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

  • Another enjoyable stay and some great weather.

    / Edenbridge
  • Beautiful cottage and you seem to have thought of everything  Its extremely well equipped. A week isn't enough we will be back.

    / Hannakin Barn
  • Wonderful holiday in this cosy we found everything that we needed.

    / Sunnydene
  • Our seventh visit to The Hayloft after a five year break. It was just like coming home.

    / The Hayloft
  • We have been here lots of times, but this is the first time since it was refurbished, its lovely and we had a great time. Hope to come back soon.

    / Brathay View Cottage
  • Lovely stay, wonderful week thank you

    / South View
  • Excellent. Thank you.

    / Hannakin Barn
  • A lovely week in a perfect situation. Suited us very well.




    / The Toffee Loft
  • A lovely cottage - very warm and clean. Had a fab time.

    / Loughrigg
  • Our second stay in this wonderful cottage - can't praise it enough! Looking forward to our next visit.

    / Breckon Cottage
  • Thank you for another wonderful stay in The Granary, we love it here, cosy, warm and welcomming with every essesntial available. Really is a home from home.  Thank you once again for some fantastic memories.

    / The Granary
  • Loved coming back after long walks to a warm modern place with great facilities

    / Riverside Park 6
  • 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
  • The Cottage is lovely, very comfortable and well equipped, had a fantastic time. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    / The Granary
  • We again enjoyed our stay. Three  bathrooms are a real bonus for six people.

    / Holly Cottage
  • Had a fantastic week, cottage is lovely and very well equipped.

    / The Granary
  • Wonderful stay, fantastic accommodation, Lovely family break, the only disappointment was the snow arrived the day we were leaving.

    / Wansfell
  • 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
  • Having had a lot of experience with cottages, we can say that Woodside is among the best we have been in. It is comfortable, quiet and well equipped.

    / Woodside
  • We're back in Holland after a very nice week in Ambleside. We really loved Wilwyn Cottage

    / Wilwyn Cottage
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