Luxury self catering cottages in the Lake District, perfect for the traveller looking for a UK staycation this holiday season.
The sun has started shining brighter, Boris Johnson has made his announcement, and it’s official people. We are coming out of lockdown! After being confined at home for the most part of the last six months I’ll bet you are more than ready to think about your summer holiday plans.
I know most of us will be prioritising our health and safety this year, and will be opting for UK holidays rather than heading abroad. So whether you’re planning an Easter or summer holiday, I have the perfect location for you. The lake district. And just because you’re staying nationally, it doesn’t mean that you have to lose out on luxury and comfort either.
Not to mention that the new COVID-19 rules mean that we are only permitted to self catering holiday accommodations for the time being.
So here I present to you my best luxury self catering accommodations in the lake district.
What You Need To Know About The Lake District
Where Is The Lake District
The Lake District is a national park in the northwest corner of England, in the English county of Cumbria. It is a beloved area of natural beauty that offers mountains, valleys, coastlines, and as the name suggests, lakes!
What To Do In The Lake District
There are many things to do in the lake district that will offer you a change of scenery and a break from your digital devices. Given that most of us have spent the last year in lockdown, this is the perfect opportunity to escape it all and stretch your legs.
Some of the best things to do in the lake district are:
- Ghyll Scrambling Water Adventure in the Lake District
- Mountain Goat Full Day Tour: Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District
- The High Adventure: Full Day Mountain Goat High Mountain Passes Tour
- Beatrix Potter’s Half Day Lake District Tour Including Lake Cruise
Activity Map Of The Lake District
So now that you know what activities are available in the Lake District, including popular tours, let’s look at the accommodations available.
All of these luxury cabins, cottages, and lodges will be available for rent in England. And some of these holiday cottages are even dog friendly, so you won’t have to leave your fur baby behind.
But I promise you, one of these will definitely be your dream luxury holiday home in the lake district UK.
Luxury Self Catering Homes, Cabins, And Cottages In The Lake District
Uber Luxury Self Catering Large Holiday Homes In The Lake District
If you are looking for a super luxurious holiday cottage for your whole bubble, these large cottages in the lake district are perfect for you.
High Fellside Hall
Location: Sedbergh Cumbria The Lake District
As far as an affordable yet large and luxurious cottage goes, it will be pretty hard to beat the High Fesllside Hall. This large and luxurious detached farmhouse is a gold winner on Skyes holiday cottages and sleeps up to 18 people.
This luxury three storey self catering lake district farmhouse in the lake district offers a hot tub, swimming pool, sauna, open fire, and more, to say the least. This will be the perfect place for the big family bubble looking for a large holiday home to relax and enjoy the lake district from.
This property is also close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Location: Penrith Lake District
The Grotto is a 5 star luxury holiday home in Lakeland close to the shore of Ullswater. From the moment you step inside, it will make you feel like you’ve stepped aboard a cruise ship. And the best part, you will still be safe and sound on the ground.
This luxury holiday home sits on the outskirts of the lake district and boasts six en suite bedrooms, a fully equipped gym, and a heated indoor pool. The living space is large and spacious with two large open plan lounges and dining areas. This will be perfect for socialising with your large group.
Luxury Self Catering Lakeside Cottages In The Lake District
If you are a nature and water lover that loves living near the water, then these lakeside cottages will be perfect for you.
Location: Bowness-on-Windermere, near Windermere, Cumbria
The Westward Ho is a luxury semi detached holiday home set along the lakeside of Lake Windermere. This luxurious 3 bedroom house comes complete with all the comforts and 5 star amenities one would desire including a large garden leading to a private jetty.
This will be the perfect luxury lakeside holiday home with impeccable views of Lake Windermere. Perfect for the water lovers that can spend all day gazing at the waters in the lake district.
Location: Ullswater, East Lakes
The Waternook is a super luxury 5 star platinum cottage nestled amongst breathtaking scenery in Ullswater. Yes, this is an expensive cottage, but it comes with more than enough amenities including a hot tub, sauna, lake views, and countryside views in the lake district. This property is perfect for active holidaymakers who enjoy walking, cycling, and fishing in addition to relaxing.
And if that wasn’t enough to tempt you to the Lake District, it’s also a large cottage comprising 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a spacious cinema room, private jetty, boathouse, and even a helicopter landing pad. You know just in case if you wanted to catch your helicopter there.
Luxury Self Catering Boutique Cottages In The Lake District
If you are a solo traveller or a couple looking for a small and quaint lodge, then these luxury Boutique cottages in the Lake District are perfect for you.
7 Ladstock Hall (Luxury)
The Ladstock hall is a luxury boutique holiday cottage in the lake district, that comprises one en suite master bedroom and a twin bedroom. It has a raised patio area with a private gate that leads onto the bridleway, which is perfect for walkers. It’s also a fantastic location to explore the northern lakes within the lake district.
Branthwaite Cottages – The Hayloft
Location: Branthwaite, near Caldbeck, Cumbria
The Branthwaite Cottages is a beautiful luxury self catering barn that is perfect for a romantic getaway. It’s an open plan living space set on the first floor which includes a bedroom, dining, and kitchen area. Outside you will also find a BBQ perfect for a day of grilling in the summer.
This property also has a safer stay seal of approval which means that this lake district barn is being cleaned and sanitised according to government guidelines.
Affordable Luxury Self Catering Holiday Cottages With A Hot Tub
Luxury holiday cottages with a hot tub don’t always have to come with a heavy price tag. And these affordable luxury cottages will prove just that to you.
Location: Threlkeld, near Keswick, Cumbria
The Hoggest is a beautiful cottage with a hot tub located in the Lake District National Park that offers views over the Lakeland Fells. It’s a 4 bedroom cottage that’s perfect for families looking to spend time in the great outdoors. And luckily this property also offers a large garden complete with patio furniture to enjoy the gorgeous views ahead.
And yes let me reinstate this, this property comes complete with a hot tub for your enjoyment.
Bam Lodge @ Applethwaite Hall
Location: Windermere, Central Lakes
The Bam Lodge is a luxurious, yet affordable cottage with a hot tub located within the Windermere district of The Lake District National Park. This cottage is set in its own annexe with a private patio area, BBQ/fire pit and hot tub.
This cottage is a perfect location for those looking to go on long countryside walks or for a spot of shopping at the local boutique shops. And for the pet owners, you’ll be glad to know that this cottage in the lake district is in fact pet friendly.
Luxury Lake District Cottages With A Swimming Pool
Yes, some above cottages include a swimming pool, but they come at a heavy price. For those looking for a more affordable luxury cottage in the lake district with a swimming pool, these cottages will be for you.
Forge Cottage in Cumbria
Location: Ulverston Cumbria
The Forge Cottage is a modern luxurious holiday cottage in the lake district with a swimming pool. Additionally, it offers many amenities including 3 bedrooms and a charming open fire. More so, the luxurious kitchen opens up onto a private patio garden with views of the nearby woods in the distance.
This is perfect for family dinners and relaxation on sunny days. And for pet owners, 2 pets are also welcome to stay in this holiday cottage.
Location: Near Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
The North Dean cottage near Bowness on Windermere is a luxurious 5 bedroom property with a private indoor swimming pool and hot tub. Additionally, it has a games room complete with a table football and a pool table.
This cottage will be the perfect spot for a post lockdown getaway with your bubble, without draining your finances.
The Veiled Explorer Takeaway
What did you make of my list of best rated luxury self catering cottages in the lake district? Will you be tempted to head there for your 2021 summer holidays? Leave a comment down below.