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

  • Lovely time again, the weather was perfect and we had a fantastic holiday. It has been a great holiday, thank you.

    / Gillside
  • Once again a restful holiday in your delightful cottage.

    / Rose Barn
  • Thanks so much for letting us stay in your lovely home. Great well equipped kitchen. Really enjoyed the big bath. One of the best self catering holidays we have had to date.

    / Mountain View
  • Here we are again our forth visit, and a very dry week. Hope to return soon.

    / Riversdale
  • We have had many holidays in the Lakes and Grassthwaite How has topped all our visits, the location and house are truly amazing, our best holiday for a long while.

    / Grassthwaite How
  • Fantastic holiday home, very comfortable and well equipped in a great location. One of the nicest holiday cottages we have ever stayed in, thank-you

    / Merewood Lodge
  • We had a very pleasant holiday, especially wonderful walks on the surrounding fells. Cottage was comfortable & also convenient to the town.

    / Cringol Cottage
  • What a relaxing comfortable place to return to after climbing the Old Man of Coniston and various peaks en route.

    / Cringol 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
  • a 10yr old says 'We loved playing in the woods, we saw a stag and a baby deer and a small one too. I loved it and it is 10/10. Amazing

    / Hodge How Cottage
  • Lovely comfy cottage in a great location. Good week of walking - King's Seat & Barf, Binsey, Sale Fell, Castle Crag - all half-days & a full day on Grisedale Pike from Whinlatter Pass. Look forward to returning.

    / Cygnet Cottage
  • This is one of the most charming and comfortable properties of the many that we've rented in Ambleside.

    / The Gables
  • We have spent a lovely quiet week here to celebrate my 18th birthday. We enjoyed a night out in Bowness and a couple of long dinners at some good restaurants. Wouldn't hesitate to come again as Hillside Cottage is in a very good location. Thank you.

    / Hillside Cottage
  • A comfortable property in a lovely location. We have enjoyed our stay at Edenbridge and no doubt will visit here again.

    / Edenbridge
  • I've had a lovely stay in the past few weeks. It has made working in the area that bit better! The place has been beautifully renovated and is great value so I will definitely be staying again.

    / Brackenrigg Toll House
  • An idyllic holiday home. Impossible to fault. Cannot wait to come back.

    / Silver How
  • Lovely house with all you could wish for and lots of attention to detail. Would definately be back. Thanks for the wine a nice touch.

    / Low House
  • We have had a most enjoyable week. Lovely cottage with every comfort. It's great to be away from it all in such beautiful surroundings -even snow on the mountains.

    / Middlefell Farm Cottage
  • Had a lovely stay and would love to come back. Everything we needed was here and the weather was great.

    / High Fold
  • We have had a wonderful week at Fairfield. The flat has made a lovely base and has wonderful views.

    / Fairfield
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