Discover the best holiday rentals in the Lake District with Good Life Cottages.

A family-run business with offices in Windermere and Elterwater, Good Life Cottages knows how to make the very best of a holiday in the Lake District.

Part of Original Cottages – which prides itself on excellent customer service and attention to detail – Good Life has been operating in the Lake District National Park since 2008.

Whether you want to hunker down by the fire or venture out into the fells, Good Life has a comfortable and cosy cottage for you.

The slick site is easy to use, full of inspiration and plays host to a wonderful blog.

All within range of beautiful walks and outings, these are some of our favourite Good Life destinations.

THE DOG FRIENDLY COTTAGE

Hacket Forge


There is no need to leave your four-legged friend behind if you book this luxurious 17th century cottage by the banks of the River Brathay. A few minutes’ walk outside the pretty village of Little Langdale, this property – which sleeps six – has exposed beams, an open fire and woodburner and Farrow & Ball aplenty. Note: there is no mobile signal.

BEST FOR LARGE GROUPS

Silverholme Manor


Sleeping 18, this vast Georgian house is one for a major family celebration. Located on the Graythwaite estate, the historic property boats views of Lake Windermere and the fells beyond. Statuesque and elegant, a holiday here feels like a holiday in a time gone by (with all the added convenience of a stunning contemporary makeover).

BEST PROPERTY ON ONE LEVEL

Anniversary Cottage


A traditional stone bungalow in the village of Elterwater, this is the perfect place for one-level living. Wild birds constantly visit the birdfeeders, there’s a games room with a darts board, small pool table and fussball and the lovely Britannia Inn is just a two-minute walk away.

THE ONE WITH AN OPEN FIRE

Waternook


Walkers will delight in Waternook’s incredibly scenic location; yet its views are so special that your soul will sing even if you never leave the fireside. Inside, this award-winning, exceptionally luxurious house has spa facilities, a cinema room, a bar and a surround-sound music system. Outside, there is a private jetty, a hot tub, 26 acres of private garden and half a mile of private lake shoreline. You will neither forget nor regret a holiday here.

BEST PROPERTY NEAR A PUB

Spedding Fold


A five-minute walk through a meadow takes you from this split-level cottage to Wainwrights Inn, the lovely local pub. Suitable for multiple generations, Spedding Fold offers games like pool and table tennis, a garden, beautiful walks from the doorstep and space to spread out. Please note: there is WIFI but no mobile signal.

THE HOUSE WITH A VIEW

Swallows House


With its breathtaking views and exquisitely maintained garden the enchantingly named Swallows House is a haven for all kinds of wildlife. Nestled in the heart of the Lake District, the homes of Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth and John Ruskin are all nearby. Please note that pets and children under the age of five are not allowed.

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January 2020