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

  • If this is "home from home", I am going home to set fire to our home.  Very happy with everything and very clean.   Thank you.

    / The Granary
  • It was wicked. I would come again. I loved climbing the mountain. (Elliott aged 11)

    / Broad Oak
  • We have had a wonderful rest here - what a beautiful spot! Wildlife watchers paradise- we kept feeding the badgers and were rewarded with a visit from the whole set!

    / Hodge How Cottage
  • This last holiday we have returned from was simply outstanding ..Thrang End is quite simply the best UK holiday destination we have ever had the pleasure of renting. 

    / Thrang End
  • This is our first time together in a holiday cottage, and we have been so happy here and had such an amazing time. We are actually feeling relaxed and hope to be back soon.  Thank you so much.

    / Waterhead Cottage
  • Our second stay in this wonderful cottage - can't praise it enough! Looking forward to our next visit.

    / Breckon Cottage
  • Once again a great week, we just love coming to South View, this is our 4th time and we hope to be coming again soon. A big thankyou

    / South View
  • Lovely cottage and the location is excellent.

    / Sunset Cottage
  • Wonderful cottage...we have had a great time staying here.. will come again.

    / Elterwater
  • Here we are again. Home from Home.

    / Bank Foot
  • A perfect day on Wednesday with completely blue skies and sun! Had a fantastic day taking the steamer on Derwentwater and walking up Catbells Fell finished with a meal at the Pheasant Inn in Keswick.

    / Brackenrigg Toll House
  • Have had such a lovely week, don't want to leave - lovely cottage in lovely location - we'll be back.

    / Park Cottage
  • A glorious week in the Lakes, so much to do, so little time to do it! A beautiful cottage - a true home from home. A holiday we will always remember!

    / Rose Cottage
  • Our 6th visit to Sawrey Knotts, relaxing and restful as ever. Hope to be back next year.

    / The Delft Suite
  • It's all been said before. Just a magical and special place to stay. Well equipped and spotless. Top marks to owners and cleaners. We look forward to coming back, thank you.

    / Fairfield
  • Lovely apartment, stunning views.

    / Squirrel Bank
  • A wonderful stay in the cottage - a real home away from home. Did not want for anything. Sad to leave this beautiful area of the world.

    / Broadrayne Farm Cottage
  • A delightful cottage with walks straight from the door. Thank you for the Lakeland books. We certainly hope to come back.

    / Broad Oak
  • Apartment really spacious, plenty of room for the children.

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

    / Fairfield
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