Considered one of Cumbria's prettiest villages, a cottage in Askham offers a charming place to stay for a romantic break in the Lake District. Though small, Askham is perfectly formed. Think white-washed cottages, huddled beside the village green, and an ancient church that has stood in the same spot for nigh on 700 years. Plus, it's just four miles to Penrith, making daytrips and supply runs a breeze.
Attractions near your Askham holiday home
Let's start in Askham itself, a peaceful village that feels a world away from Cumbria's more popular tourist haunts. Rent a cottage in Askham with Sykes and you'll fall in love with the peace and quiet of the place. The village features two greens - perfect for a pleasant picnic on a lazy Sunday - as well as a quaint pub and independent village store, so the essentials of a relaxing getaway are all within easy reach.
Planning to tour during your cottage break in Askham? There's no need to go too far, as Askham sits on the doorstep of the Lake District national park. Adventurous types will love the natural playground of the Lake District, which proves perfect for all manner of outdoor pursuits including hiking, climbing, kayaking and more.
For those who like to live life at a slower pace, a daytrip to one - or all - of the Lake District's pretty villages and heritage towns is sure to go down a treat. From Keswick to Kendal, Windermere to Coniston, the villages of Cumbria offer charming eateries, cosy country pubs and many fascinating visitor attractions to explore.
So what are you waiting for? If you've been searching for accommodation in the Lake District that isn't too touristy, then browse our collection of cottages to rent in the charming village of Askham.