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

  • We like it here! After twelve years we know what to expect! Everything of a high quality and well maintained.

    / Glaramara
  • A comfortable property in a lovely location. We have enjoyed our stay at Edenbridge and no doubt will visit here again.

    / Edenbridge
  • Thank you for a nice stay, the house was one of the best we have stayed in, with a view to die for. We will miss that from our bedroom window every morning. Hope to come back soon.

    / Low House
  • This cottage is excellent, we have been coming to the lakes for the last twenty years and this cottage beats past cottages we have had.

    / Garden Cottage
  • Beautiful spot and perfect cottage to come home to after long days on the fells. A special week.

    / Hannakin Barn
  • Once again a restful holiday in your delightful cottage.

    / Rose Barn
  • Beautiful cottage, very cosy & comfortable. Wish we could stay another week! Will hopefully come again as we enjoyed our stay so much.

    / Fellside Cottage
  • A delightful retreat. We have seen an abundance of wildlife including a glimpse of an osprey, buzzards, kestrels, red squirrel, hare, deer, barn owl, bats and so many different song birds.

    / Bog House
  • Amazing! Our first stay here and everyone has been really helpful. The restaurant team are excellent - great customer service and very welcoming.

    / Seatoller
  • Another lovely week our 6th visit to this lovely cottage.

    / Hannakin Barn
  • This place is home from home, the best cottage we have had the pleasure to stay in, loved the four poster bed & the luxurious bathroom, we will be back!! Thank you.

    / Breckon Cottage
  • Had a lovely relaxing week. Cottage is well equipped and very comfortable. Lovely estate location! Enjoyed the walk into Ambleside and a chocolate dipped ice cream at the end.

    / Deer Corner, Pullwood Bay
  • 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
  • 1st stay, lovely spacious house with excellent views and all facilities very good.

    / Brantside
  • Lovely well stocked house which was perfect with lots of space for all ages to enjoy. Wonderful views and a great little walk to Far Sawrey.

    / Scutcheon House
  • Thank-you to everyone at Underscar for the work they put in to achieve such high standards, and for making our stay so enjoyable.

    / Great Gable
  • Coming to the end of our 6th visit to Cringol - it just gets better each year.

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

    / Loughrigg Suite
  • Beautiful area, great walks and the cottage is lovely.

    / Bakestones Cottage
  • We were on honeymoon and its the perfect place. Nice and warm cottage and surrounding area is great. Thank you.

    / The Lodge
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