Family friendly cottages. We have a great selection of large family friendly cottages throughout the Lake District.

Whether you are looking for a trip away this February half term. Easter holiday, May half term break, family summer holiday. Or to spend Christmas in the Lake District in family friendly cottages.

Lakes Cottage Holidays has a fantastic range of family friendly cottages. We also have houses and apartments that would make the perfect family holiday.

CLICK HERE to go direct to the section of Lakes Cottage Holidays website for larger family friendly cottages sleeping 8+.


Family Friendly Cottages

The Lake District is the perfect location for all of the family to visit. With attractions for the little ones such as Beatrix Potter World. Young children can enjoy the tree top trek at Brockhole. Go Ape in Grisedale. For young adults there is Kankku the 4×4 off road driving.  There are also a number of walks for all of the family to enjoy from pushchair friendly to the more challenging.

Whether you’re looking for fun days out to keep the little ones entertained. Or just want to get out and enjoy the great fresh air of the Lakes. There is definitely something for all ages.


Choosing a family friendly cottage

Our larger family friendly cottages sleep 8+. We understand that you want to make sure that there is comfortable space suitable for everyone.  We also appreciate some members of the family will want their own space. In our search tools you can select how many bedrooms and bathrooms you would like. So there doesn’t have to be a long que to get showered in the mornings.

For example Bakers Rest in Grasmere has four bedrooms all with their own en-suite bath or shower room. Two bedrooms are on the first floor and two on the second floor. Therefore this would make perfect accommodation for two families to stay.

Our cottages are regularly inspected. We also have a fantastic team of housekeepers and caretakers that care for the cottages. The cottages all have a star grading and price bands. So there really is somewhere to fit everyone’s criteria & budget. Whether you’re looking for a luxury family friendly cottage. Or a budget friendly cottage we have everything and more.


Top 10 Large Family Friendly Cottages

Autumn Cottage, Near Kendal. South Lakes

Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Wood burning stove, WiFi and pub within walking distance.

Located in an area of peace & quiet. This luxury Lake District cottage is located 2 miles south of Kendal. Sleeping 8 the cottage is ideal for two families or groups. Wishing to explore the Southen Lake District or Yorkshire Dales. The barn conversion has a warming log burning stove for cosy winter nights. The garden is ideal for relaxing in on a summers evening. The cottage takes short breaks all year round. Ideal for a weekend getaway to recharge your batteries.

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Bakers Rest, Grasmere

Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms all with en-suite, WiFi, pub within walking distance

Bakers Rest is a cosy and characterful first and second floor maisonette. Centrally located just off the centre of Grasmere. It is an ideal base for a memorable family holiday in the Lake District.

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Greta Mill, Keswick

Sleeps 8, HOT TUB, wood burning stove, WiFi

Greta Mill is a stunning 4-bedroom luxury Lake District cottage with HOT TUB. Views over the river to the fells beyond. It is also ideally located in the heart of the popular town of Keswick. To the rear of the cottage there is an enclosed courtyard with a Hot Tub. Ideal base for families or friends looking for a central base from which to explore the northern Lake District.

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The Chapel, Spark Bridge, South Lakes

Sleeps 8, WiFi, Dog Friendly

The Chapel is a unique, luxurious cottage, situated in a delightful area of the southern Lake District. Ideal for families or friends looking for peace and tranquillity. A lavish cottage which oozes character. Surrounded by stunning Lakeland fells and scenery. The cottage provides a base with everything you could dream of to make your stay truly memorable.

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Bretherdale Hall & Barn

Sleeps 18, WiFi, Wood burning stove, 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms

The Hall & Barn booked together can sleep a total of 18 guests. The luxury 5* gold cottages are a perfect base for families or friends. Whom want to enjoy a break away at any time of the year. Guests have complimentary use of the sauna and steam rooms. Games room with pool table and games consoles will entertain the young at heart for hours.




Daweswood, Patterdale, Ullswater

Sleeps 10, 5 bedrooms, open fire, WiFi, pub within walking distance

This luxury Lake District cottage is a spacious ‘Arts and Crafts’ house located in Patterdale. At the southern tip of Lake Ullswater. It is ideal for 2 families or friends looking for a base to enjoy all of the Lake District. Open fire in an Inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove make the house warm and cosy in the colder months. 3 acres of gardens and woodlands provide a private, quiet summer retreat making the cottage ideal at any time of year.

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Town End Farmhouse, Finsthwaite, South Lakes

Sleeps 8, WiFi, Wood burning stove, pub within walking distance

This traditional and characterful farmhouse provides the ultimate accommodation for a group of friends or family. Town End Farmhouse would be the perfect Cumbrian cottage to stay any time of the year. With wood burning stove for the winter evenings. Gardens and countryside views to enjoy a glass of wine on a summers evening.

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Ladstock Hall, Thornthwaite, Keswick

Sleeps 10, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, WiFi, Open Fire

Ladstock Hall is a stunning luxury Lake District cottage. Standing in its own grounds with original features including open fires. Leaded windows and oak panelling. A group of friends or 2 or 3 families will appreciate the attention to detail with this luxury property. And the close proximity of Keswick with shops, bars, restaurants. And attractions ensures there is plenty to do when you tire of soaking up the scenery in the garden.

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Maple Bank Cottage, Braithwaite, Keswick

Sleeps 8, WiFi, Pet friendly, pub within walking distance

Situated in the traditional village of Braithwaite. With stunning scenery and breath-taking views this luxurious Lake District holiday cottage awaits you. Look no further, Maple Bank Cottage is truly delightful. Sleeping 8 it is ideal for a family holiday or for groups of friends looking for excellent quality and facilities. The open plan living accommodation has modern Bi-fold doors which open out onto a slate patio. Lawned garden, after a day exploring why not dine alfresco. Sit back, relax and enjoy the great outdoors. There are three pubs all serving meals within walking distance.

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White House, Keswick

Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, wood burning stove, WiFi

White House is a fantastic Lake District cottage. Perfect for families or groups of friends wishing to explore the delightful town of Keswick. The holiday cottage is centrally located, has private parking. Wood burning stove. Being one of our dog friendly cottages in the Lake District means even the family dog will enjoy staying here.

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We look forward to welcoming you to one of our family friendly cottages.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us by email to [email protected] or telephone 017687 74060.

Our sales team are all local to the Lake District therefore they can help with any questions you may have.

We would love to help with any queries about family friendly cottages or what there is to do close to the cottage that you choose. Especially relevant cottages that are suitable for all of your needs.