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

  • The cottage is the best we have stayed at, in over 10 years of renting cottages in the Lakes.

    / Merewood Stables
  • Our first visit to Fellside after being recommended by a friend - and it did not disappoint! Fantastic week, sat in garden several times & enjoyed local walks. The cottage is fabulous - well equipped, cosy & warm. We shall definitely return soon!

    / Fellside Cottage
  • Excellent accommodation - very well-equipped. Made use of lots of books, games and the walking sticks. Thank you.

    / Wordsworth
  • Lovely cottage in a perfect setting - love the refurbishment. Will come again soon.

    / Daffodils
  • A great stay in Derwent. Used the gym, bar and bistro which were all excellent.

    / Derwent
  • Fabulous home, gorgeous weather, wonderful walks, great location, don't want to go home. Will miss the sheep!

    / Silver How
  • Very nice house - lots of space & facilities. Good front & back gardens too. Lovely position & good location for walking - enjoyed some lovely walks. Would happily return to this cottage.

    / Glenburn
  • Loved the brochure and the website. Plenty of information to help us choose this fantastic cottage.......we definitely hope to stay here again.

    / Bell Foot
  • We'd like first refusal if you ever consider selling!

    / Honeypot Cottage
  • The scenery is spectacular, the people warm and friendly and the peace and tranquillity means you don't want to leave.

    Thank you so much for letting us stay...we hope to be back soon.

    / Skelwith Force
  • Wow, what a fantastic week! Superb cottage in a fantastic location. we had a great week with excellent weather.

    / Crowmire Cottage
  • Coming back to Peggy Hill Cottage was like re-visiting an old friend.

    / Peggy Hill Cottage
  • We've had a lovely time in your cosy cottage and watching the local wildlife in the garden (a red squirrel, birds on the bird feeder..and sheep!!)

    / Grisedale Cottage
  • Superb accommodation with every possible accessory.

    / Thomas Fold Cottage
  • We've enjoyed our stay at The Granary. The cottage is clean & tidy, well equipped & well presented - one of the best we've stayed at. We made use of the books & DVDs - an ideal end after a day out. We walked up to Tarn Hows from the front door......

    / The Granary
  • First came tothe Lakes 30 years ago and have travelled to various places in the world since, but nothing has touched me like the Lake District...

    / Tabithas Cottage
  • Back for our third visit to The Sheilings and we still love it. It was so lovely to be able to settle right back in and not have to worry about a thing.

    / Sheilings
  • Wonderful apartment.......excellent location and well appointed...we hope to return. Many thanks

    / The Gallery
  • We have had a most enjoyable stay in Grange apartment and used all the facilities in Oxley's  including the pool, bistro, gym, bar and health spa.

    / Grange
  • We are so glad we found this lovely place for a last minute booking. Our only regret is being unable to stay longer! We've enjoyed various walks including Grisedale & Crinkle Crags as well as an excellent meal nearby and a cinema meal deal at Zeffirellis

    / High Fold
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