I'm looking for some nice but cheap accommodation in the Lake District in the school summer holidays for two families of four either sharing a cottage or two together. Any recommendations - don't even know where to start looking Really don't want to end up in a loud caravan park just want a nice space to chill out and socialise between us.
Try looking right on the edges or just outside the National Park - Stavely, Grange over Sands, Kentmere, Cockermouth, Whitehaven - these areas tend to be a bit cheaper than the Keswick/Ambleside/Grasmere heart of the Lakes. Stavely has a good playground and great child friendly cafe (Wilf’s) not to mention the microbrewery. We stayed inn a cottage near the fire station, much to the delight of my then -fire engine obsessed DS!