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The Roost is in a stunning location in Hawkshead, conveniently close to pubs, cafes and shops, with a south-facing garden that affords countryside and church views. The Lake District cottage sleeps up to six guests in three very comfortable bedrooms, making it an excellent choice for families and friends.
Hawkshead is the perfect base from which to explore the breathtaking Lake District National Park. Its roots go back to the Vikings, and it has changed little since the days that Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth wandered along its winding cobbled lanes. In addition to four pubs, the village is home to a very popular chocolate factory. Beatrix Potter lived nearby in her beloved Hill Top, and the Beatrix Potter Gallery is in the office where her husband worked as a solicitor. Many of the buildings in the village - which is traffic-free - are managed by the National Trust, so it feels almost like a living museum.
There's a good reason why the Lake District has been one of Britain's favourite holiday destinations for over a century - it's stunning. Fells and mountains provide some of the most challenging walks in the country, and there are miles of gentle routes for those who prefer to stroll rather than climb. Its lakes, including Ethswaite Water at the southern tip of Hawkshead, and nearby Windermere, offer endless opportunities for sailing, kayaking and canoeing. There are dozens of pretty villages and friendly towns buzzing with a lively atmosphere in every season, with excellent cafes, restaurants and markets selling tasty Cumbrian delicacies.
In addition to Hill Top, attractions local to The Roost include Grizedale Forest, The Ruskin Museum, Brantwood, and the Coniston Boating Centre. Go sightseeing on a vintage paddle steamer, wander around the gardens at Wray Castle, or spend a few hours at the Lakeside Museum. The beauty and charm of the Lake District inspired Beatrix Potter to buy and donate a considerable amount of land to the National Trust, ensuring future generations could enjoy a place she held close to her heart. After your time at The Roost, we are sure you will share her love for this incredible landscape and its people.
Will Coley joined Independent Cottages in March 2017
The Roost is a period cottage with a modern interior and high-quality fixtures and furnishings. Despite its central location, its big south-facing garden provides peace and privacy.
Outside: The Roost has plenty of outdoor space including a patio and areas laid to lawn. The garage has been converted into a fun games room where there is a pool table, a kitchenette and relaxed seating. The driveway has space for up to three cars.
Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with the prior agreement of the owner. Smoking is not permitted.
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