Buttermere (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9717299%40N07/4688154313)


Located to the South West of Keswick, Buttermere, meaning 'the lake by the dairy pastures' in ancient English, is a favourite area for walking holidays in the North Lakes featuring some of the famous fell walker Alfred Wainwright's favourite peaks including the mighty Haystacks, High Stile Fell and Red Pike. You'll find an excellent choice of holiday cottage accommodation in the area, offering the perfect Lakeland country retreat.

Beautiful, peaceful lakes are also here in Buttermere all framed by spectacular fells including the National Trust property Ennerdale. Hire a boat and head out on Crummock Water and Loweswater or take a gentle stroll up to Lakeland's highest waterfall, the magnificent Scale Force.

Nestling at the foot of Honister Pass, Buttermere is dotted with a selection of charming heritage inns serving fine ales and hearty pub meals like the popular Fish Inn with an on-site brewery - Hesket Newmarket, makers of a delicious range of ales, many of which are named after local peaks including Haystacks. Browse and book Buttermere accommodation online now!

Accommodation in Buttermere

  • Lorton   (5.1 miles from the centre of Buttermere)
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    Two static caravans for rent set in stunning location next to trout fishing ponds in Lorton, a secluded part of the Lake District. Close to C2c cycle route.
  • Cockermouth   (6.9 miles from the centre of Buttermere)
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    Garden Cottage - 10% discount for 2 week stays
    Self Catering holiday cottage nestling in the quiet hamlet of Pardshaw Hall, near Cockermouth. Ideal for couples, cyclists and walkers. Fabulous scenery. Short breaks. Wi-Fi.
  • High Lorton   (5.6 miles from the centre of Buttermere)
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    A comfortable guest house in the North Western Lake District, 8 miles from Keswick, at the foot of Whinlatter Pass. Two guest rooms, lounge with cosy fire and bike storage.