The Lake District attracts nearly 16 millions visitors each year and it’s not surprising why!

Offering beautiful scenery, 16 tranquil lakes and more than 150 high peaks including England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, there really is something for everyone to enjoy!

Stunning Lake District

As such we wanted to share with you a few great places to stay as well as fun activities for you to partake in when planning your visit there.  

Boavista at Jackdaw Quarry is situated just 18 miles south of The Lake District and offers a beautiful setting on a quarry lake with stunning views near Morecambe.

Sleeping up to 6 guests and offering a private hot tub and all mod cons, this is a great place for 2 couples or a family to explore this wonderful area.

Just 20 minutes away you can discover the historic 14th-century Sizergh Castle, near Kendal. This medieval house offers rich gardens to explore and Elizabethan carvings to admire. Events are often arranged throughout the year. 

 Boavista at Jackdaw Quarry

Stable Stays, near Cartmel, offers a unique stay for horse lovers. Sleeping 3, this property gives you the chance to get up close and personal with a beautiful Friesian horse.

Enjoy stroking the horse through the bars or maybe get a nuzzle when you are on the top bunk! Whilst here you can take some time to groom the horse and even much out too! The stable has self catering facilities and an en-suite shower room too.

Less than 10 minutes away you can visit the ruins of Kirkhead Tower. This 19th century summerhouse offers gorgeous 360º views including views of Morecambe Bay’s headland lookouts. 

Stable Stays

Mosedale End Farm Glamping, Penrith, is sat just on the edge of the Lake District and offers a great base for exploring this beautiful area. 

Set in a rural location, it has a great al fresco dining area and stunning views of the surrounding fields and valley. The pod sleeps 2 adults comfortably with space for 2 children on a sofa bed. It is perfect for a rural romantic treat or glamping fun for all the family!

Why not enjoy a spot of hiking whilst here, with Carrock Fell and Bannderdale Crags not too far away.

Glamping pod set on a working farm

Of course the Lake District in itself is one big attraction with plenty to delight in and explore, however we just wanted to give a quick mention to these other wonderful attractions too. 

Rydal Mount, Gardens and Cave (see below) - Wordsworth’s rustic family home with displays of his work. Enjoy walking around the beautiful gardens and be sure to take a stroll to explore the caves next to the wonderful lake. 

Rydal Mount, Gardens and Cave

Ambleside Roman Fort - Built in the 2nd century the remains of this fort offers you an interesting insight into Roman life. 

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway - One of the longest narrow gauge railways in England, this 7 mile journey takes 40 minutes and offers you stunning views of the Lake District. 

So there you have it! We hope you have found this a useful insight into planning your next trip to the Lake District!"

- Jess, CEO & Founder of QuirkyAccom


Take a look at our many unusual places to stay in the North and book yourself a break now! Alternatively have a browse of the selection of Lake District properties below: 

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Prices from £280/night
Gorgeous luxurious house with hot tub and lakeside location offers the perfect getaway for family and friends in Capernwray.
Lancashire, England
  • Modern cottage with private hot tub and peaceful location next to Jackdaw Quarry sleeps 6 guests near Morecambe.
  • The cottage is set over 2 floors with the ground floor offering an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, plus an accessible king size bedroom.
  • The lower floor has 2 super kingsize bedrooms. Here you can find access to your terrace with hot tub.
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Prices from £350/night
Unique opportunity to spend the night in a stable with a horse companion! For 1-3 horse lovers. In Cartmel, in the Lake District.
Cumbria, England
  • Perfect experience for horse lovers - spend the night in a stable with double bed and single bunk above next to a Friesian horse in Cartmel.
  • The stable is separated with a see through room divider so you can feed the horse treats whilst in bed.
  • There is a well equipped kitchenette area and an en-suite wet room too.
  • Enjoy grooming the horse using the luxury kit supplied and even try your hand at mucking out!
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Prices from £150/night
Modern cottage with hot tub and views over Jackdaw Quarry offers a rural retreat near Morecambe.
Lancashire, England
“Special location overlooking the quarry lake and with canal walk nearby to pubs in either direction. The accommodation is really spacious with all the comforts of home. You would find me in the hot tub looking over the lake! Jess' visit on 31st January during The Quirky Tour 2023”

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Prices from £200/night
Travel by horse-drawn gypsy caravan by day, sleep in it by night. Slow down + enjoy the Lake District views. Use of hot tub can be added. Closed in winter.
Cumbria, England
  • Unique horse drawn gypsy caravan- sleeps up to 4.
  • Opportunity to take the reigns & drive the horse & wagon!
  • Experience some beautiful views along the way.
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Prices from £180/night
Gorgeous large cottage, ideal for two couples or a family, enjoys countryside views and a private hot tub near the Cumbria/Scotland border.
Cumbria, England
“A solid and beautifully converted 3 bedroom house on an estate close to the Scottish border and Gretna Green. Lots of woodland and open space to enjoy without neighbours. We got into the large hot tub to watch the sunset and kept our heads under the lip when the wind got up! Jess' visit on 31st January during The Quirky Tour 2023”

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Prices from £100/night
Charming family friendly glamping pod set on a working farm in the beautiful Cumbria countryside.
Cumbria, England
  • Charming, fully insulated glamping pod with own en-suite near Keswick.
  • Outdoor picnic bench with seating ideal for some al-fresco dining.
  • Stunning views of the surrounding fields & valley.

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