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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
  • 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
£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
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

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
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Open Plan Living Room Oakdene Cottage

Chapel Stile - Lake District

Situated in the centre of Chapel Stile, Oakdene Cottage is in the perfect location to walk to the local shop, cafe and pub. It's a spacious and comfortable property for 6 people.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£525 - £935 per week *

GL038 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 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

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 - £950 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
  • Towels provided
  • On one level
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 5 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Swallows House

Skelwith Bridge - Lake District

Relax in comfort in this beautifully restored and tastefully furnished detached house. Perfect for a family celebration with a games room, large garden, patio and ample parking. Close to Grasmere and Windermere and an id...

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£935 - £1850 per week *

GL009 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 0.8 mile to a pub
  • 2.2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

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...

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£775 - £1280 per week *

GL011 View property

  • 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
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Mere Syke Cottage

Elterwater - Lake District

This gorgeous property offers spacious rooms and a magnificent wood burner as the centre piece of the living area; it offers comfortable furnishings and a peaceful grassed area out back, with patio furniture too.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£670 - £980 per week *

GL033 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.6 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

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
£425 - £725 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 4 Stars with Original Cottages

The Old Sawpit

Elterwater - Lake District

Traditional stone-built Lakeland property, formerly an old Saw Pit, with accommodation on the upper floor. Located close to the local pub and Langdale Spa in Elterwater. Great for walking enthusiasts with Grasmere, Littl...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£475 - £835 per week *

GL015 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • 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
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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 - £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

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 - £1450 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

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