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 £321 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 £342 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 2015

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 £301 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 £375 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 £239 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 £251 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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What our guests say

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  • An excellent Easter Holiday...wouldn't change a thing. We'll be back

    / Gale Mews
  • Our 3rd week here. We thank the owners for making this a lovely and comfortable place to stay - probably the best place we have stayed in. 

    / Hillandale
  • 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
  • We had a wonderful stay in this cosy cottage. Loved the fireplace and the stone floors, not to mention the rock feature in the bathroom. It was the perfect pre-Christmas getaway.

    / Lowfold Cottage
  • ...ideal for our stay in Ambleside....a thoroughly enjoyable stay with good walks, good beer and good food. I'm sure we'll be back

    / Bobbin Mill Cottage
  • Beautiful Cottage, well designed and cosy. Weather great for the time of year and photographed a brilliant sunset sky last night.

    / Waterhead Cottage
  • We enjoyed our stay very much in this lovely comfortable cottage. Its a great location from which to explore the delights of the Lakes.

    / Thomas Fold Cottage
  • Our first visit - lovely house in a beautiful setting, we look forward to a return visit very soon

    / Glenburn
  • 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
  • Our 4th visit to this lovely cosy cottage - will be back

    / The Gables
  • 9th visit.....Good to be back. Home from home.

    / Holly Cottage
  • We have had many holidays in the Lakes and Grassthwaite How has topped all our visits, the location and house are truly amazing, our best holiday for a long while.

    / Grassthwaite How
  • Good week and weather good.

    / The Lodge
  • Lovely cottage had a great week.

    / Broadrayne Farm Cottage
  • This is our first time together in a holiday cottage, and we have been so happy here and had such an amazing time. We are actually feeling relaxed and hope to be back soon.  Thank you so much.

    / Waterhead Cottage
  • A delightful place to stay - very homely, a most relaxing week, thank you.

    / Wordsworth
  • We have been self catering for over 45 years & this cottage is one of the very best (excellent facilities & location). Have had two wonderful weeks - the Lakes never fail to work their magic.

    / Four Seasons Cottage
  • What a lovely cottage of such character in a pretty village with typical lakeland views. We enjoyed our stay and hope to return another time.

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

    / Merewood Stables
  • A fantastic fortnights holiday in glorious weather. Low House is fabulous in every way, inside and out and we will miss breakfast and other meals on the verandah. We all hope to return, thank you.

    / Low House
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