View towards the cottage
The cosy lounge area
the lounge and dining room
A great space for all
The dining area leading into the kitchen
Compact, well-equipped kitchen
The kitchen leading into the garden
Upstairs to the double bedroom
Light and airy room
The mqain bathroom
The twin room
The cosy single room
Quiet setting
Plenty of space to play in the enclosed garden
Dine alfresco
View towards the cottage
Quiet location near the Grizedale Forest visitor centre
Spacious lawns for children and dogs to let off steam
The view next to door to the garden
1 / 19  View towards the cottage
2 / 19  The cosy lounge area
3 / 19  the lounge and dining room
4 / 19  A great space for all
5 / 19  The dining area leading into the kitchen
6 / 19  Compact, well-equipped kitchen
7 / 19  The kitchen leading into the garden
8 / 19  Upstairs to the double bedroom
9 / 19  Light and airy room
10 / 19  The mqain bathroom
11 / 19  The twin room
12 / 19  The cosy single room
13 / 19  Quiet setting
14 / 19  Plenty of space to play in the enclosed garden
15 / 19  Dine alfresco
16 / 19  View towards the cottage
17 / 19  Quiet location near the Grizedale Forest visitor centre
18 / 19  Spacious lawns for children and dogs to let off steam
19 / 19  The view next to door to the garden

The Kennels - Hawkshead,

Satterthwaite and Grizedale, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Former forestry workers’ cottage found at the edge of Grizedale Forest
  • Delightful semi-detached property in lovely rural setting
  • Large gardens for play and relaxation for all
  • Perfect for an active holiday touring the Lake District
  • Walking distance to forest visitor centre for local information
  • 3 miles from the village of Hawkshead and its pubs and restaurants
Property code: LLH06

Attractive semi-detached cottage with expansive gardens, on the edge of the stunning Grizedale forest, just a short drive from both Coniston Water and Lake Windermere.

If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy an active family break, then look no further, this cottage is in the perfect location to try out many of the activities that the Lakeland region has to offer. A short woodland stroll from the property brings guests to the Grizedale Forest visitor centre, where they will find a playground, café, cycling routes, a Go-Ape high ropes centre and info on the forest. Both Lake Windermere and Coniston water, two of the region’s best known lakes, are less than eight miles away and give the visitors chance to try their hand at various water sports, or perhaps take a pleasure cruise if they are looking for a more restful experience.

Entering the cottage, guests will be able to leave their boots on the porch before entering the spacious hallway, close by is the lounge/diner, with its comfortable seating, dining table, wood burner-effect electric fire, TV, DVD, and hi-fi. The kitchen is situated to the rear of the property and is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, and fridge, whilst the washing machine and freezer can be found in a separate utility room, next to which is a convenient ground-floor shower room with WC. To the first floor, there are three tastefully decorated bedrooms: a double, a twin and a single. The main bathroom is also on the first floor and has a shower over the bath and WC.

Outside, the property has wonderfully spacious gardens, mainly set to lawn, with a small patio area, ideal for sitting back with a drink and watching the children play. The garden is fully enclosed, but there is a stile on one edge, which allows guests to access the woodland which lies beyond the grounds. There is ample parking available for three cars adjacent to cottage.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • TV, DVD, and Hi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • Wood burner-effect electric fire
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • 2 dogs welcome (must be kept downstairs) 
  • Shop, pub, and restaurant 3 miles
  • Forest visitors centre with cafe within walking distance
  • Parking for 3 cars

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen, 8th February 2020

A perfect cottage in the most perfect location. Warm and cosy with all the comforts you could hope for. Ideally located for walks and cycles from the door. Our second visit and we will be returning. Thanks.

Reviewed by Angela, 28th December 2019

We visited for New Year and thought this a lovely cottage, warm and practical with places for wet clothes and boots, parking for 3 good size cars if you're canny, 2 good showers, and a place to store a few bikes. Lovely walking up Wetherlam and Coniston as the closest larger hills, and biking from the door in the forest or to Claife Heights and WraRead morey Castle. The Holiday Cottages agent in Hawkshead was most helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Jason, 21st December 2019

Perfect cosy cottage for winter breaks in Grizedale.

Reviewed by Judith, 25th November 2019

4th time at this charming home,and everything as usual,location beautiful ,everything else just lovely.

Reviewed by Tracey, 12th October 2019

This cottage is situated in a lovely forest area perfect for walking the dog and river paddles for the children. It has everything you need for your visit. Hawkshead isn't far away and has a lovely selection of pubs and shops. We highly recommend a visit to the Red Lion and the coop which is open daily till 10pm. If you are looking for days out we Read morevisit the trains, boats, which also has an aquarium (lakeside), motor museum, brockhole for treetop nets and the south lakes safari zoo. Hide

Reviewed by Helen, 3rd August 2019

This holiday cottage is in a great location for mountain biking with easily accessible trails. We also enjoyed walking and exploring Lake Windermere and Coniston. It is in lovely and quiet forest setting. The furnishings are a bit tired.

Reviewed by Jean, 29th June 2019

Great location, really good areas for dog walking. The cottage was comfortable, just a couple of things needing updating, namely the settees and garden furniture, but this did not detract from a very enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed by Graham, 11th May 2019

Perfect Peaceful location. We would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed by Louise, 24th April 2019

Fantastic location for biking, walking , running. Lovely and quiet setting, Comfortable cottage. Would definitely go back

Reviewed by Sue, 6th April 2019

Overall the cottage is in a excellent location, very close to Grizedale Forest centre with it's extensive bike and walking trails. The cottage is cosy and warm and very well equipped.

Reviewed by Rich, 16th February 2019

The cottage is warm, cosy and spacious. It is ideally situated if you wish to explore Grizedale Forest on foot or bicycle, with a good MTB single-track trail, which can be accessed almost directly from the cottage. There is a secure outhouse, in which we were able to store 3 adult and 1 child bikes. Ample parking for 2 'family' sized cars.

Reviewed by Debra, 4th February 2019

Me and mine had a wonderful stay at The Kennels ...tucked away on a private road's a roomy ....comfortable snug and warm..home from home ...the outside fab for your four legged family members ..had a lovely four days here ..wonderful place .

Reviewed by Faith, 29th December 2018

From the door, off lead dog walking, cycling and hiking. Cosy and warm cottage with a cafe nearby and village with shops 5 mins in car. A peaceful, relaxing quiet location in the heart of Grizedale.

Reviewed by Jason, 22nd December 2018

Superb location for a family Christmas. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return. Always a cosy, comfortable cottage with great walks and activities right from the doorstep.

Reviewed by Judith, 19th November 2018

Fabulous location,lovely little treat bag on arrival,cosy,warm,great walks right outside your door this is our second visit and will definitely be back,oh and the dog loved it too. 5 star for everything.

Reviewed by Karen, 10th November 2018

Couldn't be in a better position for cycling and walking from the door. Well equipped and very cosy and comfortable, had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Patricia, 27th October 2018


Reviewed by Leigh, 11th August 2018

Lovely cottage that actually is larger than pictures show. Great location for mountain biking, Go Ape in the forest all on the doorstep. Cottage is on a private road so extremely quiet. Nearby Hawkshead has all the amenities needed.

Reviewed by Kevin, 28th July 2018

Fantastic location in the middle of Grizedale Forest with stunning views all around. An excellent base for exploring the forest and areas around Hawkshead, Coniston and Windermere. Great walks, cycle rides and for the adventurous Go Ape is a must.

Reviewed by Stewart, 7th July 2018

Excellent relatively remote hideaway with walking and cycling routes on the doorstep. Ideal for dogs having a large enclosed secure garden and easy access off lead walking areas.

Reviewed by Glyn, 30th June 2018

secluded, peaceful in good repair

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View towards the cottage
The cosy lounge area
the lounge and dining room
A great space for all
The dining area leading into the kitchen
Compact, well-equipped kitchen
The kitchen leading into the garden
Upstairs to the double bedroom
Light and airy room
The mqain bathroom
The twin room
Show 7 moreThe cosy single room


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