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 great location. Really well equipped with plenty of space for us all.

    / Deer Corner, Pullwood Bay
  • Had a lovely holiday, what a great lodge - lovely and fresh, very relaxing and a beautiful view.

    / How Beck
  • Another great week in Number 3. Thank-you so much for the wonderful facilities...looking forward to our next visit.

    / Riverside Park 3
  • Our third visit to Acorns...another fantastic week.

    / Acorns
  • What a fantastic place ...very clean and beautiful decor. Loved the sound of the river.

    / Riverside Park 5
  • Cottage was perfect as usual.  This is our 6th visit to The Coach House. 

    / The Coach House
  • Great, stunning views. Hot tub amazing. Weather not fantastic but house made up for it...spacious. Best holiday ever!!! GREAT - 10/10.

    / High Biggin
  • Our third time in this lovely cottage. Due to the lighter evenings this visit we were able to stay longer in the mountains. It's a lovely place for all seasons.

    / Breckon Cottage
  • Second stay this year, another fantasic week in the lovely Loughrigg Suite.  Back in May.

    / Loughrigg Suite
  • Had a lovely stay in this delightful cottage, can sense the history in the place and very child friendly.

    / Croft
  • Our third visit to Grisedale. Hopefully we will be back again.

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

    / Grisedale
  • Great Cottage, great walks despite the weather.

    / Wastwater 2015
  • What a superb cottage to enjoy living in and watching wildlife - to see so much in such a small area is amazing.

    / Hodge How Cottage
  • Staying here with my daughter. Fabulous views, birds and lake. Who could want more. We have had a wonderful time and the weather was fabulous

    / High View
  • 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
  • Very much a last minute booking but your house was perfect. Plenty of room for all six of us. Of course the location is stunning, but we must compliment you on the facilities which are thoughtfully effective. 

    / Le Tholonet
  • We had an absolutely fantastic holiday, thank you so much. We'll be back

    / The Woolloft
  • Back for our third visit to The Sheilings and we still love it. It was so lovely to be able to settle right back in and not have to worry about a thing.

    / Sheilings
  • Great holiday, great weather, great company, great walks, great location. Great if we could come back. Just great.

    / Fairview
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