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Fabulous Lakeland Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Stunning Views, Lovely fresh interior with two Bedrooms - sleeps 4

The Cottage dates back to 1860 and has been completely refurbished to a high standard.

Free Wi-Fi available at Cottage.

Accommodation: This is an ' upside down ' Cottage.

2 Bedrooms Downstairs, Living room area and Kitchen are upstairs - to take advantage of the Fabulous Views.

A great deal of thought has been given to the Interior decoration of the Cottage offering a bright, modern yet cosy environment. The two Bedrooms are Downstairs. One Double and One Twin. They are cosy and very Comfortable and Bright. The Modern Bathroom is down the hall.

A large Brass Chandelier lights the way upstairs to a Fabulous Living room with Stunning views of the Vale. A window seat or two awaits, to enjoy a relaxing drink with a good Book. The Dining area is just off the Living room and offers subdued lighting for that special evening meal.

TV with Free Sat., Music Centre and the best bit - a Wood burning stove for that extra bit of warmth on a cold evening. We do not provide Wood due to the lack of space required to keep it in stock. The local milkman can supply logs, and additional other groceries items such as milk - to the door on your arrival. (Telephone number to contact them directly for supplies can be given on request at the time of your booking.)

On the same floor is the modern kitchen which has everything a great cook will need.

The spacious cottage garden - which has won numerous Gardening Awards over the years - has a patio with Table and Chairs and is perfect for alfresco eating or just planning the next adventure. It is easily accessed from the Door leading from the Living room.

A Garden shed is available for Bikes and Bits - to store whilst staying at the Cottage. Areas for drying, and storage of outdoor gear is upstairs on the Stair landing - which has access to the Living room.

The Cottage is situated in a great area for Outdoor Activities such as general Hiking and Mountain Bikes. Grizdale forest is less than 2 miles away.

About 5 minuets walking from the cottage, is Hawkshead village. Nearby are the market towns of Ambleside,Windermere and Keswick are great for shopping and are packed with museums and art galleries, as well as other attractions such as the Lake District National Park Visitors Centre in Windermere and the Beatrix Potter museum at Bowness.

This fabulous cottage offers the perfect setting for exploring The Lake District National Park, famous for its stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and cultural heritage. Grizedale Forrest is about a 10 minuets ride ( 25 mins. walk) from the Cottage. Great for Mountain Bikes and Walking. It is a perfect setting for lots of outdoor activities including hiking, climbing and mountain biking, water sports - including fresh water fishing, sailing, windsurfing and canoeing (on Lake Windermere or Coniston) - or golf, with several excellent courses nearby.

Bring plenty of Maps.

A short distance away are the Langdale and Furness Fells, and we are not far from the Helvellyn range.

PARKING Outside:

Opposite the Cottage is a small Parking area SHARED with Number 2 Cottage - next door. Careful Parking will enable 2 Cars to be parked there - by each cottage - parked in tandem.

We can't organise this, but we hope the weather is kind during your stay. Sorry no pets.

More Details

Alexandra Bayliss
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Fabulous Lakeland Cottage
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Lovely Lakeland Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying here,perfect little cottage situated within a stunning area of the Lakes. The cottage is very clean with full amenities and the layout with the bedrooms down stairs works well. We have already booked up for another week next year!

The Miller Family.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - the area is stunning and the view from the cottage window upstairs is a lovely place to just sit , stare and relax. We look forward to your visit again with us. Kindest regards Alexandra
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Lovely cottage in ideal location for Grizedale Forest.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in this comfortable, well maintained cottage. Great views from the upstairs living area. We had an amazing week cycling in Grizedale Forest which is a short drive away.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed the cottage. The views are what relaxing is all about. Thank you for your review - we look forward to having you return. Alexandra
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Comfortable Cottage, well equiped, perfect place for a wonderful Lake District holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We loved to stay in this cosy cottage. It is really well equiped and Hawkshead is a beautiful littel town with many pubs, restraurants, some tea rooms, gift shops and a coop market. Its a perfect place for hiking or visiting sights nearby like Ambleside, Windermere, beautiful fells, falls and tarns and of course Beatrix Potters Hill Top Farm.

We would rcommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and all that Hawkshead and the Lake District had to offer - regarding some excellent walks in nearby Grizedale forest and some of the famous and historical sites you mentioned. We do look forward to seeing you again.
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It is a great value cottage in an ideal location.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the cottage. It is conveniently situated within walking distance from lovely Hawkshead and Grizedale forest and close to Coniston and Ambleside with regular buses from Hawkshead. It is also a five minute walk from Esthwaite Water which is a lovely quiet lake. The first floor offers an amazing view of the hills opposite.

The cottage was clean, well maintained, tasteful and it has anything one can ask given its size, price, location and purpose. We found some of the appliances tricky to work out, particularly the heaters downstairs, so check the black book with all the instructions and manuals above the microwave oven and the stove was rather temperamental but nothing to spoil our stay. The shower was also not ideally situated for a full drench but again this is a small thing.

The kitchen has all mod cons and the living room has the most amazing views.

The bedrooms downstairs are rather small but, despite being on a B road, very quiet and the beds were really comfortable so we had some good nights' sleep and, in any case, why go to the Lake District if you are going to stay in the bedroom all day?

We used the daily delivery from the local dairy who deliver all sorts of other things in addition to milk. It was great to wake up to fresh milk, bacon and kindling wood outside the door.

To sum up the description of the cottage was accurate and the communications and directions from the owners thorough and comprehensive. We were pleased with our stay and, considering the price, we think it offers outstanding value for money. Look for it on more than one websites, though. The first website we looked was asking for twice as much for the exact same dates and we had started looking for somewhere else until we found the cottage again on Homestay for a great price.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Great to know you enjoyed the cottage and had an enjoyable Holiday visiting the Lakes - we agree, the views from the Living room window are just lovely to sit and relax. Come again, when you are next visiting the UK.
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Cosy cottage in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Vale View Cottage & we have already booked up again for next year! This is a perfect little cottage in the Lake District & with the lounge on the first floor, it allows you to enjoy the views. The cottage is clean with all mod cons for a comfortable stay. Its within easy walking distance of Hawkeshead which has a great selection of fine pubs and shops. Would thoroughly recommend as a great base for a walking holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give this review. The cottage is in a great location. Esthwaite Water is nearby, the Lake that inspired and Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. There are plenty of good walks from the Cottage Door or go Mountain Biking in nearby Grizedale forest, just 5 minuets by car or 20 minuets on your Bike. Or if the weather is good - enjoy the view and relax sitting in the little garden. Free Wi-Fi is available at the cottage
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  • 5 of 5

A perfect little cottage topped off with the log burner for warming up after a day in the hills!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - can't wait to get back there myself! So glad the weather was kind and that you had some fine walks. Do come and visit us again. Alexandra
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Sun Inn
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
M6 - J36
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Queens Hotel Hawkshead
Car: recommended

The cottage is situated about a five minutes walk from Hawkshead village centre - Great tea rooms, local shops, Chemist and pubs offer every amenity and convenience. Local Co-Op has an ATM Banking Facility very useful for cash withdrawals.

Free Wi-Fi available at Cottage

Superb walks and bike trails abound in nearby Grizedale Forest, Esthwaite Water, Claife Heights and Tarn Hows. 'Go Ape' in Grizedale is a highly memorable adventure. Nearby is the Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery - ideal for all Anglers, beginners or experts - either by Boat or from the shore. Tuition available.

Many local Car rally's and Mountain Bike weekends are organised in the area - contact the local Cumbrian Tourist Board for scheduled events.

Sorry we do not accept Dogs.

Visiting Bowness-on Windermere? Look at our other property ref: 727334 - Fabulous Holiday Cottage in the centre of Bowness. https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p727334


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

*Private Parking: There is a Car Parking area opposite the cottage, for two cars carefully parked in Tandem. - Parking area is shared with number 2 - property next door.
*Free Wi Fi available at this Cottage.

Visiting Bowness on Windermere? see our other cottage Partridge Holme property ref: 727334 https://www.homeaway.co.uk

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hawkshead in Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Please note - All bed Linen is provided. Guests must bring their own personal Bath and Hand Towels & soaps.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • tennis
Walking distance approx. 5 mins.into Hawkshead. Hawkshead has Great Tea Rooms and Pubs as well as a Local Co-Op , Pharmacy, Hairdressers and local specialist Food shop and Art Gallery. Local walk takes about 20 mins., (or Bike) up the hill to Grizedale forest - directly from the Cottage Door. Views and Grizedale Forest is a fabulous area for picnics and walking and cycling. Free Wi-Fi available at the Cottage.

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