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Late availability cottages in Cumbria and The Lake District

Last Minute Cottages in the Lake District

When it comes to stunning scenery, nowhere in the UK comes quite as close as the Lake District National Park. Over the years, the beauty of the Lake District has been a muse for countless writers, including Arthur Ransome, Alfred Wainwright and Beatrix Potter.

As if that wasn't enough, when the romantic poet William Wordsworth laid eyes on its rolling hills, he famously described it as 'the loveliest spot man hath found'. So if you're looking for somewhere that'll make you go wow, look no further than this national park.

Whatever you need, whenever you need it

There are countless reasons to escape to the Lake District. Perhaps you and your partner are daydreaming about ditching your day plans and having a romantic break on the banks of Lake Windermere?

Maybe you fancy whisking off the whole family for a trip to Beatrix Potter World followed by a picturesque picnic amongst the rolling hills? Or perhaps you're looking to run away, with just you and your pooch, to one of the Lake District's many pet-friendly holiday homes?

Whether it's been a stressful week at work, at home or you just need to get away from those crowded tube carriages, there comes a time when we all need to escape. But just because you haven't had weeks to plan your getaway, doesn't mean we can't make it happen. We're here to help you plan the perfect, last-minute break in the Lake District, however soon you need to leave.

The most stunning scenery

The Lake District is a treat for all the senses. As well as boasting some of the most stunning sights on the planet, thanks to its rich and fertile land, the Lake District is home to a world-renowned range of incredible local produce. The lakes provide the perfect place to grow gorgeous organic vegetables, and rear fell bred lamb. Not to mention, there'll be more than enough Cumberland sausage and Kendal mint cake to go round.

Attracting award-winning chefs from all four corners of the globe, wherever you stay in the Lake District, you're sure to be a short stroll from at least one great restaurant. If you're after a professional recommendation, we say head for the Michelin starred Forest Side Hotel. This fairytale gothic mansion gathers its ingredients across the Lake District and North Yorkshire Dales to serve some of the freshest flavours.

Properties as perfect as the scenery

Too much of the time, booking a break at the last minute can mean compromising on quality. Well, at Last Minute Cottages, nothing could be further from the truth. Just because you're hoping to leave in a hurry, doesn't mean you deserve anything but the best.

Our incredible selection of Lake District cottages combines quality with convenience, giving you the best possible experience at the best possible price. What's more, with such a large selection of last-minute properties to choose from, whatever you want from your Lake District getaway, we've got it covered.

We offer everything from characterful cottages to short breaks in stately mansions. Fancy an extra slice of romance? How about adding a hot tub to your enclosed garden? Travelling with an extra large group? We've got cottages sleeping up to 30+ people. Are you after easy access to the Lake District's best attractions? We'll find you somewhere that's a short walking distance from Cumbria's gems.


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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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