From romantic retreats to coastal getaways, luxury lakeside views to cosy hideaways; the Lake District, Cumbria offers a great selection of the best quality hotels, bed and breakfasts, self-catering cottages and lodges to rent, as well as camping and caravanning sites surrounded by beautiful Cumbrian scenery.

Cumbria has the pick of properties in the most stunning locations; whether it’s an adventurous midweek getaway, a budget-busting family staycation, or an indulgent weekend treat, you’ll find the perfect accommodation provider for every occasion.

For a boutique bed and breakfast on the sea front:

Situated right on the edge of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks in Arnside, Number 43 is a beautiful and stylish bed and breakfast offering stunning views across the Kent Estuary.

The house has six bedrooms, each individually designed with comfort and relaxation in mind.

The two-suites have breath-taking panoramic views from their huge windows overlooking the sands at the Arndale and Silverdale area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

For a traditional Lakeland coaching inn:

The Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale, is a five-star 17th century inn and restaurant, just moments away from a view described by John Ruskin as “the loveliest in England”.

Guests step under The Sun Inn’s ancient portico and into a low-ceilinged bar combining traditional character and charm with contemporary style and luxury.

Each of The Sun Inn’s 11 rooms are unique and boast handmade furniture alongside features such as stone walling, overhead beams and roaring log fires.

Thoughtful touches include Cumbrian biscuits, indulgent Bath House toiletries, fluffy bathrobes and fresh milk.

Awarded two AA rosettes for its mouth-watering menus and gourmet breaks, the restaurant prides itself on sourcing local, seasonal produce wherever possible. Well-behaved dogs are also welcomed.

For five-star luxury:

Applegarth Villa offers individually designed and co-ordinated five-star luxury accommodation of the highest standard nestled in the heart of Windermere.

Perfect for couples looking for the ultimate romantic break or retreat, check out one of seven magnificent new luxury suites all with private hot tubs outside on the balcony.

It’s time to chill the champagne, relax and unwind while enjoying the bubbles in your own sumptuous hideaway just made for two.

For a rural retreat in the great outdoors:

Remote and only accessible by foot, the YHA Black Sail is the ultimate rural retreat and as tranquil as a stay in the Lakes gets.

Lovers of the great outdoors will appreciate the superb access to nearby peaks, including Pillar, Great Gable, Red Pike and Steeple.

Two and a half miles away from the nearest road by mountain path, this iconic stone-built hostel offers both single-sex dorms and private rooms, and even has a cosy wood-burning stove inside, perfect for telling stories around or relaxing after a long day’s hike.

For camping with a lake view:

Catering for families and couples, Castlerigg Hall Caravan and Camping Park occupies one of the finest positions in the Lake District, overlooking Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake with breath-taking views of the surrounding fells.

The site’s western location above Keswick provides the opportunity to relax and enjoy dramatic sunsets from your pitch.

Whether you’re hiring a static caravan, pitching up your own tent, or staying in one of the park’s new CastlePods, Castlerigg Hall offers a spectacular setting you won’t forget.

For an Edwardian Country House Hotel:

The Leathes Head is a magnificent award-winning 11-bedroom Edwardian Country House Hotel situated in the unspoilt Borrowdale Valley, just four miles South of Keswick. The hotel is set among three acres of private grounds and is surrounded by stunning scenery and meandering rivers.

The 2 AA Rosette restaurant, run by Head Chef Noel Breaks, is a true haven for food lovers. Noel is passionate about both the food and dishes he creates.

Diners are treated to a menu brimming with fine dining options impeccably prepared using local ingredients and herbs sourced from the hotels surrounding grounds and rich valley.

 Visit to start planning your stay.