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The best Airbnbs in the Lake District for style, scenery and comfort

The best Airbnbs in the Lake District for style, scenery and comfort

As domestic travel restrictions lift and more of us embrace staycations, countryside getaways are on the up, with Airbnb reporting a rise in the percentage of rural night bookings from 23 per cent (summer 2019) to 48 per cent (summer 2021).

Renowned as one of the UK’s most scenic destinations thanks to glacial ribbon lakes and atmospheric mountain peaks, the Lake District is proving particularly popular. From quirky glamping domes to Scandi-style cabins, with hosts keen to share insider tips to help guests make the most of their time in this wild holiday spot, here are 10 of the best Lake District Airbnbs to book. 

Neighbourhood: Ravenglass

Reimagined 1715 Beachfront Cottage with Terrace

(Reimagined 1715 Beachfront Cottage with Terrace)

Right on the beach in coastal hamlet Ravenglass, this next-level fisherman’s cottage sleeping four has glorious panoramas of the tidal estuary, which is great for birdwatching and paddling. Seaside serenity is created by fresh white decor (even the ceiling beams are whitewashed) combined with wooden floors, cornflower blue accents and marine-themed artwork. There’s an airy kitchen, lounge with fireplace, and deck with steps down to the sands. Twenty minutes’ drive from Wastwater and within easy reach of Ennerdale, Buttermere and Crummock Water, it’s an ideal base to explore the Western Lakes, Drigg Beach for swimming and the Ravenglass & Eskdale steam railway.

Average price £109 per night

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Neighbourhood: Cartmel

(The Nest – Cartmel)

Behind a whitewashed and baby pink facade and a mint-hued gate, Cartmel’s The Nest – about five minutes’ walk from the medieval village’s centre and Norman Priory – is as quaint as can be. Sleeping two and set over two floors, this cottage ticks all the cosy boxes for a central Lakes stay, and is a short drive from Windermere and Coniston Water. It’s a gastro fiend’s delight: guests will find homemade treats in the fridge and can relax by the roaring log fire with artisan cheese and craft beer from Unsworth Yard, or a slice of Cartmel Village Shop’s sticky toffee pudding. Plus, for super-swish suppers, it’s a few minutes’ walk from Simon Rogan’s Michelin-starred L’Enclume, and a 10-minute drive from Heft, Kevin Tickle’s buzzed-about new restaurant.

Average price £149 per night

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Neighbourhood: Windermere


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