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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
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
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
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
Luxury
Romantic
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, situated in the pretty village of Hawkshead
  • Relax on the balcony and enjoy the views towards Claife Heights

 

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

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 47 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Leslie 10th July 2021

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Excellent cottage and facilities. The owners have made an excellent and impressive use of the space and created a unique, creative and well thought out accommodation. Very clean and all of the equipment and facilities easy to use. The balcony an added bonus.

Reviewed by Jonathan 3rd July 2021

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This property was well equipped with top of the range facilities. The welcome gifts were a lovely touch including the gift for our dog. The view from the balcony was stunning and the welcome information was very helpful.

Reviewed by Cilla 26th June 2021

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Beautiful apartment, in a perfect position in the village, ideal for walking. Parking a little tight, but does have its own space.

Reviewed by Anne 9th June 2021

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Amazing cottage loved every minute of the holiday, already booked to visit again.

Reviewed by Darren 29th May 2021

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Beautiful cottage in great location to be based and to explore the 'Lakes'. Spotless on arrival and welcome gifts a very nice touch. Everything for a good holiday has been thought about and provided. Would highly recommend and will hopefully return ourselves soon.

Reviewed by Tracy 22nd May 2021

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Arresting View is absolutely stunning. Equipped with all the mod cons you could need and more. Decorated to a very high standard, beautiful views from the veranda of the beautiful Cumbrian Mountains. Could not fault anything in this outstanding 3 storey apartment.

Reviewed by Sally 15th May 2021

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Reviewed by Louise 1st May 2021

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The property is renovated to a very high standard and wants for nothing. The views from the first floor lounge are stunning. The location is just on the edge of the village and very central. Just perfect.

Reviewed by David 24th April 2021

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Although we were a year late coming (thanks to Covid !) it was well worth the wait. It was so well appointed and wants for nothing. We especially enjoyed the fire in the lounge. The welcome pack was a real and unexpected treat. Even when there was a problem with the hot water, Sheila came out bright, early and cheerful 1st thing on a Sunday morningRead more to fix it (hint if it happens again the boiler needed a reset !). Had a great time, lovely location. thoroughly recommended Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 17th April 2021

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Reviewed by Frank 30th December 2020

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Arresting View is a super comfortable, truly impressive 5 Star contemporary cottage set in the village of Hawkshead. The attention to detail is superb and we highly recommend Arresting View for a stay in the fabulous village of Hawkshead.

Reviewed by JO 23rd December 2020

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This was an absolutely amazing holiday cottage, equipped with way more than you'd ever expect. Top notch! To arrive on a cold winter's evening to a warm and well-lit home, with gifts galore, was the absolute de-stress that we needed. The cleanliness of the whole property was exceptional, such that we felt we must have been the first people to have Read moreever stayed there. An definite 5 star stay. Massive credit to the owners of the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by David 7th December 2020

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Fantastic place with everything needed for a comfortable holiday. Location is fantastic, would definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Gareth 24th October 2020

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We would definitely recommend the cottage to friends... and we already have! The presentation was stunning, all of the up to date equipment was fantastic and the touches of the walk in shower and large bath were brilliant! It was also a lovely touch to be given the gifts for ourselves and our pet dog. It was in a central location which had some lovRead moreely walks straight from the cottage and a short drive away. You will not be disappointed with this cottage, thank you so much! Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte 17th October 2020

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When we arrived at arresting view we were very impressed with the property. We have stayed in numerous dog friendly cottages throughout the Lake District and this is by far the best. The kitchen was very equipped and the facilities were brilliant. The welcome gift was also a nice touch. The location was excellent, plenty of walks straight from the Read moredoorstep, we particularly enjoyed walking to Wray castle and up to Claife Heights. Hawkshead itself is a great location. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 10th October 2020

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A very well equipped and superbly fitted out property, beautifully situated in the charming Lakeland village of Hawkshead. This property has been converted to a very high standard indeed within the old police house on the outskirts of the village, with wonderful views of the fells from the balcony and the bedroom. We would highly recommend this proRead moreperty to a couple with a dog as there is also a luxury bed provided for the family pooch. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 26th September 2020

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We have been going to the Lakes for over 25 years and stayed in some lovely places however, Arresting View is by far the nicest place we have ever stayed, I didn't want to come home! I can highly recommend anyone who wants a bit of luxury on holiday then this is the place to book. The welcome packs are a lovely touch especially as there was one forRead more our dog too. We have already booked to go back again next year. Hide

Reviewed by Janine 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Stephen 12th September 2020

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Reviewed by Paul 29th August 2020

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Fabulous cottage with a very high standard for everything from the furniture to the kitchen equipment, extremely comfortable throughout. Netflix was a bonus on a rainy day. The very thoughtful gifts left for us was a lovely surprise. Great location for the village and there are plenty of walks locally. Would definitely return as this is the best coRead morettage we have ever stayed in. Thank you John & Joanne. Hide

Reviewed by Marian 17th August 2020

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We couldn't help but have a wonderful time in such luxurious and comfortable surroundings. Everything was top notch - thank you! Just one problem, the heating was set too high and because we were out walking every day we didn't ever succeed in lowering the temp. An idiot's guide would have come in handy!

Reviewed by Paul 8th August 2020

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Beautiful home with all you need. Lovely welcome pack . Lots of walks from front door tarn hows is a nice easy walk.had fish and chips first night very good.because of Covid did not go to pubs but they look very nice. CoOp 30 seconds away with all you need.have to say I missed garden for dogs but they enjoy it a lot.

Reviewed by Robert 1st August 2020

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Lovely cotttage in a great location. Quiet and well equipped with a very nice kitchen. Would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Gordon 25th July 2020

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Reviewed by Elsa 11th July 2020

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Superb holiday home with very modern interior, excellent views and all the equipment you could possibly need plus complimentary extras.

Reviewed by Corinne 14th March 2020

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

Reviewed by Heidi 22nd February 2020

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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 Ian 8th February 2020

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Reviewed by David 1st February 2020

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Reviewed by Carolynn 25th January 2020

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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 Simon 11th January 2020

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Reviewed by Paige 7th January 2020

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Perfect. Couldnt recommend enough!

Reviewed by Michelle 28th December 2019

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Reviewed by Marybeth 21st December 2019

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Reviewed by Aimee 6th December 2019

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Reviewed by Deborah 23rd November 2019

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

Reviewed by Jacqueline 17th November 2019

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Reviewed by Brian 9th November 2019

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Reviewed by Gerard 19th October 2019

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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

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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

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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

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

Reviewed by C 14th September 2019

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

Reviewed by Jayne 31st August 2019

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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 Andrew 17th August 2019

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Reviewed by Graham 10th August 2019

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

Reviewed by Philip 3rd August 2019

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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

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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
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Location

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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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