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.
The lovingly-prepared accommodation provides a superb base for families or groups, with two double bedrooms and one twin - Wake up in the morning to a beautiful view of Latterbarrow and sometimes the call of the curlew, all without getting out of bed! Sit back in comfort in a relaxed living room with ample dining space for 6.
The characterful shops and tempting eateries of Hawkshead are within very easy reach, and a well stocked supermarket makes self catering an easy option. World-renowned walks begin on the doorstep. You may not even need to use your car, and, if you prefer to cycle, you'll be reassured by secure storage space in the garage.
Accommodation in detail
Garage parking for one small car, with space for bikes, and additional parking space externally. Entrance hall, with downstairs toilet, leads to the cosy living / dining room with sinking sofas and character beams. A small cupboard for walking gear etc is situated at back of the dining area. The traditional kitchen is well-equipped with a convenient layout. Upstairs to the three bedrooms; two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. House bathroom with toilet and shower over bath.
This fantastic holiday cottage in Hawkshead places you right at the heart of one of the Lake District's prettiest villages. Hawkshead is located to the west of Lake Windermere in stunning surroundings. Nearby is tranquil Esthwaite Water, popular for fishing and famous as the fictional home of Beatrix Potter's 'Jeremy Fisher'. Beatrix Potter's former home, Hill Top, is open to the public in the nearby village of Near Sawrey, nestled between Hawkshead and Lake Windermere.
Hawkshead is an excellent base for walking in the Lake District, with easy and challenging routes in every direction. A manageable walk to or just around Tarn Hows provides quite unforgettable scenery, whereas the more energetic will be tempted by Latterbarrow, Claife Heights, or perhaps the Langdale Pikes and Coniston Fells which are both within a short scenic drive. A 3 mile walk to the National Trust owned lakeshore Wray Castle (and caf?) is another delight. Grizedale Forest, which is a 5 minute drive, is famous for its sculpture trails and cycling tracks and is popular with locals and visitors of all ages.
Whilst Hawkshead village has a wide range of tempting tea rooms and tasty eateries, you'll find several acclaimed Lake District country pubs in the surrounding area. The Drunken Duck Inn is a particular example, perfect for a special occasion. You'll also find extensive facilities and a wider range of shops and restaurants in Ambleside - only a short drive away and providing access to the north shore and lake cruises on Lake Windermere.
Central village location
Electric feature fire
Large bathroom with shower over bath
Electric cooker, 2 oven with autotimer
Nightstore/elec panel heating
Parking in garage for one small car
Outside area parking for another car