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Brown Cow

Hawkshead, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Tastefully refurbished 18th century period property in the centre of the pretty Lakeland village of Hawkshead
  • Ideal base for a romantic couples retreat with pubs. cafes and local shops a short stroll away 
  • Located just a short drive from Coniston Water and Ambleside
Property code: 72434

Thoughtfully styled property for two is set in the centre of the beautiful village of Hawkshead, with easy access to Lake Windermere and Coniston Water, making this an ideal base for exploring.

This two-person cottage in Hawkshead is the most idyllic bolthole for solo breaks and romantic escapes. Enjoying a central location in the village itself and sat betwixt the awe-inspiring beauty spots of Coniston Water, Esthwaite Water and Windermere, you will be able to spend ample time exploring the surrounds, tucking into local cuisine and simply enjoying the delights of the Lake District. Just meters from great local shops, restaurants and heritage buildings, you will quickly see why the great William Wordsworth spent himself so much time staying near this cottage!

Wander through the shared courtyard and into the porch, before heading into the open-plan lounge/diner. The heart of the home, this room boasts eye-catching original features, with exposed beams and a chunky lintel. Warmed by the striking wood burner, you can spend many an evening here curled up with a book or watching your favourite series courtesy of the Smart TV. For meals at home, the attractive and well-appointed kitchen boasts generous facilities and space for food prep, while the dining table lends a sense of ceremony to homecooked meals. Waiting to soothe tired limbs after hours of walking, you will also find a bathroom with a roll-top bath and a bedroom up the cottage-style stairs.

With so much within walking distance of your door, you can spend hours exploring the local gems – including the local 1-mile walk to the North Fen National Nature Reserve above the beautiful Esthwaite Water. Further afield, you can drive the 4 miles to Coniston with its famous lake and wide array of shops, and the 4 miles to Mitchell Wyke Ferry for a boat trip across Windermere. For a nostalgic trip down memory lane, a visit to the National Trust-run Hill Top is a must, the former home of Beatrix Potter (2.5 miles).

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs and coal included)
  • Electric, underfloor heating in the kitchen and central heating included
  • Permit provided for 1 car in village car park
  • Regret no pets
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no children or infants

Rob Clarkson

This property is personally managed by Rob.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Geoffrey 16th July 2021

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Brown Cow is a medieval cottage that is located in the middle of a World Heritage Site - a stunning location, and within a few miles of many beautiful places of interest and / or beauty. The property has been expertly modernised, and we lacked for nothing in its amenities. In particular, the internet connection was first class, a rare thing in ruraRead morel holiday homes in my experience. The owners, Sean & Kath, are very welcoming and helpful. All in all, we had a lovely week's holiday there. Hide

Reviewed by Joseph 18th June 2021

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We really enjoyed this Charming cottage ideally situated in the centre of Hawkshead and the car park pass made walking or travelling around stress free. Our only problem was with the bath, especially the hand held spray which was virtually impossible to control.

Reviewed by Clare 14th May 2021

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Lovely cottage in the centre of Hawkshead. Equipped with all you could need. We had a fantastic week. Hawkshead is a great base for many lovely walks.

Reviewed by Laurie 3rd May 2021

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Lovely comfortable cottage retaining its quaint feel although modernised for comfort etc.

Reviewed by Sally 23rd April 2021

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A lovely cozy cottage in a fantastic location with lots of comforts. Enjoyed the outside seating too

Reviewed by 12th April 2021

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Lovely little cottage in the middle of Hawkeshead.Ideally situated for south lakes walks.Hawkeshead has plenty of places to eat and interesting small shops.

Reviewed by Deborah 23rd October 2020

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Cottage small and quirky. Fabulous location in the heart of Hawkshead, a stones throw from 4 pubs, The Queens being our favourite with good food. Only a small basket of logs provided for the log fire. Bed would only class as a double.

Reviewed by Helen 12th October 2020

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Delightful cosey cottage, Loved the real fire made it even more homely. Bed very comfy also kitchen fabulously equipped. Hawkshead is a quaint village and the cottage is a perfect retreat after all the exploring of the stunning lakes. Would 100% stay again.

Reviewed by Stephen 28th September 2020

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The Brown Cow Cottage is a little gem in a beautiful village setting.We had 4 fantastic days there and thoroughly enjoyed it.The cottage was fully equipped including upto date T.V and WIFI.It is plenty warm enough and has under floor heating.The kitchen has plenty of everything should you wish to cook. Cozy and in a superb location recommended by mRead moree 100% Hide

Reviewed by Marianne 4th September 2020

Reviewed by Jo 27th August 2020

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Perfect central location! Owners are under selling the property! Plenty of extras in the property that aren't stated. A great comfortable cottage. A great getaway, we will come back!

Reviewed by David 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Ben 8th February 2020

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Reviewed by W 25th January 2020

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Small but perfectly kitted out for a couple with tasteful decor. We booked a cottage with a log burner but didnt use it as the cottage was so warm. Lovely to be in the centre of the village - surrounded by great cafes and pubs with good food. Had to spend a couple of nights on the settee however, as the bed was too uncomfortable.

Reviewed by Andy 20th September 2019

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The cottage was cosy with everything you need. Ideally situated

Reviewed by Stephen 17th August 2019

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Excellent location right in the heart of the village. Quaint, cosy, very compact cottage. Low ceilings and steep stairs. Nice sitting out area at the front of the cottage.

Reviewed by Neil 26th July 2019

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The cottage is lovely a perfect size for 1 or 2 guests with everything you would need for your holiday in Hawkshead. The cottage is right in the centre with many places to eat and drink. I would highly recommend it to anyone who does waling or just likes a relaxing peaceful holiday

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Location

Map
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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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