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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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Summer External Dale End Farm

Grasmere - Grasmere

A beautifully furnished property, sleeping 11 people and situated on the slopes of Silver Howe. With stunning views it offers a high level of comfort and space.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 0.9 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Great Views
£1061 - £2352 per week *

GL008 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 0.9 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Great Views
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • 3 Stars
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Towels provided
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
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External Spedding Fold

Chapel Stile - Langdale

Enjoy the scenery at Spedding Fold. This delightful property sleeps up to 10 and has beautiful views over Langdale.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Great Views
£960 - £1820 per week *

GL020 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Great Views
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • 3 Stars
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Towels provided
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
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Oakdene House

Chapel Stile - Langdale

Superbly situated in the centre of Chapel Stile, Oakdene House sleeps 8 in comfort. Great walks from the door in all directions, close to shop and pub too!

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£774 - £1406 per week *

GL037 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • 4 Stars
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer

New Property Luxury Sitting Area Holly Nook

Ambleside - Ambleside

With a fantastic waterside location on Lake Windermere, close to the town of Ambleside and with spacious accommodation Holly Nook really is a special place for a self catering holiday with family or friends.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Great Views
£1599 - £2285 per week *

GL047 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Great Views
  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
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Exterior Fell View

Elterwater - Langdale

Fell View is a converted workshop which now provides superb self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Lakes. The property enjoys elevated views across Elterwater.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£725 - £1207 per week *

GL011 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • 4 Stars
  • 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
£436 - £832 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 Oakdene Cottage

Chapel Stile - Langdale

Superbly situated in the centre of Chapel Stile, Oakdene Cottage sleeps 6 in comfort. Great walks from the door in all directions, close to shop and pub too!

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£488 - £890 per week *

GL038 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
  • 4 Stars
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 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
£554 - £873 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
£580 - £960 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

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