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

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

    / Broadrayne Farm Cottage
  • What a lovely property. Spacious yet very cosy. Everything you could need.

    / The Gables
  • Our third visit and just as good as ever. We hope to be back again and again.

    / Grisedale Cottage
  • A wonderful week of weather - no rain and very warm. Enjoyed excellent walks every day. It is our 8th visit to this lovely house, but first time in September.

    / Le Tholonet
  • Thanks for another superb week at Greenside House.  Every thing is as you would want to find it, which is why we treat it as our second home. We cannot believe how lucky we have been with the weather (again). The hills and mountains have welcomed us every day. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we will see you again very soon

    / Greenside House
  • Very comfortable flat with everything we needed.

    / Swallowdale
  • The cottage was lovely with a stunning view over the river and below the mountains.

    / Beckside Studio
  • This really is a cosy gem of a cottage and we have been entranced every night by the badgers.....It really has been amazing.

    / Hodge How Cottage
  • Our third visit and just everything was as we remembered. Good weather and walks and the feeling of tranquility in a lovely barn. Be back soon.

    / Elind
  • We have had a most enjoyable stay in Grange apartment and used all the facilities in Oxley's  including the pool, bistro, gym, bar and health spa.

    / Grange
  • 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
  • Another great visit to Newlands and thoroughly enjoyed all the facilities at Underscar. Everything very clean and tidy. Bistro and Health Spa excellent.

    / Newlands
  • Lovely cosy cottage with beautiful views.

    / The Woolloft
  • Excellent as usual. We have stayed here many times since 2001....

    / Robinson
  • Lovely cottage in a perfect setting - love the refurbishment. Will come again soon.

    / Daffodils
  • Spring Cottage is pure escapism because of its perfect location & excellent facilities.

    / Spring Cottage
  • Brilliant week despite the weather. Accommodation perfect, best equipped we have ever stayed in.   Couldnt ask for a better welcome, will definately be back.

    / The Rockery Suite
  • A great visit, really enjoyed it

    / Bakestones Cottage
  • Fabulous weather all week!  Had a fantastic stay in this wonderful, homely cottage. Plenty to do and see!

    Thank-you so much, will definitely come back.

    / Crowmire Cottage
  • Wonderful apartment, perfect for exploring. Weather daughter loved the water and has had a great first holiday. 

    / Waterfalls
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