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.
Within the grounds is a detached games room / sun room, a great place to while away sunny afternoons and bring out the competitiveness in everyone! If searching for a large family getaway or simply a great place to spend time with friends, Hawkshead Hall is a peaceful yet very handy place to spread out in and unwind. There are 5 bedrooms, 4 bathroom facilities plus a cloak room / 5th WC / wash basin so no need to queue; 2 reception rooms plus a beautiful farmhouse kitchen complete with original range and then outside to the glorious gardens and grounds which lead into the gently flowing beck. There are patios, complete with furniture and vantage points to enjoy this wonderful setting and not forgetting the games room / sun room with pool table and table tennis as well as a glazed sitting room to gaze at the view - bliss.
Accommodation in detail
There are a few entrances into Hawkshead Hall but we shall bring you in via the farmhouse kitchen; a private driveway affords ample parking and your first glimpse of the stunning gardens. The breakfast kitchen has all you may need including the original range and slate slabs together with the substantial breakfast table, perfect for large groups. The first reception room has a dining table which extends to seating 12, so that Christmas lunch is a must here. This room has a marvellous open fire to sit around and French windows opening onto one of the patios, perfect for al-fresco dining on sunny days. An inner hallway has a cloakroom / 5th WC / wash basin and this leads into the original dairy / second reception room, with large gas burning stove and more beautiful views.
Upstairs to the first floor where there are three bedrooms, one king size with en-suite power shower room, two double bedrooms and a bathroom with shower over the bath. Upstairs to the top floor and where there are two substantial eves bedrooms, both with three single beds in, a little like a dormitory and what a great place to spend time together, also both enjoying the best views. On this floor is a shower room and WC. Outside to the acre of gardens which lead into the beck so parents be vigilant with little ones; wonderful places to play and hide, scenic patios and the detached games room / sun room complete with wood burner and a shower room facility / WC. The games room is a treat and does have the wood burning stove, yet can be chilly in the winter months.
Hawkshead Hall is a short stroll from the heart of Hawkshead itself, circumscribed by beautiful Lake District countryside and alongside a gently flowing beck.
Hawkshead is an adorable village of cobbled streets and traditional Grade II listed Lakeland cottages. You'll find a range of local shops here, including the Honeypot Delicatessen which offers a treasure-trove of Lakeland luxuries. Spend a lazy morning in one of Hawkshead's charming tea rooms or cafes. There are several TripAdvisor-rated traditional pubs in Hawkshead and we recommend the short drive to the acclaimed Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant at Outgate. A larger selection of shops can be found in Ambleside, a few miles away and the larger on-line supermarkets will deliver your groceries to Hawkshead Hall.
Hawkshead is the perfect base for walkers, with routes, right from the doorstep, to suit all levels. Take the stunning walk to Tarn Hows, stroll on the shores of Esthwaite Water, which also has an excellent trout fishery or explore Grizedale Forest; a picturesque network of pathways, cycle tracks and sculpture trails. Why not take on Grizedale's Go-Ape, Latterbarrow, or Claife Heights, conquer the nearby Langdale Pikes or enjoy the water sports that nearby Coniston or Windermere have to offer.
The surrounding landscape inspired the children's author Beatrix Potter. Her former home at Hill Top, Near Sawrey is now run by the National Trust and is open to the public. A truly magical experience for all! Directly behind Hill Top is Tower Bank Arms, a traditional pub with stone-flagged floors, Lakeland ales and a roaring fire.
Bowness can be easily reached via the car-ferry across Lake Windermere, only a few miles from your door. Bowness is a bustling Lakeland town, with contemporary shops and a wide range of entertainment. Hire a boat in Bowness Bay, or take a steamer cruise on Lake Windermere to Ambleside or Lakeside. Windermere Golf Club is just beyond Bowness village.
Quintessential Lakeland residence
2 triple bedrooms
Gas central heating
4 bathroom facilities (see text)
Cloakroom / 5th WC / wash basin
Electric double oven
Gas & halogen hobs
Fridge & freezer
Washing machine & tumble dryer
An acre of beautiful gardens and grounds
Slate patios with garden furniture
Detached games room / sun room (see text)
Private parking for 5 plus