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

  • This has been the best holiday ever...hope you have an enjoyable stay. We certainly did.

    / Hodge How Cottage
  • Excellent accommodation!   2nd visit now, I will come back every year. Superb location. What a wonderful 2 weeks I have had.

    Thanks to Mr. T. and to Heart of the Lakes.

    / Middlefell Farm Cottage
  • We've had a good holiday - enjoyed walks down to Bassenthwaite, water colour painting in a beautiful setting & visiting our favourite haunts - Ullswater & Pooley Bridge, Grasmere & a lovely drive through Newlands Valley. Also spotted the osprey from the b

    / Cygnet Cottage
  • Thank you for such a comfortable, well equipped holiday house - a real home from home. we wish we were staying another week.

    / Milestones
  • Had a lovely holiday, what a great lodge - lovely and fresh, very relaxing and a beautiful view.

    / How Beck
  • We've already booked again for our fifth stay. Thanks for another really enjoyable stay.

    / Glendale
  • We have had a lovely week here. The cottage was great and in a perfect location. The added extras made us feel very welcome.

    / Studio Cottage
  • Found all the information we needed on the website. Good accommodation & very clean on arrival. We thought that Ghyllstead offered really good value for money & definitely hope to return.

    / Ghyllstead
  • Derwent is an excellent apartment and we have had a lovely stay

    / Derwent
  • We love The Barn! We have had such a great stay here. So much to do & see. We recommend a walk up Scafell Pike - great views. Another favourite was rowing boats on Coniston Lake, again great views.

    / The Barn
  • This is a lovely place, lots of walks etc. coming from Australia to England's winter -very interesting. ....... we still managed to see Roman ruins, Wastwater lake, ......The cottage cosy and very easy to use   

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

    / Romney Grange
  • Our first visit to this house with beautiful views. Le Tholonet has given us a whole new aspect of Grasmere from the other properties we have stayed in, so peaceful and well provided, a firm favorite already.

    / Le Tholonet
  • Thank you so much for letting us stay in your stunning house, we have had a lovely time. The little touches such as the hamper and the ready made fire were very thoughtful and much appreciated thank you.

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

    / Rydal Suite
  • Enjoyed a super week in one of the best cottages in the lakes.

    / Nurses Cottage
  • A great week, the lodge suited our needs perfectly, very warm and cosy and what fantastic views.

    / How Beck
  • Very impressed with the cottage and the wonderful views from so many rooms. We appreciated the warmth and the cosy atmosphere of the cottage.

    / Park Cottage
  • Lovely cottage, especially the open fire. Did lots of walking despite the rain. Try the footpath behind the cottage - fantastic views!

    / Rose Cottage
  • Lovely week, top class accommodation and restaurant, thank you.

    / The Toffee Loft
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