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Lakeside Holidays in the UK

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A stay in one of our lakeside holiday cottages is a great way to escape the stresses of everyday life. The cabins or cottages we select are located in beautiful landscapes providing the perfect opportunity to enjoy some rare peace and tranquillity. For chilled-out evenings watching the sunset over the lake, or relaxed days spent on the water boating and fishing, a lakeside lodge is a must. Take a look at our list of recommendations for accommodation ideas and lake-related things to do.

Lakeside cottages in the Peak District

With a prime Peak District location, the beautiful Darwin Lake Holiday Village is ideal for a luxurious lakeside break. Stay in a stylish holiday cottage or apartment sitting on the shores of a well-stocked coarse fishing lake in a tranquil woodland location, the ideal escape for anyone who likes angling, walks by the water, or just relaxing in beautiful surroundings.

Holidays by Lake Windermere

Take a break next to England's largest lake with a stay at Hill of Oaks Caravan & Lodge Park, which stretches for a mile along the shore of Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park. Rent a cottage, lodge, apartment, glamping pod, or safari tent and enjoy a relaxing getaway to a lakeside park set amid ancient woodland.

Lakeside breaks on the Isle of Wight

Located on the Isle of Wight, the superb Lakes Rookley resort offers two gorgeous on-site lakes where watersports and activities for all ages take place, as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools and an on-site eatery. A range of properties are available, some with unrivalled lake views.

Holidays by Loch Lomond

The Loch Lomond Waterfront Lodges occupy a special place, right next to the magical Loch Lomond. The winter is as beautiful as the summer when the frost creeps in and the winter sun shines on the lake. Perfect for a idyllic weekend break, every Loch Lomond lodge features a toasty outdoor hot tub.


Looking for pulse-pounding fun and adventurous activities when you head onto the lake? Book a break at Taymouth Marina, where you can get out on the waters of Loch Tay with the on-site activity centre, or Loch Tay Highland Lodges, where activity organisers In Your Element will take you out onto Loch Tay.


If you're looking for a lakeside break so you can try and land a big one, the fantastic Sycamore Farm Park in Lincolnshire each have 2 well-stocked on-site fishing lakes. And the family-friendly Home Farm Holiday Park also has its own lake which brims with common carp, bream and pike.

Scenic Views

If you love your lakeside views, book a break at Par Sands Holiday Park in Cornwall, which has its own freshwater wildlife lake to enjoy, as well as being right next to Par Beach. Brynteg Holiday Park's lakeside Boat House restaurant also offers food with a view (opening hours vary by season).

Visit the Lake District

As well as Windermere Holiday Park as seen above, we offer two other great holiday parks in the Lake District. Waterfoot Park is situated within a Georgian mansion's beautiful grounds, while Newby Bridge Country Caravan Park sits just a couple of miles from the southern end of Windermere.