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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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Broomriggs 3 Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

With magnificent lake and mountain views this superb ground floor apartment is within a quintessential English country estate comprising 37 acres of formal and natural gardens and woodland complete with superb private lake frontage with use of rowing boats (Rowing boats off water from Nov until spring). This apartment forms part of a magnificent original Gentlemen's residence, built at the turn of the last century and designed in the arts & crafts style.

Available From£365.00
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The Dairy Coniston
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car

The Dairy is a luxury, 5 star holiday cottage set on the Atkinson Ground estate. Just a few minutes walk from Coniston Water, this romantic getaway sleeps two people in comfort. It is nestled into the foot of a hill, overlooking one of the district's most beautiful lakes. The cottage was furnished by local interior designer, Sarah Jane Nielsen. This attention to detail has garnered the cottage 5 Stars and a Gold Award from Visit England.

Available From£475
Special Offer 6 night New Year Special Offer 29th Dec - 4th Jan
  • 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£435.00
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Cunsey Lodge Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Cunsey Lodge stands in an elevated position, looking across the meadows to the shores of Lake Windermere just yards away.

Available From£
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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£395.00
Special Offer New Year's Special Offer - £175 Off
Wykefield Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Approaching the cobbled courtyard entrance to Wykefield, the promise of what is to come will incite the prickle of goosebumps in even the most well-travelled guest. Surrender to the drama and majesty of this idyllic residence with a luxury self-catering break within the picturesque hamlet of Near Sawrey. It is less than a 5-minute stroll from Beatrix Potter's farmhouse, Hill Top, and the cosy pub, The Tower Bank Arms. The famous author holidayed twice at the house which Wykefield is part of and it was here that she made her final edits to her first little book, Peter Rabbit. Once you have fallen for this sympathetically combined Victorian and contemporary Lakeland abode, gazed out at the infinite views of breath-taking countryside and glimpses of lake, you'll find it hard to think you would rather be anywhere else in the world. Let this 'magical corner' of the Lake District lure you under its spell...

Available From£995.00
Special Offer 7 Nights Reduced from £695 to £595
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

If searching for peace and quiet in a romantic hideaway with fabulous views then here you have found a special retreat within a quintessential English country estate comprising 37 acres of formal and natural gardens and woodland, complete with an acre of private lake frontage and shared use of 2 rowing boats.

Available From£335.00
Special Offer Special 5 Night Christmas offer £717 - Please ring 015394 88855 to book
Low Mill Cottage Lakeside
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located in the hamlet of Stott Park, this delightful cottage would have once been home to a family who would have worked in the local Bobbin Mill just a short distance from the cottage. Low Mill Cottage has undergone many changes since the mill closed and today is a welcome and homely retreat that offers a lovely base from which to explore the Lake District and to relax with friends and family.

Available From£430.00
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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£545.00
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Keepers Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Set on the edge of the historic Graythwaite Estate in the heart of the Lake District, Keepers Cottage, formerly home to the estate’s head game keeper, sits in a wooded location just across the lane from the estate’s own fishing lake, Green Tarn. Now converted to offer quality accommodation for extended families or groups of friends, Keepers Cottage is a great base from which to explore the Lake District or to take part in the many outdoor activities available on the estate.

Available From£
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Fair Rigg Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Fair Rigg is an outstanding detached Gold Star Lakeland residence with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere. The shores of Lake Windermere are but a few minutes away on foot with direct access to the water, perfect for canoeing or a host of waterborne activities as there is ample storage for all sorts of equipment within Fair Rigg. This charismatic property provides a unique retreat no matter how active, relaxed or sophisticated your gathering.

Available From£999.00
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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£645.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • 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.

Available From£895.00
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Appletree Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Welcome to Beatrix Potter country! This magical 17th century Lakeland cottage nestles in the picturesque hamlet of Far Sawrey, conveniently placed between Hawkshead and Windermere. The Grade II listed building oozes with the kind of character and charm one dreams of; exposed beams, open fire, solid fuel stove, terrace to sprawling garden and a gently flowing stream running by.

Available From£450.00
Special Offer
Riggeswood Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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'.

Available From£370.00
Special Offer The Top Garden Suite 4 nights available from 8th April until the 12th April at £718
  • 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£395.00
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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£1250.00
Special Offer
  • 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£499.00
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£850.00

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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