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 have been vsiting Ambleside for the last 16 years - this cottage is one of our favourites. Convenient for Ambleside, warm and comfortable and welcoming after a day on the fells. We look forward to our next stay.

    / Hazeldene
  • Sad to be leaving our beloved Rawfell today. We have already booked our two week summer holiday at Rawfell.

    / Rawfell
  • Have really enjoyed our stay at Riverside Retreat the accommodation is first class.   Would return to Riverside again.

    / Riverside Retreat
  • We've had an excellent all round holiday at Long Mire Yeat...see you again

    / Longmire Yeat Cottage
  • Our second visit to Printers Cottage. Perfect holiday. Cottage ideally situated for a visit to the Lakes. We will be back.

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

    / Cringol Cottage
  • ...a wonderful time staying in Ambleside with you at High Borrans..We had a great week and loved the property which has now become one of our favourites. The views from the apartment were super and the upkeep and cleanliness were excellent.

    / High Borrans
  • Thank you for a lovely week. The cottage has been wonderful and we have loved the beautiful views.

    / Brackenrigg Toll House
  • We have been entertained by the lambs, they are so funny, they almost distract you from the stunning views. Looking forward to returning in the near future.

    / Church Corner
  • Lovely week, too short as usual, looking forward to getting back soon. House looking great.

    / Hillside Cottage
  • Great week away on our 2 year late honeymoon. Lovely cottage, recommend to every one.  Special thanks to you we will be back.

    / The Lodge
  • We have had a fantastic holiday. Thank-you

    / Fir Howe
  • Our first visit which we enjoyed very much. Lovely views and great location. Kids loved the pool table, sad to leave.

    / Rawfell
  • We have had a fantastic holiday made all the more special by having such a wonderful place to stay. Beautifully appointed and very comfortable. 

    / Brackenrigg Toll House
  • Lovely cottage, no complaints. Been to lots of cottages & this is one of the best.

    / Four Seasons Cottage
  • An excellent visit once again

    / Watendlath
  • Lovely cottage, lovely week... wonderful!

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

    / Brantside
  • Once again a fab week. No complaints except...the week went too fast. Back again next year.

    / Riggside
  • Absolutely exceptional stay in Mountain View, so many things to do.  Will definately book again. Thank you

    / Mountain View
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