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

  • Our 7th visit. Brilliant as always, see you again soon.

    / Loughrigg Suite
  • Lovely cottage.....Excellent value for money and we'll definitely be staying here again.

    / Skelwith Force
  • Stayed at Gildabrook four times, central to everything.  A great place to stay, we will be back again.

    / Gildabrook Cottage
  • Excellent. Very impressed with Underscar including the Health Spa in Oxley's

    / Derwent
  • A most enjoyable stay. The apartment was very comfortable.

    / Swallowdale
  • Very comfortable flat with everything we needed.

    / Swallowdale
  • Enjoyed sitting out in the lovely garden. Fantastic walk up to Kirkstone Pass Inn - well worth a visit. Walks to Rydal Water, Sweden Bridge & beyond were really beautiful. Our longest walk took in Stockghyll Falls then up over Wansfell Pike to Troutbeck

    / Fellside Cottage
  • Brilliant week despite the weather. Accommodation perfect, best equipped we have ever stayed in.   Couldnt ask for a better welcome, will definately be back.

    / The Rockery Suite
  • This week has gone far to quickly as always. Nurses cottage is absolutley amazing, brilliant location, and the cottage itself is very homely. The cottage provided everything you could wish for.  Thank you for a fantastic week. Really dont want to be leaving.

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

    / How Beck
  • Thank you. An idyllic location and very comfortable flat. Beautiful weather helped.

    / Betamere
  • Another great holiday here at Grisedale. Managed some lake walks and fell walks. Thank you for the wine.

    / Grisedale
  • Always great to come to Underscar

    / Hindscarth
  • Had a lovely holiday, cottage great and very peaceful. Ambleside fantastic.

    / Holly Cottage
  • An all-round good holiday in Top Notch. Would definitely use you again.

    / Top Notch
  • A very beautiful cottage tastefully decorated in a great location. Thanks for a truly great week.

    / The Mews
  • A very comfortable cottage, beautifully appointed and so handy - yet quiet. We were so lucky with the weather - a week of sunshine, and really enjoyed having some where to sit outside after a long day out on the fells.  I am sure we will be back to this cottage.

    / Bowman Cottage
  • Had a fantastic week in the Lakes. Children (5 & 2) especially enjoyed the Beatrix Potter attraction & the South Lakes Wild Animal Park. The cottage is beautiful, very cosy & comfortable. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay & would recommend the cottage to our friends

    / Jasmine Cottage
  • A huge house with great facilities. We all had a wonderful time and hope to stay again.

    / Derwentwater House
  • A great stay in Derwent. Used the gym, bar and bistro which were all excellent.

    / Derwent
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