Letting with Good Life Lake District Cottages

Live the Good Life...with our tailored holiday letting service

Holiday letting with Good Life Lake District Cottages provides you with the best of both worlds: operating from two offices our team in Cumbria provide you with a great service and wealth of local knowledge, this is coupled with the expertise of our central team of specialists. We're owned by the family-run, national agency The Original Cottage Company.

Our advice is free and without obligation, so call us today on: 015394 37417 or email info@goodlifelakedistrictcottages.co.uk 


A little more about us...

We have a great team of truly local, friendly and enthusiastic staff.

From our two local offices in Elterwater and Windermere we provide friendly and efficient customer service, advising guests on property and local information, ensuring we find the best property match for them.

We always welcome new and existing property owners to our offices - we love talking about properties, especially over a cup of tea! If you are looking for some advice and support letting your own property please do pop by.

In addition to our Lake District office team we offer additional telephone and website support in the evenings and on Sundays, so we have all bases well covered.



Elterwater Office | Ambleside LA22 9HS

"The view from our Elterwater office is to die for. It doesn’t just look good though, it’s our operational hub and the base for our property management services"
Our Elterwater Office

Windermere Office | Beech Street LA23 1ED

"Our high street office in the centre of Windermere enjoys lots of footfall. The window space is used for advertising our holiday properties and we distribute lots of cottage brochures from this office too"
Our Windermere Office

Mary Foxcroft | Portfolio Development Manager

"I love the fact that year-round the vistas change with the seasons but are never less beguiling."

John Riley | Property Manager

"I am so fortunate and lucky to live and work in the place I would choose to go on holiday to."

Natalie Barker | Lake District Manager

"I fell in love with the Lake District the first time I visited, I moved here with my husband 3 years ago and love living in Grasmere."

Jess Sutcliffe | Office Manager

"Being able to live and work in the heart of the Lake District is great! I know how lucky I am to be given this opportunity."

Leah Dacre | Property & Office Assistant

"I have lived in the Lake District for over 30 years and am proud to have been welcoming visitors to the area for the past 15 years!"

Lynsey Tipping | Property & Office Assistant

"I love the ever changing landscape throughout the seasons. Coniston water is my favourite place in the Lakes"

Enjoy the best of both worlds

Letting with Good Life Lake District Cottages provides you with the best of both worlds: truly local expertise coupled with national exposure

We have two offices in the Lake District and we’re also part of The Original Cottage Company - a large family of brands across England and Wales. 

Please watch our short Original Cottages video to learn more about the huge benefits of holiday letting with us.

Why choose Good Life Lake District Cottages?


100% of our owners said they would recommend us to their family and friends. Here are a few reasons why:

- Annual Homeowner Survey results, Nov 2018

They love our marketing

Leading digital marketing expertise and innovative activity such as virtual reality property tours

We list and manage our owners properties on affiliate partner websites too, at no extra charge to our owners, including the following major brands:

Original Cottages
Trip Advisor
Love Cottages

Effective, targeted and exciting online and offline marketing activity featuring your individual property.

High quality professional grade photography for each property, free of charge.

A social media audience of over 11,000 people on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

It makes financial sense

We’ll visit your property (for free) to let you know how much you could earn.

Competitive commission rates, no sign-up or renewal fees (we only start making money when you do).

If a holidaymaker cancels, we guarantee that you will get paid in full.

We pay you as we receive funds from guests (we don’t hold on to your money & until after a holiday takes place to give it to you).

Owner discounts on things like mattresses, key boxes and holidays across England & Wales.

We're customer service led

Experienced & friendly local team plus a centralised team of specialists.

Feefo score of 4.6/5 from holidaymakers, with our service regularly rated as ‘excellent’.

Our holidaymakers come back year after year (which means more repeat customers for you).

Tailored property management services, arranged to suit you (we won’t try and sell you a package).

Two welcoming local offices - we love talking about properties and holiday letting!

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Let's Talk Marketing

We love marketing almost as much as we love holiday properties... 

Our aim is to help you maximise the revenue potential of your holiday home. The primary objective of all our marketing activity is to bring you bookings – lots and lots of bookings!

We help maximise booking rates with our extensive and targeted marketing programme:

Online Marketing

Our website is the most important tool we have to promote the Good Life and our wonderful selection of properties. Our website is ‘responsive’ which means it’s appearance changes to best fit the device on which it is being viewed. We invest in ‘pay per click’ advertising to ensure that our position on Google is good and we work hard to ensure that we are always adding relevant information to our site, which creates a good user experience and also improves our ‘organic’ search engine performance. We also market all our properties on our group website, www.originalcottages.co.uk.

Our social media audience is always growing as we actively seek to talk to our customers on a personal level to both build awareness of our brand and strengthen relationship we have with our customers.

Our Brochure

Taking advantage of the significant footfall we have passing our offices, we produce a full colour brochure updated at least twice a year, with high quality imagery of our beautiful properties. This can also be requested online.

Campaign Marketing

We regularly communicate with our customers with personalised, targeted emailing, featuring properties, events and special offers. In addition to this with our online blog, we give customers insider news and tips to make the most of the Lake District.

Advertising & PR

We place carefully timed advertisements in local press and selected national magazines and papers.

We work with PR specialists, journalists and high profile bloggers to gain our cottages as much coverage as possible. We also work closely with local tourism agencies and a number of UK and overseas affiliates.

Additional benefits for our homeowners

10% Original Cottages discount

As we are part of the Original Cottages group, our homeowners enjoy a 10% discount off their own holidays.

With over 5,000 Original Cottages properties to choose from, you too could enjoy exploring the UK for less.

Exclusive discounts from our partners

We love loyal customers. So, to say thank you for choosing us, we’ve teamed up with a range of local and national companies to ensure that you are rewarded with some seriously great offers and discounts.

Find out more by requesting an Owner Information Pack today.


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