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

  • Thank you very much for a lovely holiday and a very warm welcome from Amanda. Appreciated the kettle being on and cake and beer on arrival. We very much appreciated the local knowledge from Amanda with suggestions of places to visit and the tour of the farm was very enjoyable.                  

    / Gowan Bank Farm Cottage
  • A fantastic week of walking with Old Mill Cottage as the perfect base. A lovely house with stunning views.

    / Old Mill Cottage
  • Amazing! Our first stay here and everyone has been really helpful. The restaurant team are excellent - great customer service and very welcoming.

    / Seatoller
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Ashness. Had two treatments in Oxley's and ate in the Bistro ...all very enjoyable.

    / Ashness
  • Lovely comfy cottage. would recommend anyone to stay. 

    / Mollys Cottage
  • ...a beautiful home from home which we've all fallen in love with - bagsy first dibs if it ever goes on the market!

    / Peggy Hill Cottage
  • Many thanks for another very enjoyable visit.

    / Ecclerigg Old Farm
  • Great accommodation, perfect setting, home from home.

    / The Woolloft
  • The apartment is beautifully furnished and decorated and we had a really comfortable and relaxing stay.

    Thank- you very much

    / Riverside Park 3
  • A wonderful cottage in an amazing location with many great walks. Brilliant week, thank you for such a lovely time.  

    / Oak Bank
  • Very comfortable, great location, well looked after accommodation, we greatly enjoyed our stay here.

    / Ivyholme
  • Great place to stay. Views and location excellent, very well equipped...we have booked for next year.

    / Bandol
  • Jenkins Crag is a lovely, clean apartment - excellent accommodation! Thank you.

    / Jenkins Crag
  • We had a lovely New Year break in Ambleside ....the apartment was in an excellent location, near the town with beautiful views. Everything inside was fine and of high standard.


    / Loughrigg View
  • Lovely weather, lovely cottage had a fab time. Thank you very much.

    / Broadrayne Farm Cottage
  • Tranquil setting with all home comforts, lovely to have so many walks from the door. We have enjoyed the views of Grasmere and Rydal Water from many different aspects. Thank you.

    / Le Tholonet
  • Excellent all round holiday from first to last! Thank you.

    / Thirlmere Cottage
  • Loved the apartment instantly, felt very much at home. We're going home filled with the landscape's beauty.

    / Grisedale View
  • I have been coming to Pulwood Bay for 25 years staying in almost every cottage.  You have made Deer Corner a fantastic place to stay and the best so far.  Now coming with my own young family we have enjoyed every minute.   The walk to Ambleside is just right to pop out for a short walk and to get some lunch and we highly recommend the Drunken Duck Inn 

    / Deer Corner, Pullwood Bay
  • Excellent accommodation!   2nd visit now, I will come back every year. Superb location. What a wonderful 2 weeks I have had.

    Thanks to Mr. T. and to Heart of the Lakes.

    / Middlefell Farm Cottage
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