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Charming lounge enhanced by beams and co-ordinated fabrics
Relax by the fire after a day of exploring
Memories to be made
Farmhouse style kitchen with traditional dresser
The first charming double bedroom with panelled walls
The en-suite shower room
The second double bedroom with beams and sloping ceilings
Hop into bed after a long day
The second en-suite shower room
View towards the property
1 / 10  Charming lounge enhanced by beams and co-ordinated fabrics
2 / 10  Relax by the fire after a day of exploring
3 / 10  Memories to be made
4 / 10  Farmhouse style kitchen with traditional dresser
5 / 10  The first charming double bedroom with panelled walls
6 / 10  The en-suite shower room
7 / 10  The second double bedroom with beams and sloping ceilings
8 / 10  Hop into bed after a long day
9 / 10  The second en-suite shower room
10 / 10  View towards the property

Bracken Cottage - Hawkshead

Hawkshead, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A pretty 18th century whitewashed cottage with many attractive period features
  • Central location in the village of Hawkshead for pubs and shops
  • Ideal base for exploring the Lake District, with many local walks and a short drive into Ambleside and Coniston
Property code: 60717

A pretty 18th century cottage located in the heart of the village of Hawkshead with its shops, pubs and National Trust properties. Within easy driving distance of Lake Windermere and Coniston Water.

The pretty village of Hawkshead is renowned for its links to Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth and both literary figures are celebrated in the village’s National Trust properties. Lake Windermere and Coniston Water are both situated within five miles of the property and offer plenty of opportunities for boat rides, water sports, and scenic walks around their shores. The real joy of this cottage is it allows guests to explore the pretty cobbled yards of the village and surrounding countryside without ever using the car.

This quaint cottage was once the village police house and is tucked away behind the main village square. From the small cobbled yard, guests enter the property directly into the cosy lounge, complete with beams and open fire with slate surround. There is comfortable seating for four to sit and enjoy the TV, perfect for relaxing after a day's exploring the Lake District. Moving through to the spacious kitchen/diner, there is a traditional farmhouse styled kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a dining table which is great for sharing family meals or playing a game. The twisting, narrow staircase leads up to the first floor where you will find the first of the double bedrooms with TV and en-suite shower room with shower and WC.  Next to this bedroom is the second double bedroom with TV, sloping ceilings and en-suite shower room with shower and WC.

A parking permit is provided for one car for use in the main village car park.

  • 2 bedrooms - doubles
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Open fire (logs included)
  • Electric and night storage heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Parking permit for 1 car provided for local car park
  • Shops, pubs and restaurant within walking distance
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • TV in lounge and bedrooms
  • Private water supply
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 9th July 2022

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Although cottage is in a lovely location and a satisfactory base for visitors, there are a number of upgrade and improvements that need to be made to improve the quality of our stay. A lack of facilities, tired and dated dcor lets the property down. If you are looking for a simple, no frills place to stay this would be ideal for you.

Reviewed by Lawrence 25th June 2022

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Lovely homey dog friendly cottage in the heart of Old hawkshead. If you want olde worlde charm stay here. Wonderfully bold birds come and ask for crumbs and can be fed by hand in the courtyard. Steep stairs could make it tricky for oldsters, but really add to the charm of the cottage. Condiments are thin on the ground, so come prepared. Wifi is spoRead moret on, and everything else works as it should. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 28th May 2022

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Reviewed by Vanessa 16th May 2022

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Reviewed by Sean 25th April 2022

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Absolutely loved the cottage, Id love to stay again, decor and facilities were spot on as was the kitchen equipment. It was just myself and small dog, However my dad did join us for a night , the cottage is ample big enough for a family or two couples. Location couldnt be better, shop and pubs a stone throw. Despite being in the village the cottageRead more is tucked away in a quiet corner , so I didnt experience any noise from the pubs or other people . Would definitely return Hide

Reviewed by Heather 26th March 2022

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Reviewed by Laura 19th March 2022

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Great little cottage well situated in the village, with literally everything on your door step. We will be returning in the future as ideal base location for exploring the lake district, and the dog loved it.

Reviewed by David 15th November 2021

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Reviewed by Robin 12th November 2021

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Standard of kitchen equipment was good. A few things not working perfectly but I expect that's a blip which will have been fixed after feedback was provided. The emergency contact number given went to voicemail and didn't call back, the holidaycottages number couldn't help. The people in the Kings Head were very helpful and helped. Logs provided arRead moree long burning fire logs. No crackling sounds and not enough for two evenings. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 5th November 2021

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This is a fantastic location!

Reviewed by Mhairi 1st November 2021

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Reviewed by Wendy 25th September 2021

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Reviewed by Dave 11th September 2021

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Fantastic location and great, little cottage; will look to stay again ion the future.

Reviewed by Victoria 23rd August 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 16th August 2021

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Reviewed by Julia 7th August 2021

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An absolutely delightful cottage for the three of us. Very clean, well equipped and the added benefit of been a few steps away from the local pub/shops. I would recommend this cottage to anyone, just be aware that it is a cottage so if you are a tall person you may have to bob down a little, but it didnt spoil our stay it was part of the character.Read more. Would definitely return! Hide

Reviewed by Kristy 31st July 2021

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Comfortable Cottage right in the heart of Hawkshead.

Reviewed by Nathalie 29th May 2021

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Reviewed by Ray 22nd May 2021

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Cosy cottage full of character. Well equipped and great location. We will definitely be returning to this property

Reviewed by Tracy 17th May 2021

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Very quaint little cottage in a fabulous location for beautiful walks, and great days out A real home away from home Local pubs serve lovely food, plenty of choices Highly recommended

Reviewed by John 31st October 2020

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The cottage is situated in the lovely village of Hawkshead but due to the restricted parking visitors should be aware that all items required for a stay needs to be carried from the square about 80 m from the property. The parking long term is on the edge of town. Easy for walkers but may be difficult for the disabled visitors plus the bedrooms areRead more on the first and second floors, quaint but care required on the stairs. Hide

Reviewed by David 17th October 2020

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The cottage is well situated in the heart of the village close to the Kings Arms pub, which also owns the property. Not ideal for taller people as the beams and staircase are low and tight. The cottage is quite dark with not much natural light due to it being in very close proximity to the neighboring cottages, but a major plus of this cottage is tRead morehe abundance of hot water and warm rooms, which along with the open fire makes for very cozy evenings. Wifi was decent and allowed me to work okay. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 13th October 2020

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Reviewed by Sheila 21st September 2020

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The cottage and location was excellent. All dealings with the cottage letting agents were very good, they were very helpful with any queries we had. The cottage was in the Centre of the village with everything close to hand. Sadly we left earlier than anticipated, not because of the holiday but of concerns of further Covid-19 lockdowns otherwise weRead more were very happy. Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 29th August 2020

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Reviewed by Jeremy 22nd August 2020

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Cottage was very nice ...little difficult to find initially ....nice village...good amenities ...would recommend

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Location

Map
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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