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Welcome to Lake District Estates
Letting Properties, Caravan Parks, Lake District Holidays and Visitor Attractions

Lake District Estates is a family owned company based in Kendal. Our main areas of operation include residential lettings  and farms in and around the Lake District National Park. Within the group of businesses we manage and operate; Caravan Parks, Self Catering Holidays, Private Holiday Home & Lodge ownership, Retail outlets Peter Rabbit & Friends, e-commerce and two Heritage Visitor Attractions Ullswater 'Steamers' and heritage railway Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. Lake District Estates provide a family solution for property lettings, Lake District holidays and activities in and around the Lake District National Park.

Caravan Parks & Holiday Homes


Each of our Parks provides the perfect holiday base in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks  for touring, self catering cottage and caravan holidays, Wigwam and Pod holidays, private exclusive locations for Holiday Homes and Lodges. Hill of Oaks, Buck Yeats, Newby Bridge and Waterfoot Park are located within the Lake District National Park in spectacular settings on Windermere and Ullswater. Woodclose Park is located on the borders between The National Park and Yorkshire Dales, within walking distance of the market town Kirkby Lonsdale and Devils Bridge on the River Lune.

Woodclose Park


Enjoy England Award winning Woodclose Park is located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and easy distance to the Lake District National Park. Just a ten minutes walk to the ancient market town of Kirkby Lonsdale and Devils Bridge on the River Lune. The Park provides excellent accommodation choices with a combination of touring pitches, self catering Wigwam and Pod holidays and a self catering holiday flat that sleeps up to four. Private holiday homes and lodges for sale. 


Excellent facilities on site include serviced pitches, private family bathrooms, Wi-Fi, outdoor wigwam cooking area, bike hire with easy access to fishing, walking, cycling, horse riding and golf activities.

Hill of Oaks


Hill of Oaks Park is located along eleven kilometres of Windermere shoreline, just five miles from the bustling town of  Bowness on Windermere. It provides an excellent lakeside location for touring and self catering luxury lakeside Pod holidays. Self catering lodges and barn conversion holidays all with lake views available for short and long breaks.  The Park is a great location for boat owners with access to private jetties and moorings. Private holiday home and lodges for sale, premium lakeside views. 


The Park has private jetties and boat launching facilities from five piers. Facilities on site include serviced pitches, nature walks, Wi-Fi, fishing, boating facilities, licensed shop and Windermere boat ferry to Lakeside in high season. 

Waterfoot Park


Waterfoot Park is located within the extension grounds of an Georgian Mansion, overlooking Ullswater with excellent facilities for touring and self catering Wigwam holidays.  The Mansion cottages provide unique and luxury self catering accomodation with views over Ullswater. The Park is located on the Ullswater Way with direct access to walking and cycling routes, ten minutes to the market town of Pooley Bridge and Ullswater Steamer Pier. Private holidays homes for sale. 


Facilities on site include serviced pitches, Mansion licensed bar/coffee shop, Wi-Fi , Twizy hire, walking, cycling, easy access to the Pooley Bridge Steamer pier, watersports, riding and fishing.

Buck Yeats


Buck Yeats is an exclusive private Holiday Home development overlooking Windermere with a select number of holiday home lodge pitches for sale. It is a very private and quiet site, for those that command the utmost privacy whilst on holiday. The Park is located on the shoreline surrounded by woodland with direct access to its own boat launching and jetty facilities on Windermere. It is conveniently located nearby local amenities and the ferry pier at Lakeside. 


The Park is within walking distance of Lakeside Hotel, ferry connections to Bowness and Ambleside, Lakeside Railway and The Aquarium. Walking and cycling on the doorstep. 

Newby Bridge


Newby Bridge Caravan Country Park is a perfect location for self catering caravan and cottage holidays. Surrounded by woodlands, the Park provides a a tranquil setting with an abundance of wildlife, excellent facilities with easy access to a variety of walking and cycling routes, water based activities, restaurants, inns and local visitor attractions. Located near the Southern shore of Windermere at the edge of the Lake District National Park and within easy distance to the ancient village of Cartmel. 


Located at the southern end of  Lake Windermere, walking & cycling on the doorstep, water based activities on Windermere and easy distance of the historic village of Cartmel.

Tewitfield Marina


Tewitfield Marina is a purpose built hamlet with its own luxury holiday accommodation complex. Situated in Carnforth on the Lancashire and Cumbria border alongside Tewitfield Locks on the Lancaster Canal we provide our guests with the perfect place to stay with easy access to some of Britain’s best loved countryside, with both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales being less than half an hours drive away.


Within the immediate vicinity there is a welcoming country pub, the Longlands Hotel, serving real ale with a varied food menu. Just across the road is Greenlands Farm Village with its own farm shop selling crafts and local produce alongside a café where you can relax and sample fresh homemade food.

Attractions & Events


Ullswater 'Steamers' Lake Cruises and Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway each provide a unique experience to view the mountainous landscapes and wildlife of the Lake District National Park. Located to the Northern and Western regions of the National Park and linking some of most famous and spectacular walking routes in the area, both journeys provide the utmost in comfort and customer experiences. For something a little bit different, visit the special event calender and book online today.

Ravenglass &
Eskdale Railway


The oldest and longest heritage narrow gauge railway in Lakeland. Seven miles of steam as we travel on one of Wainwrights favourite journeys from the coastal village of Ravenglass to the foot of England’s highest mountains in Eskdale.


Great facilities at both ends of the line include cafes, play areas, free Wi-Fi and gift shops.

Gift experiences available to purchase online.



An award winning Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating lake cruises on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater.


We have been sailing on England's most beautiful lake since 1859. Today, cruises onboard heritage vessels connect to some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District National Park.

Shopping online, Retail & Gift Shops


Rabbit Rabbit was born out of our family owned company’s desire to bring to your doorstep the experience of many years retailing at our shops throughout the Lake District. We are continually adding to our wide range of great gift ideas as our buyers diligently search for presents with appeal for our shops and online store. Enjoy browsing through our various categories but if you can’t find everything you are looking for please contact us and we will try our best to source your perfect gift idea.

Our Peter Rabbit Shops


Peter Rabbit Bowness


Peter Rabbit Keswick


Peter Rabbit Hawkshead

Letting Properties


Lake District Estates owns and manages an extensive portfolio of approximately 100 properties for residential letting purposes. The majority of our properties are located in the South Lakeland area of Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside but we also cover areas further afield such as Ravenglass, Pooley Bridge and Glenridding. Our properties range from traditional Lakeland cottages to modern apartment conversions of large historic buildings. Properties are let unfurnished and benefit from a good standard of fixtures, fittings and decoration.

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