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Herdwick Cottages offers glamping, lodges, holiday cottages and apartments near Buttermere, deep in the heart of the English lakes.

Buttermere is perhaps the most beautiful of all the lakes in the Lake District and is famous all over the world. This relatively small body of water lies in a chain that includes nearby Crummock Water and the slightly lesser-known Loweswater further west.

Buttermere sits in the shadow of Haystacks, one of the most accessible and enjoyable climbs in the national park. As you walk up from the valley, you’ll discover several “innominate tarns” – small bodies of water high in the mountain that nobody has ever named. Other popular walks from Buttermere include around the lake (approximately 4.5 miles), Rannerdale Knotts, Fleetwith Pike, the High Stilw Range, and Sourmilk Gykll, a famous nearby waterfall.

In the past, Buttermere was extremely isolated. However, with the construction of the Honister Pass to Seatoller, the area became accessible from the Eastern Lakes, and the rest of the country.

Despite this, the area remains almost completely undeveloped, leaving it nearly exactly how it was before modern times. Visitors to the region are often shocked by how pristine the lake and surrounding landscape remain, despite large volumes of tourists visiting the Lakes every year.

If you want to escape, relax and unwind in Buttermere, why not stay at one of our cottages, lodges, apartments, or glamping pods close to the lake? Explore all the natural beauty of the area from your front door.

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