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Hawkshead Hall

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 5
Change Sat
pets Dogs welcome 3
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Handsome Victorian property with south facing views over the stunning Esthwaite Valley
  • Family friendly with large gardens and plenty of off road parking
  • Located only a short walk from the beautiful village of Hawkshead, with pubs and a great selection of shops and tearooms
Property code: LLH03

The pretty village of Hawkshead is home to the National Trust managed Beatrix Potter Gallery, housed in a 17th century building, once the workplace of Potter’s husband, William Heelis. Other buildings of note in the village include The Old Grammar School, attended by William Wordsworth and the former Courthouse. Just a few miles away from the property is Claife Heights Viewing Station, a purpose-built monument that affords visitors unrivalled views over Lake Windermere, which is itself only five miles from the house.

Guests will find it hard not to fall in love with this stunning Victorian property, with its period features and elegant accommodation. The heart of the home is the stylish lounge, with its comfortable leather sofas, large bay window, high ceilings, and original working fireplace. There is a TV, DVD, and hi-fi here, making it the perfect space in which to relax after a day of sightseeing, climbing or hiking. The property’s tasteful dining room also benefits from a working fire which sits opposite the large dining table, keeping the room lovely and warm on winter evenings, whereas in summer, the door which leads out to a patio seating area can be opened to enjoy the summer breeze. The elegant kitchen with slate floor adjoins the dining room has an Aga and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine fridge and dishwasher. The washing machine can be found in the convenient ground-floor cloakroom where there is also a WC. Three of the property’s bedrooms are located on the first floor, two of these are tastefully decorated doubles, whilst the final bedroom is a pretty twin room. Each of these bedrooms has an en-suite shower room with WC. On the second floor, there is a further twin bedroom, which benefits from its own TV. Across the landing from this bedroom is a bathroom with a bath,basin and WC.

Outside, the property has a wonderful south-facing garden which includes a lawn area and a patio with seating, which makes a pleasant place to relax with a drink at the end of the day. There is ample off-road parking and bike storage is available.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Read more Code: LLH03

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 2 twins
  • 3 en-suite shower rooms with WC, 1 bathroom with bath and WC
  • TV, DVD, hi-fi, additional TV in the second-floor bedroom
  • Aga, hob, washing machine, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and wine fridge
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Open fires with fuel supplied
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shop, pubs, and restaurant all within walking distance
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Ample off-road parking

Hawkshead is held in great affection by literary lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, cyclists and walkers. With strong connections to Beatrix Potter who bequeathed much land and property to the National Trust, you’ll love wandering through the narrow winding streets past ancient lean-to buildings while finding original gifts in pretty artisan shops. Visit Potter’s farmhouse home at Hill Top or explore The World of Beatrix Potter, a popular attraction for younger visitors in nearby Bowness (9.5 miles). Fish for your supper at Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery (2.5 miles), or enjoy tree-top adventures in Grizedale Forest (3.5 miles). Visit

William Wordsworth’s Old Grammar School, and Hawkshead’s former courthouse. Discover Coniston Lake (3.5 miles), the enchanting Blea Tarn (7.5 miles), and the National Trust Tarn Hows (1.5 miles) where you can join Victorian-style boat cruises. Or head to Claife Heights Viewing Station (5 miles), for the most spectacular views over Lake Windermere. Families will love the 9-mile Windermere cycle route from Brockhole which includes a bike boat in high season to the lake’s western shore for largely traffic-free woodland routes.

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Rob Clarkson

This property is personally managed by Rob.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 12th June 2021

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Great house and great location only criticism is that the garden is not secure for dogs, the wall that runs along the road and the gate could do with some wire fence up. The house was dusty in places and there was only 5 forks for a house that sleeps 8. Overall a lovely place which could be even better with these minor issues rectified.

Reviewed by C 5th June 2021

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Lovely spacious house in a great location . All rooms have their own bathrooms which is a real bonus . We had a great week of mountain biking straight from the door . Its just a shame that there was no laundry airer to hang out our kit after we had washed it .

Reviewed by Sybil 15th May 2021

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We had a lovely holiday at 1 Hawkshead Hall and found it very relaxing and comfortable being there.

Reviewed by Helen 17th October 2020

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A lovely old house full of character, could do with a bit of TLC but lovely and warm during to the Aga, just what is needed after a wet day on the Lakeland hills. Great location, lovely and spacious with very modern and tidy bathrooms.

Reviewed by ELAINE 26th September 2020

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Warm and welcoming house. Comfortable beds. No instructions for aga cooker. Also some more utensils eg wooden spoons would have been handy. Overall a great place to stay

Reviewed by Ian 12th September 2020

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Lovely comfortable property in an ideal location. Many thanks, we loved it.

Reviewed by Carole 22nd August 2020

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Lovely old property well located in Hawkshead for lovely walks.

Reviewed by David 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Louise 1st August 2020

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This is a lovely house with great views and in a good location for exploring the southern Lakeland area. However basic holiday info In the folder is needed, better cleaning and above all a secure garden. Has the potential to be great rather than nice.

Reviewed by Marie 25th July 2020

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Great location really easy walk 6 minutes into Hawkshead. House is warm spacious and very comfortable. Easily accommodates 2 families and 3 dogs . Another great holiday cottage thanks guys x

Reviewed by Denise 15th February 2020

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Excellent location and great for a large family or two families. Very warm house. Lots of nice walks from the village and excellent places to eat.

Reviewed by Kirsty 30th January 2020

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Hawkeshead Hall is beautiful home from home . The walks from The house and the distance to the village with the variety of pubs and shops is fantastic.

Reviewed by Nicola 13th January 2020

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Reviewed by Hannah 4th January 2020

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Reviewed by Helen 6th December 2019

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This is the third time we have booked Hawkshead Hall and it is perfect for our family of 3 generations plus my daughters dog. The location is perfect for walking into the village of Hawkshead. We all love the space and of course the roaring fires, which makes the property very cosy and snug.

Reviewed by Carol 8th November 2019

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Excellent location.Really comfortable and spacious.Very dog friendly.Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Stephen 26th October 2019

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Reviewed by David 12th October 2019

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Reviewed by Rebecca 5th October 2019

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Our fourth visit.Hawkshead Hall is a beautiful place in a fantastic location.Ideal for a large group holiday.

Reviewed by Andrew 10th August 2019

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The cottage is not suitable for up to 3 dogs as advertised. The garden is not secure. Dogs can not be let off leads. The Beds are hard. Many draws are full or old out of date old parts, bits and pieces. Other than that above well appointed property when originally fitted out.

Reviewed by Jill 3rd August 2019

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A great house for family time . Great kitchen for sociable cooking and meals - aga means house is warm and cosy if you return wet after a day on the fells. The en suite facilities are really good and should be featured in the photos of the property. Lastly the garden is great for children and enjoying the sunshine.

Reviewed by Gina 6th July 2019

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The cottage is in a great location and is very spacious for 8 people and dogs. It is great to have all bedrooms en suite and they are all a good size. Lovely garden to sit in, and overall the cottage is great.

Reviewed by Sonya 22nd June 2019

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Comfortable house positioned on the edge of a beautiful village. Lots of good dog walks from the cottage and only 4 miles from Coniston Lake which is lovely.

Reviewed by Ron 13th June 2019

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The cottage is ideally located for the lake district and is a very short walk, off road, to Hawkshead. The bedrooms are large and ideal for 2 families with 2 adults and 2 children each or 8 adults. There is plenty space both indoors and outdoors and the gardens can be secured to keep dogs secure. Overall, the accommodation is charming, spacious andRead more very peaceful with plenty of local good quality restaurants and pubs. Hide

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