Mountain biking in Grizedale Forest

Adventure Holidays in Lake District Cottages

7th September 2018

The Lake District has long been the destination of choice for couples and families seeking a short break or a family holiday and with some of the finest scenery in the UK, it is easy to see why. Our region includes five of England’s highest mountains hundreds of beautiful rivers, streams, a dramatic coastline and of course spectacular lakes too!

The Lake District countryside is ideal for outdoor activities, whether you are an experienced adventurer or a novice. Our Lake District cottages provide the ideal base for outdoor adventures. There are plenty of walks, trails and hikes suitable for all levels of physical fitness or cycling trails if you prefer two wheels. For the more energetic, mountain climbing and abseiling are also on offer. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner at any of these activities, because qualified tuition is on hand if you need it.

The crystal-clear waters in Cumbria are ideal for water-sports including windsurfing, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and swimming. If you want more excitement, then you might consider gorge walking or ghyll scrambling. These are tough activities that involve negotiating mountain streams and climbing cascades and sometimes waterfalls. They are not for the faint hearted but you will get to see scenery and places that are otherwise inaccessible, but worth the effort if you want something unique to remember! Our luxury Lake District cottages provide a welcoming warm and relaxing place to return to when you are cold and wet after a hard day climbing up a rocky waterfall.

Choosing 1 of our cottages located close to one of Cumbria’s many beautiful beaches will give you access to Morecambe Bay, just a short walk away from our Cartmel Valley cottages, perfect if you want to combine a day at the beach with a great walk. The west coast of Cumbria is a wonderful location with a mixture of either fine sand or pebble beaches and stunning cliffs. St Bees marks the starting point of the Wainwright Coast to Coast Walk, the first part of which will take you to Fleswick Bay.

After a bracing beach or cliff-top walk, our Lake District cottages provide the cosy and homely accommodation you need to settle down with a nice hot cup of tea in front of a roaring log fire.

If you are a devoted shopaholic, then this region also has much to offer you. Our pet friendly cottages are a great base for a shopping trip that might include everything from craft fairs to traditional high street shops and boutiques. The wide range of independent shops and craft galleries are ideal if you want to buy designer jewellery or art that may make perfect gifts for friends or family.

You can recover from all of this activity with a visit to one of Cumbria’s many day spas for some indulgent pampering that will leave you feeling energised and ready to explore even more of the Lake District and its beautiful scenery.

You can read lots more information about holidays in the Lake District by using the 2 links:-

Location information for cottages in Cartmel Valley-click here

Location information for cottages near Coniston Water-click here

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8th April, 2019

Bridgelands Cottage Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Weekend away”

What a lovely cottage in an amazing part of the world. The cottage had everything we needed.

The village of Cark is very friendly for both children and dogs. There is a lovely safe walk to Cartmel which was enjoyed by all of us. Will defo return 🤗 – Sara, Burnley

31st March, 2019

Carree Cottage Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Lovely comfortable Cottage!!”

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely comfortable cottage. Cottage is pet friendly too and our pet dog “George” really enjoyed his stay and was very relaxed staying in the cottage.

We loved the whole layout and it was so well equipped. Spotless bed linen and towels also.The real log fireplace was really cosy to light on an evening after enjoyable long /short walks.

We really enjoyed looking up at the star filled sky on a clear night from the cottage garden. It’s in such a lovely peaceful place. It’s in a great location too. Lovely friendly pub “The Engine Inn” is less than 2 minutes walk away. Handy grocery shop/general store “Londis” is also less than 2 minutes away.

Simon has thought of everything and his recommended walks written in the guest book were a great help.

We will highly recommend staying in your cottages to family/friends/colleagues. Thank you!! – Liza

22nd March, 2019

Cartmel Hill Reviews

5 of 5 Review on ‘Trip Advisor’

“Amazing house!”

We can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed Cartmel Hill.

The house is beautiful, even nicer than expected, so spacious. Lots of room for our group of 7, so nice to have so many bathrooms and living space to spread out when we wanted.

The summer house is awesome, what a wonderful place to have a glass of wine and play some games at night.

Cartmel village is wonderful, so many friendly people and great shops and restaurants.

We loved taking the public footpaths through the forest to get to the village. Also enjoyed exploring the footpaths up the hill from the house – what views!!

Simon is a great host, house was easy to find thanks to his directions. We hope to come back to Cartmel one day and wouldn’t hesitate to book Cartmel Hill again. Thanks Simon! – Gillian Pettersen – Prince George, British Columbia, Canada