Hawkshead Cottages

Hawkshead Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Hawkshead

Our holiday cottages in Hawkshead 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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Wykefield Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
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Low Mill Cottage Lakeside
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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£425
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Roger Ground Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 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
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 6 cars

In a land far, far away, nestled between majestic mountain ranges and forested hills of the Lake District, lies this 17th century luxury private residence amidst four acres of enchanting grounds. Low Graythwaite Hall is a spectacular private homestay close to Lake Windermere's sparkling southern shoreline and with only singing birds and friendly stags for neighbours, promising a truly spellbinding escape.

Available From£2995
Special Offer
  • 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.

Available From£365
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Looking for something special - where in the Lake District is the perfect place to stay? How about your very own 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!

Available From£595
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

You want somewhere special to stay in the Lake District, with a little bit of history to it? How do you feel about a charming lakeside cottage set on Windermere Lake itself? Wake up daily, and have your breath stolen by the views. Not only does this property have a wonderful location, it gives you the opportunity to get a glimpse of what life really is like in, and on, the Lakes.

Available From£325
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A romantic lakeside bolt hole, a place to relax and unwind, spend time together and gaze at the magnificent views, life doesn't get any better! In Macan you don't just experience contemporary Lake District life, you actually live on England's most famous stretch of Water – Lake Windermere…

Available From£325
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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.

Available From£795
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1110 to £999
  • 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.

Available From£795
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Hawkshead Hideaway Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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£350
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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.

Available From£425
Special Offer
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.

Available From£1250
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £495 to £396
  • 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.

Available From£365
Special Offer
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 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£499
Special Offer
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.

Available From£580
Special Offer
Little Spring 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. Hawkshead is famous for its charming whitewashed cottages, and this one fits right into the picture!

Available From£270
Special Offer
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!

Available From£245
Special Offer
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.

Available From£275
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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£479

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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, 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