Lakeland Retreats, the local, family owned…

Lake District Holiday Letting Agent

“We share your love for the lake district“

Don’t miss out on our expert, friendly advice on getting the best from your Lake District holiday home…

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Lakeland retreats are now in keswick!

Due to increased demand following our growing success in Ambleside, Windermere, and everywhere else owners have come on board with us!… we’ve opened an office in Keswick.

If you’d like to be amongst the first to join our consistently happy cottage owners in receiving our award-winning customer service in Keswick

Services Overview

“Beautiful holiday properties deserve excellent customer service”

Showcasing Your Property
Excellent imagery and walk-through video footage combine with well-written content to showcase your property

Pricing and Booking
The pricing and booking calendar is managed in-house, carefully and regularly monitored to ensure maximum occupancy and yield

Local Offices
Open 7 days a week – we’re on hand to provide a warm welcome to your guests at each of our high street offices

Love and knowledge
Our home is the Lakes, and home is where the heart is. We find the best local attractions, places to eat, walks, cycle routes and much more

Cleaning and Laundry
Assured High Standards – experienced housekeepers and caretakers ensure our high standards of cleanliness and presentation at all times

Linen hire
New for this year is our linen hire service, laundered ‘in house’ and supplied by ‘Out of Eden’, this new facility is available to all owners

Customer Support
We’re on hand 365 days a year, at all times, covering you from small issues and minor emergencies that happen from time to time

Maintenance team
Available to deal with any problems quickly and efficiently to ensure your guests are inconvenienced as little as possible

Welcome Gifts
If you would like to leave a welcome gift or card for your guests we can happily extend a warm welcome on your behalf

Remove the stress

Take the hassle out of running your holiday home, let Lakeland Retreats take the strain with comprehensive time and money-saving services. Don’t miss out on our expert, friendly advice on getting the best from your holiday home…

Had a great week with Lakeland Retreats would highly recommend them first class service. We stayed in Hillside Cottage in Ambleside it was very clean and cosy place. Lots of room for 6 people would definitely come back.
Susan Peak
This agency is superb. Fabulous properties. Always immaculately clean and of the highest quality. Responsive, super helpful and efficient. Can highly recommend for booking your holiday.
Alison Ashurst
Wonderful cottages, friendly people to deal with, lots of helpful information, timely and easy access information. Everything you need for a stress free week in the Lake District.
Graham Webb
Lakeland Retreats’ first priority is to look after the needs and expectations of their visitors. As an owner, I come a very close second in their attention. A very satisfied owner.
Mr Dickson
As a company, I cannot recommend Lakeland Retreats highly enough and will endeavour to use them again for our next visit. Many thanks.
Brendan Barrow
Brilliant accommodation, couldn’t fault it, clean spacious and modern but still cosy. Even a Christmas tree was provided! Great family business with excellent customer service, would highly recommend.
We travel to the lakes several times a year and always use Lakeland Retreats when we can, their accommodation has always been well priced in good locations and excellent condition. They have always been responsive of any requests we have.
Adrian Webb
We were just bowled over by the response from Lakeland Retreats ... The office team were just delightful and customer focused. Such exemplary service was brilliant. We have been renting cottages in the Lake District for over 30 years from many different agencies, but none have matched the service we received today. Guess who we will, be renting from next year!!
We let our cottage through Lakeland Retreats. We have found them to be trustworthy, friendly and professional and they endeavour to make sure the customer has an enjoyable holiday. They provide local knowledge and a great service.
Laura & Joe
From the moment this company took over managing our favourite cottage it has felt like dealing with a family instead of a business. Lakeland Retreats are a gift to visitors staying in the Lake District. Their customer service is second to none that we have used whilst staying in this area of the Lakes. They just care and enjoy what they do, this gives us the confidence to book with them time and time again.
Alexander Cowan
We have been to the lakes a few times but this was the cherry on the cake. We booked through Lakeland retreats and were treated as people from the start. The girls in the office were lovely and so helpful massive thank you to them all. I believe the booking process plays a massive part in the holiday and they have the perfect Balance.
Luke Ranger
We use Lakeland Retreats in preference to any other holiday letting agent for our trips to the Lake District. They provide a portfolio of excellent properties at competitive prices. They are especially easy to deal with and extremely fair if things should go wrong. Their philosophy of excellence in all that they do does not go unnoticed. We highly recommend Lakeland Retreats.
Rob Tillier
I’ve used Lakeland Retreats for the last three years and everything has operated smoothly. Great choice of properties and a website presence that’s easy to use and search. My go to Lakes property company.
Ian Schuster
This was our 4th time with Lakeland Retreats, the team are all very friendly, helpful and flexible, communication is spot on. A very well run company that we shall be using again. The properties we have stayed in have all been superb and well kept. Highly recommended, thank you.
Steve M
Used this company for the last stay in the lakes. Accommodation was exactly as described, company responded to emails quickly and I was confident that had an issue arisen they’d have dealt with it quickly.
Mrs H
...we received timely communications with a proactive approach giving us options and support. It is wonderful to be able to support a local, family run business and their commitment to doing their best for both guests and property owners is evident in everything they do. We will definitely continue to rent their properties and highly recommend them.
Ann Storey
Easy to book a property. Good website to use to view properties and gives you plenty of information about each property. Great communication in regards to our booking. I would be very happy to book with this company again.
Claire Woods
I’m delighted with the owner service from Lakeland retreats. So personal, flexible and friendly. The team take all the hassle out of holiday letting, especially if you live a distance away. Our bookings are way up in comparison to the last big company we were with. Highly recommended!
We have been really impressed with the level of service and response that you have provided at every stage from booking to leaving ... You compare very favourably with another local lettings company, and the more national companies like Sykes and Hoseasons, who really don’t know the properties at all. So we have booked again. My cousin recommended you and am so glad he did.
I can honestly say it was so refreshing to deal with a company who answered emails in such a professional way; always friendly, honest and happy to answer any questions in such a timely manner. Lakeland Retreats will my first ‘go-to’ when booking holidays in the Lake District.
Annabell Johns
(5 out of 5) based on 20 Reviews

If you’d like to know more about letting your property, check out the owner FAQ’s

Interested in letting with us?

Start getting the advice, service, and bookings you deserve

Still Have Questions?

Take a Look Below

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!

Best places to buy a holiday home in the Lake District

We get asked this question a lot and our initial response is almost always to buy somewhere in an area that you have an affinity with

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.


Work alongside local businesses

Lakeland Retreats work alongside local businesses to offer you the right package. We can help with full or part management, cleaning, maintenance, and even organising welcome hampers which give your retreat that extra special touch.

Working hard for your success

Because we are a family run you can be sure of a friendly, personable service, tailored to your individual needs. Whether you’re already letting your cottage, someone looking for their Lake District dream home, or someone looking to invest in a holiday home; we can help.

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