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

Merlin Cottage

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
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
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At a glance

  • Comfortable end-terrace cottage in central Hawkshead village location
  • Four-poster master bedroom and good views
  • Ideal base for exploring the Lake District with a short drive to Coniston Water and Ambleside
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 and washing machine
  • 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

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steven 23rd October 2021

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It is a lovely cottage with a good parking space and is in the centre of the village but peaceful. Very comfortable and well equipped

Reviewed by Alison 17th October 2021

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Lovely cottage and location, we found it very comfortable and warm.

Reviewed by Nigel 18th September 2021

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Excellent storage in bedrooms. Clean and tidy on arrival. Disappointed it was on a main road. Also one neighbour very noisy on returning home on one night. Lovely welcome pack.

Reviewed by Anne 21st August 2021

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We had a very comfortable stay - the beds certainly made for a good night's sleep every night. Plenty of storage in the bedrooms and the kitchen. Lovely welcome pack on arrival. A great base for your holiday in the Lake District. Grizedale Forest was close by for all sorts of activities, as was Coniston Water, with Ambleside and Windermere within aRead more short drive too. The village itself is great, lovely shops for those take home gifts as well as essentials. Hide

Reviewed by Philippa 7th August 2021

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Good cottage for our family of four. We liked it was a bit quieter this side of Windermere and there werent plenty of walks and activities close by.

Reviewed by Ray 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by Ian 12th June 2021

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Lovely Cottage in a Great little village. Very cosy . Parking was a bit tight ,,but obviousely when they built these cottages no one had cars.. Loved our stay .

Reviewed by Rhion 5th June 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 7th May 2021

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Nice little cottage, just a couple of minutes walk into the centre of the village, so close to shops, pubs etc. Warm and cosy, some things are a little old fashioned, so might not be everyone's tastes, but we liked it and would happily stay there again. There were just the two of us, and it'd be fine for a family, but four adults might feel a bit cRead moreramped ? Hide

Reviewed by Paul 24th April 2021

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We enjoyed our stay at Merlin Cottage Hawkshead It provided an excellent base for our holiday in the Lake District. The Cottage well provided with all the facilities including a toast rack. The TV is a BT system rather difficult to operate. The off-peak immersion heater did make a noise while operating disturbing sleep but we are sure the owner wilRead morel fix this. We would return again. Hide

Reviewed by Keith 23rd December 2020

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We really enjoyed our Christmas week at this cottage. The large wrap around couch was lovely and comfortable and we loved the large ( for a cottage) kitchen/ diner. It was well equipped and very clean and cosy. We have stayed in Hawkshead many times over the years and really liked the fact that parking was available right at the property rather thaRead moren having to utilise the public car park. The positioning of the property was great being literally a couple of minutes walk into the village centre. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 3rd October 2020

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If you're looking for somewhere homely in a central village location, this place is perfect. Small Coop, cafe's, 4 pubs, and a selection of shops all within 2 minute walk. Off road parking space to rear of property also.

Reviewed by Barbara 21st September 2020

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Cottage is only about a two minute stroll into the village so excellent location. Excellent circular walks from Hawkshead so no need to use your car. Cottage itself is clean with exceptional brilliant white bedding and towels provided. The goody bag is a lovely thought.

Reviewed by Andy 12th September 2020

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Very cosy and comfortable in a good location. Well equipped. As previously reported concern about the thoroughness of pre occupancy cleaning!! Apart from that we had a lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Robin 29th August 2020

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Cottage is comfortable but unlike every other property we have let over the years there was not a single handbook or guide for any appliance. The Hotpoint cooker was difficult to set up without the handbook. The BT TV box and TV/DVD player would also have been easier to work with with a guide. Good DVD library but the DVD player on the TV was a bitRead more hit and miss whether a DVD was accepted or not. Hide

Reviewed by Gerrit 22nd August 2020

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Reviewed by Steven 1st August 2020

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Very nice cottage, in nice village of Hawkshead. Had everything you needed for a nice week in the Lake District

Reviewed by Glenn 25th July 2020

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Reviewed by Gaynor 28th December 2019

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

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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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