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

  • 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
  • Back again for yet another year ..must be seven or eight now. Once again the cottage is lovely and very homely. 

    / Grisedale Cottage
  • A wonderful place to stay...watching the wildlife. Warm and homely living accommodation. we will want to return.

    / Ecclerigg Old Farm
  • Great property! Even good weather! ...can't find anything to moan about. See you again.

    / The Gables
  • Thanks so much for letting me come and stay! Had a great time and enjoyed every minute.

    / Fisherbeck Farmhouse
  • 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
  • 'Heart of the Lakes' says ....

    'A romantic hideaway, quiet setting but handy for all amenities'

    / Wastwater
  • The apartment is very comfortable and a lovely base in an excellent area for walks and just watching the world go by.

    / Old Mill Cottage
  • We have been holidaying in the Lakes a few times a year for some time now & always book a different cottage. This cottage has exceeded all of the others & is the only place we want to stay in future - not only a fabulous cottage but wonderful gardens too.

    / Spring Cottage
  • Lovely warm cottage to come back to at the end of long walks.

    / School Cottage
  • Just our cup of tea! What a beautiful cottage! We have had a very relaxing week & good weather to appreciate the lovely garden. Thank you for all the little touches which make this a special place to stay. We hope to be back soon!

    / Hannakin Barn
  • Thanks for a lovely apartment - warm & secure. Visit The Glasshouse - best restaurant in the UK! Thanks for the wine as well!

    / Over Ghyll
  • a lovely cottage. very quiet setting. we loved the visits from the deer. 

    / Crowmire Cottage
  • We had a very pleasant holiday, especially wonderful walks on the surrounding fells. Cottage was comfortable & also convenient to the town.

    / Cringol Cottage
  • A wonderful house in a great location. Will be added to the list as a favourite for the next family visit.

    / Ecclerigg Old Farm
  • An excellent apartment of the best we have stayed in. It has everything you could need for a wonderful holiday....ideal walking weather that showed the Lake District at its best. We hope to return as soon as possible.

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

    / Park Cottage
  • Definitely in the 'luxi' league of places to stay; well-equipped and easy to live in.

    / Oak Bank
  • Another great week. Oxley's restaurant was excellent - fantastic food!

    / Skiddaw
  • As soon as we set foot in Fell Foot Cottage we felt relaxed and 'at home'. It has been a wonderful week of R and R, reading, driving in amazing scenery etc,etc.......

    / Fell Foot Cottage
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