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

  • Lovely cottage, lovely week... wonderful!

    / Croft Foot Barn
  • Beautiful area, great walks and the cottage is lovely.

    / Bakestones Cottage
  • Everything very clean and tidy in both the apartment and in Oxley's. We've had an excellent stay.

    / Blencathra
  • Excellent website. Loved the apartment. Heart of the Lakes are very helpful....we'll be back

    / Rydal
  • We had a great two week stay here, we will be back.

    / Little Hallgarth
  • A warm comfortable cottage with all essentials. Thank you. We love Ambleside and will be back.

    / Printers Cottage
  • Mill Top has everything we need for an 'away from it all' break. Loved falling asleep to the sound of The Ghyll. Ambleside is a great place to shop and eat. We'll be back.

    / Mill Top
  • Our third visit to Acorns...another fantastic week.

    / Acorns
  • Had a great time again, looking forward to comming back in June.

    / The Coach House
  • We have had another lovely visit to Grisedale Cottage - our forth.

    / Grisedale Cottage
  • Back for the fifth time and still love it.

    / Romney Grange
  • ...a wonderful time staying in Ambleside with you at High Borrans..We had a great week and loved the property which has now become one of our favourites. The views from the apartment were super and the upkeep and cleanliness were excellent.

    / High Borrans
  • Fantastic holiday - lots of great walks from the door. The Barn is in a perfect location with everything you need for a great stay. Wish we could stay for another week.

    / Walker Ground Barn
  • We've had a fantastic week in the Lake District & Jasmine Cottage. Enjoyed visiting all our favourite places & can't wait to come back in March!

    / Jasmine Cottage
  • We had a lovely Monday despite the weather. The Mews is a beautiful well equipped cottage.

    / The Mews
  • Thanks for a good holiday at North Lodge. Nice and clean and everything to our liking.

    / North Lodge
  • Our third visit to this delightful cottage. Lovely to be able to walk straight from the door. Red squirrels visited.

    / Oak Bank
  • Fantastic find!

    Simply fabulous!

    We'll be back


    / Riverside Park 3
  • Very comfortable cottage. This was our third Heart of the Lakes property and by far the best accommodation yet. Location ideal would certainly come back.

    / Thomas Fold Cottage
  • Lovely cottage. Parked the car on arrival and walked everywhere.

    / Honeypot Cottage
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