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43 Most Beautiful Airbnbs in the Lake District

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Planning a visit to the Lake District? Well, you’re in for a treat. With vast lakes and high peaks, the Lake District is home to some of the UK’s best scenery. But if you want to make your holiday extra special, make sure you book a stay in one of the 43 most beautiful Airbnbs in the Lake District. From cosy cabins and shepherds huts to beachfront chalets and geodomes, you’re bound to find something you love on this list of the best Airbnbs in the Lake District.

1. Kendal Shepherd’s Hut

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Price per night: From £89 for 2 people

Location: Kendal, Cumbria

Why stay here: Say hello to one of the most beautiful shepherd’s huts in the Lake District. Waking up inside the shepherd’s hut each winter morning to the frosty, sparkly fields was one of the most magical things I’ve ever experienced. I’ll let the picture speak for itself but this really is one hell of a stay! There was even a bottle of champers and a birthday card awaiting my arrival.

What guests say: “Such a cute and cosy place to stay. Couldn’t have wished for anything more. The hut was cleaned to a very high standard and made up to be very welcoming. Lovely personal touches with the basket for breakfast. Homemade bread and bottles of fresh milk. The views from the front window are also spectacular of a morning when the sun is coming up.”

2. Cute Micro Home

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Price per night: From £85 for 2 people

Location: Windermere, Cumbria 

Why stay here: If you want to stay in a Lake District Airbnb with beautiful decor, you’ll find just that in this cute micro home. Inspired by Scandinavian living spaces, they’ve packed a lot into a small space, without it feeling cluttered. Inside this lovingly decorated wood-panelled cabin you’ll find a king-size bed, ambient fire, mini-fridge, coffee station, entertainment systems, and en suite bathroom. A short stroll from Windermere’s lakes, it’s also a great base from which to explore some of the Lake District’s best scenery.

What guests say: “The Scandi hut was absolutely beautiful. So many little details that made it extra lovely, like the fairy lights above the shower, the Phillips hue and fire lights that we could change, and Netflix on the television that we could use. Alison was really friendly and came to make sure we were in and comfortable after we arrived, and was very communicative both before and during our stay.”

3. Family Safari Tent

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Price per night: From £200 for 4 people

Location: Penrith, Cumbria

Why stay here: For one of the most unique Airbnbs in the Lake District, stay in this safari tent. I’ve never seen a safari tent with a second level before! Sleeping eight people, the safari tent is ideal for larger family or friend getaways and you can bring your furry friends along too. Inside you’ll find all the amenities you’d expect. And outside, the safari tent has a decking area with gated access, along with quality outdoor furniture and outdoor hot tub. Bring on long nights soaking under the stars at one of the best glamping holidays with a hot tub in the Lake District!

What guests say: “We enjoyed glamping in the safari deluxe tent – 5 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs. Plenty of space and never felt like we were cramped in. All bed linen, towels and bathrobes provided. The hot tub was large enough to fit quite a few of in at one time. Lots to offer families on-site – play area, bar/restaurant and mini farm to visit the animals.”

4. Romantic Hideaway

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Price per night: From £150 for 2 people

Location: Coniston, Cumbria

Why stay here: Another hideaway with a cosy mezzanine sleeping area, this cabin is a romantic little nest for two. Situated on the side of the mountain with amazing hikes right on your doorstep, the wooden cabin sits in seven-acres of glorious woodland, field and orchard. So whether you explore further afield or just cosy up in the cabin admiring the scenery from the sofa, beautiful views are in abundance here. The cabin is also fitted with lots of modern amenities including a Bose speaker and a Nespresso coffee machine. However, my favourite thing about this cabin is how eco-friendly it is with solar power and natural materials used throughout!

What guests say: “This place is magical. So private and secluded yet just a 5-minute walk to a good pub and the perfect base to explore the mountains without even having to get back in your car. We found the accommodation sparkling clean with lots of thoughtful touches. Loved curling up next to the wood burner in the evenings after a long walk with some lovely views out of the doors.”

5. Cosy Log Cabin

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Price per night: From £99 for 6 people

Location: Rydal, Cumbria

Why stay here: Situated up a quiet hill on the ornate grounds of Rydal Hall with expansive views and waterfalls within earshot, this cosy log cabin is ideal for those who want to immerse themselves in nature. The cabin may be slightly back-to-basics but it still comes complete with a cosy double bed, kitchen with 2-hob gas cooker, and a wood-burning stove with integral oven for roasting meals. It’s also got solar-powered lighting and a USB charging point. Basically everything you could need from your off-grid escape!

What guests say: “The best holiday we have been on! Stunning spot, near many walks and waterfalls. Plenty of hikes and magnificent views. Toilets and showers were warm and super clean. We stayed in a tiny cabin that was clean, had everything we needed, an unlimited amount of wood. So peaceful at night to sit under the stars in front of the fire. Magical place. You will not want to come home!”

6. Dixie Airstream

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Price per night: From £96 for 2 people

Location: Staveley, Windermere, Cumbria

Why stay here: Easily one of the most unique Airbnbs in the Lake District, very few people can say they’ve slept in an airstream! This iconic 1957 American airstream is situated in the beautiful grounds of an 18th Century residence, transporting you from the fields of the Lake District to the United States. Inside, the airstream benefits from a cosy double bed, toilet, shower and cosy seating area. But you won’t want to stay inside when you have wooden decking out front to enjoy a BBQ or read a book! 

What guests say: “Stylish, cosy airstream in a perfect location for visiting the Lakes. The airstream design was really well thought out with cute additional touches and sparkling clean, a lot more spacious than you’d think with a large dining area and a comfortable bed.” 

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7. Sunset Beach Cabin

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Price per night: From £161 for 4 people

Location: Silecroft, Cumbria

Why stay here: I think this might just be one of the most picturesque hot tubs I’ve ever laid my eyes on. I mean, what better place to enjoy the sunset from? Watch the sun melt into the Irish Sea in a blaze of orange glory while sipping wine on the deck, soaking in the tub or taking a long walk along the beach. The starry night skies are something special too! Inside, the story is much the same. The beautifully designed off-grid wooden cabin will make you feel far from civilisation.

What guests say: Excellent communications leading to one of the most peaceful locations. If you dream of looking at the stars in a hot tub with the background noise of waves from the deserted beach. This will be fulfilled. It was immaculately clean and the surprise touches made it. Thank you.”

8. Midland Bank Chambers Flat

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Price per night: From £130 for 4 people

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

Why stay here: Looking for something a little more modern and stylish? Well, Midland Bank Chambers Flat will fulfil all your wildest dreams. A contemporary property that could easily be mistaken for a penthouse in a cosmopolitan city, this flat feels wildly different to all the other Airbnbs in the Lake District. Words really can’t do this place justice but just imagine a designer free-standing tub, a Scandi-inspired bathroom with rainfall shower, and a chef’s kitchen with Neff appliances. Yep, it’s that good.

What guests say: “This apartment is undoubtedly the nicest apartment I’ve stayed in. The interior is so tastefully decorated with high-end furniture. It’s spacious, airy and immaculately clean. The bathroom had beautiful little touches like gorgeous products to use and the towels were lovely, thick and of great quality, the shower was fantastic with great power.”

9. The Dome

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Price per night: From £95 for 4 people

Location: Grasmere, Cumbria

Why stay here: For one of the most quirky Airbnbs in the Lake District, look no further than The Dome. Boasting stunning views, this four-person glamping geodome is set on the grounds of Lake View Country House. The dome has no electricity or Wi-Fi, making this a great choice for those wanting to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Head to the on-site tap-room, The Good Sport, for some locally-made ale, lager and cider from the on-site Grasmere Brewery. Sipping on a drink on a long summer evening sounds like a little slice of heaven.

What guests say: “Amazing location and own private space. The dome was beautifully made up and the log burner was the perfect addition. There was a small private bathroom we have all to ourselves as well as a kettle and water tap. Responsive hosts and the night vision camera to see the deer and badgers was fab.”

10. HerdyView Lodge

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Price per night: From £84 for 5 people

Location: Yanwarth, Cumbria

Why stay here: This Scandinavian lodge is something seriously special. Surrounded by local farming land and wildlife, there is lots to explore right on your doorstep. Just throw open the old traditional large windows at the front which open up onto your private decking area and walk from there. However, if the weather’s not on your side, you couldn’t ask for a much cosier interior than this. Chuck on the Smart TV with Netflix and cosy up by the wood burner on one of the sofas.

What guests say: “HerdyView was a delightful place to stay. Possibly my favourite Airbnb that we have stayed in. There were lovely little homely touches, the place was really clean and the beds were super comfy. The lodge is situated in a really quiet and scenic area where you can see wildlife in the day and lots of stars at night. There is a log fire which we loved in an evening after exploring the lakes and my little boy loved to ‘help’ me light it and then drink hot chocolate watching it.”

11. Loveday Cottage

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Price per night: From £148 for 2 people

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Location: Staveley-in-Cartmel, Cumbria

Why stay here: You’re bound to love Loveday Cottage. I mean, it’s in the name after all, isn’t it? Situated just half a mile from the shores of Lake Windermere, you’ve got amazing walks and pubs right on your doorstep. Step inside the 250-year-old cottage and you’ll be greeted by a rustic decor with modern amenities such as super-fast internet, a Smart TV and a Sonos sound system. From an Italian campaign bed to a Japanese Ofuro bathtub, there are so many luxurious touches that you will love to discover for yourself.

What guests say: “We had the most wonderful stay at Loveday! It truly is the dream cottage for some time away. I couldn’t recommend it enough! Every single element is just amazing! The cottage is dreamy, inside and out. Beyond perfect for cosy nights in by the fire. Emma and Gregor have though of absolutely everything. You’d be mad not to book this gem!”

12. Green Bank Shepherds Hut

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Price per night: From £55 for 2 people

Location: Cockermouth, Cumbria

Why stay here: Set on a rural farm, Green Bank Shepherds Hut benefits from being an off-grid escape while also being within walking distance of local shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. With its own private parking and garden, there is plenty of space to relax outdoors. A firepit will keep you toasty on those colder evenings while you soak up the countryside views. And the hut itself is quaint and cosy with a double bed, kitchenette and bathroom.

What guests say: “The hut was extremely tastefully done and well-decorated with lovely personal touches such as tea, coffee, salt and pepper etc for added convenience, as well as all the kitchen utensils you would find in your own home. The view from the terrace out the front was also gorgeous and the fairy lights around it were another thoughtful touch.”

13. The Place House

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Price per night: From £240 for 8 people

Location: Loweswater, Cumbria

Why stay here: If The Place House does anything well it is views. I mean, just look at the photo above! Need I say anymore? This exceptional 17th-century farmhouse is full of charming original features that will take your breath away as much as the stunning lake views. With ancient beams, a bread oven, salt cellar, slate floors and a comfortable mix of antique and contemporary furniture, there is so much to discover inside. The large outdoor table and chairs are especially something special. The perfect spot to enjoy breakfast or dinner alfresco!

What guests say: “A wonderful cottage in a staggeringly beautiful setting. We were delighted by the warmth of the welcome and how pretty and well equipped the cottage is. From the practicality of the heated boot room to an amazing games room to the logs by the wood stove and Nespresso machine with capsules for guest use, The Place took care of all our needs!”

14. Romantic Boathouse

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Price per night: From £321 for 2 people

Location: Penrith, Cumbria

Why stay here: Take your visit to the ‘Lakes’ seriously by sleeping lakeside. With unbeatable views across lakes and mountains galore from your private balcony, this tranquil boathouse is easily one of my favourite Airbnbs in the Lake District. With a romantic bottle and chocolates awaiting your arrival, the boathouse attracts many honeymooners and those celebrating anniversaries. And it’s not hard to see why! So cosy up to the fire and get ready for one of the best staycations of your life.

What guests say: “The boathouse is well equipped with everything you need to cook and eat, with the most delightful view of the water. Special touches made the trip super special, including wine and chocolates, plenty of brochures and in-depth instructions to find the location. We’d love to come back into the summer months and sunbathe on the lovely balcony.

15. Coachman’s House

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Price per night: From £130 for 4 people

Location: Coniston, Cumbria

Why stay here: Featured in the Sunday Times 50 Cool Cottages in Britain, no one can argue that the Coachman’s House isn’t one of the coolest Airbnbs in the Lake District. With a beautiful white roll-top bath and a sumptuous kingsize bed that I’d just love to climb into, this house is full of luxuries. And with walks and bridleways right on your doorstep, you won’t know whether to spend more time inside or out.

What guests say: “Such a beautiful cottage in a terrific location. Every room is incredibly stylish and there are so many terrific touches, whether it’s a well-stocked kitchen or gorgeous bathrooms. We particularly loved how cosy coachman’s feels. We stayed on the weekend of storm Ciara and we couldn’t have chosen a more warm and peaceful haven from the wind and rain outside.” 

16. Traditional Gypsy Caravan

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Price per night: From £48 for 2 people

Location: Ayside, Cumbria

Why stay here: Step back in time by staying in this Romany gypsy caravan. While this is one of the more rustic Airbnbs in the Lake District, it’s still far from camping! Inside you’ll find a double bed, seating area, and woodburning stove, and there’s a nearby separate small kitchen and bathroom. However, my favourite part of the caravan is the welcome pack of fresh milk, orange juice, butter, cereals, tea, coffee, and homemade flapjack. Yum!

What guests say: “A fantastic place to stay and excellent value! The caravan is so cosy and the toilet & kitchen area are spotlessly clean and have everything you need. Lots of nice little extras that make it special. The bed is super comfy! We didn’t want to leave. We went on a lovely 10k walk from the caravan up to the woods and reservoir area. Fantastic views and very peaceful.”

17. Carr Crag Pavilion Cottage

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Price per night: From £147 for  people

Location: Skelwith Bridge, Cumbria

Why stay here: This architect-designed semi-attached retreat is a great getaway if you want to surround yourself in nature. Set in an acre of woodland gardens at the foot of the Langdale Valley, you’ll find everything from deer to rabbits right on your doorstep. If the weather’s not on your side, you can enjoy nature-spotting from the comfort of your open plan living and dining space. The full-length windows provide amazing views across the surrounding woodland, so cosy up by the woodburning stove. You’re in for a treat!

What guests say: “Carr Cragg is in a lovely setting. We had a visit from a deer during our stay. The place itself is well set out and has all the things you need in the kitchen to cook your own meals if you don’t want to make use of the Talbot Bar a couple of minutes down the road. Has a log burner in the main room which is great on those wet days, although the storage heaters give out enough warmth on most days.”

18. Wild Sheep Shepherds Hut

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Price per night: From £98 for 2 people

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Why stay here: This luxury handcrafted shepherds hut is one of the most special Airbnbs in the Lake District. With a kingsize bed, ensuite, stove, private terrace garden and stunning views, you really can’t ask for much more! There’s even a delicious bumper breakfast basket awaiting your arrival. Filled with homemade scones, homemade maple pecan granola, fresh fruit, a loaf of bread, apple juice and more, you’re in for a real treat. Plus, there’s even board games, a TV, and Wi-Fi to keep you entertained on rainy days.

What guests say: “We had a wonderful time staying in Sophie’s beautifully crafted hut; it was just what we needed. A peaceful and cosy space away from everything. Waking up to the views in the mornings felt very special and seeing the cows right next door was wonderful. The fire kept us warm from the rainy weather and the breakfast lasted our whole stay. The hut was super clean and had everything you needed.”

19. Grove Corner Cottage

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Price per night: From £87 for 3 people

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

Why stay here: Set on the 165-acres of the tranquil Grove Farm, Grove Corner Cottage has plenty of beautiful walks on its doorstep. You can explore all the grass, woodland and riverside areas that the farm has to offer, plus other great walks further afield. However, even if you stay tucked up in your cosy cottage, you can still enjoy some of the finest panoramic views in the Lake District.

What guests say: “We were back at Grove Farm after 20 years and were once again blown away by the amazing views. There are lots of places to sit outside and a lovely enclosed patio area at the back. Very friendly hens providing fresh farm eggs. The cottage had all amenities and was very comfortable, clean and warm. Sarah was very welcoming and we appreciated being able to order her delicious meals.”

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20. Scandinavian Den

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Price per night: From £65 for 2 people

Location: Bowston, Cumbria

Why stay here: Want to feel like you’re in Scandinavia instead of little old England? Then head to The Den! Not many people can say they’ve slept in a BBQ cabin and that is exactly what this quirky accommodation offers. At the centre of the cabin sits a large BBQ pit which you can relax around and cook on. It’s a simple cabin but it does benefit from Wi-Fi, a fridge, microwave, kettle and Nespresso machine. Oh and of course, a cosy double bed.

What guests say: “The Den was a small place to stay but a huge experience. The wooden construction, the fire and the fairy lights made a fantastic atmosphere. Mathew and Yassmine were very welcoming, as well as their dog! We loved staying there, we hope to visit again.”

21. Bumble Choo Cottage

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Price per night: From £75 for 6 people

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Why stay here: Looking for a cosy cottage full of character? Then look no further than Bumble Choo. The traditional stone terraced cottage is as cute as its name. Sympathetically renovated in 2019, it’s oh-so-modern and well-equipped with everything you’d expect from one of the best Airbnbs in the Lake District, while still retaining its character. See how many traditional features you can spot! The luxurious family bathroom with rolltop bath and waterfall shower is a real treat. 

What guests say: “A truly lovely property. The beds are exceptionally comfortable with high-quality pillows, bedding and duvets. The house was immaculate and decorated beautifully. There are en suites in two of the rooms and the showers run off the boiler so are instantly hot and powerful. The welcome pack was brilliant, the ease of the log burner very comforting and the abundance of kitchen utensils allowed us to cook up a storm without once struggling for something.”

22. Contemporary Cabin

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Price per night: From £85 for 4 people

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Location: Penrith, Cumbria 

Why stay here: Contemporary meets cosy in this gorgeous lodge. Comfortably furnished to a high standard, you’ll find a spacious open-plan living and dining area and two twin bedrooms inside. However, the real highlight is the south-facing decked balcony. Equipped with a patio table and chairs, it’s the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy the abundant wildlife.

What guests say: “To our delight, we saw several red squirrels! The accommodation was spotlessly clean! We planned to eat mostly in the log cabin and this was probably the best self-catered accommodation we have ever stayed in. We were slightly disappointed we only discovered the board games before we left but have already planned which ones we want to play on our next trip.”

23. The Weathercock Cottage

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Price per night: From £187 for 7 people

Location: Sedbergh, Cumbria

Why stay here: Is that one of the most inviting hot tubs you’ve ever seen or is that one of the most inviting hot tubs you’ve ever seen? With amazing views over to the Howgill Fells, Weathercock Cottage is one of best hidden gems in the Lake District. Inside there’s a large open-plan living area with a separate dining room and games room next door, great for entertaining all the family. However, my personal favourite highlight is the roll-top bath!

What guests say: “The property is in an absolutely beautiful location for a quiet getaway, with a variety of picturesque walks and villages to discover on the doorstep. The cottage itself was clean, comfortable and well presented – very hard to find fault with anything. We particularly enjoyed evenings in the hot tub, the well-stocked cupboard of board games, the log fire and the roll-top bath.” 

24. Heaves Wood Glamping Pod

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Price per night: From £65 for 2 people

Location: Levens, Cumbria

Why stay here: Want to stay among the trees? Then look no further than Heaves Wood Glamping Pod. Nestled away in the trees, this luxury pod comes complete with its own kitchen and shower room. With everything you could need for a comfortable stay, it’s an ideal woodland base for lovers of the great outdoors! Plus, the fairy lights inside and out make it feel super cosy.

What guests say: “Cannot recommend this place enough! If you are after a cosy, secluded cabin with amazing views, this is perfect! So clean and well located, myself and my partner didn’t want to leave! Victor was so helpful and we even enjoyed the fire pit on the second night. Would come back in a heartbeat!”

25. Hawthorn Retreat Shepherds Hut

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Price per night: From £160 for 2 people

Location: Laithes, Cumbria

Why stay here: Tucked away on the edge of the Petteril river valley, this secluded shepherd’s hut is the perfect spot to relax in complete privacy. With just the music of the river and birdsong to wake up to, this is one hell of a paradise. Open the doors to the elevated private wooden deck and enjoy breakfast alfresco as you soak up the sun and the views overlooking the wildflower terrace. Inside, there’s a cosy king-size cabin bed, country-painted kitchen and en-suite shower room.

26. Beachfront Cottage

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Price per night: From £83 for 4 people

Location: Ravenglass, Cumbria

Why stay here: Now this is one dreamy cottage! Easily one of my favourite Airbnbs in the Lake District, every room in this reimagined 1715 beachfront cottage is a dream and a half. With rustic wood flooring, beamed ceiling and a cosy fireplace, the cottage has been tastefully redecorated while still retaining its charm. However, the best thing about the cottage is the stunning panoramic views and the private beachfront terrace you can enjoy them from.

What guests say: “Piers’ cottage in Ravenglass is on another level to what you normally expect. A stunning, quiet and special place that is truly unique. It’s obvious that Piers has a really keen eye for matching the decor to the landscape and making the most out of a wonderful place and the spacious rooms. Steps at the back of the cottage lead down to the estuary and the windows look out at and frame gorgeous views.”

27. Cedar Wood Lodge

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Price per night: From £85 for 2 people

Location: Cockermouth, Cumbria

Why stay here: If you’re a fan of stunning rural views, you’ll find them in abundance at Cedar Wood Lodge. Set on a working dairy farm, you can enjoy the amazing views right from the comfort of your cosy sofa. However, if you want to soak them up in their full glory, slide open the large glass doors onto your bespoke decking where you’ll find tables and seating. Another highlight of this lodge is the modern white bathtub, perfect for a good soak after a day’s hiking. Oh and there’s also a Vic sponge awaiting your arrival. I mean, it’d be rude to not tuck into it, right?

What guests say: “Mandy’s Cedar Wood Cabin is just perfect! The location is idyllic with the most beautiful views of the mountains from the big windows in the bedroom and living room. The whole place is immaculately clean and has all the amenities you could need for a relaxing break. The whole cabin is very spacious whilst being so cosy too! The bed is enormous and so comfortable! We wish we didn’t have to leave!”

28. Wythburn Cottage

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Price per night: From £192 for 6 people

Location: Blencow, Cumbria

Why stay here: This 5* converted Grade II listed sandstone barn is one of the best Airbnbs in the Lake District for a big group of people. With oak flooring, a cast iron fire, double-height ceilings, and spacious enclosed gardens, this barn has everything you could ever want and more. Outside, there’s lots of entertaining space for eating dinner alfresco and watching the sun go down. With a large enclosed lawned garden area and two sandstone terraces to choose from, you can really spread yourselves out.

What guests say: “This was about our 13th Airbnb stay. Without question one of the best I’ve ever stayed in. The place does share a wall on either end with other Airbnb townhouses, but I never heard or saw the neighbours. Inside, the place was perfectly clean, everything worked flawlessly, and the appliances in the kitchen were top of the line.” 

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29. The Roundhouse

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Price per night: From £66 for 4 people

Location: Whicham Valley, Cumbria 

Why stay here: Set on a working farm with Swaledale sheep and Heavy horses (which you can even book to ride!), the Roundhouse offers some of the best views in the Lake District. You can even see the sea from the campsite! And with a stream running nearby, you really will be waking up to the sounds of nature. Inside, the roundhouse is seriously romantic with a lovely big bed, kitchen, and a wood-burning stove to cosy up to on colder evenings.

What guests say: “Outstanding. This place is unique in so many ways. The best break I’ve had in the UK hands down. If you want to shut yourself off from the world for a few days, this is *the* place to do it. Unbelievable scenery and surroundings – will be returning.”

30. Contemporary Character Barn Conversion

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Price per night: From £136 for 6 people

Location: Skelton Penrith, Cumbria

Why stay here: Clean, contemporary and in a country style, this gem of a barn was converted from an old stable and hayloft. It’s bursting with character, charm and beams galore, making it a real ‘Escape to the Country’. However, this barn isn’t just a pretty face. Inside, you’ll find all the mod-cons you could ever want and more. The large, spacious bedrooms and the white rolltop bath are a particular treat! 

What guests say: “We loved everything about Toddles Barn! The location is remote, quiet and absolutely beautiful. The barn itself is lovely and totally exceeded expectations – an ideal escape, we will definitely be back! Joanne was super welcoming and helpful from the start and made sure we had everything we needed for a perfect trip. The only downside was that the holiday was over too quickly!”

31. Cute Shepherds Hut

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Price per night: From £94 for 2 people

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

Why stay here: What more could you ask for than waking up to birdsong and rolling out of bed straight onto walking paths to the lake and fells? After a long day exploring, cook up a meal on the campfire, watch the sunset from your shepherds hut, and then curl up on the sofa in front of the wood-burning stove. And if you want to make your stay that tad bit more special, make sure you book use of their wood-fired outdoor hot tub up in the woods in advance!

What guests say: “Myself and my best friend had a wonderful stay in the Shepherds Hut. We were pleasantly surprised by the space inside and the amazing new and modern shower and toilet facilities. We had all the supplies we needed to have a comfortable stay yet felt we were still having the ‘rural’ experience. Alan and Cheryl were excellent communicators and made us feel very at home.”

32. High Borrans Cabin

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Price per night: From £171 for 2 people

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Why stay here: This stylish holiday lodge is modern and beautifully furnished. However, it still retains that much-sought-after traditional log cabin feel. Sleeping just two people, it’s an ideal romantic getaway for couples. It enjoys wonderful south facing views of the surrounding fields, making you really feel away-from-it-all. However, the cabin also benefits from being just a 10-minute drive from the centre of Windermere, meaning you’re just a stone’s throw from all the main central Lakes attractions.

What guests say: “The lodge was spotless and cosy, exactly as seen on images. A short drive from Windermere town centre but quiet and peaceful. The check-in and out was seamless and overall had a great time. Highly recommend!”

33. The Lake House

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Price per night: From £649 for 8 people

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Why stay here: I mean, I feel like the photo above speaks volumes. With unparalleled views across the famous Lake Windermere, you are perfectly situated to explore the best of the Lake District in this Lake House. Not only can you enjoy the amazing views from inside the house but also from the large private gardens and meadow. One of my favourite features of the house is The Drawing Room bay which looks like it would make the perfect reading nook. The freestanding copper bath is another highlight!

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What guests say: “This was quite simply the most breathtaking place we’ve ever stayed in! Wonderful location right next to Windermere. Secluded but also close enough to Ambleside. The house itself was magnificent. This is the place for a serious wow factor. Floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake. The highest ceilings and roomiest bedrooms. The pictures are great but really don’t do the size of the place justice or the quality of the interiors.”

34. Gorgeous Barn

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Price per night: From £421 for 6 people

Location: Coniston Water, Cumbria

Why stay here: Modern meets country charm in this gorgeous barn. Easily my favourite thing about the barn is the oriel window that boasts unparalleled views facing West of Coniston Water and the surrounding mountain and meadow landscape. I cannot explain just how jaw-dropping the views are. With quirky vintage furnishings and utter tranquillity, this really is one of the most special Airbnbs in the Lake District.

What guests say: “This is a very special place to stay with a fantastic view over Coniston Water – wonderfully relaxing just to sit in front of it and enjoy. The house is light and airy with high ceilings and plenty of space. The art is eclectic. There is a lovely garden with a herb section near the kitchen and a great mix of different colour and texture. The kitchen is well designed and well equipped.”

35. Rose Cottage

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Price per night: From £240 for 6 people

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Why stay here: From the outside at night, Rose Cottage may look like it was taken straight out of a horror movie, but this cottage is far from horrific. Modern and beautifully designed, the interior really is something special. And you can enjoy it across four floors! From the stunning open plan kitchen and dining area to the luxurious master suite, this property is one of the most luxurious Airbnbs in the Lake District.

What guests say: “This was one of the best Airbnbs I’ve stayed at. Rose Cottage was the cosiest cottage in the best location. The cottage was set up beautifully. The attention to detail in every single room was remarkable. I would give it a 10/10 in everything. We had no problem with anything.”

36. Pod Cottage

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Price per night: From £79 for 2 people

Location: Coniston, Cumbria

Why stay here: Great views and a cosy pod for two. What more could you want? This fully heated pod is not only self-contained with its own kitchenette, living/dining area and en-suite shower room, but it also benefits from great surroundings. Outside, you’ll find your own private seating area and chiminea so you can enjoy lake views during the day and stargaze at night.

What guests say: “Had a lovely few days in the pod. Spotlessly clean, lovely and warm and in an ideal location…lovely touches included a little chocolate on the pillow and some really tasty jam and chutney. Hosts were brilliant and communication very swift. I will be recommending it to all my friends and family.”

37. Lux Large Manor

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Price per night: From £529 for 6 people

Location: Kendal, Lake District

Why stay here: If you want to live in luxury, look no further than this Large Manor, one of the most extravagant Airbnbs in the Lake District. So where to start with this place? From a state-of-the-art cinema to one of the craziest cave bars you’ve ever seen, there are so many quirky nooks and crannies to discover. These include a unique bike sink, outdoor hot tub, reading nook, freestanding bathtub and more. All packed into a converted traditional stone pub! Why not come discover it for yourself?

What guests say: “I will be definitely staying again with friends and family to make the most of the huge luxurious dining area/cave bar/pool room and hot tub! Oh and not to forget the cinema room. The property is a converted traditional stone pub which has been finished to a high standard, with modern and contemporary fixtures and fittings. A short 500 yards walk and you’re in the heart of Kendal town centre with a great selection of local shops and restaurants.”

38. Comraich Lodge

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Price per night: From £114 for 4 people

Location: Troutbeck, Cumbria

Why stay here: The appropriately named Comraich Lodge (‘Comraich’ means ‘sanctuary’ or ‘haven’) is a real escape away from the modern world. With its unique ‘L-shape’ design, there’s a spacious lounge, dining and kitchen area to spread yourselves across. Plus, it’s set on a riverbank with views towards the fells and beyond, so there are some amazing views to enjoy from the comfort of your lodge or from the outside deck.

What guests say: “I couldn’t recommend this lodge enough, the views are incredible, with a little stream/river right outside the property and beautiful Hill and mountain views. The lodge itself is beautifully decorated, clean, and has everything you need from Tupperware to kitchen utensils.”

39. Brocklebank Beachfront Chalet

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Price per night: From £126 for 4 people

Location: Silecroft, Cumbria

Why stay here: Water babies will fall head over heels for Brocklebank Beachfront Chalet. The photo above really does speak for itself but if you need even more reason to stay in this modern architect-designed beach chalet, how does any of the following sound? A modern galley style kitchen, wall-mounted TV with Freeview and an expansive decking and grassed lawn area. Convinced already? It’s time to book a stay!

What guests say: “Amazing place with amazing views! All the home comforts you need, the chalet was spotless and the interior was a great place to relax. The log burner was great for a cosy winter evening, and managed to catch a sunrise in the morning Loved how peaceful it was with unspoilt views!”

40. Duke of Portland Boathouse

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Price per night: From £326 for 2 people

Location: Ullswater, Cumbria 

Why stay here: If the other boathouse didn’t catch your eye, maybe the Duke of Portland will! With fantastic panoramic views over Lake Ullswater, this is a romantic break away like no other. Inside you’ll find traditional beams, luxurious furnishings, and a large comfy sofa that you’ll just want to melt into. However, what makes this property super special is the balcony which you can access via your bedroom. From your kingsize bed, you can gaze at the starlit sky at night or watch the sunrise over the fells in the morning. 

What guests say: “A little slice of heaven in the Lake District. We fell in love with the boathouse, every little detail has been considered, a perfect little get away with the most magical views. We lapped up every minute from the log fire, to cups of tea overlooking the lake and made a beautiful tea in the kitchen (that quite possibly has every utensil going!).”

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41. The Shearing Shed

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Price per night: From £108 for 2 people

Location: Underbarrow, Lake District

Why stay here: It’s safe to say the Lake District is home to its fair share of glamping pods, and The Shearing Shed is one of the best of the best! Complete with underfloor heating, mains electricity and plumbed in facilities, this modern pod is far from camping. However, most importantly, the pod boasts stunning views overlooking Underbarrow and further to Scout Scar. After a long walk on the fells, return to a glass of wine or BBQ on the patio, or cosy up inside in front of the wall-mounted flat-screen TV.

42. The Nest Cottage

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Price per night: From £110 for 2 people

Location: Cartmel, Cumbria

Why stay here: Looking for a quaint and quintessential ‘Chocolate Box’ cottage to stay in? Then The Nest is one of the best Airbnbs in the Lake District for you! As you walk towards the cottage, you’ll be greeted by a picturesque teal gate and a pink door which basically set the precedent for the rest of the cottage. Full of special touches, the cottage is ever so dreamy. From the log burning stove to the patio area, there are countless areas to relax in. I can guarantee you’ll love it!

What guests say: “This snug, cosy getaway spot is in the lovely village Cartmel with lots of lovely shops and places to eat. The cottage is spotless and has lovely homey touches to make your stay very comfortable and enjoyable. A home from home! And Daisy is such a friendly and cooperative host, would definitely recommend!”

43. Storrs Hill Sanctuary Studio

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Price per night: From £163 for 2 people

Location: Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

Why stay here: If you want to stay in a contemporary property with amazing views, you’ll find just that at Storrs Hill Sanctuary. Inside, the beautiful open-plan space has everything you could want and more. However, the main draw of this studio is the scenery. Styled perfectly to absorb the views from the outside, the property features incredible lake views from its private balcony. I mean, could you find anywhere more picturesque to enjoy your morning coffee from?

What guests say: “What a gorgeous place to stay! The apartment is so light and well-designed and has everything you need and more for a trip to the Lakes. We stayed for 2 nights and wish we could’ve stayed longer. The location is great and the hosts were so helpful and accommodating. The perfect little hideaway with a stunning view over Lake Windermere, we can’t wait to return!”

 

So there you have it: 43 beautiful Airbnbs in the Lake District that you absolutely need to stay at! Which of these Airbnbs in the Lake District has most caught your eye? Please let me know in the comments below!

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