French doors lead out onto the balcony
Fantastic views across the rolling countryside
View to the front of the property
Lounge leading onto balcony
Compact kitchen
Comfortable bedroom
A lovely self contained apartment in a quiet location
The apartment is on a little lane that leads up to Tarn Hows
Garden area with picnic bench for guests
1 / 9  French doors lead out onto the balcony
2 / 9  Fantastic views across the rolling countryside
3 / 9  View to the front of the property
4 / 9  Lounge leading onto balcony
5 / 9  Compact kitchen
6 / 9  Comfortable bedroom
7 / 9  A lovely self contained apartment in a quiet location
8 / 9  The apartment is on a little lane that leads up to Tarn Hows
9 / 9  Garden area with picnic bench for guests


Outgate and Tarn Hows, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Pleasant apartment in secluded tranquil rural location
  • Couple’s retreat, ideal for a romantic break
  • Balcony with stunning views of surrounding fields
  • Additional garden area with picnic table
  • Close to the village of Hawkshead and Tarn Hows
  • Scenic lake and fell walks directly from the door
Property code: LLH13

Self-contained apartment hidden away on a private lane in rolling countryside, between the villages of Hawkshead and Coniston.

Enjoying a secluded and tranquil rural location, this couples’ retreat is the perfect getaway for a romantic break. Close to the village of Hawkshead, as well as many scenic lake and fell walks, it’s a super base from which to explore the Lake District. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and enjoying stunning views from its private balcony, this is the perfect place to unwind and reconnect.

Located on a private lane, this first-floor cottage is welcoming and homely. The lounge/diner is a cosy space to relax after a busy day of activities. Take in the gorgeous views from the comfortable chairs, before putting on a film and pouring a glass of wine. An electric fire helps to keep the room extra toasty on chillier evenings, while the compact kitchen is equipped with all you might need to prepare a hearty breakfast, or evening meal if you fancy dining in. Wake up to that beautiful scenery in the bedroom, which is both restful and inviting. Glass doors lead from the lounge area onto your private balcony, where you can take a seat and really absorb the peaceful atmosphere. There is also a pretty garden area, which is perfect for a picnic or drink at sunset. Handy bike storage is available for keen cyclists.

Walk the popular circular route at the National Trust’s Tarn Hows, less than a mile away. For those looking for a more challenging hike or climb there are plenty of local opportunities including climbs at Dow Crag (19 miles) and Hodge Close Quarry (6 miles). If water sports are your thing then Coniston Water (4 miles) is packed with activities to try including canoeing and paddle boarding. Let someone else do the cooking and enjoy a meal at one of the local pubs in Hawkshead (1.5 miles).

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath, basin and WC
  • Smart TV, DVD, and CD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, fridge, washer/dryer, microwave, and toasted sandwich maker
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Balcony with stunning views
  • Bike storage
  • Off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop and pubs 1.5 miles away

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by William 14th March 2020

Tucked away on a no-through lane this is a perfect base, especially for walkers. Warm, comfortable and incredibly peaceful.

Reviewed by Cheryl 7th March 2020

Lovely arrival , gift bag and information left was ideal . Location was perfect and quiet and the flat was cozy and welcoming. Had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend, cant wait to return!!!!

Reviewed by Stephen 11th January 2020

Fantastic break away, I think if you love that area anyway its a perfect little hidden hole.

Reviewed by Wendy 2nd November 2019

If you want a modern all singing all dancing place this maybe isnt for you! If you want warmth, comfort, peace and quiet with a lovely view (plus balcony for good weather) youll love it. Most people including us keep returning.

Reviewed by Kenneth 28th September 2019

lovely cottage in rural and pretty setting . Everything you need in there. Would go again .

Reviewed by Matilda 24th August 2019

Perfect cottage for a first visit to the lakes. Comfortable and we'll equipped inside. Excellent central location for the main sites.

Reviewed by Stephen 27th July 2019

Charming flat just the right size for two. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. If like us you want peace and quiet, then this really is the place to go, will definitely make a return visit.

Reviewed by Lynn 13th July 2019

Cosy, comfortable cottage, in an excellent location - quiet, beautiful surroundings and wonderful walks right from the door. Conveniently close to Hawkshead for shopping or eating out.

Reviewed by Anthony 22nd June 2019

Best cottage we have ever had a holiday in great ,thank you

Reviewed by Jill 23rd March 2019

Quiet, secluded spot with lovely views from the lounge and bedroom windows. The beautiful Tarn Hows is just 10-15 minutes' walk away from the doorstep. A very comfortable place to stay in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Ian 9th February 2019

The location of the cottage was fantastic. We could easily walk to Tarn Hows from the door. The view from the flat is amazing. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Avril 29th December 2018

Chanctonbury is a delightful home from home, we always enjoy our visits, it is so tranquil and peaceful with walks and bike rides straight from the door. Well equipped for all our needs.

Reviewed by Andrew 1st September 2018

The Cottage was perfect. We have been here a number of times and it's great value for money if your looking for a cottage that sleeps 2, it has everything that you could want and the location is perfect.

Reviewed by Avril 21st July 2018

We always enjoy our time at Chanctonbury, a true escape from it all, peace and tranquility in a lovely rural setting, it's a home from home

Reviewed by Pat 7th July 2018

Lovely cosy flat with amazing balcony. Traditionally and comfortably furnished in a peaceful spot within easy walking distance of Tarn Hows, Hawkshead with plenty of other walks from the door. Have stayed here many times.

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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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