Open plan living area
Lounge area
Compact kitchen
View towards the property
The cottage is tucked away in a quiet area known as Field Head
1 / 7  Open plan living area
2 / 7  Lounge area
3 / 7  Compact kitchen
4 / 7  Bedroom
5 / 7  Bedroom
6 / 7  View towards the property
7 / 7  The cottage is tucked away in a quiet area known as Field Head

Barn End - Hawkshead

Outgate and Tarn Hows, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • One of two former 17th century Lakeland barns converted into cottages
  • Ideal couple’s retreat at the heart of the Lake District
  • Attractive original features evoking country-style charm
  • Quiet rural location amidst wonderful rolling countryside
  • Easy access to walking routes and famous Tarn hows
  • A few minutes’ drive to Lake Windermere and other top visitor attractions
Property code: LLH09

Cosy rural cottage for two, in a tranquil location with easy access to Hawkshead and Ambleside.

Oozing character, this delightful barn conversion is a wonderful romantic retreat for the couple who don’t want to leave their canine companions at home. Two dogs are welcome here and with a plethora of gentle rambles to thrilling climbs on the doorsteps, there’s something to keep everyone entertained. Enjoying a tranquil location surrounded by rolling countryside, local shops, pubs and a restaurant are all within 1.5 miles.

This pretty home is one of two former 17th-century Lakeland barns converted into cottages. Attractive original features evoke a country-style charm to make this a relaxing and welcoming base for your holiday. The beamed ceiling and slate floor contribute to the feel of the open-plan living area. Snuggle up on the sofa and enjoy a film while the wood burner keeps your toes toasty. The compact kitchen is equipped with all you need to rustle up a hearty lunch or snack, with the handy breakfast bar a great addition. Upstairs, the cosy bedroom is perfect for a restful night, with a pretty Chinese-style screen separating it from the bathroom. Muddy boots and bikes can be stored in the external utility room. Enjoy an evening drink in the enclosed lawned garden and if it’s warm enough, why not dine there too.

Stroll into Hawkshead and enjoy a meal in one of its pubs, before meandering around its pretty cobbled streets. Explore the pretty town and eateries in Ambleside (4.5 miles) before hopping on one of the many boat trips which depart for Lake Windermere. While there, try out some of the water sports on offer. Enjoy a hike at the popular Langdale Pikes (8 miles), the iconic hills of the southern lakes which suit a range of abilities.

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

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath,shower, and WC
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Wood burning stove with fuel supplied
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurant 1.5 miles
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lesley 21st December 2019

This a lovely quaint cottage with the added value you can take 2 dogs its cosy and has a lovely log burner. The tv channels are basic 5 free. I took my iPad and a HDMI cable with the apple fitting and was able to put netflix through the tv, god send over christmas. Its not as close to a pub as desired and also not safe to walk when dark. Walking inRead more the lanes around in my opinion is not safe much of the ground around is fenced off, you have to keep your dog on a lead on the meadow walk near. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 10th August 2019

Fabulous cottage for a couple who require peace and quiet and a bonus they accept dogs. Brilliant walks from the property and easy access into Hawkshead. Lovely welcome pack on arrival. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Sarah 3rd August 2019

A really cosy cottage and well located to explore the Southern and Central Lakes.

Reviewed by Denise 20th July 2019

A charming cottage perfectly located for Hawkshead and Coniston, as well as the lakes and walks. If walking is your plan pick up cheap maps from Tourist Information in Coniston. Situated on a quiet lane with lovely views

Reviewed by Derek 6th July 2019

Everything just perfect, great location.

Reviewed by Michael 18th May 2019

A small but comfortable semi detached cottage in a lovely quiet location. Plenty of dog friendly pubs and cafes in Hawkshead ( about 10 mins drive ).The local pub in Outgate provides lovely food in a good dog friendly atmosphere Cottage is a good base to explore the Lake District. A few minor irritations, no safety mat in bath, noisy plumbing and sRead moreome out of date leaflets in the info pack but nothing to spoil our holiday Hide

Reviewed by Steven 13th April 2019

Small but pleasant and in a great location

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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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