Luxury Cottages in St. Ives

Make a break for it in style with our luxury cottages in the Lake District. Set within the scenic county of Cumbria, the Lake District National Park attracts visitors with its picturesque mountain ranges, glacial lakes and pretty market towns. Whether you’re planning a relaxed weekend by the shores of Lake Windermere or perhaps looking to scale the heights of Scafell Pike, there’s something for everyone here.

Our holiday cottages come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a stylish apartment for two or a grand manor house for a whole family, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for with us here at Luxury Cottages. Our handpicked collection of luxury self-catering cottages has been carefully curated to suit the needs of everyone - after all, we’ve got high standards too. Choose from pet-friendly retreats, country houses with bubbling hot tubs and family friendly boltholes.

Not sure where to enjoy a holiday in the Lake District? Well, there’s plenty of incredible options. Our luxury holiday cottages can be found all over this beautiful national park, right next to Coniston Water, Derwentwater and more. So, what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to a sumptuous break with us.

The best cottages in St. Ives

  • Bayside

    Carbis Bay

    Sleeps: 10VIEW PROPERTY
  • The Garden House, Academy Place

    St Ives

    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY
  • The Old Bakery Flat

    St Ives

    Sleeps: 6VIEW PROPERTY
  • Fernhill Lodge

    Carbis Bay

    Sleeps: 7VIEW PROPERTY
  • Sandbanks

    St Ives

    Sleeps: 6VIEW PROPERTY
  • Chy Lowen

    St. Ives

    Sleeps: 10VIEW PROPERTY
  • Lavender Cottage - Gonwin Manor , St Ives

    St Ives

    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Lamorna

    Carbis Bay

    Sleeps: 8VIEW PROPERTY
  • Poppy Cottage - Gonwin Manor, St Ives

    St Ives

    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY

Best locations for a luxury cottage in the Lake District

From the quaint surroundings of Grasmere to the hustle and bustle of Keswick, there are so many wonderful locations to choose from in the Lake District.

1. Ambleside

Best for: Browsing the local shops and eateries

Set on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, the pretty village of Ambleside is perfect for a relaxing break. Take a walk through its streets and you’ll find a whole host of independent shops, pubs and eateries. It’s a great place for those who want to leave the car on the drive and make the most of the local area.

2. Grasmere

Best for: Trying out the classic Grasmere gingerbread

A small village in the heart of the Lake District, Grasmere is a wonderful place to explore. Once the home of the renowned poet, William Wordsworth, there’s plenty of history to be discovered here. Many also visit the famed Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop, which has used the same delicious recipe for well over 150 years. They do say that you can’t improve on perfection!

3. Bowness-on-Windermere

Best for: Enjoying a relaxing cruise on Lake Windermere

The picturesque town of Bowness-on-Windermere attracts many visitors and it’s easy to see why. Set on the shores of the lake, this scenic hotspot is a popular destination for watersports enthusiasts. If you don’t feel like getting out on the water, you can simply sit by and watch the rowing boats and yachts sail along from the comfort of the pier.

4. Keswick

Best for: Taking the family for a fun-filled day out

A bustling market town in the centre of the Lake District, there’s always something going here. This award-winning destination is ideal for family holidays, as you’ll find a whole host of attractions and events in the nearby area. For those who prefer getting out and about in nature, you’ll find plenty of great walking and cycling trails through woodlands and countryside.

5. Kendal

Best for: Exploring the historic Kendal Castle

Yet another popular market town, there’s always lots to see and do in Kendal. Discover the history of the area with a visit to Kendal Castle, enjoy a live comedy act at the Brewery Arts Centre or head to Kendal Museum for an interesting day out - there’s something for everyone. Keen foodies will love the variety of independent pubs and restaurants in the area - there’s more than 20 to enjoy!

Best walks in the Lake District

Be sure to pack your walking boots because there’s a whole host of incredible places to go for a hike. Here are just a few of our favourites in the Lake District.

1. Stockghyll Force

Location: Ambleside
Difficulty: Easy
Walk length: One mile

A short yet rewarding walk from the town centre of Ambleside, this trail to Stockghyll Force is only a mile long. The falls are something of a secret, as they’re not immediately waymarked from the town, so be sure to keep the directions with you!

2. Helm Crag

Location: Grasmere
Difficulty: Moderate
Walk length: Four miles

The ascent up to Helm Crag is a steep, yet reasonably short walk starting from the village of Grasmere. On clear days, the views across the valley are absolutely spectacular - a perfect backdrop to a summer picnic together.

3. Brantfell

Location: Bowness-on-Windermere
Difficulty: Easy
Walk length: Just over one and a half miles

Enjoy beautiful views across Windermere with this short Brantfell walk. This scenic trail takes you through the village of Bowness-on-Windermere before ascending up to the Biskey Howe Toposcope and eventually Brantfell.

4. Catbells

Location: Keswick
Difficulty: Moderate
Walk length: Three and a half miles

Quite a moderate hike, the route up and along Catbells rewards walkers with some of the best views across Derwentwater and Keswick. While the route is fairly steep, there’s very little scrambling to be done.

5. Scout Scar

Location: Kendal
Difficulty: Easy
Walk length: Two and a half miles

Great for a short stroll, this Scout Scar route takes you up to the top of the hill, where you can enjoy incredible views across Lyth Valley. If you’ll be stopping one of our dog-friendly cottages, this is a great route to enjoy with the pooch.

Best sights in the Lake District

Whether it's a cruise along Lake Windermere or a day out to the World of Beatrix Potter, there are so many great places to enjoy a memorable day out.

1. Wray Castle

Location: Ambleside
Best for: Having a picnic together by the lake

Set along the shores of Lake Windermere, the imposing Wray Castle is a popular visitor attraction. With plenty of space on the grounds, it’s a great place to enjoy a picnic with the family.

2. Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop

Location: Grasmere
Best for: Bringing back some tasty treats to enjoy in your cottage

With celebrity fans including Tom Cruise, visitors just can’t seem to get enough of the warming treats from Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop. If you’re stopping by the area, be sure to pick some tasty biscuits up - they’re lovely with a cup of tea!

3. The World of Beatrix Potter

Location: Bowness-on-Windermere
Best for: A memorable day out with the family

The World of Beatrix Potter offers a wonderful day out for families. Immerse yourself in the wonderful imagination of this much-loved children’s author. There’s also a cafe on-site, serving up tasty lunches - made using the vegetables from Peter Rabbit’s garden!

4. Keswick Museum

Location: Keswick
Best for: Learning about the history of the Lake District

With over 20,000 quirky objects on display, you’ll easily find yourself spending hours strolling through the exhibits in the Keswick Museum. From local arts and crafts to the history of the area, there’s plenty to pique your interest here.

5. Brewery Arts Centre

Location: Kendal
Best for: Enjoying some live music or a film

The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal offers a variety of events, and even has its own cinema. A great place to stop on those drizzly days, you can choose from a variety of dance, comedy and music events throughout the week.