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7 Nights  

  • £725  to  £1575

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  • £105 p/night
    2 night min. (off peak only)

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£970 Sat, 15 Jun 2024
7 nights - Save £444 - Save 5% with the code INDEPENDENT5

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About The Roost

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.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Will Coley joined Independent Cottages in March 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation Comprises:

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.


  • Double bedroom with dual-aspect windows and a king-sized bed. This room has proper storage and a TV so that guests can laze in bed for as long as they like.
  • Second bedroom with a double bed and a window seat overlooking mature gardens.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds.
  • Modern shower room with a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Separate utility room with a washing machine and laundry facilities.


  • The main entrance is on the first floor which means that guests enter into the living area on this floor, rather than near the bedrooms on the ground floor.
  • Light and welcoming dining room and kitchen with multi-aspect windows framing views of the gardens, church and surrounding countryside. Glazed doors open into the garden. Furnishings include leather sofas and a 48-inch Smart TV.
  • Kitchen/diner with a solid oak dining table with seating for up to eight guests, with a cosy wood burner that encourages guests to linger over meals in cold weather.
  • Contrasting with the age of the cottage, the kitchen is a very modern environment with everything guests need to prepare and serve delicious meals to their family and friends.
  • Family bathroom with a luxurious freestanding bath, WC and a handbasin.

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.

The Roost Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double, 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £725
To £1575
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7845955699 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Will Coley
Member Since March 2017

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Live prices and instant book available on our website with prices at least 10% cheaper than Airbnb plus save an extra 5% of week long says with the promotional code 'INDEPENDENT5'

Last Minute Offers

Sat, 15 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £970
Save £444. Save 5% with the code INDEPENDENT5

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The Roost 18 Month Availability Calendar

  • Available
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* Calendar last updated: 14th June 2024