proRead moreperty to a couple with a dog as there is also a luxury bed provided for the family pooch. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 26th September 2020

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We have been going to the Lakes for over 25 years and stayed in some lovely places however, Arresting View is by far the nicest place we have ever stayed, I didn't want to come home! I can highly recommend anyone who wants a bit of luxury on holiday then this is the place to book. The welcome packs are a lovely touch especially as there was one forRead more our dog too. We have already booked to go back again next year. Hide

Reviewed by Janine 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Stephen 12th September 2020

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Reviewed by Paul 29th August 2020

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Fabulous cottage with a very high standard for everything from the furniture to the kitchen equipment, extremely comfortable throughout. Netflix was a bonus on a rainy day. The very thoughtful gifts left for us was a lovely surprise. Great location for the village and there are plenty of walks locally. Would definitely return as this is the best coRead morettage we have ever stayed in. Thank you John & Joanne. Hide

Reviewed by Marian 17th August 2020

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We couldn't help but have a wonderful time in such luxurious and comfortable surroundings. Everything was top notch - thank you! Just one problem, the heating was set too high and because we were out walking every day we didn't ever succeed in lowering the temp. An idiot's guide would have come in handy!

Reviewed by Paul 8th August 2020

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Beautiful home with all you need. Lovely welcome pack . Lots of walks from front door tarn hows is a nice easy walk.had fish and chips first night very good.because of Covid did not go to pubs but they look very nice. CoOp 30 seconds away with all you need.have to say I missed garden for dogs but they enjoy it a lot.

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Relax on the balcony and watch the night sky
Stylish modern lounge
State of the art kitchen
Perfect spot to relax after a days walking
King size bed
Tasteful lighting
Top floor bedroom
Soak away
Ensuite to bedroom
Room with a view
Taste fully designed
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Location

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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