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The dining area and a comfy sofa to relax and enjoy the views
Enjoy breakfast with stunning views
Sit back and relax
Watch the birds from the comfort of the lounge
Patio doors open out onto the garden
Beautiful garden and views
Plan your days adventures outside in the garden
The comfy lounge
Log burner for those chillier evenings
Lounge with doors that open on to the patio
Plenty of seating for all
The lounge leading through to the kitchen
A great, spacious kitchen
Cook your favourite meal in the well-equipped kitchen
Enjoy the views whilst preparing your meal
Plenty of space in the kitchen
The master bedroom
Wake up to the view
Master bedroom en-suite shower room
The second bedroom
A relaxing space
Family bathroom with shower over bath
Stunning views from the cottage and the garden
Explore the mature garden
The tranquil Lake District garden
Plenty of space for two cars in the driveway
Front view of the cottage
Enclosed mature garden, great for dogs
Close to Esthwaite Water
You could practice your skimming on the still Esthwaite Water nearby
1 / 30  The dining area and a comfy sofa to relax and enjoy the views
2 / 30  Enjoy breakfast with stunning views
3 / 30  Sit back and relax
4 / 30  Watch the birds from the comfort of the lounge
5 / 30  Patio doors open out onto the garden
6 / 30  Beautiful garden and views
7 / 30  Plan your days adventures outside in the garden
8 / 30  The comfy lounge
9 / 30  Log burner for those chillier evenings
10 / 30  Lounge with doors that open on to the patio
11 / 30  Plenty of seating for all
12 / 30  The lounge leading through to the kitchen
13 / 30  A great, spacious kitchen
14 / 30  Cook your favourite meal in the well-equipped kitchen
15 / 30  Enjoy the views whilst preparing your meal
16 / 30  Plenty of space in the kitchen
17 / 30  The master bedroom
18 / 30  Wake up to the view
19 / 30  Master bedroom en-suite shower room
20 / 30  The second bedroom
21 / 30  A relaxing space
22 / 30  Family bathroom with shower over bath
23 / 30  Stunning views from the cottage and the garden
24 / 30  Explore the mature garden
25 / 30  The tranquil Lake District garden
26 / 30  Plenty of space for two cars in the driveway
27 / 30  Front view of the cottage
28 / 30  Enclosed mature garden, great for dogs
29 / 30  Close to Esthwaite Water
30 / 30  You could practice your skimming on the still Esthwaite Water nearby

High Cross

Hawkshead, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Sunny detached cottage on the edge of Esthwaite Water
  • Peaceful panoramic views across the lake to Fells from the elevated patio
  • Central position between Coniston Water and Windermere from which to explore the lakes
  • Private landscaped gardens and designated parking
  • Located just a short trip to Beatrix Potter’s house, Hill Top
  • Visit Grizedale Forest for mountain biking, Go Ape and segway hire
Property code: 74245

With the tranquil water as a backdrop, cast off your shoes and take in the views of this glorious rural location, being within walking distance of Hawkshead, this cottage sits in a perfect position.

Windermere, just a short drive from the property is a great place to enjoy browsing the shops and perhaps stocking up on picnic supplies before hiring a boat on the water or hop on board one of the leisure cruises which run up and down Windermere at a relaxing pace. Coniston, only a short drive away is known for its rich history and the interesting Ruskin Museum which takes visitors on a journey through the village’s past. A little closer to your retreat you can enjoy family attractions or outdoor pursuits at the famous home of Beatrix Potter, or at the forest at Grizedale, which makes the location entertaining for couples and families alike.

This beautifully presented, contemporary, 1930s property is approached up a private access drive with its own parking. Around to the front door you enter the porch with a bench and place to leave coats and muddy boots. The porch leads into the well-equipped kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. A washing machine and tumble dryer are found in a separate utility room, perfect for outdoor gear after cycling or walking in the Fells. The lounge area has a sofa and chairs, a wood burner, and a Smart TV , perfect for relaxing at any time of the year. Walk through into the stunning sun room with its panoramic views across Esthwaite water. The feature wall length windows make the most of the sunlight whatever the time of year and provides a warm and light space, you can recline on the cosy sofa, read, draw or soak up the views while dining together. The master bedroom has a super-king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as a twin on request) and has an en-suite shower room and WC, and the second bedroom is a double. Completing the accommodation is the bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Outside the property is a large elevated terrace, with garden furniture and steps down into a large enclosed garden with panoramic views over Esthwaite Water. There is off-road parking for two cars.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request) and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub, restaurant and shops within walking distance
  • Smart TV with Freeview

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine 29th February 2020

A very lovely cottage with superb views. The garden is colourful and very well tended there is also an abundance of birds to watch and other wild life. We found it to be extremely clean and tidy with lots of lovely touches that made it feel quite personal rather than just another bland holiday cottage. Thumbs up to the owner. Dog enjoyed the gardenRead more though not so fond of the squirrels! Hide

Reviewed by Peta 15th February 2020

High Cross is an extremely comfortable and cosy cottage.

Reviewed by Jane 8th February 2020

Well equipped house with stunning views in a very quiet situation. Wonderful birds visiting daily and very entertaining squirrels a good place to charge the human battery.

Reviewed by Dessie 25th January 2020

On arrival the owner very kindly left us a welcome bag with tea, biscuits chocolate & fresh milk. We stayed in High Cross cottage for a week and we had a wonderful time despite the wet weather. Our two little pugs enjoyed it too. They loved running around and playing in the fully enclosed back garden. High Cross is a beautiful cottage in a picturesRead moreque location with stunning views of the lake, hills and beyond. We liked it so much we wanted to return in March but unfortunately is fully booked. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 22nd November 2019

High Cross is a delightful cottage in a superb location overlooking Esthwaite water. The cottage is very spacious and warm for a two bedrooms property. Close to Hawkshead without being in the village itself and has ample parking. The garden is also a lovely area with lots of garden birds. It is one if the best cottages we have stayed in and we woulRead mored recommend it without hesitation to anyone thinking of staying there. Hide

Reviewed by Keith 9th November 2019

Lovely cottage; probably our favourite of all in which we've stayed. Excellent location, close enough to shops & pubs but private and quiet. Our dog loved the enclosed garden and zipped around it joyfully. Excellent facilities and equipment, including very good wi-fi and Netflix access via the TV. Stunning views from the cottage across the lake andRead more to the hills beyond. Would come again without hesitation. Hide

Reviewed by Lorraine 11th October 2019

Excellent position,well equipped and comfortable. No DVD player. Good WiFi. Lots to do within easy reachwalking, sightseeing, outdoor and indoors activity .

Reviewed by Moyra 4th October 2019

A really lovely cottage with the most beautiful views over Esthwaite water. This charming cottage is well equipped with everything you could possibly need, and was spotlessly clean. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Susan 27th September 2019

The views could not be improved upon. Sitting on a very comfortable sofa or out on the patio overlooking the lovely garden with a book &/or binnoculars (provided by the owner) watching wildlife was so relaxing. In the evening just take a short walk (10 minutes max) to Hawkshead for dinner & drinks, or eat in and take advantage of the large TV and NRead moreetflix. Anyone with a dog should appreciate the enclosed garden & walks from the door (Grizedale Forest & Esthwaite Water) without using the car. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 28th June 2019

A lovely home from home. Hats off to the owners for making it so special.

Reviewed by Gerry 21st June 2019

Ideal location just being a ten minute walk to beautiful hawkshead. ..and so many sights to see within 5 miles or so whether walking, taking local buses or if your lazy the car The cottage was brilliant with superb views to the lake and beyond

Reviewed by Marie 24th May 2019

So glad that we found such a wonderful place to stay. We travel extensively around the world and this is by far one of the best places we have stayed. The views are outstanding. It was a joy each day to be there. Very clean and comfortable. Having well stocked bird feeders meant that there was always a happy vibe going on in the garden too. We willRead more certainly look forward to planning another stay. Hide

Reviewed by Robin 7th May 2019

Location and views were stunning. The house was warm and dry and was generally very well equipped. We had a good time.

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The dining area and a comfy sofa to relax and enjoy the views
Enjoy breakfast with stunning views
Sit back and relax
Watch the birds from the comfort of the lounge
Patio doors open out onto the garden
Beautiful garden and views
Plan your days adventures outside in the garden
The comfy lounge
Log burner for those chillier evenings
Lounge with doors that open on to the patio
Plenty of seating for all
Show 18 moreThe lounge leading through to the kitchen

Location

Map
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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