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A path winding its way through green fields, from Grasmere, towards Helm Crag, on a tranquil summers day in the English Lake District.

If you’re thinking of buying a second home in the Lake District, there’s a few things to consider. Our local staff members are experts in this area, and have shared their top tips below for how to make the most of a Lake District holiday home.

Location, location, location

One of the most important things to consider when buying a second home in the Lake District, is exactly where to buy. You should do plenty of research into different locations and think about what kind of audience you’d like to attract. Honeypot areas such as Ambleside & Keswick are extremely buy tourist spots and are great for families that want to be in the heart of the action. In contrast, rural areas such as Wasdale & the Langdales are perfect for keen hikers and those looking for a more outdoors-based holiday in the countryside. Find further advice on where to buy a Lake District holiday let or check out our top reasons to buy a holiday home in the Lake District.

Buttermere road Sign in the Lake District National Park in north west England.

What type of property are you after?

When thinking about what audience you want to aim your holiday home at, you should also consider what type of property would be most appropriate. Would a lakeside apartment be better for romantic stays? What about a log cabin for family breaks? Or a countryside cottage for groups of friends on a walking holiday? You could also look at accessible properties for those less-abled guests. Ground floor accommodation, bungalows, or properties with ramp access are all good options.

Naming your holiday home

When thinking of a name for you second home in the Lake District, you should always try and make it original. Consider using place names or local Cumbrian dialect to come up with something unique. You could also incorporate ideas of nearby wildlife or landmarks. Some examples include Three Peak View (offering views of the mountain peaks of Skiddaw, Latrigg and Catbells) or Little Herdwick (playing on the local breed of sheep, the Herdwick).

Check out some more ideas on how to name your holiday home here, or why not give our name generator a try?

Finishing touches

To really make the most of your second home in the Lake District, you could add some local finishing touches. Ideas could include Lake District photos on the walls, supplying local maps & guide books, Lake District tea towels, Herdy kitchen accessories or how about some OS maps wallpaper showing the nearby area!