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Brown Cow

Hawkshead, Lake District
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Tastefully refurbished 18th century period property in the centre of the pretty Lakeland village of Hawkshead
  • Ideal base for a romantic couples retreat with pubs. cafes and local shops a short stroll away 
  • Located just a short drive from Coniston Water and Ambleside
Property code: 72434

This two-person cottage in Hawkshead is the most idyllic bolthole for solo breaks and romantic escapes. Enjoying a central location in the village itself and sat betwixt the awe-inspiring beauty spots of Coniston Water, Esthwaite Water and Windermere, you will be able to spend ample time exploring the surrounds, tucking into local cuisine and simply enjoying the delights of the Lake District. Just meters from great local shops, restaurants and heritage buildings, you will quickly see why the great William Wordsworth spent himself so much time staying near this cottage!

 

Wander through the shared courtyard and into the porch, before heading into the open-plan lounge/diner. The heart of the home, this room boasts eye-catching original features, with exposed beams and a chunky lintel. Warmed by the striking wood burner, you can spend many an evening here curled up with a book or watching your favourite series courtesy of the Smart TV. For meals at home, the attractive and well-appointed kitchen boasts generous facilities and space for food prep, while the dining table lends a sense of ceremony to homecooked meals. Waiting to soothe tired limbs after hours of walking, you will also find a bathroom with a roll-top bath and a bedroom up the cottage-style stairs.

 

With so much within walking distance of your door, you can spend hours exploring the local gems – including the local 1-mile walk to the North Fen National Nature Reserve above the beautiful Esthwaite Water. Further afield, you can drive the 4 miles to Coniston with its famous lake and wide array of shops, and the 4 miles to Mitchell Wyke Ferry for a boat trip across Windermere. For a nostalgic trip down memory lane, a visit to the National Trust-run Hill Top is a must, the former home of Beatrix Potter (2.5 miles).

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Underfloor heating in the kitchen
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Regret no children or infants
  • Permit to car park for village provided
  • Regret no children or infants, adults only, property with a maximum occupancy of 2
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephen 18th May 2024

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Reviewed by Andrea 11th May 2024

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Reviewed by Verity 25th December 2023

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Lovely little cottage in the most perfect location. Comfortable and perfectly equipped with everything you would need. The owner was fabulous and super helpful definitely contact him to say hello. We will definitely stay again. We were there on New Years Eve and the whole village came out for the fire works. It is right next door to the pub but youRead more dont hear any noice at all Hide

Reviewed by Jean 20th October 2023

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A brilliant, cosy cottage to return to after a day out walking. Fire worked a treat to warm up place quickly. Spotlessly clean, very comfortable bed, a kitchen that made it easy to cook our meals in. Always hot water, and the location was great. We did a walk from the house and the other days a short drive to Coniston/ Ambleside gave us the most woRead morenderful walks. A fantastic half term break! Hide

Reviewed by Christine 8th September 2023

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Lovely property ever thing you need for a comfortable stay. Lots of walks from the front door which makes such a great change from having to drive everywhere. Really friendly local people and great food to be had at all the establishments we tried, definitely recommended.

Reviewed by Jane 25th August 2023

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Lovely little hideaway for two, in the heart of the village. A real home from home with everything we could have hoped for in a holiday cottage. Very convenient for eating out or self catering. Great walking from the door or just a short drive away.

Reviewed by David 30th September 2022

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Reviewed by steven 16th September 2022

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a great cottage in a great location, the bathroom arrangement was not to my liking (bath only) but it was a small set back. the washing machine in the kitchen was not working and as it was a walking holiday this meant a lot of messy hand washing. but overall it was a very pleasant stay in a lovely cottage.

Reviewed by Mark 2nd September 2022

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Great situation,all the equipment you need

Reviewed by Anna 24th August 2022

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Great location, lovely walks from the door. The little outdoor courtyard was great as the weather was warm. No issues with parking, easy to unload etc outside and main car park only a v short walk away.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Jeanette 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Yvonne 8th July 2022

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Beautiful Place very central for access to all the lakes. Lovely village

Reviewed by Clare 24th June 2022

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Lovely, quaint cottage which is wonderfully located. The village has a lot to offer with several Coffee shops and 3 good pubs, all serving food. The cottage is well equipped, with many little extras you dont get in other self catering offerings. Only down side is the bathing facilities- the bathroom is lovely and normally a hand held shower wouldntRead more bother me to use, however the very low water pressure struggled to cope with washing out shampoo (I do have thick shoulder length hair). Hide

Reviewed by Andy 17th June 2022

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Lovely cottage in a great location. As with most old cottages the beams are very low and the taller person may get a few bumps.

Reviewed by Jonathan 27th May 2022

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Great location in Hawkshead. The Brown Cow full of character. Ideal for exploring the area, walking, cycling and driving.

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Location

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