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

  • Our first visit to Fellside after being recommended by a friend - and it did not disappoint! Fantastic week, sat in garden several times & enjoyed local walks. The cottage is fabulous - well equipped, cosy & warm. We shall definitely return soon!

    / Fellside Cottage
  • A beautiful cottage, welcoming, very cosy and well equipped with lots of thoughtful touches. A home from home.

    / Wren Cottage
  • We have been happy with everything from the brochure and website, to the helpful staff and the lovely accommodation.

    Would we come again? Indeed we would!

    / Rowanwood Cottage
  • Fantastic welcome and an amazing house (including the much appreciated Christmas touches) with snow, hot tub, deer and woodpeckers outside plus log fire indoors, we got the holiday we badly needed. Many, many thanks. See you again.

    / High Biggin
  • Lovely cottage and the location is excellent.

    / Sunset Cottage
  • Another lovely stay, thank-you.

    Everyone very informative and helpful

    / Robinson
  • Brantside never disappoints! Our eighth visit. A great week and great weather.

    / Brantside
  • Another super week, weather great, walking magic, Restaurants and Pubs most enjoyable. "Cottage Excellent"

    / Studio Cottage
  • Our second visit, views still fantastic. Weather mixed but still had a wonderful time.  Deer in the garden.

    / The Conservatory
  • Fantastic find!

    Simply fabulous!

    We'll be back


    / Riverside Park 3
  • Perfect!

    / Rushbrook Cottage
  • Ideal cottage, lovely holiday. Hope to return.

    / Bank Foot
  • We came to have a get-away-from-it-all break and got just that...lovely walks to The Outgate Inn and Hawkshead. The house is beautifully furnished and a great place to relax.

    / Rose Barn
  • Very high standard - would gladly come back and visit

    / Catbells
  • A great week in this lovely cottage, comfy beds and power shower much appreciated, especially after climbing Skiddaw, a perfect stay.

    / Kent Cottage
  • Thank you for providing us with a beautiful well equipped cottage, and we were blessed with superb weather too.

    / The Coach House
  • What a lovely cottage just perfect for us & in such a great setting. Two teashops on the doorstep - what a plus!

    / Daffodils
  • We have been coming to the lakes for many years now and this has been the best accommodation yet. Have had a fabulous week and will certainly be back. Very sad to be leaving.

    / Rydal Suite
  • 7th visit. Once again we have had a lovely holiday. Good weather and lovely accommodation. Always good at Brantside.

    / Brantside
  • What a fantastic cottage. You have thought of everything. We just wish we could take it with us.

    / Wendin Cottage
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