Views towards the property
Views towards the property
Lounge with gas fire
Dining room with gas fire
Plenty of space for the whole family
Kitchen with gas aga
Separate utility room with access to the garden
Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
King-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom
Patio area
Rear of the property
South facing lawned area
Seating area
View towards the rear of the property
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Wordsworth House,

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming Grade II listed cottage sleeping seven guests
  • Attractive period features retained inside and outside
  • Pretty south-facing garden, with stream and paved patio
  • Central village location, perfect for pub and shop visits
  • Charming village views towards Fairfield and Red Screes
  • Perfect base for exploring the Lake District and places of interest
Property code: LLH57

Grade II listed cottage situated in a pretty square in the ever-popular village of Hawkshead, with its pubs, shops, and interesting historic buildings.

This is a delightful Grade II listed traditional Lakeland property with a large garden situated in the heart of Hawkshead, and enjoys beautiful views of Latterbarrow, Red Screes and Helvellyn. Ideally situated between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, Hawkshead is one of the prettiest villages in the Lake District, offering a great selection of tea rooms, pubs and gift shops, and is home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery. Close by is the picturesque Esthwaite Water, a fantastic fishing lake. Coniston, Grizedale Forest, 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 lovely cottage, you will find yourself in the welcoming and spacious lounge. This charming room has partially panelled walls, shutters to the windows, traditional exposed beams and wood burner effect gas fire set in a stone hearth. This is a great space for relaxing in, with ample seating, TV and DVD. Exploring further, you will find the traditional dining room. Adorned with exposed beams, this is a perfect room to spend time sharing meals with family and friends. This room also features a secondary (secret) staircase that children will love. This leads to a large cellar, where there is storage space available for bikes as well as an additional freezer. Heading into the elegant farmhouse-style kitchen you will find everything you might need including a gas Aga, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. Period features include the original slate flagged floor and window seat with pretty views over the rear garden. Next to the kitchen is a utility room with washing machine, and a door leading to the garden. Going upstairs, there is a split-level landing, with original exposed floorboards, which leads to four bedrooms. The master bedroom is a spacious double bedroom with separate dressing area, original exposed floorboards, superb oak-fronted built-in wardrobes and an original cast-iron fire surround. There are lovely views over the rear gardens towards the open countryside. A couple of steps lead down to the en-suite bathroom, comprising of a bath with hand-held shower and WC. You will also find a comfortable second king sized double bedroom with shuttered windows, exposed floorboards, views towards Latterbarrow, and a built-in wardrobe. The third bedroom is a pretty twin room, again with shuttered windows, exposed floorboards and lovely views towards Fairfield, Red Screes and Helvellyn. Finally, there is a quaint single that is full of character, with built-in alcove cupboards, exposed beams and exposed, sloping floorboards. On this floor, there is also a shower room complete with WC.

Stepping outside, you will find a good-sized south-west facing garden with lawn, feature stream (small children will need to be supervised), and a raised paved terrace with patio furniture, making this a lovely spot to spend an evening, admiring the superb views of the church and countryside beyond. To the front of the property is an area for parking one car. There is also a very handy outside WC.

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.

  • 4 bedrooms: a king-size, a double, a twin, and a single
  • Shower room with WC
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, handheld shower, and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • AGA, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 wood burner-effect gas fires
  • Cellar with bike storage
  • Walking distance to pubs, shops, and restaurant
  • Parking for one car
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Regret no smoking

This property is personally managed by Ruth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Anne, 5th November 2017

a lovely cosy cottage in the beautiful village of Hawkshead. A great location to explore the lakes and be home in the early evening to visit one of the 4 pubs serving lovely food. Dogs welcome in the pubs but restrictions on where you can sit.

Reviewed by Nicola, 28th October 2017

Charming character cottage, well equipped and ideal location right in the middle of the village. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Duncan, 30th September 2017

very nice cottage in a very nice location

Reviewed by P Brazil, 1st February 2017

Wordsworth cottage is a lovely place to stay. Very spacious, warm, comfortable, quirky and full of character. Hawkshead Village is a delight.

Reviewed by N Doeg, 1st October 2016

Over the last several years we have stayed with Lakeland Hideaways approx twice a year and we have not had a bad experience, all the cottages are great. Wordsworth House is a lovely cottage in the most amazing location. So central and the kids were able to play out every day easily, either in the fab garden or in the village. The house is spacious Read moreand the lounge especially is cosy and large with a great fire. We would definitely stay here again! Hide

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Views towards the property
Views towards the property
Lounge with gas fire
Dining room with gas fire
Plenty of space for the whole family
Kitchen with gas aga
Separate utility room with access to the garden
Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
King-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom
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