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

  • Had a wonderful and very comfortable stay. Hope to be back soon.

    / The Woolloft
  • Merewood Stables was a perfect base and everything was catered for and was spotlessly clean.

    Really smashing...thank-you

    / Merewood Stables
  • We have all had a really good weeks holiday. The weather was kind and the accommodation was excellent (the best we have ever had).  Thank you all.

    / Garden House
  • Really enjoyed our visit to Gildabrook Cottage. All we needed comfortable accommodation and very central for all attractions.

    / Gildabrook Cottage
  • Cosy, warm and well equipped flat. Great loction for shops, restaurants and walking....will definitely be back

    / Fairview
  • Beautiful cottage, had everything we needed for our stay. We will definately return in the near future.

    / Gildabrook Cottage
  • Great cottage well equipped. Will recommend. Our 2nd stay at The Lodge. Wonderful location very cosy, had a great week. Hope to be back soon.

    / The Lodge
  • Excellent holiday thanks to a very efficient and helpful staff. Cottage very clean and comfortable.

    Would hope to come and stay again.

    / Ashness
  • We can only echo all the positive comments in the visitors' book...a fantastic cottage and the best we've ever stayed in. Saw deer, rabbits, squirrels and of course the badgers. Couldn't have asked for better 

    / Hodge How Cottage
  • Loved coming back after long walks to a warm modern place with great facilities

    / Riverside Park 6
  • Very enjoyable stay, lovely flat, will come back....

    / Fairview
  • Lovely time again, the weather was perfect and we had a fantastic holiday. It has been a great holiday, thank you.

    / Gillside
  • What a relaxing comfortable place to return to after climbing the Old Man of Coniston and various peaks en route.

    / Cringol Cottage
  • Our first visit to Grisedale and in deed to Keswick itself. Very impressed with both. Had a lovely weeks holiday here which has gone far too quickly. Thanks very much for the bottle of wine much appreciated.

    / Grisedale
  • Lovely cosy cottage, great location, fantastic views, perfect for our first trip to the lakes.

    / Elterwater
  • Our first visit to this house with beautiful views. Le Tholonet has given us a whole new aspect of Grasmere from the other properties we have stayed in, so peaceful and well provided, a firm favorite already.

    / Le Tholonet
  • Always great to come to Underscar

    / Hindscarth
  • Have stayed in the Lake District countless times & have to say Briery Lodge is at the top of my list. Love the underfloor heating & the shower is great. Had a brilliant time here & hope to come back soon.

    / Briery Lodge
  • Another relaxing week at Glenburn.  Thank you for the wine.

    / Glenburn
  • The Cottage is delightful and very well equipped, many thanks for your hospitality.

    / Larch Cottage
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