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

  • A cosy cottage in a beautiful position to explore wonderful Langdales

    / Silverthwaite Cottage
  • Fantastic find!

    Simply fabulous!

    We'll be back


    / Riverside Park 3
  • An excellent visit to Latrigg and we have enjoyed all the on-site facilities.

    / Latrigg
  • A great stay in Derwent. Used the gym, bar and bistro which were all excellent.

    / Derwent
  • This has been a wonderful place to come home to after days on the high fells. Great accommodation with all mod cons......

    / Riverside Park 4
  • This was our second visit to Grisedale View - another wonderful week. Great apartment, just as good as we remembered & we will be back again soon.

    / Grisedale View
  • A very comfortable cottage...had a great week, enjoyed walking from the door 

    Many Thanks  

    / Spring Garth Cottage
  • Had a lovely stay, all very clean and tidy, we loved Windermere.

    / Ivyholme
  • What came before the Toffee Loft! We have been totally spoilt, the loft is an amazing place to stay, truly the best place to be based for some fantastic walks.  We will be back.

    / The Toffee Loft
  • Our 6th visit to Sawrey Knotts, relaxing and restful as ever. Hope to be back next year.

    / The Delft Suite
  • We came to have a get-away-from-it-all break and got just that...lovely walks to The Outgate Inn and Hawkshead. The house is beautifully furnished and a great place to relax.

    / Rose Barn
  • Beautiful comfortable apartment, and a very relaxing stay.

    / Windermere Suite
  • Lovely cottage in a fantastic setting. Particularly enjoyed sitting outside in the early evening sun enjoying the view. A fantastic holiday.

    / School Cottage
  •  Lovely cottage, nice views in a peaceful village. Loved the shower, fabulous weather meant we were walking every day. would definately stay again.   

    / Kent Cottage
  • The cottage was really great and the position is wonderful with the river and the shop and it being close to the pubs. Great walks nearby and really comfy beds. Be back next year.

    / Bridge Cottage
  • 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
  • The Lodge is lovely - this is our second time here. Will be back in the future & will recommend to family & friends. Thanks.

    / Briery Lodge
  • 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 lovely cosy homely place to stay - beautifully restored and decorated with lots of character and warmth.....super comfy beds.

    / Fell Foot Cottage
  • After ten years of visiting The Lakes we have found the perfect cottage.

    / Peggy Hill Cottage
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