Discover 18 Of The Best Luxury Cottages The Lake District Has To Offer

Discover 18 Of The Best Luxury Cottages The Lake District Has To Offer
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England has an excellent reputation worldwide for its wide range of luxury accommodation, and the Lake District in North West England is no exception. This region offers some of the best luxury cottages in the UK, which provide travellers with an excellent choice when deciding on a place to stay.

Whether travelling around the Lake District National Park or simply exploring the area, you will find plenty of luxury Lake District cottages close to towns or remote, with modern amenities and access to some of the best restaurants and attractions.

Staying in luxury accommodation is the key to a relaxing holiday. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of some of the best luxury cottages in the Lake District that you can consider when planning your next trip.

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1. Monkhouse Hill Cottages

Monkhouse Hill Cottages offers beautifully designed cottages for singles, couples and families. These cottages form part of a 17th-century farmstead and are surrounded by 5 acres of lawns and gardens.

The cottages have been carefully designed by Lakeland artists for a modern feel while embracing the historic origins of the site. There are ten cottages to choose from, each with a private hot tub, private parking and a wood-burning stove.

These Lake District holiday cottages are ideally situated to explore the North and South Lakes, the Northern Fells and Hadrian's wall. Guests can also visit the hotel spa for free while staying at the cottages.

2. Bluebell Cottage

Bluebell Cottage is a detached house resting amongst greenery a stone's throw from the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

This one-bedroom cottage sleeps two people and a well-behaved dog. Inside, guests will find traditional oak beams and flagstone floors, with a log burner and central heating to keep out the cold. The kitchen has modern appliances, and the bedroom has a king-sized bed and en-suite shower room.

Guests can enjoy countryside walks straight out the front door. The river, Lakeland waterfall, woodland and high fells are just beyond the cottage, and Lake Windermere is a 35-minute drive away.

3. The Carthouse

The Carthouse is one of three five-star gold-rated cottages in the Lake District offered by The Green. It can sleep up to six people, making it the perfect family holiday destination.

The cottage retains its historical charm, with the original fireplace burning in the lounge, exposed beams and stone walls. There is a private enclosed garden that is perfect for relaxing and listening to the beck that flows past, and your dog is welcome to join you. This impressive three-storey apartment also has views of the Wild Boar Fell from the top floor.

No matter the time of year, there is plenty to do in the area. Guests can participate in guided walks or set about on a solo exploration of Eden Valley, the Yorkshire Dales, and the Lake District National Park.

4. Easedale House

Easedale House is a traditional slate building that offers seven luxury apartments in Keswick. Each apartment has been uniquely decorated, however, they all offer comforts and modern amenities.

The apartments come with parking permits and are dog-friendly.

There is plenty to do in the area as Keswick is right on the doorstep. Visitors can browse the variety of shops in the town centre, enjoy drinking and dining at pubs and modern restaurants, visit beautiful parks, or listen to music at Theatre on the Lake.

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5. The Barn

The Barn is one of the cottages offered by Broadmea, a stunning lakeside lodge resting in the Cumbrian countryside.

The Barn is a large cottage, sleeping up to ten people in five luxurious bedrooms. There are four bathrooms in the cottage (two are en suite bathrooms), and one has a toasty sauna for those cold days. There is also a private hot tub.

The large open plan living spaces, private outdoor space with a barbeque grill and the well-equipped kitchen make this the perfect luxury accommodation for families and friends, as well as a well-behaved dog.

It is situated in one of the UK's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it the ideal country escape.

6. Shepherds View Barn

Shepherds View Barn is the ultimate luxury cottage. Once you step through the door, you will experience a relaxing atmosphere and modern amenities.

You can wrap yourself in Egyptian cotton sheets, immerse yourself in the jacuzzi hot tub, or snuggle in front of the wood-burning stove. The cottage sleeps two people - a perfect romantic escape!

The hosts have thought of everything required for a luxurious holiday. The cottage is equipped with Netflix, a Bose Bluetooth speaker, LED Smart TV, underfloor heating, a welcome pack, guides and maps, and even dressing gowns.

7. The Granary

The Granary is a semi-detached house resting on the award-winning Hyning Estate on the edge of the Lake District.

The Granary can sleep up to four people in well-appointed, comfortable bedrooms. The cross-shape of this cottage means it is flooded with natural light throughout the day, and visitors can enjoy the sun in the private courtyard or on the balcony.

If you are planning a large get-together or celebration, The Granary can be connected to The Old Forge for additional bedrooms and living spaces.

This holiday cottage offers spacious accommodation in Cumbria, with plenty to do in the area. Within close proximity are the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, Eden Valley, the North Pennines and Arnside & Silverdale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the western portion of Hadrian's Wall.

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8. Goodies Farmhouse

Goodies Farmhouse is a 17th-century farmhouse that has been converted into five-star luxury accommodation. This detached lodge resting on the edge of the Lake District National Park has been restored while keeping its historic charm.

Original oak beams adorn the ceiling, and the renovated oak floor is covered by beautiful rugs for a cosy atmosphere. The traditional decor further includes a piano and an oak bookcase. Modern features have been incorporated, such as the Smart TV, Neff and Miele appliances in the kitchen, and designer fabrics throughout.

The sunny conservatory has sweeping views of the surrounding mountains, and the enclosed garden is the perfect place for family playtime.

9. Hoglet Cottage

Hoglet Cottage is your very own romantic escape near Carlisle and the Lake District. The cottage is part of a barn conversion, and an eye for luxury and comfort was implemented for the renovation.

This double-floor apartment has a private hot tub, a secluded outside seating area, and a king-sized bed in the bedroom. Inside you will find a wood-burning stove, two Smart TVs and modern kitchen appliances.

Despite being only a short drive to Carlisle, guests will feel at peace and relaxed in the rural setting of Hoglet Cottage.

10. Shepherd's Cottage

Shepherd's Cottage is a 14th-century building outside of the town of Keswick. It can comfortably sleep up to six people in three spacious bedrooms.

An open fire and central heating will keep the cottage cosy on cold winter days, and guests can enjoy the summer sun in the outside seating area. Inside, the cottage is crisp and clean with pops of colour, giving it a modern feel despite the age of the building.

There is plenty to do in the area, from local walks to cruising with a steamboat down the river. Bassenthwaite Lake is close by, or guests can visit the local pub for a pint.

11. Whillan Beck Cottage

This luxury cottage is named after the beck flowing past it. This beautiful one-bedroom cottage is tucked behind a bridge and is bordered by the stream.

If you head out the door in one direction, you will be minutes away from the wild fells without another soul in sight. Should you go in the other direction, you will find some lively pubs.

The cottage has a fully equipped, modern kitchen and an outside area with a barbeque grill and a picnic spot.

Nearby, guests can explore the Eskdale Mill, Hardknott Roman Fort, Muncaster Castle and the many lakes in the area.

12. The Folly

The Folly is a contemporary second-floor apartment overlooking the River Roe. This cottage is part of the Hall Hills cottages in the Lake District.

The cottage sleeps two people. It is flooded with natural light through the skylights and large balcony doors. The open plan living space combines the living room, dining room and kitchen, and the large balcony offers additional outdoor dining space.

The cottage is situated in an idyllic location in the Cumbrian countryside, with plenty of nature walks right down the flight of steps. Tucked away in the hills, it is the perfect base to explore the lakes, Hadrian's Wall and the Solway coast.

13. Wrynose Cottage

Wrynose Cottage is located just outside the charming town of Boot.

The cottage has 500-year-old wooden beams and exposed stonework, which gives it its rustic charm and cosy feel. It only has one bedroom, but a cot or fold-out bed can be provided for small children. It is, therefore, an excellent destination for couples or young families.

This stone cabin is spacious with a large bathroom and separate kitchen. The dining room/lounge area has plenty of space and underfloor heating.

14. The Old Bakehouse Cottage

The Old Bakehouse Cottage is a large house in the village of Norham. It was built in the 17th-century from old stones from Norham Castle and still retains many original features, including stone gargoyles which are rumoured to have come from the castle.

The large historic building has plenty of charm. The two lounges each have a wood-burning fireplace, there is a conservatory to soak up the sun, and the bar/games room is the perfect space for entertaining. It can sleep between 12 to 15 people in seven en suite bedrooms.

On the ground floor are the living spaces, while the bedrooms and bathrooms are located upstairs. To the back of the house is the old bakery, which has been transformed into the "pub room". There is also a large enclosed garden which is perfect for two dogs.

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15. The Old Forge

The Old Forge is a semi-detached house on the award-winning Hyning Estate and is attached to The Granary cottage, which can also be rented and is featured earlier on our list.

The house sleeps four people in two bedrooms and has impressive views over the surrounding fells and the beck.

The modern kitchen has granite worktops, and the open-plan living spaces are comfortably furnished with leather couches, an LED TV and a media player.

If you are planning a large get-together or celebration, The Old Forge can be connected to The Granary for additional bedrooms and living spaces.

This holiday cottage offers spacious accommodation in Cumbria, with plenty to do in the area. It is situated within the Lake District but also boasts easy access to the Yorkshire Dales National Parks as well as the Eden Valley, the North Pennines and Arnside & Silverdale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as the western portion of Hadrian's Wall.

16. Stanley Ghyll Cottage

Stanley Ghyll Cottage is a private detached cottage that offers sweeping views over the surrounding rural landscape.

The downstairs bedroom and bathroom make this cottage ideal for those with mobility difficulties, while upstairs is a snug former-bothy or workroom that has been furnished with a sofa for comfortable seating.

Next to the cottage is a walled garden, where views over the fells can be enjoyed, or light the fire for an afternoon barbeque on the lawn.

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17. The Old Grainstore

The Old Grainstore used to be a barn that has since been converted into a luxury eco-friendly cottage that can sleep up to four people.

It is the perfect base to explore the Northern lakes and North Lakeland Fells, Lake Windermere, as well as the Solway Coastline and Scottish Borders.

This semi-detached holiday cottage is one of five luxury properties available for rent at Mirefoot. It offers guests spacious living areas overlooking the award-winning dairy farm, and guests can enjoy the on-site facilities, including a swimming pool, spa and jacuzzi.

18. Wastwater Cottage

Wastwater Cottage is a spacious holiday rental with the cosy feel of a log cabin because of the wood beams and wooden floor. The cottage is named after Wastwater Lake, England's deepest lake, which hits 80m at its deepest point.

Restoring this property into the luxury cottage it is today has preserved pink granite stonework and slate roof tiles, but has brought in modern furnishings and elegant style.

The four-bedroom cottage can sleep six adults (an additional cot can be brought in for a child) and offers plenty of space in the living areas for friends and family to get together.

FAQs

What is the minimum number of nights to stay at Wastwater Cottage?

Wastwater Cottage has a minimum stay of two nights.

What are the check-in and check-out times at The Old Grainstore?

Guests can check-in between 3 pm and 7 pm and will be met on-site by a member of staff. Guests checking in after 7 pm will find the doors unlocked and a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge.

Check out is before 10 am.

Are pets allowed at Shepherds View Barn?

Unfortunately, Shepherds View Barn is not pet-friendly.

What popular attractions are near Hoglet Cottage?

  • Carlisle Castle
  • Carlisle Cathedral
  • Cumbria's Museum of Military Life
  • Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
  • Bitts Park

Final Thoughts

It doesn't matter where in the vast Lake District you find yourself, you are guaranteed to find fantastic luxury cottages dotted across the region. These cottages listed above are suitable for romantic weekends away or family and friend holidays, where you can begin your Lake District adventure.

Whether you want to go hiking in the fells, taste local ales in the pubs, or explore the many lakes, you are guaranteed to find some of the best rural retreats and village accommodation in the Lake District.

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