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Cottages Ideally Placed for Sailing Holidays in the Lake District

Of course, when we think of the Lake District we think of water, be it falling from the sky or the many vast open stretches which patchwork this landscape.

There is no better way to really see this fabulous area than from the water and with the Lake District calling itself the 'UK's Adventure Capital' then you're sure to find an abundance of opportunities to cast off from dry land.

Arthur Ransome is synonymous with this area and we think you should make like a Swallow or an Amazon (you decide) and take to the waters in your very own watercraft. Some of the most popular Lakes at Windermere, Coniston and Ullswater all offer a broad range of boats, canoes and kayaks which can be hired for just a few hours or your whole stay if you've got the bug.

With glorious mountains and hills providing the outstanding backdrop to your watery adventure, these inland waters are a pleasantly unintimidating place to test your sea legs. We’re sure you will find the perfect vessel, giving you a fun filled and memorable holiday surrounded by some of the most celebrated and awe-inspiring views in England.

If a cosy cottage stay in this fantastic landscape with sailing filling your days sounds dreamy, then have a look at some of the properties we have available to book on our website - all within a short walk, drive or cycle to some of the best Lakes. If you would like some helpful recommendations for your ideal waterside retreat then please call us on 0333 2020 899.

Luxury Property Cleabarrow Cottage

Windermere - Lake District

An amazing luxury property sleeping 12 in six ensuite bedrooms, with a fantastic outside veranda with hot tub providing uninterrupted views of the beautiful Lake District Fells. This is a special property.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£3395 - £5200 per week *

GL072 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

WiFi Meadow Bank

Elterwater - Lake District

A stunning property for 8 people in the heart of Elterwater village in the Langdales. Comfortable, spacious accommodation in a great location and with stunning views.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£794 - £1950 per week *

GL051 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property Ellers Close

Skelwith Bridge - Lake District

Located in Loughrigg near Ambleside and the Langdale Valleys Ellers Close is a great place to stay in the heart of the Lake District. Being well equipped, comfortable and spacious this property offers everything you need...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£453 - £765 per week *

GL046 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.7 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Cot available
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Property External Croft Cottage

Clappersgate - Lake District

An eclectic looking property offering homely decor, the traditional cobbled court yard outside offers a lovely view and the garden provides a little haven amongst the greenery. Inside, the wood burning stove keeps you co...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£403 - £730 per week *

GL028 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.9 mile to a pub
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Luxury Property Tilberthwaite Apartment

Bowness on Windermere - Lake District

Superbly located 4-Star Gold apartment, in the village of Bowness on Windermere. This apartment has everything on its doorstep, restaurants, local boutiques and craft shops together with all the Lake District National pa...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£415 - £725 per week *

GL055 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Oakdene House

Chapel Stile - Lake District

This spacious detached property is the perfect base for a large family holiday. Situated in the centre of Chapel Stile it is just a stone's throw away from the local shops and pub.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£789 - £1465 per week *

GL037 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Sitting Room Bens

Elterwater - Lake District

Enjoy the magnificent setting of the Langdale Valley from this former wheelwright's workshop. Converted to a spacious ground floor property with its own private enclosed patio area and fantastic views towards Elterwater...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£570 - £875 per week *

GL006 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • On one level
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
This property can be found on Niche Retreats Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages

Luxury Property Knipefold Barn

Outgate, near Hawkshead - Lake District

Tucked away down a quiet lane yet close to all the beautiful places of attraction in the Lakes, this fabulous holiday home has the living area upstairs to take advantage of the superb views. Hawkshead is just 5 minutes a...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£669 - £1195 per week *

GL018 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1.1 mile to a pub
  • 2.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property Garden Cottage

Elterwater - Lake District

Garden Cottage is the perfect cosy cottage for 2 people looking to explore the Lake District National Park.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
£334 - £460 per week *

GL050 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

WiFi Sitting Room 18 Thrang Brow

Chapel Stile - Lake District

Spread across three floors, this spacious terraced house is the perfect base from which to explore the Lake District. It boasts spectacular views over Baysbrown and towards Lingmoor Fell. Great for walking and cycling en...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£455 - £725 per week *

GL019 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Birch Tree Cottage

Chapel Stile - Lake District

A little gem, smuggled away at the end of a private driveway and close to all amenities. Lovingly decorated and perfectly formed, this cottage offers everything a small group could be seeking from a stay in the Lake Dist...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£396 - £665 per week *

GL042 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.4 mile to a pub
  • 0.25 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Luxury Property Exterior Fell View

Elterwater - Lake District

Located in the pretty village of Elterwater, this former workshop has been converted to provide well appointed accommodation and enjoys splendid views of the village and surrounding fells. Close to Grasmere and an ideal...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£755 - £1280 per week *

GL011 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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