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

  • We have been vsiting Ambleside for the last 16 years - this cottage is one of our favourites. Convenient for Ambleside, warm and comfortable and welcoming after a day on the fells. We look forward to our next stay.

    / Hazeldene
  • Couldn't stay away any longer than a year so have returned for a week of wonderful walking...thank-you for renting this beautiful place.

    / Daffodils
  • 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
  • We booked off the website and everything was just as we expected. Very clean and comfortable with everything we needed for a great holiday.

    / Orchard House
  • Lovely Lodge beautifully clean and tidy, it had everything we could possibly need, including a great choice of books. Thank you.

    / How Beck
  • We loved the flat! Excellent position - the views are wonderful and very well equipped. 

    Very convenient for the town.

    / Fairview
  • 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
  • Exceptional holiday. Last here in the Lakes some 25 years ago & it is still wonderful.

    / Cygnet Cottage
  • Our second stay here, a lovely cottage. Can't wait to return.

    / High Fold
  • Our second visit to Gategill in what is a very well equippped and comfortable bungalow with wonderful scenery. Many thanks for the welcome pack it was much appreciated.

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

    / Romney Grange
  • The best place we have stayed, superb well equipped bungalow, excellent location and wonderful views. Good walks, good pubs and food. Thank you we will be back.

    / Gategill
  • We have had a wonderful week in your fantastic flat. There is nothing at all that could have made our stay more enjoyable. Autumn colours, walks to Helm Crag, Grisedale Tarn and Easedale Tarn .....Thanks so much

    / The Gallery
  • Thanks for an excellent cottage and very good value for money.

    / Gale Mews
  • Everything was taken care of from the excellent website & helpful booking staff right down to the clean & comfortable accommodation on arrival...just what we needed for an all round excellent holiday. Looking forward to our next holiday at Ghyll View.

    / Ghyll View
  • We have had a really good week again in lovely Ambleside. Our first time in this apartment - well appointed and comfortable,with a great view.

    Whatever the weather this is a good base from which to explore - and parking too!

    / Loughrigg View
  • We have had a lovely week here. The cottage was great and in a perfect location. The added extras made us feel very welcome.

    / Studio Cottage
  • Thanks for a lovely week. Did the magnificent loop up from Cat Bells (amazing scenery) & some other great walks. A day at the Climbing Wall was also very good.

    / Grisedale View
  • Everything very clean and tidy in both the apartment and in Oxley's. We've had an excellent stay.

    / Blencathra
  • We love The Barn! We have had such a great stay here. So much to do & see. We recommend a walk up Scafell Pike - great views. Another favourite was rowing boats on Coniston Lake, again great views.

    / The Barn
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