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

  • The Lodge is lovely - this is our second time here. Will be back in the future & will recommend to family & friends. Thanks.

    / Briery Lodge
  • Had a lovely time here. House very spacious and comfortable and beautifully warm. Will return

    / Mollys Cottage
  • Lovely location near our favourite lake - Ullswater. One of the best cottages we've stayed in over 20+years of visiting the lakes. Thank-you

    / Spring Garth Cottage
  • Another excellent stay. Well done to those who cleared the snow during our visit.

    / Watendlath
  • 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
  • First visit, loved the apartment and area, already planning next visit.

    / The Conservatory
  • Absolutely fantastic, everything we could wish for, Fantastic accommodation, we hope to come back, Thank you.

    / Wansfell
  • Another wonderful week at South View

    / South View
  • Our first visit which we enjoyed very much. Lovely views and great location. Kids loved the pool table, sad to leave.

    / Rawfell
  • What a beautiful cottage. So nice to come back to at the end of the day. What more could you ask for. Thank you so much.

    / Little Hallgarth
  • Really enjoyed our visit to Gildabrook Cottage. All we needed comfortable accommodation and very central for all attractions.

    / Gildabrook Cottage
  • Our second visit to no1 Riverside Park...had a lovely relaxing week in this wonderful apartment...couldn't ask for anywhere better than this.  Stylish, modern and within walking distance of the town.

    / Riverside Park 1
  • We have been self catering for over 45 years & this cottage is one of the very best (excellent facilities & location). Have had two wonderful weeks - the Lakes never fail to work their magic.

    / Four Seasons Cottage
  • We have found all the on-site facilities to be excellent. We used the bar, the restaurant, the gym and the pool.

    Very impressed

    / Whinlatter
  • A dreamy weekend in a dreamy house - thank you. One to remember for next time.

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

    See you again.

    / Bield How
  • Beautiful house for our baby daughters first holiday.  Would book to stay again.

    / Bowman Cottage
  • Another lovely holiday at Little Hallgarth, weather very mixed but still enjoyable hope to return soon.

    / Little Hallgarth
  • We have had an excellent stay in Skiddaw and found everyone to be very welcoming and helpful. we'll be back.

    / Skiddaw
  • Terrific place, terrific views. we were very lucky with the weather all week.

    / Greenside Garth
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