Riggeswood Cottage, Hawkshead
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 7
Facing west over tranquil Esthwaite Water near Hawkshead village, you'll find two distinctive whitewashed cottages, one of which is Riggeswood Cottage. The serene beauty of Esthwaite Water has inspired many over the years - William Wordsworth based a famous poem here, while children's author Beatrix Potter made the pretty tarn the fictional home of her character 'Jeremy Fisher'. Quite a magical location! Keen fisherman will have easy access to fishing on Esthwaite Water, which according to the owners is well stocked with very gullible fish! The owners have restored Riggeswood Cottage according to original architect designs, creating a characterful and comfortable home from home that's perfect for family and friends alike.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 3 cars. Rear entrance from car park or attractive porched front entrance to hall. Relaxed ambience living room with wide picture window, feature Lakeland stone fireplace and pitch-pine alcoves. Stylish kitchen and separate pine-furnished dining room (this room contains an occasional bed and there is a ground floor shower room/WC). Stairs from the hall to 3 good-sized bedrooms, 1 double and 2 twins, plus house bathroom with shower over bath. A utility room next to the back door is ideal for drying clothes and boots.
Esthwaite Water is located between the larger lakes of Windermere and Coniston. Compared to these busier tourist destinations, Esthwaite Water is untouched and peaceful. Hawkshead village is just to the north of Esthwaite Water. The car-free village centre is a delight to explore, scattered with pretty traditional Lakeland cottages and several interesting historic attractions.
While you can find tasty treats and food essentials in Hawkshead village, for a proper shop you might head east to Lake Windermere and cross the lake on the car-ferry to go shopping in Bowness. Alternatively, Ambleside is only a short drive away with an even wider range of shops and restaurants.
In Near Sawrey close by, you can visit the former home of Beatrix Potter at Hill Top - open to the public by the National Trust. Kids will love the magic of holidaying in Miss Potter's beloved landscapes!