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Blue Duck

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040956)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

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The property

This captivating detached contemporary Lakeland treat rests within a sleepy hamlet on the edge of Hawkshead and Grizedale forest commanding simply breathtaking views over the wooded hills of Beatrix Potter country with Esthwaite Water glimpsed in the valley below providing a romantic hideaway for any special occasion. Aptly named after a renowned special place in Perth by its Australian proud owners The Blue Duck is quite simply a cool place to recharge those batteries. Completed in traditional Lakeland style externally but step inside and you'll fall in love with this stylish place complete with wall of glass allowing plenty of light to flood through the property. Oak beams, vaulted ceiling and oak floorings contrast sumptuous, deep-cushioned furnishings and crisp traditional walls which carry throughout, the woodburning stove provides for cosy nights in, cooks will be delighted in this state of the art kitchen, and the raised terrace overlooking the lake is a great place to spend precious time. Picture postcard Hawkshead village is a short walk away stocked with great eateries and for an injection of adventure why not try 'Go Ape' in Grizedale, right on your doorstep. == Accommodation in detail Park right outside your property and walk up a few steps to the terrace and entrance into The Blue Duck. The living space is open plan with vaulted ceiling and beams. Relax in this living space, wander out onto the terrace for morning coffee or a glass or two in the evening, plan your day by the warming woodburner and unwind in this sophisticated space; the slated kitchen is open to the living area and has everything you need. The romantic double bedroom is designed for peace and quiet and the bathroom has a power shower over a bath, perfect for long soaks after a day on the mountains. Location The Blue Duck is within a small hamlet of traditional Lake District properties known as Roger Ground, between Hawkshead village and not far from the shores of Esthwaite Water. It's also close to the western shores of Lake Windermere and the car-ferry crossing to Bowness.Hawkshead village is only a stroll away, and a lovely little village to explore. You'll find local shops and delicatessens providing everything you'll need during your self-catering holiday in the Lake District. Stock up the kitchen at the Honeypot Delicatessen - a 'goldmine of Lakeland goodies', or spend a lazy morning in one of the charming tea rooms and cafes. There are several traditional Lakeland pubs to choose from, and we recommend a short drive out to Outgate, to the acclaimed Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant. Hawkshead is a great base for walking in the Lake District, with endless and varied routes in the surrounding countryside. Take the stunning walk around Tarn Hows, stroll on the shores of Esthwaite Water or explore Grizedale Forest - a picturesque network of pathways, cycle tracks and intriguing sculpture trails. Those with a little more energy might take on Latterbarrow, Claife Heights or explore the Langdale Pikes in the nearby Langdale Valley. The countryside surrounding Hawkshead is renowned for connections with the author Beatrix Potter, who lived at the nearby hamlet of Near Sawrey. Her home can be visited at Hill Top, right behind Near Sawrey's Tower Bank Arms pub - a traditional treat with stone flagged floors, real Lakeland ale and roaring fire. providing a romantic hideaway for any special occasion. Aptly named after a renowned special place in Perth by its Australian proud owners The Blue Duck is quite simply a cool place to recharge those batteries. Completed in traditional Lakeland style externally but step inside and you'll fall in love with this stylish place complete with wall of glass allowing plenty of light to flood through the property. Oak beams, vaulted ceiling and oak floorings contrast sumptuous, deep-cushioned furnishings and crisp traditional walls which carry throughout, the woodburning stove provides for cosy nights in, cooks will be delighted in this state of the art kitchen, and the raised terrace overlooking the lake is a great place to spend precious time. Picture postcard Hawkshead village is a short walk away stocked with great eateries and for an injection of adventure why not try 'Go Ape' in Grizedale, right on your doorstep. == Accommodation in detail Park right outside your property and walk up a few steps to the terrace and entrance into The Blue Duck. The living space is open plan with vaulted ceiling and beams and then the wall of glass gazing out towards Esthwaite Water, what a picture window. Relax in this living space, wander out onto the terrace for morning coffee or a glass or two in the evening, plan your day by the warming woodburner and unwind in this sophisticated space; the slated kitchen is open to the living area and has everything you need. The romantic double bedroom is designed for peace and quiet and the bathroom has a power shower over a bath, perfect for long soaks after a day on the mountains. Location The Blue Duck is within a small hamlet of traditional Lake District properties known as Roger Ground, between Hawkshead village and not far from the shores of Esthwaite Water. It's also close to the western shores of Lake Windermere and the car-ferry crossing to Bowness.Hawkshead village is only a stroll away, and a lovely little village to explore. You'll find local shops and delicatessens providing everything you'll need during your self-catering holiday in the Lake District. Stock up the kitchen at the Honeypot Delicatessen - a 'goldmine of Lakeland goodies', or spend a lazy morning in one of the charming tea rooms and cafes. There are several traditional Lakeland pubs to choose from, and we recommend a short drive out to Outgate, to the acclaimed Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant. Hawkshead is a great base for walking in the Lake District, with endless and varied routes in the surrounding countryside. Take the stunning walk around Tarn Hows, stroll on the shores of Esthwaite Water or explore Grizedale Forest - a picturesque network of pathways, cycle tracks and intriguing sculpture trails. Those with a little more energy might take on Latterbarrow, Claife Heights or explore the Langdale Pikes in the nearby Langdale Valley. The countryside surrounding Hawkshead is renowned for connections with the author Beatrix Potter, who lived at the nearby hamlet of Near Sawrey. Her home can be visited at Hill Top, right behind Near Sawrey's Tower Bank Arms pub - a traditional treat with stone flagged floors, real Lakeland ale and roaring fire.

Summary

  • Over 1 floor
  • 1 x double bedroom, 1 x bathroom, lounge / diner, kitchen, terrace and a private parking space.
  • Detached romantic Lakeland treat, gas central heating, wood burning stove, bathroom with power shower over bath, electric oven & gas hob, dishwasher / microwave, fridge, washing machine & tumble dryer, raised slate terrace with furniture, 5 minute walk to village, private parking space, pets welcome, Wi-Fi, bed linen and towels provided.

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

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About the location

HAWKSHEAD

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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