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With glistening waters, rugged mountains and rural landscapes that stretch for miles, make memories to last a lifetime with a getaway to a Lake District cottage.

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 to choose from. Sleeping between two and twenty, you’re sure to find one of our self-catering Lake District cottages to suit you, whatever time of year you choose to stay.

Types of Lake District Cottages

 Our collection boasts over 300 wonderful cottages in the hope that we can fulfil the needs of each guest. With Heart of the Lakes, you need not look any further. There’s over 100 dog-friendly cottages to choose from, each accepting at least one four-legged friend. Or if you’re looking for a more intimate retreat, why not book a romantic cottage? We believe that the Lake District is a truly idyllic location to enjoy a romantic getaway for two.

Locations vary, with some Lake District cottages set in the heart of the hustle and bustle, whilst some are tucked away in more remote locations. Regardless of surroundings, you’re sure to be in the most sought-after parks of the Lake District 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.

Similarly, another popular location for a Lake District holiday cottage is the Northern Lakes. Here, the spectacular natural beauty of Derwentwater is must-see. Browse our Keswick holiday cottages to find a home from home in this gorgeous spot.

Why choose a Lake District holiday cottage?

The UK's largest UNESCO World Heritage site, the Lake District National Park is full of places to visit, beautiful scenery, wonderful food, pretty villages, and scenic lake cruises. In fact, there’s so much to do that you may have to return year after year!

For help planning your action-packed holiday itinerary, check out our guide on things to do in the Lake District. You’ll find expert advice on restaurants, activities, and places to see during your getaway with Heart of the Lakes.

Our helpful travel experts are on hand to answer your questions and help secure the perfect holiday to one of our delightful Lake District cottages. Contact the team today on 01539 432321.