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View to the front of the cottage
The welcoming lounge and diner
Snuggle up in front of the log burner
The kitchen leading out to the back of the cottage
The bright double bedroom
Watch tv cosied up in bed
The en-suite to the double
The twin room
The main bathroom
The pretty single room
Local village of Hawkshead
Local village of Hawkshead
To the front of the cottage
1 / 13  View to the front of the cottage
2 / 13  The welcoming lounge and diner
3 / 13  Snuggle up in front of the log burner
4 / 13  The kitchen leading out to the back of the cottage
5 / 13  The bright double bedroom
6 / 13  Watch tv cosied up in bed
7 / 13  The en-suite to the double
8 / 13  The twin room
9 / 13  The main bathroom
10 / 13  The pretty single room
11 / 13  Local village of Hawkshead
12 / 13  Local village of Hawkshead
13 / 13  To the front of the cottage

Lantern Cottage - Hawkshead

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
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

  • Tastefully converted 16th century cottage retaining period features with views of surrounding hills from bedroom windows
  • Central location in the village of Hawkshead for pubs and eateries
  • A short stroll to National Trust properties and plenty of walks nearby
Property code: LLH39

16th century cottage located in the village of Hawkshead, with its shops, pubs, and National Trust properties, within easy driving distance of Lake Windermere.

Enjoy an escape with five friends or family at this pretty property, close to amenities and in the heart of stunning Lake District. Whether you like water sports, fell hiking or scenic shoreline strolls, there is plenty close by to whet everyone’s appetite.

Enter this welcoming property into the lounge/diner. Settle down on the comfortable sofa in front of the warming wood burner or take a seat at the dining table and play a competitive board game. Cook up a storm in the contemporary, well-equipped kitchen which has plenty of storage and surface space. When you are ready for some rest, head upstairs to one of three characterful bedrooms. Choose from a cosy king-size bedroom with en-suite, a pretty twin or a single bedroom. Enjoy an evening tipple on the seating area outside the front of the cottage, or the picnic bench to the rear.

The village has a rich history, dating back to the medieval period. Across the road is the National Trust’s Beatrix Potter Gallery, housing original drawings by the children’s author, or visit William Wordsworth’s school, The Old Grammar School. Head 2 miles to the picturesque Tarn Hows nature reserve and lakes where you can enjoy peaceful walks or challenging climbs. 1 mile south of the property is Esthwaite Water, great for fishing. Alternatively head to Lake Windermere (4 miles) where you can hire a boat, try out kayaking or take a waterside walk. The bustling town of Ambleside is 5.5 miles away with a large selection of shops, restaurants and pubs.

  • 3 bedroom, a king-size, twin, and single
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • TV/DVD, CD
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Wood burner with fuel provided
  • Oven, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • 1 parking permit for local car park provided
  • Secure bike storage
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurant within walking distance
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Travel cot, highchair, baby bath and stair gate all available
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog 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 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tom 13th June 2022

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Quirky old cottage in a fabulous location. Headroom can be an issue as with many old cottages and 2nd or additional cars cost 8 per day to park. Overall though its a great cottage in an ideal location with all conveniences literally on your doorstep.

Reviewed by Sharon 21st May 2022

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We had a lovely week in Lantern Cottage. It was spotlessly clean and well equipped. There was a musky spell on entering the cottage each time but we got use to it. The bathrooms were modern with good showers and the cottage central heating worked very well. We really enjoyed the picnic table and benches in the shared courtyard which were a sun trapRead more in the afternoon. The location is fabulous with lots of walks from the cottage. The Honeypot and Co-Op are really well stocked. We hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by James 23rd April 2022

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Very pleasant.A lot of character

Reviewed by Deborah 19th February 2022

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Reviewed by James 27th January 2022

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Reviewed by Clare 15th January 2022

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Just returned from a weekend at the Lantern cottage in Hawkshead, it really was amazing, everyone so friendly and made our stay memorable, 5 stars from us abd cant wait to return.

Reviewed by Vicky 23rd December 2021

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We had such a wonderful stay at Lantern Cottage over Christmas. Spacious enough for 5 of us and a dog! Great location to spend the festive period with the cosy atmosphere and a lovely Christmas dinner in one of pubs in the village. Had a day exploring nearby Ambleside including a boat trip. Best family Christmas weve had in a while and would definiRead moretely recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Carol 20th November 2021

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 16th October 2021

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A cosy snug cottage right in the heart of Hawkshead.

Reviewed by Vanessa 6th October 2021

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The cottage wasn't very clean. there were dead bugs on the carpets and bathtub, the door to the ensuite was dirty. The table mats were all sticky and dirty again. There was a very unpleasant smell in the cottage. The drawers unit in the bedroom fell on our toddler as it wasn't attached to the wall. The ensuite window latch was broken so we couldn'tRead more keep it open. Only 2toilet rolls for 5people for 3days. Must book for evening meals at the pubs as you can't just walk in. Kitchen well equipped Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Tony 4th September 2021

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The property was brilliant with a brilliant location

Reviewed by Joanne 21st August 2021

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Superb cottage in a fabulous location. Having 2 bathrooms was a bonus and the house was very well equipped and very comfortable. We will return.

Reviewed by Anita 14th August 2021

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Lovely cottage over 3 floors, with exposed beams centrally placed in Hawkshead for our family of 5. Kitchen very well equipped for all your needs as a family. Floors a bit creeky but in keeping with the age of the cottage and added to its character. Would recommend a stay.

Reviewed by Norma 3rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Malcolm 19th June 2021

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The cottage provided a good location and facilities, comfortable with a good lounge, three good bedrooms and two very useful bathrooms. An ideal area to visit some of the Lake Districts best features .

Reviewed by Ian 12th June 2021

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Good cottage, well kitted out and in a fantastic location, with walks form the village as well as good pubs and takeaway food. Highly recommend the Kings Arms. Other main atatratcion not to far away but even a few miles will take longer due to narrow roads. Good value and provides ideal accomodation for two couples or a famliy of five. I will highlRead morey recommend!! Hide

Reviewed by Clare 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Dominique 24th October 2020

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Love this cottage- old world charm and so cosy. Bathrooms are modern and kitchen though small is well equipped. Absolutely perfect location- bang in the middle of lovely quaint Hawkshead with its three pubs, the co-op open until late and the Honey Pot selling treats and delicious bacon you have everything within a minutes walk. Its a lovely villageRead more with walks and cafes too. Hide

Reviewed by Jacquelyn 12th September 2020

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All the perfect ingredients ! The quaintness of 16th century , beams and irregular floors but the luxury of beautiful bathrooms , plenty hot water , well equipped kitchen and a wood burner for evening atmosphere . Very comfy bed and setting so convenient for all you could want on your doorstep .

Reviewed by Jonathon 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by Mark 29th August 2020

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Reviewed by Nik 15th August 2020

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Nice cottage, well located for local shops and pubs.

Reviewed by Alexandra 25th July 2020

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Reviewed by Lynn 11th July 2020

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Good location ideal for 2 couples and a friend or family of 4/5 Mattresses are old and lumpy and boiler needed changing but office was very helpful and just round the corner Everything was 1/2 mins walk pubs shop post office holiday office great spot for exploring the lakes

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View to the front of the cottage
The welcoming lounge and diner
Snuggle up in front of the log burner
The kitchen leading out to the back of the cottage
The bright double bedroom
Watch tv cosied up in bed
The en-suite to the double
The twin room
The main bathroom
The pretty single room
Local village of Hawkshead
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Location

Map
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.

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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