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 stayed many times in the lakes, but this little cottage was a stunner!

    / Wendin Cottage
  • Sad to be leaving our beloved Rawfell today. We have already booked our two week summer holiday at Rawfell.

    / Rawfell
  • Truly a very special holiday - the house is a treat and the garden great for the kids. Elterwater will always be dear to us.

    / St Giles
  • Lovely comfortable cottage in peaceful location. Spectacular scenery & Ambleside is a lovely town.

    / Fellside Cottage
  • A wonderful stay in a really comfortable suite. Thank you.

    / The Delft Suite
  • Wonderful Cottage in a great location, Had a fab holiday and even got engaged.

    / Larch Cottage
  • Delightful luxury apartment. Such beautiful surroundings make it difficult to leave! We'll be back.

    / High Borrans
  • Tranquil setting with all home comforts, lovely to have so many walks from the door. We have enjoyed the views of Grasmere and Rydal Water from many different aspects. Thank you.

    / Le Tholonet
  • Great Cottage, great walks despite the weather.

    / Wastwater
  • Well we didn't expect that, a lovely warm welcome from Amanda, fire cake and wine. We have had a great week exploring the lakes and fells in the area. We hope to come back and enjoy this lovely cottage again. Many thanks for your hospitality.

    / Gowan Bank Farm Cottage
  • Thank-you to everyone at Underscar for the work they put in to achieve such high standards, and for making our stay so enjoyable.

    / Great Gable
  • Cosy, warm and well equipped flat. Great loction for shops, restaurants and walking....will definitely be back

    / Fairview
  • Lovely to be back at Glenburn again. Thanks as ever for the wine very much appreciated.

    / Glenburn
  • 7th visit. Once again we have had a lovely holiday. Good weather and lovely accommodation. Always good at Brantside.

    / Brantside
  • Thank you for allowing us all to share your wonderful house. We have loved every minute of our family holiday. Been out in our boat every day. This has been a first for all our grand children, they have loved it.

    / Low House
  • Two great weeks in our favourite apartment. As always the accommodation was simply outstanding, a real home from home. Thank you.

    / Loughrigg Suite
  • Lovely stay, very comfortable

    / Altar End
  • Our first visit to Underscar and we have loved it...found everyone to be helpful and welcoming. An all round excellent stay.

    / High Spy
  • We have had a really good week again in lovely Ambleside. Our first time in this apartment - well appointed and comfortable,with a great view.

    Whatever the weather this is a good base from which to explore - and parking too!

    / Loughrigg View
  • Beautiful house for our baby daughters first holiday.  Would book to stay again.

    / Bowman Cottage
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