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 Lake District Accommodation

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Properties are listed under the following locations. Click the links or scroll down to view.

Ambleside (1)

Newby Bridge (1)

Far Sawrey (1)

Crosthwaite (1)

Gilcrux (1)

Kendal (1)

Lake District wide (2)


Location (Alphabetical Order)

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Accommodation Details




The Cuckoo's Nest

Cuckoos Nest, Ambleside


Anthony or Christine Harrison

Smallwood House Hotel,

Compston Road,

Ambleside, Cumbria,

LA22 9DJ


Phone:  +44 (0)15394 32330


Website: http://www.cottagesambleside.co.uk       Email

This delightfully quirky cottage is in the heart of Ambleside, behind Smallwood House B&B. It offers everything you'll need for a relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable holiday or short break in the Lake District.

The accommodation, awarded 5 stars by Visit England, consists of one double bedroom, a luxury bathroom with shower and spa bath, lounge & kitchen/dining area. The bedroom, lounge and bathroom are all on the upper level with the well equipped kitchen/dining area kitchen on the ground floor.

Prices include gas, electricity, towels and bed linen, parking and use of the Salutation Leisure club, just 2 minutes away.

Accommodation Type: Self catering. Walkers and cyclists welcome.

Dedicated parking space in our hotel's car park. Motorbikes and push bikes accommodated.


(Nr. Bowness-


Damson Dene Hotel

Damson Dene Hotel

Contact: Damson Dene Hotel, Crosthwaite, Near Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA8 8JE

Phone: 015395 68676

Website:  http://www.damsondene.co.uk            Email

Tucked away in the tranquil Lyth Valley, yet close to the bustle of Bowness and Windermere, the Damson Dene Hotel is the best place for a relaxing break.

We have 58 bedrooms, including 22 superior rooms some with four poster beds plus three separate annexe family suites in the hotel grounds

We do evening meals in both the restaurant and the bar with gorgeous grub and local ales.

Beautifully landscaped garden including a pond with ducks.

Leisure Centre with pool, spa pool, sauna, steam room and gym

With friendly staff and great facilities our guests canít get enough of us.

Accommodation Type: dinner, bed and breakfast. Free parking available. Free Wi-Fi. Dogs permitted in some rooms.
Far Sawrey

Far Sawrey

Cuckoo Brow Inn

Cuckoo Brow Inn

Contact: Cuckoo Brow Inn, Far Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LQ

Phone: 015394 43425

Website:    http://www.cuckoobrow.co.uk           Email

Situated at the top of the hill in between Lake Windermere and Hawkshead Village, surrounded by beautiful scenery, we are a classic, yet contemporary Lake District inn offering dinner, bed and breakfast. The inn has been recently renovated and provides 14 beautiful en-suite bedrooms, which are a selection of superking size, family and twin rooms.

All rooms have power showers, 32Ē flat screen TVs, tea and coffee facilities and everything you would want from Lake District B&B.

Produce is locally sourced where possible, including real ales, Cumbrian sausages and game for our Steak & Flakebridge Cheese Pie.

Accommodation Type: dinner, bed and breakfast. Free parking. Free Wi-Fi. Dogs welcome.




Cottages Made For Two

Cottages Made For Two

Address: Cottages Made For Two, Ellen Hall, Gilcrux, Wigton CA7 2QB

Phone: 01697 321439

Website: https://cottagesmadefortwo.com               Email

At Ellen Hall, set in a peaceful vale near to the river Ellen in Cumbria, we have seven holiday cottages specifically for couples only sleeping two people and are dog friendly.

It is an ideal retreat for exploring the Lake District, providing stress-free getaways for busy people.

With a small brook running through the garden, this is a place where guests can enjoy the soothing sounds of water and birdsong, while soaking up the peaceful atmosphere. Our wonderful self catering cottages are available for weekends and mid-week mini breaks as well as weekly bookings. Long or short breaks catered for.

Accommodation Type: Self Catering.

No smoking. Free Wi-Fi. Parking available. Dogs permitted. Hot tub exclusive to customers.



Riverside Hotel

Riverside Hotel

Contact: Riverside Hotel, Stramongate Bridge, Beezon Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6FS

Phone: 01539 734861

Website: http://www.riversidekendal.co.uk/               Email

This converted 18th century tannery, set on five floors, is situated on the banks of the River Kent in Kendal beneath the ruins of the townís 12th century castle. A short walk away is the centre of this famous market town with its bustling shops, galleries and museums. Itís also close to the train and bus station. At only a 20 minute drive from Lake Windermere, it is convenient for all the must-see attractions.

We offer dinner, bed and breakfast in 58 en-suite bedrooms, including two junior suites.

Sanctuary Health Club with pool, spa pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

Accommodation Type: dinner, bed and breakfast. Undercover, free car parking for 40 cars, further spaces five minutes away. Free Wi-Fi.

Dogs permitted in some rooms and the bar.

Newby Bridge

Newby Bridge

Newby Bridge Hotel

Newby Bridge Hotel

Contact: The Newby Bridge Hotel, Nr. Ullverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NA

Phone: 015395 31222

Website:  http://www.newbybridgehotel.co.uk           Email

With views overlooking the southern tip of Windermere, with lovely landscaped grounds, Newby Bridge Hotel is a relaxing and welcoming place to visit.

We offer 45 ensuite bedrooms including 11 superior and family rooms, plus our luxury rotunda, with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Private leisure centre, exclusive to hotel guests, with pool, spa pool, mini gym and steam room.

Excellent food is served in the newly refurbished restaurant (as well as the bar). Great selection of ales to choose from, including award winning local ones. Real log fires and a bar that welcomes diners who have dogs.

Good disabled access.

Accommodation Type: dinner, bed and breakfast. Free parking available. Free Wi-Fi. Dogs permitted in some rooms.
Lake District

Lake District

Goodlife Cottage Co.

Good Life Cottage Company

We have a diverse and typically Lake District portfolio of properties at Good Lake District Cottages. We are a family run business in the heart of the Lake District. We love letting holiday cottages and pride ourselves on offering a personal touch.

All our cottages have an abundance of stunning scenery, perfect for walkers, families and stays with a pet. We have a place thatís just right for you. We respect what the Lake District is about and we are passionate about fitting in, improving and sustaining its beauty and reputation.

Website: https://www.goodlifelakedistrictcottages.co.uk/
Accommodation Type: Self catering

Lake District

The Lakeland Cottage Company

Lakeland Cottage Company

Website: https://www.lakeland-cottage-company.co.uk/
At The Lakeland Cottage Company, we pride ourselves on offering the finest collection of hand-picked Lake District self-catering cottages, 75% of which have been awarded the prestigious Visit England Gold or Five Star award. Let us help you uncover the spectacular and get to know the UKís number one holiday destination.

Whether youíre looking for a romantic weekend for two or a longer escapade with the whole family, you can immerse yourself in a setting naturally designed for adventure, relaxation and everything in between we have the perfect place for you.

Many cottages welcome your dog too.

Accomodation Type: Self catering
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