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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
£3363 - £5239 per week *

GL072 View property

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • 1.1 mile to a pub
  • 1.1 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • 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
£795 - £2225 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
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Exterior Hacket Forge

Little Langdale - Lake District

A 17th century Lakeland cottage set on the riverbank and offering tranquility within an acre of gardens and woodland. This fabulous cottage is believed to be the oldest in the valley but has been refitted to include all...

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£635 - £1235 per week *

GL030 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Cherry Trees

Bowness on Windermere - Lake District

A luxurious period property renovated to an exceptional standard with spectacular views over Lake Windermere and the Lakeland fells beyond.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£2903 - £5318 per week *

GL074 View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Tennis court
  • 0.8 mile to a pub
  • 0.9 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Kitchen - View 2 Dale End Loggia

Grasmere - Lake District

Boasting stunning views over Grasmere Lake, Heron Pike and the surrounding fells, this contemporary studio is perfect for a couple looking for a relaxing retreat in the Lake District. Must be booked with property GL007 o...

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£455 - £750 per week *

GL002 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 0.9 mile to a pub
  • 1.2 miles to a shop
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Rose Cottage

Elterwater - Lake District

Quaint stone cottage in the centre of Elterwater, overlooking the bowling green and close to the village pub. Perfect for exploring this beautiful part of the Lake District with the attractions of Grasmere and Windermere...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£535 - £870 per week *

GL004 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property Courtyard Hideaway Cottage

Ambleside - Lake District

A beautiful cottage in the small hamlet of Clappersgate, only a mile from the bustling market town of Ambleside. The perfect cosy retreat for 2 people to explore the Lake District

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£375 - £580 per week *

GL083 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Wet room
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • 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
£995 - £2500 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Sitting Room 7 Fir Garth

Chapel Stile - Lake District

Enjoy the breathtaking views of Langdale Valley from the terrace of this property. Great for families wanting to explore the Lake District, with amenities available just a short walk away in Chapel Stile.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£405 - £625 per week *

GL039 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.4 mile to a pub
  • 0.25 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Fellside

Ambleside - Lake District

A 18th century cottage with fabulous views, located in the hamlet of Clappersgate, near Ambleside

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£675 - £1150 per week *

GL062 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking

Special Offer Crescent View

Windermere - Lake District

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£355 - £579 per week *

GL091 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Anniversary Cottage

Elterwater - Lake District

A beautiful bungalow in the picturesque village of Elterwater, with magnificent views and walks straight from your door

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£775 - £1375 per week *

GL088 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • No smoking

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