Planning a trip to the Lake District England and searching for the best Airbnb in the Lake District National Park? Well, look no further. I’ve put together the ultimate Airbnbs Lake District accommodation guide that’s guaranteed to help you find the perfect place to stay for your upcoming getaway!
Arguably one of the most beautiful National Parks in the UK, The Lake District is also the largest one in England.
Recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the stunning scenery of the National Park is made up of several lakes and mountains including the highest in the country, Scafell Pike.
There are plenty of things to do in the Lake District (some are detailed below in the Airbnb experiences section) so most visitors stay between three to seven nights so they can really explore the National Park and all it’s quaint villages.
But first you’ll need somewhere to stay so I’ve compiled the ultimate list of the 10 Best Airbnbs in Lake District.
From cosy traditional cottages to lakeside lodges and log cabins in the wood, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect Lake District Airbnb for you!
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Quick Lowdown of the Best Airbnbs in Lake District
Heading to the Lake District National Park and need an expert accommodation recommendation?
My Quick Top 5 Best Airbnbs Lake District makes choosing your dream stay a breeze. Whether you’re on a romantic getaway, a family break or a budget weekend, check out my shortlist below.
- Most Romantic Airbnb in the Lake District – LoveDay
- Best Airbnbs Lake District for Families – Bumble Choo
- Best Airbnb in Lake District with a Hot Tub – Cute Shepherd’s Hut
- Most Quirky Airbnb in Lake District – The Den
- Best Lake District Airbnb For Big Groups – The Firs
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Keep reading for more details, and check out 5 more amazing Airbnbs in the Lake District.
Map of Where to Stay in the Lake District
Picking where to base yourself can be tough as there are so many beautiful places in the Lake District to explore.
However, if you are driving or renting a car, it’s easy to visit a handful of areas in the Lake District on just a short trip. However if you stay a week you’ll be able to discover much more of the region.
Most Romantic Airbnb in Lake District – LoveDay
Price: From £118 per night
LoveDay – Airbnb Windermere Lake District – Romantic cottages Lake District
This 250 year old cottage has been recently renovated and is now one of the most romantic Airbnbs in the Lake District.
Situated only a short walk away from Lake Windermere, there are plenty of opportunities to walk and cycle around the area, or stay in and enjoy the unique wooden bathtub or a cosy evening in front of the fire.
Note: Stays start on Mondays or Fridays.
Guest review: “Loveday was easily the best Airbnb Cumbria we have ever stayed in. The Windermere cottage was stunningly decorated and the details were incredible (particularly the bath!). The tips from the hosts were perfect – every meal we had out was beautiful and all the walks they recommended were fantastic. Couldn’t have asked for more!” – Ella, September 2020
Most Unique Airbnb in Lake District – Pod Cottage
Price: From £73 per night
Pod Cottage – Coniston cottages Airbnb near Scafell Pike Lake District getaway
Situated on a farm and overlooking a lake, it’s hard to believe the Pod Cottage is only a five minute walk from Coniston village.
This unique Lake District accommodation is heated and has its own kitchenette, ensuite shower room, and living/dining area.
As a bonus, the owners will accommodate early check in and late checkout for no extra cost, and the location makes it a great choice for a Scafell Pike Airbnb.
Guest review: “The pod was absolutely perfect for us. There was plenty of space for the two of us during the few days we spent in Coniston. The pod itself is located in a very convenient location, just minutes from the centre of Coniston and just a short drive to larger locations. Mark & Jeanette were great hosts and very attentive, and the check in and out process was extremely quick and simple. The walk up to Old Man Coniston is one not to miss, and the local pubs were excellent. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to experience the natural beauty of the Lake District.” – Anthony, August 2020
Best Modern Airbnb in Lake District – Waterside Barn
Location: Newby Bridge
Price: From £60 per night
Waterside Barn – Airbnb Scafell Pike – Unique stays Lake District
This spacious converted barn is stylishly decorated and is perfect for a small family.
Located at Newby Bridge has easy access to Coniston, Hawkshead, Ambleside and Windermere.
It is also very close to the Leven River, which is a great spot for kayaking.
Guest review: “Lovely property. Wonderful big space. Good location from which to explore. The steam train was a lovely sight to see each day and does not disturb you in anyway. Would stay at same property again.” – Lisa, August 2020
Most Quirky Airbnb in Lake District – The Den
Price: From £61 per night
The Den – Romantic Airbnb Lake District
The quirkiest place to stay in the Lake District has to be this beautiful Scandinavian style BBQ cabin!
In the centre of the cabin is a BBQ pit which doubles as a cosy fireplace and a place to cook. The cabin also has a double bed, fridge, microwave and kettle.
By car the cabin is located only 8 minutes from Windermere and 5 minutes from Kendal.
Guest review: “Stayed at The Den for two nights to celebrate my birthday. Hosts Matt and Yasmine were extremely helpful, and welcoming. The Den is a cosy little space, and was a fun experience using the BBQ. We enjoyed sitting outside with our dog, and watching the ponies. It was quite warm in the Den, and the bed was very comfy. The place was clean which at present times is more important than ever. Lovely stay, would recommend this wood cabin Lake District.” – Natasha, August 2020
Most Traditional Cottage in the Lake District – Thomas Fold Cottage
Location: Ambleside Village
Price: From £92 per night
Thomas Fold Cottage – Lakeside Airbnb UK
This traditionally built cottage made with Lakeland stone is a great destination for your Lake District holiday.
Situated between Ambleside Village and Lake Windermere Lake, the cottage is well equipped with four bedrooms sleeping upto 8 guests. Including one double bedroom on the ground floor, for those who would rather bypass the stairs.
Guest review: “A lovely cottage superbly located not far from the centre of Ambleside. Great location with a comfortable and cosy feel to the cottage. We had a wonderful time.” – Timothy, September 2020
Best Lake District Airbnb for Big Groups – The Firs
Location: Bowness on Windermere
Price: From £178 per night
The Firs – Airbnb Lake District UK
This recently renovated home is only a few minutes walk away from the centre of Bowness on Windermere.
Set over three floors, there are five bedrooms and just as many bathrooms, meaning it’s great for families or groups of friends who still want their own privacy.
With a piano, and a secret bookcase door it’s well worth exploring every corner of this spacious property.
Guest review: “If you’re debating whether to book this house for your holiday, stop debating and book it! The hosts go above and beyond to make sure their guests are comfortable. The house is stunning with lots of space. The location is amazing. Can’t wait to come back!” – Stephanie, July 2020
Best Airbnb in Lake District with a Hot Tub – Cute Lake District Shepherd’s Hut
Price: From £83 per night
Cute Lake District Shepherd’s Hut – Airbnb Lake District with hot tub
Named the Tommy Bit, this two person Shepherd hut is a great glamping choice in the Lake District.
One of the best things about the hut is the amazing views over the valley, which can be enjoyed even more by hiring the wood fired hot tub. This costs only £25 extra a day and is one of the highlights of the hut making it one of the places to stay Lake District with hot tub.
Guest review: “Myself and my best friend had a wonderful stay in the Shepherds Hut. We were pleasantly surprised with the space inside and the amazing new and modern shower and toilet facilities. We had all the supplies we needed to have a comfortable stay yet felt we were still having the ‘rural’ experience. Alan and Cheryl were excellent communicators and made us feel very at home. Would highly recommend – thank you!” – Rebecca, August 2020
Best Airbnbs Lake District for Families – Bumble Choo – Lake District Cottage in Windermere
Price: From £71 per night
Bumble Choo – Airbnb Lake District Cottage in Windermere
This traditional three bedroom stone terraced cottage is in the heart of Windermere village.
It is the perfect base for families or groups of friends to explore the Lake District, and is just around the corner from the village’s quality eateries, bars, and unique little shops and galleries.
Guest review: “We had an amazing stay at Bumble Choo, couldn’t fault it, every detail was considered! We would definitely love to return. We entered to a lovely selection of treats and a cosy warm cottage. Everything was beautifully tidy and clean; kitchen fully kitted out, great showers, logs provided for the fire, fab artwork throughout (we got a couple similar pieces ourselves from the Cookhouse gallery a few steps away in the village), great selection of jigsaw puzzles and children’s toys, secure off road parking- everything was really homely and well thought through.
Windermere village is charming, recommend Bella Italia, Magic Wok Chinese takeaway, a browse of the gift shops and a walk up to Orrest Head for stunning views. Bowness-on-windermere (5 mins in car) was bigger and busier and we had a great time hiring a boat for an hour, Ambleside (10 mins in car) is a must visit, recommend the Priest Hole & Zeffirelli’s for food, a walk up to Stock Ghyll waterfall and visiting the pubs tucked at the top of the high street. A perfectly situated stay, we really relaxed and enjoyed ourselves. We have two girls 7 & 4 and they absolutely loved their holiday.” – Paul, November 2020
Large Luxury Airbnb in Lake District – Hause Hall Farm
Price: From £279 per night
Hause Hall Farm – Best Airbnbs in the Lake District
This secluded luxury 5 bedroom farm house is great for big groups of family or friends.
With amazing countryside views, the location is great for lakeland walks.
There are varying minimum night stays throughout the year, so check before booking this luxury Airbnb Lake District.
Guest review: “One of my favourite places anywhere. Isolated, yet luxurious and comfortable. Beautifully set up, incredible welcome and support, a truly first class experience. Ideal for getaways, family events, parties or for groups needing a base for exploring the surrounding Lake District.” – Andrew
Best Dog Friendly Airbnb in Lake District – HerdyView Lodge
Location: Near Ullswater
Price: From £78 per night
HerdyView Lodge – Dog friendly cottages Lake District Air bnb
This cosy Scandinavian lodge is situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park.
It is great for families, with plenty of walks nearby. Make sure you check out the ‘House Manual’ which includes the local attractions and the best places to eat nearby.
Guest review: “Fantastic Peaceful place to relax, very homely & welcoming, your surrounded by lovely views will definitely be booking again. Loved this dog friendly Airbnb Lake District” – Vicky, August 2020
Airbnb Lake District Experiences
Here are some of my top picks of Airbnb Experiences in the Lake District:
- Artistic Experience: Glass Blowing Experience
- Hiking Experience: Lake District Guided Walks
- Learn A New Skill: Landscape Photography Tuition
- Outdoor Experience: Kayaking in the Lake District
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