View towards the cottage
The cosy lounge area
the lounge and dining room
A great space for all
The dining area leading into the kitchen
Compact, well-equipped kitchen
The kitchen leading into the garden
Upstairs to the double bedroom
Light and airy room
The mqain bathroom
The twin room
The cosy single room
Quiet setting
Plenty of space to play in the enclosed garden
Dine alfresco
View towards the cottage
Quiet location near the Grizedale Forest visitor centre
Spacious lawns for children and dogs to let off steam
The view next to door to the garden
1 / 19  View towards the cottage
2 / 19  The cosy lounge area
3 / 19  the lounge and dining room
4 / 19  A great space for all
5 / 19  The dining area leading into the kitchen
6 / 19  Compact, well-equipped kitchen
7 / 19  The kitchen leading into the garden
8 / 19  Upstairs to the double bedroom
9 / 19  Light and airy room
10 / 19  The mqain bathroom
11 / 19  The twin room
12 / 19  The cosy single room
13 / 19  Quiet setting
14 / 19  Plenty of space to play in the enclosed garden
15 / 19  Dine alfresco
16 / 19  View towards the cottage
17 / 19  Quiet location near the Grizedale Forest visitor centre
18 / 19  Spacious lawns for children and dogs to let off steam
19 / 19  The view next to door to the garden

The Kennels - Hawkshead

Satterthwaite and Grizedale, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Former forestry workers’ cottage found at the edge of Grizedale Forest
  • Delightful semi-detached property in lovely rural setting
  • Large gardens for play and relaxation for all
  • Perfect for an active holiday touring the Lake District
  • Walking distance to forest visitor centre for local information
  • 3 miles from the village of Hawkshead and its pubs and restaurants
Property code: LLH06

Attractive semi-detached cottage with expansive gardens, on the edge of the stunning Grizedale forest, just a short drive from both Coniston Water and Lake Windermere.

This delightful semi-detached cottage is set on the edge of the beautiful Grizedale Forest. The Grizedale Visitor Centre is nearby, with activities for all the family. Here you can enjoy walks, mountain bike routes, sculpture trails, and the Go-Ape tree-top adventure courses. Hawkshead, one of the prettiest villages in the Lake District, is just three miles away, and is home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery as well as a selection of pubs, tea rooms and gift shops. Esthwaite Water, Coniston, Langdale, Grasmere and Ambleside are all within easy reach, while both Windermere and Bowness are just a short ferry ride away.

On entering this former forestry workers' cottage, you will find yourself in the spacious hallway. This leads into the large open-plan lounge/diner. The attractive and welcoming lounge allows you to sit back and enjoy the wood burner effect electric fire, TV, DVD and hi-fi. At the other end of this light, airy and spacious room is the dining area, perfect for family meals. Moving into the stylishly designed kitchen, you will find everything you might need including an electric oven with hob, microwave and fridge. Beyond the kitchen is a shower room with WC - perfect for cleaning up after a day’s mountain biking. There is also a large utility room with a washing machine and freezer. Heading upstairs you will find three cosy bedrooms, all of which enjoy beautiful views. There’s a roomy and comfy double bedroom, a light and comfortable twin bedroom, and a charming single room. The upstairs bathroom is complete with shower over the bath and WC.

Moving outside, the large south-facing garden is enclosed (although there is a stile if you wish to explore the woods behind the cottage) and offers spacious lawns for children (and dogs) to play safely. There is garden furniture on the patio, where you can sit back and relax in the tranquillity of the location. There is ample private parking for three cars adjacent to the cottage.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • TV, DVD, and Hi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • Wood burner-effect electric fire
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • 2 dogs welcome (must be kept downstairs) 
  • Shop, pub, and restaurant 3 miles
  • Forest visitors centre with cafe within walking distance
  • Parking for 3 cars

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Judith 25th November 2019

4th time at this charming home,and everything as usual,location beautiful ,everything else just lovely.

Reviewed by Tracey 12th October 2019

This cottage is situated in a lovely forest area perfect for walking the dog and river paddles for the children. It has everything you need for your visit. Hawkshead isn't far away and has a lovely selection of pubs and shops. We highly recommend a visit to the Red Lion and the coop which is open daily till 10pm. If you are looking for days out we Read morevisit the trains, boats, which also has an aquarium (lakeside), motor museum, brockhole for treetop nets and the south lakes safari zoo. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 3rd August 2019

This holiday cottage is in a great location for mountain biking with easily accessible trails. We also enjoyed walking and exploring Lake Windermere and Coniston. It is in lovely and quiet forest setting. The furnishings are a bit tired.

Reviewed by Jean 29th June 2019

Great location, really good areas for dog walking. The cottage was comfortable, just a couple of things needing updating, namely the settees and garden furniture, but this did not detract from a very enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed by Graham 11th May 2019

Perfect Peaceful location. We would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed by Louise 24th April 2019

Fantastic location for biking, walking , running. Lovely and quiet setting, Comfortable cottage. Would definitely go back

Reviewed by Sue 6th April 2019

Overall the cottage is in a excellent location, very close to Grizedale Forest centre with it's extensive bike and walking trails. The cottage is cosy and warm and very well equipped.

Reviewed by Rich 16th February 2019

The cottage is warm, cosy and spacious. It is ideally situated if you wish to explore Grizedale Forest on foot or bicycle, with a good MTB single-track trail, which can be accessed almost directly from the cottage. There is a secure outhouse, in which we were able to store 3 adult and 1 child bikes. Ample parking for 2 'family' sized cars.

Reviewed by Debra 4th February 2019

Me and mine had a wonderful stay at The Kennels ...tucked away on a private road's a roomy ....comfortable snug and warm..home from home ...the outside fab for your four legged family members ..had a lovely four days here ..wonderful place .

Reviewed by Faith 29th December 2018

From the door, off lead dog walking, cycling and hiking. Cosy and warm cottage with a cafe nearby and village with shops 5 mins in car. A peaceful, relaxing quiet location in the heart of Grizedale.

Reviewed by Jason 22nd December 2018

Superb location for a family Christmas. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return. Always a cosy, comfortable cottage with great walks and activities right from the doorstep.

Reviewed by P Guillaume 1st February 2017

Our second stay because we like the walks in the woods with the dogs and the bird watching.

Reviewed by P Guillaume 1st November 2016

Hideaways always helpful with ease of booking and go above and beyond, helping organise days out and parking etc. Cottage fab with nice lights and heating on for our arrival. Will def be back very soon :-)

Reviewed by Wiens Van Zeil 1st October 2016

Great house with lots of space and confidently located near the mountain bike and walking trails of Grizedale. Ambleside, Hawkshead all close by by car.

Reviewed by S Hicks 1st September 2016

The Kennels is a lovely welcoming, cosy cottage a stones throw away from the Grizedale Forest visitors centre. We made use of the easy access to all the forest trails. The cottage does allow dogs however the spacious garden is not petproof. Our Westie is an 'escaper' so had to be kept on a lead in the garden as he could have gotten out through holeRead mores in the fence and a large gap beneath the front gate. The cottage is along a private lane so is very quiet. Hawkshead is the closest village so the milkman service (Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday) was a wonderful bonus. Hide

Reviewed by C Baines 1st August 2016

This was our second visit to this lovely, spacious, homely cottage in a beautiful location, had another lovely holiday with excellent weather, particularly enjoyed breakfast in the sunny garden each morning, would definitely recommend.

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View towards the cottage
The cosy lounge area
the lounge and dining room
A great space for all
The dining area leading into the kitchen
Compact, well-equipped kitchen
The kitchen leading into the garden
Upstairs to the double bedroom
Light and airy room
The mqain bathroom
The twin room
Show 7 moreThe cosy single room


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