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Brown Cow

Hawkshead, Lake District
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Tastefully refurbished 18th century period property in the centre of the pretty Lakeland village of Hawkshead
  • Ideal base for a romantic couples retreat with pubs. cafes and local shops a short stroll away 
  • Located just a short drive from Coniston Water and Ambleside
Property code: 72434

Ideally situated for discovering the tranquil Lakeland village of Hawkshead, this traditional cottage makes an idyllic holiday home for two. Perfect for couples seeking a delightful romantic retreat in the heart of the Lake District National Park, this beautifully updated 18th-century property is perfect for guests exploring Esthwaite Water, Coniston Water and Windermere. Featuring exposed timber beams, a welcoming wood burner, a charming, shared courtyard and plenty of original touches, this tastefully furnished cottage makes a wonderful getaway for keen walkers and nature lovers exploring this spellbinding region.

Black wooden gates lead from the main square into the courtyard, with a charming porch taking you into the cottage where you’ll find the pretty lounge/diner. With plenty of adorable features, exposed beams, cosy seating, a Smart TV and a cheerful wood burner, the lounge is an ideal space to unwind in. Set by the window, the dining space is perfect for enjoying a romantic meal which you can cook in the bright, airy and fully equipped kitchen. A steep and narrow cottage-style staircase leads up to the first floor and a spacious, beautifully decorated and romantic double bedroom. There’s also a bright and invigorating bathroom with wainscoting which houses a charming roll-top bath. Stepping outside, the delightful courtyard is a friendly shared space where you will have private seating perfect for enjoying a morning coffee.

The idyllic village of Hawkshead has a choice of great places to eat and drink and is home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery and Wordsworth’s old grammar school. The village lies at the northern tip of Esthwaite Water, with Windermere to the east (3 miles) and Coniston Water to the west (3.5 miles). Local attractions include Beatrix Potter’s former home at Hill Top, Latterbarrow, Tarn Hows, the Claife Viewing Station, Claife Heights and Wray Castle (all within 4 miles).

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • The cottage is a traditional Lake District cottage so does have low beams throughout
  • Underfloor heating in the kitchen
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Regret no children or infants
  • Permit to car park for village provided
  • Regret no children or infants, adults only, property with a maximum occupancy of 2
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Angela 4th June 2024

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Brown Cow Cottage is a lovely place to stay. It is in the heart of the community but yet has a definite air of seclusion with its own courtyard. I felt at home there. Everything was provided for a perfect home from home. The cottage has its quirks such as the beams and sloping floors, these all add to the authenticity of staying in an old cottage. Read moreSean added some lovely touches and it was great to meet him and learn about the cottage. I found it very comfortable - the bed and a soak in the bath Hide

Reviewed by Paul 28th May 2024

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Its a nice cottage but could be so much better. The location is excellent and we found the place quiet & peaceful. To be 5 stars a furniture update is needed.

Reviewed by Stephen 18th May 2024

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Reviewed by Andrea 11th May 2024

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Reviewed by Verity 25th December 2023

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Lovely little cottage in the most perfect location. Comfortable and perfectly equipped with everything you would need. The owner was fabulous and super helpful definitely contact him to say hello. We will definitely stay again. We were there on New Years Eve and the whole village came out for the fire works. It is right next door to the pub but youRead more dont hear any noice at all Hide

Reviewed by Jean 20th October 2023

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A brilliant, cosy cottage to return to after a day out walking. Fire worked a treat to warm up place quickly. Spotlessly clean, very comfortable bed, a kitchen that made it easy to cook our meals in. Always hot water, and the location was great. We did a walk from the house and the other days a short drive to Coniston/ Ambleside gave us the most woRead morenderful walks. A fantastic half term break! Hide

Reviewed by Christine 8th September 2023

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Lovely property ever thing you need for a comfortable stay. Lots of walks from the front door which makes such a great change from having to drive everywhere. Really friendly local people and great food to be had at all the establishments we tried, definitely recommended.

Reviewed by Jane 25th August 2023

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Lovely little hideaway for two, in the heart of the village. A real home from home with everything we could have hoped for in a holiday cottage. Very convenient for eating out or self catering. Great walking from the door or just a short drive away.

Reviewed by David 30th September 2022

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Reviewed by steven 16th September 2022

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a great cottage in a great location, the bathroom arrangement was not to my liking (bath only) but it was a small set back. the washing machine in the kitchen was not working and as it was a walking holiday this meant a lot of messy hand washing. but overall it was a very pleasant stay in a lovely cottage.

Reviewed by Mark 2nd September 2022

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Great situation,all the equipment you need

Reviewed by Anna 24th August 2022

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Great location, lovely walks from the door. The little outdoor courtyard was great as the weather was warm. No issues with parking, easy to unload etc outside and main car park only a v short walk away.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Jeanette 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Yvonne 8th July 2022

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Beautiful Place very central for access to all the lakes. Lovely village

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Location

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