The Lake District, also known as Lakeland or the Lakes, is a region in northwest England that’s famous for its soaring mountains, glacial ribbon lakes, and charming villages. Given its scenic location, it’s no wonder it’s a favorite holiday destination among locals and visitors alike.
If you’re here in search of luxury Lake District lodges, you’ve come to the right place. Below you will find a list of recommendations ranging from cozy log cabins with hot tubs and pet-friendly cottages to large lakefront holiday homes with en suites.
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your Lake District holiday today using the list below as your guide!
Lake District Luxury Lodges
1. Ash Lodge
Situated in a secluded location in the hamlet of Pennington is this cozy lodge that’s perfect for a romantic break.
Set all on the ground floor, the open-plan bungalow consists of a compact kitchen, dining, and lounge area plus a separate double bedroom with an en-suite. There’s also a decked area with a private hot tub that’s the perfect spot for admiring the countryside views.
Ash Lodge also makes a great base from which to explore the Lake District National Park and the historic market town of Ulverston.
Occupying a sprawling property in the breathtaking Lake District is this traditional white stone holiday house that’s been beautifully renovated to provide contemporary lodging for friends and family seeking a rural escape.
The house has four bedrooms and plenty of living space, as well as a large kitchen with all the appliances you need to rustle up some delicious meals. Best of all is the hot tub in the garden, which offers spectacular countryside views.
3. Cosy Corner in the Lakes
Located in the Whitbarrow Holiday Village is this ground-floor apartment that’s the ideal retreat for a special occasion with a loved one or an individual seeking some personal time.
The apartment has a studio-style layout with the kitchen/dining/living area occupying the same space as the double bed. The luxurious en-suite is fitted with a double vanity, a shower, and a bath, perfect for a soothing soak after a long day of sightseeing.
The property also has an indoor swimming pool with a hot tub and a gym with workout machines and weights.
4. Cottage in Cumbria
Set on a working farm in a lush valley is this compact wooden cabin with spectacular mountain views.
Inside you will find a king-sized bed with luxury bedding that’s perfectly aligned with the adjacent floor-to-ceiling bi-folding doors, allowing for unobstructed in-bed views across to Blencathra and Hellvelyn. There’s a wet room with a rainfall shower at the rear of the cabin, while the small but functional kitchenette is ideal for preparing breakfast and light meals.
Outside is a private patio with seating, a fire pit/BBQ, and a wood-fired hot tub that’s perfect for enjoying a sundowner or two.
You’ll also have no shortage of outdoor activities to take part in here since the farm provides you with direct access to a three-mile-long walking trail and cycleway. There are also several village pubs in the vicinity where you can enjoy a delicious meal or a drink.
Offering luxury accommodation overlooking Coniston Water, Gatesgarth is an award-winning Lake District holiday house that the whole family will enjoy.
The house can accommodate up to ten people, with four bedrooms and an additional sofa bed providing a flexible sleeping arrangement. It also boasts a spacious mezzanine-style living room with large floor-to-ceiling windows that make the most out of the stunning views, a modern kitchen with high-end appliances, and a dining area with a handmade table that seats eight.
Last but not least, the property features an outdoor decking area that’s perfect for alfresco dining and soaking in the Scandinavian wooden hot tub.
6. Hazel Cottage
Located just one mile from Newby Bridge in the village of Backbarrow is this luxury detached holiday cottage that can accommodate up to four guests.
The interior consists of two bedrooms and an open-plan kitchen/living/dining area with a cozy wood burner for those chilly evenings.
However, the highlight of the property has to be the hot tub on the patio overlooking the lake, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside while sipping on a glass of something chilled.
7. Riverside Cottage
Set on several acres of mature woodland on the Low Jock Scar Country Estate is this idyllic countryside retreat with charming gardens, beautiful bridges, and a babbling brook.
This luxury holiday lodge has a total of four bedrooms with a kitchen, dining, and living room, plus a snug room with a wood burner that provides additional living space. There’s also an outdoor hot tub from which you can enjoy the splendor of the gardens.
8. Shepherd’s View
This luxury Lake District lodge in the Mirefoot complex has all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay, including an indoor swimming pool, a spa with a hot tub, a sauna, and a gym.
The property lies on the outskirts of Kendal and is just a 15-minute drive from Lake Windermere.
9. Squirrels Snug Lodge
Located in the Pony Meadow area of White Cross Bay, this compact holiday lodge is an excellent option for a couple or a family of four.
It also makes a great base from which to explore the Lake District, with the lake and the marina being just a short walk away.
The lodge itself boasts a modern interior with an open-plan kitchen/living/dining area with an electric wall fire to keep you snug, two bedrooms, and a family shower room.
A pair of French doors lead out from the living room to the deck area, which features a private hot tub where you can kick back and relax with a refreshing drink.
10. Stickle Ghyll Lodge
Occupying a prime location in White Cross Bay is this beautifully-presented two-bedroom holiday lodge overlooking the lake.
The property is also close to the twin towns of Bowness and Windermere, where you can find a range of amenities, shops, and restaurants. For those with children, a visit to the ‘World of Beatrix Potter’ or the Lakes Aquarium is a must, while those looking for an adrenaline-fuelled adventure should check out some of the water sports that the area has to offer. The villages of Keswick, Kendal, Grasmere, and Coniston Water are also all within easy reach.
Whether you’re curled up in front of the fire with a good book, basking in the sunshine out on the deck, or soaking in the hot tub whilst admiring the views of the marina and the mountains beyond, Stickle Ghyll Lodge guarantees a memorable stay.
11. Swaledale Luxury Log Cabin (The Lodges at Artlegarth)
Set in the breathtaking Eden Valley in the Cumbrian Lake District is this secluded log cabin that’s perfect for anyone looking to relax and unwind.
The Swaledale cabin is one of six luxury lodges that are all stylishly decorated and boast spectacular views of the surrounding fells. They also all have decking areas with private hot tubs that make the most out of the stunning scenery.
12. The Boathouse
Located in ‘Millionaire’s Mile’, an area known for its lavish holiday homes and magnificent lakeside views near Bowness-on-Windermere, is this luxury accommodation overlooking the lake.
Set all on the first floor, the one-bed studio apartment features a contemporary kitchen and a cozy sitting area with a king-sized bed. There’s also a private covered outdoor hot tub where guests can enjoy stunning views of the lake.
13. The Oaks
Situated just one mile from Bowness-on-Windermere is this magnificent five-bedroom house set on beautiful wooded grounds.
The house dates back to 1862 but has been beautifully refurbished with all the modern conveniences, including two hot tubs and a sauna.
The property is also close to a wide array of attractions for all ages, from picturesque walks along the Bowness promenade with views over Lake Windermere to artisan chocolate shops and Peter Rabbit.
14. The Stag (Crossgate Luxury Glamping)
Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Cumbrian countryside, on a fifth-generation working farm, is this luxury single-story pod.
Featuring a cozy wood-clad interior, the cabin’s studio-style layout is perfect for a couple looking for a romantic break. There’s a super-king-sized bed, a comfy seating area with a flat-screen TV, an outdoor hot tub, and a fire pit for toasting marshmallows.
15. Toad Mire
Offering contemporary accommodation in the Lake District National Park, this luxury lodge comes fitted with all the bells and whistles, including modern finishes, underfloor heating, a wood-burning stove, and a private hot tub. There’s also a private lake where guests can try their hand at fishing.
Additionally, the property is within walking distance of the charming village of Backbarrow, which provides a lovely day out.
16. Villa Marina
Located on a sprawling property on the shores of Morecambe Bay is this five-bedroom self-catering house that’s perfect for families and large groups of friends seeking a luxury stay near the Lake District National Park.
Besides its idyllic location, the house has everything guests need for a comfortable stay, including a large open-plan kitchen/dining/living room with a cozy open fire, a spectacular landscaped garden, and a decked area with a hot tub.