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Hawkshead Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Hawkshead

Our holiday cottages in Hawkshead are hand-picked, offering the finest properties. Our cottages are uniquely fitted and superbly furnished, in the best locations. So you can 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.

In medieval times, Hawkshead was an important wool market. It later received an official market charter from James I in 1608, following the dissolution of the monasteries. In 1585 the Archbishop Edwin Sandys of York established Hawkshead Grammar School. In the 18th and 19th century, Hawkshead finally became a village.

Beatrix Potter, 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. This enables the continued preservation of this historical gem. The quaint alleys, overhanging gables and medieval squares of Hawkshead are even described in William Wordsworth’s poem The Prelude.

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. Th pub offers 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. 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.

Do you want to experience quintessential Lake District? Wander 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!

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, offers a reasonably flat walk, suitable for both prams and wheelchairs with assistance, around the Langdales and Fairfield Horseshoe. It was also left to the National Trust by Beatrix Potter,

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. 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.

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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Church View Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Private 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.

Available From£285
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £499 to £449
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • 2 pets allowed

Bobbin Beck Cottage is captivating contemporary traditional Lakeland cottage on the banks of a soothing picturesque 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.

Available From£499
Special Offer
Roe Deer Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This charming, quintessential Lakeland residence is set against a backdrop of National Trust mature woodland, home to a wealth of wildlife including squirrels, deers and birds that are regular visitors to the cottage garden. Just a mile from Hawkshead and a mere 4 miles from Ambleside, the location is both peaceful and convenient for exploring the quieter, Eastern side of Windermere. Roe Deer Cottage is presented in a typically country style, extremely comfortable with an ever so delightful nod to nostalgia.

Available From£395
Special Offer
Thie Loghey Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£450
Special Offer
Hawkshead Hall Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£850
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £375 to £339
Blue Duck Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 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.

Available From£375
Special Offer
Cunsey Lake House Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This quintessential adorable Lakeland retreat occupies the whole of the ground floor and a portion of the upstairs of a traditional residence and enjoys 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.

Available From£545
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

Middle Wray Cottage is a beautiful detached lakeland cottage set in the stunning rolling countryside to the west of Lake Windermere and just a ten minute drive from the delightful charming village of Hawkshead. Situated in the grounds of the Old Vicarage, the one-time home of the founder of the National Trust and Friend of Beatrix Potter, Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, and just a few minutes' walk from the imposing Wray Castle, Middle Wray Cottage is a high quality retreat making it the ideal place to relax and enjoy the Lake District throughout the seasons.

Available From£435
Special Offer
Roger Ground House Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 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.

Available From£1250
Special Offer
Lakefield House Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

A rare treat for large groups or families, gazing out over Esthwaite water to the Coniston Fells through superb full-length windows. Lakefield House is surrounded by scenes featured in the stories of Beatrix Potter, being only a few minutes from her former home in Near Sawrey. The lake itself (fictional home of 'Jeremy Fisher') is one of the finest trout lakes in England, and walks in every direction in the surrounding area will leave you spellbound.

Available From£855
Special Offer
Greystones Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£645
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £395 to £357
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£395
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPERTY CAN BE BOOKED ON A MONDAY TO MONDAY, AS WELL AS A FRIDAY TO FRIDAY BASIS. Please phone 015394 88855 for enquiries or bookings.

Available From£365
Special Offer
Wishing Well Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Private 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!

Available From£255
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £395 to £357
Hawkshead Hideaway Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Hawkshead Hideaway nestles within a beautiful 17th Century Grade II listed Tudor/Georgian Period property and boasts fantastic views over Beatrix Potter's countryside to the Lakeland Fells. Roger Ground House & Hawkshead Hideaway stands on the edge of Hawkshead, with a footpath leading directly from the garden gate to the village. The entrance to this enchanting retreat is via a private garden.

Available From£395
Special Offer
Longcroft End Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Longcroft End in Hawkshead is a stunning family friendly holiday cottage. This 17th century cottage features a beautiful garden, complete with a tumbling waterfall. There is room for children to play and a place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening.

Available From£450
Special Offer
Balla Wray Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

For those looking for a sublime luxury exclusive holiday home experience in secluded surroundings, Balla Wray is quite simply an outstanding Period lakeside residence circumscribed by glorious landscaped gardens leading into substantial lake frontage with private boathouse, commanding panoramic breath-taking views over Lake Windermere and surrounding majestic mountains.

Available From£6995
Special Offer
Stable End Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Set in the beautiful Rusland Valley, between Windermere and Coniston, in the pretty hamlet of Crosslands, Stable End is a beautiful barn conversion that is finished to a very high standard and offers great quality in a beautiful location. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen and cosy sitting room, Stable End is ideal for friends and families wanting to relax and enjoy the beautiful Lakeland countryside

Available From£425
Special Offer
Roger Ground Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£1595

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Hawkshead Cottages

Hawkshead Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Hawkshead

Our holiday cottages in Hawkshead are hand-picked, offering the finest properties. Our cottages are uniquely fitted and superbly furnished, in the best locations. So you can 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.

In medieval times, Hawkshead was an important wool market. It later received an official market charter from James I in 1608, following the dissolution of the monasteries. In 1585 the Archbishop Edwin Sandys of York established Hawkshead Grammar School. In the 18th and 19th century, Hawkshead finally became a village.

Beatrix Potter, 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. This enables the continued preservation of this historical gem. The quaint alleys, overhanging gables and medieval squares of Hawkshead are even described in William Wordsworth’s poem The Prelude.

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. Th pub offers 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. 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.

Do you want to experience quintessential Lake District? Wander 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!

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, offers a reasonably flat walk, suitable for both prams and wheelchairs with assistance, around the Langdales and Fairfield Horseshoe. It was also left to the National Trust by Beatrix Potter,

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. 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.

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