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

  • Beautiful comfortable cottage away from it all! Have enjoyed good weather, great walks and fantastic views.

    / Bog House
  • Very comfortable, clean, warm, comfy cottage. Enjoyed our stay.  Drinks on the jetty in the evenings - perfect. Thank you.

    / Duckling Cottage, Pullwood Bay
  • We have thoroughly enjoyed our first holiday in the Lake District and found this cottage very comfortable and relaxing.  Thank You.

    / Kent Cottage
  • Our third visit to this lovely apartment. The summer house is a lovely place to sit & relax. Got lots of walks in. So a very enjoyable visit again.

    / Grisedale View
  • Fourteen times here says all we need to say about our love of coming to Le Tholonet.

    / Le Tholonet
  • 4th visit another grand week. All we said last year can be said again. Hope to be back soon.

    / Brantside
  • A real home from home. Lovely cosy well equipped cottage everything we needed. Thanks for a good location.

    / School Cottage
  • Always great to come to Underscar

    / Hindscarth
  • The Old Police House was perfect for five people in our group. The vews from the windows made it difficult to get out each morning. We would enjoy coming back at any time of the year.

    / The Old Police House
  • Lovely warm cottage to come back to at the end of long walks.

    / School Cottage
  • A truly wonderful house, warm and very welcoming. Really enjoyed cooking on the AGA! Couldn't fault Keswick, we have found our favourite Lakes location.

    / Orchard House
  • This is our first time together in a holiday cottage, and we have been so happy here and had such an amazing time. We are actually feeling relaxed and hope to be back soon.  Thank you so much.

    / Waterhead Cottage
  • Lovely apartment- perfect base in Ambleside. The weather has been very kind to us - brilliant walks over Langdale Pikes.  

    / Waterfalls
  • Another great week in The Lakes made better by choosing this amazing cottage. So well equipped..its fabulous. 

    / Sheilings
  • The house is amazing, the staff fantastic! Can't wait to tell everybody and come back soon.

    / High Biggin
  • Who needs sunshine when good friends make their own sunshine.  Laughed until we cried, enjoyed wonderful meals. Comfortable house with lovely atmosphere, couldn't recommend it more highly.

    / Parkwood 2015
  • Really lovely cottage, great to get away for a long week end. It always feels like we have had a mini holiday in the lakes. Thank you so much.

    / Mary Meadows Barn
  • Another lovely holiday, weather being great, enjoyed the walks and the Low Wood Club. Lovely location Fairview the perfect spot, we will be back

    / Fairview
  • Excellent as usual. We have stayed here many times since 2001....

    / Robinson
  • The cottage was first class and very nicely decorated and furnished. The finishing touch is the log burner - very cosy at night. 

    We love the area......

    / Brackenrigg Toll House
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