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

  • Lovely well equipped cottage in an excellent location. Spoilt for choice for lovely peaceful walks.

    / Larch Cottage
  • The Barn is easily the best self catering place we have ever stayed, it could not be in a more picturesque place. Very well equipped & beautifully fitted out. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    / Walker Ground Barn
  • We had a great time staying at The Toffee Loft, very clean, great accomodation, will be back, good location nice and quiet.

    / The Toffee Loft
  • Beautiful cottage photographs do not do it justice. Perfect location, everything you need is on the doorstep.  The patio is a lovely sun trap in late afternoon to drink wine and people watch. Would recommend it to any one.

    / High Corner
  • What a fantastic cottage. You have thought of everything. We just wish we could take it with us.

    / Wendin Cottage
  • The accommodation was quiet and very comfortable... beautiful area, superb walks, it couldn't have been better.

    / The Rockery Suite
  • Heart of the Lakes are very helpful. Very satisfactory all round. We had a really enjoyable week exploring the Lake District.

    / Jenkins Crag
  • We had a lovely Monday despite the weather. The Mews is a beautiful well equipped cottage.

    / The Mews
  • What a superb cottage to enjoy living in and watching wildlife - to see so much in such a small area is amazing.

    / Hodge How Cottage
  • We love this house and its setting. Return visit in 2015.

    / Thrang End
  • Another lovely stay, warm and comfortable evenings in Wordsworth, thank you.

    / Wordsworth
  • We have had an amazing week in this beautiful cottage. A fantastic place to walk!!

    / Silverthwaite Cottage
  • Cosy, warm and well equipped flat. Great loction for shops, restaurants and walking....will definitely be back

    / Fairview
  • Our annual Lake District visit has flown by - a week is never long enough! We have enjoyed the Air Festival, sailing on the lake, climbing mountains, swimming & eating too much! The house is like a tardis - much bigger than it looks from the outside.

    / Hillside Cottage
  • Just finished our second visit here - appreciated the new very comfortable bed.

    / Over Ghyll
  • The holiday has been amazing and have had lots of fun and the weather has not been bad at all, just cold on some days. The cottage was very nice and warm.  Thank you for the eggs and welcome pack.

    / Waterhead Cottage
  • A beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings perfect for a relaxing week, thank you.

    / Hannakin Barn
  • Another great week end in the lakes, The house great, Location the best for everything you want to do. See you again.

    / Fairy Glen 2015
  • Lovely cottage, views lovely to wake up to each day

    / Lakefield House
  • We had a wonderful stay in this cosy cottage. Loved the fireplace and the stone floors, not to mention the rock feature in the bathroom. It was the perfect pre-Christmas getaway.

    / Lowfold Cottage
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