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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.

New Property Cleabarrow Cottage

Windermere - Lake District

Located in Windermere this stunning property sleeps twelve people in six en-suite bedrooms. Enjoy beautiful views across to the Lake District from the veranda and hot tub.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£3395 - £5239 per week *

GL072 View property

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • 1.1 mile to a pub
  • 1.1 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Meadow Bank

Elterwater - Lake District

A stunning property for 10 people in the heart of Elterwater village in the Langdales. Comfortable, spacious accommodation in a great location and with stunning views.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£794 - £1950 per week *

GL051 View property

  • 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

New Property Rose Cottage Windermere

Windermere - Lake District

A truly luxurious property only a short walk from the centre of Windermere, a perfect base for your Lake District adventures

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£795 - £1450 per week *

GL082 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Garden Cottage

Elterwater - Lake District

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

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£334 - £460 per week *

GL050 View property

  • 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

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...

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

GL042 View property

  • 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

New Property The Lake House

Windermere - Lake District

A converted gentleman's residence, set in mature gardens with direct access to the shore of Lake Windermere complete with jetty and pebble beach

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£900 - £1500 per week *

GL076 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

New 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...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£415 - £825 per week *

GL055 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4.5 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 5 Stars with Original Cottages

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...

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

GL018 View property

  • 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 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Exterior Brathay Loft

Little Langdale - Lake District

Set in a beautiful wooded area on the edge of Little Langdale, this cottage has a rich history and is part of a small group of buildings perched on the bank of Brathay River.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£380 - £595 per week *

GL031 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 2.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property Mill Race Cottage

Elterwater - Lake District

Located in the heart of Elterwater village this gorgeous Lakeland Cottage will provide you with the perfect "home from home" for your next holiday in the Lake District!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£450 - £795 per week *

GL053 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Summer External Dale End Farm

Grasmere - Lake District

Traditional stone built Lakeland farmhouse overlooking Grasmere Lake from the lower slopes of Silver Howe. Spacious and flexible accommodation, with a newly fitted kitchen, makes it ideal for large family gatherings and...

  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£1072 - £2395 per week *

GL008 View property

  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 1.2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Woodloft Sitting Room The Woodloft

Elterwater - Lake District

This cosy apartment is the perfect base for a couple looking to explore the local countryside. Located in the heart of Elterwater, it is the perfect location for walking opportunities in the Lake District. Your furry fri...

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£393 - £640 per week *

GL001 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 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

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