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.

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  • Sleeps 3
  • 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
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £395 to £357
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
Special Offer ***Special Offer! 7 Nights reduced from 450 to £405*** ***Short Break Offer! 3…
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£450
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £625 to £563
Thie Loghey Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Style, serenity and scenery are at the heart of this luxury Lake District lodge, one of only five lodges set in a rural location and only a 10 minute walk from Hawkshead, yet surrounded by idyllic Lake District walking landscapes. This superb retreat is light, airy and spacious providing flexible self-catering accommodation for couples or families. In the wonderful living area, luxury furnishings, extensive entertainment system and cosy woodburning stove are all set on elegant oak floors. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to soak up the scenery whatever the weather, but the real treat is the large furnished veranda, equipped for al-fresco dining and BBQs. Everything you'd expect from a deluxe holiday lodge, at the heart of the Lakes. This property has also been awarded the Visit Britain Gold award for self catering holidays.

Available From£450
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£280
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
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £995 to £897
  • 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£995
Special Offer
Roger Ground Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 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
Special Offer
Roger Ground House Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 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

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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.