Helvellyn Cottages


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Tucked away in a remote part of the Lake District countryside are a number of Helvellyn cottages, benefitting from this rural setting. Enjoy a relaxing break in one of this regions finest locations.

Why Helvellyn?

Situated within a few miles of the centre of the Lake District National Park, famous for its lakes, mountains, forests and literary associations, Helvellyn is the ideal place to visit. Some of the early visitors to Helvellyn were the famous romantic poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who lived nearby. With the mountain stretching so high, on a clear day you can see all the way across to Scotland and Wales. If a rural cottage has always been your dream, you can't get much more remote and peaceful than this. Browse through our Lake District travel guide to discover a whole host of places to visit during your holiday.

Places to Visit near Helvellyn

This isolated setting benefits from the wonderful Helvellyn mountain, popular for winter climbing. If you're feeling adventurous, take some camping gear and spend a night near the Red Tarn, offering some of the most magnificent views of Striding Edge and the Helvellyn summit itself. There is a village store and post office in the nearby village of Patterdale for the essentials, also boasting a local pub for refreshments. A few miles drive away is the thriving market town of Keswick, hosting a number of historical sites. Castlerigg Stone Circle is nearby, dating back to the Late Neolithic period. William Wordworth's former home of Dove Cottage is also within driving distance and is a must-see during your trip. Discover how the late poet lived his life, with a lovely cottage garden he planted himself with his sister Dororthy, and the adjacent Wordsworth Museum offering events from craft workshops to fine art, poetry and photography for children. Take a drive towards Greystoke, Buttermere, Cockermouth, Kendal and Bassenthwaite for an endless list of sites to be seen.

Types of Holidays

Don't leave your trusty companion at home while you jet off on holiday, take a look at our list of dog-friendly cottages in the Lake District for some more inspiration. Looking for a countryside break with your partner? Our romantic cottages in the Lake District provide the ideal weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Or treat yourself to a luxury Lake District cottage for a truly exceptional holiday experience.