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 giftshops.
Pet friendly Gamekeepers Manor offers truly grand self-catering accommodation (with a hot tub) for extended families or groups of friends in the village of Southburn Dene, two miles from Chester-le-Street and five miles from historic Durham. The Manor comfortably sleeps 13 in 6 bedrooms.
This beautiful, well equipped and 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 kids play area. Hilltop sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.
Hammerhole is a unique rural cottage sitting on the shores of Lake Windemere on the Graythwaite Estate near Hawkshead. The large, pet-friendly cottage features enviable views, extensive grounds, a private jetty and access to a swimming pool and sauna as well as the beautiful region of Cumbria.
This pretty Lake District Cottage near Hawkshead sits on a 5,000-acre country estate about a mile's walk from Windermere. Guests have use of an indoor heated pool, gym, fitness centre and children's play area. The Forge sleeps 7.
In a secluded, peaceful rural location a mile outside Hawkshead, Hatter's Cottage is an 18th century 2-bedroom cottage on a small farm in the central Lake District available all year round for long holidays and short breaks. Perfect for those who like the outdoors. Children over 10 welcome.
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.
A warm and welcoming detached Lake District Farmhouse, large enough to sleep 10, Home Farmhouse sits amidst rural surroundings close to Lake Windermere on a 5000-acre country estate. Pets are welcome here. Guests have shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool, gym and sauna.
Hullet Hall is a beautiful Lake District holiday cottage on Lake Windermere?s shores within the Graythwaite Country Estate. The cottage, which has its own private boating jetty, sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. Guests enjoy free use of the Estate?s heated indoor swimming pool, trout fishing lake and fitness ...
Bibby Lot is a quaint and dog friendly 3-bedroom traditional Lake District holiday cottage with Wi-Fi near Windermere on the Graythwaite Estate. Guests have use of a communal indoor heated swimming pool, games room, childrens play area, fitness suite and trout fishing lake.
Dove Cottage is a traditional 2-bedroom Lake District holiday cottage sleeping 4 on a 5,000-acre country estate near Hawkshead in a scenic rural spot by Lake Windermere. Guests enjoy use of a communal indoor heated swimming pool, games room, gym and kids play area.
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Despite its popularity, this Cumbrian village has remained small and undeveloped, and you can expect to explore the charming centre by foot from your accommodation. Idllyic squares, overhanging gables and courtyards, and the widespread use of local Lakeland slate give Hawkshead a special atmosphere. Look out for Hawkshead Hall, built by Medieval monks, and the 15th century St Michael’s Parish Church and Courthouse. Also well worth visiting are the grammar school attended by poet William Wordsworth and the Beatrix Potter Gallery, where the celebrated artist’s work is exhibited. With Grizedale Forest to the south, Windermere to the east and Coniston Water to the west, Hawkshead holiday cottages are a stone’s throw from many of the Lake District’s most beautiful locations. The unspoiled moorland surrounding the village is an enchanting environment for walking. An especially dramatic footpath begins at the post office and meanders through ancient woods to a pretty National Trust cottage overlooking Tarn Hows. If you’re hungry or thirsty by the time you have completed the route, you’re in luck, as you’ll pass the atmospheric Red Lion on your way back to the village.