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

  • Amazing place, we really enjoyed our stay here, perfect location, home comfort and nice charming surroundings. Thank you for this fantastic place.

    / Riverside Retreat
  • We've had a brilliant week! Staff very helpful - if they couldn't answer a question they were always willing to find out.

    / Newlands
  • A dreamy weekend in a dreamy house - thank you. One to remember for next time.

    / Brathay View Cottage
  • A very happy week at Hillside Cottage with daughters & friends. Loved our visit to Wordsworth's Dove Cottage & picnic overlooking Loughrigg Tarn. We hope to return soon.

    / Hillside Cottage
  • A very relaxing week good weather. Lovely cottage thank you.

    / Broadrayne Farm Cottage
  • Cottage is heaven, the garden a haven. Weather is incredible, couldn't ask for more.

    / Bank Foot
  • Wow, what a fantastic week! Superb cottage in a fantastic location. we had a great week with excellent weather.

    / Crowmire Cottage
  • Really appreciated the comfortable house and in-house entertainment + the numerous birds and squirrels in the garden

    / Sunset Cottage
  • Scenery and walks spectacular. Location ideal and quiet.

    / Ecclerigg Old Farm
  • Incredible, never to be forgotten week of snow, scenery and walking...looking to come back later in the year.

    / Spring Garth Cottage
  • 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 lovely week, I think this is the nicest cottage we've had in the Lakes. Pity we couldn't walk as usual but this didn't spoil our stay - still loads to do.

    / Rushbrook Cottage
  • Had a wonderful week in this lovely area.  Thank you for the lovely welcome, see you again next year.

    / Broadrayne Farm Cottage
  • Excellent. Thank you.

    / Hannakin Barn
  • Lovely cosy cottage with gorgeous art work, great central location which made the perfect base for a wonderful week. Thank you.

    / Croft
  • Accommodation first class. Very comfortable. We will return

    / Riverside Park 6
  • Had a lovely holiday. Everything about Parkwood, accommodation and view - excellent.

    / Parkwood 2014
  • We have loved being in your cosy cottage and want to come back. We have had a splendid two weeks.

    / St Giles
  • An excellent stay in Gt. Gable,  everyone very helpful and friendly. Underscar is well looked after and presented.

    / Great Gable
  • The cottage was really great and the position is wonderful with the river and the shop and it being close to the pubs. Great walks nearby and really comfy beds. Be back next year.

    / Bridge Cottage
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