Far reaching views from the property
View towards the cottage
Rolling countryside
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Hillside - Hawkshead

Outgate and Tarn Hows, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
2 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Tucked away in quiet rural location in the hamlet of Knipe Fold
  • Restful atmosphere awaits at ground-floor apartment with pretty garden
  • Couples’ retreat for an utterly secluded and cosy escape
  • Close to Tarn Hows, Hawkshead and other Lakeland towns and villages
  • Views across the impressive Esthwaite Valley and Claife Heights
  • Generous storage spaces for coats, boots and room to clean muddy dogs
Property code: LLH50

Apartment situated on the ground floor of the owner’s home, enjoying a tranquil location in the stunning Esthwaite Valley, just four miles from Lake Windermere.

Tucked away in a peaceful, rural location in the hamlet of Knipe Fold, this ground-floor apartment is a restful couples’ retreat. With a pretty garden and impressive views across the Esthwaite Valley and Claife Heights, it is also a super choice if your loyal canine is coming along too. The local pub is 1 mile away and there are some fantastic walks on the doorstep, which should keep hikers and stick chasers happy for hours.

Situated on the ground floor of the owner’s home, this charming property offers a warm and homely welcome. Entering via the porch, which is a handy place to leave boots and wipe off muddy paws, you’ll arrive in the open-plan living space which boasts lovely countryside views. Take them in from the cosy sofa and armchair in the lounge, before warming up around the coal-effect gas fire with a film. The kitchen is to the rear of this room and is equipped with all you might need to rustle up a romantic meal for you both, which can be enjoyed at the dining table, which seats two. The peaceful bedroom, a twin, is simple in its design and will aid a restful night’s sleep. Revel in the seclusion and tranquillity of your surroundings in the beautiful garden, which is mainly set to lawn.

Follow the accessible circular walk at Tarn Hows (1 mile), which passes through beautiful countryside and takes in mountain views. Do some shopping and have a bite to eat in one of the pubs in Hawkshead (1.5 miles) and stop off at the Beatrix Potter Gallery. For a true Lakes experience, head to Lake Windermere (6.5 miles) where you can enjoy a cruise across the water or, if you’re feeling energetic, jump in a canoe or on a paddle board.

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

  • Accommodation on one level
  • One twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, microwave, and fridge
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Secure bike storageA
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shops and restaurant 1.5 miles
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Regret no washing machine

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 13th July 2019

The cottage is situated in a lovely quiet, remote spot with nice views over the fields. Its only 5 minutes drive from Hawkshead. The owner lives above and at the front of the cottage so one has to pass down his pathway at the side to gain access. The decor of the cottage is rather dated and the bedroom is very small with only twin beds. The electriRead morec shower is rather feeble but there is a nice bath and heated towel rail. It is comfortable enough and extremely quiet without any wow factor. Hide

Reviewed by Amelie 18th April 2019

Lovely place, super cosy, gorgeous views and excellent location, we will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Alastair 30th March 2019

Lovely location, cottage had everything we needed

Reviewed by Jingyi 4th August 2018

Lovely little cottage. Perfect for two, plus a little dog. Had everything we need. Friendly owner. Great location.

Reviewed by Sarah 7th July 2018

Lovely position and very comfortable

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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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