View towards the property
View towards the property
Triple room
Parking available
Surrounding countryside
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Black Fell Cottage

Outgate and Tarn Hows, Lake District
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
2 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Detached cottage sleeping eight guests comfortably
  • Tranquil rural location on quiet country lane
  • Stunning countryside views over rolling hills and woodland
  • Two accessible ground-floor bedrooms for convenience
  • Large gardens with mature shrubs, plants and trees to enjoy
  • Close to village facilities in Hawkshead that includes pubs and shops
Property code: LLH55

Spacious detached cottage for eight guests, situated on the way to the popular picturesque beauty spot of Tarn Hows, known for its scenic lakeside walks.

This property enjoys a quiet location down a quiet lane, just a short distance from the village of Hawkshead, which is popular with visitors thanks to its Beatrix Potter Gallery, cosy pubs, and cobbled streets. There are plentiful enjoyable walks in the area, around the edge of Lake Windermere, in Grizedale Forest and around the attractive lake at Tarn Hows, but for those who want to try more challenging pursuits the mountains are only a short drive away.

Entering this cottage, guests ae able to leave coats and shoes in the entrance hall, before going through to the homely lounge/diner with its sofas, chairs, views over the garden, TV, and DVD. The open fire is a lovely foacl point for this room. The dining area is behind the main seating area of this room and has a fold-out table, ensuring that there is plenty of space when meals are not being eaten. The light and airy kitchen has a breakfast table, perfect for informal meals, and is equipped with an oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, and coffee machine, whilst the washing machine and freezer are located in a separate utility room, which doubles as a handy boot room. Two of the bedrooms are located on the ground floor: a double and a single room, as is the main bathroom, with shower over the bath and WC. There is also a ground-floor cloakroom with WC. Upstairs, there are two more bedrooms, one of which is a double room, whilst the other is a triple room with three single beds.

Outside, the beautiful spacious garden to the rear of the property is accessed via the utility room and offers a large lawn area, with attractive shrubs and trees, whilst to the front of the property, there is a gated driveway with parking for up to three cars. Guests are able to use the property’s garage to securely store bikes.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 4 bedrooms: 2 doubles, a single, and a triple
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Cloakroom with WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open fire with fuel supplied
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, and coffee machine
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Electric and heating included
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • 3 dogs welcome (please be aware that livestock in the surrounding fields)
  • Pubs, shops, and restaurant 2 miles

This property is personally managed by Thomas.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jennifer 25th August 2018

Blackwell cottage is a lovely base from which to explore Lake Windermere and the surrounding areas. The living areas are spacious, and comfortable and the outside area is beautiful.

Reviewed by Martin 4th August 2018

Good cottage with all the basics for our needs. Nowhere to dry clothing when your holiday is wet. Good central area for walking holidays, and driving to other attractions. Good size bedrooms, large lounge with plenty of seating.

Reviewed by Glynis 5th May 2018

The best thing about Black Fell is the splendid views. Whilst the cottage apart from the kitchen which has been recently refurbished, is very much a step back in time, but is functional. If you are looking for modern then this cottage is not for you. As a couple with 2 dogs we have stayed there many times, the garden space is superb for dogs, but wRead moreatch the small gap at the bottom near the stream. Hide

Reviewed by Geraldine 24th March 2018

A spacious cottage a little stuck in time but that is part of its charm. Lovely garden for the dog. Perfectly situated for walks and dinner in hawkshead. Super log fire and wood provided. Can sleep 8 but would be cosy, recommend 4-5.

Reviewed by David 11th February 2018

A lovely peaceful stay. Snowed in for a couple of days but a brisk walk to Hawkshead for a good pub meal and supplies wasn't a stretch. Had to make sure the open fire was lit to keep the cottage warm as the wall heaters only kept things aired, but it was cold outside. Ideal base to visit most of the Lakes and good walks from the cottage. Tarn Hows Read morewas only a mile or so away and was picture perfect covered in snow. Looking forward to a return visit. Hide

Reviewed by Leanne 22nd December 2017

Walking distance to hawkshead village via small tracks is about 30 mins. Plenty of space in and around the house with stunning views.

Reviewed by C Newman 1st November 2016

We decided on a last minute short break with Lakeland Hideaways and chose Black Fell Cottage. Ideally situated a short drive from Hawkshead (or a longer but pleasant walk for those so inclined!) this is a large comfortable property with pleasant views down from the sizeable garden. The kitchen has recently been replaced and is very nice. The open Read morefire quickly took the chill off the living room and there are storage and portable heaters for the rest of the house, making it a lovely place to come in winter. Beds very comfortable, as are the sofas and chairs in the living room. Hide

Reviewed by S Cocking 1st August 2016

The cottage suited our family needs well and we enjoyed our stay . We will return in the future. we just would have liked a blind on the front top bedroom velux window as believe it or not the moon shone straight in when we were there !Beautiful sight but not for sleep ! Also would be great to have garden birdfeeders as we saw good birdlife flittinRead moreg about . Note from owners: There is an integral blind on the velux window in the bedroom which I think you may have missed although the moonlight does sound lovely! Hide

Reviewed by G Worsley 1st May 2016

We have had many fun weekends up in the Lakes and Black Fell cottage is wonderfully positioned in a rural location. We spend our days walking so only need somewhere warm and comfortable to spend the night. The inside of the cottage is simple, not smart or luxury but generally it has everything we need. Hot water can be a little temperamental but thRead moree open fire really gets the place lovely and cosy. The fitted kitchen could do with a little refreshing as it's worn out and the lawn could do with mowing to give it a slightly more 'cared for' feel. If you are looking for a simple, cost effective place to stay to enjoy the outdoors, this is perfect. Hide

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