Lakelovers is a leading provider of luxury holiday cottages in the Lake District.

Founded in 1977, Lakelovers is a property management and lettings agency specialising in premium holiday cottages across the Lake District.

Headquartered in Windermere, the business manages more than 500 holiday properties, providing an end-to-end property management service that includes marketing, maintenance and bookings support, alongside bespoke legal, financial and regulatory advice, through its network of high-street branches.

In December 2017 LDC backed the management buyout of Lakelovers. 

The management buyout was led by CEO Paul Liddell who has overseen the growth of Lakelovers since acquiring the business in 2000. Since then, Lakelovers has successfully built a reputation for managing and letting premium holiday cottages in sought-after locations across the Lake District, and now accommodates thousands of new and repeat customers every year. 

LDC’s investment will help to drive the business forward, providing the capital to launch an acquisition trail that will drive scale across the Lakelovers portfolio and helping the business to capitalise on the growing trend for ‘staycations’.

With strong credentials in the UK travel sector and a track record for partnering with management teams to drive growth, LDC is the ideal partner to help us to unlock the potential of our business and kick-start the next phase of our growth strategy in earnest.
Paul Liddell, CEO, Lakelovers