Lake District Holiday Cottages

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    Modern ground floor apartment sleeping 2 situated in an elevated position overlooking Keswick. Wifi, Extensive off road parking, private patio and shared use of extensive grounds. Castlerigg Stone Circle 5 minute walk. 10 minute walk to the Keswick town. (Ref. 972272)

    7 nights from £429

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    Luxury one-bed cottage in tranquil North Lakes location. Period charm and contemporary style. Wood burning stove. WiFi. En-suite shower room. Lovely private garden. Off road parking. Two pubs within one mile. (Ref. 972268)

    7 nights from £321

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    Ground floor apartment sleeping 2 in a convenient central Keswick location with own parking. Situated a short walk to the town centre. Derwentwater 10 minute walk.   (Ref. 972267)

    7 nights from £379

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    Beautiful apartment located in the centre of Keswick town, overlooking Derwent Street. Traditional beams, sloping ceilings, wooden floors, and a Juliette balcony. (Ref. 972262)

    7 nights from £379

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    Converted farm building cottage set in beautiful countryside within easy reach of Lake District. En-suite bathroom. Wi-Fi. Courtyard with patio and furniture. Penrith 8 miles. (Ref. 972244)

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    7 nights from £291

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    Romantic cottage with a roll-top bath in the bedroom set in a stunning area with views towards Catbells. (Ref. 972235)

    7 nights from £389

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    A stunning stone-built cottage set in the heart of the town of Sedbergh in Cumbria. Flagstone flooring. Woodburning stove. Yorkshire Dales National Park. Kendal 12 miles. (Ref. 968234)

    Last booked 7 hours ago

    7 nights from £359

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    A delightful cottage resting in the village of Burgh by Sands in Carlisle. Mezzanine. Wood burner. Open plan accommodation. Pet friendly. Longburgh 1 mile; Carlisle 1.5 miles. (Ref. 966633)

    Last booked 3 hours ago

    7 nights from £289

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    A characterful, warming 17th century cottage on the outskirts of Alston in the North Pennines. Panoramic countryside views. Exposed beams and stone. Modern and traditional features. Penrith 18 miles. (Ref. 963034)

    7 nights from £277

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    A detached property in the charming village of Silecroft in Cumbria. All ground floor. Open plan layout. TV with Sky. Millom 4 miles; Broughton-in-Furness 8 miles. (Ref. 962708)

    7 nights from £265

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    A charming cottage in the village of Witherslack in Cumbria. Modern fittings. Beautiful location. Romantic stay. Cartmel 7 miles. (Ref. 962004)

    7 nights from £305

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    Cosy one bedroom annexe to owner's home, near Silverdale. Ideal romantic base. Lovely countryside views. Great base to explore South Lakes, Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland. Silverdale 3.4 miles. (Ref. 954156)

    7 nights from £299

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    This quaint cottage is in the centre of the beautiful village of Cartmel near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria. Ideal for a romantic break. Open fire. (Ref. 953066)

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    7 nights from £319

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    Semi-detached barn conversion set within beautiful countryside. Electric stove, shared gardens, lovely countryside views. Cartmel 2 miles. (Ref. 952692)

    7 nights from £376

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    A cosy romantic lodge, countryside views, private decking with hot tub, Ulverston 3 miles, good base for touring the Lake District National Park. (Ref. 951932)

    7 nights from £395

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    Ground floor self-catering apartment near Grasmere. Ground floor accommodation, shared grounds with views over countryside and Grasmere Lake. WiFi. Ambleside 4 miles. (Ref. 950425)

    7 nights from £335

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    Beautiful sandstone cottage, in quiet hamlet of Milton. WiFi, pet-friendly, enclosed garden, woodburner. Great holiday location. Brampton 2 miles (Ref. 949797)

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    7 nights from £287

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    A cosy semi-detached studio cottage in the hamlet of Near Sawrey in the stunning Lake District. Open plan living accomodation with small outside sitting area. Stunning surroundings. Hawkshead 3 miles. (Ref. 949246)

    Last booked within the last 2 days

    7 nights from £258

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    Handsome ground floor apartment in a 17th century Jacobean Hall on the edge of Orton. Surrounded by seven acres of grounds. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Penrith 12 miles. (Ref. 946307)

    7 nights from £284

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    Charming ground floor cottage in the grounds of Appleby Castle. Open plan living, Jacuzzi bath, woodburning stove. Shared lawned area. Penrith 14 miles. (Ref. 942332)

    7 nights from £402

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    Quality terraced cottage on the site of the Freshwater Biological Association at Mitchell Wyke Bay, one mile from Far Sawrey. King-size double. Balcony with views of Windermere. Dog welcome. Bowness-on-Windermere 1.5 miles via ferry. (Ref. 940921)

    7 nights from £337

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    A quality terraced cottage set on the site of the Freshwater Biological Association, on the shores of Windermere, one mile from Far Sawrey. Super king-size double bedroom. Balcony with views of Windermere. Bowness-on-Windermere 1.5 miles via ferry. (Ref. 940920)

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    7 nights from £346

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    A superb, terraced cottage, on the site of the Freshwater Biological Association, one mile from Far Sawrey in the Lake District National Park. Modern features. Super king-size double. On the shore of Windermere. Bowness-on-Windermere 1.5 miles via ferry. (Ref. 940918)

    7 nights from £346

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    A wonderful end-terrace cottage situated on the site of the Freshwater Biological Association, one mile from Far Sawrey village. King-size double bedroom. WiFi. Dog-friendly. Luxury accommodation. Bowness-on-Windermere 1.5 miles via ferry. (Ref. 940755)

    7 nights from £346

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    A charming ground floor apartment in a rural location, close to Kirkby Stephen. King-size bedroom, ample parking, walks from the door. Plenty to see and do in the area. Kirkby Stephen 4 miles. (Ref. 939836)

    7 nights from £232

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    Second floor apartment in a semi-detached stone cottage that was historically a mill. Patio next to river. Woodburning stove and 2 mins walk to a pub. Walks from the door. Kendal 6 miles, Kirkby Lonsdale 5 miles. (Ref. 939433)

    7 nights from £274

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    Delightful first floor apartment in rural location, near Kirkby Stephen. King-size bedroom, ample parking. Walks from the door. Kirkby Stephen 4 miles. (Ref. 938606)

    7 nights from £232

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    A lovely first floor apartment, offering studio accommodation, in a large Lakeland property. In an elevated position, near beautiful Bowness-on-Windermere's centre. Pull-down double bed. WiFi. Off road parking. Great for the Lakes. Ambleside 5 miles. (Ref. 938502)

    7 nights from £251

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    Stunning semi-detached lodge located on the exclusive Pastures Lodge Park which is close to Cartmel in the South Lakes. Romantic retreat with woodburner and hot tub. (Ref. 937354)

    7 nights from £465

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    Spectacular romantic cottage with beautiful views over Coniston Water. Woodburner, Jacuzzi bath. Coniston village 1.5 miles. (Ref. 937121)

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    7 nights from £369

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    Superb semi-detached lodge on a secluded, peaceful and exclusive lodge park located in Allithwaite close to Cartmel in the South Lakes. Wood burning stove and hot tub. (Ref. 936085)

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    7 nights from £437

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    A charming ground floor apartment situated in idyllic rural surroundings in the stunning Lake District National Park. Double bedroom with en-suite facilities. Spacious living area. Woodburning stove. Perfect retreat for couples. Hawkshead 2 miles. (Ref. 935815)

    7 nights from £309

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    A charming ground floor apartment surrounded by idyllic countryside and close to Lake Windermere in the beautiful Lake District. Open plan living accommodation. En-suite shower room. Woodburning stove. Perfect for a romantic break. Hawkshead 2 miles. (Ref. 935814)

    7 nights from £298

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    An idyllic and peaceful semi-detached cottage in hamlet location, near Windermere. En-suite, WiFi, off road parking, walks from the door. Fabulous countryside and lake views. Windermere 2.3 miles. (Ref. 935124)

    7 nights from £351

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    A superb stone character barn conversion in the village of Ousby. Woodburning stove. Slate floors with underfloor heating. Surrounded by countryside with fell views, en-suite bathroom. Pub walking distance. Melmerby 1 mile. Penrith 10 miles. (Ref. 935096)

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    7 nights from £320

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    Spacious second floor apartment in the heart of Ambleside. Convenient for all amenities and for exploring the Lake District National Park. Windermere 4 miles. (Ref. 933760)

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    7 nights from £320

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    A superb terraced sandstone cottage, in hamlet of Stockdalewath. Set on non-working farm, with a shared patio. Lovely touring base. Carlisle 9 miles. (Ref. 933727)

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    7 nights from £234

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    Delightful sandstone cottage on a working dairy farm. Access to 20 acres private ancient woodland and fishing rights on the river. Woodburning stove, private patio. Brampton 7 miles, Carlisle 10 miles. (Ref. 933471)

    7 nights from £288

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    A delightful, historic, character barn conversion in Uldale. Walking from door. Hot tub and sauna in adjacent barn. Next to Cumbria way. Surrounded by countryside with fell views. Bassenthwaite 4 miles. (Ref. 933126)

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    7 nights from £352

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    Lovely elevated ground floor apartment, part of a semi-detached cottage, on the edge of Coniston. Open plan accommodation with lake and fell views. Walking from the doorstep with Coniston amenities close by. Surrounded by countryside. Coniston 0.8 miles. (Ref. 932469)

    7 nights from £356

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    Cosy first floor studio in the hamlet of Nibthwaite, close to Coniston Water. WiFi, off road parking. Walks in every direction. Ideal for a romantic break away. Coniston Water 1.5 miles. (Ref. 930544)

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    7 nights from £270

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    Elevated stone character cottage enjoying stunning scenery of surrounding fells. In a rural peaceful location situated just above Ullswater Lake. Open fire, romantic retreat. Walks from the door. Pooley Bridge 5 miles. (Ref. 927735)

    7 nights from £286

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    A superb end-terrace cottage, one of four properties, near to the village of Aldingham. Luxury accommodation. Underfloor heating. En-suite bedroom. Hot tub. WiFi. Ulverston 6 miles. (Ref. 926824)

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    7 nights from £398

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    A romantic retreat, wing to an Edwardian townhouse in the centre of Windermere. Superb, character accommodation. Wonderful location for exploring the whole of Lake District. Ambleside 5 miles. (Ref. 926107)

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    7 nights from £374

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    Excellent, detached lodge on a secluded, exclusive lodge park between Allithwaite and Cartmel. Woodburning stove. Dogs welcome. Close to walks and cycle trails. Cartmel 0.7 miles. (Ref. 925874)

    7 nights from £353

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    A delightful first floor studio annexe in the charming, peaceful Eden Valley village of Edenhall. Character beams, studio accommodation. Ideal for a couple. Penrith 4 miles. (Ref. 925449)

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    7 nights from £227

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    Delightful semi-detached cottage in hamlet location, within the Lake District National Park. Single-storey, romantic retreat. Cosy woodburning stove. Character features. Coniston 6 miles. (Ref. 925049)

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    7 nights from £328

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    Superb ground floor barn conversion within walking distance to pub. WiFi. Secluded patio and garden. Windermere 2 miles. (Ref. 924892)

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    7 nights from £340

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    Romantic cottage in the Lake District surrounded by magnificent scenery, three miles from the hamlet of Ulpha. Woodburner. Pet-friendly. Enclosed garden. WiFi. Broughton-in-Furness 6 miles. (Ref. 923622)

    7 nights from £424

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Just Show Me Lake District Cottages

Sykes' collection of Lake District cottages and holiday homes offers a wide range of quality accommodation. From a Lakeland cottage on a remote working farm to a property right at the heart of things in a bustling Lakeland resort such as Bowness or Keswick, we are sure to have a Lake District cottage to meet your requirements. And whether your Lakeland cottage break is to be active, indulgent, relaxed, romantic, challenging or simply some precious time out with the family, we're sure to have a perfect handpicked Lake District holiday property just for you. Many of our Lake District cottages are available for short breaks throughout the year, an ideal opportunity to grab a late Lake District holiday deal or last minute break.

The English Lake District is a region of breathtaking natural beauty. From the highest fells to the quietest and most remote valleys and from the sands of the Cumbrian coast to where the eastern fringes of the region nudge the rolling hills of North Yorkshire, there is something truly magical and awe-inspiring about this ancient land, carved out by glaciers over millennia. Whether your Lakeland cottage is a base for an active holiday, romantic escape, or get-away-from it all break, the charm of the Lake District is certain to weave its magic.

Perfect cottages across the Lake District from Sykes

A Lake District cottage holiday is a perfect choice for a break at any time of the year. Though principal towns such as Kendal, Keswick, Windermere and Ambleside are thronged with visitors during summer weekends, those seeking to get away from it all will be rewarded even in the height of summer on a Lakeland cottage holiday in many of the quieter villages and hamlets dotted among the green valleys of this beautiful region. Out of season, even the larger towns still provide a relaxing haven for a Lake District cottage holiday break.

Please find below our self-catering holiday cottages to rent in the Lake District, if you need any further help finding your perfect lake district accommodation, please feel free to email or call us.

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Choose a great Lakeland holiday cottage

When it comes to Lakeland accommodation, Sykes has something for everyone whether you're planning an action-packed holiday with the family, a quiet weekend's walking the fells with your favourite other half or a bumper celebration with friends at New Year. Indeed, we feature an unrivalled range of quality accommodation in the Lake District, from traditional Lakeland cottages on remote working farms and inviting hideaways near the coast, to Lake District holiday lets right at the heart of things in thriving centres like Bowness and Keswick. Whatever kind of location, whatever kind of Lake District holiday rental, we're sure to meet your requirements. Below we list all our holiday lets in the Lake District, starting with the smallest first. To narrow your search, use the map and check live availability and prices, or please feel free to email or call us to discuss our holiday rentals in the Lake District in more detail.

Great Lake District Family Attractions

Peter Rabbit and Postman Pat are just two of the little characters you might encounter when you book a Lake District cottage. This sublime slice of England has captivated writers and poets for generations, not to mention visitors from across the globe - and it's easy to see why.

Visit The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction where you can see all twenty three stories by Beatrix Potter told in a wonderfully realistic indoor attraction. See Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-duck and even visit Mr McGregor's garden! After visiting the fictional animals of Beatrix Potter why not go and visit some real life animals at South Lakes Wild Animal Park? Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Savour sticky Grasmere Gingerbread or a slab of Kendal Mint Cake. Splash out in a Michelin-starred restaurant or pick up local delicacies at a farmers' market. And quench your thirst sampling award-winning ales at specialist micro-breweries and welcoming country pubs. Whatever you fancy doing, book one of our lovely Lake District cottages and enjoy this natural playground soon!

Experience the beautiful Lake District National Park

The Lake District National Park is, in every sense, the heart of Cumbria. It covers over 880 square miles and encircles sixteen great lakes within its protective boundaries - from the secluded and tranquil waters of Buttermere, Wastwater and Rydal, to Windermere and Coniston, alive with pleasure boats and bustling lakeside towns. From the depths of the lakes rise great mountains and craggy hills, down which fast flowing waterfalls tumble in to the streams and valley rivers below. Seasoned walkers can take up the challenge of mighty Skiddaw, Scafell Pike (England's highest mountain) and the ever-popular Helvellyn while less agile visitors can enjoy contemplative strolls at lower levels - circular walks are possible around the shores of several of the smaller lakes such as Rydal and Grasmere

Discover a magical region of soaring mountains, glistening lakes, dense green forests and heather-clad moorlands. Explore Roman forts, ancient stone circles and historic estates. A region that offers a sensational range of outdoor activities - classic fell walking, rock climbing, mountain biking, long-distance cycling, golf, fishing, kayaking, sailing and more. From sculpture trails and street art to rock festivals and theatre, the Lake District's cultural side is worth closer inspection too. Enjoy a fascinating tour of Dove Cottage and Hill Top, the delightful homes of Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

With such beauty it's little surprise that the Lake District has inspired romantic poets and great writers - Wordsworth and Coleridge, Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome and, of course, the great John Ruskin. Today the area continues to top the poll as "the best place for romance in the United Kingdom"!

South Lakes - A great holiday spot

The South Lakeland makes an excellent choice for a Lake District cottage stay. Between the many and varied tourist attractions and the area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the Lake District National Park, there's more than enough to fill a weekend or a week-long holiday. Historic Kendal, on the boundary of the stunningly beautiful National Park, boasts a twelfth century castle, some fine museums, good shopping and, in nearby Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall, two historic country estates. England's largest lake, Lake Windermere, attracts flocks of visitors to its gentle shore. Ride the paddle steamers, enjoy a day at the Lake District National Park Centre at Brockhole or take a short ramble up Orrest Head and let the whole Lakeland panorama unfold in all its splendour. Spend some time in neighbouring Bowness On Windermere, which has a curiously beside-the-sea-side feel to it, thanks to the lake's shoreline, the ever-present flocks of seagulls and traditional fish and chip shops. Visit the World of Beatrix Potter, the Aquarium of the Lakes and the Windermere Steam Boat Museum.

Nearby Ambleside is the gateway to outdoor adventure; walking and mountain biking can be as easy or as challenging as you choose. A leisurely stroll or cycle on the flat or a trip into Grizedale Forest Park and a fine lunch might be your thing; or maybe you'd prefer a strenuous hike around the high fells of the Fairfield horseshoe, a spot of climbing in the Langdale Valley or canoeing on the river Brathay - you set the pace. Visit beautiful National Trust Brantwood House on the shores of Lake Coniston, stop for tea and cake in the gardens, or walk in Wainwright's footsteps up the famous 'Old Man' of Coniston. A well-earned pint of fine local ale in one of the many traditional pubs will taste all the more refreshing for the exercise!

Stunning Cumbrian coastline and lowland fells

If the holiday hotspots of the South Lakes prove a little too busy, then the West and North Lakes offer the opportunity to enjoy a Lakeland cottage holiday that's truly away from it all. Take time to appreciate the brooding, austere beauty of the country's deepest lake at Wastwater; enjoy peaceful Ennerdale and Loweswater; discover Eskdale and neighbouring Boot nestling in a lovely valley with the fabulous Ravenglass to Dalegarth narrow gauge steam railway running along the valley bottom. Visit the historic castle and gardens at Muncaster, or, further south, enjoy the Cartmel and Furness Peninsulas offering such gems as picturesque Cartmel and the Victorian seaside resort of Grange-over-Sands, as well as three internationally recognised nature reserves. Lakeland Museums are many and varied; the Motor Museum at Holker Hall near Grange, the Pencil Museum in Keswick; the Football museum in Ambleside are just three examples.

Keswick, one of the larger towns in the North Lakes on the shores of Derwentwater, makes a great base for a Lakeland cottage. With the mighty Skiddaw as a backdrop, the town combines some good shops, a wide variety of restaurants and a theatre and cinema with natural beauty in abundance. Take a boat out on the lake, hike up Skiddaw or Catbells for breathtaking Lakeland panoramas; visit the Osprey sanctuary in nearby Whinlatter Forest or take to the trees at the Go Ape high ropes adventure course. Pretty Ullswater offers more opportunity for watersports - boating, fishing, yachting or a relaxing on a pleasure cruise on one of the lake's steamers. Visit the region's highest waterfall at roaring Aira Force; reflect on the ancient landscape at Castlerigg Stone Circle, or head into the heart of the Lake District, and discover the less busy lakes of Buttermere and Crummock Water.

Further out of the National Park, Carlisle is a busy market town, with an extensive range of shops and amenities, restaurants and a castle and cathedral that are well worth discovering. The excellent Rhegedd centre close to Penrith is one of the region's leading visitor attractions and an excellent all-weather day out. The Centre is famous for its large-format, IMAX-style film theatre, showing breathtaking giant-screen films of both the local area and of international interest. There is also a permanent Mountaineering Exhibition charting the history of climbing, from its birthplace in Cumbria to the world stage.

A Lake District cottage in the north of the region opens up a host of attractions beyond the Lake District National Park itself to those choosing to base themselves in the area. The lush Eden Valley, with market towns such as Appleby and Kirkby Stephen; the Howgills range of mountains sheltering scenic North Yorkshire villages such as Hawes and Dent, and further north, Hadrian's Wall, historic Carlisle and the Scottish borders are all within driving distance for a day out.