Roger Ground House is a spacious Grade II listed Tudor-Period property which was originally home to Roger, a local priest who ministered to the Parish of Hawkshead in the 1600s. The hamlet of Roger Ground is reputedly named after him. The house is quintessentially Lakeland, with a blend of Laura Ashley and Farrow & Ball styling.
This property is made up of two individual properties: Rogerground House (Sleep 10) plus the adjoining self-contained apartment; Hawkshead Hideaway (Sleep 2). By booking this property you will have beds for 12 people made up of 10 in the main house and 2 in Hawkshead Hideaway which adjoins the main house but is perfectly private.
A perfect holiday choice for family groups or friends. Roger Ground House is just an eight minute walk from the garden gate to Hawkshead village via countryside path. Esthwaite Water is a short stroll away and Grizedale Forest is less than a mile away.
Accommodation in detail
Main House (sleeps 10)Roger Ground House has a traditional Lakeland, rose-clad wooden porch and the front door opens into a slate-flagged floor and oak-beamed entrance hall. Elegant Georgian lounge with wood-burning stove and views of front garden. Formal separate dining room with long oak table and eclectic mix of antique dining chairs. Slate-flagged steps down to a cosy Tudor lounge with wood-burning stove. Twin Bedroom with en-suite shower room, leads from the Tudor lounge and overlooks the charming front garden; a perfect bedroom for those who find too many stairs a challenge. Along the passageway to a cloakroom/WC, a Shaker-style, fully equipped kitchen with Range cooker and access to the Orchard Garden.
Half-level: Large house bathroom with roll top bath and roomy shower. Landing to one king size and one super king-size (zip link) bedrooms, with original oak panelling. Tudor shower room with WC.
First floor: Master bedroom with super king-sized (zip link) bed and en-suite shower room. Further bedroom with a super king-sized bed (zip link). Both rooms have a charming view of the sunny front garden. Please specify when booking if you want zip links made up as super king-size or two 3ft twin beds. More information and images can be seen on the Roger Ground House website.
Hawkshead Hideaway (sleeps 2)External steps lead from the private garden, via the wooden staircase lead to the front door of Hawkshead Hideaway (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, orchard are a delight. Private parking for up to 4 cars is to the rear of Roger Ground House.
Please note that up to two pet dogs are allowed in Rogerground House but the owner respectfully requests that they are not allowed upstairs into Hawkshead Hideaway.
Roger Ground House is nestled within the tiny hamlet of Roger Ground, between Hawkshead and the shores of Esthwaite Water, close to the western shores of Lake Windermere and the car-ferry crossing to Bowness.
Hawkshead is an adorable village of cobbled streets and traditional Grade II listed Lakeland cottages. You'll find a range of local shops here, including the Honeypot Delicatessen which offers a treasure-trove of Lakeland luxuries. Spend a lazy morning in one of Hawkshead's charming tea rooms or cafes. There are several TripAdvisor-rated traditional pubs in Hawkshead and we recommend the short drive to the acclaimed Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant at Outgate. A larger selection of shops can be found in Ambleside, a few miles away and the larger on-line supermarkets will deliver your groceries to Roger Ground.
Hawkshead is the perfect base for walkers, with routes, right from the doorstep, to suit all levels. Take the stunning walk to Tarn Hows, stroll on the shores of Esthwaite Water, which also has an excellent trout fishery or explore Grizedale Forest; a picturesque network of pathways, cycle tracks and sculpture trails. Why not take on Grizedale's Go-Ape, Latterbarrow, or Claife Heights, conquer the nearby Langdale Pikes or enjoy the watersports that nearby Coniston or Windermere have to offer.
The surrounding landscape inspired the children's author Beatrix Potter. Her former home at Hill Top, Near Sawrey is now run by the National Trust and is open to the public. A truly magical experience for all! Directly behind Hill Top is Tower Bank Arms, a traditional pub with stone-flagged floors, Lakeland ales and a roaring fire.
Bowness can be easily reached via the car-ferry across Lake Windermere, only a few miles from your door. Bowness is a bustling Lakeland town, with contemporary shops and a wide range of entertainment. Hire a boat in Bowness Bay, or take a steamer cruise on Lake Windermere to Ambleside or Lakeside. Windermere Golf Club is just beyond Bowness village.
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.