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

  • Had a lovely stay in this delightful cottage, can sense the history in the place and very child friendly.

    / Croft
  • This was our first visit to the Lake District and we love it (and Mill Top) so much that we've already booked our next visit! A terrific apartment, very well presented and thought through -everything you could possibly need is here. Spotlessly clean - thank you for that!

    / Mill Top
  • Very cosy warm cottage, quirky layout which the grand children loved for hide and seek. Had a great time.

    / Willow Hill
  • First visit, loved the apartment and area, already planning next visit.

    / The Conservatory
  • Leaving today, would love to stay longer. A cosy cottage in a wonderful location.

    / Cringol Cottage
  • Very comfortable and superb view.

    / South View
  • Wonderful apartment, perfect for exploring. Weather daughter loved the water and has had a great first holiday. 

    / Waterfalls
  • Hillandale has been an excellent retreat and we would love to come back - the views are stunning and the house very comfortable. 

    / Hillandale
  • It was great to have Sunday lunch on arrival. The food in the bistro is excellent and good value for money.

    / Grisedale
  • Everything excellent from our first impressions on arrival, high degree of comfort and friendly staff.

    Overall -an excellent visit.

    / Hindscarth
  • This is a wonderful, heavenly get away home away from home. We enjoyed it. Thank you.

    / Low House
  • Lovely cottage in a perfect setting - love the refurbishment. Will come again soon.

    / Daffodils
  • We loved the flat! Excellent position - the views are wonderful and very well equipped. 

    Very convenient for the town.

    / Fairview
  • Thanks for a very enjoyable stay. Everything was very clean and we loved the closeness of all the great restaurants in Windermere.

    / Ivyholme
  • Another lovely week at High Spy

    / High Spy
  • A wonderful location to see in the New Year. Cottage very well equipped and incredibly comfortable....

    / Crowmire Cottage
  • 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
  • Super cottage beautifully refurbished. Excellent location and weather was kind to us. Hope to return.

    / Four Seasons Cottage
  • Our 4th visit to this lovely cosy cottage - will be back

    / The Gables
  • Exceptional holiday. Last here in the Lakes some 25 years ago & it is still wonderful.

    / Cygnet Cottage
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