Large cottages in Lake District

Large cottages in the Lake District have become a popular choice with the discerning holidaymaker. What could be better than returning from an active day out in Lakeland, than a well-equipped home-from-home in which to share experiences with family and friends?
The Victorians knew they were on to something when they started flocking to this glorious corner of England, where mountain and Lakeland scenery combine to lend an air of remote beauty.

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Like those early tourists, modern-day pilgrims to this part of the world seek comfortable accommodation from which to enjoy the wild splendours of the region; based in a large house to rent Lake District gems await your discovery.
Large houses to rent in Lake District locations are increasingly popular with modern-day visitors who return year after year to discover more about this wonderful part of the country. Where better to kick off your shoes and relax, on a holiday or short break with family and friends, than in these splendid surroundings?
As well as magnificent scenery, the Lake District is home to many small towns and villages offering historic attractions and local arts and crafts and priding themselves on the warm welcome they have offered visitors since the early days of tourism.
From the ubiquitous Cumberland Sausage, regional dishes abound in the restaurants, shops and cafes of this wonderful part of the world and alongside your large cottage Lake District local produce will make your stay all the more memorable.
Whether it’s tranquillity you seek, or a variety of attractions to suit all ages, the Lake District is a truly year-round resort with indoor and outdoor activities available throughout the 12 months of the year.
Walking, kayaking, sailing, fishing and mountain-biking are all well catered-for, along with activities for those wanting even more thrills.
When the weather is too challenging to venture outdoors, the region’s many indoor attractions are easily accessible; you’ll never find yourself far from a welcoming pub lunch and log fire.
But, returning to the reason why so many people choose large holiday homes Lake District self-catering properties offer holidaymakers the option of simply relaxing with family or friends in the comfort of their own home-from-home in stunning surroundings.

Large cottages in the Lake District

park house cottage Check availability Park House Cottage, ,
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5611522 per week * Ref: CC3078
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Park House Cottage is a detached, Grade II listed stone-built cottage situated within the grounds of Skirwith Abbey, in the village of Skirwith, near Penrith. This cottage sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, consisting of tw...
smardale hall Check availability Smardale Hall, ,
Sleeps 8 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £386887 per week * Ref: CC3074
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Smardale Hall is a delightful, semi-detached, Grade II listed cottage, attached to the owner's home and located on a working livestock farm near to Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. Dating back to the 14th century, it boasts historic...
Brookfield Check availability Brookfield, ,
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5641414 per week * Ref: CC3360
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Brookfield is an ideal location for touring the Lake District. Conveniently located in the hamlet of Torver, close to the village of Coniston, this delightful Lakeland bungalow has been completely renovated and attractively furnis...
Bridge End Cottage Boot Eskdale Check availability Bridge End Farmhouse, ,
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £9122032 per week * Ref: CC4071
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Bridge End Cottage is an Elizabethan farmhouse brimming with original features, and is located in the wonderful setting of Eskdale with a pub and restaurant within easy walking distance. Features include a marvellous Jacobean cour...
Check availability Moss Side Farm Cottage, ,
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5571120 per week * Ref: CC4047
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Moss Side Farm Cottage is a semi-detached stone cottage with a private hot tub, situated next to the owner’s home on their working livestock farm, close to the small market town of Broughton-in-Furness. This delightful cottage o...
Check availability Westies, ,
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £4551015 per week * Ref: CC3006
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Among the holiday cottages Keswick can offer is this Victorian townhouse set over three floors and just a short stroll from the town centre. The main town of the northern Lakes, Keswick lies on the shore of Derwentwater overlo...
Check availability Oaks Farm Cottage, ,
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £7051775 per week * Ref: CC2575
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A charming 16th-century, beamed cottage in a secluded garden with views of the fells in a quiet position, yet only 400 yards from the centre of Ambleside. Ambleside lies at the heart of the Lake District with relatively easy acc...
Check availability High Eskholme, ,
Sleeps 8 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5031184 per week * Ref: CC2572
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A charming detached, mullioned window cottage, with a secluded garden two miles from the village of Ravenglass, the only coastal village within the Lake District National Park. Here three rivers meet (Esk, Irt, and Mite) to form...
Check availability Hazel Seat, ,
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5971447 per week * Ref: CC3198
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Hazel Seat sits in the first floor of an imaginative barn conversion, located on Graythwaite's Estate in the Lake District National Park. With four bedrooms consisting of two doubles and two twins, the cottage can sleep up to ...
Lakeside Cottage Windermere Check availability Lakeside Cottage, ,
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £7851650 per week * Ref: CC4064
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Lakeside Cottage is a detached cottage with private hot tub. It nestles in approximately one acre of private woodlands and mature gardens, offering outstanding views across Windermere to Gummer’s Howe beyond. Carefully appointed...
Check availability Mountain View, ,
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £411944 per week * Ref: CC2953
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An immaculately presented apartment with many original Victorian features is situated on the promenade and has panoramic views across the estuary to the Lakeland fells. Dating back to the 19th century, this apartment was forme...
Check availability Foxgloves Cottage, ,
Sleeps 8 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £301641 per week * Ref: CC3244
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Foxgloves Cottage is a stone built cottage which adjoins the owners' farmhouse, two miles from the town of Wigton, near to the Lake District National Park. Boasting three bedrooms, comprising of one family room with a double a...
Check availability Bram Crag Barn, ,
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 4 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £6971046 per week * Ref: CC2612
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A stunning conversion of a detached barn, four miles south-east of Keswick with unspoilt views in every direction towards Helvellyn, Blencathra, Skiddaw and High and Low Rigg. The main town of the northern Lakes, Keswick lies on...
Check availability No.3 Horse Market, ,
Sleeps 8 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £495895 per week * Ref: CC4256
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Welcome to Number 3 Horse Market, a 250 year old stone house lovingly refurbished into a luxury and contemporary (Trip Advisor 5*) 3 bedroom holiday cottage perfectly appointed in the idyllic South Lakes market town of Kirkby Lons...
mount Pleasant Check availability Mount Pleasant, ,
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 4 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £6411640 per week * Ref: CC3437
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Mount Pleasant is the pièce de résistance of our larger properties in the Northern Lakes. It's got it all, location, views, south facing, the finest quality, space, garden and pub nearby. Renovated and luxuriously refurbished, i...
Mungeon Barn Haverthwaite Check availability Mungeon Barn, ,
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £8951799 per week * Ref: CC4062
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Mungeon Barn is a magnificent detached stone cottage with a hot tub, situated within 400 acres on the owner’s working livestock farm, near the villages of Backbarrow, Newby Bridge and Cartmel. Located in spectacular countryside,...

Check availability Ptarmigan House, ,
Sleeps 9 * 6 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £4981057 per week * Ref: CC3007
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Among the holiday cottages Keswick can offer is this Victorian townhouse set over three floors and just a short stroll from the town centre. The main town of the northern Lakes, Keswick lies on the shore of Derwentwater overlo...
Check availability Wild Goose Cottage, ,
Sleeps 9 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £3971016 per week * Ref: CC2613
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A stunning conversion of a 17th century property in a quiet area just off the cobbled main street in the northern Pennine market town of Alston. It has been sympathetically restored whilst retaining much of its character and cha...
Check availability Brackenber Lodge, ,
Sleeps 9 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £318765 per week * Ref: CC2888
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Set in glorious countryside just three miles from Appleby, this comfortably furnished and well-equipped holiday cottage enjoys lovely views. Appleby is one of the loveliest towns in the North of England. Once the county town o...

Oakland Hall Check availability Oakland Hall, ,
Sleeps 10 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 5 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £17602520 per week * Ref: CC3516
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One of the first gentlemen's residences to be built in Windermere, Oakland Hall is now a stunning and unique home offering an eclectic fusion of traditional Lakeland and boutique cottage, topped off by panoramic views over Winderm...
Check availability Waterhead Studio, ,
Sleeps 10 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £10331662 per week * Ref: CC2885
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Property right on the shore of Lake Windermere with small lake frontage, boat storage area and shared use of a jetty as well as access to pool, gym and sauna at nearby hotel close to Ambleside. The village lies at the heart of...
Check availability Gill Head Farm, ,
Sleeps 10 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 4 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5731243 per week * Ref: CC3240
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Gill Head Farm is a superb detached farmhouse in stunning surroundings near the hamlet of Troutbeck, a few miles from Penrith, Keswick and Ullswater. There are four en-suite bedrooms, two with king-size doubles, one which can ...
Brothersfield Cottage, Hartsop Check availability Brothersfield Cottage, ,
Sleeps 10 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £6571609 per week * Ref: CC2630
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Our featured Hartsop cottages include this detached house in a wonderful position beside Brotherswater which is on the Ullswater to Ambleside road at the start of Kirkstone pass. The hamlet of Hartsop lies in Patterdale, at the ...
Carhullan Check availability Carhullan, ,
Sleeps 10 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 4 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £8451580 per week * Ref: CC3515
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This former Cumbrian farmhouse enjoys a spectacular remote location, high up on Bampton Common among the Lake Districts eastern fells and close to Ullswater and Haweswater. Carhullan was completely modernised whilst retaining its ...
Wood View Rusland Check availability Wood View, ,
Sleeps 10 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £8671904 per week * Ref: CC3648
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This beautiful 17th-century barn with private hot tub is situated next to a farm, and is set in the peaceful surroundings of the Rusland Valley. The sitting room has valley views from the balcony and the layout on the second floor...
Low Shepherd Yeat Farm Check availability Low Shepherd Yeat Farm, ,
Sleeps 10 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £12962677 per week * Ref: CC3647
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A superb, detached holiday cottage with hot tub and pretty countryside views. This extensively refurbished and redecorated former farmhouse provides an idyllic location in the stunning Gilpin Valley. It enjoys 25 acres of land and...
Check availability The Clock Tower, ,
Sleeps 10 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 4 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £8101814 per week * Ref: CC2637
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Our featured Wasdale cottages include this detached building behind the main hall on the Irton Hall Estate, a mile from the village of Santon Bridge, four miles from Wastwater. This is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the l...
Check availability The Hollies, ,
Sleeps 10 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 5 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £14372197 per week * Ref: CC2610
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This 5 star luxury cottage in the Lake District is a quirky Victorian house within walking distance of Windermere lake and the centre of Bowness. Bowness sits midway along Windermere?s eastern shore and is one of the most popula...
Check availability Eel House, ,
Sleeps 10 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £7881944 per week * Ref: CC3199
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Eel House is a pretty, traditional ground floor cottage, forming part of a sympathetic barn conversion on the Graythwaite Estate in the Lake District National Park. With five bedrooms including two doubles (one with an en-suit...
Check availability Holly House, ,
Sleeps 10 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 5 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £9981903 per week * Ref: CC2872
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This spacious village house has been totally refurbished and provides an excellent standard of holiday accommodation in the heart of the lakeside village of Pooley Bridge. This small Lakeland village lies at the northern end o...

High Lowscales Check availability High Lowscales Farm, ,
Sleeps 11 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £11572768 per week * Ref: CC3361
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High Lowscales Farm is a traditional Cumbrian hill farm situated in the south-western Lakes, between the beautiful countryside of the Whicham and Duddon Valleys. This detached, Georgian farmhouse is set in 17 acres and has spectac...

Check availability Waternook Lakeside Accommodation, ,
Sleeps 12 * 6 Bedroom(s) * 8 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £64808400 per week * Ref: CC4203
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5 star opulence on Ullswater, The Waternook Estate is quite simply outstanding and luxurious in every way, arguably the most prestigious self-catering experience in the Lake District. Exclusively yours this magnificent private est...
Orrest head House Check availability Orrest Head House, ,
Sleeps 12 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 5 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £21503150 per week * Ref: CC3517
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Orrest Head House was built in 1672 and was one of the first houses in Birthwaite, (as Windermere was known before it was renamed when the railway arrived in the 1850's). Orrest Head House stands at the head of Windermere village ...
The Barn Corney Check availability The Barn, ,
Sleeps 12 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 4 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £8571932 per week * Ref: CC3650
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This wonderful holiday home, with outdoor covered hot tub, stands in the most beautiful of settings, lying to the western side of Corney Fell, dominated by Black Combe and enjoying the most extensive views. This superb barn, nestl...
Knipe Hall Check availability Knipe Hall, ,
Sleeps 12 * 6 Bedroom(s) * 4 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £15472500 per week * Ref: CC3514
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Knipe Hall is a Grade II listed period farmhouse set in grounds of about three acres in the idyllic and tranquil Lowther Valley, with South and West facing gardens. It offers the opportunity to leave everything behind and take adv...
Foldgate Check availability Foldgate, ,
Sleeps 12 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 4 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £8521876 per week * Ref: CC3651
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Definitely off the beaten track, this wonderful holiday home stands in the most beautiful of settings, as well as boasting a private hot tub. Lying to the western side of Corney Fell, which is dominated by Black Combe, you will en...


Check availability Broughton House, ,
Sleeps 14 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £10492197 per week * Ref: CC2633
Pets allowed: * Short breaks available:


Our featured Wasdale cottages include the west wing of the hall on the Irton Hall Estate, a mile from the village of Santon Bridge, four miles from Wastwater. This is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the lakes. It is Englan...
Bannerrigg Windermere Check availability Bannerrigg, ,
Sleeps 14 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £18903070 per week * Ref: CC3993
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Bannerrigg is a Grade II listed property furnished with style and quality as well as its own private hot tub.. If you are looking for a big house in the Lake District for a family holiday or short break with a group of friend...


Check availability Wreay Farmhouse, ,
Sleeps 16 * 8 Bedroom(s) * 7 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £13452835 per week * Ref: CC2609
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This detached holiday home is full of character and commands views over Ullswater - seven of the eight bedrooms overlook the lake. Ullswater is one of the most scenic of the Cumbrian lakes. The lake bends and twists its way thro...
Strickland Manor Check availability Strickland Manor, ,
Sleeps 16 * 8 Bedroom(s) * 8 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £17952500 per week * Ref: CC3561
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Strickland Manor is a fabulous, detached, large country house which can accommodate large walking groups and family gatherings. The house underwent total renovation and refurbishment and combines exceptional quality with great fac...
Check availability Pele Tower, ,
Sleeps 16 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £14372700 per week * Ref: CC2635
Pets allowed: * Short breaks available:


Our featured Wasdale cottages include this unique property on four floors on the Irton Hall Estate, a mile from the village of Santon Bridge, four miles from Wastwater. This is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all the lakes. I...