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 had a very enjoyable fortnight here at the Sheilings. the house is exceptionally well equipped...and comfortable. We found it the ideal base for exploring locally .....

    / Sheilings
  • Coming to the end of our 6th visit to Cringol - it just gets better each year.

    / Cringol Cottage
  • Thank you for an enjoyable stay at Swallows Nest. It was clean, comfortable and lovely and cool in the hot weather.  Peaceful location and great views.

    / Swallows Nest
  • Cottage very cosy yet spacious. well equipped and loved the open fire

    / Ecclerigg Old Farm
  • Coming back to Peggy Hill Cottage was like re-visiting an old friend.

    / Peggy Hill Cottage
  • Fantastic staff - nothing is too much trouble

    / Stonethwaite
  • We have had a lovely stay in this very high quality and comfortable holiday home. Thank you.

    / Riverside Retreat
  • What a lovely cosy cottage, thanks again.

    / Nurses Cottage
  • What a lovely cottage, perfect for a much needed holiday. We loved the walks and sitting in the garden with a good book.

    / Larch Cottage
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Swirl How; it was nicely organised, well fitted out, clean and comfortable - and perfectly placed for a minimal-car-use stay in The Lakes.

    / Swirl How
  • Excellent website and helpful staff at Heart of the Lakes. Cottage lovely and clean.

    See you again.

    / Bield How
  • Thanks very nice cottage, good location, peace and quiet.

    / Elterwater
  • Great cottage, great location, and a great place, we will be back.

    / Riverside Cottage
  • Once again a great holiday, Brill accommodation and jetty for launching is priceless. Thanks again we will be back.

    / Lakeside Cottage
  • Lovely holiday, walking, swimming, eating and drinking. Extremely well equipped cottage, we will be back, thank you.

    / Wordsworth
  • The accommodation was quiet and very comfortable... beautiful area, superb walks, it couldn't have been better.

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

    / The Hayloft
  • Thank-you very much.  We had a wonderful stay and hope to return again. The location is outstanding: shops walks and parks :)

    The accommodation feels like home from home, thank-you very much.

    / Loughrigg View
  • Warm cosy and comfortable - a most enjoyable stay

    / Easedale
  • This last holiday we have returned from was simply outstanding ..Thrang End is quite simply the best UK holiday destination we have ever had the pleasure of renting. 

    / Thrang End
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