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

    / Fellside Cottage
  • Lovely stay, wonderful week thank you

    / South View
  • Third time at no5 .....Best ever accommodation we have had in the Lakes.

    Many Thanks 

    / Riverside Park 5
  • Brantside never disappoints! Our eighth visit. A great week and great weather.

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

    / Great Gable
  • Many thanks for another very enjoyable visit.

    / Ecclerigg Old Farm
  • We have been vsiting Ambleside for the last 16 years - this cottage is one of our favourites. Convenient for Ambleside, warm and comfortable and welcoming after a day on the fells. We look forward to our next stay.

    / Hazeldene
  • What a fantastic place ...very clean and beautiful decor. Loved the sound of the river.

    / Riverside Park 5
  • Cosy cottage. Great location. Had some great walks, made some great memories...

    / Printers Cottage
  • Thankyou for sharing your beautiful home with us, please don't retire too soon as we would love to come back.

    / Fisherbeck Farmhouse
  • The cottage was first class and very nicely decorated and furnished. The finishing touch is the log burner - very cosy at night. 

    We love the area......

    / Brackenrigg Toll House
  • Our second visit to Fairfield and enjoyed it as much as the first. Great walks from the door and wonderful views.

    / Fairfield
  • Thanks so much for letting us stay in your lovely home. Great well equipped kitchen. Really enjoyed the big bath. One of the best self catering holidays we have had to date.

    / Mountain View
  • The local pubs are very welcoming with excellent menus. The Rockery Suite had every facility we needed - our stay was idyllic. We can't wait to come back.

    / The Rockery Suite
  • Thank-you. we have had a lovely week. comfortable cottage, wonderful Lake District and some trips down memory lane for my mother and I....

    / Brackenrigg Toll House
  • Another excellent week - our fourth in total! Can't imagine finding a better property than Grisedale View. Added 10 more Wainwrights to our total (now 85). A matinée at the theatre was very enjoyable too.

    / Grisedale View
  • Thank-you so much for making this lovely house available. A wonderful week

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

    / Crowmire Cottage
  • Lovely week, top class accommodation and restaurant, thank you.

    / The Toffee Loft
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