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The Briars

| Hawkshead Village, Lake District
Dogs allowed 2
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Hot tub
Family friendly

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

Beautifully presented detached property located in the hamlet of Rogerground, with views across Esthwaite Valley, and within walking distance to village facilities.

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.

  • 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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Maureen , 18th January 2020

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 Mike, 28th December 2019

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

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

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 Lynne, 15th November 2019

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

Reviewed by Nicola, 1st November 2019

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

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

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

Reviewed by Ann, 9th August 2019

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

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

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

Well situated, lovely walk into Hawshead

Reviewed by Harriet, 10th May 2019

Fantastic location. Stunning view.

Reviewed by Dawn, 3rd May 2019

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 Samantha, 29th March 2019

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

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

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

Lovely cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Claire, 21st September 2018

Fantastic view, fantastic walk, fantastic amount of space. A lovely family getaway with everything you could possibly need within walking distance. A definite recommended property.

Reviewed by Jane, 17th August 2018

Lovely house with great views across to Esthwaite Water. 15 minute walk into Hawkshead, lovely dog friendly pubs. Enjoyed the hot tub, even in the rain.

Reviewed by Mandy, 13th July 2018

Absolutely loved our cottage! It was modern, clean and situated in a good location. A fabulous view from the lounge window. We didn t need to use the car much as there were some great walks on the doorstep, which was ideal. We purchased a set of 5 maps (for Hawkshead) , which showed you where the walks were and how to complete them and at times we Read morehardly met anyone on the walks. The cottage was only a short walk from the centre of Hawkshead, which had a good number of eating places. Hide

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