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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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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
Special Offer
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£285.00
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
Special Offer Tent Lodge offers a more flexible booking arrangement affording, where possible,…
Tent Lodge Coniston
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Situated just above the North-Eastern shores of Coniston Water, Tent Lodge must be one of the Lake District's best-kept secrets. Offering, where possible, flexible arrival days and durations, this magnificent residence enjoys an abundance of wonderful features including stunning panoramic views over the lake and 'Old Man' mountain range, private lake access and spacious, stylish living.

Available From£2600.00
Special Offer
Hazelseat House Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 6 cars
  • Infants welcome

From its elevated position, on the edge of the Graythwaite Estate, Hazelseat House offers panoramic views across the valley and nestles on the edge of the woods. This lovely estate house has been refurbished to create welcoming and homely accommodation ideal with plenty of space for large social gatherings of family celebrations and it 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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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 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
Curlew Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Just a short walk from the centre of the popular Lakeland village of Hawkshead, Curlew Cottage is charming, detached, cottage style bungalow. Built around 1930 on a private cul de sac this cottage is popular whatever the time of year.

Available From£449.00
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£6995.00
Special Offer Enjoy Christmas here with 20% off!
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£375.00
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
Special Offer Enjoy Christmas here with 20% off!
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
Special Offer
Meadowside Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£425.00
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£545.00
Special Offer
Beck Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Beck Cottage is an enchanting traditional old Lakeland cottage on the banks of a soothing picturesque beck (Viking name for stream) in the sleepy hamlet of Force Forge. It is on the site of and was part of an old Bobbin Mill and lies between Hawkshead and Newby Bridge, equi-distant between Lakes Windermere and Coniston, on the edge of Grizedale Forest, blissfully secluded yet only a mile from the village pub in Satterthwaite.

Available From£545.00
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£255.00
Special Offer
Little Spring 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. Hawkshead is famous for its charming whitewashed cottages, and this one fits right into the picture!

Available From£280.00
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£365.00
Special Offer
Lakefield Cottage Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£385.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£345.00

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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