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Charming lounge enhanced by beams and co-ordinated fabrics
Relax by the fire after a day of exploring
Memories to be made
Farmhouse style kitchen with traditional dresser
The first charming double bedroom with panelled walls
The en-suite shower room
The second double bedroom with beams and sloping ceilings
Hop into bed after a long day
The second en-suite shower room
View towards the property
1 / 10  Charming lounge enhanced by beams and co-ordinated fabrics
2 / 10  Relax by the fire after a day of exploring
3 / 10  Memories to be made
4 / 10  Farmhouse style kitchen with traditional dresser
5 / 10  The first charming double bedroom with panelled walls
6 / 10  The en-suite shower room
7 / 10  The second double bedroom with beams and sloping ceilings
8 / 10  Hop into bed after a long day
9 / 10  The second en-suite shower room
10 / 10  View towards the property

Bracken Cottage - Hawkshead

Hawkshead, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A pretty 18th century whitewashed cottage with many attractive period features
  • Central location in the village of Hawkshead for pubs and shops
  • Ideal base for exploring the Lake District, with many local walks and a short drive into Ambleside and Coniston
Property code: 60717

Studded amongst the cobbled streets and chocolate-box charm of Hawkshead, this traditional cottage will place you at the heart of Beatrix Potter country. Positioned behind the village square, the property is a wonderful retreat for four with a roaring open fire, cosy furnishing and all the home comforts you need for a relaxing stay. There is a treasure trove of pubs, tea rooms and cafes to peruse, so take a break from cooking and sample some delicious local fare.

Boasting a former life as the village police office, your accommodation is brimming with period features such as timber beams, wooden details and a stone fireplace that houses an open fire. Play games, watch TV or simply sit back and appreciate the fire, moving through to the kitchen/diner for hearty meals. A twisting, narrow staircase reveals two bedrooms with sloped ceilings and an en-suite apiece, a tempting retreat after a busy day. A parking permit is provided for one car to use in the local car park.

It is easy to see why this picturesque setting has such impressive literacy connotations when you take in the sweeping fells, towering mountains and ancient pockets of woodland. Coniston Water is the nearest Lake x miles away with its exciting walking trails and opportunities for fishing, sailing and other water sports. For the adventurous, the Old Man of Coniston is 5 miles away with marvellous views at its peak, or why not discover a new perspective from the treetops of Grizedale Forest (3.5 miles) at Go Ape. Lake Windermere is not to be missed either at just 5 miles, whether you are crossing the water by boat or enjoying one of the villages studded along the shoreline.

  • 2 bedrooms - doubles
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Open fire (logs included)
  • Parking permit for 1 car provided for local car park
  • Shops, pubs and restaurant within walking distance
  • TV in lounge and bedrooms
  • Private water supply
  • 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 £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kieron Anderson

This property is personally managed by Kieron.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kirsty 17th May 2024

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A quaint characterful cottage ideally placed in the centre of stunning Hawkshead. There were some minor things such as a better selection of glasses, a defrosted icebox and new mattressesoh and the ability to open some windows. But otherwise it fitted the bill. The selection of shortbread , tea and coffee was a nice touch.

Reviewed by Michael 25th January 2024

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Reviewed by Lianna 4th November 2023

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Reviewed by Lynton 16th September 2023

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This was our second visit to the cottage and as always it felt like a home from home.

Reviewed by Rog 21st August 2023

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Hawkshead is an ideal location for visiting the Southern Lakes. We enjoyed staying in the cottage which was clean, comfortable and cosy. Each of the two bedrooms have their own bathroom and as our teenage son was with us the arrangement was perfect.

Reviewed by Catherine 16th August 2023

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Lovely characterful property. We felt immediately at home - the location is great. Its not all shiny and new but feels like a home and there were lovely biscuits, chocolate and coffee on arrival which was a generous touch. We enjoyed the sound of the stream that runs just behind the property and the log fire. Strange sounds when you turn on the hotRead more water in the kitchen but not a problem. Great to have a washer-drier. Fantastic shops/pubs/walks/chippy close by. Lovely place overall. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 29th July 2023

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Reviewed by Catherine 22nd July 2023

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Bracken cottage is cosy and comfortable and the location right in the heart of the village is perfect. Parking was easy and we were able to unload fairly close to the cottage. We had a few problems with the cooker and dishwasher but hopefully they can be sorted out.

Reviewed by Christopher 8th July 2023

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 1st July 2023

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Hawkshead is a great location and the cottage is in a quiet position, with restricted road access to the front door. Don't be put off by the shabby exterior of the cottage, inside it is comfortable, the heating system is effective, ensuites fresh and clean, but limited headroom and comfortable beds. Although carpets need replacing, the staircase isRead more narrow and twists. There is very limited freezer capacity and the oven thermostat control was not working. Hide

Reviewed by Calumn 6th June 2023

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Reviewed by Kerry 8th May 2023

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Reviewed by Amanda 1st May 2023

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Great little cottage. No outside space or parking but otherwise fab location. Fridge door broke on our arrival which left us with reduced fridge capacity which wasnt addressed and no good will gesture forthcoming. The cooker broke the following day. This was immediately replaced so not a huge issue but given both issues felt a bottle of wine wouldnRead moret have gone amiss. Hide

Reviewed by Garyfallia 5th April 2023

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Amazing holidays in a beautiful cottage! I was surprised by the kitchen equipment as we could cook absolutely anything ! Lovely fireplace! We enjoyed every moment and we stayed there for three nights!

Reviewed by Joanne 25th March 2023

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Quaint cottage in a quiet location in the centre of Hawkshead. A few things could do with updating as they are a bit tired - the double mattress for one - but overall its a well equipped & reasonably comfortable cottage.

Reviewed by Deborah 18th March 2023

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Quaint cottage, warm and comfortable. Good location. Lovely welcome pack, thank you. Outside property could look tidier. Some upgrade required especially downstairs which mentioned in owners feedback. Lounge looks much bigger and cleaner on pictures. No running hot water in sinks. Showers fine. Open fire lovely. Lovely walks from property so good lRead moreocation. Limited places to eat out in village as one pub closed, other no food, ate at Queens but limited availability but lovely, good service. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 11th March 2023

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Comfortable cottage & we throughly enjoyed our stay there. The cottage is clearly in need of a spruce-up downstairs, but both bedrooms & bathrooms were clean & comfortable. May not be suitable for elderly or infirm as the stairs are very steep.

Reviewed by James 27th January 2023

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Reviewed by Ian 25th October 2022

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Reviewed by Sue 3rd October 2022

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Nice location...quiet and central. Comfy and cosy. Nice place. Access with car only possible to the shops as work ongoing and locals cars parked Al the time. Parking permit for village car park very helpful.

Reviewed by Patricia 24th September 2022

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A charming cottage with lists of character. Spotlessly clean and in an excellent location.

Reviewed by Alan 3rd September 2022

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Very tired in places ie carpets short on glasses as well. Bearing in mind it has probably had a lot of foot traffic from walkers and dogs .it has 2 lovely on suite bedrooms perfect for couples. Lovely log fire cosy. Fantastic location as well pubs in village are lovely as well as tea rooms and restaurants. Best fish and chips I've tasted for a whilRead moree as well all cooked fresh .would recommend if you can over look the decor and carpets !! Above all it was clean and the beds were fairly comfy!! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 9th July 2022

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Although cottage is in a lovely location and a satisfactory base for visitors, there are a number of upgrade and improvements that need to be made to improve the quality of our stay. A lack of facilities, tired and dated dcor lets the property down. If you are looking for a simple, no frills place to stay this would be ideal for you.

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