Hawkshead Cottages

Hawkshead Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Hawkshead

Lakelovers Hawkshead holiday cottages are hand-picked, offering the finest properties, uniquely fitted and superbly furnished, in the best locations to enjoy this historical treasure-trove in the stunning Lake District surroundings. Nestled in a South Lakeland valley, the two hamlets of Hawkshead Hill and Outgate, form what is considered to be the prettiest village in the Lake District, thanks to many of its buildings dating back to the 17th century. North of Esthwaite Water, nestled between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water, Hawkshead Township was originally owned by the monks of Furness Abbey; with nearby Colthouse named for the Furness Abbey stables.

Its quaint alleys, overhanging gables and medieval squares are even described in William Wordsworth’s poem The Prelude. In medieval times, Hawkshead was an important wool market and later received an official market charter from James I in 1608, following the dissolution of the monasteries. In 1585 Hawkshead Grammar School was established by the Archbishop Edwin Sandys of York and in the 18th and 19th century, Hawkshead finally became a village.

Nowadays, famous for its large pub to population ratio, Hawkshead even boasts its own very popular brewery. Some of Hawkshead’s most popular establishments include Outgate Inn, offering traditional ales, home cooked meals and beer garden in the summer and The Kings Arms, also offering fantastic food, as well as being child and pet friendly. Beatrix Potter, who lived close by in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, married a Hawkshead local solicitor, William Heelis. Like most of Potter’s estate, much of the village and surrounding area, is owned by the National Trust enabling the continued preservation of this historical gem. Hawkshead is also home to a wonderful annual Christmas market, not to be missed!

Self-catering accommodation in Hawkshead

Our Hawkshead cottages are a mixture of traditional stone cottages, white-washed picture-postcard Lakeland homes and luxury barn conversions. Each unique in their looks and charms, they offer a range of exciting features from free wi-fi access, to exposed beams and clawfoot baths, AGA cookers to kingsize beds and even badminton courts, table tennis and a putting green in one.

If you’re looking to experience quintessential Lake District; wonder cobbled streets and visit historically important buildings; get a taste for traditional Lake District life, enjoying local produce such as Hawshead Relish and locally-brewed beers; feel part of a by-gone era of a bustling English market town, romance in daffodil-filled Spring walks and follow well-trodden bridleways through bluebell woods, gentle countryside and past pretty courtyards, then a holiday in Hawkshead is for you!

Alternative holiday cottage locations nearby: Cumbrian CottagesConiston CottagesWindermere Cottages, Bowness On Windermere Cottages and Ambleside Cottages.

Hawkshead out and about

There is plenty to see and do whilst staying in one of our Hawkshead cottages, that welcome families and pets. Tarn Hows, also left to the National Trust by Beatrix Potter, offers a reasonably flat walk, suitable for both prams and wheelchairs with assistance, around the Langdales and Fairfield Horseshoe.

Our cottages in Hawkshead are a little north of Grizedale Forest, which offers a range of activities for all ages and abilities. Children will love the sculptures dotted all through the woods, as well as the Go Ape ‘high wire’ hidden within the forest. Grizedale is also home to the North Face Mountain Bike Trail and you can hire bikes for off-road cycling and has a host of specially designed routes for prams and wheelchairs. You can find out more information about these activities at the visitors centre on site. Esthwaite Valley is another great spot for walking or mountain biking.

Car lovers and rally enthusiasts will probably already know that Grizedale is also home to the Malcolm Wilson and Grizedale Stages car rallies.
Our Hawkshead holiday cottages are ideally located for enjoying the many activities in this part of the Lake District.

Whilst visiting some of the Beatrix Potter sites in-and-around Esthwaite Water, don’t forget to make a visit to Sawrey House; an award winning restaurant by night and Mrs Tiggywinkles Tea Room from 10am to 5pm each day – offering coffee, light lunches, cream teas and afternoon teas – no matter when you visit you are guaranteed an excellent meal.

For further information on things to do in Hawkshead, we have provided information on walking, exploring and places to eat in Hawkshead.

Whether you are looking for a base for walking or hiking, or if you are looking for large cottages in Hawkshead, for the whole family or a social gathering with friends, we can offer you quality expert advice from our friendly customer service team, here to help you find your perfect break Monday to Saturday throughout the year.

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Wishing Well Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This captivating ground floor contemporary Lakeland bolt-hole forms part of this Victorian building within the picturesque village of Hawkshead on the edge of Grizedale forest providing a romantic hideaway for any special occasion. Aptly named this apartment even has its own wishing well outside the entrance... Hawkshead is famous for its charming whitewashed cottages, and this one fits right into the picture!

From £245 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £345 to £311
Blue Duck Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

This captivating detached contemporary Lakeland treat rests within a sleepy hamlet on the edge of Hawkshead and Grizedale forest commanding simply breathtaking views towards Esthwaite Water and surrounding countryside 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.

From £345 Per Week
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Longcroft End Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This is a quintessential traditional contemporary Lakeland country cottage within a glorious setting, a short stroll from picturesque Hawkshead village commanding views towards Esthwaite Water. A picture postcard 17th century cottage in a sublime setting with a magical garden complete with tumbling waterfall, providing a soothing touch to a luxurious cottage.

From £425 Per Week
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Hawkshead Hall Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This handsome Victorian residence resides in a sublime setting, only a short stroll from the heart of Hawkshead village, amidst beautiful gardens and grounds extending to an acre, leading into the beck and surrounded by glorious countryside. The substantial accommodation is spread over three floors, brimming with original character and charm and with glorious views from every window.

From £795 Per Week
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Church View Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This captivating first floor contemporary Lakeland treat forms part of this Victorian building within the picturesque village of Hawkshead on the edge of Grizedale forest providing a romantic hideaway for any special occasion. Overlooking Hawkshead church as shown in the photograph.

From £275 Per Week
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Meadowside Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

This superb detached bungalow enjoys a sleepy rural setting in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, between Hawkshead village and the western shores of Lake Windermere. Both are only a couple of miles away. As the name suggests, you'll enjoy picturesque outlook over open meadows towards the renowned Tower Bank Arms country pub, and also Beatrix Potter's former home at Hill Top.

From £399 Per Week
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Town End Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Parking for 1 car

Forming part of a 17th century listed building, this enchanting cottage takes a picturesque setting just a 10 minute stroll from Hill Top - Beatrix  Potter's renowned former home in the sleepy village of Near Sawrey. With characterful wooden beams, homely furnishings and traditional stone-flagged floors, Town End Cottage feels like a step back in time.

From £355 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £425 to £383
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Sawrey Knotts was built in 1861 by the Magistrate Robert Sowler as a stunning Victorian residence with great character. Top Garden Suite, with its elevated position and own private entrance at the top of the former house offers beautiful views above the rooftops to Lake Windermere and the surrounding countryside and as the name suggests has direct access to the gardens. 

From £365 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £359 to £323
Riggeswood Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Facing west over tranquil Esthwaite Water near Hawkshead village, you'll find two distinctive whitewashed cottages, one of which is Riggeswood Cottage. The serene beauty of Esthwaite Water has inspired many over the years -  William Wordsworth based a famous poem here, while children's author Beatrix Potter made the pretty tarn the fictional home of her character 'Jeremy Fisher'.

From £359 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £995 to £897
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • Infants welcome

A simply gorgeous and luxurious detached 17th century Period farmhouse in the sleepy hamlet of Satterthwaite. Located between Hawkshead and Lake Windermere, it is blissfully secluded and surrounded by glorious open countryside, yet only a stone's throw from the village pub.

From £995 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £365 to £292
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

A gorgeous and sophisticated cottage in the sleepy hamlet of Satterthwaite, between Hawkshead and Lake Windermere, blissfully secluded yet only a stone's throw from the village pub. A true character yet contemporary barn, Cherry Tree is captivating throughout; 2 double bedrooms and a beautiful bathroom, spacious open plan living space on the first floor with access to the delightful patio garden.

From £365 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1250 to £1125
Roger Ground House Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Roger Ground House is a spacious Grade II listed Tudor-Period property which was originally home to Roger, a local priest who ministered to the Parish of Hawkshead in the 1600s. The hamlet of Roger Ground is reputedly named after him. The house is quintessentially Lakeland, with a blend of Laura Ashley and Farrow & Ball styling.

From £1250 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £355 to £302
Croft End Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

We were enchanted by this dreamy little cottage, and we're sure you will be too. In a romantic countryside setting, only a short distance from Hawkshead in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, Croft End Cottage is a luxurious retreat with a wealth of character. Immersed in Beatrix Potter's best-loved landscapes, the whitewashed exterior is a delight to arrive at.

From £355 Per Week
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Thie Loghey Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Style, serenity and scenery are at the heart of this luxury Lake District lodge, one of only five lodges set in a rural location and only a 10 minute walk from Hawkshead, yet surrounded by idyllic Lake District walking landscapes. This superb retreat is light, airy and spacious providing flexible self-catering accommodation for couples or families. In the wonderful living area, luxury furnishings, extensive entertainment system and cosy woodburning stove are all set on elegant oak floors.

From £435 Per Week
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Greystones Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

Greystones is a special find in this simply magical setting, once a bobbin mill and proudly standing alongside a soothing river in the sleepy hamlet of Force Forge, between Hawkshead and Lake Windermere on the edge of Grizedale Forest, blissfully secluded yet only a mile from the village pub.

From £580 Per Week
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Columbine Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Hawkshead is famous for its charming whitewashed cottages, and this one fits right into the picture! Columbine Cottage is nestled in a courtyard with a cluster of similar properties, with enviable private parking on the fringe of Hawkshead's picturesque car-free centre, yet only 2 minutes walk from the village shops, pubs and cafes.

From £360 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights now reduced to £475 from £599
Cunsey Lake House Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This quintessential adorable Lakeland treat occupies a glorious secluded setting within the tiny and picturesque hamlet of Cunsey with panoramic views overlooking Lake Windermere. Very handy for Sawrey, Hawkshead and Bowness-on-Windermere via a car ferry, this sophisticated residence has all the ingredients for a perfect Lakeland getaway.

From £499 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £365 to £329
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Just a few hundred yards from Beatrix Potter's former home, Stoney Croft is nestled in the peaceful village of Near Sawrey just outside Hawkshead village. Found along a quiet lane leading to Moss Eccles Tarn, Stoney Croft Cottage has a picture postcard setting that's guaranteed to inspire. Walks abound in all directions, the National Trust owned Tower Bank Arms is only a stone's throw away, and the cottage itself is a soothing retreat.

From £365 Per Week
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Looking for something special - where in the Lake District is the perfect place to stay? How about a romantic lakefront cottage in a sublime setting on Windermere itself? Wow - what a view - wake up every morning and gaze at that simply breath-taking view - spend precious time together and relax. Here you not only truly experience Lake District life - you actually live on England's largest and most famous lake!

From £325 Per Week
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Lakefield Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

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.

From £375 Per Week

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Hawkshead Cottages

Hawkshead Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Hawkshead

Lakelovers Hawkshead holiday cottages are hand-picked, offering the finest properties, uniquely fitted and superbly furnished, in the best locations to enjoy this historical treasure-trove in the stunning Lake District surroundings. Nestled in a South Lakeland valley, the two hamlets of Hawkshead Hill and Outgate, form what is considered to be the prettiest village in the Lake District, thanks to many of its buildings dating back to the 17th century. North of Esthwaite Water, nestled between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water, Hawkshead Township was originally owned by the monks of Furness Abbey; with nearby Colthouse named for the Furness Abbey stables.

Its quaint alleys, overhanging gables and medieval squares are even described in William Wordsworth’s poem The Prelude. In medieval times, Hawkshead was an important wool market and later received an official market charter from James I in 1608, following the dissolution of the monasteries. In 1585 Hawkshead Grammar School was established by the Archbishop Edwin Sandys of York and in the 18th and 19th century, Hawkshead finally became a village.

Nowadays, famous for its large pub to population ratio, Hawkshead even boasts its own very popular brewery. Some of Hawkshead’s most popular establishments include Outgate Inn, offering traditional ales, home cooked meals and beer garden in the summer and The Kings Arms, also offering fantastic food, as well as being child and pet friendly. Beatrix Potter, who lived close by in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, married a Hawkshead local solicitor, William Heelis. Like most of Potter’s estate, much of the village and surrounding area, is owned by the National Trust enabling the continued preservation of this historical gem. Hawkshead is also home to a wonderful annual Christmas market, not to be missed!

Self-catering accommodation in Hawkshead

Our Hawkshead cottages are a mixture of traditional stone cottages, white-washed picture-postcard Lakeland homes and luxury barn conversions. Each unique in their looks and charms, they offer a range of exciting features from free wi-fi access, to exposed beams and clawfoot baths, AGA cookers to kingsize beds and even badminton courts, table tennis and a putting green in one.

If you’re looking to experience quintessential Lake District; wonder cobbled streets and visit historically important buildings; get a taste for traditional Lake District life, enjoying local produce such as Hawshead Relish and locally-brewed beers; feel part of a by-gone era of a bustling English market town, romance in daffodil-filled Spring walks and follow well-trodden bridleways through bluebell woods, gentle countryside and past pretty courtyards, then a holiday in Hawkshead is for you!

Alternative holiday cottage locations nearby: Cumbrian CottagesConiston CottagesWindermere Cottages, Bowness On Windermere Cottages and Ambleside Cottages.

Hawkshead out and about

There is plenty to see and do whilst staying in one of our Hawkshead cottages, that welcome families and pets. Tarn Hows, also left to the National Trust by Beatrix Potter, offers a reasonably flat walk, suitable for both prams and wheelchairs with assistance, around the Langdales and Fairfield Horseshoe.

Our cottages in Hawkshead are a little north of Grizedale Forest, which offers a range of activities for all ages and abilities. Children will love the sculptures dotted all through the woods, as well as the Go Ape ‘high wire’ hidden within the forest. Grizedale is also home to the North Face Mountain Bike Trail and you can hire bikes for off-road cycling and has a host of specially designed routes for prams and wheelchairs. You can find out more information about these activities at the visitors centre on site. Esthwaite Valley is another great spot for walking or mountain biking.

Car lovers and rally enthusiasts will probably already know that Grizedale is also home to the Malcolm Wilson and Grizedale Stages car rallies.
Our Hawkshead holiday cottages are ideally located for enjoying the many activities in this part of the Lake District.

Whilst visiting some of the Beatrix Potter sites in-and-around Esthwaite Water, don’t forget to make a visit to Sawrey House; an award winning restaurant by night and Mrs Tiggywinkles Tea Room from 10am to 5pm each day – offering coffee, light lunches, cream teas and afternoon teas – no matter when you visit you are guaranteed an excellent meal.

For further information on things to do in Hawkshead, we have provided information on walking, exploring and places to eat in Hawkshead.

Whether you are looking for a base for walking or hiking, or if you are looking for large cottages in Hawkshead, for the whole family or a social gathering with friends, we can offer you quality expert advice from our friendly customer service team, here to help you find your perfect break Monday to Saturday throughout the year.

Even more details