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View towards the property
The perfect place to relax at the end of the day
The cosy lounge has large woodburner and beams
A pretty kitchen at the rear of the cottage with stable door
The pretty porch is perfect for coats and muddy boots
The perfect place to plan the next day's adventures
There are lots of personal touches in this much-loved cottage
The romantic double with Laura Ashley soft furnishings
View from the bedroom
The spacious twin bedroom with windowseat with views towards Hawkshead
The bathroom with separate shower and bath
Woodland garden
Garden
Patio area with stunning views
The cottage is set on a quiet lane just outside the village
1 / 15  View towards the property
2 / 15  The perfect place to relax at the end of the day
3 / 15  The cosy lounge has large woodburner and beams
4 / 15  A pretty kitchen at the rear of the cottage with stable door
5 / 15  The pretty porch is perfect for coats and muddy boots
6 / 15  The perfect place to plan the next day's adventures
7 / 15  There are lots of personal touches in this much-loved cottage
8 / 15  The romantic double with Laura Ashley soft furnishings
9 / 15  View from the bedroom
10 / 15  The spacious twin bedroom with windowseat with views towards Hawkshead
11 / 15  The bathroom with separate shower and bath
12 / 15  Woodland garden
13 / 15  Garden
14 / 15  Patio area with stunning views
15 / 15  The cottage is set on a quiet lane just outside the village

Keen Ground Cottage

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
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

  • Traditional cottage with period features
  • Quiet rural location
  • Walking distance to village facilities
  • Large patio and woodland garden
  • Close to Lake Windermere and Coniston Water
  • National Trust properties close by
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.

This is a traditional Lakeland cottage, charmingly located down a little lane and only a very short walk from Hawkshead, and offers a secluded base for exploring this stunning area. Ideally situated between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, Hawkshead is a thriving village, offering a selection of tea rooms, pubs and gift shops, and is home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery. Close by is Esthwaite Water, a fantastic fishing lake which also inspired Wordsworth. Coniston, Grizedale, Langdale, Grasmere and Ambleside are all within easy reach, and the busy centres of Windermere and Bowness are a short ferry ride away. With breath-taking scenery and activities for the whole family, this idyllic spot guarantees a memorable holiday.

On entering this lovely cottagevia the pretty porch you will find yourself in the warm and welcoming lounge, with its charming beamed ceiling, and cosy wood burner set in a traditional fireplace. Here you can also enjoy the TV with DVD. Beyond the lounge, you will find the stylish kitchen/diner, again with a beamed ceiling, and equipped with everything you may need including an electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. The dining area is ideally situated and there are stable doors leading to the back of the cottage. Heading upstairs you will find two comfy bedrooms: a pretty  king-size bedroom and a cosy twin bedroom. The twin room has a window seat where guests can enjoy the views toward the church across the rolling fields.The bathroom is complete with bath, separate shower and WC. There is a useful drying cupboard on the landing for wet coats and walking gear.

Stepping outside, you can relax on the large furnished south-facing patio, enjoy alfresco dining and soak up the tranquillity of this beautiful location. Beyond the patio, you will find the delightful woodland garden, complete with two unique tree stump chairs. Off-road parking is available for two cars.

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

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.9
Overall equipment
4.6
Overall comfort
4.8
Overall location
4.9

Reviewed by Andy 20th July 2019

Fantastic cottage, great location. We loved staying at Keen ground and would definitely return.

Reviewed by Mark 6th July 2019

A very cosy, well equipped cottage that is well placed to many places of interest.

Reviewed by Christopher 29th June 2019

Nice cottage in good peaceful location nice 10 min stroll into Hawkshead

Reviewed by Robert 11th May 2019

Once again we've enjoyed another wonderful stay at this lovely cottage. Set in beautiful quite surroundings with only a short walk to the village makes it the perfect location. The staff at Hideaways couldn't be more efficient, friendly and helpful to make your stay a trouble free and happy experience. The cottage was spotless on arrival and the weRead morelcome pack with tasty goodies, tea and coffee makes you feel very welcome as soon as you arrive. All in all, first class. Hide

Reviewed by Ludger 13th April 2019

A perfect location for a perfect holiday. Great for walking (not only the dog :), close to picturesque Hawkshead, milk delivered to your doorstep - everything we dreamt of when we decided to come to Britain for a holiday in the Lakes.

Reviewed by Katherine 6th April 2019

Fantastic spot an a really special little cottage. The porch is great to store clobber and keep it out of the living space. We felt instantly relaxed and I've already recommended this cottage to a friend!

Reviewed by M 23rd March 2019

We found the cottage to be very well appointed. It is so cosy, very warm without the need for the log fire to be on every night! The location is also brilliant, having a footpath nearby for easy access to Hawkshead and other walks. The outside area is great for sitting and enjoying the splendid views, perhaps with a glass of wine?!

Reviewed by Maxine 13th October 2018

Great cottage Brilliant position Very private but walking distance over fields to Hawkshead

Reviewed by Kevin 22nd September 2018

Lovely little cottage. Cosy and well equipped. Beds and bedding great quality and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Michael 8th September 2018

a proper cottage lovely and cozy

Reviewed by Eleanor 25th August 2018

Amazing! The cottage was comfortable, clean and cozy. The views across the fields (including sheep wandering around) were lovely. Really convenient appliances such as a dishwasher and washing machine, with thoughtful touches such as leaving us with a welcome bag of coffee, biscuits etc. We didn't want to leave! Thank you for a fantastic holiday, weRead more will definitely be returning! Hide

Reviewed by C 18th August 2018

Well equipped cottage in peaceful surrounds. Just a short walk by road or over field to Hawkshead village. One of the prettiest villages in the Lakes.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 11th August 2018

A lovely cottage dating in parts from the 1600s, in a quiet location overlooking countryside, but only a few minutes walk over the field into Hawkshead. Very dog friendly. Useful folder of information from the owners and plenty of nearby places to visit on foot or a short drive away

Reviewed by P Jonker 1st February 2017

Have stayed in this cottage several times before and have next stay already booked. Excellent location, clean and log burner

Reviewed by P Jonker 1st November 2016

Have stayed in this cottage before. Excellent location, very quiet and peaceful yet only easy 10 minute walk from village. Would recommend. Comfortable and clean with wood burner a nice homely addition. Parking for two cars also a plus point.

Reviewed by K Caithness 1st October 2016

We had a great week in this lovely cottage. The location being so close to the village meant that the cottage still kept a feeling of being remote, quiet and peaceful and yet within a couple of minutes we could be in Hawkshead for the shops, cafes and pubs.

Reviewed by E Lowe 1st August 2016

Perfect location, so tranquil we have already booked for New year, cottage has everything we need and dog seems to enjoy himself too!! It's our favourite place to stay in lakes by far.

Reviewed by I Young 1st July 2016

We found Keen Ground Cottage to be an excellent base for our daily walks. Cozy and comfortable and ideally located barely 8 minutes walk from the village.

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View towards the property
The perfect place to relax at the end of the day
The cosy lounge has large woodburner and beams
A pretty kitchen at the rear of the cottage with stable door
The pretty porch is perfect for coats and muddy boots
The perfect place to plan the next day's adventures
There are lots of personal touches in this much-loved cottage
The romantic double with Laura Ashley soft furnishings
View from the bedroom
The spacious twin bedroom with windowseat with views towards Hawkshead
The bathroom with separate shower and bath
Show 3 moreWoodland garden

Location

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