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

  • An all round excellent return visit.

    / Scafell
  • A lovely light & comfortable flat with everything we needed. Thank you for the wine too!

    / Over Ghyll
  • 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
  • Another super holiday here, looking forward to our next visit.

    / Le Tholonet
  • Lovely cottage. Ideally situated, enjoying the views and sitting in the summerhouse. Very Relaxing

    / Greenside Garth
  • Thank you for a lovely base in this stunning corner of England.

    / Studio Cottage
  • ...ideal for our stay in Ambleside....a thoroughly enjoyable stay with good walks, good beer and good food. I'm sure we'll be back

    / Bobbin Mill Cottage
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Edenbridge as has the rest of my family. Hopefully we will be back for a fourth time.

    / Edenbridge
  • Fabulous fortnight with hottest driest weather for years we hope to return.

    / Riversdale
  • Wonderful cottage - everything you could possibly need (and more). Thank you.

    / Hannakin Barn
  • Lovely apartment, comfortable and spacious, big bath very welcome after a long day's walk.

    / Acorns
  • Enjoyed a fabulous short break and were very impressed! With excellent amenities Skelwith Force really is a home from home.

    / Skelwith Force
  • We have had a fantastic holiday made all the more special by having such a wonderful place to stay. Beautifully appointed and very comfortable. 

    / Brackenrigg Toll House
  • Our second visit to this homely cottage - lovely to be back and couldn't believe our luck with the weather.

    / Croft
  • Very high standard - would gladly come back and visit

    / Catbells
  • A fantastic week of walking with Old Mill Cottage as the perfect base. A lovely house with stunning views.

    / Old Mill Cottage
  • We've had a great week in this lovely house, enjoyed every minute. Thanks

    / Merewood Lodge
  • Wonderful cottage, great views and excellent location, many thanks

    / Wastwater
  • Lovely cottage, home from home. Loved the log burner.

    / Daffodils
  • Our 7th stay at the wonderful Glenburn. Already booked for next year. Done lots of great walks and thank you for the wine.

    / Glenburn
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