Front of the property with outside seating area
Prepare your evening meal in the well-equipped kitchen
Open plan lounge and dining room
After a busy day get cosy in front of the fire
Enjoy dinner in the open-plan dining area
Relax in the double master bedroom
Original features in the master bedroom
Breakfast in bed
Enjoy a bubble bath in the roll-top bath after a busy day
1 / 9  Front of the property with outside seating area
2 / 9  Prepare your evening meal in the well-equipped kitchen
3 / 9  Open plan lounge and dining room
4 / 9  After a busy day get cosy in front of the fire
5 / 9  Enjoy dinner in the open-plan dining area
6 / 9  Relax in the double master bedroom
7 / 9  Original features in the master bedroom
8 / 9  Breakfast in bed
9 / 9  Enjoy a bubble bath in the roll-top bath after a busy day

Brown Cow

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

  • Tastefully refurbished period property
  • Central idyllic village location in pretty Hawkshead
  • A pretty 18th century whitewashed cottage
  • Ideal base for exploring the Lake District and top visitor attractions
  • Located just a short drive from Coniston Water
  • Perfect location for exploring the national park
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 attractive property is positioned in the pretty main square of the village of Hawkshead, within walking distance of amenities and attractions. The village is proud of its heritage and links to Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, and in the village is the National Trust’s Beatrix Potter Gallery. Lake Windermere and Coniston Water are both within a short drive of the property and offer plenty of opportunities for boat rides, water sports and scenic walks. Grizedale Forest is also a short drive south of the village with stunning walks, sculpture trail, Segway hire and a Go-Ape climbing centre for those feeling brave. The real bonus of this cottage is that you can explore the pretty cobbled yards of the village and surrounding countryside without using the car.

Access this property via the black wooden gates off the main square, and into the shared courtyard. Step into the porch, on your left as you enter the courtyard. Once through the porch, you will find yourself in the welcoming open-plan lounge/diner with some lovely original features, fireplace with wood burner, Smart TV and comfy leather sofa and armchair. The dining area is spacious and has a window side dining table with seating for four. The bright kitchen offers everything that guests will need to prepare their favourite meals, including an electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and dishwasher. The cottage style staircase with steep narrow steps lead up to the first floor, to the spacious and romantic king-size bedroom. On the landing at the top of the stairs, is a bright bathroom with roll-top bath and WC.

Outside the property is a shared courtyard where you can sit at your private seating and enjoy your morning coffee. There is parking available in the village’s main car park, a permit will be provided for one car.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 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

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by W 25th January 2020

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

The cottage was cosy with everything you need. Ideally situated

Reviewed by Stephen 17th August 2019

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

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

Reviewed by Martin 18th June 2019

Well equipped cottage with character in a central location in Hawkshead. Mind your head!

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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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