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 vacation rentals provide a base from which to explore the many historic and natural sights of this cosy and quintessentially English destination.
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Apartments and vacation rentals with a kitchen
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Vacation homes and rentals with a yard
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Vacation Rentals With Fireplaces
Get warm and cozy on cold winter nights in Lake District by booking a vacation home with a fireplace.
Popular Rental Amenities in Lake District
Using our filters will help you find the ideal property in Lake District National Park. Many accommodations in Lake District National Park provide "Internet" or "TV," which makes it a great vacation destination if you can't imagine a vacation without internet or you want to tune out with some TV time. Not as many vacation homes in Lake District National Park are available if you're dreaming of days spent poolside or if you enjoy soaking in the hot tub as "Hot tub" and "Pool" are not often available in Lake District National Park.
Price and Availability Index in Lake District National Park
Vacation Rental Price Information in Lake District
We rendered price information data on the above graph to give you more insights on prices in Lake District. The most expensive dates to travel to Lake District National Park are in July (7/22 - 7/29). The cheapest week to book a vacation rental is in January (1/14 - 1/21).
Rental Availability Information in Lake District
Our availability graph helps you identify the busiest months in Lake District. The week with the lowest percentage of available accommodations is in December (12/24 - 12/31). The week with the most available rentals is in October (10/14 - 10/21), with 91% of the vacation rentals available.
The Weather in Lake District
Find the Lake District National Park climate diagram. The highest average temperatures are in the month of July. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 33° in February. The rainiest month is August while the driest month is April.
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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 Lake District vacation homes. 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 basked in sun.
What to do in the Lakes
People flock to Lake District vacation rentals 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 independent cafés and stores 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 Lakes 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 stay in the Lakes. Take them to Buttermere, for instance, and they’ll create fun all for themselves as they skip stones and play in the shallow water.
Lake District events
Loads of great local events take place nearby to Lake District vacation rentals. 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-catered Lake District vacation rentals 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 Center that will delight children.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Lake District?
On average, a House rental or Apartment rental in Lake District costs $60 per night.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Lake District?
There are currently 10,636 vacation homes in Lake District to browse and book for your next trip.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Lake District?
Most travelers search for Internet, TV, and Yard when booking a vacation rental in Lake District.
How many vacation rentals are in Lake District?
Discover 10,636 vacation rentals available to book in Lake District.
What's the best time of year to travel to Lake District National Park?
Lake District National Park has its warmest time of year around July and August, with average nightly prices being around $60.
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