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Hilltop At Hawkshead Hill

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1064472)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Gillian

    “The house is beautiful and well equipped.”

    The setting is idyllic

    The setting is idyllic

    - Gillian, July 2022


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king size bed with TV, balcony and ensuite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king size bed with ensuite walk-in shower, separate bath, basin and WC, 1 x super king size bed (can be set up as twin beds on request) with TV and ensuite walk-in shower, separate bath, basin and WC, 1 x super king size bed (can be set up as twin beds on request) with ensuite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Boot room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Snug
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric AGA, electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, 2 x dishwasher, Nespresso compatible coffee machine, washer/dryer, large Smart TV, 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • Sonos sound system servicing the whole ground floor and bedroom 1
  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial supply of logs for wood burner provided
  • Highchair and cot provided
  • Off-road parking for three cars, with a type 2 electric car charging point
  • Secure bike storage for eight bikes
  • Enclosed rear garden which includes a patio area with table, chairs and a raised lawn area
  • Open and informal front garden with mature trees and benches
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub 0.7 miles


The property

Hilltop At Hawkshead Hill is an exceptional holiday home, enjoying an idyllic central location in the Lake District National Park, within walking distance of Hawkshead village and close to the busier towns of Ambleside, Coniston and Windemere. Enjoying an elevated position with extensive views across the fells, the former coach house to Highfield House, where Beatrix Potter's husband grew up, is now a wonderful place for families or friends to call home as they enjoy a holiday to the Lakes. With 4 bedrooms all with ensuite facilities, spacious living areas and lovely outside spaces, this well equipped house is the perfect base for a holiday with friends and family. Accommodation in detail The living room of this Victorian house is where the coach used to be housed. It has high ceilings, large windows with great views and spacious accommodation where guests can gather to relax in front of the wood burning stove, while listening to music or watching the large Smart TV. The extensively equipped kitchen has a traditional Aga complemented by high quality appliances including hob, oven, microwave and dishwasher. There is a choice of places to eat: within the kitchen, where table and chairs are positioned to enjoy the view of the countryside beyond, in the more formal dining room, outside on the secluded patio or even informally on the balcony attached to bedroom one. Just off the dining room you will discover a snug, which is perfect for a quiet escape. There is also a large boot room for storing and drying outdoor gear and a utility room with a washer/dryer, an additional dishwasher and fridge. On the first floor there are four delightful bedrooms, each one boasting large comfortable beds, ensuite facilities and designed to ensure that sleep comes easy after an action-packed day. Choose between bedroom one with a super king size bed, a spacious balcony with seating for 8 and stunning views, bedroom two with super king size bed and views to the fells, or bedroom three and four, both of which can be set up with a super king sized bed or two singles depending on the needs of your group. To the exterior, you will find a pretty, secluded garden where the paved patio area houses table and chairs for enjoying a spot of alfresco dining during the summer months. At the front there is an informal lawned area where you can sit and enjoy the view across the Cumbrian countryside. The nearby characterful village of Hawkshead which is a short walk away, has a number of pubs, teashops and a range of shops to pick up gifts or supplies. The larger town of Ambleside is a short drive away and is home to further amenities. Bowness or Windemere can be easily accessed via the ferry at Far Sawrey which crosses Lake Windemere on a picturesque journey. Those feeling active will be spoilt for choice by the selection of walks and cycle rides available, including walks from the house up to Tarn Hows, Black Crag or Latterbarrow, the easily accessible peaks from Coniston or the Langdale valleys, mountain biking in Grizedale or a varietyof road and gravel rides. Lake Windemere, Coniston Water and Esthwaite Water are all just a short distance away making this a fabulous location for exploring all the Lake District has to offer. With five pubs within walking distance, the Drunken Duck a short distance away and the Michelin starred restaurants of Cartmel, Ambleside, Grasmere and Windemere a car ride away, this is a perfect base for food lovers too! Hilltop at Hawkshead Hill promises to be a wonderful getaway, at any time of the year.

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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.

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