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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If you are dreaming of a cottage in the country in which to enjoy your holiday then take a look at our fine selection. It’s such a treat to hear the wonderful dawn chorus, see the Spring lambs in the fields or maybe catch a sight of an elusive badger or two – many of our country cottages have comments in their visitors’ books from guests who have seen all manner of wild life..deer, foxes,  red squirrels to name but a few. Patient watchers will be well rewarded.

 

Country cottages come in all shapes and sizes from cosy and ‘just for two’ ….close to Beatrix Potter’s house at Far Sawrey for instance,  to much larger family homes such as Rawfell in Langdale sleeping eight in comfort, and The School a fabulous country house for ten close to Mungrisedale in the north lakes. All come fully equipped and perfect for holidays at any time of the year. 

High Fold

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With parts of the cottage dating back over 400 years, High Fold offers an opportunity for you to enjoy a holiday in a real character cottage in the heart of one of Lakeland's most picturesque villages. Read more >

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

Prices from £315 per week

Merewood Cottage

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Nestling at the end of a little lane between Troutbeck Bridge and Ambleside this is one of a pair of semi-detached turn-of-the-century estate workers' cottages formerly belonging to a local land owner. Read more >

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

Prices from £336 per week

Fir Howe

A very attractive first floor apartment for two, set in a picturesque woodland just above Skelwith Bridge in the Neaum Crag estate. Situated at the entrance to the Langdale Valley, the central location gives easy access to Ambleside, Coniston and Grasmere Read more >

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

Prices from £295 per week

Larch Cottage

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Detached cottages for two are always popular and Larch Cottage is no exception attracting many regular guests. It offers a delightful venue for a holiday in any season. Indeed if you are a couple looking for a quiet retreat right in the heart of the Lakes Read more >

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

Prices from £368 per week

The Rockery Suite

The Rockery Suite is one of only six tastefully appointed apartments in an impressive residence called Sawrey Knotts which was built in 1861. It is within walking distance of Beatrix Potter's fascinating home and museum at Far Sawrey. Read more >

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

Prices from £229 per week

The Delft Suite

The Delft Suite is a delightful studio apartment offering ground floor accommodation to a couple looking for a holiday retreat in one of the most picturesque areas of the Lake District, perfect for a first or second honeymoon. Read more >

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

Prices from £246 per week

Catbells

Catbells is perfect for a couple looking for a romantic place to stay in delightful surroundings. One of a small number of exclusive apartments and houses built on the lower slopes of Skiddaw in an enviable south facing location. Read more >

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

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Grange

Grange is perfect for couple looking for a romantic place to stay in delightful surroundings. One of a small number of exclusive apartments and houses built on the lower slopes of Skiddaw and an enviable south facing location. Read more >

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

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Derwent

Derwent is perfect for couple looking for a romantic place to stay in delightful surroundings. One of a small number of exclusive apartments and houses built on the lower slopes of Skiddaw in an enviable south facing location with fabulous views. Read more >

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

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Ashness

Ashness is perfect for a couple looking for a romantic place to stay in delightful surroundings. One of a small number of exclusive apartments and houses built on the lower slopes of Skiddaw in an enviable south facing location with fabulous views. Read more >

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

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  • 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
  • A really lovely cottage, just perfect for the two of us. The village is beautiful as is the valley. We had a great time walking every day. It was our first visit to the Lakes - we loved it!

    / High Fold
  • Excellent accommodation in superb location with beautiful grounds - saw deer, squirrels and rabbits.

    / High Borrans
  • Lovely time had by us all in this well equipped property. Lovely views - true Lake District. Great walks & plenty to do, much to see! We were comfortable, felt at home & appreciated the log fire & good kitchen, bathrooms & space.

    / The Barn
  • A perfect family place to stay & has been even better second time round! Did lots of walking & the children have had a great time paddling & fishing in the lake.

    / Grisedale
  • Couldn't be in a better position in our favourite Lakeland village - we'll be back.

    / The Old Police House
  • A super week - lovely cottage - warm & well-stocked & a great garden. Internet is a real bonus.

    / Briery Lodge
  • ...I just wanted to pass on our appreciation to the housekeeping team from North Lodge. After heavy snow on Friday our car was totally snowed in and they kindly dug, pushed and generally helped us get out of the snowy drive and on our way. We are extremely grateful for their help.

    / North Lodge
  • Really comfortable beds, best night's sleep in ages. Games room was a great touch

    Really great stay.

    / Fell Yeat
  • Delightful and well-equipped apartment. We have not only enjoyed the walks, but also the wildlife from the lounge door; squirrels, birds, ducks etc.

    / Wordsworth
  • Lovely apartment- perfect base in Ambleside. The weather has been very kind to us - brilliant walks over Langdale Pikes.  

    / Waterfalls
  • Had a wonderful stay during our half-term holiday. Beautiful cottage which we hope to come back to with lovely pubs and food nearby and great views everywhere you look.

    Thanks for a great little place to rest, just perfect, especially the wood burning fire.

    / Beckside Studio
  • Our first stay at Merewood and its been a great base. 

    / Merewood Stables
  • What a fantastic week, the house & views are amazing, definitely over our expectations. Boat on the private area was fun. Good sized rooms & comfy beds plus the lovely big baths made for a perfect end to each day. Ping pong great too! Would definitely com

    / Low House
  • The cottage was brilliant - a very comfortable and cosy place to come back to in the evening.

    / Wendin Cottage
  • Had a fantastic week & don't want to leave! Cottage perfect, everything you need. It is a really peaceful village - pub had good food. We hope to be back soon.

    / Rowan Cottage
  • Being frequent visitors to the Lakes this is the best accommodation ever. Super flat, everything catered for, great spot to relax and chill out.

    / Fairview
  • Excellent, well equipped house. Everything you need for an excellent relaxing holiday

    / Drumlin
  • What a fabulous bolt-hole. Couldn't have asked for more and even blessed with the weather - six days of sunshine. The cottage is fantastic.

    / Hazelnut Cottage
  • Very comfortable house. Wonderful week of walking & mountain biking. We enjoyed the quietness of the house & the sun in the evening in the top bedroom & we appreciated the Wi-Fi.

    / Rock House
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