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Hawkshead Cottages

Luxury Luxury Self-Catering Holiday Cottages in Hawkshead

Hawkshead is an historical treasure trove considered to be ‘the prettiest in the Lake District’, because many of its beautifully preserved buildings and cobbled streets date back to the 17th century. In fact, just under 40 buildings in the quaint village of Hawkshead, lying between Coniston water and lake Windermere, are dated to the 17th and 18th centuries. For 400 years Hawkshead was run by monks of Furness Abbey as a market centre for wool, yarn and undyed cloth. Today, much of the pretty village and iconic surrounding countryside and woodland is owned by the National trust, and so remains a time capsule of a bygone era. Medieval squares, washing flagstones by the beckside, overhanging gables, rounded archways and whitewashed facades are jostled closely together, where the practicalities of this industrious village dictated the village’s design.

These are scenes that can be seen in Beatrix Potter’s beautiful storybook illustrations, of which can be enjoyed at Hawkshead’s Beatrix Potter Museum, housed in Potter’s husbands former solicitors office.

For dining, you are in excellent company in Hawskhead.  This valley is home to The Drunken Duck Inn, one of the Lake District’s finest pubs for fine dining, a high-quality lunch or superb pint from their onsite brewery, Barngate. Plus, the view down onto the Lake District fells from the beer garden is spectacular. Ambleside, 5 miles north, has a superb range of bars and restaurants, including the relative newcomer, The Old Stamp House, which offers an excellent tasting menu showcasing regional produce, in a stylish rustic setting that was the former workplace of William Wordsworth. Further into the heart of the Lake District, a reservation at the Michelin starred Forest Side in Grasmere is coveted, and two of Lake’s other Michelin star restaurant’s – Holbeck Ghyll and the Samling – can be found on the eastern Windermere shore, outside Ambleside.

Within the car-free Hawkshead village, some truly unique retail therapy awaits. Some of note are local businesses, Hawkshead Relish, The Honeypot specialist food shop and Hawkshead Brewery, now located in plush new premises in Staveley and where we’d recommend trying the Beer Tapas. There are also plenty of good traditional pubs to choose from in the village, in fact there is a particularly large pub to population ratio!

A daytrip to Elterwater, and the superb Britannia Inn, is a great way to see the dramatic scenery of the craggy Langdale valley and there are some gentle, low-levels walks around the old mines with some impressive natural landmarks worth seeing, like the Cathedral Cavern, which featured in the Disney movie, ‘Snow White and the huntsman’.

For culture, Wray Castle, built by a retired surgeon from Liverpool, gives a good taste of gentrified Hawkshead and you can hop on a cruiser to explore the desirable and bustling eastern shore of Windermere.

Alternatively, head to Hill Top, which appears as if former resident Beatrix Potter has just stepped out, and then catch the ferry from Far Sawrey to Bowness Bay.

HAWKSHEAD GOLD CURATED

What an eclectic and quite simply divine offering of self-catering our Hawkshead luxury cottages have to offer. Scattered around this delightful, small Lakeland village on the edge of the popular lake Windermere, we have more than 7 of Hawkshead’s very finest in self-catering accommodation. Impressive detached period properties, with lake Windermere shore access and oodles of space, ideal for families to spread out, take advantage of watersports and for sociable gatherings. We have classic Hawkshead whitewashed cottages that will captivate heart and soul and listed buildings with enchanting gardens and a magical ambience.

COMPLIMENTS OF HAWKSHEAD GOLD

Our Hawkshead cottages with hot tubs, pub within walking distance, inclusive leisure club access, WiFi, TV entertainment packages, breathtaking views, private gardens and secure parking are just some of the many features that we are proud to present in our collection of Hawkshead Gold cottages.

Lakelovers have been providing self-catering holidays in Hawkshead and other popular Lake District regions for over 40 years and look forward to sharing our experience with you.

STEP INSIDE HAWKSHEAD GOLD

Mind your head, duck through low doorways and beams of stunningly refurbished cottages. Feel yourself unwind in sprawling manor houses, with high ceilings and expansive lawns. Welcome to our luxury cottages in Hawkshead – get ready to steal yourself around some of the most precious properties in the Lake District.

Outside you’ll find sun terraces and the all the modern conveniences of outdoor living; BBQs, pizza ovens, dining and lounging furniture and romantic evening lighting.

Within, the sumptuous modern tones of chic interiors and plush furnishings are soothing and relaxing. Woodburners and open fires are beautifully warming statement features and high-tech entertainment provides ‘connectivity’ needed today.

Superbly equipped kitchens are the main hub for relaxing, socialising and unwinding with a good bottle of red, and utility and boot rooms are superb for active getaways where you plan on getting the most of the beautiful outdoors, regardless of the weather.

HAWKSHEAD GOLD PETS

Hawskead is on the edge of Grizdale Forest, which is an adventure playground for both dogs and their fun-seeking owners and our pet friendly luxury cottages in Hawkshead are the perfect place to explore from. Plus, Hawkshead is a no car village and so perfect for vehicle wary pets.  From short trails, taking in impressive sculptures form artists like Andy Goldsworthy, to the summit of Carron Crag, there’s lots for all in Grizedale Forest. GoApe treetop ropes and ziplines in the tops of the forest’s tall Douglas Firs is a seriously fun way to enjoy the scenery, though this is one adventure pooch will have to sit out.

There are so many walks in the Hawkshead area where you can leave the car behind, and so are perfect for furry companions. Tarn Howes offers one of the best views in the Lake District and the walk over Latterbarrow to Claife Heights is a reasonable challenge. Don’t miss the newly opened National Trust owned, Claife Heights viewing station, complete with tinted coloured glass for taking in the view in different seasons, just as Victorian tourists would have done. In fact, paths here would have been illuminated with Chinese lanterns and coloured lamps and live music playing in a bygone era of Viewing Station parties!

Flag Street, The Spout House on Fountain Street, Leather, Rag and Putty Street – some of the delightful street names to look out for on your magical trip to Hawkshead.

From gentleman’s retreat to limewashed cottage, the treasures of Hawkshead Gold await.

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The Dairy Coniston
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi

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 NEW YEAR SPECIAL OFFER! 7 nights reduced from £5225 to now £4180
Tent Lodge Coniston
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 New Year's Special Offer - £175 Off
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
Special Offer 6 night New Year Special Offer 29th Dec - 4th Jan
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
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Balla Wray Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
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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£395
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Longcroft End Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Longcroft End in Hawkshead is a stunning family friendly holiday cottage. This 17th century cottage features a beautiful garden, complete with a tumbling waterfall. There is room for children to play and a place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening.

Available From£450
Special Offer Enjoy Christmas here with 20% off!
Thie Loghey Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

High style in the hill country of Hawkshead! Green fields and a fabulously modern and luxurious holiday lodge to relax in, it doesn't get much better than this when it comes to rural retreats. Thie Loghey is an idyll for those looking to escape the rat-race and reconnect with the countryside. Set on an exclusive site of only 5 bespoke lodges, your holiday home by Hawkshead is beautifully crafted from wood, and effortlessly exudes quality and contemporary country style.

Available From£450
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 pets allowed

Most tranquilly situated by a babbling brook, this traditional Lakeland country cottage could be lifted from a picture book. Tucked away in a green and peaceful valley between the celebrated lakes of Coniston Water and Windermere, we're sure you will instantly fall in love with Bobbin Beck Cottage and its pretty garden next to the river.

Available From£499
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Roger Ground House Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Period property perfect for large families! Roger Ground House offers elegant accommodation for 10, emphasising homely comfort and quintessential Lakeland style. Situated just outside picturesque Hawkshead, you are firmly in Beatrix Potter countryside here. A holiday home with real history behind it and exceptional scenery surrounding it, this is premier choice for spending magical days with family or friends.

Available From£1250
Special Offer
Roger Ground Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Lakeland luxury for the larger party! A sizeable and stylish historical residence right beside the popular village of Hawkshead, Roger Ground is a premier choice for those bringing extended family or a group of friends to the Lakes. Stunning scenery combines with outstanding comfort to make for your perfect Lakeland Lakelovers holiday.

Available From£1595

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cottages in hawkshead

Hawkshead Cottages

Luxury Luxury Self-Catering Holiday Cottages in Hawkshead

Hawkshead is an historical treasure trove considered to be ‘the prettiest in the Lake District’, because many of its beautifully preserved buildings and cobbled streets date back to the 17th century. In fact, just under 40 buildings in the quaint village of Hawkshead, lying between Coniston water and lake Windermere, are dated to the 17th and 18th centuries. For 400 years Hawkshead was run by monks of Furness Abbey as a market centre for wool, yarn and undyed cloth. Today, much of the pretty village and iconic surrounding countryside and woodland is owned by the National trust, and so remains a time capsule of a bygone era. Medieval squares, washing flagstones by the beckside, overhanging gables, rounded archways and whitewashed facades are jostled closely together, where the practicalities of this industrious village dictated the village’s design.

These are scenes that can be seen in Beatrix Potter’s beautiful storybook illustrations, of which can be enjoyed at Hawkshead’s Beatrix Potter Museum, housed in Potter’s husbands former solicitors office.

For dining, you are in excellent company in Hawskhead.  This valley is home to The Drunken Duck Inn, one of the Lake District’s finest pubs for fine dining, a high-quality lunch or superb pint from their onsite brewery, Barngate. Plus, the view down onto the Lake District fells from the beer garden is spectacular. Ambleside, 5 miles north, has a superb range of bars and restaurants, including the relative newcomer, The Old Stamp House, which offers an excellent tasting menu showcasing regional produce, in a stylish rustic setting that was the former workplace of William Wordsworth. Further into the heart of the Lake District, a reservation at the Michelin starred Forest Side in Grasmere is coveted, and two of Lake’s other Michelin star restaurant’s – Holbeck Ghyll and the Samling – can be found on the eastern Windermere shore, outside Ambleside.

Within the car-free Hawkshead village, some truly unique retail therapy awaits. Some of note are local businesses, Hawkshead Relish, The Honeypot specialist food shop and Hawkshead Brewery, now located in plush new premises in Staveley and where we’d recommend trying the Beer Tapas. There are also plenty of good traditional pubs to choose from in the village, in fact there is a particularly large pub to population ratio!

A daytrip to Elterwater, and the superb Britannia Inn, is a great way to see the dramatic scenery of the craggy Langdale valley and there are some gentle, low-levels walks around the old mines with some impressive natural landmarks worth seeing, like the Cathedral Cavern, which featured in the Disney movie, ‘Snow White and the huntsman’.

For culture, Wray Castle, built by a retired surgeon from Liverpool, gives a good taste of gentrified Hawkshead and you can hop on a cruiser to explore the desirable and bustling eastern shore of Windermere.

Alternatively, head to Hill Top, which appears as if former resident Beatrix Potter has just stepped out, and then catch the ferry from Far Sawrey to Bowness Bay.

HAWKSHEAD GOLD CURATED

What an eclectic and quite simply divine offering of self-catering our Hawkshead luxury cottages have to offer. Scattered around this delightful, small Lakeland village on the edge of the popular lake Windermere, we have more than 7 of Hawkshead’s very finest in self-catering accommodation. Impressive detached period properties, with lake Windermere shore access and oodles of space, ideal for families to spread out, take advantage of watersports and for sociable gatherings. We have classic Hawkshead whitewashed cottages that will captivate heart and soul and listed buildings with enchanting gardens and a magical ambience.

COMPLIMENTS OF HAWKSHEAD GOLD

Our Hawkshead cottages with hot tubs, pub within walking distance, inclusive leisure club access, WiFi, TV entertainment packages, breathtaking views, private gardens and secure parking are just some of the many features that we are proud to present in our collection of Hawkshead Gold cottages.

Lakelovers have been providing self-catering holidays in Hawkshead and other popular Lake District regions for over 40 years and look forward to sharing our experience with you.

STEP INSIDE HAWKSHEAD GOLD

Mind your head, duck through low doorways and beams of stunningly refurbished cottages. Feel yourself unwind in sprawling manor houses, with high ceilings and expansive lawns. Welcome to our luxury cottages in Hawkshead – get ready to steal yourself around some of the most precious properties in the Lake District.

Outside you’ll find sun terraces and the all the modern conveniences of outdoor living; BBQs, pizza ovens, dining and lounging furniture and romantic evening lighting.

Within, the sumptuous modern tones of chic interiors and plush furnishings are soothing and relaxing. Woodburners and open fires are beautifully warming statement features and high-tech entertainment provides ‘connectivity’ needed today.

Superbly equipped kitchens are the main hub for relaxing, socialising and unwinding with a good bottle of red, and utility and boot rooms are superb for active getaways where you plan on getting the most of the beautiful outdoors, regardless of the weather.

HAWKSHEAD GOLD PETS

Hawskead is on the edge of Grizdale Forest, which is an adventure playground for both dogs and their fun-seeking owners and our pet friendly luxury cottages in Hawkshead are the perfect place to explore from. Plus, Hawkshead is a no car village and so perfect for vehicle wary pets.  From short trails, taking in impressive sculptures form artists like Andy Goldsworthy, to the summit of Carron Crag, there’s lots for all in Grizedale Forest. GoApe treetop ropes and ziplines in the tops of the forest’s tall Douglas Firs is a seriously fun way to enjoy the scenery, though this is one adventure pooch will have to sit out.

There are so many walks in the Hawkshead area where you can leave the car behind, and so are perfect for furry companions. Tarn Howes offers one of the best views in the Lake District and the walk over Latterbarrow to Claife Heights is a reasonable challenge. Don’t miss the newly opened National Trust owned, Claife Heights viewing station, complete with tinted coloured glass for taking in the view in different seasons, just as Victorian tourists would have done. In fact, paths here would have been illuminated with Chinese lanterns and coloured lamps and live music playing in a bygone era of Viewing Station parties!

Flag Street, The Spout House on Fountain Street, Leather, Rag and Putty Street – some of the delightful street names to look out for on your magical trip to Hawkshead.

From gentleman’s retreat to limewashed cottage, the treasures of Hawkshead Gold await.