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

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

    / Waterfalls
  • Brilliant week!! The cottage is lovely - so very central and very well equipped. Thank you.

    / Briery Lodge
  • Everything was taken care of from the excellent website & helpful booking staff right down to the clean & comfortable accommodation on arrival...just what we needed for an all round excellent holiday. Looking forward to our next holiday at Ghyll View.

    / Ghyll View
  • The character of the cottage is absolutely charming and it is a very special place - all of the animals just make it better.

    / Yew Tree Farm
  • Everyone at Heart of the Lakes was very helpful. Lovely clean property & great value for money.

    / Gillybeck
  • 2nd time here in the past year. The accommodation is superb- can't be faulted and the wi-fi is an added bonus. Can't wait to come back.

    / Briery Lodge
  • We had a most wonderful week in this delightful cottage with these superb views! This was our third visit to this stunning area & now we have found such a lovely house to stay in we want to come back very soon to discover & explore more of this dramatic l

    / Gillside
  • Thanks for a good holiday at North Lodge. Nice and clean and everything to our liking.

    / North Lodge
  • Apartment really spacious, plenty of room for the children.

    / Acorns
  • The best house we have ever stayed in, we have had a lovely time. Thank you for your attention to detail, it is greatly appreciated. We will be back!

    / Low House
  • Many thanks for another very enjoyable visit.

    / Ecclerigg Old Farm
  • Very enjoyable stay with great weather! Plenty to do & friendly atmosphere everywhere. Good comfortable cottage - we will definitely come again.

    / Cringol Cottage
  • An excellent Easter Holiday...wouldn't change a thing. We'll be back

    / Gale Mews
  • If you ever consider selling the cottage please can we have first refusal! Perfectly equipped and great décor.

    / Wren Cottage
  • After many years of coming to the Lakes this is by far the best house we have stayed in.

    / Grassthwaite How
  • We had a fantastic week once again

    / Littledale
  • We would have no qualms in recommending Fairview to family and friends. Loved the apartment and closeness to good shops and excellent eating places.

    / Fairview
  • Such a welcoming,cosy bungalow in a spectacular position with breathtaking views of the high fells.

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

    / Fellside Cottage
  • Excellent location for all our explorations. we have so enjoyed the tranquillity of the setting here and the wildlife.

    / Park Cottage
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