Holiday Cottages -- The Best Option During Your Stays in the Lake District

Truly the only mountain region in England, the Lake District is an enchanting combination of deep valleys, beautiful lakes, rugged mountains, spectacular waterfalls and picturesque villages, creating some of the most fascinating scenery in the land. Holiday cottages offer a great opportunity to see this lush scenery first hand. The Lake District also features a short trail through the finest mountain landscapes with the highlights along it including Johnny Wood and its red squirrels, the Royal Oak, the tale of Fanny Mercer and Bathar's Mere among others. So consider UK holiday cottages that place you right in the middle of this super-scenic locale!

From the picturesque little town of Keswick to the magnificent hamlet of Watendlath and prominent beauty spots of Surprise View, the short trail will lead you to the highlights of the Lake District, the home to England's largest lake and highest mountain. In addition to being famous for its spectacular scenery, the Lake District is also associated with a great number of essayists, novelists and poets, notably William Wordsworth who made the district famous by his writings and poetry.

Over the years, Lake District short breaks have been recognized by many as the greatest way to explore the charm and beauty of the area through a variety of activities. While the western Lake District has some of the most diverse landscapes of the National Park, East Lakes offers the magnificent combination of grandeur and beauty, which any of the lakes can afford. Such breaks currently enjoy wide popularity with many travelers from Britain and all over the world, who are offered an opportunity to explore all the variety of quality accommodations from luxury hotels and bed and breakfast inns to self catering holiday cottages. The latter are seen as an ideal place for family breaks and romantic weekends, offering top quality amenities for wonderful rest and recreation.

Possibly one of the most sophisticated holiday cottages, Pudding Cottage offers five-star accommodations in the heart of the Lake District between Ambleside and Windermere and in close proximity to Hawkshead and Grasmere. Built by the first Earl of Lonsdale, James Lowther in the late XVIII century, the cottage has been renovated of late to provide excellent five-star accommodations in tranquil surroundings. It has everything you may need for a memorable holiday experience.

Pudding Cottage is an ideal option for families with children, since the large living room and kitchen windows face the garden, allowing you to watch your kids while enjoying a glass of wine or while you're preparing meals. Facilities include a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool, sauna, gym, beauty salon and squash courts. In 2005 Pudding Cottage won the Gold Award for Cumbria Self-Catering Cottage, which brings it to the standard of the top UK holiday cottages.

Nestled deep in the spectacular Cartmel valley and a short drive from Grange Over Sands, Mallards Reach is a fully equipped self-catering cottage, set in the wonderful woodland park. It is located on the edge of the renowned Lake District National Park, and is known for its racecourse close to Morecambe Bay.

 This is one of the most popular and tranquil holiday cottages and features a large living room, double bedroom with a king-size bed, twin bedroom with two single beds, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with electric shower and large corner bath. With its plentiful top class amenities, Mallards Reach is seen as an ideal place for your stay during the District Lake short breaks.

Located amidst the spectacular scenery of North Lake District, Riverside Farm Holiday Cottage offers wonderful fresh air and breathtaking sunsets, in addition to a variety of activities, notably mountain and forest walks, milking cows, quad biking, trekking and riding.

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