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

  • Thank you for a great week. Weather has been brilliant and we have managed to find some brilliant walks. Cottage fantastic and perfect for our holiday.

    / Lakeside Cottage
  • Our first visit to Fellside Cottage - found it very comfortable. Enjoyed the walks straight from the door - didn't use the car at all.

    / Fellside Cottage
  • We've had a fantastic week. The children enjoyed the space and the garden. We enjoyed the relaxed home from home.

    / Orchard House
  • The cottage has the most fantastic views, what ever the weather.  These large windows filled with mountains are the key feature. Those views across the valley will no doubt draw us back for more.

    / Gillside
  • Our 4th visit to this lovely cosy cottage - will be back

    / The Gables
  • We were on honeymoon and its the perfect place. Nice and warm cottage and surrounding area is great. Thank you.

    / The Lodge
  • A lovely house in idylic surroundings, there is no better place for getting peace and tranquility giving you that complete break.  Thank you for a lovely stay, will be back soon.

    / Le Tholonet
  • Have been to the Lakes many times, but this is the best apartment we have stayed in. Views simply stunning - we regret leaving!

    / High Borrans
  • Very enjoyable stay with great weather! Plenty to do & friendly atmosphere everywhere. Good comfortable cottage - we will definitely come again.

    / Cringol Cottage
  • Brilliant time, excellent house, had lots of fun, we will come back. Thank you.

    / Gillercombe
  • Loved the brochure and the website. Plenty of information to help us choose this fantastic cottage.......we definitely hope to stay here again.

    / Bell Foot
  • I have stayed in many cottages over the years and this has to be one of the best. A great touch is the pass for six people at the local spa with swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna (5 minutes walk) 

    / Fairy Glen
  • Returned again to our favourite cottage, many thanks.

    / Nurses Cottage
  • This house is the perfect setting for a family holiday, grand children, parents and grand parents. We have truly enjoyed our stay here and hope to return in the future.

    / The Old Police House
  • This is a lovely place, lots of walks etc. coming from Australia to England's winter -very interesting. ....... we still managed to see Roman ruins, Wastwater lake, ......The cottage cosy and very easy to use   

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

    / Peggy Hill Cottage
  • Wow! I came expecting one of those lovely but tiny apartments typical of the lakes.  I was astonished to find how large the place was. An amazing holiday in the lakes, thank you for such a lovely place to come back to after a long walk.

    / South View
  • 1st stay, lovely spacious house with excellent views and all facilities very good.

    / Brantside
  • We had a great time staying at The Toffee Loft, very clean, great accomodation, will be back, good location nice and quiet.

    / The Toffee Loft
  • Such a welcoming,cosy bungalow in a spectacular position with breathtaking views of the high fells.

    / Greenside Garth
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