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Holiday Cottages in Hawkshead

With its streets paved with cobblestones and lined with wonky 17th-century cottages, this quaint English village in the Lake District really is an idyllic destination for a break. After some creative inspiration? Hawkshead was also once a hotspot for literary legends like William Wordsworth and Beatrice Potter. Surrounded by three picturesque lakes, national trust sites and mountain peaks, you’ll be spoilt for choice with places to explore when you book one of our Lake District holiday cottages Read more

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54.384983, -3.000479

Rose Barn is an immaculately appointed barn conversion sleeping 6, providing modern day accommodation less than 1 mile from Hawkshead village, and even closer to the quaint hamlet of Outgate.

Weekly guide price:
£575 to £1200
Short breaks from £150 per night

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Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.375759, -2.997981

Centrally located accommodation sleeping up to six in the popular village of Hawkshead. This home from home is the perfect place to hang your hat after a day of exploring.

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1100
Short breaks from £121 per night

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Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.374721, -3.000734

The Roost is a fantastic holiday cottage in the heart of Hawkshead, within walking distance of shops, cafes and pubs yet peaceful thanks to its spacious garden with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside that includes Grizedale and Latterbarrow. The period cottage has received a modern facelift to offer a high standard of accommodation for up to six people in three bedrooms, with facilities including a games room and a master bedroom with a big TV. It's the perfect Lake District cottage for families and friends who want to be close to everything while still enjoying space and privacy.

Weekly guide price:
£725 to £1575
Short breaks from £105 per night

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Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.397137, -2.931309

"Honeysuckle Lodge" is a 2 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 4 guests in Cumbria. The little community of Troutbeck Bridge is in the Lake District National Park, near to the renowned Kirkstone Pass, between the well-known towns of Windermere and Ambleside. This peaceful community, made up of a few Lakeland cottages, has a...

Prices from £209 per night

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54.440299, -3.056164

"Tabitha's Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Cumbria. Tabithas is a traditional Lakeland stone cottage sleeping 4, located in the beautiful Langdale Valley in the village of Chapel Stile. The cottage has stunning views of Lingmoor fell and the Langdale Pikes and is superbly located with numerous...

Prices from £227 per night

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54.374533, -2.999045

"Alice's Cottage" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. In Hawkshead there are inns, tea shops, guest houses and shops, as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery. William Wordsworth attended the Old Grammar School which you can visit. Newby Bridge is 10 miles away and offers the Aquarium of the Lakes...

Prices from £261 per night

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54.201550, -2.951610

"Cottage in Cumbria" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Cumbria. Situated by the river Ea and Wheelhouse bridge, this property enjoys a peaceful location just a short walk from the main village square. Here you will find a clutch of excellent inns, cafes and restaurants including a Michelin star awarded...

Prices from £574 per night

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54.201550, -2.951610

"Cottage in Cumbria" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. This property is situated in the picturesque village of Cartmel, which lies between the Lake District National Park and the Morecambe Bay coastline. The village is a popular destination for keen foodies, as it offers a range of well regarded...

Prices from £305 per night

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54.367080, -2.912810

"Pegs Place - One-Bedroom Holiday Home" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. This holiday home's standout feature is the fireplace. Featuring a private entrance, this holiday home is comprised of 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and a kitchen. The holiday home's kitchen, which has kitchenware, is available for cooking and storing...

Prices from £159 per night

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54.267821, -2.954992

"The Bothy" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Cumbria. The charming Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands is set between the Lake District fells and Morecambe Bay and offers one of the mildest climates in the north of England. Formerly a small fishing village, the introduction of the Furness...

Prices from £163 per night

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54.430330, -2.962160

"Church View - One-Bedroom Holiday Home" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. The fireplace is a top feature of this holiday home. Boasting a private entrance, this holiday home comes with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and a kitchen. The holiday home's kitchen, which features a dishwasher and kitchenware, is available for...

Prices from £148 per night

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54.367100, -2.997500

"Lama Lodge - One-Bedroom Holiday Home" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. Guests will find kitchenware in the kitchen. The holiday home also includes a barbecue. The holiday home features a private entrance and heating. The unit has 1 bed.

Prices from £107 per night

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54.300700, -2.803300

"Puddle Duck Cottage - One-Bedroom Holiday Home" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. The holiday home's kitchen, which features a dishwasher and kitchenware, is available for cooking and storing food. The holiday home provides a washing machine, a private entrance, heating and a TV. The unit offers 1 bed.No children...

Prices from £238 per night

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54.367580, -2.916260

"The Stable View - One-Bedroom Holiday Home" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. Boasting a private entrance, this holiday home features 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and a kitchen. The holiday home's kitchen, which has kitchenware, is available for cooking and storing food. This holiday home features heating and a TV. The unit has...

Prices from £110 per night

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54.433652, -2.962716

"Kirkstone Cottage" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. Ambleside makes a base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is much to enjoy here from cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants...

Prices from £250 per night

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54.542799, -2.862845

"Townhead Cottage" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. The picturesque village of Pooley Bridge sits on the northerly edge of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District National Park. The name Pooley came to be due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont, and the...

Prices from £165 per night

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54.433714, -2.958583

"Little Stone Howe" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips...

Prices from £152 per night

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54.425781, -2.961632

"Little Hart Crag" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. Ambleside is an ideal base from which to explore the picture-perfect lakes in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. Resting at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, Ambleside offers an abundance of outdoor activities such as hiking and...

Prices from £149 per night

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54.263160, -3.031770

"Cottage in Cumbria" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. Located in the village of Bouth, the property is within easy walking distance from one of Cumbria s most popular pubs. Bouth itself is a peaceful village situated halfway between the southern tips of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere. Both...

Prices from £179 per night

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54.393012, -2.996416

"Kirkstone Cottage" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. Hawkshead is a village and civil parish in Cumbria, England, situated in the South Lakeland area. The village is famous for being the place poet William Wordsworth was educated and Beatrix Potter lived nearby. Most of the land in the village is...

Prices from £125 per night

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54.351366, -2.958296

"Old Sawrey Stores" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. The village of Far Sawrey has a pub/restaurant, whilst Bowness, with all its shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, is just a short distance across the lake by ferry. Also close by is ‘Hill Top’, once the home of Beatrix Potter, and...

Prices from £175 per night

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54.433141, -2.962266

"Old Village Shop" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips...

Prices from £220 per night

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54.371192, -2.897567

"Uplands Retreat" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both lively, entertaining communities surrounded by the breathtaking Lake District landscape. Both towns offer a variety of services, businesses, and dining options to suit every preference, with the...

Prices from £122 per night

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54.365852, -2.919052

"Bowness Hideaway" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. Visitors to the Lake District National Park continue to be drawn to the lively twin towns of Bowness and Windermere because each one offers a variety of adjacent activities, amenities, shops, and restaurants to satisfy all interests. Windermere...

Prices from £121 per night

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54.391626, -2.918655

"The Homestead Lodge" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. The small village of Troutbeck Bridge lies between the famous towns of Windermere and Ambleside, close to the renowned Kirkstone Pass, within the Lake District National Park. Made up of a scattering of Lakeland cottages, this quiet village...

Prices from £159 per night

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54.329825, -2.738914

"Gosling Cottage" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Cumbria. A historic market town with a fine reputation for shopping, Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone...

Prices from £124 per night

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Cottage Holidays in Hawkshead

Stay in the heart of Hawkshead village in a luxurious cottage where you can unwind in the hot tub, snuggle up in front of the wood burner and enjoy breakfast in your super-king-size bed. Bringing your four-legged friend along? Book a dog-friendly cottage with an enclosed garden or plan a group getaway with some friends in a period cottage featuring free WiFi and a games room.

Stroll around the village of Hawkshead and discover its many local delights – from its fascinating museum to various tea rooms and independent shops. You could also spend an afternoon chocolate making or browsing the local art gallery. Prefer to get outdoors? Wander down to the nearby Esthwaite Water or venture further afield to Lake Windermere and Coniston Water. With so much to see and do, why not book one of our Hawkshead cottages today?

Best things to do in Hawkshead

As well as being surrounded by spectacular landscapes, the small village of Hawkshead has a lot to offer. Here are the five best places to visit during your visit:

  • National Trust Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead: Inside this stunning 17th-century house are the original works of Beatrix Potter.
  • North Fen National Nature Reserve: This protected area has woodland and a lake where you can find birch trees, cotton grass and waterfowl.
  • Chocolate Factory Hawkshead: Take part in a chocolate workshop, browse over 100 varieties of sweet treats or indulge in a pot of rich hot chocolate.
  • Minstrels Gallery: Pop in for a traditional afternoon tea at this cosy tea room which was established in 1946.
  • The Fitzwilliam Gallery: This gallery showcases contemporary and traditional paintings of landscapes, wildlife and more from an array of established and award-winning artists.

How to get to Hawkshead

If you’re travelling from one of the major cities in the UK, below shows an average distance to Hawkshead, so you know what to expect when choosing to visit by car.

London: 278 miles

Birmingham: 166 miles

Glasgow: 148 miles

Liverpool: 96 miles

Bristol: 247 miles

Manchester: 90 miles

Leeds: 125 miles

Edinburgh: 150 miles

Newcastle: 107 miles

More locations in the Lake District

The Lake District is England's largest national park and home to some of the most spectacular lakes in the UK! If you’re looking for a tranquil getaway but can’t decide where to stay, here are five more fantastic locations: