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Ashmead Cottage

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1064484)

4.9

Lakelovers rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Claire

    “A beautiful central place to stay which is perfect for visiting the local area.”

    We enjoyed going to Hawkshead, Ambleside, Grasmere, Keswick, Kendal and Bowness- all a short distance away. The cottage is situated next to a farm so we enjoyed hearing the cows mooing every morning! Small things to note; sadly there was no Visitors Book which would have been appreciated so that we too, could write restaurant, pub, walk recommendations to future guests, as it’s always lovely to have suggestions based on others’ feedback. Also we brought our own dog towels for muddy paws ...

    We enjoyed going to Hawkshead, Ambleside, Grasmere, Keswick, Kendal and Bowness- all a short distance away. The cottage is situated next to a farm so we enjoyed hearing the cows mooing every morning! Small things to note; sadly there was no Visitors Book which would have been appreciated so that we too, could write restaurant, pub, walk recommendations to future guests, as it’s always lovely to have suggestions based on others’ feedback. Also we brought our own dog towels for muddy paws which was lucky as none were provided, no charging point for shaver/electric toothbrush either, which was a shame in such a modern and stylish bathroom. Lovely outside seating area that sadly we were unable to use as it isn’t enclosed for dogs, and we didn’t want to keep him on a lead after being on one all day. Would be perfect if it could be fenced off away from the farm track.

    - Claire, May 2024

    Many thanks for your constructive feedback. The bathroom mirror has a built in light, Bluetooth speaker and also a charging point for shaving/toothbrush - it’s on the side of the mirror so perhaps you missed it. We’ll be fencing off the patio area very soon, so hope you decide to return to visit again. Property Owner

Summary

  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, Bose Speaker, Bluetooth mirror with speaker and shaving point, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Private front patio with furniture
  • Secure bike/kayak storage
  • One well-behaved dog allowed
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: There are four steps up to the open place living space
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 10am

The property

Ashmead Cottage, a thoughtfully-presented one bedroom property is tucked away in between the charming hamlet of Outgate and the historic village of Hawkshead. Surrounded by the stunning rolling hills of the Lake District National Park, with off-road parking, underfloor heating and an open-plan living space, Ashmead Cottage is perfect for a couple and one well-behaved dog seeking a tranquil retreat. Step inside and admire original beams as you kick your feet up in front of the Smart TV, perfect after a long day of exploring. Allow the designated chef to rustle up a delicious feast in the well-equipped kitchen before taking your place at the dining table for two, curating a romantic setting where you can sip a cold glass of wine and listen to music from the Bose speaker. If the sun is shining, take advantage of the private front patio with furniture; the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or alfresco mealtimes as you admire your beautiful surroundings. When the night draws in, make your way to the king-size bedroom, where you can rest your head after a long, exciting day. There’s also a stunning shower room, a sanctuary of relaxation perfect for freshening up and completing your nighttime routine. For convenience, there’s a utility which is great for storing away muddy boots and outdoor gear, as well as secure kayak/bike storage, shared with the adjacent property. For days spent exploring Cumbria’s finest, visit Ambleside, a bustling market town with cobbled streets, boutique shops, welcoming pubs and a selection of lakeside activities. Taking a short drive will bring you to Grasmere village, the market town of Keswick or head East to the bustling centre of Kendal, where you can explore the wealth of Lancastrian landmarks, such as the famous Kendal Castle and Kendal Museum, or even the glorious Lakeland Climbing Centre. Walkers and cyclists alike have superb routes to choose from straight from the door, including Grizedale Forest, Lake Windermere, Coniston, Tarn Hows and Latterbarrow to name just a few. With all of these attractions near Ashmead Cottage, you’ll be spoilt for choice on your Lake District retreat!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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