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The Writing Room

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043107)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Review(s)

  • Stewart

    “A decent, reasonably clean and pretty well maintained property.”

    - Stewart, November 2023


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with walk in shower, 1 x Twin bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Separate WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available at this property
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Three acres of shared gardens
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking


The property

A beautiful property in a former gentlemen's residence, this apartment split over two floors offers a spacious holiday for a family or a couple. Well-equipped and offering plenty of room for a relaxing stay. This apartment was the original 'Writing Room' for the building and still has the exact space to sit and reflect on the day. The property is formed from part of a Victorian Gentleman's residence dating back to 1861 and enjoys beautiful views down the valley. Beatrix Potter's fascinating home and museum is just about a mile away and she took her inspiration from the countryside all around. With easy rambles along country lanes, good pubs, like the Cuckoo Brow Inn, lake cruises and many interesting places to visit makes this the ideal location for a popular holiday venue in which to enjoy this beautiful area. Accommodation: The Writing room is one of six tastefully appointed apartments in Sawrey Knotts, an impressive building which retains the feel and atmosphere of a traditional country house. Walk into the large and impressive panelled hallway and find your holiday home on the left. Enter into the Hallway and step into your main living room to find an elegant and welcoming space with comfortable leather seating traditional open fire and gorgeous large bay window. Discover your neat, stylish kitchen and dining area and anticipate lovely meals in this appealing space. Take two steps up to your double bedroom with en-suite walk in shower. Walk downstairs to find a twin bedroom with en-suite shower room. Both bedrooms are bright and spacious. You will also find a separate laundry room with two washing machines and two dryers at the back of the property. Furnishings are neutral and comfortable. Wi-Fi for internet browsing and email. Outside: Guests will enjoy the three acres of shared grounds with footpaths, benches and tables; a footpath leads down to the nearby pub for bar meals etc. and the Tower Bank Arms is also within walking distance. Parking for two cars, immediately outside the front of the property. local bus route passes end of driveway. Hawkshead village 3 miles..

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


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:

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