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

  • Everyone at Heart of the Lakes was very helpful. Lovely clean property & great value for money.

    / Gillybeck
  • Lovely stay, wonderful week thank you

    / South View
  • We found cottage immaculate as usual. All had a lovely stay.  Hope to be here again next year.

    / Thomas Fold Cottage
  • Great cosy cottage-perfect for nights infront of the fire!

    / Tabithas Cottage
  • Thanks for another superb week at Greenside House.  Every thing is as you would want to find it, which is why we treat it as our second home. We cannot believe how lucky we have been with the weather (again). The hills and mountains have welcomed us every day. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we will see you again very soon

    / Greenside House
  • Perfect!

    / Rushbrook Cottage
  • We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you. It is a comfortable flat and the view is superb. A real treat to sit out on the balcony.

    / High View
  • Lovely warm cottage to come back to at the end of long walks.

    / School Cottage
  • Have enjoyed another lovely week in this lovely apartment. Looking forward to returning in the Autumn.


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

    / Fairy Glen
  • Superb bungalow - lovely views from all windows

    / Greenside Garth
  • This is our 5th 'Heart of the Lakes' accom. and this is definitely 5star! Been coming to The Lakes for over 29years and bever disappointed...Merewood Stables is very well equipped.

    / Merewood Stables
  • Cottage is heaven, the garden a haven. Weather is incredible, couldn't ask for more.

    / Bank Foot
  • Molly's Cottage is a spacious and comfortable place to stay. It is very central but tucked away and peaceful.

    / Mollys Cottage
  • Thank-you so much for making this lovely house available. A wonderful week

    / Orchard House
  • Lovely apartment. Fantastic position. Very warm and cosy...we have enjoyed our Christmas here.

    Facilities are excellent. Love the view and the sound of the river.  

    / Riverside Park 5
  • Well appointed, very comfortable and quiet, Enjoyed our visit, Thanks.

    / Elterwater
  • We have been coming to the lakes for many years now and this has been the best accommodation yet. Have had a fabulous week and will certainly be back. Very sad to be leaving.

    / Rydal Suite
  • Another enjoyable stay and some great weather.

    / Edenbridge
  • We have really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage is perfectly located for our runs over the fells and cosy meals in the evening. What a lovely place you have, thank you for having us.

    / Longsyke
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