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

  • Cottage is just perfect, location perfect and the garden lovely. two wonderful weeks and managed to do lots of walks from the cottage - did not move the car for a week.

    Don't want to go home - looking forward to returning next year.

    / Sunnydene
  • Two great weeks in our favourite apartment. As always the accommodation was simply outstanding, a real home from home. Thank you.

    / Loughrigg Suite
  • A wonderful location to see in the New Year. Cottage very well equipped and incredibly comfortable....

    / Crowmire Cottage
  • We like it here! After twelve years we know what to expect! Everything of a high quality and well maintained.

    / Glaramara
  • This was our first visit to the Lakes and we have just loved it. The apartment is wonderful and felt like a home from home, we will definately be back.

    / Loughrigg Suite
  • Our first visit to Underscar and we have loved it...found everyone to be helpful and welcoming. An all round excellent stay.

    / High Spy
  • You have a beautiful place here, such great views. The apartment is warm and cosy, comfortable and well equipped.

    / Tethera
  • Cottage very cosy yet spacious. well equipped and loved the open fire

    / Ecclerigg Old Farm
  • Spent two wonderful weeks here at Duckling Cottage in the Lakes. Weather was fantastic, did a different walk each day.  Was lovely to come back to the cottage each night and relax. 

    / Duckling Cottage, Pullwood Bay
  • Our 6th visit to Le Tholonet our favourite holiday home.  Have enjoyed a really wonderful week in this superb situation, looking forward to our 7th stay.

    / Le Tholonet
  • 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
  • Thanks for a wonderful stay! Lovely cottaeg with everything we needed, including the fire for those cold evenings.  Nice to have the welcome pack, magazines and maps to use.

    / The Woolloft
  • 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
  • Incredible, never to be forgotten week of snow, scenery and walking...looking to come back later in the year.

    / Spring Garth Cottage
  • Always great to come to Underscar

    / Hindscarth
  • We had a brilliant stay at Little Hallgarth. House was lovely especially brilliant for a young family, would recommend.  We will be staying  here again next year, thank you for a lovely stay.

    / Little Hallgarth
  • Returned again to our favorite cottage, very good weather all week. Possibly the most relaxing place to enjoy a holiday. Many thanks.

    / Nurses Cottage
  • It is with heavy hearts we pack for our departure. From the moment we arrived we felt entirely 'at home'. This cottage is indeed a very special place within a delightful setting full of surprises. We have walked for miles in all directions lapping up the views.

    / Daffodils
  • A wonderful stay in a really comfortable suite. Thank you.

    / The Delft Suite
  • Lovely cosy cottage have really enjoyed our stay even though weather bitterly cold. Will definately return, the best eqipped cottage we have stayed in.

    / Gildabrook Cottage
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