Seating area to the front of the cottage
Lounge with electric fire and large leather sofa for relaxing
Kitchen with pine dining table and dresser
Four poster bed
Well equipped kitchen
Double bedroom with four poster bed
Twin beds
Twin bedroom
View towards the property
1 / 12  Seating area to the front of the cottage
2 / 12  Lounge with electric fire and large leather sofa for relaxing
3 / 12  Kitchen with pine dining table and dresser
4 / 12  Four poster bed
5 / 12  Lounge
6 / 12  Well equipped kitchen
7 / 12  Double bedroom with four poster bed
8 / 12  Twin beds
9 / 12  Bedroom
10 / 12  Twin bedroom
11 / 12  Bathroom
12 / 12  View towards the property

Merlin Cottage

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
8 more

At a glance

  • Comfortable end-terrace cottage in central village location
  • Situated in the pretty village of Hawkshead
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurants within easy walking distance
  • Four-poster master bedroom and good views
  • Located between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water
  • Ideal base for exploring the Lake District and local places of interest
Property code: LLH29

Lovely cottage located in the Kings Yard area of Hawkshead, with village facilities right on your doorstep and a short drive to Lake Windermere.

Enjoying a beautiful location in the centre of the popular village of Hawkshead, this charming end-terrace home is a super base for your Lake District holiday. Offering easy access to the tranquil Lake Windermere and Coniston Water, as well as many scenic walks on the doorstep, it’s a great base for adventurous families and couples. Sleeping four people across two bedrooms, shops, pubs and restaurants are all within walking distance.

This delightful home is situated in the Kings Yard area of Hawkshead and offers comfortable and relaxing accommodation. In the cosy and homely lounge, settle down to watch a film on the large sofa, while the electric fire warms toes on chillier evenings. The kitchen/diner is decorated in a country style and features a spacious dining table, creating a sociable space for guests to chat while the chefs in the group prepare a tasty meal. Heading upstairs, the beautiful bedrooms are both restful and inviting, while the master room with its four-poster bed, oozes character and old-world charm. Soak up your tranquil surroundings with a coffee or glass of wine in the walled patio area to the front of the cottage, with a table and chairs should you fancy a little al fresco dining.

Leave the cooking to someone else and enjoy a delicious meal in one of the local pubs or restaurants to be found in Hawkshead. The village is also home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which fans of her books will love exploring. Jump on your bike or don your walking boots and follow one of the woodland trails at Grizedale Forest (3 miles). Don’t miss the chance to see Lake Windermere by boat (5 miles) or get in the water yourself and have a go at canoeing or paddleboarding.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • TV/DVD, radio, CD and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Walking distance to shops, pubs, and restaurants
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 1 car

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.9
Overall equipment
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.6
Overall comfort
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.4
Overall location
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.9

Reviewed by Gaynor 28th December 2019

A great cosy and warm cottage in the beautiful village of Hawkshead. Pubs, shops and amazing walks are easily accessible from here.

Reviewed by Colin 10th October 2019

This is a lovely cottage. Very warm. Very comfortable. So cosy Great lighting..It's got everything you need. Also very clean. The bonus for me. It does not allow dogs. Which helps me. Great welcome gift. So appreciated. Great Milkman service. Can't wait to return. Thank you Merlin. X

Reviewed by Lorraine 24th August 2019

This is our 3rd visit. Once as a couple. Once as a family of 3 and now as a family of 4 (the two children both under the age of 5) every time we have never struggled for things to do or see. Perfect location for amenities and getting around. Cottage is so homely and relaxing. We love it at Merlin and cant wait to come back.

Reviewed by Mandy 27th July 2019

The cottage is very nice and in a great location. All the rooms were clean and tidy.

Reviewed by Fiona 20th July 2019

Merlin cottage was perfectly situated with all the facilities in Hawkshead available a five minute stroll away, plus many walks, meaning you can get out and about without the car. The cottage was well equipped and immaculately clean; it really felt like a home from home.

Reviewed by Lesley 15th June 2019

Really good location, 2/3 mins walk into the centre of the lovely village of Hawkshead. Plenty of room & everything you could possibly need was provided. A lovely welcome bag with local products in & the option to support the local dairy with bottles of milk & other items delivered to the door. I felt it would have been helpful to know about this iRead moren advance of arrival . The parking space was a real bonus, we parked on arrival & didnt move it till we left, the local buses are also really good Hide

4 more


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.

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210