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
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
7 more

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 stylish Victorian property in the heart of Hawkshead, one of the prettiest villages in the Lake District, is the perfect retreat and an excellent 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 the home of 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 just a short ferry ride away. With breath-taking scenery and activities for the whole family, this idyllic spot guarantees a memorable holiday.

This impressive, gas centrally heated, property is on three levels and has been converted from the Hawkshead village Police Station and Court House, hence the name. On entering, you will find a charming entrance hall which leads to a large kitchen/diner. This is a traditional and welcoming room, with its original slate floor and an airy, spacious feel. The country-style kitchen is very well-equipped with electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer and TV. The dining area is ideally situated and perfect for enjoying a special meal. Adjacent is a useful utility space perfect for coats and boots. There is also a handy downstairs WC. Heading up to the first floor, you will find the attractive and elegant lounge, which is complete with TV, DVD, video, CD and wood burner effect electric fire. On this floor there is a comfy single bedroom and a shower room with WC. Moving up to the top floor you will find the master bedroom – a spacious, vaulted room with exposed stone wall and beams. This romantic room offers a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and WC. This beautiful room also has a TV and DVD.

Stepping outside, this delightful property has 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
  • Regret no smoking
  • Pub, restaurant, and shops within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Ruth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 1 guest rating

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Reviewed by Yvette, 28th October 2017

A beautiful property right in the heart of Hawkshead Village. Spacious and brilliantly well equipped and fantastic value even at the height of the season.


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