Self-catering holiday cottages in and near Buttermere
We’re spoilt for choice with places to holiday in the UK, but Buttermere in the Lake District is truly one of a kind. The area boasts a lake, waterfalls, beautiful rolling countryside and stunning views across the mountains. Our Buttermere cottages are all well-located, well-equipped and well-presented to suit every type of traveller.
The small and idyllic village of Buttermere is situated very close to the shores of the picturesque Buttermere Lake. It’s thought that the name Buttermere comes from the Old English ‘butere mere’ meaning ‘the lake by the dairy pastures’. For those who love to explore beyond their holiday cottages, you’ll be pleased to find an abundance of walks taking you through Buttermere Valley’s farms and woodlands. A walk around Buttermere Lake is relatively easy but offers one of the most scenic walks in the whole of the Lake District. The most popular view here looks down on the lake towards Fleetwith Pike, a nearly vertical cliff. If you want to do something a little bit different, head to Go Ape, a high ropes facility situated 11 miles from Buttermere Lake. There’s also an alpaca walking experience, 7 miles away, for a unique and memorable activity. You’ll also find stunning views available from some of our Buttermere cottages and if you’re inspired to visit the area, take a look through our Buttermere and Lake District options above.
We have holiday cottages near Buttermere ranging from romantic and cosy self-catering cottages to spacious and modern Buttermere cottages in the heart of the Lake District.
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