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Hawkshead Hall

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 5
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
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

  • Handsome Victorian property with south facing views over the stunning Esthwaite Valley
  • Family friendly with large gardens providing space for play and exploration
  • Spacious accommodation sleeping eight guests in a variety of bedrooms
  • Plenty of off road parking
  • Open fires with fuel supplied
  • Ideally situated for touring the Lake District
  • Located only a short walk from the beautiful village of Hawkshead, with pubs and a great selection of shops and tearooms
  • Short walk to Beatrix Potter Gallery and other top Lakeland-based attractions
Property code: LLH03

Beautiful period property situated in the popular village of Hawkshead, a few minutes’ drive from Esthwaite Water and just five miles from Lake Windermere.

Located in the popular village of Hawkshead, this impressive four-bedroom Victorian home is a spacious hideaway for family and friends celebrating a special occasion or holiday. Welcoming up to eight guests and three canine companions, it boasts large gardens for play and exploration, with south facing views over the Esthwaite Valley. Just 5.5 miles from Lake Windermere, the property is also within walking distance of a shop, pubs and a restaurant, making this a super base for a restful break.

With its period features and elegant accommodation, this beautiful property is both homely and welcoming. At its heart is a stylish lounge with comfortable leather sofas, where your guests will be happy to unwind and relax while the open fire crackles away. The shaker-style kitchen with traditional Aga and slate floor, will appeal to the keen cooks in the family, making this a sociable space throughout the day. The dining room also features a working fire, which adds to its cosiness during family meals. Each of the bedrooms has a true country feel, decorated in neutral tones to aid a restful night. Three are to be found on the first floor, while a twin room is on the second. Stepping outside, the children and dogs can roam freely in the garden while you take a seat on the patio to enjoy a drink at the end of the day.

Stroll along Hawkshead’s cobbled streets before visiting the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which is home to many of the author’s original illustrations. Adventurers will love trying out the water sports on offer at Coniston Water (4.5 miles), while those who prefer to stay on dry land will find plenty of walking and cycling routes nearby. Take in the beauty of Lake Windermere (5.5 miles) by hopping on one of its pleasure cruises.

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

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 2 twins
  • 3 en-suite shower rooms with WC, 1 bathroom with bath and WC
  • TV, DVD, hi-fi, additional TV in the second-floor bedroom
  • Aga, hob, washing machine, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and wine fridge
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Open fires with fuel supplied
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shop, pubs, and restaurant all within walking distance
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Ample off-road parking

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Denise 15th February 2020

Excellent location and great for a large family or two families. Very warm house. Lots of nice walks from the village and excellent places to eat.

Reviewed by Kirsty 30th January 2020

Hawkeshead Hall is beautiful home from home . The walks from The house and the distance to the village with the variety of pubs and shops is fantastic.

Reviewed by Helen 6th December 2019

This is the third time we have booked Hawkshead Hall and it is perfect for our family of 3 generations plus my daughters dog. The location is perfect for walking into the village of Hawkshead. We all love the space and of course the roaring fires, which makes the property very cosy and snug.

Reviewed by Carol 8th November 2019

Excellent location.Really comfortable and spacious.Very dog friendly.Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Rebecca 5th October 2019

Our fourth visit.Hawkshead Hall is a beautiful place in a fantastic location.Ideal for a large group holiday.

Reviewed by Jill 3rd August 2019

A great house for family time . Great kitchen for sociable cooking and meals - aga means house is warm and cosy if you return wet after a day on the fells. The en suite facilities are really good and should be featured in the photos of the property. Lastly the garden is great for children and enjoying the sunshine.

Reviewed by Gina 6th July 2019

The cottage is in a great location and is very spacious for 8 people and dogs. It is great to have all bedrooms en suite and they are all a good size. Lovely garden to sit in, and overall the cottage is great.

Reviewed by Sonya 22nd June 2019

Comfortable house positioned on the edge of a beautiful village. Lots of good dog walks from the cottage and only 4 miles from Coniston Lake which is lovely.

Reviewed by Ron 13th June 2019

The cottage is ideally located for the lake district and is a very short walk, off road, to Hawkshead. The bedrooms are large and ideal for 2 families with 2 adults and 2 children each or 8 adults. There is plenty space both indoors and outdoors and the gardens can be secured to keep dogs secure. Overall, the accommodation is charming, spacious andRead more very peaceful with plenty of local good quality restaurants and pubs. Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm 11th May 2019

Great location, spacious and lots of character.

Reviewed by Alison 4th May 2019

The property was in an excellent location for exploring the Lake District and some great walking from the door. The accommodation good for a larger group/family holiday as plenty of bathrooms and large kitchen, dining and sitting rooms. Beds were very comfy as were sofas in the living room.

Reviewed by Simon 7th April 2019

We had a great stay in Hawshead Hall and hope to be back. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the property. Very comfortable and spacious, fabulous kitchen and living space; an ideal location to explore walking and biking in the Lake District.

Reviewed by Ann 8th February 2019

Lovely roomy property with lots of character and great views in convenient location.

Reviewed by Kirsty 1st February 2019

Fantastic cottage , loved it really comfortable all rooms were spacious Would love to stay again.

Reviewed by Paula 5th January 2019

An old family house with all home comforts, really well equipped kitchen. Surrounding countryside is full of interesting walks. Hawkshead village has everything in terms of supplies and 4 pubs.

Reviewed by Nicholas 22nd December 2018

The Hall was ideal for a Christmas lunch for 11, including both carnivores and vegans, showing the capacity of the Aga and the supporting oven and the scale of provision of trays, pots and crockery. It was also a delight that Lakeland had put up a tree.

Reviewed by Helen 30th November 2018

A lovely family home, which feels very comfortable and lived in. Its ideal for larger groups of different generations. Its well equipped and close to the village of Hawkshead.

Reviewed by Lynn 22nd November 2018

Large comfortable well equipped house , very cosy and specious,its our sixth stay in this house , we have a family catch up in November every year as we live all over country and Hawkeshead Hall caters for all our needs .

Reviewed by Linda 3rd November 2018

The cottage was lovely, it was very spacious and felt very homely, perfect for my husband and I, our three children and their partners, and their dogs Jax, Rupert and Juno Ideal location for walks / to and around Hawkshead Very warm feel about the house and so cozy

Reviewed by Mahendra 22nd September 2018

Ideal place to have a celebration for special family occasion and a good location for visiting lakes and enjoying walks and evening drinks/dining within walking distance.

Reviewed by Adriana 7th July 2018

Absolutely fantastic house, everything you could want in a perfect perfect loxation

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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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