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Celebrating over 42 years!


Join us in celebrating over 42 years.....

Imagine over 42 years of self-catering!  Way back when our company started under its then name of "Cottage Life" there was an imaginatively named holiday home called "No.1 Cottage".  Guests were asked to provide everything for their holiday and in one instance even bring their own TV to link up to the TV socket that was generously provided.  Holidaymakers trekked backwards and forwards from home with bed linen, duvet covers etc to arrive at basically equipped hope of a washer or microwave, never a freezer or dishwasher and probably Grannie's old hoover to add to the holiday comfort.  How life has changed!!

So here we are in 2017.  Our friendly family run business, based in Ambleside, now has over 42 years of self-catering experience under its belt.  This was recognised in 2016 when we won the Family Business of the Year Awards "People's" Choice for the North, North West and Northern Ireland.  We hope you enjoy browsing through our brochure so that you can book with confidence and be assured of our first class service.  

Heart of the Lakes is QAA inspected, giving you reassurance in our policies and procedures and our staff take a genuine sense of pride knowing we do all we can to make your holiday really special.

Peter, Sue and Chris Jackson

Family Owners


The Jackson Family | Heart of the Lakes