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Hawkshead Hall

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
pets Dogs welcome 3
grade 4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
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

Beautiful period property situated in the popular village of Hawkshead, a few minutes’ drive from Esthwaite Water and just five miles from Lake Windermere.

Set in the magnificent Lake District, this charming Victorian property has outstanding views of the surrounding countryside. Sleeping eight guests across four bedrooms, it’s ideal for extended families who want to mark a special occasion or enjoy a relaxed holiday together in this beautiful region. You’ll find shops and pubs within walking distance, the Beatrix Potter Gallery, and country trails beckoning at every turn so you can enjoy the splendour of Cumbria on daily adventures.

Step inside this elegant holiday home where you’ll find beautifully decorated spacious interiors in classic and contemporary style. Domestic goddesses and foodies will love the well-equipped kitchen which features a beautiful Aga, and slate floor. Dine by the warmth of the open fire in the dining room. Catch up on the day and unwind in the stylish living room with its squishy leather sofas, large bay window, high ceilings, and toasty open fire. Watch films on the TV and DVD player or enjoy fun dancing with the music system playing your favourite tunes. On sunny afternoons, open the patio doors and dine alfresco in the south-facing garden where there’s a seating area and large lawn, ideal for children and pup pals. As night falls, you’ll find two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom (all en-suite) on the first floor, and a twin bedroom plus a family bathroom on the second floor. After muddy hikes you’ll be glad of the ground floor cloakroom with a washing machine, plus outdoor cycle storage and ample off-road parking.

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  • 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
  • Open fires with fuel supplied
  • Shop, pubs, and restaurant all within walking distance
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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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Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen 27th January 2023

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Warm, comfortable, well-equipped, roomy, easy parking for our three cars, great location for walks & local amenities.

Reviewed by andrea 22nd December 2022

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property needs updating, and deep clean. needs a bigger /smart TV, new pillows/ bed linen, more glasses. shower system is unreliable. Falls short of expectations for price. kitchen is spacious and mostly well equipped. Aga is old and needs a thorough clean but we got the hang of it and it adds warmth. Heating is odd, continuous roaring heat from toRead morewel rails upstairs but no radiators working in bedrooms. Chimney needs sweeping. Sleeps 8, but only sofas in lounge for 6. Great location Hide

Reviewed by Julie 30th November 2022

Reviewed by Emma 25th November 2022

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Perfect for our annual siblings get-together. Lots of space to spend time together, natter, play games and enjoy meals cooked on the AGA. Great location for getting out into the lake district, the village caters for all provision needs, and the pubs are reasonably priced and very friendly. Will be booking again for next year it could become a famiRead morely tradition! Hide

Reviewed by Ceri 15th October 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 17th September 2022

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There are a lot of things that need addressing with this property, mainly cleanliness. We had to purchase a number of items for the kitchen. A lamp and light switch need earthing. We had to unblock the shower drain from clumps of hair. The decor and furnishings are tired and photos on website could be misleading. Lovely setting and walk into town, Read morebut this place has lots of unfulfilled potential and is not cheap to rent. The front gate is also broken and very heavy to lift. Hide

Reviewed by Dave 3rd September 2022

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Fantastic property - so much space. We will certainly book again and return. Great location, just a short walk to the village, via a riverside path that is great for dog walking. One of the best houses we have ever stayed in. Looking forward to returning.

Reviewed by Sue 6th August 2022

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Spent a fantastic week in this house in August 2022 (during the heat wave). It is amazing, with lovely large rooms and a wonderful location. There is a flat fenced-in path along a stream into Hawkshead (takes just over 10 mins), where the dogs can be off lead and have a paddle. The Coniston to Ambleside bus goes right past the door and the driver lRead moreet us off at the campsite entrance, just a few steps away. The shower pressure is out of this world and we got the hang of the Aga quite easily. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 30th July 2022

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A beautiful cottage in a great location perfect for a family get together. We loved it!

Reviewed by Helen 9th July 2022

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What a fabulous holiday home. Perfect with plenty of space for our family group of 8 adults, 3 dogs and two babies. We all had our own rooms with en-suites and not a bunk bed in sight. Talking of bathrooms and reading previous comments about poor showers, there is a switch next to each bathroom light switch to turn on the shower, we had lashings ofRead more hot water , best showers ever. Learning to cook on the Aga was quite a challenge but all part of the fun. Lovely walk into Hawkshead along the stream Hide

Reviewed by Kim 4th June 2022

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Loved the house and would stay again

Reviewed by Steve 28th May 2022

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Good sized accom, lg rooms, warm, comfortable, gen well-equipped but NOT worth 3500 for week - expected lot more as have stayed in better locally for less. Lots of gripes - furniture coming apart, trolley in lounge fell apart with food on, no potato peeler (!), shower leaked through roof, bedroom door v. stiff on carpet, light above cooker not workRead moreing, cups dirty on arrival - had to re-wash. Plug in bedroom sink broken (we fixed). Needs a coffee table for 8 ppl. Electricity failed 3 times. Hide

Reviewed by shama 14th May 2022

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a very comfortable cottage with excellent walks on its door step. we had a wonderful family holiday here and would like to come again.

Reviewed by Bridget 30th April 2022

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A great house, in a beautiful location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to come back again.

Reviewed by Don 23rd April 2022

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We were very happy with this holiday home! The en-suite bathrooms in every room were very important to us as a group and the kitchen is wonderful! Would love to do this again sometime

Reviewed by Tracey 16th April 2022

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A lovely house in a great position. A nice walk next to a stream into the village, with lots of amenities. Great base to use to explore to the Lake District.

Reviewed by Jonathan 28th March 2022

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Would recommend with caveats. Great location, warm, homely. Caveats- TLC and attention to detail is needed. Grubby paintwork here and there. Some lightbulbs didn't work. Sink plughole stop didn't work in one of the en suites. We spent a whole day with a hot water tap in the kitchen that didn't work. The showers ran cold for a good hour or so one moRead morerning slowing down our plans. None of these things are disasters but paying just shy of a grand for 3 nights you expect everything to be top notch. Hide

Reviewed by Avril 4th March 2022

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Beautiful house, location and views, spotlessly clean, plenty of logs for fire, excellent facilities. Excellent bus transport, easy walk to the village with lots of local pubs and cafes with good food and drink. Very friendly would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Denise 12th February 2022

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Great location. Very warm and comfy.

Reviewed by Helen 22nd December 2021

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Reviewed by Helen 3rd December 2021

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Had another wonderful stay at Hawkshead Hall. This accommodation has everything 3 generations of one family need. Its spacious enough for us all and we just love its proximity to the village.

Reviewed by Gillian 12th November 2021

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Beautiful house, fantastic location, fabulous kitchen area, great for socialising!

Reviewed by Keith 30th October 2021

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Good property in an excellent location. Very large bedrooms with plenty of wardrobe space. Easy 10 minute walk along footpath to reach Hawkshead village. Plenty of room off road for 4 cars.

Reviewed by Janet 23rd October 2021

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Reviewed by Kate 9th October 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay at Hawkshead Hall. It's in a great location, within walking distance of Hawkshead village. The building is impressive but could do with a little tlc and a few upgrades to furniture and decorations. A deep clean wouldn't go amiss either. That aside, we would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Susan 25th September 2021

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Large, comfortable property and very cosy with the AGA. We enjoyed a great family holiday - lovely to have so many bathrooms and easy parking for several cars. We hope to return to Hawkshead Hall.

Reviewed by Richard 18th September 2021

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Reviewed by Danielle 28th August 2021

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The house and gardens are glorious. The living room is beautiful. The carpets are a bit worn, potentially the wrong colour for a let, and changing dead bulbs in light fittings would have been good BUT that is being picky. Lots of space for a family of 5 to stay in without being on top of one another ( essential with teenagers!). Garden furniture coRead moreuld be updated but kept well maintained. We would definitely go back. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 21st August 2021

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Reviewed by John 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Carol 3rd July 2021

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This house has an amazing location with a lovely stroll along a beautiful path into the village. It is a large comfortable house but needs some TLC and an upgrade of equipment. It would benefit from having items normally provided at this level of property such as sun loungers, parasol and a BBQ to enable full enjoyment of the lovely garden. Be prepRead moreared to use the Aga if youre wanting to cook family meals. Very comfortable beds and great space for families. Hide

Reviewed by Rosalyn 26th June 2021

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Disappointed,the garden is NOT secure,gaps in front hedge. Property is on a busy road, and needs updating and it needed a good dusting,Aga & oven not really suitable for a large family.

Reviewed by Rebecca 19th June 2021

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Characterful, spacious house for group of 6 friends. Lovely to have open fires in both kitchen and living room for colder wet days (also has board games). Location excellent. Short walk to pub and shops in hawkshead and near cycle route. Nice to have modern ensuite bathrooms and well equipped kitchen. Would happily return again in the future.

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.

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