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

  • Return visit to the Lakes - completed many pleasant walks, none too arduous, but nevertheless beautiful & varied. Cottage very cosy & clean - no complaints!!

    / Fellside 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
  • What a palace! It made our holiday extremely comfortable. Hope we get the chance to come back.

    / Silver How
  • Another great stay, thank you once again for the welcome pack. Nice to see you again will be returning for another visit soon.

    / Waterhead Cottage
  • 10 days beautiful weather, House still lovely and view wonderful.  A lovely holiday.

    / Gillside
  • Another lovely week in a lovely cottage. Thank you.

    / Bank Foot
  • Lovely cottage, home from home. Loved the log burner.

    / Daffodils
  • Excellent place, great position. Good to have provate parking. Plenty of room, nice and warm and comfortable - one of the best places we've stayed in in Ambleside.

    / Loughrigg
  • Excellent accommodation in superb location with beautiful grounds - saw deer, squirrels and rabbits.

    / High Borrans
  • Had a wonderful time....lovely cottage, very well equipped and beautifully warm. Super position

    / Tabithas Cottage
  • What a beautiful cottage. So nice to come back to at the end of the day. What more could you ask for. Thank you so much.

    / Little Hallgarth
  • Altar End is a great place to stay...we've had a good holiday and would love to come again

    / Altar End
  • Our second visit to Gategill in what is a very well equippped and comfortable bungalow with wonderful scenery. Many thanks for the welcome pack it was much appreciated.

    / Gategill
  • a 10yr old says 'We loved playing in the woods, we saw a stag and a baby deer and a small one too. I loved it and it is 10/10. Amazing

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

    / Gale Mews
  • 1st stay, lovely spacious house with excellent views and all facilities very good.

    / Brantside
  • Loved the brochure and the website. Plenty of information to help us choose this fantastic cottage.......we definitely hope to stay here again.

    / Bell Foot
  • A fantastic holiday, truly a five star experience.

    / Merewood Stables
  • Excellent all round holiday. Thanks to all and see you again soon

    / Bell Foot
  • We loved the cottage and felt very welcome, when we arrived to tea, cake and a roaring fire. We enjoyed the surrounding countryside, Lake Windermere and the farm and the amazing farm animals. Thank you so much George and Amanda, we will be back. 

    / Gowan Bank Farm Cottage
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