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The Briars

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Light, airy and spacious four-bedroom, detached property
  • Peaceful hamlet location within walking distance of the village of Hawkshead
  • Ideal for a family break in the heart of the Lake District
Property code: LLH41

The spacious family home benefits from a quiet location, yet is less than 1 mile from the picturesque village of Hawkshead, with its cosy inns and independent shops. There are some fabulous countryside walks from the property, and you’ll also be within 5 miles of Windermere and Coniston Water. Sleeping eight guests, the holiday home is ideal for family gatherings and reunions with friends. The spacious property has an open-plan layout, providing ample room for both socialising and relaxation. Outside, there’s a delightful enclosed patio for al fresco dining.

The bright property is flooded with natural light, thanks to large picture windows looking out over the Esthwaite Valley. The accommodation is decorated in a contemporary style, with chic furniture and cool tones creating a calm atmosphere. Enjoy quality time together in the large lounge/kitchen/diner, where comfortable seating is arranged around a wood burner and there’s a large dining table to seat all eight guests. Three of the bedrooms are located on this floor – a king-size, double, and bunk bedroom – and a further double can be found on the lower ground floor. The enclosed patio is perfect for four-legged guests and is a lovely spot to unwind with a glass of wine at the end of an action-packed day.

Grizedale Forest (3 miles) makes a great family day out. Follow the woodland trails amongst the trees, looking out for the fascinating outdoor artwork and sculptures, or test your head for heights on the zip wires and high ropes at Go Ape. The Esthwaite Valley was loved by Beatrix Potter, and many of her books and characters are based on her experiences in the area. At National Trust – Hill Top (2.5 miles) you can potter around her former farmhouse, which has been preserved as it would have been when she lived there.

  • 4 bedrooms: a king-size, 2 doubles, and bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC
  • TV/DVD, and hi-fi
  • Wood burner with fuel supplied
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars accessible from the lower ground floor
  • Walking distance to shops, pubs, and restaurant
  • Please ensure noise is kept to a minimum inside and outside the house due to close proximity to the neighbours
  • Music should not be played outside at any time nor loudly inside after 9pm
  • Please note the property accept Hen or Stag dos
  • No fireworks allowed at the property
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ruth 5th April 2024

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Positives; the house is warm and mainly comfortable, bathrooms are decent, view is ok. Negatives - the property is unloved and uncared for and has a general air of shabbiness. Its in need of a deep clean & new kitchen. Tiny under counter fridge for 8! Freezer is noisy. Main bedroom with en-suite smells unpleasantly of damp, bunks are rickety & uncoRead moremfortable with under bed storage falling to bits, the patio needs scrubbing & tidying, the gutters overflow, the TV needs updating. Disappointing. Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 17th February 2024

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Lovely and warm. Very cosy and comfortable. Excellent location for walking.

Reviewed by Laura 29th December 2023

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Lovely property in a great spot! The views are amazing! The house is very comfortable, warm and welcoming. We stayed here as a party of 8 and there was plenty of space for everyone. Within easy walking distance to Hawkshead and a short drive to Grizedale Forest. Would definitely stay here again and recommend.

Reviewed by Russ 22nd December 2023

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The house is lovely with a super living space and right in the heart of the lakes. We loved the easy access to Grizedale and Hawkeshead. We all enjoyed our stay and would recommend the house and location. A little TLC is required but not enough to put us off returning.

Reviewed by Jayne 24th November 2023

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Reviewed by Susan 30th June 2023

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Excellent location a bit steep in some places walking down to the village. Very clean and well equipped. The beds were the comfortised we have ever slept in. Plenty of space and excellent views over the mountains and valley. Needs a little tlc in some places.

Reviewed by Scott 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Elaine 2nd December 2022

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Came here 2019, returned expecting hot tub, still there in garden but told it had been removed in Nov 2021. House looking very neglected, in need of TLC. Internal doors need painting, lounge door needs attention, downstairs smell of damp, walls have mould, several radiators rusty, needs stairgate. Small welcome pack, only one grubby t towel, no hanRead mored towel or oven gloves, fan oven setting doesnt work, new extractor fan needed, bbq rusted, Xmas tree sad, lights didnt work last time, still dont Hide

Reviewed by Shirley 18th November 2022

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Good size property with lovely views. Spacious lounge and dining/ kitchen area to entertain and interact with our family. The Property needs refreshing paint wise and the hot tub was not clean or usable and would benefit from being checked . The owners would benefit from informing guests if there are shortages of items or thins not working prior toRead more arrival. Overall everyone had a nice break in this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Asimina 28th October 2022

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We had a lovely stay . Very comfortable rooms easily accommodated 8 people. Lovely wood burner in the living room kept us warm. The location is also nice in the Hawkshead village The house was clean and recently refurbished I highly recommend the house

Reviewed by Les 21st October 2022

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

Enjoyed our stay very much despite the mixed weather. Despite a few issues which can easily be rectified, the house is very comfortable with plenty of space & good views. There was a smell of dampness at ground floor level but this did not effect our overall enjoyment. Good location and views.

Reviewed by Julie 23rd September 2022

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Lovely house in lovely location. Very spacious and sociable. Good parking. Excellent value for money in prime holiday location. Would definitely recommend or return ourselves.

Reviewed by Sally 12th August 2022

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Fridge needs to be properly replaced with one of a good size and hot tub needs to be usable or taken away. Other then that, it was great.

Reviewed by Karena 29th July 2022

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

Lovely cottage, but outside very untidy.

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