Relax on the balcony and watch the night sky
Stylish modern lounge
State of the art kitchen
Perfect spot to relax after a days walking
King size bed
Tasteful lighting
Top floor bedroom
Soak away
Ensuite to bedroom
Room with a view
Taste fully designed
Open plan kitchen/dinner
Perfect spot for breakfast for a days explroing
Living room
Spot of reading in front of the fire?
Rainfall shower
Built in appliances
Rain fall walk in shower
Modern ground floor bathroom
Entrance hall
Views few and far
View of the proeprty
1 / 22  Relax on the balcony and watch the night sky
2 / 22  Stylish modern lounge
3 / 22  State of the art kitchen
4 / 22  Perfect spot to relax after a days walking
5 / 22  King size bed
6 / 22  Tasteful lighting
7 / 22  Top floor bedroom
8 / 22  Soak away
9 / 22  Ensuite to bedroom
10 / 22  Room with a view
11 / 22  Taste fully designed
12 / 22  Open plan kitchen/dinner
13 / 22  Perfect spot for breakfast for a days explroing
14 / 22  Living room
15 / 22  Spot of reading in front of the fire?
16 / 22  Rainfall shower
17 / 22  Built in appliances
18 / 22  Rain fall walk in shower
19 / 22  Modern ground floor bathroom
20 / 22  Entrance hall
21 / 22  Views few and far
22 / 22  View of the proeprty

Arresting View

Hawkshead, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning, contemporary haven set in a converted courthouse and police station
  • An ideal base for exploring the Lake District National Park
  • Relax on the balcony and enjoy the views towards Claife Heights
  • Situated in the heart of the village of Hawkshead
  • Visit Coniston Water and enjoy boat rides, water sports or walking on the shore
  • Hire a Segway or visit Go-Ape for an active day out at Grizedale Forest


Property code: 58535

Stunning, stylish and contemporary property located in the heart of the pretty Lakeland village of Hawkshead, with easy access to Coniston Water or Lake Windermere.

The property is within easy walking distance of all the village amenities and attractions, and is proud of its heritage and links to Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. Coniston Water and Lake Windermere are both situated within a short drive of the property and offer plenty of opportunities for boat rides, water sports, and scenic walks around their shores, or visit Grizedale Forest which is just a few miles south of the village and offers stunning walks, fun Segway hire, a sculpture trail and a Go-Ape climbing centre.

As you enter this property you will be immediately struck by the design used to create something really special in this historic building. The entrance hall offers plenty of space for walking gear and is perfect for drying coats and jackets. The glass door leads to the contemporary kitchen/diner. The kitchen area is well-equipped with electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer, and a TV and the L-shaped island creates a booth perfect for sharing romantic meals together. A sliding door leads to a contemporary shower room with shower and WC. The oak staircase leads up to the first floor where you will find the light and airy lounge, contemporary design, craftsmanship, the use of slate and oak combine to create a very special room. Guests can enjoy the views of the hills while relaxing on the soft leather sofa or venture out onto the balcony and enjoy the scenery and a coffee. The pebble effect gas fire creates a cosy ambience and the TV and sound system are perfect for unwinding at the end of the day. Continuing upstairs to the second floor a door leads you into the king-size bedroom with high ceiling and bespoke oak furniture. There are lovely views of the fells from both windows, a TV and a beautiful en-suite bathroom with bath and WC, the perfect place to relax after a busy day walking and exploring the Lake District.

Heading outside there is off-road parking for one car directly behind the property.

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

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 shower room and 1 en-suite bathroom 
  • Electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi and Netflix included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub, restaurant and shops within walking distance
  • TV's in lounge, bedroom and kitchen

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Corinne 14th March 2020

Beautifully renovated, very comfortable, very well equipped, great location. LOVED IT. ( our 2nd year running)

Reviewed by Heidi 22nd February 2020

A wonderful cottage, very high standard of fittings and very comfortable. Lots of lovely touches in the welcome pack for us and the dog! Great location would highly recommend

Reviewed by Carolynn 25th January 2020

The property is extremely stylish, luxurious, comfortable and well equipped. Given the property is presented throughout three floors it would only be suitable for able bodied individuals. The property is next door to a pub garden, with this in mind we would only book out of season due to possible noise, however we appreciate this is purely subjectiRead moreve. Hide

Reviewed by Paige 7th January 2020

Perfect. Couldnt recommend enough!

Reviewed by Deborah 23rd November 2019

Absolutely PERFECT. We could not get the fire to work and the local agency sent someone round first thing Monday. Excellent service.

Reviewed by Gerard 19th October 2019

We had a great stay at Arresting View. The property is centrally located in Hawkshead and is a great base to explore the lakes. There are also quite a few walks from the doorstep so no need to take the car out everyday. The apartment is well equipped and makes the most of the space with lots of natural light and great views from the lounge and bedrRead moreoom. We would definitely recommend this property if you were looking for somewhere special to stay following a hard days walking in the hills. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 12th October 2019

Perfect location in the village, property spec was superb, good base for walking from the property, very comfortable lounge, televisions with Netflix were a bonus. Outside tap and hose were useful for cleaning muddy dogs. Lovely unexpected welcome packs, very generous, with doggy one too.

Reviewed by Jason 28th September 2019

After 15 years of staying in cottages around the Lakes, with no dogs / one dog / two dogs, this is by far the best in every aspect. From the 5 star finish to the attention to detail, and obviously the view, everything about it was perfect for a 2 week walking holiday with 2 dogs. The shower is amazing and the beautiful kitchen stopped us eating outRead more as much as usual. (It even has a set of knives sharp enough to actually chop food, a rare treat for a holiday cottage!) We will be back for sure. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 23rd September 2019

Excellent facilities, certainly has a wow factor! Luxurious and very comfortable

Reviewed by C 14th September 2019

Perfect location for Hawkshead and a great location foe a walking holiday

Reviewed by Jayne 31st August 2019

A splendidly comfortable accommodation which has been designed with an eye to detail, as well as being technically advanced. Great location, everything you need within 50 metres - Co-op, Chemist, Pubs, cafes, post office/newsagent.

Reviewed by Graham 10th August 2019

Beautiful cottage, very modern and stylish renovation. Parking space provided. Fabulous location, wonderful walks and stunning views.

Reviewed by Philip 3rd August 2019

Arresting View is an outstanding cottage...the best we have ever stayed in by a country mile. It is superbly appointed and everything is finished to the highest spec. It oozes luxury and certainly has the Wow factor. It's in a fab location with many tea rooms and pubs within 2 mins walk, and many dog friendly walks from the village....we particularRead morely enjoyed Wray Castle and Tarn Hows. We were impressed with the lovely gift box (and one for the dog ), bottle of Prosecco and toiletries. SUPERB 5* Hide

Reviewed by Ernest 15th June 2019

A perfect place to stay to see the southern lakes.

Reviewed by Mal 8th June 2019

What an absolutely outstanding cottage!! Refurbished to an extremely high standard -everything you could want. It is obvious that so much thought has gone into refurbishing this property, and the owners should be congratulated on their achievement. We have stayed in some beautiful holiday properties, but this is the best yet!! Equipped to the higheRead morest standard and in an excellent location with several good watering holes!! Not suitable for anyone with mobility issues though. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 17th May 2019

This appartment was absolutely beautiful..It had everything you needed. Very clean Cosy and warm. Credit to the owners on the design. It's like something out of ideal homes. It's stunning..The lovely gifts left in the property was such a lovely touch and very much appreciated. Thank you. Arresting View.

Reviewed by Ian 6th May 2019

At the top end of the price scale but worth every penny. A beautiful and well-thought out conversion which was both stylish and comfortable. Ideally situated (4 pubs, well-stocked Co-op!)and many great walks from the village. A great find in the slightly elusive 2 + dog category.

Reviewed by Paulina 20th April 2019

Couldnt fault it. Location, the home, service of the company all fantastic. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Corinne 16th March 2019

Great location, truly incredible well renovated cottage, very comfortable in every way.

Reviewed by Sophie 11th March 2019

Absolutely stunning- pictures dont do it justice. Beautifully renovated and feels really luxurious. Little welcome gifts (even for our doggy!) were a lovely touch. Situated in the centre of Hawkshead with some lovely walks nearby or Ambleside a short drive away. We will definitely return!

Reviewed by Jane 1st March 2019

Beautifully renovated cottage which is truly dog friendly with delightful toiletries, luxurious bathroom and kitchen and thoughtful treats for four-pawed guests.

Reviewed by Phillip 15th February 2019

the property was perfect - a real home from home, with a lot of thought put into it.

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Relax on the balcony and watch the night sky
Stylish modern lounge
State of the art kitchen
Perfect spot to relax after a days walking
King size bed
Tasteful lighting
Top floor bedroom
Soak away
Ensuite to bedroom
Room with a view
Taste fully designed
Show 10 moreOpen plan kitchen/dinner


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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