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

  • We all had a lovely time, enjoyed the local walks and climbs. the children loved the Lego, the dvd's and the pool table. We're all hoping to return next year and don't want to go home. 

    Thanks for a great stay 

    / Garden House
  • A cosy cottage in a beautiful position to explore wonderful Langdales

    / Silverthwaite Cottage
  • Wonderful accommodation in a lovely location, cannot fault it - comfortable, clean, warm and well presented. It was a pleasure to be the first guests and may you have many more in the future.

    / Gategill
  • Our first visit to Fellside Cottage - found it very comfortable. Enjoyed the walks straight from the door - didn't use the car at all.

    / Fellside Cottage
  • Third visit to Walker Ground, came to celebrate our birthdays and first anniversary. Another great week. Hope to be back soon.

    / Walker Ground Barn
  • We had a wonderful holiday and would definitely like to come back next year.

    / The Rockery Suite
  • We have been coming to the Lake District for many years and this has been the best accommodation.

    / Wren Cottage
  • Best cottage in 18 years. Very wet weather!

    / Gale House Cottage
  • Great cosy cottage-perfect for nights infront of the fire!

    / Tabithas Cottage
  • Thanks so much - the cottage was a great base for walks and a cosy sanctuary in the evenings. Hope to return again next year. 

    / Sheilings
  • Excellent accommodation, very well equipped, catering for every need and beautifully located.

    / Fairfield
  • Thanks for a good holiday. Fair Cop is excellent, very clean and comfortable. See you again

    / Fair Cop
  • Simply stunning and spotless - can we take your housekeeper home with us?

    / Romney Grange
  • ...managed to visit all 21 of our remaining Wainwrights so go home tired but satisfied. This was a lovely base to relax each day.

    / Brimbles
  • Thanks to Heart of the Lakes for a super cottage - very clean & great value for money too! Hope to return.

    / Thirlmere Cottage
  • A really enjoyable week - great fell walking on 4 days - Robinson & Hindscarth, Ullock Pike, Long Side, Carl Side, Glaramara, Allen Crags & Millbrook. Brilliant, relaxing, quality accommodation.

    / Grisedale View
  • Lovely apartment- perfect base in Ambleside. The weather has been very kind to us - brilliant walks over Langdale Pikes.  

    / Waterfalls
  • I forgot how wonderful England can be. Fabulous cottage in very special company.

    We were all immensely happy here.

    / Fell Yeat
  • Our 3rd time in this lovely little cottage - a real home from home...can't wait until our next visit.

    / Cringol 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
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