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

  • Loved it here on the riverside ......Kids enjoyed the pool and the climbing wall.


    Hope to be back

    / Riverside Park 2
  • The apartment is very spacious & well-equipped giving comfortable accommodation for a very relaxing holiday. Also enjoyed the garden & the great view.

    / Grisedale View
  • Wonderful cottage, owners very accommodating, well recommended, would stay again.

    / The Garth
  • A very cosy and well equipped cottage, You've thought of every thing. Many thanks.

    / Elind
  • Had a great facial in the health spa. Thank-you

    / Seatoller
  • What a fantastic place ...very clean and beautiful decor. Loved the sound of the river.

    / Riverside Park 5
  • Cosy cottage, sun trap garden very private, good weather and good location. Ticks all the boxes.

    / Bank Foot
  • Beautiful spot and perfect cottage to come home to after long days on the fells. A special week.

    / Hannakin Barn
  • Good weather, greatest of good accommodation, fantastic walks. Many thanks for everything.  Good Order!

    / Low House
  • Spacious warm cottage in a great location.  Lovely to have somewhere to sit out on a sunny evening.

    / Yew Tree Cottage
  • 2nd time in the cottage and we love it and the location

    / Longmire Yeat Cottage
  • Molly's Cottage is a spacious and comfortable place to stay. It is very central but tucked away and peaceful.

    / Mollys Cottage
  • Excellent situation. Cosy and comfortable cottage

    / Altar End
  • Our third stay in the wonderful Rydal Suite.  The apartment is such a lovely place to rest and be.

    / Rydal Suite
  • Lovely cottage, lovely week... wonderful!

    / Croft Foot Barn
  • We have been self catering for over 45 years & this cottage is one of the very best (excellent facilities & location). Have had two wonderful weeks - the Lakes never fail to work their magic.

    / Four Seasons Cottage
  • Fantastic staff - nothing is too much trouble

    / Stonethwaite
  • You have a beautiful place here, such great views. The apartment is warm and cosy, comfortable and well equipped.

    / Tethera
  • We have been coming to the lakes for many years now and this has been the best accommodation yet. Have had a fabulous week and will certainly be back. Very sad to be leaving.

    / Rydal Suite
  • An excellent holiday, we have really enjoyed our stay in this wonderful house.

    / Croft
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