The Lake District is perfect for walkers of all abilities. Whether you just fancy a short stroll to the nearest pub, a wander down the river or to take on a more challenging trail, the Lake District caters to ramblers of all styles! We have a huge number of properties in the Lake District that are the perfect bases for your walking holiday and today we’re going to point the spotlight on just five of them.
Dufton Hall Cottage, Dufton
Being located close to open countryside makes this Dufton property the ideal base for a romantic rambling getaway. Couples can enjoy a walk along the river, through the countryside or wander alongside Dufton Fell. Wherever your feet take you, you’ll be glad that they will lead you back to this wonderful studio accommodation.
Jitty Cottage, Appleby-in-Westmorland
If you can bear to leave this stunning Lake District property – which holds an Appleby-in-Westmorland’s Society Award for its stunning restoration – you are only a hop, skip and a jump away from wonderful riverside walks along the River Eden. The Lakeland Fells are also just a short distance away and certainly worth spending some time exploring! At the end of a lovely day, you can get some well-deserved rest and relaxation in one of the town’s restaurants, which are located just a short walk from Jitty Cottage.
Drakes Cottage, Cartmel
For a relaxing Lake District break, Drakes Cottage is perfect. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the grounds surrounding the property, or wander a little further to the historic village of Cartmel. In summer, welcome the day with a cup of coffee on the patio and in the colder seasons warm up after a wintry walk in front of the wood-burner. If you want to travel slightly further and see more of this wonderful part of the country, Lake Windermere is just six miles away and definitely worth a visit, with more stunning views to enjoy as you wander.
Hunter’s Moon, Skelwith Bridge
With instant access to the great outdoors and plenty of walking and cycling routes, Hunter’s Moon in Skelwith Bridge is the ideal property for those wanting to get away from it all. Stay in Skelwith Bridge for a wander along the walking route that runs beside the River Brathay or head just slightly further afield to Ambleside or Grasmere and enjoy wonderful walks in some of the Lake District’s most popular areas.
Springfield Cottage, Little Clifton
As a brilliant base for hill walking, taking in the sights of the Lake District or just for relaxing, Springfield Cottage has it all! If you just want to stretch your legs, walking trails can be found right from the doorstep of this Little Clifton property, whereas more challenging routes can be easily accessed in other areas such as Buttermere or Loweswater. Whatever the difficulty of your ramble, Springfield Cottage will be a very welcome retreat at the end of a day exploring.
Book a Self Catering Holiday Cottage
These are just five of the many self catering holiday cottages that we have in the Lake District. If you’re inspired to head off on a walking holiday in the Lakes then visit the Sykes Cottages website to see what we have available for you – we’re sure that we have the perfect holiday cottage for you! Don’t fancy the Lake District right now? Don’t worry as we have a huge number of properties across the United Kingdom and Ireland that are perfect for walking holidays, you can see them all on our website here.