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Triple room
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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.

Sleeping eight guests, this delightful country retreat is for the whole family, as three dogs are also welcome to join you. Located on a quiet lane just 1.5 miles from the popular village of Hawkshead, the detached cottage enjoys stunning countryside views across hills and woodland. Some fantastic scenic walks are on the doorstep making this a good spot to enjoy the great outdoors.

This tastefully decorated home has a warm and welcoming feel for your holiday. The inviting lounge/diner is full of character with the open fire providing added cosiness on chillier evenings, making it a great spot to watch a film or simply chat into the early hours. The dining area has a fold-out table which is handy for a hearty breakfast or evening meal, while also ensuring there’s plenty of space when meals aren’t being eaten. The light and airy kitchen is perfect for rustling up a snack, while the breakfast table is good for informal meals, while the handy utility doubles up as a boot room. Two of the inviting bedrooms are conveniently located on the ground floor, along with the main bathroom, while upstairs you’ll find two further bedrooms where a restful night’s sleep awaits. The spacious gardens to the rear of the property are perfect for the children and dogs to explore, while you relax with a glass of wine.

Local pubs, a restaurant and shop can all be found within 2 miles, while bustling Hawkshead has some lovely places to eat. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery while you’re there. Follow the picturesque Tarn Hows (1 mile) circular trail, which boasts some impressive views along the way. Enjoy a family day out at Grizedale Forest (4.5) where there are woodland walks, sculpture trails and high ropes courses.

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

  • 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 Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Oliver 14th February 2020

Lovely location but needs done TLC

Reviewed by Stephen 17th January 2020

Cosy, warm and welcoming. Very dog friendly. Great for walks straight from the cottage. There were seven of us and 3 dogs and it still felt spacious. Would definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Laura 21st December 2019

Overall the property was okay but would benefit from some tlc as it feels tired and had several broken items. The bathroom could do with a thorough clean and repaint and the window curtain needs replacing. Its not the easiest to find, we didnt see the second farm name mentioned on the directions. The cottage is bigger than it looks from the photos Read moreand it was kind that they put a Christmas tree up for us and left some nice treats and crackers. Hide

Reviewed by Jo 26th October 2019

Excellent base for a walking holiday. Comfortable and cosy. Well equipped. Beautiful situation.

Reviewed by Helen 5th October 2019

Absolutely perfect location for some great walks and local pubs and cafe for dinning out. Great shopping too. Lovely getting a bottle of milk delivered to the door each day, others items available too. And able to buy fresh eggs from the local farm just yards away.

Reviewed by Georgina 27th July 2019

Once again we loved our rural stay at Black Fell cottage. It's perfect for walking the hills and lake sides in the local area. It's comfortable and practical - self catering, hot water and log fires provide the perfect base we need. We'll be staying there again for sure.

Reviewed by S 20th July 2019

Perfect location and an amazing garden safe for the children and dogs

Reviewed by Amber 22nd June 2019

The house although a little outdated is a very comfortable place to stay. It is set in a beautiful peaceful area that is great for mountain biking, cycling and walking. Fantastic garden to sit and relax in after an active day. Local shops a 5 minute drive away in Coniston with a nice reasonable priced fish and chip shop, or 10 minutes drive to AmblRead moreeside. Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 9th June 2019

The cottage is very nice. Plenty of room. We were 4 but plenty of room for 8 people except for only 1 bathroom and a 2nd WC which for 8 people would be tricky. They missed a trick, it would be fairly east to give the upstairs double an ensuite. The utility is great for washing and boots. Nice big kitchen. For some it may feel a bit dated but I likeRead mored the retro feel to it with floral curtains and dark furniture. WiFi works well too! Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 27th October 2018

Had a lovely stay once again , being coming to bungalow for 13 years , bring all my family and we all enjoy ourselves Have some nice memories

Reviewed by Diane 28th September 2018

I can only speak highly of the cottage, which is cosy, well equipped, very well situated, quiet, apart from loo's, fantastic views and a lovely place to spend time in the Lake District.

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.

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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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