View towards the property
Well equipped kitchen with large table and a sofa
Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with roll top bath
Double bedroom
Local residents!
Single bedroom
A choice of local pubs in Hawkshead
Hawkshead village centre
A choice of local pubs in Hawkshead
1 / 11  View towards the property
2 / 11  Well equipped kitchen with large table and a sofa
3 / 11  Lounge
4 / 11  Lounge
5 / 11  Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with roll top bath
6 / 11  Double bedroom
7 / 11  Local residents!
8 / 11  Single bedroom
9 / 11  A choice of local pubs in Hawkshead
10 / 11  Hawkshead village centre
11 / 11  A choice of local pubs in Hawkshead

The Judges Lodging

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning property in a converted courthouse and police station
  • Characterful, three-storey holiday accommodation
  • A number of well-maintained original features
  • Situated in the village of Hawkshead, close to Lake Windermere
  • Short drive to many of Lake Districts top visitor attractions
  • Easy access to scenic walks and treks in the vicinity
  • Linen and towels provided

Property code: LLH17

Victorian property, once the courthouse and police station, located in the pretty village of Hawkshead, known for its connections to William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

This property is located in the village of Hawkshead, within walking distance of village amenities. There is a choice of pubs, a number of interesting properties which are managed by the National Trust and a range of interesting shops and cafes. Lake Windermere is a short drive away, and visitors should be sure to take one of the pleasure cruises which run up and down the 10.5-mile long lake, stopping at numerous places of interest, including Ambleside,and Bowness.  A short drive from the village is Grizedale Forest with its walking routes, cycle paths, Segway hire, sculpture trail and Go-Ape high ropes adventure.

This handsome property offers high-quality accommodation spread across three floors. On the ground floor, the spacious kitchen/diner offers a welcoming place to enjoy a cup of tea after a long journey or a day of sightseeing, with its pine dining table seating six, slate floor and bright tiles. Guests will find everything they need here, including an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer and dishwasher, there is even a TV and comfortable seating area. Adjacent to the kitchen, guests will find a utility room and a convenient ground-floor WC. Taking the stairs to the first floor, guests will find the elegant lounge which offers sofa seating, a wood burner-effect electric fire, TV, DVD, and CD. One of the property’s bedrooms is also on this floor, an attractive single, which has a shower room with WC close-at-hand. The stunning master bedroom suite occupies the second floor and comprises a king-size bed, low-level window, dressing table, TV, and a cosy armchair. The exposed stone wall, vaulted ceiling, and beams add to the romantic atmosphere of this room and it is here that the property’s sense of history is felt most keenly. This room also benefits from a lovely en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and WC.

Next to the property there is parking available for one car.

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.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 single
  • Shower room with WC and en-suite bathroom with bath and WC
  • TV, DVD and CD, plus additional TVs in the kitchen and master bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, and dishwasher
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • 2 dogs welcome (must be kept downstairs)
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Pub, restaurant, and shops within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Thomas.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Annette 23rd March 2019

Excellent location and well furnished cottage, good quality and would recommend.

Reviewed by Susan 17th March 2019

An extremely comfortable and well furnished cottage. Very homely and in a great location to the village and surrounding Lake District towns.

Reviewed by Rita 25th January 2019

The cottage is ideally located in the lovely village of Hawkshead. Well equipped throughout with a very comfortable lounge for relaxing after a day out exploring the local area. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Keith 5th January 2019

Just returned from a 5 day break here and have to say the cottage was fabulous. Fantastic location in the heart of the village whilst being quiet too. Beautifully appointed and cosy , we especially loved the country stone floored kitchen. Whilst not being any problem for us some may find the number of stairs an issue with the layout being over 3 flRead moreoors. That said we have come home and booked again straight away for the same time next year !! Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 16th November 2018

The property is perfect as long as you don't mind stairs. Beautifully decorated, comfortable and very well equipped. It is very peacefully situated yet only a few metres from all the village amenities. Perfect for a walking holiday, there's no need to use the car at all.

Reviewed by Susan 3rd November 2018

Judges Lodging in Hawkshead was a delightful cottage in a beautiful village . Warm , cosy and peaceful. Parking for one car so no parking worries . Office 100 yards away so easy to pick up keys .

Reviewed by Ann 8th September 2018

A comfortable, well-appointed property in a superb location with all facilities on the doorstep. Steep stairs might present a challenge to some.

Reviewed by Sheila 28th July 2018

The cottage was lovely we really enjoyed our stay there and would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Ian 14th July 2018

This was as near a perfect home from home as can be expected, all kitchen tools present, games tv video and many more. If you can find a better equipped place for the money please let me know. The sleeping areas so peaceful.

Reviewed by Ian 7th July 2018

The cottage is in an excellent location within the village being seconds away from the local shops and pubs. There are many walks directly from the cottage so there isn't even a need to drive if you want a day away from the car. All the rooms are furnished to a high standard with everything you need at hand. Having the local office in the village tRead moreo collect and drop keys was also quite handy. Hide

Reviewed by Darren 23rd June 2018

Very nice in a lovely location. Interior decor was nice and it is a very comfortable spacious cottage.

Reviewed by John 2nd June 2018

Wonderful accommodation and ideal location

Reviewed by Ann 5th May 2018

This property is spacious and comfortable and although it is showing signs of wear and tear, it remains in the perfect position in the centre of the village. Whilst Hawkshead it self is in one of the most beautiful parts of the Lakes.

Reviewed by Laura 21st April 2018

The Judge's Lodging is an ideal place to stay in the heart of the Lake District. Feeling as if we were locals, there is a delightful cafe across the street as well as a pub. Many hiking trails can be accessed in literally 2 minutes! The various shops and other pubs, all within a very short walk were ideal! There is a co-op grocery store across the Read morestreet that is well stocked and provided an option for us to cook in during our stay. Delightful! Will stay here again in a minute!! Hide

Reviewed by Green 1st March 2017

I have to say that our visit last week was just as good as the other two stays. The introduction of a welcome pack was a nice touch. We did have a light fail in the kitchen but as usual the Hideways staff fixed the problem for us immediately. In summary it's a good place to stay at a very good price.

Reviewed by C Hodgson 1st February 2017

Impressively spacious accommodation in the heart of Hawkshead. Well appointed house within easy walk of all Hawksheads amenities

Reviewed by F Umbers 1st December 2016

The Judges Lodgings provides very welcoming and comfortable holiday accomadation in the centre of Hawkshead Village. it has everything you need and has all the home comforts which ensures your stay will be hassle free and enjoyable.

Reviewed by J Inman 1st December 2016

Lovely accommodation very well equipped suited us perfectly would be very happy to stay here again and probably will.

Reviewed by M Davies 1st November 2016

This was our 2nd stay at this accommodation and one of many stays in the village. We simply love Hawkshead and Judges Lodgings is outstanding. It is beautifully done out inside and is so well equipped. Nothing has been overlooked, and when you look at the cost it represents amazing value. Next year is already booked and we are looking forward to itRead more already. Also a mention to Hideaways. Always friendly, helpful and efficient. Highly recommend the company, the village and the accommodation. Hide

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