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

  • Beautiful house - lovely location. Lovely walks from the door. We've had great weather this week and beautiful sunsets. A really well equipped house, an ideall place to stay with a mixture of ages.  Enjoyed by all.

    / Garden House
  • A wonderful return visit to Broadrayne Farm. Can't wait to come back.

    / The Woolloft
  • 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
  • A lovely holiday home, which certainly made a super Christmas Home.

    / Riversdale
  • 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
  • We had a lovely Monday despite the weather. The Mews is a beautiful well equipped cottage.

    / The Mews
  • A very happy week at Hillside Cottage with daughters & friends. Loved our visit to Wordsworth's Dove Cottage & picnic overlooking Loughrigg Tarn. We hope to return soon.

    / Hillside Cottage
  • Our third visit to this lovely apartment. The summer house is a lovely place to sit & relax. Got lots of walks in. So a very enjoyable visit again.

    / Grisedale View
  • We'd like first refusal if you ever consider selling!

    / Honeypot Cottage
  • This was our first visit to the Lake District and we love it (and Mill Top) so much that we've already booked our next visit! A terrific apartment, very well presented and thought through -everything you could possibly need is here. Spotlessly clean - thank you for that!

    / Mill Top
  • An all-round good holiday in Top Notch. Would definitely use you again.

    / Top Notch
  • Lovely house thank you, we have had a great week with our friends. Had some good walks and the weather has been very good, our 2nd visit to Keswick, its a lovely town. We have also had lots of good meals out, good wine and pubs and good meals in too.  We will be back.

    / Greenside House
  • Liked it so much that we stayed another week! Had a meal at Davids restaurant next door - highly recommended.

    / The Toffee Loft
  • Just finished our second visit here - appreciated the new very comfortable bed.

    / Over Ghyll
  • Our third visit to Silverthwaite Cottage and we love the location and the cosy facilities- we will certainly look forward to returning again

    / Silverthwaite Cottage
  • Lovely location near our favourite lake - Ullswater. One of the best cottages we've stayed in over 20+years of visiting the lakes. Thank-you

    / Spring Garth Cottage
  • Lovely comfortable house in a great setting. Ideal base for exploring local areas and great walks on your doorstep. Would come again.

    / Riversdale
  • Lovely well equipped cottage in every way. Ideal base and garden is a bonus. Back next year.

    / Bank Foot
  • What wonderful accommodation, every little detail thought of and catered for.

    / The Lookout
  • Lovely week, gorgeous surroundings. Very comfy accommodation. We will return.

    / Sunnydene
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