19 beautiful Airbnbs in the Lake District, from design-led cottages to cosy camper vans

Staycations are not going anywhere – despite the resurgence of overseas travel – so if you’re keen to holiday here in the UK this summer, Lake District Airbnbs could be topping your list of most-recent Google searches. And rightly so. 

The Lake District is one of the most spellbinding locations in England for a weekend break – or week-long holiday. While Cornwall may serve up sea views (and sea food) in abundance, and the Cotswolds no-end of country pubs and farm shops (hola, Daylesford), the views from many of the Lake District’s summits (namely, Scafell Pike) and lakeside towns are a force to be reckoned with. Not to mention the likes of of Windermere and Ullswater being home to a plethora of welcoming water sport schools (think: kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing) and some of the best spas in the UK

The Lake District is easy to navigate with a car, so choosing one of the most beautiful Airbnbs in the Lake District for your upcoming getaway will provide you with an opulent base for a magical road trip. Yes, opulent. Forget what you thought you knew: the best Airbnbs in the Lake District don’t just fall into the dated, cosy cottage category. The properties below are luxe, design-led and worthy of a spot on your Instagram feed. Case in point: this seriously stylish Georgian apartment with views of Lake Windermere from the large bay window and the chandelier-adorned luxury Orangery. A luxury retreat for two. 

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