Where is the Best Place to Buy A Holiday Home in the Lake District?

We get asked this question a lot. Our initial response is almost always to:

Buy somewhere in an area that you have an affinity with.

The Lake District is a popular destination for those looking to buy a holiday home due to its stunning natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities. The best place to buy a holiday home in the Lake District depends on your preferences and priorities, as there are several charming towns and villages to choose from.

Here are some of the most popular options:

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Are You Looking to Immerse Yourself Into a Village Community?

If you love to immerse yourself into a village community with plenty of amenities to hand, then Ambleside or Grasmere would be the perfect place for you.

Find out more about Letting your Lake District Holiday Cottage, or get inspired by our Ambleside and Grasmere properties.


Ambleside is situated at the northern tip of Lake Windermere and is a popular choice for tourists.

It has a bustling town centre and provides easy access to various outdoor activities, including hiking and water sports.


Grasmere is a smaller village with a more relaxed atmosphere.

It’s famous for its association with the poet William Wordsworth and offers a tranquil setting surrounded by nature.

Wanting to Escape for A Leisurely Pace, Peace, and Quiet?

If you enjoy a more leisurely pace, peace, and quiet then Hawkshead or Coniston would be right up your street.

Find out more about Letting your Lake District Holiday Cottage, or get inspired by our Hawkshead & Coniston properties.


Hawkshead is a picturesque village with traditional stone buildings and a rich history. It’s a lovely option for a quieter holiday home experience.


Coniston is located near Coniston Water and is ideal for those who prefer a quieter environment. It’s a great location for water sports and has its own charm.

Do You Enjoy Great Food and Fashionable Bars?

And for those night owls who enjoy great food and fashionable bars, Bowness and Windermere would probably suit.

Find out more about Letting your Lake District Holiday Cottage, or get inspired by our Windermere properties.


This town is located on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere and is known for its picturesque views.

It’s a hub for water-based activities and has a range of restaurants and shops.

What Can You Expect for Your Money*?

  • £320,000 – A traditional slate-roofed, two-bedroom cottage in a picturesque village
  • £1.5m – A six-bedroom former farmhouse with lake and mountain views
  • £4m – A stately home with attached cottage, paddock and indoor pool

Source: England’s Lake District: where to buy a home in hikers’ paradise – Financial Times

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Whether you’re looking for your dream Lake District cottageunhappy with your current letting agency, or you’re looking for holiday investment properties in the Lake District we can help. 

If there’s anything you’d like to know that we haven’t covered below, please let us know.

Owners Guide

How to Manage Existing Bookings when Changing holiday letting agent?

If you feel you would like to switch agents, this can be done in a seamless way. Our priority is that your guests are not affected in any way

What will happen when Holiday Let Registration starts?

Let's chat about Holiday Let Registration (so much fun!) It seemed to be in the distant future but, it’s now creeping up fast!

How Many Days a Year Can You Live in A Holiday Home?

We have no restrictions on the number of weeks you can use as owners but do bear in mind that you could be eating into valuable income

What Are the Legal Requirements for Holiday Lets?

There are several things you need to ensure you have in place when renting out a holiday property, here are the compulsory steps.

What Should I Do To Ensure Guests Have A Memorable Stay?

Making sure your property is well furnished and well equipped can get you more lets, increase the rent level, and increase the returns

Average Income from Holiday Lets - How Much Can I Make?

Find out how much you can make from your holiday let.

What is the cost of running a holiday home?

Our service includes us being available to your guests at all times, 365 days a year and every evening in case of a problem

How to Get More Bookings?

Here are our top 5 things you can do as an owner to increase your presence online.

How Will You Advertise My Holiday Cottage?

Find out how we can help you market your holiday cottage. We aim to ensure good levels of bookings for all of our properties.

How much will I pay to let my cottage?

All monies paid by our holidaymakers are placed in a secure, client account from where we pay our owners by BACS transfer.

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