With travel options limited, it is the perfect time for a Lake District staycation and to truly immerse yourself in this stunning part of England. With lush countryside, great walks and lots of local pubs and restaurants, you won’t be short of things to do!
These locations are all high-end Airbnbs which are ideal for large groups, families or a couple’s getaway. The best part is that once you divide the cost of the house between a group, it works out as a super affordable alternative to hotels and resorts.
All you have to do now is round up some friends and get ready to enjoy the ultimate Lake District staycation in one of these beautiful Airbnbs…
Ultimate Lake District Staycation
Newly renovated Grade II Listed Victorian Gothic House, The West Wing is convenient for making the most of the Lake District National Park. A walk straight from the house takes you to Orrest Head.
The West Wing is a spacious home with ample space and facilities, well equipped, dog friendly and with a hot tub, it is part of the small family owned group of holiday homes known as South Lakes Escapes.
The home is stylish with lots of bright, light space and an open plan kitchen and dining room. Comfy bedrooms are perfect for relaxing in after a long day exploring!
The house will sleep up to 10 people and costs about $600 per night.
Keswick Bridge is a development of Scandinavian-style lodges. It’s situated in the sheltered woodlands on the banks of the River Greta in a peaceful backwater of Keswick. Each lodge has ‘upside down style’ accommodation with open plan living/dining room and balcony to take in the views or enjoy al fresco dining.
The spacious grounds are ideal for children to explore having a children’s play area, a wider open grassed area bordered by the river to one side and the woodlands to the other, while still in sight of the lodges.
The space sleeps up to 8 guests and will set you back in and around $500 a night depending on the season.
Want a holiday with ‘wow factor’? This luxuriously elegant Period Lakeland residence occupies a perfect and peaceful setting just off the centre of the ever popular village of Ambleside. It’s also only a short stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere at Waterhead.
This is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland’s luxuries.
The house has outstanding Victorian features throughout and a light and airy country Lake District atmosphere. Walk out of the dining room to the delightful garden complete with raised decking and patio, an ideal place to enjoy al-fresco living admiring the views to Loughrigg and surrounding mountains from this central convenient spot. Or better still, step into the outdoor hot tub and unwind!
The house sleeps up to 10 guests and will set you back around $600 per night.
Lairbeck is a 14 bedroom Victorian house with a bar and lounge area. Set in a secluded location with an acre of private gardens, yet only a ten minute walk into Keswick centre. A special Lakeland home that will leave you with lasting memories. Perfect for reunions and special occasions!
Lairbeck also enjoys magnificent views of Skiddaw, Causey Pike and the Borrowdale Valley. There’s so many walks you can enjoy right from your doorstep here.
The house sleeps up to 16 guests and will set you back around $1200 a night.
Rose Cottage is a delightful Lakeland home located along a quiet lane, yet just a short stroll from the bustling town of Windermere. The property is set over 4 floors, creating a traditional yet contemporary space for your Lake District Break!
The property features a stunning open plan living, dining space, formal lounge, downstairs cloakroom to the ground floor, a cosy snug to the lower ground floor, a master suite with ensuite bathroom to the first floor and two double rooms with shared bathroom to the second floor.
On the ground floor is a stunning open plan kitchen dining area, with a separate lounge. The kitchen is fully equipped with Neff Appliances and Nespresso coffee machine.
The house sleeps 6 guests and will set you back around $700 per night.
A superb, detached cottage in a dream location, nestled on a secluded bay on the western shores of Lake Windermere. The house is actually within the 5,000-acre Graythwaite Estate, just four miles from Hawkshead.
Boasting its own private jetty and boat mooring, this Lake District cottage is something special. It is perfect for a group of extended family or friends looking for a magical Lakeland break in an exclusive setting.
The accommodation in your Lake Windermere cottage is wonderfully spacious. There’s five bedrooms: 1 ground floor king-size double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 king-size double, and 3 twin bedrooms.
The house sleeps up to 10 guests and will set you back about $1,200 a night.
The house, dating back to 1837, has been refurbished to a very high standard. The lake is less than 50 metre from the property boundary, so there are lake views from many rooms and from the large gardens and meadow.
It’s close to Ambleside (centre of the Lake District), with easy access to other villages, the lakes, and the fells.
The house has a large private garden to the front overlooking the lake. At the back of the property there is a courtyard and access on to the track which leads direct to the woods and fells. The home has 4 luxurious double bedrooms, all ensuite. There is also a beautiful kitchen and dining room, and an elegant drawing room.
The house will sleep up to 8 guests and will cost you $700 per night.
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