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The Briars

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Light, airy and spacious four-bedroom, detached property
  • Elegantly-styled accommodation sleeping eight guests
  • Peaceful hamlet location within walking distance of the village of Hawkshead
  • Hot tub to soak the evenings away under the stars
  • Walking and cycling routes directly from the front door
  • Ideal location for a family break in the Lakes
Property code: LLH41

This property enjoys a quiet location in a small hamlet and yet is within walking distance of the village of Hawkshead, which offers a range of shops, pubs, and several interesting National Trust properties, including the Beatrix Potter Gallery. Within easy reach of both Lake Windermere and Coniston Water, there are plentiful nearby opportunities for scenic boat trips, water sports and stunning walks and climbs. Grizedale Forest is three miles away and offers a choice of walking and cycle routes, as well as children’s play area, sculpture trail, Segway hire, and a high-ropes climbing centre with thrilling zip wire.

At the heart of this beautiful family holiday home is the spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner which offers the perfect space to relax and enjoy spending time together. The lounge area lies to one end of the room, where comfortable seating is arranged around the large fireplace with wood burner. There is also a TV/DVD, and hi-fi in this area, whilst a second seating area, to the side of the fire, offers a lovely place to enjoy the views across the valley from the large windows. At the far end of the room, separated from the lounge area by the central chimney breast, is the well-equipped kitchen area which boasts, an oven, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher. The large dining table which sits between the lounge and kitchen areas, seats eight. Three of the property’s bedrooms are also located on this floor, the first of which is a king-size room which benefits from an en-suite shower room with WC. There is also a double room on this floor, and a bunk bedroom. The main bathroom on this floor offers both a bath and a separate shower cubicle, as well as WC. The fourth bedroom is located on the lower-ground floor, a double room with en-suite shower and WC. The utility room is also on this floor, which is where guests will find the washing machine and tumble dryer.

Outside, there is a large enclosed patio with plentiful seating, a table and BBQ. The hot tub is accessible via three steps up from the main patio area, offering guests the ultimate chance to relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. The off-road parking area is accessible through a door on the lower-ground floor and provides parking for two cars.

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

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  • 4 bedrooms: a king-size, 2 doubles, and bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC
  • TV/DVD, and hi-fi
  • Wood burner with fuel supplied
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Hot tub
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Walking distance to shops, pubs, and restaurant

Leave the car behind and meander into Hawkshead, finding this much-loved village just half a mile away. Here you can head to the independent chocolate shop, celebrated Beatrix Potter Gallery or simply a welcoming country pub. Enjoy the original home of Beatrix Potter herself just 3 miles away, or hike 4 miles to discover the edge of the impressive Lake Windermere. Cross the lake to explore the glorious Bowness-on-Windermere or continue to the eclectic town of Windermere for shopping and dining (within 10 miles). Keen hikers and cyclists can set off to summit the Old Man of Coniston (8 miles) or Scafell Pike (16 miles), soaking up unforgettable views from the mountains’ summits.

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Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sharon 1st September 2020

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The setting in which this cottage is based is beautiful, however it is down very narrow lanes. If you are not very confident then this isnt the place for you. It is a 15 min walk to the village - walking down the country lanes. The property does smell damp and damp can be seen in the bedrooms. The hot tub is amazing . The cottage requires a freshenRead more up and the mattresses do need replacing. We had no available WiFi until the night before we were leaving which was unfortunate . Hide

Reviewed by Allan 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Rebecca 10th July 2020

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This was a beautiful 4 bedroom house with 3 bathrooms each with a shower and 1 bath. The open plan living room, dining room and kitchen area were furnished with high quality and comfortable items. There was a welcome package with biscuits, marmalade and basic cleaning products which we found thoughtful and useful. It is in a great location for explRead moreoring local walks and we even got the ferry across to Boweness-on-windemere which was handy. Hide

Reviewed by Katherine 24th January 2020

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Reviewed by Maureen 18th January 2020

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We stayed at the briars, hawkshead to celebrate my 50th birthday.Cottage was fabulous,everyone enjoyed themselves.The only issue we had was there was only small bit of kindling.I saw a lady on Saturday night and she said she would have some delivered on Monday so we had to go buy coal,logs, kindling.We went out on Monday at lunch. We arrived back 3Read more.30 there was only logs had been delivered & were wet so couldnt use. Again we had to buy supplies. We wouldnt have minded in summer but its Jan Hide

Reviewed by Steve 10th January 2020

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Reviewed by Mike 28th December 2019

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Lovely cottage to stay in, well equipped, very comfortable and cozy. Easy 15 min walk to Hawkshead. Great view from the main living area. Loved the open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area ideal for holiday accommodation. Highly recommended and the 3rd time we have stayed here :)

Reviewed by Lesley 13th December 2019

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Everything was at hand,the beds were comfy enough space for everybody 6 adults and 2small children short walk to the village.

Reviewed by Elaine 6th December 2019

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Lovely home with large living area and wood burner. Well equipped kitchen. Lovely welcome pack of goodies. Plenty of games, jigsaws, DVDs etc. Good area downstairs for drying walking gear! Easy walk into Hawkshead either via road or footpath through fields.

Reviewed by Patricia 22nd November 2019

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Reviewed by Lynne 15th November 2019

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Great location just outside Hawkshead. Easier walk via church yard than taking the road.

Reviewed by Nicola 1st November 2019

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The house was great , had everything we require for our girls weekend .. 10 min walk from village, walks on the doorstep and a hot tub .. we found the hospitality at the local hotels to be exceptional .. defo would return

Reviewed by Christine 25th October 2019

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Hawkshead is a lovely quiet location. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped. There was a welcome pack on arrival with tea, coffee etc which was most appreciated. We unfortunately had an emergency at the cottage during our stay and could not thank the staff at Holiday Cottages enough for their concern and support.

Reviewed by David 18th October 2019

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A marvellous venue which could attract 3 cars. Great views.

Reviewed by Ann 9th August 2019

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Very well presented house well equipped and very comfortable could not fault it for convenience and size Recommended for large family with dogs too

Reviewed by Rachel 2nd August 2019

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Great week away at the briers. Good location with only a 15min walk into Hawkshead village itself, which was very pricey for parking. The house itself had all essentials you could want and was very clean on arrival. Plenty of room for a party of 4 adults and 2 older children. Parking outside of the house for 2 cars. The location was a great base toRead more see many sights and I would highly recommend using the ferry from Windermere to Hawkshead as misses out many very tight country lanes. Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 5th July 2019

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The cottage was in a fab relaxing location. So quiet. Brilliant walking on the doorstep. Really well equipped, especially if you want to eat in which we did. Good shops , pubs and restaurants 5 min walk away though. Service from Holiday cottage company first class. They have an office in the village so were on hand for any questions etc. Very satisRead morefied. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 28th June 2019

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Well situated, lovely walk into Hawshead

Reviewed by Harriet 10th May 2019

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Fantastic location. Stunning view.

Reviewed by Dawn 3rd May 2019

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The cottage was ideal for 8 people. It is set in a perfect location, it is a nice walk into Hawkshead Village. The cottage was well equipped for all your everyday needs and the outside area is perfect for a BBQ. My family and I had a lovely time and are hoping to go again soon.

Reviewed by Susan 12th April 2019

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Reviewed by Natasha 5th April 2019

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Reviewed by Samantha 29th March 2019

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Lovely cottage perfectly equipped. Beautiful views and fantastic location from which to explore the lakes. The hot tub was a fantastic way to relax after our long walks. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Julie 22nd March 2019

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Fabulous stay in a beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Loads of walks and close enough to walk into Hawkshead! We will certainly be back!

Reviewed by Derek 1st February 2019

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We have just spent a week at The Briars and have really enjoyed the quiet, relaxed location. The house is very well presented with everything you need and plenty of space. The hot tub is a great place to lie back and look up at a blanket of stars in the evening, even with snow on the ground! Hawkshead is half a mile from the house and has a well-stRead moreocked Co-op and a few other specialised shops. Coniston is only a 15 minute drive and has a bit more to offer including excellent butcher and baker. Hide

Reviewed by Jeannette 25th January 2019

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Lovely cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Jennifer 23rd November 2018

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