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Smithy Cottage - Hawkshead,

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty cottage situated in a quiet cobbled yard in centre of Hawkshead
  • Homely and welcoming accommodation sleeping six guests
  • Attractive south-facing patio area, perfect spot for relaxation
  • Situated in the popular Lakeland village of Hawkshead
  • Short drive to both Lake Windermere and Coniston Water
  • Many nearby scenic lakeside walks, fell treks and local cycle trails
Property code: LLH53

Attractive, cosy cottage situated in one of the Lake District’s prettiest villages, with Lake Windermere just a ten-minute drive away.

Hidden away in one of Hawkshead’s lovely cobbled yards, this is a real gem of a cottage. Hawkshead is one of the prettiest villages in the Lake District, and this delightful cottage is a perfect base for exploring this stunning area. Ideally situated between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, Hawkshead is a thriving village, offering a great selection of tea rooms, pubs and gift shops, and is home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery. Close by is the glorious fishing lake Esthwaite Water. Wray Castle, Claife Heights, Coniston, Grizedale Forest, Tarn Hows, Langdale, Grasmere and Ambleside are all within easy reach, and the busy centres of Windermere and Bowness are just a short ferry ride away.

On entering this charming cottage, you will find yourself in the cosy and welcoming lounge, which, with its wood burner effect gas fire in a stone hearth and traditional ceiling beams, is full of old world charm. A perfect room for relaxing in after a day on the fells, it is equipped with a TV, DVD and CD. Crossing the hallway, you will find yourself in the stylish country kitchen with flagged floor and beamed ceiling. Here you will find everything you may need including a halogen hob and electric oven, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher. The dining area is ideally situated, and the traditional feel will help to make every meal special. Wooden stairs lead up to the first floor where you will find the spacious master bedroom with king-size bed, exposed beams, lovely views and TV with integral iPod dock. There is a smaller, pretty double bedroom, also with exposed beams and TV with iPod dock. You will also find a shower room complete with WC. A further flight of wooden stairs leads up to the second floor where children will enjoy the spacious twin bedroom in the eaves and adults will enjoy the lovely view of the hills of Claife. There is a bathroom on this top floor with hand-held shower and WC.

Stepping outside you will find a delightful south-facing enclosed patio area to the front of the cottage with table and chairs provided, where you can relax with a drink at the end of the day. There is parking available for one car adjacent to the cottage.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 3 bedrooms: a king-size, a double, and a twin
  • Shower room with WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, and WC
  • TV/DVD, and CD player in the lounge, plus TV and iPod dock in 2 of the bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, and dishwasher
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • 1 dog welcome (must be kept downstairs)
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Regret no smoking
  • Pubs, shops, and restaurant within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Ruth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Debra, 9th September 2017

Great cottage with a fabulous location right in the centre of Hawkshead. Very comfortable, Home from home.

Reviewed by Phil, 26th August 2017

We loved our stay at Smithy cottage. The location is great and the cottage itself very nice. Only slight drawback is if you have a toddler as there are stone floors downstairs so had to keep a close eye on him in case he fell over. The older kids loved it though. The welcome pack was brilliant, some very nice coffee, jam and marmalade and the peoplRead moree in the office very friendly and helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley, 22nd July 2017

Smithy Cottage is a central location for those wishing to walk-there are walks from the cottage signposted and hikes such as Scafell Pike which isn't too far by car. Hawkshead is a lovely village with shops, cafes and restaurants and pubs a few minutes walk. The cottage is well equiped, lovely decor and very comfortable beds.

Reviewed by Frances, 29th June 2017

Excellent location in Hawkshead -easy access to the 4 pubs and the footpath to Outgate. Space for one care to park. Comfortable beds, excellent kitchen, lovely patio.

Reviewed by K Ashmore, 1st March 2017

Excellent for exploring the Lakes, Hawkshead has everything but order bread early. Don't take 2 cars

Reviewed by C Wilson, 1st February 2017

My husband and I spent a week at Smithy Cottage in Hawkshead. The cottage is exactly as described. It's a good size for a family and right in the middle of the little village. Hawkshead was a nice quiet base for exploring the lakes. We walked to Ambleside from the cottage and to the castle that isn't too far. Loved the kitchen. It's big and brighRead moret and well-equipped for cooking your own meals. The big table is really nice. The controls for the hob are a little difficult to manage (touch controls). The kitchen, I think, could use an additional cutting board or two. But generally it was great and we had no troubles. The heating is controlled by the thermostat by the stairs. So you can crank it up or down, as needed. But the boiler controls when the heating comes on, so it only comes on in the morning and the late afternoon/evening. It can get a bit chilly in the winter. Thankfully there is the gas stove in the lounge, which is very nice!! Overall, we had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by B Edwards, 1st January 2017

Smithy Cottage has a great location - a minutes walk from the centre of the village. Plenty of dog friendly pubs, cafes and shops. The cottage is very warm (even in January and considering there are stone flag floors in the kitchen and lounge) and very well equipped and furnished. Great for exploring the local area.

Reviewed by S Da Silva, 1st December 2016

We loved Sunnyside cottage. It is very spacious, the brochure pics don't do it justice. Loved our little visitor, the red Robin. He met us when we arrived and stayed all week with us. If it was my cottage I would encourage the birds more by putting a bird table in front of the lounge window as they are lovely to watch. Sunnyside was in an ideal posRead moreition for us as we love walking and pubs. We had the best of both as there are two lovely pubs close by. Very friendly staff in both by the way. We had perfect weather too, we stayed for New year (27th Dec - 3rd Jan). Hide

Reviewed by A Walton, 1st November 2016

Just right for three friends to enjoy a quiet weekend. Everything we needed tucked away at the edge of the village but perfect for access to places to eat. Plenty of room, but.also very cosy. And the staff at Lakeland Hideaways were brilliant - even when we couldn't find the DVD player which was staring at us in plain sight!

Reviewed by S Clayton, 1st March 2016

I brought a group of friends to the Lake District for the first time and we stayed at Smithy Cottage in Hawkshead. The location was great, close to a few pubs and the food at The Queens Head was excellent. Walks to Tarn Hows and Latterbarrow close by, fields to walk the dog and a nice gas fire to relax by in the evening.

Reviewed by E Dumford, 1st March 2016

We returned to this cottage for the second year. It is beautifully decorated and very cosy and warm. Ideally situated at the centre of the village with well stocked shop and excellent food at the Red Lion. A frequent bus service meant after driving to Hawkshead I had no need to take the car out for the rest of the week. An easy to follow walking guRead moreide to several local scenic hot spots was available at the Hideaways office which we used most days. Can't wait to come again next year. Hide

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