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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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63 cottages are available
  • Wellington, near Gosforth, Cumbria
    Wellington, near Gosforth, Cumbria×

    Annie’s Cottage

    Wellington, near Gosforth, Cumbria

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    Ref: 30281
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    This quaint and cosy detached holiday cottage is set on the edge of the Lake District National Park....

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  • Backbarrow near Ulverston, Cumbria
    Backbarrow near Ulverston, Cumbria×

    Fell Cottage

    Backbarrow near Ulverston, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC129327
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location
    Fell Cottage is the ideal location to explore the Lake District. This cosy one bedroom cottage is set in the rural...
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  • near Coniston, Cumbria
    near Coniston, Cumbria×

    Hidden Cottage

    near Coniston, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC124173
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Hidden Cottage, a traditional mid terrace built in the 18th Century, is situated close to Coniston Water and village and...
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  • Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
    Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria×

    Arnside Apartment

    Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

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    Ref: W42984
    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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  • Silecroft, near Millom, Cumbria
    Silecroft, near Millom, Cumbria×

    Cobbler’s Cottage

    Silecroft, near Millom, Cumbria

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    Ref: 24208
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    A charming holiday cottage with large conservatory, adjacent to the owner’s house in the seaside village...

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  • near Coniston, Cumbria
    near Coniston, Cumbria×

    Turner’s Cottage

    near Coniston, Cumbria

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    Ref: CC124183
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Just three miles south of Coniston Water, near Lowick, Turner’s Cottage, once part of the local bobbin mill is in...
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  • Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria
    Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria×

    Crimson Cottage

    Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria

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    Ref: 30152
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    A beautiful adjoining barn conversion, Crimson Cottage exudes a romantic feel, with lovely furnishings, a...

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

    Kent View Apartment

    Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

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    Ref: W42985
    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
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  • Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
    Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria×

    Silverdale Apartment

    Meathop, near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

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    Ref: W42983
    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
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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 - Garden / Patio
    This delightful, stone built cottage enjoys a tranquil rural setting, mid way between Cockermouth and Loweswater in...
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  • Whicham Valley, near Silecroft, Cumbria
    Whicham Valley, near Silecroft, Cumbria×

    The Chapel and Fell View - The Chapel

    Whicham Valley, near Silecroft, Cumbria

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    Ref: 26506
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This beautiful stone chapel with an original dove tower, once owned by John Myers, cousin of William Wordsworth, has...

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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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