Find the best place to stay — Hawkshead

Where to stay around Hawkshead?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,392 holiday lettings near Hawkshead. From 1,059 cottages to 132 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hawkshead is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Hawkshead?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Hawkshead. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Hawkshead Grammar School: 2,434 holiday lettings
  • Beatrix Potter Gallery: 2,432 holiday lettings
  • Church of St Mary: 2,434 holiday lettings
  • Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre: 2,476 holiday lettings
  • Lakeside Windermere Ferry Landing: 2,136 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Hawkshead listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Hawkshead?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,059 cottages in Hawkshead. Our other popular types of Hawkshead holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 132 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 117 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 44 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hawkshead?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 92 holiday homes with pool available in Hawkshead. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Hawkshead, Lake District your home away from home

    Hawkshead is a scenic town just south of Ambleside. It comprises narrow traffic-free streets and alleyways lined with quaint whitewashed cottages. Its heyday was in the 18th century when it was an important market town for the local wool industry. William Wordsworth, a local resident, described the town in some of his poems. Above the old Grammar School where he was educated from 1778 to 1783 is the church of St Michael which dates from the 16th century. The other famous resident in the Hawkshead area was Beatrix Potter and her properties now belong to the National Trust.

    Things to Do in Hawkshead, Lake District Outdoor Pursuits

    Hill walking is by far the most popular activity in this lovely area but cycling, horse riding and climbing can also be enjoyed. The lakes and rivers provide the ideal location for fishing, canoeing, rafting, sailing and kayaking.

    Visit the Church

    The lovely Church of St Michael has an interesting 16th century altar tomb. It also has some unusual wall paintings dating back to the 17th century of psalms and other bible quotations.

    Local Dining

    The delightful pubs and inns in the area around your Hawkshead holiday home are the best place to relax in authentic surroundings and enjoy home-cooked food. There are also many cafés in the area which serve light snacks during the day.

    Places to Visit Near Hawkshead, Lake District Hawkshead Hall

    This National Trust property was built by the monks of Furness Abbey during the reign of Henry III. Most of the hall was destroyed during the Reformation but the remaining courthouse is the home of the interesting Museum of Rural Life. Ravenglass

    The miniature Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway was opened in 1875 to transport iron ore from Eskdale to Ravenglass. Now restored, visitors can take a 7-mile journey on this miniature railway through some of the most unspoilt Lake District scenery. It is approximately 44 km (28 miles) from your Hawkshead holiday cottage.

    Beatrix Potter's Home

    Hill Top, one of Beatrix Potter's homes where she wrote delightful stories of wildlife characters, is now managed by the National Trust. It is exactly as it was when she lived there from 1905.

    Weather in Hawkshead, Lake District

    The Lake District is one of the dampest regions in the British Isles. It has cool winters with average daily highs around 44°F (7°C) and some snow. Summers reach 68°F (20°C) in August and may be cloudy with showers. Spring and autumn are the most popular seasons to visit this scenic area.

    Travel to Hawkshead, Lake District

    The nearest airport to your holiday home in Hawkshead is Newcastle(NCL) Airport which is 143km (89 miles) away. The other option is the Leeds/Bradford (LBA) International Airport which is 132 km (82) miles away. It is an easy scenic drive from either of these airports to Hawkshead.

    The Lake District is also very accessible by train from London’s Euston Station or Manchester to Oxenholm (Kendal), Penrith or Carlisle. You can pick up a hire car from the station, making the journey very pleasant and hassle free.

    Attractions in and around Hawkshead

    First time in Hawkshead and looking for places to see? Some of the area's family-friendly attractions for travellers include Go Ape Grizedale, Lakes Aqaurium and Lakeland Maze Farm Park. Visitors searching for nearby landmarks can take a trip to Hill Top, Church of St Mary and Wray Castle. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for green spaces such as Tarn Hows, Skelwith Force and Lake District National Park. Also while in town, consider a visit to Hawkshead Grammar School and Beatrix Potter Gallery.