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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What our guests say

  • Fantastic holiday home, very comfortable and well equipped in a great location. One of the nicest holiday cottages we have ever stayed in, thank-you

    / Merewood Lodge
  • Had a brilliant week at Fellside, thank you. The cottage had everything we needed & it was great to be able to walk from here & not have to use the car. We shall definitely recommend HOTL to our friends.

    / Fellside Cottage
  • It's like a home from home - only with bigger hills!

    / Acorns
  • We have had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. Thank you for the comfortable beds and amazing views. 

    / Sheilings
  • Splendid accommodation - fitted out to a very high standard & great to return to after a long day on the hills. Fire is brilliant. Thank you.

    / Breckon Cottage
  • A delightful cottage with walks straight from the door. Thank you for the Lakeland books. We certainly hope to come back.

    / Broad Oak
  • Another excellent stay at The Granary! Beautiful sunny days - we ventured over to Buttermere & walked up Haystacks - great walk with a small amount of scrambling. Highly recommend The Britannia at Elterwater & Sawrey Hotel next to Hill Top for meals.

    / The Granary
  • An excellent cottage and great value for money

    / Gale Mews
  • Lovely cottage.....Excellent value for money and we'll definitely be staying here again.

    / Skelwith Force
  • We had a fantastic week once again

    / Littledale
  • A perfect family place to stay & has been even better second time round! Did lots of walking & the children have had a great time paddling & fishing in the lake.

    / Grisedale
  • ...a wonderful time staying in Ambleside with you at High Borrans..We had a great week and loved the property which has now become one of our favourites. The views from the apartment were super and the upkeep and cleanliness were excellent.

    / High Borrans
  • Truly a very special holiday - the house is a treat and the garden great for the kids. Elterwater will always be dear to us.

    / St Giles
  • The cottage is lovely and warm, the beds comfortable and the shower good.

    / Courtyard Cottage
  • The cottage is great & has everything one could need. We enjoyed lovely walks over the hills, beautiful scenery. Even enjoyed using our bus passes for the first time!

    / Studio Cottage
  • Lovely cottage, everything is so comfortable. Lots of interesting small birds came for the food provided.

    / Bank Foot
  • Just a most wonderful & relaxing week. Cottage is in a perfect location for walking & biking. Felt very at home - thank you.

    / Walker Ground Barn
  • The family and I really enjoyed staying here; it's warm and cosy and the location is prime especially with young children. The cottage came with some great amenities  (i.e. walking books with children and kiddie DVDs) We will definitely consider staying here again. Thank-you

    / Sunset Cottage
  • The food in Oxley's Bistro was excellent with a very good menu choice.

    Catbells is a beautiful apartment with high standards maintained.

    / Catbells
  • Everything was taken care of from the excellent website & helpful booking staff right down to the clean & comfortable accommodation on arrival...just what we needed for an all round excellent holiday. Looking forward to our next holiday at Ghyll View.

    / Ghyll View
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