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What the National Parks have to offer in the Lake District…

In 2019 the Lake District National park became a UNESCO World Heritage site. We all know the Lake District is loved for its amazing landscape, and its literary associations.

With so much to explore, we’ve pulled together a few National Trust locations should visit while you’re in the Lake District. But remember every pound you spend with them allows them to look after all the places that people love about the Lake District.

Aira Force

Showcase for the power and beauty of nature.

Escape the ordinary with ancient woodland, babbling becks and a thundering 65-foot waterfall, which links to miles of walks around Ullswater.

Finkle Laithe - 5 star | sleeps 4 | WiFi | Log burner or fire | prices from £430

Finkle Laithe is an absolutely charming Lakeland stone barn conversion built in 1767 and converted to a high specification in 2000 retaining many original features including "arrow slit windows", latch doors, oak trusses, beams and lintels.

Low House – 5 star | sleeps 8 | WiFi | Lake Views | prices from £780

An impressive detached, single storey house formerly two Lakeland barns which were converted and extended in 1991. Low House stands in a delightfully private rural location with panoramic views of Ullswater.


Fell Foot

Lakeshore park with stunning mountain views

A great place to picnic, paddle or boat with easy lake access. Look out for the Active Base.

Ghyll Crest Lodge – 5 star | sleeps 6 | Log burner or fire | WiFi | prices from £1,115

Ghyll Crest Lodge is a totally unique property sitting within 20 acres of the owners house Ghyll Crest and situated next to its own private lake with access to 8 acres of private woodland to roam around in at your leisure. The property has been designed with the emphasis on quality, style and comfort and providing everything you could need for your self-catering holiday and more.

Watendlath – 4 + star | sleeps 6 | Lake Views | WiFi | prices from £767

The first thing you will notice as you walk through this beautifully appointed property is the stunning panoramic vistas to the north and south of Lake Windermere and it's westerly hills visible from both lounges and the kitchen/dining area.


Steam Yacht Gondola

Victorian cruising experience on Coniston Water

A boating experience from bygone era of elegance: settle into the comfort of the seats whilst enjoying the views and crew commentary.

Two Lake View – 4+ star | sleeps 4 | WiFi | Pet accepted | prices from £410

Dating back to 1800, Two Lake View was once part of an old mill now converted into four cottages which have spectacular lake views. It has been recently renovated to a high standard with all the comforts of home and will surely be the base for many happy holidays in all seasons of the year. It is most conveniently situated on the outskirts of Coniston village.

Low Brow – 4 star | sleeps 4 | WiFi | Log burner or fire | prices from £450

Low Brow is a split level detached barn conversion, built of Lakeland stone, one of a small cluster of Lakeland properties - formerly a farm - close to the centre of Coniston village, and handy for a short stroll down the hill into the village for shopping, pubs and cafes.


Wordsworth House & Garden

William Wordsworth’s childhood home.

Step back to the1770s in this bustling home, with hands on rooms and costumed servants on selected dates. Relax in the colourful gardens that helped spark Wordsworth’s love of nature.

Daffodils - 4 star | sleeps 4 | WiFi | Log burner or fire | prices from £455

Recently featured in Country Walking magazine this delightful and pretty as a picture character cottage is right next door to William Wordsworth's former home 'Rydal Mount' in Rydal - hence the name Daffodils.

Fir Tree Cottage – 3+ star | sleeps 6 | WiFi | Pet accepted | prices from £550

Fir Tree Cottage is a beautiful 'chocolate box' character cottage, situated on the edge of Grasmere village on a quiet leafy lane with the forest as a stunning backdrop. This Grade II listed cottage (C1690) has lots of architecturally pleasing features including original court cupboards, slate floors and beams throughout.



Little farmhouse with big history

An atmospheric farmhouse with over 400 years of fascinating stories to share. Inside it ‘s full of quirky objects and outside you’ll find a colourful garden.

Crowmire Cottage - 4+ star | sleeps 6 | WiFi | Log burner or fire| prices from £510

Crowmire Cottage is one of a small cluster of three cottages dating from the 1730's in a picturesque setting at the foot of the Troutbeck valley, handy for walking, touring and relaxing in beautiful surroundings. The cottage offers everything you could need for a perfect Lakeland getaway......a fantastic setting, character features, lots of facilities and plenty of creature comforts

Yew Tree Cottage - 4 star | sleeps 6 | WiFi | Pets accepted| prices from £690

This delightful 17thC listed farmhouse oozes character and charm and has been a family home for many years. It nestles in the beautiful village of Troutbeck with wonderful views down the valley, a charming garden, spacious rooms and lots of extras that will make this a truly sought-after holiday home.