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Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 982609)


Lakelovers rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Richard

    “Excellent property.”

    A very peaceful situation with lovely views towards Latterbarrow Fell.

    A very peaceful situation with lovely views towards Latterbarrow Fell.

    - Richard, August 2023


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1x double and 1x twin
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin
  • Dining/lounge area with TV and DVD
  • Kitchen.
  • Electric hob and oven, Nespresso coffee machine & complimentary welcome pods, fridge, freezer (34L capacity), microwave and dishwasher
  • Gas central heating
  • Washer/dryer located in external laundry room
  • TV and DVD player
  • WiFi
  • Electricity and gas included in the rent
  • Towels and bed linen are also provided
  • Luxury boutique hotel-style high thread count bed linen (400+TC)
  • Cot and highchair are available
  • Rear enclosed garden
  • Private patio which has garden furniture provided as well as shared communal gardens
  • Off-road secure parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage and boot racks
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Two pubs within walking distance

The property

This ground-floor cottage is set within the tranquil village of Outgate just one mile outside Hawkshead. Latterbarrow Cottage is a two-bedroom property set on the ground floor of a converted barn within a picturesque setting and part of the Bracken Fell development which comprises six converted cottages. It's ideal for holidaymakers looking to get out and about to enjoy the beauty of this area by walking or cycling. The cottage is the perfect combination of outside character and inside luxury, with excellent views over Outgate hamlet and Latterbarrow Fell. It has a comfortable lounge/dining area perfect for relaxing in front of the TV after a long day exploring the surrounding countryside. Guests can also cook something delicious in the well-equipped kitchen. Whatever takes your fancy, this cottage has everything needed. The two bedrooms are bright and luxurious and are relaxing havens at the end of a day's travel. Outside there is a private patio area set within communal gardens and it's a lovely spot to sit and take in the peace and tranquility that this location brings, with classic Lake District stone walls providing the charm of this part of the world. Just a short walk away is a village inn serving the best of the real ales that the area has to offer as well as delicious home-cooked food. There are walking routes accessible right from the door of the cottage, with Tarn Hows, Latterbarrow and Blelham Hows all easily accessible. It's just a mile to the pretty town of Hawkshead, with its pubs and unique shops as well as the inspiration for Beatrix Potter's books - Hill Top. Also within five miles is the delightful area of Langdale, while Ambleside, on the edge of Lake Windermere is just a ten minute drive away, offering a range of amenities and activities. This beautifully converted cottage offers luxurious accommodation in peaceful and stunning countryside, while its proximity to so many local highlights makes it the perfect year-round home away from home.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas