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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.

    Excellent! 4.7/5
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    Cottage #1101464
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      House #6779274
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        Cottage #6026408
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          Cottage #8232860
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            House #8130313
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              Cottage #8168002
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                Cottage #1865589
                  • 2 BR
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                  Cottage #8082300
                    • 2 BR
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                    Cottage #1865590
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                      • 1 BA
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                      Apartment #8232982
                        • 3 BR
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                        Cottage #1865588
                          • 3 BR
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                          Cottage #1862812
                            • 3 BR
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                            Cottage #1857262
                              • 6 BR
                              • 5 BA
                              • Sleeps 12
                              House #8233409
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                                • Separate Toilets
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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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                                      • 2 BR
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                                      Cottage #1933633
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                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        Bungalow #1905885
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          Cottage #1123064
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 4 BA
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                                            House #1747932
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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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                                                • 2 BR
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                                                Apartment #6472092
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  Barn #8173830
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    Bungalow #8146970
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                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                      Cottage #6492026
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                        House #1883428
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          Cottage #1933735
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            Cottage #8076509
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              House #8159153
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                Cottage #1876740
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                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                  Apartment #8144499
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                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                                    Cottage #8072662
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      House #8079212
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                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                        Cottage #411435
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                                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                          Cottage #8132297
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                                                                          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                            Cottage #1682369
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                                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                              • 3 BR
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                                                                              • Separate Toilet
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                                                                              Cottage #8088447
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                                                                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                House #6864690
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                                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                  Cottage #6974568
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                                                                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                    Cottage #8083515
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                                                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      Cabin #8132074
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                                                                                      Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                        Cottage #8078250
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                                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                          Cottage #6104875
                                                                                          10
                                                                                          Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
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                                                                                            Cottage #8131438
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                                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Good! 3.7/5
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                                                                                              Cottage #8161669
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                                                                                              Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (17 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
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                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #8109523
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                                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                  (54 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Bungalow #1110081
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                                                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (42 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #1880897
                                                                                                    42
                                                                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      House #8169090
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                                                                                                      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A great holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived at the bungalow in glorious sunshine and were immediately impressed with the splendid garden which surrounded the property. Claverley's location is very central to both Windermere town and Bowness, and an excellent base for exploring the South Lakes The house was spacious with enough room and facilities for our needs, which included those of a centenarian and an almost one year old.. We had some minor difficulties with the heating and the clothes washer, but these were readily dealt with thanks to the owner's availability and helpfulness.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful location and beautiful property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Property was in a beautiful location and 5-10 minutes walk to local supermarket, town and train station and a further 15 minutes stroll to get to the bowness pier which we ventured into routinely. The property was in a quiet area and we had the privacy and use of Garden and decking which was beautiful as the sun shone on it all day long. I feel the photos of the property don't even do it justice- Helen has got lovely homely detail throughout the property and it is incredibly spacious. 7 adults stayed here and all of us agreed that we would absolutely stay here again when visiting the Lake District. Thank you so much Helen and thank you for being so quick at replying to my messages all the time!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017