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 cottage in a perfect setting - love the refurbishment. Will come again soon.

    / Daffodils
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Ashness. Had two treatments in Oxley's and ate in the Bistro ...all very enjoyable.

    / Ashness
  • 4th or 5th time here. Brilliant comfortable and warm cottage. Better than any we have tried elsewhere in UK, France, Italy etc. We have had a wonderful time - great walks, even good weather and very cosy in the winter.

    / Loughrigg
  • Thank you for a lovely base in this stunning corner of England.

    / Studio Cottage
  • Great few days. The Lakes looks wonderful with snow on the high fells. 

    / Mollys Cottage
  • Our fourth visit to Bakestones, so many memories from the last three and now the best ever Christmas.

    / Bakestones Cottage
  • The best of many accommodations we have taken over 30 years. Thank you.

    / Gillercombe
  • A beautiful cottage, welcoming, very cosy and well equipped with lots of thoughtful touches. A home from home.

    / Wren Cottage
  • The Lakes being one of our favourite places this house made it even better. Hope to return in the summer to enjoy the garden and balcony. Best equipped kitchen ever had in a holiday home.

    / Orchard House
  • We have all had a fantastic holiday, a realy warm and cosy lodge. We will be back thank you.

    / How Beck
  • Our second visit to Wordsworth.  Great place, facilities spot on. Location being central to the lakes ideal.  We've had a superb time and hope to be back again.

    / Wordsworth
  • Wonderful Views, very comfortable accommodation, especially the beds. Celebrated an 80th Birthday in such good surroundings.

    / Lakefield House
  • Enjoyed our stay, best we have had for so many years that we have been coming to the Lake District

    / Merewood Lodge
  • Have enjoyed another lovely week in this lovely apartment. Looking forward to returning in the Autumn.


    / Rydal Suite
  • Wow! A wonderful accommodation, fantastic specifications, decor and location. Really relaxed here and felt at home.

    / Courtyard Cottage
  • Another great stay, thank you once again for the welcome pack. Nice to see you again will be returning for another visit soon.

    / Waterhead Cottage
  • Merewood Stables was a perfect base and everything was catered for and was spotlessly clean.

    Really smashing...thank-you

    / Merewood Stables
  • An excellent all-round stay in Grisedale. We used everything except the gym - good food and good treatments in Oxley's.

    / Grisedale
  • Explored lots of beautiful surroundings and ticked of some more Wainwrights. The cottage really well located and peaceful, with every thing yoiu need for a fantastic holiday even with mixed weather.

    / Kent Cottage
  • This was our first visit to the Lakes and we have just loved it. The apartment is wonderful and felt like a home from home, we will definately be back.

    / Loughrigg Suite
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