Self-Catering Lake District Cottages - Enjoy in the Heart of the Lakes

Here at Heart of the Lakes we offer you a fine selection of Lake District cottages sleeping from just two up to the largest sleeping ten. Whatever time of year you choose to stay you will find one of our self-catering cottages in the Lake District that fits the bill. Our Lake District cottages come in all shapes and sizes with a range of quality to suit every taste and pocket. Locations vary from village centre to remote and rural but all are in the most sought after parts of the National Park.

Many of our guests return year after year to their favourite cottages in the Lake District so, if this is your first visit to the Lake District, we hope you will enjoy exploring our website to maybe find your own favourite cottage in which to enjoy many delightful holidays.

The area abounds in places to visit, beautiful scenery, lakes and mountains, wonderful food, country pubs, pretty villages, lake cruises and boat hire. In fact there is so much to do that you may not have time to fit it all in... but make the most of your busy days out and return to your comfortable Lake District cottage to relax and plan your next activity.

Every holiday booked with Heart of the Lakes includes free Leisure Club membership in the price - a facility much enjoyed by our guests. Many of our Lake District cottages are pet friendly and most are family friendly. Don't miss our fine selection of luxury cottages in the Lake District for couples, perfect for that romantic break or just simply for a relaxing getaway at any time of the year.

If you have any queries please do contact us for individual attention. Our expert booking staff will be able to answer any questions to make sure that you choose the most perfect spot your holiday in one of our delightful Lake District cottages.

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What our guests say

  • A lovely comfortable, well located property, with best showers we have had in a Lakes Property ever. Good walks from the house, local pub great, well stocked kitchen whats not to like. We even had great weather.

    / Scutcheon House
  • Excellent cottage in superb location, very little need to leave the Ambleside area.

    / Courtyard Cottage
  • A wonderful stay in the apartment. We had a fantastic time in Keswick and the sun shone for us....can't wait to come back

    / Riverside Park 1
  • Charming and very helpful hosts. A beautful location and very cosy cottage.

    / The Garth
  • Back again to Four Seasons, as always very comfortable & well-kept. Thanks for a good holiday.

    / Four Seasons Cottage
  • Back for our third visit to The Sheilings and we still love it. It was so lovely to be able to settle right back in and not have to worry about a thing.

    / Sheilings
  • We have had a very enjoyable fortnight here at the Sheilings. the house is exceptionally well equipped...and comfortable. We found it the ideal base for exploring locally .....

    / Sheilings
  • Wow, what a fantastic week! Superb cottage in a fantastic location. we had a great week with excellent weather.

    / Crowmire Cottage
  • Perfect cottage, 3rd visit, great weather and great week.

    / Hannakin Barn
  • Terrific place, terrific views. we were very lucky with the weather all week.

    / Greenside Garth
  • Lovely location near our favourite lake - Ullswater. One of the best cottages we've stayed in over 20+years of visiting the lakes. Thank-you

    / Spring Garth Cottage
  • Lovely cottage, lovely week... wonderful!

    / Croft Foot Barn
  • Happy memories, what a fabulous place to spend the weekend with close family and friends.

    / Derwentwater House
  • Glorious two weeks for our first stay in Spring Cottage, the third cottage we have stayed in in Rydal in the last 4 years. It was as good as expected & anticipated. Charlie, our Welsh Terrier, enjoyed the garden, as did we!

    / Spring Cottage
  • Another lovely week in a lovely cottage. Thank you.

    / Bank Foot
  • How can we thank you for such an absolutely heavenly couple of days? We just want to stay on and on. Cottage extremely comfortable and so prettily furnished.

    / St Giles
  • We've had a lovely holiday at Swirl How. Everyone is very helpful and the cottage nice and clean........Hope to be back

    / Swirl How
  • What a fantastic place ...very clean and beautiful decor. Loved the sound of the river.

    / Riverside Park 5
  • Thanks very much for the perfect gift, Brunt How and Lake District both.  This is a wonderful house and beautiful part of Britain, thank you.

    / Brunt How
  • Very comfortable, great location, well looked after accommodation, we greatly enjoyed our stay here.

    / Ivyholme
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