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

  • Will definitely recommend Skelwith Force to everyone we know.

    / Skelwith Force
  • Had such an amazing week. Lovely walks, great food and a very cosy cottage to come back to. Can't wait to come back again soon.

    / Longsyke
  • Ideal cottage, lovely holiday. Hope to return.

    / Bank Foot
  • We have had many holidays in the Lakes and Grassthwaite How has topped all our visits, the location and house are truly amazing, our best holiday for a long while.

    / Grassthwaite How
  • What a fabulous bolt-hole. Couldn't have asked for more and even blessed with the weather - six days of sunshine. The cottage is fantastic.

    / Hazelnut Cottage
  • We loved it here, so convenient, warm and homely. So nice to have everything on the doorstep. We will be back.

    / Croft
  • Thank you. An idyllic location and very comfortable flat. Beautiful weather helped.

    / Betamere
  • Tethera the best place in Keswick, also a great view. We really enjoyed our stay for the 7 days and would love to come again.

    / Tethera
  • Our first time in Cringol Cottage and it won't be the last. A lovely comfortable cottage, couldn't have asked for better.

    / Cringol Cottage
  • We have had an excellent visit to Catbells. Everyone was very helpful throughout our stay.Cleaning of a high standard and the food in Oxley's was excellent too.

    / Catbells
  • Lovely comfortable apartment with great views - wish we could have stayed longer. Hopefully we'll be back soon.

    / Fairfield
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Swirl How; it was nicely organised, well fitted out, clean and comfortable - and perfectly placed for a minimal-car-use stay in The Lakes.

    / Swirl How
  • Another lovely birthday here, this cottage cannot be beaten. we'll be back for my 80th Birthday, everything is perfect as usual.

    / The Coach House
  • Another great week in this wonderful apartment

    / Riverside Park 6
  • We have thoroughly enjoyed our first holiday in the Lake District and found this cottage very comfortable and relaxing.  Thank You.

    / Kent Cottage
  • Lovely house, wonderful setting. Everything was provided.

    / Broad Oak
  • Staying here with my daughter. Fabulous views, birds and lake. Who could want more. We have had a wonderful time and the weather was fabulous

    / High View
  • A very enjoyable break in very comfortable  surroundings. Great views from a very well laid out apartment. We will be back as soon as possible thank you.

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

    / Brantside
  • Have been to the Lakes many times, but this is the best apartment we have stayed in. Views simply stunning - we regret leaving!

    / High Borrans
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