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

  • A return visit to Waterhead Cottage, we feel very comfortable here. Thanks again for the welcome pack and fresh eggs. Hope to return soon.

    / Waterhead 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
  • 2nd time here in the past year. The accommodation is superb- can't be faulted and the wi-fi is an added bonus. Can't wait to come back.

    / Briery Lodge
  • Had a super afternoon walk anti-clockwise on the Rothay circuit to Grasmere. The lake was like a millpond and I couldn't believe how blue it looked.

    / Mill Top
  • Our fifth visit! House still up to the usual standards.

    / Holly Cottage
  • Our 7th year running in Keswick and we have stayed in many cottages but this is by far THE BEST in Keswick.

    The decor and the balcony are amazing and the beds so comfy ... we will be coming back

    / Riverside Park 2
  • Great to be back - fifth visit!

    / Acorns
  • Such a welcoming,cosy bungalow in a spectacular position with breathtaking views of the high fells.

    / Greenside Garth
  • Thank you for letting us share your beautiful home. I felt like I belonged right from the start. Such a shame to leave but we will be back!!!

    / Stamp Howe
  • Very cosy, comfortable and warm. Garden lovely and well kept. Nice to be out there when the sun shines.

    / Sunset Cottage
  • Beautiful area, great walks and the cottage is lovely.

    / Bakestones Cottage
  • Another super week. Hope to be back next year. Thank-you

    / Oak Bank
  • Lovely holiday cottage. Best bird garden EVER.

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

    / Park Cottage
  • Lovely family house, great views, thanks

    / Riggside
  • A high standard of comfort and excellent facilities. We used the pool and the restaurant in Oxley's. All round a most enjoyable holiday.  

    / Grange
  • Have stayed in the Lake District countless times & have to say Briery Lodge is at the top of my list. Love the underfloor heating & the shower is great. Had a brilliant time here & hope to come back soon.

    / Briery Lodge
  • Third time at no5 .....Best ever accommodation we have had in the Lakes.

    Many Thanks 

    / Riverside Park 5
  • The best place we have stayed in the Lake District. That View!   

    / South View
  • We have been coming to the Lake District for many years and this has been the best accommodation.

    / Wren Cottage
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