Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Hawkshead

A prettier Lake District village than Hawkshead would be hard to imagine. With its higgledy-piggledy cobbled alleys lined with whitewashed holiday cottages, it’s no wonder this ancient community has become such a favourite among visitors. Cars are banned from the village centre, making a holiday cottage in Hawkshead a particularly tranquil base from which to explore the spectacular surrounding countryside. Nestled in the glorious vale of Esthwaite, this former Medieval wool town is perfectly located for walking, climbing, sailing and wildlife-watching in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Much loved by Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, Hawkshead has plenty to offer, from cosy tearooms and welcoming pubs to unique gift shops.

Ivy-clad exterior of a stone holiday cottage in Hawkshead, Cumbria, with a lawn to the front.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Bibby Lot is a quaint, dog-friendly, 3-bedroom traditional Lake District holiday cottage with Wi-Fi near Windermere on the Graythwaite Estate. Guests have access to a communal indoor heated swimming pool, games room, children's play area, fitness suite, and trout fishing lake.

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Daffodils grow in front of a stone-built barn conversion in the Cumbrian countryide
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5

Eel House is a large Lake District holiday barn conversion in Cumbria, sleeping ten guests in five ground-floor bedrooms. Set in rural surroundings on the large Graythwaite country estate in a pleasant courtyard, Eel House guests use Estate leisure facilities, including a heated indoor pool, play area, fitness suite and trout fishing lake.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

3 Vale View is a traditional whitewashed end-terrace cottage in the delightful hamlet of Hannakin in Cumbria and The Lake District. The charming rural cottage sleeps four and enjoys beautiful countryside views, fresh air, an upside-down design to capture the views, and a log fire.

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Exterior  of a country house in the Lake District with a lake in the background.
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
9

An elegant Georgian Manor House on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, Silverholme is a large, pet-friendly Cumbrian holiday cottage that sleeps 18 in 9 bedrooms (8 ensuite). It offers luxury accommodation with an indoor heated swimming pool and cinema room with surround sound!

A stone-built,single storey holiday cottage with vine covered walls and a front garden.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Dove Cottage is a traditional 2-bedroom Lake District holiday cottage sleeping four on a 5,000-acre country estate near Hawkshead in a scenic rural spot by Lake Windermere. Guests enjoy the use of a communal indoor heated swimming pool, games room, gym, and kids' play area.

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A 2-torey rural holiday cottage overlooks a garden pond
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

This beautiful, well-equipped, dog-friendly Lake District Holiday Cottage near Cunsey has views over Lake Windermere from its location on the 5000-acre Greythwaite country estate. Guests have access to a heated indoor swimming pool, gym, fishing, and a kids' play area. Hilltop sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.

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Exterior of a stone-built holiday cottage in the Lake District.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Enjoy a peaceful, relaxing Lake District holiday in Mill Cottage, a dog-friendly home just a few minutes walk to Lake Windermere on the 5000-acre Graythwaite country estate. This cosy, well-equipped cottage sleeps 4. Shared use of the indoor heated pool and other leisure facilities.

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A stone-built, vine-clad barn conversion behind a low stone wall
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5

A large and impressively furnished stone barn conversion in Hawkshead, Bull Pen is a pet-friendly Lake District holiday cottage that sleeps ten on the rural Greythwaite Estate. Guests enjoy access to the Estate's heated indoor swimming pool, gym, and children's play area.

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Exterior of a large 2-story house surrounded by a lawn on the shores of a large lake
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Hullet Hall is a beautiful Lake District holiday cottage on Lake Windermere's shores within the Graythwaite Country Estate. The cottage has its own private boating jetty and sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. Guests enjoy complimentary use of the Estate's heated indoor swimming pool, trout fishing lake and fitness suite.

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Hawkshead Brewery

Take a tour of this Lake District brewery, on the banks of the River Kent.

The World of Beatrix Potter

This family-friendly attraction celebrates the life and work of the famous illustrator and author of Peter the Rabbit.

Visit Hill Top

Located a short drive from Hawkshead, Hill Top is Beatrix Potter's former farmhouse, which is open to the public. Explore the house and gardens that inspired many of her famous tales.

Calibri Light (Headings)

Take a cruise around England’s largest lake, departing from the southern tip of Windermere.

Eat and Drink

Queen's Head

This traditional 17th-Century Lakeland inn offers a cosy atmosphere and serves a selection of hearty pub food and local ales. Enjoy a meal by the fireplace or in their beer garden in this pet-friendly pub..

Poppi Red Café

A charming café known for its homemade cakes and pastries. Stop by for a cup of tea or coffee and indulge in their delicious treats.