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Lake District

The Lake District is one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations – and with good reason. The beautiful landscape is loved by hikers, wild swimmers and cyclists alike, while the glassy lakes are picturesque and peaceful all year round.

Coastal cottages in the Lake District offer one of the best way to experience these iconic surroundings. Whether you are overlooking a lake, or out by the coast in a seaside cottage, there is something so relaxing about being next to the water. In fact, Cumbria and the Lakes have inspired poets and writers such as William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Thomas de Quincey.

While most visitors head straight for hotspots such as Lake Windermere or Ullswater, it is well worth venturing out to the western edges of the Lake District, where you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in England. Cottages by the sea are perfect for birdwatching (St Bees hosts one of the largest bird colonies in the UK), water sports, cycling and hiking, as well as long romantic strolls along Cumbria’s endless beaches. Silecroft Beach is one of the highlights of the coast, with miles of shingle and sands, while the eerie salt marshes at Solway Firth have inspired hundreds of ghost stories and (alleged) UFO sightings over the years. You might not spot a spaceship while you’re there, but on a clear night keep an eye out for shooting stars in the sky above your sea view cottage.

If you’re after a more traditional seaside holiday, don’t miss the sandy flats of Morecambe Bay, and the many excellent seafood restaurants nearby where you can sample freshly-caught local oysters and mussels direct from the sea to your plate. Whatever you end up doing, coastal holiday cottages will show you a side of the Lake District that you didn’t even realise existed.

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  • Lindale in Cartmel, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
    Lindale in Cartmel, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria×

    Coronation Cottage

    Lindale in Cartmel, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

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    Ref: 9063
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Only 7 miles from Lake Windermere and situated in the small village of Lindale-in-Cartmel, within the Lake...

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  • Mosser near Cockermouth, Cumbria
    Mosser near Cockermouth, Cumbria×

    The Smithy

    Mosser near Cockermouth, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC143174
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    This delightful, stone built cottage enjoys a tranquil rural setting, mid way between Cockermouth and Loweswater in...
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  • Lowick near Coniston, Cumbria
    Lowick near Coniston, Cumbria×

    Jasmin Cottage

    Lowick near Coniston, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC124188
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Jasmin Cottage sits close to the banks of the River Crake, just a few miles South of Coniston Water an area popular...
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  • Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria
    Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria×

    The Little Griffin

    Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria

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    Ref: LUW
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property


    This holiday property is situated in the heart of the historic, 11th-century village of Broughton-in-Furness,...

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  • Waberthwaite, Millom, Cumbria
    Waberthwaite, Millom, Cumbria×

    Orchard Cottages - Orchard Cottage

    Waberthwaite, Millom, Cumbria

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    Ref: LM2
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    The tranquil village of Waberthwaite, spectacularly situated between the mountains and the sea, is the setting for...

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  • Whicham Valley, near Silecroft, Cumbria
    Whicham Valley, near Silecroft, Cumbria×

    The Chapel and Fell View - Fell View Cottage

    Whicham Valley, near Silecroft, Cumbria

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    Ref: W44181
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    This beautiful stone farmhouse looking onto an original stone dove tower with the Whicham Valley and Black...

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  • Cockermouth, Cumbria
    Cockermouth, Cumbria×

    Beaulieu

    Cockermouth, Cumbria

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    Ref: 23838
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site

    This delightful Georgian mid-terraced cottage has a lovely mix of original features and modern fittings providing...

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  • Irton, near Eskdale, Cumbria
    Irton, near Eskdale, Cumbria×

    Irton Hall - Lingard Cottage

    Irton, near Eskdale, Cumbria

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    Ref: 26257
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Irton Hall is a stunning holiday location with impressive history, set in the foothills of the Western fells of the...

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  • Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
    Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria×

    Cartmel Cottage

    Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

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    Ref: W42981
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Cottage and apartments in a country house

    Located in beautiful landscaped grounds
    Perfect touring...

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  • High Newton, near Cartmel, Cumbria
    High Newton, near Cartmel, Cumbria×

    Lane Cottage

    High Newton, near Cartmel, Cumbria

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    Ref: UK1119
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Located in the village of High Newton, just 3 miles from the southern tip of Lake Windermere and close to the...
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  • Whicham Valley, near Millom, Cumbria
    Whicham Valley, near Millom, Cumbria×

    High Lowscales - The Cottage

    Whicham Valley, near Millom, Cumbria

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    Ref: UKC1584
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location

    These four detached holiday properties are located at High Lowscales Farm, a traditional Cumbrian hill farm situated...

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  • Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
    Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria×

    Hope Cottage

    Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

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    Ref: 25627
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    This spacious mews holiday cottage is set in tranquil shared grounds and offers an ideal base to explore the...

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