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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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    Cottage #1101464
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      House #6779274
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                    Apartment #8195918
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                                  House #8196129
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                                    Cottage #8195869
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                                          Apartment #8196099
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                                            Cottage #8196130
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                                              Cottage #8196038
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                                                House #8195887
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                                                      Cottage #8195953
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                                                        House #8195966
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                                                            Cottage #8196013
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                                                              Cottage #8196028
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                                                                Cottage #1865589
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                                                                  House #8195906
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                                                                      Cottage #8082300
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                                                                          Cottage #1865588
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                                                                            Apartment #8232982
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                                                                                  Cottage #1862687
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                                                                                    Cottage #1966962
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                      Cottage #8158830
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                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                        Bungalow #1905885
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                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                              Apartment #8144499
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                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                Cottage #1123064
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                  House #8151978
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                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                    Apartment #6472092
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                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                                      Cottage #6492026
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                                                                                                      Hawkshead Holiday Cottages & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      excellent stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      location of cottage was good close to shops and the pubs,cottage had every thing you need it is like home from home.would stay there again. thank you tracey.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Spacious Comfortable House

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We chose this house for our family celebration. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable. We had our grandson with us and the highchair and cot were very useful. The furniture was tasteful and the master bedroom had a beautiful view. The rooftop terrace was the cherry on the cake. We spent many hours there admiring the view of the Lake. The house is situated in a quiet, peaceful cul de sac but the position of the house is very handy for all amenities in Bowness. The garden is secluded with lovely trees and plants. If towels had been provided it would have been useful because of the number of us staying there.The use of the local hotel swimming pool was expensive, especially as pur 5 month old grandson wouldn't have stayed in for long. I think that details about this amenity should have been stated much more clearly in the house description.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017