Located in the north west of England, the Lake District is a stunning landscape of mountains, valleys, picturesque villages and, yes, a multitude of lakes. This beautiful area is one of England’s top tourist destinations and provides an excellent space for outdoor recreational pursuits, especially hiking and fell-walking. Lake District holiday cottages provide the perfect base for exploring the many historic and natural sights of this cosy and quintessentially English destination.
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One-third of the properties Lake District National Park welcome pets, which makes it a great vacation spot for pet owners. If this is a top requirement for you, have a look at the cottage Lake District National Park. It is the most pet-friendly property type there. You can also search for pet-friendly properties that are near the city centre. In Lake District National Park, One-third of the properties accommodations less than 2 kilometres away from the city centre.
Price and Availability Index in Lake District National Park
Vacation Rental Price Information Lake District National Park
The graph shows average prices of rentals Lake District National Park for the next twelve months. It is during a week of July (7/22 - 7/29) that you will find the highest prices for the next 12 months. The week with the lowest average prices is in January (1/14 - 1/21).
Rental Availability Information Lake District National Park
Our availability graph helps you identify the busiest months Lake District National Park. The week with the least available rentals is in December (12/24 - 12/31), with only 37% of the rentals available. Conversely, 91% of the rentals are still available during a week in October (10/14 - 10/21).
The Weather Lake District National Park
The above is a climate diagram for Lake District National Park. In the next 6 months, July will have higher average temperatures. Conversely, February is the coolest month Lake District National Park, with temperatures going under 0° April is the driest month.
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Taking a chance with the Lake District weather
You never quite know what the weather will be like when you book a holiday home in the Lake District. We’re not going to lie to you: it’s not unusual to encounter a torrential downpour in the middle of summer here. That said, the region also gets its fair share of the more clement side of England's famously unpredictable climate.
You just don't really know what you’re going to get until you arrive, but as with most places in England, people don’t visit the Lake District for the weather so much as the natural beauty, which looks just as sublime on rainswept or cloudy days as it does bathed in sun.
What to do in the Lake District
People flock to the cottage country in the Lake District for an obvious reason: the area is simply beautiful! Whether you’re exploring small villages and settlements or eager to get out into that expansive, rolling countryside, you’ll find a wealth of treats waiting to be discovered in the Lakes.
As a starting point, spend some time in Bowness-on-Windermere. This small town on the shore of the idyllic Lake Windermere is your typical picture-postcard Lake District village, complete with charming cottages and independent cafés complemented by stunning views of the surrounding natural beauty. For a great experience, rent a motorboat or canoe and spend an hour cruising on the lake itself: it’ll be a definite highlight of your trip.
Once you’ve seen the village, it’s time to lace up your boots for a hike. There are many walking trails in the region, ranging from easy 1-2 hour strolls to epic multi-day treks. Whatever your skill level, make sure you spend at least some time immersed in nature during your trip.
Finally, we'd recommend retiring to one or two of the many historic pubs and inns that are dotted across the Lakes. Many of these date back centuries and have retained all of their original character, with exposed brick and oak bars often accompanied by a roaring fireplace, further warming the pleasant atmosphere.
Exploring the Lake District with children
The Lake District is one big playground for kids and adults alike. Young ones will enjoy many of the same attractions that bring grown ups here, such as splashing about in a boat on the water or playing games in the lakeside parks. There are also numerous woods and child-friendly walks that promise to get them away from their screens and back into nature.
But it's not always necessary to dictate the kids' activities during your holiday in the Lake District. Take them to Buttermere, for instance, and they’ll create fun all for themselves as they skip stones and play in the shallow water.
Must See Events and Festivals
Rent a Lake District holiday cottage, and you're sure to find plenty of fun local events nearby. Weekly fruit and vegetable markets are firm favourites, plus there’s the Keswick Jazz Festival, the Kendal Freerange Comedy Festival and the delicious Cumbria Life Sausage Festival. The Lake District is particularly good for those who enjoy hearty food and real ales, with many food- and drink-oriented events held throughout the year.
Self-catering in the Lake District
Self-catering Lake District holiday cottages allow guests the freedom to create their own food and atmosphere on their own time schedule. Big shopping outlets are relatively hard to come by, but you’ll find local supermarkets as well as smaller, independent stores selling high-quality products in all of the villages in the area, along with the usual weekly farmers' markets selling fresh fruit and veg.
Lake District highlights
Framed by beautiful forested hills, so-called fells, Lake Derwentwater is a stunning natural setting. On the shore of the lake, you will find sailing and wind-surfing centres, as well as cafes serving lunch and coffee.
Orrest Head is one of the many hills, or fells of the English Lake District. But this fell culminates in a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view over Yorkshire, Langdales Troutbeck Valley and Lake Windermere.
Lake Windermere is England's largest natural lake. There are many ferries and boats crossing the waters but if you prefer to stay on ground, the historic Lakeside and Haverthwaite steam railway beckons.
Lakeland Motor Museum
This museum in the city of Backbarrow houses hundreds of historical vehicles, with a focus on some of the earliest racing cars and vintage motorcycles.
Not far from Ravenglass, the Muncaster Castle offers Himalayan gardens and a fascinating Hawk & Owl Centre that will delight children.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical price of a vacation home Lake District National Park?
The starting price for House rentals or Cottage Lake District National Park is $74 per night.
What is the typical availability of House rentals Lake District National Park?
September has the highest availability of House rentals Lake District National Park, so you can expect plenty of selection, even for last-minute bookings.
What are the most popular vacation home amenities Lake District National Park?
When looking to book a vacation home Lake District National Park, the most requested amenities include Internet, TV, and Yard.
How many House rentals and Cottage can I find Lake District National Park?
Lake District National Park has 6,208 House rentals and Cottage available to book.
What's the best month to visit Lake District National Park?
When booking accommodation Lake District National Park, remember that the rainiest months are usually August and January, with April often being the sunniest.
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