View towards the large Victorian house
Shaker style kitchen with aga
Dining area
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom situated in the eaves
Lawned gardens
View towards the house
Far reaching views from the house
Plenty of pubs to chose from, a short stroll away
Plenty of pubs to chose from, a short stroll away
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2 / 14  Lounge
3 / 14  Shaker style kitchen with aga
4 / 14  Dining area
5 / 14  Lounge
6 / 14  Bedroom
7 / 14  Bedroom
8 / 14  Twin bedroom
9 / 14  Twin bedroom situated in the eaves
10 / 14  Lawned gardens
11 / 14  View towards the house
12 / 14  Far reaching views from the house
13 / 14  Plenty of pubs to chose from, a short stroll away
14 / 14  Plenty of pubs to chose from, a short stroll away

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.

This elegant property, which enjoys glorious views of the Vale of Esthwaite, is just a short walk from Hawkshead, one of the prettiest villages in the Lake District. Perfectly positioned between both Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, Hawkshead has a choice of tea rooms, gift shops and pubs to check out, as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery. The beauty spot of Esthwaite Water, great for fishing, is also close by, and its beauty even influenced the works of Wordsworth. Within easy reach are plenty of other places for days out, including Grasmere, Ambleside, Coniston, Langdale and Grizedale, while Windermere and Bowness lie just a short ferry ride away.

On entering this splendid Victorian house, you will find the spacious and inviting living room with comfortable seating focused around the grand fireplace. The beautiful high ceilings and bay window add real elegance to this room, where you can relax with the TV and iPod dock. Across the hallway is the stylish and bright kitchen which has everything you may need during your stay including an Aga, double halogen hob, combi microwave oven, large fridge and freezer, plus a wine fridge and dishwasher. The kitchen adjoins the traditional dining room which is perfect for special family meals. The open fire makes the room cosy and welcoming, and in summer guests can open the door which leads out to the patio. There is a downstairs WC/cloakroom with a washing machine and plenty of space for coats and boots. Going upstairs to the first floor you will find two elegant double bedrooms and a pretty twin bedroom each offers a modern en-suite shower room with WC. Another flight of stairs leads to the second floor, where you will find a large twin bedroom in the roof of the house, with sloping ceilings and a TV; across the landing is a bathroom with WC.

Stepping outside you will find yourself in the large south-facing garden, complete with patio, garden chairs and picnic table - an ideal place to eat al fresco or to simply unwind at the end of the day. There is plenty of space for children to explore and play on the lawn. There is ample off-road parking and secure bike storage.

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 21 guest ratings

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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 B Haley 1st March 2017

Plenty of room comfortable and full of charectar situated well within all major towns and villages very enjoyable

Reviewed by B Ross 1st March 2017

The whole family enjoyed their stay at Hawkshead Hall. Plenty of room for daughters, husbands and grandsons. Had a lovely stay. A very warm and comfortable house.

Reviewed by N Green 1st January 2017

Hawkeshead Hall is well located being 5 mins walk away from Hawkeshead and accessible by road to Ambleside and right by the Tarn Hows footpath. The house feels more like a family home than a holiday let. Each of the three first floor bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms complete with a power shower and lots of lovely hot water. The house was lovely Read moreand warm during our stay in chilly January. We stayed there with our two daughters & their husbands and our five month old Granddaughter who had previously managed to keep us all awake at night over Christmas when staying in our family home. Hawkeshead Hall is a lovely spacious & substantial home where we were all (with the exception of the baby's parents) managed to sleep in great comfort during our stay. I would highly recommend it for multi generational parties. Hide

Reviewed by C Farman 1st November 2016

Great facilities great position lovely warm and comfortable house. We had a ball.

Reviewed by C Hall 1st November 2016

Its the second time we have visited Hawkshead Hall and it was just as magical as the first. Beautiful cottage! Plenty of space for four couples or two large families.

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View towards the large Victorian house
Shaker style kitchen with aga
Dining area
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom situated in the eaves
Lawned gardens
View towards the house
Show 2 moreFar reaching views from the house


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