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Lakefield Cottage

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042227)

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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Coe

    “You couldn’t put a price on the view from the living room window, it was spectacular.”

    The setting was perfect and it was easy to travel from. The cottage was comfortable and we didn’t want to leave. Waking up to birdsong, relaxing in the garden in the evening and the fact that our dog was welcome.

    The setting was perfect and it was easy to travel from. The cottage was comfortable and we didn’t want to leave. Waking up to birdsong, relaxing in the garden in the evening and the fact that our dog was welcome.

    - Mrs Coe, Sep 2019


The property

In the orchard to Beatrix Potter's former holiday home at Lakefield, Near Sawrey, this romantic and luxurious cottage retreat commands a simply breathtaking view over Esthwaite Water (featured in the author's story of 'Jeremy Fisher') to the Lake District mountains beyond. There is an undeniable fairytale magic to this location, which continues in all the immediately surrounding areas. Only a stroll away you'll find the Tower Bank Arms; a National Trust owned pub with a roaring open fire. Only a mile away you'll find picturesque Hawkshead village. Admire the view from living room and bedroom, relax in the small, enclosed front garden with views to the lake, enjoy endless walks from your doorstep and relish one of the most inspiring locations in the Lake District. Perfect for a special occasion or Lake District honeymoon. == Accommodation in detail Private parking for 1 car. Enter into the open plan lounge / kitchen / dining area with a huge picture window overlooking the lake and fells. Comfortable furnishings, 26" LCD TV (FreeSat), dining table and custom-built oak kitchen with granite worktops. Upstairs to the king-size bedroom (with extra single bed), with a superb view and modern oak furniture. The luxury bathroom is just perfect after a day in the fresh air! It adjoins Lakefield House, and has a small, enclosed front garden with views to the lake. Location Near Sawrey lies between Esthwaite Water and Lake Windermere, only a short distance from Hawkshead and also the car-ferry crossing over Lake Windermere to Bowness. The village is known for its connections with Beatrix Potter, whose former home at Hill Tip is owned by the National Trust and open to the public. Only a mile away, Hawkshead is your stop-off for stocking up the kitchen. It's a lovely place to while away a day, with its car free village centre, small shops and traditional atmosphere. The car-ferry crossing to Bowness is only a short drive away, and places our liveliest Lake District holiday destination within easy reach. You'll find contemporary shopping on the high street, and a wealth of boating activities in Bowness Bay. Windermere Lake Cruises travel to both Ambleside and Lakeside, and also offer romantic evening cruises with buffet food and live music. Windermere Golf Club is just outside Bowness village. A holiday cottage in Near Sawrey provides an excellent base for walking in the Lake District. Stroll in pretty much any direction from your door, or travel a short distance to the Langdale Valley, Ambleside and Coniston. Grizedale Forest is also within easy reach, with pretty pathways, cycle tracks and intriguing sculpture trails.


  • 1 x king size bedroom with extra single bed, bathroom with shower over bath
  • Open plan sitting room with kitchen and dining areas.
  • Night storeage heaters
  • Electric oven with ceramic halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One private parking space
  • One pet welcome
  • Small front garden
  • Sorry, no smoking.

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

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About the location


Ambleside 4 miles; Kendal 24 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.

Will accept 2 small dogs

This property offers the following short breaks:

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