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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.

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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Comfortable, clean and cosy accommodation in an ideal location

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  The cottage was ideal for our needs - compact kitchen but quite sufficient for a couple with one small dog! Spotlessly clean, well equipped and in an excellent position for all the village amenities. Very comfortable living room but a little cold in the toilet/shower room. We especially appreciated the generous supply of logs and coal for the open fire. Would definitely stay at Angel Cottage again!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                  Luxurious Lakeland Accommodation for Two

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Having stayed in the Lakes many times over the years, this wonderful cottage is by far the nearest home from home accommodation we have ever found. Dennis and Pauline have done a wonderful job adding this extension to their home, to the highest specification you can imagine. The photographs and descriptions of the property are spot on. Every room we found extremely spacious and it was a master stroke keeping it for two people. The kitchen area and the views from the front of the lounge are incredible. There is nothing you could want or need to improve the experience of staying in Glen Rowen. Although we only stayed for four days and the weather was a little unkind we thoroughly enjoyed our post Christmas stay. What a great start to 2017.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                  Wonderful cottage!

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Perfect size and gorgeous features! Great location just a super short drive from Windermere and other areas. Lovely village pub and brewery a walk down the road!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017