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

  • Just a most wonderful & relaxing week. Cottage is in a perfect location for walking & biking. Felt very at home - thank you.

    / Walker Ground Barn
  • Excellent accommodation and very helpful staff. Good food in the bistro.

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

    / Romney Grange
  • We enjoyed our stay at Gillybeck & definitely hope to return.

    / Gillybeck
  • The cottage was brilliant - a very comfortable and cosy place to come back to in the evening.

    / Wendin Cottage
  • We have had an excellent visit to Catbells. Everyone was very helpful throughout our stay.Cleaning of a high standard and the food in Oxley's was excellent too.

    / Catbells
  • Excellent accommodation and everyone very helpful .... We would love to come back.

    / The Stables
  • Very warm cottage and had a wonderful time.

    / Rock House
  • Lovely apartment- perfect base in Ambleside. The weather has been very kind to us - brilliant walks over Langdale Pikes.  

    / Waterfalls
  • Fantastic holiday - lots of great walks from the door. The Barn is in a perfect location with everything you need for a great stay. Wish we could stay for another week.

    / Walker Ground Barn
  • What a house. Great location and superb facilities. Will hopefully be coming back soon.

    / Drumlin
  • Have stayed in the Lake District countless times & have to say Briery Lodge is at the top of my list. Love the underfloor heating & the shower is great. Had a brilliant time here & hope to come back soon.

    / Briery Lodge
  • The cottage was first class and very nicely decorated and furnished. The finishing touch is the log burner - very cosy at night. 

    We love the area......

    / Brackenrigg Toll House
  • We enjoyed a really wonderful and enjoyable stay at Low Fold

    / Lowfold Cottage
  • The Barn is easily the best self catering place we have ever stayed, it could not be in a more picturesque place. Very well equipped & beautifully fitted out. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    / Walker Ground Barn
  • 10 days beautiful weather, House still lovely and view wonderful.  A lovely holiday.

    / Gillside
  • We had a lovely stay at Deer Corner, we were a group of six adults a dog and a toddler and found the property spacious and comfortable

    / Deer Corner, Pullwood Bay
  • The house is amazing, the staff fantastic! Can't wait to tell everybody and come back soon.

    / High Biggin
  • Our second holiday at Hillside Cottage & it's a great place to relax. The cottage is very comfy. Been out & about a lot too - spent one lovely day on the lake.

    / Hillside 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
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