If you wish to just get away from the monotony of urban life and are looking for one huge expanse of tranquil surroundings where nature is at its best then you cannot go wrong with your choice of the Lake District. After all, this area is one of the biggest and still commercially unspoilt tracts of natural surroundings that have the perfect combination of landscape beauty, a long coastline and mountains. It is evident nobody would get bored or find the place uninteresting. Whether it is a short term holiday or a long one, you can be rest assured about a refreshing and relaxing time at the Lake District so that you can go back truly recharged.
The perfect way to enjoy this gift of nature would be to take up a self catering Lake District cottage and independently go about exploring this huge terrain. Though there are lovely Lake District cottages, hotels, villas and bed and breakfast lodging arrangements also available, considering that this place would take you a long time to explore and enjoy, a self catering cottage would be ideal from the budget perspective and would also provide you with the independence you require. It would also give you a lot of flexibility and the opportunity to visit towns like Keswick, Ambleside on your own for market shopping and for just looking around. These villages oversee the superb Ullswater Lake.
All Lake District cottages are well equipped with all amenities including cable television and other entertainment media including the internet. The kitchens have all the necessary white good utilities like dishwashers, ovens and washing machines. You can even enjoy a hot tub bath at some of the cottages. They give you a homely comfort feeling and a chance to be close to local life, which may not be possible when you stay at any of the bigger hotels. There are also conventional thatched cottages that can accommodate two and four people depending on their size. There are also clusters of cottages that can fit much larger groups and that are indeed drawing a lot of interested tourists to this place.