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

  • Scenery and walks spectacular. Location ideal and quiet.

    / Ecclerigg Old Farm
  • Loved this quirky and spacious flat - excellent for couples as plenty of room to spread out.

    / The Gables
  • A great stay in Derwent. Used the gym, bar and bistro which were all excellent.

    / Derwent
  • Third year here and have loved it again.  A very comfortable interior, thank you and hopefully will see you soon.

    / Brantside
  • A very beautiful cottage tastefully decorated in a great location. Thanks for a truly great week.

    / The Mews
  • 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
  • We came to have a get-away-from-it-all break and got just that...lovely walks to The Outgate Inn and Hawkshead. The house is beautifully furnished and a great place to relax.

    / Rose Barn
  • 4th or 5th time here. Brilliant comfortable and warm cottage. Better than any we have tried elsewhere in UK, France, Italy etc. We have had a wonderful time - great walks, even good weather and very cosy in the winter.

    / Loughrigg
  • An excellent all-round stay in Grisedale. We used everything except the gym - good food and good treatments in Oxley's.

    / Grisedale
  • The apartment is beautifully furnished and decorated and we had a really comfortable and relaxing stay.

    Thank- you very much

    / Riverside Park 3
  • Beautiful as always, cant wait to return in seven weeks. We need to buy this place.

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

    / Croft
  • Fantastic house - location, location, location. Hot tub great. Attention to detail spot on, decor very tasteful. Look forward to our return - 10/10.

    / High Biggin
  • Altar End is a great place to stay...we've had a good holiday and would love to come again

    / Altar End
  • We found our holiday in Molly's Cottage to be excellent value for money...just what we needed for a most enjoyabe holiday.

    / Mollys Cottage
  • Our second holiday at Hillside Cottage & it's a great place to relax. The cottage is very comfy. Been out & about a lot too - spent one lovely day on the lake.

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

    / Crowmire Cottage
  • Lake District needs no words from us - everywhere is beautiful.

    / The Lookout
  • A truly wonderful cottage in a beautiful location. You have thought of everything

    / Tabithas Cottage
  • Merewood Stables was a perfect base and everything was catered for and was spotlessly clean.

    Really smashing...thank-you

    / Merewood Stables
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