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Lake District Cottages for Short Breaks

Inspiring the colourful tales of Beatrix Potter and the elegant poems of William Wordsworth, the beauty of Lake District has acted as a muse for many. One of the most popular places for staycations in the country, a spur-of-the-moment trip in this dramatic landscape could be just what the doctor ordered.

Reasons to visit the Lake District

Walking

Walking in the Lake District is one of the most popular activities for visitors, with England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, longest lake, Lake Windermere and of course, the Lake District National Park itself spanning 912 square miles of fells, mountains, streams and lakes. Choose from our wide variety of accommodation in the Lake District. Whether you are looking for a cosy family cottage or a converted farmhouse with a group of friends, we have the place to make your walking holiday in the Lake District as perfect as the view from the top of Scafell Pike.

Lake Windermere

This stunningly colossal lake is the longest in England, supporting various activities from sailing and kayaks to motorboat hire, the Lakes Distillery and, of course, the World of Beatrix Potter, which is ideal for children and adults alike. The area around Windermere is buzzing with activities for all ages, perfect for an action-packed family getaway. Enjoy a Lake District holiday with us and feel confident you are dealing with professionally managed properties and a world-class customer service team. Our blend of choice, value and exclusive member discounts makes it easy to book your last minute break in the Lakes.

Where to stay in the Lake District

The primary tourist hotspot is Lake Windermere. However, there are many different market towns and villages to visit in the Lake District, each having its own attractions.

Keswick offers beautiful views of Lake Derwentwater, with neolithic stone circles, welcoming pubs, and a theatre overlooking Lake Derwentwater.

Ambleside is great for historians and adventurers; there is a Roman fort, a waterfall, and a short drive away is Go Ape, an excellent adventure for the kids.

Cartmel is fantastic for foodies, famous for its sticky toffee pudding and two Michelin star restaurant, L'Enclume.

• Seatoller will appeal to hikers because of its premium starting position for a climb up to the summit of Scafell Pike. There are also caving opportunities nearby, where you can explore caverns and old mines.

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Lake District Cottages

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Barn in Cumbria

Cumbria

Barn in Cumbria

Ref: S409956

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Situated right in the heart of the North Lakes area of the Lake District National Park, the location of this quirky property is perfect for explorers. From your door, there are many miles of walking and cycling trails to discover as well as hills,...

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£46

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cottage in Cumbria

Cumbria

Cottage in Cumbria

Ref: S421700

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Escape to this Lakeland sanctuary, where two guests and their faithful, furry friend can lose themselves in the beauty of their surroundings. Find the one bedroom cottage, which shares a garden with its neighbour, is an idyllic base from which to...

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£61

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cottage in Cumbria

Cumbria

Cottage in Cumbria

Ref: S683612

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The market town of Keswick is less than 6 miles away, it has a great selection of restaurants, independent shops, and cafes. Just 2 miles from Bassenthwaite and 6 miles from Derwentwater, you can enjoy kayaking or canoeing on your break. Located...

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£99

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cottage in Cumbria

Cumbria

Cottage in Cumbria

Ref: S778086

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Tucked away in the heart of Bowness on Windermere you are in easy reach of plenty of places to eat, drink and be merry. Whether it is shopping you are wanting or leisurely walks from the front door to the lakefront, where you can travel by boat to...

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£91

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Barn Roost

Cumbria

Barn Roost

Ref: S89791

Reviews 38

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Located to the north of Keswick, Ireby is located in a peaceful rural area of the northern Lake District. Full of history, the peaks of Great Calva and Knott look down on the village and you can visit the site of the Bronze Age farms and the...

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£73

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Cottage at  Graysondale Farm

Cumbria

The Cottage at Graysondale Farm

Ref: S92509

Reviews 81

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The market town of Cockermouth is in the Lake District, 13 miles from Keswick. The town was birthplace of William Wordsworth and his family home is a popular attraction. Cockermouth offers shops, pubs and restaurants. The main attraction of the...

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£106

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cottage in Cumbria

Cumbria

Cottage in Cumbria

Ref: S421705

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Part of a complex of properties near Nether Wasdale (1.5 miles), this property offers country walks right from the doorstep. Ascend England s highest mountain, Scafell Pike (5 miles), or its neighbouring peaks Green Gable and Pillar. Fish in...

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£92

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wing in Cumbria

Cumbria

Wing in Cumbria

Ref: S418468

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In the centre of the small fell village of Uldale, this cottage is part of a 17th century Yeoman s house. A great base to explore Bassenthwaite Lake and the Lakes Distillery just 4 miles away, and Keswick and Derwentwater 11 miles. The market town...

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£66

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lime Cottage

Cumbria

Lime Cottage

Ref: S72745

Reviews 49

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The small village of Backbarrow sits by the banks of the River Leven and the southern tip of Lake Windermere. The famous Haverthwaite Steam Railway runs close by the village between Haverthwaite and Lakeside. Enjoy magnificent views across...

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£124

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Barn in Cumbria

Cumbria

Barn in Cumbria

Ref: S421830

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Set on the edge of the Lake District near Haile, this wonderfully appointed cottage is surrounded by natural beauty. At your doorstep, you can enjoy walks or even horse riding up to Cold Fell or venture further afield to the Ennerdale valley and...

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£96

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Tanyard Cottage

Cumbria

Tanyard Cottage

Ref: S477221

Reviews 14

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Newby Bridge, a small settlement on the banks of the River Leven, is named after a five-arched stone bridge built in 1651. Between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge, the famed Furness Railway, one of Britain's oldest working standard gauge steam...

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£68

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  • Last Minute Cottages - River View

Cumbria

River View

Ref: S283584

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Backbarrow is a tranquil village, resting near the River Leven and the Furness Railway, a local store and welcoming pub. The neighboring Newby Bridge is home to a selection of lakeside hotels, aquariums and views out to Windermere, whilst nearby...

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£64

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cottage in Cumbria

Cumbria

Cottage in Cumbria

Ref: S421467

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Nestled in the Lake District s peaceful Wasdale Valley, this rural retreat is enveloped by picture postcard scenery. England s tallest mountain, Scafell Pike, is just 4.5 miles away while the country s deepest lake, Wastwater, is only 2 miles and...

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£60

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Abbots Reading Suite

Cumbria

Abbots Reading Suite

Ref: S281731

Reviews 43

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Set on the southern shores of Lake Windermere, the small, sleepy hamlet of Lakeside offers a peaceful getaway location, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the Lake District’s popular attractions, but still within easy reach of them. Whether...

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£54

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Moore Cottage

Cumbria

Moore Cottage

Ref: S669517

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The northern beaches of the estuary leading to the River Duddon are framed by this small coastal village on the southern borders of the Lake District National Park. The Millom Museum provides a window into its past, with a drift mine...

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£81

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cottage in Cumbria

Cumbria

Cottage in Cumbria

Ref: S536047

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With waymarked forest walks, spectacular panoramic views, and wildlife including red squirrels, Dodd Wood is half a mile away and makes for a perfect day out. Whinlatter Forest, 7 miles away is ideal for letting off some steam in a treetop...

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£121

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Gilpin View

Cumbria

Gilpin View

Ref: S281911

Reviews 22

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Crosthwaite is a small village set in the picturesque Lyth Valley, famous for its damson trees, and boasts a lovely pub known nationally for its excellent food. The lakeside towns of Windermere and Bowness are nearby, with plenty of activities,...

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£75

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Barn in Cumbria

Cumbria

Barn in Cumbria

Ref: S421387

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Prepare to discover the wonders and delights of the Lake District National Park, boasting excitement and adventure for guests of all ages. Be sure to pack your walking boots and explore this invigorating area on foot, embarking on hikes up...

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£85

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Woodland View

Cumbria

Woodland View

Ref: S521807

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Penny Bridge is a small, picturesque village located close to the River Leven and Lake District National Park. The idyllic Cumbrian village serves as a tranquil base for exploring an area renowned for its outdoor activities. The Britannina Inn pub...

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£69

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  • Last Minute Cottages - High House

Cumbria

High House

Ref: S43577

Reviews 77

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Newton in Cartmel is a hamlet within the Lake District National Park. Located just off the A590 and opposite fells, it is just 3.5 miles to Cartmel, renowned as the prettiest village in the Lake District.

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£66

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Buttonhole Cottage

Cumbria

Buttonhole Cottage

Ref: S281505

Reviews 31

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Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and...

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£80

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Mrs Puddleducks

Cumbria

Mrs Puddleducks

Ref: S810561

Reviews 61

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The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips...

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£90

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  • Last Minute Cottages - How Beck

Cumbria

How Beck

Ref: S283022

Reviews 32

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The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and...

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£133

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Horncop Nook

Cumbria

Horncop Nook

Ref: S366446

Reviews 38

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Kendal is a lively market town recognised as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes, boasting historic traits alongside a plethora of shops, pubs, restaurants, and attractions including Kendal Castle, the Museum of Lakeland Life, and The Abbot Hall Art...

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£62

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Frequent questions

  • Where can I go for a cheap holiday in the Lake District?

    For cheap holiday cottages in the stunning Lake District National Park, try the bustling towns of <a href='https://www.lastminute-cottages.co.uk/bowness-on-windermere-holiday-cottages'>Bowness-on-Windermere</a> or <a href='https://www.lastminute-cottages.co.uk/keswick-holiday-cottages'>Keswick</a>. Or, enjoy a quaint village stay at <a href='https://www.lastminute-cottages.co.uk/grasmere-holiday-cottages'>Grasmere</a> or <a href='https://www.lastminute-cottages.co.uk/cartmel-holiday-cottages'>Cartmel</a>.

  • What are the best last-minute holiday deals in the Lake District?

    Planning a last-minute break in the Lake District? At Snaptrip, you’ll be able find a property regardless of the short notice. We’ve got a huge choice of last-minute cottage deals, starting from just £200 for three nights.

  • What are the best walks in the Lake District?

    Some of the best walks in the Lake District include the Orrest Head Walk, the School Knott Circular Route, and the West Shore Walk.

  • Can I book a short break in the Lake District?

    Yes! Many of our holiday cottages are available from a minimum of two nights per week. Whether you’re looking for a hot tub cabin or a dog-friendly home within walking distance of the Lake Windermere, we’ve got it all.

  • How do I book a Scotland break with a hot tub?

    Our most popular luxury cottages in the Lake District include Beatrix Cottage in Troutbeck, <a href='https://www.snaptrip.com/properties/united-kingdom/england/lake-district/cumbria/south-lakeland-district/troutbeck/beatrix-cottage'>Birkdale House</a> in Windermere and <a href='https://www.snaptrip.com/properties/united-kingdom/england/lake-district/cumbria/south-lakeland-district/hawkshead/roger-ground-house'>Roger Ground House</a> in <a href='https://www.lastminute-cottages.co.uk/hawkshead-holiday-cottages'>Hawkshead</a>. Some of these are even pet-friendly cottages!

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