The lounge / diner
The spacious lounge
A great sociable space
Plenty of seating for all
Leading through to the kitchen
Plenty of space to create a family meal
The shaker style kitchen is well equipped
The stylish  bedroom with a king-size bed
Lovely views from the bedroom towards Claife Heights
A pretty, spacious twin bedroom
A light and airy bathroom
Local village
Local village
View towards the property
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2 / 14  The spacious lounge
3 / 14  A great sociable space
4 / 14  Plenty of seating for all
5 / 14  Leading through to the kitchen
6 / 14  Plenty of space to create a family meal
7 / 14  The shaker style kitchen is well equipped
8 / 14  The stylish bedroom with a king-size bed
9 / 14  Lovely views from the bedroom towards Claife Heights
10 / 14  A pretty, spacious twin bedroom
11 / 14  A light and airy bathroom
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14 / 14  View towards the property

Heron Cottage

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cottage accommodation sleeping four in popular Kings Yard within Hawkshead village
  • Walks direct from the doorstep
  • Short walking distance to local pubs, restaurants and shops
  • Attractive Lakeland views to Latterbarrow and beyond
  • Short drive to amazing Lake Windermere and Coniston Water
  • Ideal location for enjoying all that the Lake District has to offer
Property code: LLH60

Terraced cottage located in the Kings Yard area of Hawkshead village, a short stroll through pretty, cobbled streets to the local pubs.

This charming terraced cottage is situated in the popular Kings Yard area of Hawkshead village and offers a superb base for couples or small families holidaying with two canine companions. Located within walking distance of shops, pubs and a restaurant, it can comfortably sleep four people across two bedrooms. With scenic walks on the doorstep and major attractions such as Lake Windermere within a few miles, there’s something here for everyone.

Traditional features merge with contemporary design touches to create a real home-from-home for your holiday. The open-plan living area is at the heart of things, with comfortable sofas for curling up on after a day of sightseeing while the hounds enjoy a snooze in front of the coal-effect electric fire. The dining area and shaker-style kitchen are both bright and airy and equipped with all you might need if you’re in the mood to cook. Upstairs, guests waking up in the lovely master bedroom will be treated to spectacular views across to Claife Heights, while the cosy twin room has an inviting and snuggly feel. The enclosed patio area to the front of the property offers some safe outdoor space for the canines, while you all sit back with a drink and some nibbles.

Meander around the shops in Hawkshead, before stopping off at the Beatrix Potter Gallery, where you can view some of her early illustrations. Lake Windermere (5 miles) and Coniston Water (5 miles) both offer cycle routes, hikes and boat trips, as well as the opportunity to try various water sports. Explore the mock-Gothic towers and turrets of Wray Castle (3 miles) which overlooks Windermere. For those looking for a more challenging hike, head for the rugged and majestic Langdales, 8.5 miles away.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: a double and a twin (can be a king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • TV/DVD, and CD player
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Walking distance to pubs, shops, and restaurant

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 10th December 2019

We have enjoyed staying at Heron Cottage for a number of years. The location to the village centre is ideal and it's one of the few cottages which allow parking outside. There is a little road noise at times but tolerable. The cottage is very warm and has a homely feel. We found it very clean and presentable. We arrived after a very wet December joRead moreurney to be greeted by a lovely decorated Christmas Tree and a welcoming christmas card. We will definitely stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Liz 25th November 2019

A great cottage in a great location. The property was clean, warm and very well equipped. A lovely welcome pack was left for us which was a great touch.

Reviewed by Andy 9th November 2019

Lovely clean cottage, the welcome pack was a lovely touch, we would definitely come back again.

Reviewed by Cam 2nd November 2019

This is a lovely little cottage which we found to be very warm and cosy with all the equipment provided for a very enjoyable week's stay and easy parking for our car. It is very close to the village centre being just a few minutes stroll to pubs and cafes and with fell walks starting from the front door. The only down side is that the main road is Read morevery close and is rather noisy at times. Hide

Reviewed by Mary 19th October 2019

We had a lovely week in Heron Cottage. The location was fantastic and the cottage was cosy, warm and had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Linda 16th September 2019

Perfect location for us and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Shaun 31st August 2019

I have 2 jack russell they loved the cottage ideal back yard garden for them the cottage interior very nice and modern clean and spacious would definitely recommend .

Reviewed by Victoria 24th August 2019

Lovely cottage great in town location. Newly refurbished it seems. Bit tricky to get in and out of village - narrow roads takes time. Cottage in village support team were excellent/helpful easy to locate. Would come back and recommended! Thank you.

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The lounge / diner
The spacious lounge
A great sociable space
Plenty of seating for all
Leading through to the kitchen
Plenty of space to create a family meal
The shaker style kitchen is well equipped
The stylish  bedroom with a king-size bed
Lovely views from the bedroom towards Claife Heights
A pretty, spacious twin bedroom
A light and airy bathroom
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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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