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

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

    / The Delft Suite
  • Fell Foot Cottage is well up there with the 'best cottage we've stayed in' and that's from 20yrs of visiting the lakes.

    / Fell Foot Cottage
  • Superb apartment, more sunshine than rain, glorious holiday.

    / The Conservatory
  • Spent a cosy week at the cottage. We were lucky enough to have a heavy snowfall which made our walks along Loughrigg Fell and Wansfell that bit more exciting.

    / Lowfold Cottage
  • We have had an excellent stay in Blencathra and enjoyed using all the on-site facilities.

    Everything spotlessly clean as usual

    / Blencathra
  • Very cosy cottage with an excellent location, good books etc. Would definitely return.

    / The Hayloft
  • We had a warm welcome on arrival and a most enjoyable stay in Seatoller.

    / Seatoller
  • Another relaxing week at Glenburn.  Thank you for the wine.

    / Glenburn
  • Excellent situation. Cosy and comfortable cottage

    / Altar End
  • ...we would highly recommend Heart of the Lakes and Thrang End. Well done and Thank-you to all involved. 

    / Thrang End
  • 2nd time in the cottage and we love it and the location

    / Longmire Yeat Cottage
  • Our third stay in this lovely cosy cottage.  We have had a great time despite plenty of rain

    / Croft
  • Had a very enjoyable week in this lovely cottage.Had some rain but also some sunshine too. The beds are so comfy it was hard to get up in the morning.

    / Nurses Cottage
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Swirl How; it was nicely organised, well fitted out, clean and comfortable - and perfectly placed for a minimal-car-use stay in The Lakes.

    / Swirl How
  • Enjoyed sitting out in the lovely garden. Fantastic walk up to Kirkstone Pass Inn - well worth a visit. Walks to Rydal Water, Sweden Bridge & beyond were really beautiful. Our longest walk took in Stockghyll Falls then up over Wansfell Pike to Troutbeck

    / Fellside Cottage
  • Thank-you so much for making this lovely house available. A wonderful week

    / Orchard House
  • After 25yrs of visiting The Lakes we have found the perfect cottage.

    Many thanks, see you soon

    / Spring Garth Cottage
  • Accommodation first class. Very comfortable. We will return

    / Riverside Park 6
  • Our 5th year running to Holly Cottage and we still love it. Great walks from the door. A great place for all our family to get together.

    / Holly Cottage
  • Excellent all round holiday from first to last! Thank you.

    / Thirlmere Cottage
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