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Offering a wide range of Lake District cottages, apartments and houses

Here at Heart of the Lakes, we offer you a fine selection of Luxury Lake District cottages sleeping from just two up to the largest sleeping twenty. Whatever time of year you choose to stay, you will find one of our self-catering cottages that’s perfect for you.

We have a collection of 300 cottages in the hope that we can fulfil the needs of any guest. Browse for over 100 dog-friendly cottages for all properties that accept at least one dog. Or if you’re looking for a holiday for you and your loved one, why not book a romantic cottage break with us, the Lake District is such a beautiful location for a romantic holiday.

Locations vary from the village centre to more remote locations but all are in the most sought-after parts of the National Park. Our cottages in Ambleside are perfectly placed to explore the northern edge of Windermere and the surrounding mountains, some are tucked away on the edge of local villages and make up our collection of rural holiday cottages. Another popular location for cottage holidays is the Northern Lakes area with the beautiful Derwentwater being a draw for tourists. Browse our Keswick holiday cottages to find a home from home in this gorgeous spot.

The UK's largest UNESCO World Heritage site - Lake District National Park is full of 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! Check out our things to do in the Lake District guide for advice on restaurants, activities, and places to see during your Heart of the Lakes holiday.

If you have any queries please do contact us for individual attention. Our expert booking team all based in our Ambleside office in the Heart of the Lake District will be happy to answer any questions to make sure that you choose the most perfect spot for your holiday in one of our delightful Lake District cottages.