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The Blue Duck

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1108559)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Caroline

    “Lovely little cottage that was perfect for two of us plus our small dog.”

    Located in a quiet road, approximately 10 mins walk from pubs, shops, bars and restaurants. Cottage was immaculate and was furnished and decorated very tastefully. Designated parking space available across from the property was ideal. Strong WiFi signal available and fully equipped kitchen that included washer, drier, dishwasher. I wouldn't hesitate to book this property if staying in the area again.

    Located in a quiet road, approximately 10 mins walk from pubs, shops, bars and restaurants. Cottage was immaculate and was furnished and decorated very tastefully. Designated parking space available across from the property was ideal. Strong WiFi signal available and fully equipped kitchen that included washer, drier, dishwasher. I wouldn't hesitate to book this property if staying in the area again.

    - Caroline, August 2022

Summary

  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, power shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for one car
  • Raised slate terrace with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: Check-in is 4pm and check-out is 10am
  • Note: Please bring your own wood for the woodburning stove.

Awards

The property

Located in a sleepy hamlet on the outskirts of the Hawkshead and Grizedale forests, Blue Duck is a stylish, one-bedroom detached Lakeland getaway. Beautiful views of the Beatrix Potter wooded hills and Esthwaite Water may be seen in the valley below from this one-story house. The Blue Duck is a cosy, canine-welcoming retreat ideal for any occasion with your dog. The Blue Duck is a hip place to stay while you recharge those batteries. Its proud Australian proprietors named it after a well-known, treasured site in Perth. The exterior of this property is finished in a classic Lakeland style, but once you go inside, you'll be blown away by its chic interior, which includes a glass wall that lets in a tonne of natural light. Oak floors, beams, and vaulted ceiling contrast with soft, deeply padded furniture and the wood-burning stove, which is ideal for chilly nights in. The modern kitchen will satisfy those who want to experiment, and the raised patio with a view of the lake is a terrific spot to unwind. When sleep is necessary, a spacious bathroom and a double bedroom are ready for you. A short distance away is the picture-perfect village of Hawkshead, which has a variety of excellent restaurants and, for those with a feeling of adventure, "Go Ape" in nearby Grizedale. Enter the charming town of Bowness-on-Windemere, which is located in the English Lake District. It is a well-liked tourist attraction and has some of the most beautiful scenery in the nation. Orrest Head Viewpoint, National Trust - Claife Viewing Station, Windermere West Shore, and Holehird Gardens are just a few of the town's fantastic attractions. Also accessible is Kendal, a charming town rich in culture and history. The Quaker Tapestry Museum is a must-visit for anybody interested in needlework, and the Kendal Museum is a fantastic site to learn about the past of the region. The Blue Duck is a great choice for a romantic getaway in Cumbria.

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About the location

HAWKSHEAD

Ambleside 5.1 miles; Kendal 17.4 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas