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

Sunny Brow Barn

Only two thirds of a mile from the famous 'Drunken Duck' pub, we have a stylish and modern newly renovated property. One of three cottages finished to a high standard in some of the Lake Districts most beautiful surroundings. Sunny Brow Barn has all the facilities of modern day living within a warm and cosy traditional barn conversion. The attention to detail within the property is both warm and welcoming. Read more >

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

Prices from £370 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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Nestling in the tiny hamlet of Hawkshead Hill midway between picturesque Hawkshead village and the stunning Tarn Hows, guests who choose Larch Cottage will have the best of both worlds right in the heart of Beatrix Potter country 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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  • Great week's holiday. The Barn is an ideal place to stay, close to Coniston, it's really spacious & well-equipped. We all loved our adventure day at Rookin House, near Penrith - quad biking, archery, air rifles & operating a JCB! Also enjoyed a couple of

    / The Barn
  • A lovely apartment in a fantastic setting. Our first visit and hopefully not our last. Kids loved the WIFI and Sky Tele. The apartment is well equipped with all you could need.

    / Rydal Suite
  • Thank you, really appreciated the comfort and location. Great weather was a bonus.

    / Wastwater
  • Fabulous weather all week!  Had a fantastic stay in this wonderful, homely cottage. Plenty to do and see!

    Thank-you so much, will definitely come back.

    / Crowmire Cottage
  • We enjoyed a really wonderful and enjoyable stay at Low Fold

    / Lowfold Cottage
  • To date this is our seventh stay at High View. The views from the balcony keep drawing us back.  Been coming here since 2008 and hope to keep on doing so. Lovely cottage with all you need on hand

    / High View
  • Everyone at Heart of the Lakes was very helpful. Lovely clean property & great value for money.

    / Gillybeck
  • Altar End is a great place to stay...we've had a good holiday and would love to come again

    / Altar End
  • We had a great time staying at The Toffee Loft, very clean, great accomodation, will be back, good location nice and quiet.

    / The Toffee Loft
  • Spent a cosy week at the cottage. We were lucky enough to have a heavy snowfall which made our walks along Loughrigg Fell and Wansfell that bit more exciting.

    / Lowfold Cottage
  • If you ever consider selling the cottage please can we have first refusal! Perfectly equipped and great décor.

    / Wren Cottage
  • One of the best spots in the lakes, with many thanks.

    / Broadrayne Farm Cottage
  • Definitely in the 'luxi' league of places to stay; well-equipped and easy to live in.

    / Oak Bank
  • We've had a fantastic week. The children enjoyed the space and the garden. We enjoyed the relaxed home from home.

    / Orchard House
  • Thanks very nice cottage, good location, peace and quiet.

    / Elterwater
  • 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
  • Once again a restful holiday in your delightful cottage.

    / Rose Barn
  • Enjoyed a fabulous short break and were very impressed! With excellent amenities Skelwith Force really is a home from home.

    / Skelwith Force
  • We have spent a lovely quiet week here to celebrate my 18th birthday. We enjoyed a night out in Bowness and a couple of long dinners at some good restaurants. Wouldn't hesitate to come again as Hillside Cottage is in a very good location. Thank you.

    / Hillside Cottage
  • Came to celebrate our 25th wedding with all the family. What can I say absolutely fabulous, spending time together in a wonderful home made it a very special occasion. Thank you.

    / Low House
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