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

  • Lovely cosy cottage, great location, fantastic views, perfect for our first trip to the lakes.

    / Elterwater
  • We found our holiday in Molly's Cottage to be excellent value for money...just what we needed for a most enjoyabe holiday.

    / Mollys Cottage
  • We couldn't have wished for a better week for our first holiday with our 6 month old baby. Great walks around Buttermere, Tarn Hows & Grizedale Forest. We also visited Castlerigg Stone Circle, Holehird Gardens (just up the road at Troutbeck) & Muncaster Castle

    / Jasmine Cottage
  • Lovely cottage, beautifully equipped, one of the best we have ever stayed in! Stunning views all round - be back soon.

    / Stoneleigh
  • A very comfortable apartment and convenient for dining in Ambleside in the evening with no driving involved. We'll be back

    / Mill Top
  • 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
  • We have had an excellent stay in Blencathra and enjoyed using all the on-site facilities.

    Everything spotlessly clean as usual

    / Blencathra
  • Beautiful area, great walks and the cottage was lovely.

    / Bakestones Cottage
  • Stayed in the Lakes many times, Tethera is by far the best. The quality of fixtures and fittings is excellent and the location is so peaceful and tranquil.

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

    / Robinson
  • Lovely cottage, lovely views, had a really nice time.  Thanks for the wine.

    / Larch Cottage
  • We have stayed many times in the lakes, but this little cottage was a stunner!

    / Wendin Cottage
  • Excellent. Thank you.

    / Hannakin Barn
  • Two great weeks in our favourite apartment. As always the accommodation was simply outstanding, a real home from home. Thank you.

    / Loughrigg Suite
  • We had a fantastic stay at Riverside Park. It was wonderful to have a place clean, comfortable beds and the beautiful view of the river....would definitely visit again.

    / Riverside Park 1
  • Fabulous apartment - loved being so close to the town.

    / Riverside Park 5
  • Being frequent visitors to the Lakes this is the best accommodation ever. Super flat, everything catered for, great spot to relax and chill out.

    / Fairview
  • Lovely cottage. Parked the car on arrival and walked everywhere.

    / Honeypot Cottage
  • Another lovely stay in a beautiful place, thank you.

    / Rydal Suite
  • Back again and we still love Fell Yeat....we had great walks followed by cosy evenings....thank-you for another fantastic week

    / Fell Yeat
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