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 fantastic home. We had a great time in the Lakes. Snow too!!The house is lovely Thank -you

    / Stamp Howe
  • Had a great time in excellent accommodation.

    / Merewood Lodge
  • All home comforts thought of from Kendal Mint Cake to a variety of books for all ages.  The dreadful weather (rained every day except one) was made bearable by such lovely surroundings. Would highly recommend and no doubt will be back despite the wet stuff.

    / Bowman Cottage
  • Simply stunning and spotless - can we take your housekeeper home with us?

    / Romney Grange
  • 5th stay in Printers Cottage, and it wont be the last. Love this cottage as it has a perfect location and has everything we need.

    / Printers Cottage
  • Beautiful area, great walks and the cottage is lovely.

    / Bakestones Cottage
  • We've had a brilliant week! Staff very helpful - if they couldn't answer a question they were always willing to find out.

    / Newlands
  • We have had a lovely week here at Riverside Retreat. Thank you. The cottage is very comfortable and we have enjoyed watching deer from the kitchen window and the resident heron across the road.

    / Riverside Retreat
  • What a lovely stay.  The cottage is fabulous - nicely decorated and a great shower.  Would love to come back and stay. A great new year, thank you.

    / Bowman Cottage
  • This well presented, comfortable cottage made our stay very enjoyable and the views of the mountains from almost every window were lovely! The extra games room on the top floor was a real bonus too.

    / Stoneleigh
  • Another enjoyable stay and some great weather.

    / Edenbridge
  • Beautiful spot and perfect cottage to come home to after long days on the fells. A special week.

    / Hannakin Barn
  • Lovely cottage in a great location. Really well equipped with plenty of space for us all.

    / Deer Corner, Pullwood Bay
  • Our stay was really enjoyable and will surely visit again.

    / Loughrigg Suite
  • We have thoroughly enjoyed our first holiday in the Lake District and found this cottage very comfortable and relaxing.  Thank You.

    / Kent Cottage
  • Very cosy, comfortable and warm. Garden lovely and well kept. Nice to be out there when the sun shines.

    / Sunset Cottage
  • Discovered this cottage in 2010, great little cottage for home from home base to see all the lakes.  2nd time here and wouldn't hesitate a third time.  Thank you.

    / Studio Cottage
  • This week has gone far to quickly as always. Nurses cottage is absolutley amazing, brilliant location, and the cottage itself is very homely. The cottage provided everything you could wish for.  Thank you for a fantastic week. Really dont want to be leaving.

    / Nurses Cottage
  • We've just had an excellent holiday at The Lookout and we loved having the Low Wood Leisure club included. See you again ....

    / The Lookout
  • Our 5th visit and we love it as much as our first! Thank you again.

    / Elind
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