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

  • Great House will come back.  Fab Location and everything we needed for Christmas.  One of two best houses we have stayed in the Lakes. Thanks and all the best for 2015.

    / Bowman Cottage
  • Thanks for a lovely apartment - warm & secure. Visit The Glasshouse - best restaurant in the UK! Thanks for the wine as well!

    / Over Ghyll
  • Very comfortable and superb view.

    / South View
  • Lovely apartment- perfect base in Ambleside. The weather has been very kind to us - brilliant walks over Langdale Pikes.  

    / Waterfalls
  • Amazing! Our first stay here and everyone has been really helpful. The restaurant team are excellent - great customer service and very welcoming.

    / Seatoller
  •  Lovely cottage, nice views in a peaceful village. Loved the shower, fabulous weather meant we were walking every day. would definately stay again.   

    / Kent Cottage
  • Very impressed with the maintenance and cleanliness. Very well done to all for keeping up the standards. This is a testimony to the management and staff.

    Very well done

    / Watendlath
  • 9th visit.....Good to be back. Home from home.

    / Holly Cottage
  • The cottage is fantastic. A truly luxurious place to relax and recharge our batteries. My husband will remember spending his fiftieth birthday here for many years. 

    / Brackenrigg Toll House
  • Amazing holiday yet again. Birthday celebrations for 40th and 6th Birthdays. Perfect location in our favourite holiday home. Already planning our next visit.

    / Riggside
  • Another lovely stay in a beautiful place, thank you.

    / Rydal Suite
  • Without even leaving the flat, the wondrous Lakeland autumn is visible all around.

    / Squirrel Bank
  • Fantastic find!

    Simply fabulous!

    We'll be back


    / Riverside Park 3
  • Best place we have ever stayed in the Lake District, thank you.

    / The Coach House
  • Our second visit to Rawfell. An excellent place for our family reunion. House very well equipped and comfortable.

    / Rawfell
  • We have chilled out, mesmerised by the view and feel fit to face the business world again with renewed vigour.

    / Romney Grange
  • If this is "home from home", I am going home to set fire to our home.  Very happy with everything and very clean.   Thank you.

    / The Granary
  • Stayed in the Lakes many times, Tethera is by far the best. The quality of fixtures and fittings is excellent and the location is so peaceful and tranquil.

    / Tethera
  • We've had a fantastic week. The children enjoyed the space and the garden. We enjoyed the relaxed home from home.

    / Orchard House
  • Great Cottage, great walks despite the weather.

    / Wastwater
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