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

  • What a relaxing comfortable place to return to after climbing the Old Man of Coniston and various peaks en route.

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

    Very convenient for the town.

    / Fairview
  • We stayed at Fairy Glen for the weekend. The cottage is well equipped and beautifully decorated....plenty of room, big kitchen, lovely bedrooms and hot powerful showers....If you are going to Grasmere do not overlook this cottage. 

    / Fairy Glen
  • BRILLIANT! Cottage lovely, fab location - just perfect - will be back again next year! Thank you!

    / Glenburn
  • Convenient location, great for self-catering, plenty of space. Loved pottering around Keswick. Lovely holiday, walking & relaxing. Enjoyed watching all the wildlife from the conservatory. Saw lots of red squirrels in the local woods.

    / Grisedale
  • We are so glad we found this lovely place for a last minute booking. Our only regret is being unable to stay longer! We've enjoyed various walks including Grisedale & Crinkle Crags as well as an excellent meal nearby and a cinema meal deal at Zeffirellis

    / High Fold
  • Parkwood is an absolute gem of a find - lots of special and thoughtful little things make it an ideal home from home. we will be staying again

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

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

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

    / Waterfalls
  • Fantastic staff - nothing is too much trouble

    / Stonethwaite
  • A wonderful two week holiday, the house is very comfortable & the view amazing. Loved the changing aspect of the hills by cloud shadows, sunlight & mist. The new table & chairs for the decking were much appreciated, as was the bottle of wine. Loved the bi

    / Gillside
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Ashness. Had two treatments in Oxley's and ate in the Bistro ...all very enjoyable.

    / Ashness
  • This is our first stay at Oakbank and we loved it - it is one of the most peaceful places we have ever stayed.

    / Oak Bank
  • The staff could not have been more helpful in carrying our luggage from the car. An excellent holiday in all respects.

    / Derwent
  • Great cottage and fab location. Loved the new kitchen.

    / Riverside Cottage
  • At this time of year we wanted a warm place to stay and it is.....lots of hot water after a day on the fells - very comfortable

    / Riverside Park 4
  • A great week as always. Thank-you

    / Catbells
  • Our second time here - love it just as much as the first! Did Grisedale Pike & some good low level walks too. Keswick's a fab town - every time we visit we discover something new & it's only a 10 minute walk.

    / Grisedale
  • A beautiful cottage, a real home from home.

    / South View
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