Hawkshead Hideaway nestles within a beautiful 17th Century Grade II listed Tudor/Georgian Period property and boasts fantastic views over Beatrix Potter's countryside to the Lakeland Fells. Roger Ground House & Hawkshead Hideaway stands on the edge of Hawkshead, with a footpath leading directly from the garden gate to the village. The entrance to this enchanting retreat is via a private garden.
The Hideaway is full of character with the original oak beams adorning every room.
The large picture window and skylight flood the Hideaway with light and magnificent views of the Fells. Perfect for walkers, cyclists, runners, Go Ape adrenaline seekers, or just relaxing! Take the footpath from the garden gate to chocolate-box picturesque Hawkshead for coffee (an 8 minute stroll away). Explore the TripAdvisor rated Inns of Hawkshead or prepare meals at home with a superbly equipped little kitchen. In fine weather, eat alfresco in the private south-facing cottage garden. A romantic fairytale escape to the Lakes, at any time of year. More images and information on the Roger Ground House website.
Accommodation in detail
External steps lead from the private garden, via the wooden staircase to the front door (please take care in wet or icy weather). The entrance hall has hanging space and a shoe/boot rack. Hawkshead Hideaway has a calm and comfortable open plan, loft-style living and dining area with a large picture window displaying magnificent views of the Fells, leading onto a well-equipped Shaker-style fitted kitchen adjacent to a separate fitted shower room. Evening sunshine filters into the romantic bedroom with a dreamily comfortable king-sized bed, solid oak furniture and luxurious decor. The whole apartment reveals the original exposed oak beams.
Outside, the south-facing walled cottage garden are a delight. Private parking for one car is to the rear of Roger Ground House.
Roger Ground House and Hawkshead Hideaway are nestled within the tiny hamlet of Roger Ground, home to traditional Lakeland properties, between Hawkshead village and the shores of Esthwaite Water, close to the western shores of Lake Windermere and the car-ferry crossing to Bowness.
Hawkshead village is a stroll away, and a charming little village to explore. You'll find an array of local shops and delicatessens providing everything you'll need during your self-catering holiday in the Lake District. Stock up the kitchen at the Honeypot Delicatessen - a 'goldmine of Lakeland goodies', or spend a lazy morning in one of the charming tea rooms and cafes. There are several traditional Lakeland pubs to choose from, and we recommend a short drive out to Outgate, to the acclaimed Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant.
Hawkshead is a great base for walking in the Lake District, with endless and varied routes in the surrounding countryside. Take the stunning walk around Tarn Hows, stroll on the shores of Esthwaite Water or explore Grizedale Forest - a picturesque network of pathways, cycle tracks and intriguing sculpture trails. Those with a little more energy might take on Latterbarrow, Claife Heights or explore the Langdale Pikes in the nearby Langdale Valley.
The countryside surrounding Hawkshead is renowned for connections with the author Beatrix Potter, who lived at the nearby hamlet of Near Sawrey. Her home can be visited at Hill Top, directly behind Near Sawrey's Tower Bank Arms pub - a traditional treat with stone flagged floors, real Lakeland ale and roaring fire.
About the location
Ambleside 4 miles; Kendal 24 miles.
The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th century houses. There are many pleasant inns, teashops, guest houses and gift shops in the village, as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which houses an annually changing exhibition of the famous author’s illustrations and stories. The other famous Hawkshead enthusiast, William Wordsworth, attended the Old Grammar School in 1779-87, which still stands today, and you can visit the building where the Lakeland poet developed his love of the form, and even see the desk into which he scratched his name as a small boy! Newby Bridge is ten miles away and offers attractions such as the Aquarium of the Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises, sailing daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year.