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

  • We have been vsiting Ambleside for the last 16 years - this cottage is one of our favourites. Convenient for Ambleside, warm and comfortable and welcoming after a day on the fells. We look forward to our next stay.

    / Hazeldene
  • This really is a cosy gem of a cottage and we have been entranced every night by the badgers.....It really has been amazing.

    / Hodge How Cottage
  • A very enjoyable holiday for all...our second visit - let's hope it won't be long before our third visit. An ideal situation!

    / Croft Foot Barn
  • Fantastic holiday home, very comfortable and well equipped in a great location. One of the nicest holiday cottages we have ever stayed in, thank-you

    / Merewood Lodge
  • Our first visit to Riverside Retreat. We were really delighted with its tranquil setting and spacious accommodation. Soon we will be back.

    / Riverside Retreat
  • Cosy cottage. Great location. Had some great walks, made some great memories...

    / Printers Cottage
  • Another lovely birthday here, this cottage cannot be beaten. we'll be back for my 80th Birthday, everything is perfect as usual.

    / The Coach House
  • We have thoroughly enjoyed our first holiday in the Lake District and found this cottage very comfortable and relaxing.  Thank You.

    / Kent Cottage
  • Cottage is just perfect, location perfect and the garden lovely. two wonderful weeks and managed to do lots of walks from the cottage - did not move the car for a week.

    Don't want to go home - looking forward to returning next year.

    / Sunnydene
  • Thanks for a good holiday. Fair Cop is excellent, very clean and comfortable. See you again

    / Fair Cop
  • A pleaseure to be back for the eighth visit to your lovely property. Looking forward to the next. 

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

    / Derwent
  • Accommodation first class. Very comfortable. We will return

    / Riverside Park 6
  • A wonderful return visit to Broadrayne Farm. Can't wait to come back.

    / The Woolloft
  • Very comfortable and superb view.

    / South View
  • Wonderful accommodation - could not ask for anything else.

    / Parkwood
  • A lovely family holiday in superior accommodation. We all loved the house and Low Wood. Would love to come back.

    / Parkwood
  • The food in Oxley's Bistro was excellent with a very good menu choice.

    Catbells is a beautiful apartment with high standards maintained.

    / Catbells
  • A real home from home in the most beautiful location. Looking forward to our next visit already.

    / Larch Cottage
  • We have had a very good time here...must say the cottage was very comfortable for us all. 

    / Mollys Cottage
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