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

  • Happy memories, what a fabulous place to spend the weekend with close family and friends.

    / Derwentwater House
  • Our Christmas present to ourselves this year was to escape the hustle and bustle of a commercial Christmas and enjoy a peaceful getaway...we would have struggled to find a better cottage had we searched all year.

    / Fell Foot Cottage
  • We have had a wonderful week, plenty of sunshine and a very comfortable cottage.

    / Croft
  • Thank you, really appreciated the comfort and location. Great weather was a bonus.

    / Wastwater
  • This was our first visit to the Lakes and we have just loved it. The apartment is wonderful and felt like a home from home, we will definately be back.

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

    / Crowmire Cottage
  • Fantastic house - location, location, location. Hot tub great. Attention to detail spot on, decor very tasteful. Look forward to our return - 10/10.

    / High Biggin
  • Wonderful holiday apartment, first class.

    / Betamere
  • The cottage has the most fantastic views, what ever the weather.  These large windows filled with mountains are the key feature. Those views across the valley will no doubt draw us back for more.

    / Gillside
  • A marvellous place, we'll definitely be back again.

    / Squirrel Bank
  • Our second visit to Swallows Nest and still one of the most comfy cottages we have stayed in.

    / Swallows Nest
  • Our first visit to your lovely tranquil home and we have so enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much.

    / Rawfell
  • What a wonderful cottage - 5 star luxury all the way !! No complaints hope to be back soon.  

    / Oak Bank
  • Thankyou for the lovely welcome you gave us when we arrived. An excellent cottage, we had a lovely holiday.

    / Nurses Cottage
  • Loved the apartment. Riverside 6 is our favourite place to stay

    Mary in the Keswick office is lovely and helpful

    / Riverside Park 6
  • Very well equipped cottage. Everything done to a high standard which we appreciate.  We will return again.

    / Hannakin Barn
  • Wonderful location, everything you could wish for.

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

    / Rydal Suite
  • A real home from home in the most beautiful location. Looking forward to our next visit already.

    / Larch Cottage
  • Excellent. Thank you.

    / Hannakin Barn
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