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Charming dresser and antiques add to the character of the cottage
Quaint and picturesque village to explore
Local village of Hawkshead
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Barn Syke

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming Grade II listed 18th century cottage with open fireplaces
  • Located on the edge of pretty Hawkshead village with its pubs, cafes and shops
  • Plenty of walks nearby for all abilities and a short drive to Ambleside and Coniston
Property code: LLH34

Pretty Grade II listed cottage in an ideal location on the outskirts of the popular village of Hawkshead, within walking distance of National Trust properties and local pubs.

Step back in time and discover the literary worlds of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, while staying with loved ones in this traditional chocolate box cottage. Filled to the brim with character and charm, this terraced cottage benefits from plenty of original Lakeland features and offers a calming ambience for your next countryside retreat. Sleeping up to six guests and two dogs, the property lends itself perfectly to any family or group of friends with intergenerational activities on offer right on your doorstep.

Maintaining a true farmhouse aesthetic throughout, this cottage has been lovingly decorated with busy floral accents and quality antique furnishings, an affectionate reminder of this unique holiday home’s countryside location. Step inside to make yourselves at home in the charming lounge, a cosy space with original beams and the warming allure of an open fire. Find another open fire in the adjacent dining room, the perfect place for enjoying a hearty breakfast on cold and blustery mornings. While in the summer months, elect to enjoy morning coffee or late night dinners in the rear courtyard with BBQ and dining set. Venture up the stairs to discover three bedrooms that complete the property including a cosy bunk bedroom that’s perfect for children.

Leave the car behind and enjoy Hawkshead’s many charming attributes. Visit the Beatrix Potter Gallery or Wordsworth’s iconic grammar school to get a feel for the area’s rich history, and be sure to find time to visit the Chocolate Factory for a satisfying sweet treat afterwards (all within 0.5 miles). Explore lakes near and far with Esthwaite Water close by (0.5 miles) or the more impressive Lake Windermere a little further away (3 miles). From here you can board a boat, walk along the water or even try your hand at wild swimming!

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 twin, and 1 bunk bedroom
  • Bathroom with power shower over the bath and WC
  • TV
  • Open fire with all fuel provided
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, slow cooker, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Walking distance to shops, pubs, and restaurant
  • Parking permit for  1car provided
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 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

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by M J 2nd July 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage in a great location. Perfect.

Reviewed by Alice 25th June 2022

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A wonderful cottage in the lovely village of Hawkshead. We love staying there and come back each year, if we can. It is very comfortable and so convenient with pubs and a shop, chemist and post office just down the street.

Reviewed by Kevin 4th June 2022

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Great location and very good value for money. Very nice cottage only spoiled by inadequate cleaning!

Reviewed by Paula 21st May 2022

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Overall the cottage was well equipped, very good quality bedding, towels and crockery. The fireplaces were out of use which was disappointing. However the radiators soon warmed the cottage, we did need to get the caretaker to unlock the thermostats which were set very low at 17 degrees. This was done very quickly so wasnt a problem. Its a good locaRead moretion and there are 4 pubs in the village, 2 serving food. Avoid the fish and chip shop, very greasy! Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 21st February 2022

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Reviewed by Georgina 22nd December 2021

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The cottage is in a great location and really handy for the local pubs and shops. The cottage is lovely and well equipped and the two open fires make it really homely. It was really well stocked with logs and coal which was a bonus as we have not had this before. Parking is on the main carpark which is just a 5 minute walk away. On the down side thRead moree upstairs was a little chilly, and the lounge carpets and furniture could to with a clean. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 3rd November 2021

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Reviewed by Deborah 23rd October 2021

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Reviewed by Tom 2nd October 2021

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The cottage was well situated in the village and its facilities were very adequate. The heating system, despite being very dated was adequate. The cleanliness of the property was not up to standard.

Reviewed by Sarah 25th September 2021

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Four of us (2couples) stayed at Barn Syke for a week. A very well equipped accommodation, we did quite a bit of cooking (due to pubs being unexpectedly temporarily closed) there wasnt anything we needed that wasnt available for use in the cottage. Hawkeshead is a quaint but vibrant village that consists of mainly independent local shops, 3 good pubRead mores but due to covid problems only the kings arms remained open all week. Some lovely walks without having to leave the village. Very dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by ALAN 18th September 2021

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Reviewed by Richard 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by Barry 21st August 2021

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Reviewed by kerry 24th July 2021

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Reviewed by Joanne 3rd July 2021

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Clean, comfortable and in good location, enjoyed our stay at Barn Syke

Reviewed by Amanda 26th June 2021

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Very nice great location, just 1 pub out of 4 serving food and was fully booked, so if you are staying book food. Cats kitchen was good with the landrover pizza on Sunday and Monday. So very handy location to stay.

Reviewed by Melanie 19th June 2021

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This is a perfectly placed cottage for exploring central Lakeland. It's so well equipped. Extremely cosy. Perfect place to stay. We loved it. The company running it are incredibly swift to respond with any queries. Wonderful week away.

Reviewed by Jane 5th June 2021

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Great location, nice cosy cottage. Just ensure you book early when eating out.

Reviewed by Anne 3rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Lorna 26th September 2020

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Fantastic situation in a really pretty town. Would recommend this cottage in the summer,but not as the weather gets colder.

Reviewed by Peter 22nd August 2020

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Lovely cottage in Hawkshead village. Very homely feel with period furniture and well equipped with everything you might need (other than perhaps a tumble drier!) Would be very happy to stay there again

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Location

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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.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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