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Open plan living area
Lounge area
Compact kitchen
Bedroom
Bedroom
View towards the property
The cottage is tucked away in a quiet area known as Field Head
1 / 7  Open plan living area
2 / 7  Lounge area
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7 / 7  The cottage is tucked away in a quiet area known as Field Head

Barn End - Hawkshead

Outgate and Tarn Hows, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • One of two former 17th century Lakeland barns converted into cottages
  • Ideal couple’s retreat at the heart of the Lake District in a quiet, rural location
  • Easy access to walking routes and famous Tarn Hows and a short drive to Coniston and Ambleside
Property code: LLH09

Cosy rural cottage for two, in a tranquil location with easy access to Hawkshead and Ambleside.

Escape for a romantic break for two at this cosy cottage that sits down a country lane just a few miles from Hawkshead and Windermere. Set on a quaint complex of former 17th-century Lakeland barns, this cottage sleeps two people in one bedroom and welcomes two canine companions. It is the ideal rural retreat for a couple who like to hike, bike and kayak their way around the Lake District by day, and snuggle up in front of the cottage’s glowing wood burner each evening.

Step inside and you’ll find a welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, where features like the beamed ceiling, slate floor and wood burner all add to the authentic atmosphere of the property. Cook up a romantic meal for two in the kitchen area and enjoy an intimate dinner at the breakfast bar, or head outside to dine al fresco in the garden. After dinner, enjoy a glass of wine as you soak up the tranquil atmosphere, or head in to the living area and slip onto the sofa to watch a movie by the glow of the wood burner. When the day is done, climb up the steep, narrow staircase, where you’ll find a stylish king-size room that has a pretty, Chinese-style screen that separates it from the bathroom.

Head into the gorgeous village of Hawkshead (1 mile) and you’re sure to be as enchanted as William Wordsworth, who went to school there. Browse the local shops, visit Wordsworth’s old grammar school, treat yourself to a cream tea, or enjoy a pint by the fireside in one of the village’s 17th-century inns. Or make your way to Esthwaite Water (3 miles), where you can go trout and pike fishing or take a self-guided osprey safari.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath,shower, and WC
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Wood burning stove with fuel supplied
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurant 1.5 miles
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking
  • Electric vehicle charging point at the property for additional £30 - please contact for further details
  • 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

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jack 25th June 2022

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Nice cottage situation, bed soft but comfortable, stairs narrow tread so be careful.

Reviewed by Christine 28th May 2022

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Lovely cottage, brilliant position for walking from door step. Well equipped and dog friendly.

Reviewed by Olwen 6th November 2021

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Never stay there again.

Reviewed by Daniella 30th October 2021

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Great location in a cozy cottage. This is the 2nd time we stayed here. It was perfect for our needs (2 adults & a dog). Good value for money. Some improvements need to be made with fixing things within the cottage. Not much had improved since our stay 3 months earlier, though it looked like someone had cleaned this time. Beautiful views from the beRead moredroom window and only a short drive to the local towns for shopping and walking routes. Hide

Reviewed by Phillipa 23rd October 2021

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Reviewed by Andrew 25th September 2021

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Very disappointing cottage! Cleanliness left a lot to be desired, very limited quantity of mismatched cutlery and crockery, lots of minor maintenance issues needing sorting (light bulbs out, cracked tiles, wobbly tables etc.), mattress needs to go in a skip! Untidy area outside cottage cluttered with overflowing bins, empty gas cylinders and old taRead moreble and chairs. Only positives were quiet location within walking distance of Hawkshead and Tarn Howes Hide

Reviewed by Ben 23rd August 2021

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Overall a lovely tiny cottage. Very clean and reasonably well equipped. Location is excellent. Poor nights sleep as mattress is very soft and needs replacing. Easy walk to Hawshead which has pubs, shops and a co-op.

Reviewed by Karen 14th August 2021

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Lovely little house, if you like walking then it's about 45 min walk to Hawkshead over fields which are pathed most of the way but I wouldn't recommend a pushchair/ wheelchair.

Reviewed by Scott 31st July 2021

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Reviewed by Daniella 24th July 2021

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Overall we had a great time on our holiday, the tranquility & privacy of the cottage was divine! The location was great for us to travel in all directions. Though, a warning that the pictures do not match up to what is now in the cottage. I.e. the sofa is half the size. Take your own cleaning supplies and toiletries as we were provided with a 'starRead moreter pack' but it was not sufficient between 2 for 7 days. A lot of things in and around the cottage were broken. Even so, would book & stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Kathleen 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Claire 10th July 2021

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Reviewed by Angie 3rd July 2021

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The cottage is small functional and cute. It is well kitted out but lacks attention to detail. Dirty toilet brush . Broken glasses in the cupboard and log basket that needs to be replaced. We arrived to find dog poo in the garden area and 2 bags of dog poo near the front door .We have a dog of our own but would not expect to clean up after someone Read moreelse's pet. On the up side the cottage is user friendly and we did use this as a base to explore the lakes Hide

Reviewed by Janet 19th June 2021

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A lovely cottage that was just right for a couple and small dog.

Reviewed by charles 11th May 2021

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Wonderful location, in the heart of the countryside, lots of options for long or short walks and rides from the house. And a tranquil home to return to for your stay. This was my second visit to Barn End, which I rarely do as like to try different houses. My week in May had Cuckoos calling and flying everywhere... several Dippers just down from ColRead morewith Force... Wheatears on Iron Keld and Siskins along the Byway... and a White Browed Wagtail on the new paths down to High Ray. Hide

Reviewed by Keeley 22nd April 2021

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We really loved staying here and look forward to staying again soon. Perfect location for exploring and sightseeing & having a lovely lie in with the occasional moo and bleat for comfort - it remind you of the beautiful scenery outside. Beautiful historic building. Follow the directions stated in advertisement. Perfect for couples, friends or familRead morey. 10/10. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Sebastian 12th April 2021

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The cottage is located in a very nice, extremely peaceful area, no traffic noise at all and the only sounds you hear are birds, sheep and cows. The bedroom is very comfortable. It is indeed one end of a barn, and is really quite small, so if you plan to spend a lot of time there it may not be ideal, but was fantastic as a base for walking. You'll nRead moreeed to drive to reach the big walks but lower level ones are accessible from the cottage. Amazing to see the stars at night! Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 23rd December 2020

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The cottage is very cozy and warm situated in a lovely part of Hawkshead with lovely walks around, the plumbing is noisy it needs some new utensils but I lovely secluded comfortable cottage, near to lovely walks.

Reviewed by Jack 24th October 2020

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Reviewed by Steve 19th September 2020

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a beautiful little cottage a couple of miles from Hawkshead (try the Queen's Head). Some things could be improved; pipes are extremely noisy, a mattress protector would seem necessary in a rental and if your car is bigger than maybe a Golf the entrance is too narrow unless you like a challenge.

Reviewed by Gillian 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by ANDREW 1st August 2020

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Pleasant location. A little bit small!

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

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