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May Day in the Lake District

May day has been has been a traditional day of festivities throughout the centuries, celebrations may include the crowning of the May queen & the tradition of dancing round a maypole. Much of these traditions stem from pagan Anglo-saxon customs along with many Celtic traditions.

May day is most associated with towns and villages celebrating Spring time fertility of the soil, livestock, people and revelry with village fetes & community gatherings. Seeding will have been completed by May 1st and it is custom for farm labourers to have a day off. The most notable ritual would be the maypole, around which traditional dancers circle with ribbons.

The May Day holiday was not formalised in England until 1978 although it has ancient traditions and may have evolved from the Roman festival celebrating the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. To this day there is a custom of crowning a May Queen who represents the Roman Goddess Flora and the day involves garlands of flowers and dancing either round a maypole or Morris dancing.

May is a lovely time to visit the Lake District with temperatures warming up and less recorded rainfall than over the summer months. There are plenty of activities to choose from as well as spectacular scenery to enjoy. If outdoor pursuits are your interest you can walk, cycle, rock climb or fell run to your heart’s content. The area also offers tempting places to eat and drink from traditional Lakeland pubs to renowned, chic restaurants and microbreweries. If you fancy some culture you can discover more about the famous people who are associated with the area such as William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin. For family fun there are steam railways, bird watching, treetop adventure playgrounds and boat hire for playing at Swallows and Amazons.

Good Life Lake District Cottages in the heart of the Langdale Valley is the perfect destination to enjoy the May bank holiday with bluebells appearing in the woods and an abundance of walks and wildlife to enjoy. Our cottages to rent in the Lake District in picturesque locations, include Elterwater, Grasmere and Ambleside and are the perfect base for relaxing and exploring whether it be a romantic break for 2 or the whole family & friends. We have something to suit everyone and many of our Lake District self-catering cottages are pet friendly too.

We have a range of beautiful, self catering and dog friendly cottages in the Lake District to suit all sizes of parties from a romantic break for two to an extended group of family and friends. All of our cottages are located in the heart of the district so you are never far from the activities that interest you.

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Meadow Bank

Elterwater - Langdale

A stunning property for 10 people in the heart of Elterwater village in the Langdales. Comfortable, spacious accommodation in a great location and with stunning views.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Great Views
£794 - £1950 per week *

GL051 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Great Views
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • 4 Stars
  • Private parking
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Towels provided
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
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New Property Carus Townhouse No.7

Kendal - Lake District

A marvellous property set on Carus Green golf club perfect for golf lovers but also a fantastic base to explore the Lake District National park only a few miles away.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Great Views
£928 - £1428 per week *

GL068 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Great Views
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Private parking
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer

New Property The Penthouse

Kendal - Lake District

A stunning penthouse apartment on the edge of the Lake District National Park

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 Bathrooms
£810 - £1380 per week *

GL071 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
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Wayside Cottage Clappersgate Wayside Cottage

Clappersgate - Ambleside

Wayside Cottage is a period holiday property that is full of character and charm. Enjoy a holiday with friends or family in this 6 person cottage. Located just outside Ambleside there's plenty of things to do and places...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 0.9 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£440 - £855 per week *

GL023 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 0.9 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • 4 Stars
  • Private parking
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
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Open Plan Living Room Oak Cottage

Chapel Stile - Langdale

Oak Cottage is full of character! Built in the 1850's this property is split over four floors. Sleeping up to 6 people a holiday here will be memorable!

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Great Views
£559 - £895 per week *

GL027 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Great Views
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • 4 Stars
  • Private parking not available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
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Open plan kitchen diner 4 Swiss Villas

Ambleside - Ambleside

An impressive property situated in an elevated position very close to Ambleside town centre.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£638 - £995 per week *

GL035 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • 3 Stars
  • Private parking not available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided

New Property Rosthwaite Bungalow

Windermere & Bowness - Windermere

A superbly located bungalow in the centre of Windermere, ideally located to explore all the National Park has to offer

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£650 - £1025 per week *

GL060 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 Bathroom
  • On one level
  • Freezer
  • Private parking not available
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

New Property Pinewood

Newby Bridge - Lake District

A beautifully refurbished cottage near Newby Bridge ideally situated to explore the Lake District national park.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Great Views
£650 - £950 per week *

GL059 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Great Views
  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Private parking
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer

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