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 stayed at Fairy Glen for the weekend. The cottage is well equipped and beautifully decorated....plenty of room, big kitchen, lovely bedrooms and hot powerful showers....If you are going to Grasmere do not overlook this cottage. 

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

    / Cringol Cottage
  • Another lovely week at High Spy

    / High Spy
  • Well appointed, very comfortable and quiet, Enjoyed our visit, Thanks.

    / Elterwater
  • Heart of the Lakes' never disappoint but we think this is the best cottage of theirs we've stayed in! Had a fantastic holiday in this wonderful, quiet location.

    / Cygnet Cottage
  • We have had a wonderful week in your fantastic flat. There is nothing at all that could have made our stay more enjoyable. Autumn colours, walks to Helm Crag, Grisedale Tarn and Easedale Tarn .....Thanks so much

    / The Gallery
  • Enjoyed our week & the cottage was excellent & perfectly situated. Would come again.

    / Briery Lodge
  • The cottage was really great and the position is wonderful with the river and the shop and it being close to the pubs. Great walks nearby and really comfy beds. Be back next year.

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

    / Wendin Cottage
  • We've had a brilliant week! Staff very helpful - if they couldn't answer a question they were always willing to find out.

    / Newlands
  • Without even leaving the flat, the wondrous Lakeland autumn is visible all around.

    / Squirrel Bank
  • The Old Police House was perfect for five people in our group. The vews from the windows made it difficult to get out each morning. We would enjoy coming back at any time of the year.

    / The Old Police House
  • Splendid week had by all. Bar billiards is an asset to the house..immense fun. Enjoyed walking over to Kentmere.

    / Stamp Howe
  • Great accommodation, perfect setting, home from home.

    / The Woolloft
  • Excellent place, great position. Good to have provate parking. Plenty of room, nice and warm and comfortable - one of the best places we've stayed in in Ambleside.

    / Loughrigg
  • We have had a lovely stay in this very high quality and comfortable holiday home. Thank you.

    / Riverside Retreat
  • Thank you for an enjoyable stay at Swallows Nest. It was clean, comfortable and lovely and cool in the hot weather.  Peaceful location and great views.

    / Swallows Nest
  • A beautiful house in a beautiful location. A fabulous surprise birthday with lots of fun had by all. Thank you.

    / Derwentwater House
  • Lovely cottage, home from home. Loved the log burner.

    / Daffodils
  • Many thanks. Enjoyed lovely atmosphere and so well equipped. Wonderful library and puzzles.

    / The Hayloft
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