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The spacious twin bedroom with windowseat with views towards Hawkshead
The bathroom with separate shower and bath
The pretty porch is perfect for coats and muddy boots
The cottage is set on a quiet lane just outside the village
Woodland garden
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Keen Ground Cottage

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional cottage with period features in a quiet, rural location
  • Walking distance to Hawkshead village with its shops, cafes and pubs
  • Large patio and woodland garden to enjoy the summer evenings
Property code: LLH35

Pretty, traditional cottage enjoying a tranquil countryside location, and yet still within walking distance to pubs and shops in the village of Hawkshead.

Packed with traditional features and old-world charm, this fantastic cottage is situated on a quiet lane on the edge of the village of Hawkshead. Enjoying a peaceful, rural location, it also offers easy access to many scenic walks and trails in the surrounding area. Sleeping up to four people and their two dogs, it’s a memorable retreat for a couple or for a family break.

This pretty property has retained many period features which, combined with sumptuous furnishings, makes for a welcoming home. The cosy lounge is a haven for relaxation, with a warming wood burner and comfortable sofas to curl up on after a busy day of exploring the Lakes. The contemporary kitchen/diner provides a stylish space to put your cooking skills into action, while the wood table is a super spot for everyone to enjoy a meal and discuss the next day’s activities. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in the two inviting bedrooms, before waking up to those gorgeous views from the window. The property has an unusual woodland garden with slate paths meandering between the trees. Unwind with a glass of wine on the large patio area and take in those views, while the children and dogs play to their hearts’ content.

Shops, pubs and a restaurant are all within walking distance of the property, adding to its convenience. Lake Windermere (5 miles) has something to suit every mood, with some great walks as well as many boat trips which come and go throughout the day. While there, follow the footpath which leads to Claife Heights, a purpose-built vantage point which looks over the lake. For something the whole family will enjoy, Grizedale Forest (3.5 miles) offers woodland walks, sculpture trails and even Segway riding.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC
  • TV and DVD
  • Wood burner with fuel supplied
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine.
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Walking distance to shops, pubs, and restaurant
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 10th July 2021

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Reviewed by Rachel 3rd July 2021

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Beautifully located cottage, just a short 10/15 minute walk from the village of Hawkshead in a very peaceful setting. Lovely garden to relax in and very comfortable cottage. Shower on the small side so used the bath lots.

Reviewed by Andy 26th June 2021

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Cottage was lovely and comfortable. Location was great if you wanted to be away from the crowds but close enough to walk into Hawkshead 10 minutes walk and access walks direct from the cottage.

Reviewed by Tracy 12th June 2021

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Reviewed by Wayne 5th June 2021

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The cottage was everything we expected,great location and only a short walk to the village however the carpets and rug in the living room looked as though they had not been hoovered in a while,there was visible pet hairs from previous guests also there was a hat left by previous guests which we found behind a cushion so obviously this chair had notRead more been cleaned before our visit.Also there was a tray in the oven with grease on it ,in these present times we thought this unacceptable. Hide

Reviewed by Adrian 29th May 2021

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Amazing location for a break away from the crowds.

Reviewed by Robert 15th May 2021

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Keen Ground Cottage sits in a quiet and beautiful location and is perfect for a peaceful and restful holiday. We have been visiting this very cosy cottage over many years and would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Karen 24th April 2021

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This is a lovely cottage, within close walking distance to Hawkshead.

Reviewed by Kay 17th April 2021

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The cottage is one of our favourites, we have been there twice now and would definitely go again. Its in a great location, within easy walking distance of Hawkshead, but also away from the main roads, so the only sounds are birds singing. The cottage is pretty and comfortable and well equipped.

Reviewed by Rachael 12th April 2021

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A great cottage, cosy and clean, and very well equipped. Really well thought out. Superb location. Will definitely be coming back again.

Reviewed by Lucy 24th October 2020

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Reviewed by Dan 17th October 2020

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Cosy cottage, well appointed and in excellent location. Comfortable for a family of 4, close to the village and easy to get around the beautiful Lake district. Lovely fire, but the cottage is warm if you don't want to use it.

Reviewed by Robert 10th October 2020

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Keen Ground Cottage sits in a beautiful location only 10 minutes walk from Hawkshead Village. The cottage is small and cosy, perfect for a peaceful getaway in the magnificent Lake District. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Louise 3rd October 2020

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Cottage is well equipped with everything you would need. Lovely log burner fire with plenty of logs outside. Lovely patio seating area. Short walk to the village over the two fields

Reviewed by Tracey 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Neal 12th September 2020

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Great cottage and location. Loads of walks locally and toward Ambleside and Grasmere. Warm and cosy, 4 adults might be a bit of a squeeze.

Reviewed by Kay 15th August 2020

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Lovely, cosy cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Bridget 8th August 2020

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Comfortable cottage in wonderful location. Lots of walks on your doorstep. Easy 10 min walk to Hawkshead village across fields for pubs, cafes and local co-op. Very quiet location, although would depend on neighbours as is a larger rental property.

Reviewed by Glynis 14th March 2020

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This cottage was perfect for our needs - a great location close to Hawkshead and its amenities and great walks for the dogs from the door. Sadly way too expensive going forward to book again.

Reviewed by Kerry 21st December 2019

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Little gem of a cottage brilliant location everything you needed will definitely return

Reviewed by Antony 1st December 2019

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The cottage was in a good location , very comfortable , ample parking space , good nights sleep on a very comfortable bed , and all only ten minute stroll into Hawkshead, we will be returning in the summer

Reviewed by Sandra 23rd November 2019

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This is the third time we have stayed at this cottage , we love it , lovely surroundings , peaceful and just a short walk into Hawkshead. We would recommend it with no problem.

Reviewed by Dee 26th October 2019

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Reviewed by Lucy 19th October 2019

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A very cosy, warm and sweet cottage in a fantastic location. It is small but for a family of four for a week it was perfect.

Reviewed by Alastair 12th October 2019

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The cottage is in a secluded location but is an end terrace linked with another holiday let so you hope that your neighbours are as quiet and respectful as you are. The kitchen is well appointed with evrything that you would need. The lounge is wonderfully cosy and warm and we did enjoy evenings in by the wood burning stove. Hawkshead is only a minRead moreute or so away by car (car parking a hefty 4) and Ambleside 10 minutes away. Hide

Reviewed by James 5th October 2019

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Reviewed by Louise 28th September 2019

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Reviewed by Paul 21st September 2019

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Our fifth visit to this cottage. The latest refurbishment has made it much brighter and is a welcome improvement. What hasn't changed is the cosy ambience and wonderful location!

Reviewed by Neal 7th September 2019

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Reviewed by Eleanor 24th August 2019

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This is the second time we stayed in Keen Ground Cottage and once again, it was an absolutely ideal holiday cottage! It's cozy, clean, and comfortable and the location nestled in the hills just outside Hawkshead is perfect. The short walk into the village (either along the road or across the nearby hills) means it's really easy to eat out at the loRead morecal pubs without having to worry about driving or getting a taxi. The dishwasher and washing machine are especially useful. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 10th August 2019

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Reviewed by Geoff ' 27th July 2019

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Lots of good things about this cottage. It is in a very good quiet location not far from Hawkeshead village. It is clean and reasonably comfortable and is fairly well equipped although furnishings (tired) and kitchen equipment are quite basic. The shower cubicle is very small. In such a small space I think it would be better for the owners to just Read morehave a normal sized shower unit in the bathroom rather than trying to fit both a shower and s bath. Overall good basic cottage. Hide

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The spacious twin bedroom with windowseat with views towards Hawkshead
The bathroom with separate shower and bath
The pretty porch is perfect for coats and muddy boots
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Location

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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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