When searching for the perfect Lake District cottage rental for your upcoming holiday, the amenities and features provided can seriously impact your overall experience. Beyond just location and size, prioritising amenities that matter most will ensure your cottage has everything you need for an enjoyable and convenient stay.

Here are the top amenities and features to look for when booking a Lake District cottage:

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Reliable WiFi

While the Lake District offers a peaceful technology detox, having dependable WiFi allows you to research hikes, book restaurants, stream movies during cosy nights in and stay connected to your life back home. Prioritise rentals touting strong WiFi that covers the full property.

Ample Parking

Having guaranteed parking at your rental cottage is hugely convenient for unloading luggage, piling into the car for day trips around the Lakes and avoiding the headache of finding road parking each day. Search for cottages providing off-street parking or a dedicated spot.

Fully-Appointed Kitchen

For those looking to cook meals while on holiday, renting a cottage with a fully decked-out kitchen will make whipping up everything from packed lunches to delicious dinners easy and enjoyable. Look for ovens, stovetops, microwaves, dishwashers, coffee machines, toasters and all the pots, pans and utensils needed.

Cosy Living Area

After full days exploring the fells and villages, you’ll appreciate having a comfy, inviting living space to relax in back at your cottage. Opt for rentals featuring plush sofas, armchairs, beanbags, cushions and blankets perfect for cosying up with a book or movie after big adventure days.

Spa-Like Bathrooms

A luxurious bathroom can take your cottage holiday to the next level. Search property listings for keywords like “spa bathroom”, “rainfall shower” and “jacuzzi tub” to identify cottages with silky bubble baths, relaxing soaks and pampering touches like robes and slippers awaits.

Laundry Facilities

Having access to laundry facilities like washers and dryers within your cottage allows you to pack light and wash clothes between Lake District escapades. Look for this handy amenity or ask rental companies upfront about laundry options before booking.

Outdoor Space

A cottage garden, terrace or balcony overlooking the Lakes provides that perfect private spot to enjoy morning coffee with fell views, host an alfresco dinner or just lounge on a sunny day. Prioritise rentals providing this coveted outdoor amenity.

Lake Views

Waking up to sublime views of Windermere, Coniston or Ullswater from your cottage sets the tone for an amazing Lake District holiday from start to finish. If vistas are important, only consider rentals guaranteed to provide unobstructed waterfront views.

Local Insider Tips

As seasoned Lake District experts, we’re happy to provide tailored cottage recommendations based on the amenities and features you value most. Whether you’re looking for a quaint countryside bolthole or a luxury retreat with all the bells and whistles, we can suggest personalised options to match your wishlist.

For more detailed information on cottage options, check out Your Ultimate Guide to Lake District Cottages. Also, to ensure a smooth and pleasurable stay, consider reading Expert Recommendations for Your Lake District Stay, which provides practical tips for visitors.

Get in touch today to start planning your perfect cottage stay amid the lakes and fells.