Hatters Cottage

Occupying a secluded, peaceful rural location a mile outside Hawkshead, Hatter's Cottage is a charming 2-bedroom holiday cottage in the central Lake District available all year round for long holidays and short breaks. Perfect for small families or couples. Children over 10 welcome.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Activities
  • Child Friendly
  • Countryside
  • Farm
  • Independent
  • Remote
  • Romantic
  • Lake District

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Property Details

Hatter's Cottage is a self-catering holiday cottage for up to 4 people in secluded surroundings at the heart of the English Lake District on Hawkshead Hill, Cumbria.

Tucked away at the end of a private lane 150 yards from public roads near the top of the hill between Coniston and Windermere lakes, Hatters Cottage offers Lake District self-catering holidays for 2-4 guests throughout the year.

A traditional stone-built 200-year old Cumbrian cottage, it lies nicely off the beaten track on a (very) small hilltop farm (no tractors!) about a mile outside the Lake District village of Hawkshead. It’s an easy walk across fields to the village where you will also find a small supermarket, shops, pubs, a newsagent and a pharmacy. Beatrix Potter’s house, ‘Hilltop’ now owned by the National Trust and open to the public is a short drive away.

For walkers, cyclists, climbers and riders, Hatters Cottage is an excellent base for walks, rides and climbs in the Southern Lake District - with a wide choice of footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths right from the front door.

The cottage is surrounded by the owners' mature gardens containing a stream, an orchard and beyond that woodland, fields and beautiful mountain views. It's the only let property on the farm.

Hatter’s Cottage is kept snug and warm either side of the summer season thanks to its double-glazed windows and gas central heating, making it suitable for spring autumn and winter breaks in the great outdoors. The ground floor comprises a living room and newly refurbished kitchen-dining room. All have views across the over fields, woodland towards the mountains above Ambleside. The sitting room contains two comfortable sofas plus an easy chair and TV with a DVD Player.

The kitchen is equipped with a full-size gas cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and microwave, plus a full set of crockery, cutlery and utensils.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, a double and a twin each offering views of fields, woodland and mountains, and a shower-room with wash-basin and WC.

It’s a short walk to Tarn Hows, felt by many to offer one of the most inspiring views in the Lake District –and pretty much on the doorstep.

With Coniston Water so close by it’s easy to give your feet a rest by taking to the water, either in the authentic 19th Century steam yacht Gondola which plies its way up and down the lake, or by rented sailing dinghy or kayak. Other lakes large and small are nearby and even the Cumbrian coast is within an easy day-trip range.

So, with a cosy base and the Lake District National Park waiting to be discovered, Hatter’s Cottage is well placed and equipped to provide a base for a memorable long or short self-catering holiday.

A Wonderful Location by K & J Saunderson, Suffolk, April, 2016 on December 12th 2016

A simple and comfortable cottage in a secluded location, with a wide range of lovely walks from the doorstep. Cycling is good too with rides to Coniston and beyond and trails in the nearby Grisedale Forest. A pretty cross country walk from the door leads to Hawkshead for provisions and pubs. Ambleside is a short drive for excellent restaurant food.

A Truly Authentic Lakeland Retreat by A & P Douglas, London, Aug, 2016 on December 12th 2016

The cottage is in a charming hamlet on Hawkshead Hill which offered us the peace and quiet we were looking for without being isolated. It was clean, warm and draught-free, comfortably furnished and sufficiently equipped for our needs. Our friendly hosts house were on hand to advise and the bookshelf provided us with enough information on walks etc. to keep us going for months! Wishing good morning to their hens and two cows became a morning ritual as the tensions of city life fell away. There was great food to be had in the pub restaurants of Hawkshead about a mile away but the brilliant deli and a grocery shop offered the normal supplies too. The setting makes Wifi connection rather intermittent which may appeal to some. We'd recommend this cottage to anyone looking to enjoy the tranquillity of the Lakes.

Walks From the Door, No Need For a Car by M & A Hampton, Exeter, March, 2016 on December 12th 2016

We spent a fantastic week at Hatters Cottage during the Easter Holiday 2016. The cottage is in a lovely quiet location. It was immaculately clean and had everything that we needed for our holiday including an effective heating system, comfortable beds and a decent shower. Our two teenage children spent the week with us and also had a fantastic time – they keep on asking to go back! The owners were welcoming and helpful; were quick to answer any queries before our stay; were there to greet us on arrival; and were discreetly available throughout our holiday. There are lots of wonderful walks straight from the door. We especially enjoyed wandering down to Coniston water via Tarn Hows, catching the Gondola from the head of the lake to Brantwood (fantastic cakes and coffee!) and then walking back to Hatters Cottage through Grizedale Forest. A round walk over to Windermere via Latterbarrow and Wray Castle aprovided memorable views. We all appreciated the easy walk across the fields into Hawkshead for the shops, pubs and cafes. We will definitely be staying again. M & A Hampton, Exeter, March, 2016


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John and Judith Gunner
015394 36209
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Cottage added 6th December 2016

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