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.


When William Oxley built his country house on the southern slopes of Skiddaw in the late 19th century he chose his site well. This spectacular Italianate mansion with its manicured gardens and breathtaking lake and mountain views must have offered the busy Victorian industrialist a rural retreat beyond compare - the story goes that the gardens were even designed to allow him an uninterrupted view of his paramour's house down in the valley below. William was obviously a romantic at heart!

Over a century later Underscar now provides you with the chance to escape to an unhurried destination where you can relax amid glorious scenery and pamper yourself in superior comfort. Underscar offers a small number of exclusive holiday homes which occasionally become available for rental and which will appeal to discerning clients looking for something special in this beautiful part of the Lake District National Park.

For those who appreciate beauty, tranquillity and the unbounded freedom of hill walking, the Northern Lakes is a delightful venue in any season. With its unique setting and unsurpassed all round quality, Underscar must surely offer the very best self-catering accommodation available in the north of England.

Underscar's wonderful location seems a million miles from the stresses of urban life, and yet it is so easy to reach by road.

Simply leave the M6 motorway at Junction 40, turn on to the A66 dual carriageway, and you will arrive at your Lakeland holiday home within 15 miles.

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What our guests say

  • Another great week in The Lakes made better by choosing this amazing cottage. So well equipped..its fabulous. 

    / Sheilings
  • This place is home from home, the best cottage we have had the pleasure to stay in, loved the four poster bed & the luxurious bathroom, we will be back!! Thank you.

    / Breckon Cottage
  • Apartment beautiful in every way, there was every thing you needed and everything worked including the heating - really cosy despite the snow, will be back as soon as we can.

    / Rydal Suite
  • Our first visit to Fellside Cottage - found it very comfortable. Enjoyed the walks straight from the door - didn't use the car at all.

    / Fellside Cottage
  • Enjoyed a lovely week in this beautiful cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  Thank you.

    / Elterwater
  • Lovely cottage, well situated in the village. Had a really good week. Will be looking to come back. Thank you.

    / Hillside Cottage
  • A lovely house to stay in

    / Hazeldene
  • Another fantastic holiday at Stamp Howe. Thank-you

    / Stamp Howe
  • A very enjoyable holiday for all...our second visit - let's hope it won't be long before our third visit. An ideal situation!

    / Croft Foot Barn
  • 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
  • Many thanks. Enjoyed lovely atmosphere and so well equipped. Wonderful library and puzzles.

    / The Hayloft
  • A very warm cosy bungalow, very clean. Ample parking and well equipped. We had a lovely holiday, not long enough though.

    / Grisedale
  • Really enjoyed our visit to Gildabrook Cottage. All we needed comfortable accommodation and very central for all attractions.

    / Gildabrook Cottage
  • Lovely cottage, lovely views, had a really nice time.  Thanks for the wine.

    / Larch Cottage
  • An excellent cottage and great value for money

    / Gale Mews
  • Sad to be leaving our beloved Rawfell today. We have already booked our two week summer holiday at Rawfell.

    / Rawfell
  • Our second visit and  - yet again - we have had a fantastic week. The apartment is everything you could wish for. very spacious and all mod cons.  

    / Riverside Park 4
  • Excellent all round holiday from first to last! Thank you.

    / Thirlmere Cottage
  • Another wonderful stay here and amazing weather- four days of walking, meals out, Christmas shopping....We feel so at home here. Thanks again

    / Fairview
  • Thank you for another memorable visit, this time returning with our very good friends. A real pleasure to return to the Lake District - cottage is a delight as is the location. A lovely break, thank you.

    / Rowan Cottage
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