Open plan living area
Lounge area
Compact kitchen
View towards the property
The cottage is tucked away in a quiet area known as Field Head
1 / 7  Open plan living area
2 / 7  Lounge area
3 / 7  Compact kitchen
4 / 7  Bedroom
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6 / 7  View towards the property
7 / 7  The cottage is tucked away in a quiet area known as Field Head

Barn End - Hawkshead,

Outgate and Tarn Hows, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • One of two former 17th century Lakeland barns converted into cottages
  • Ideal couple’s retreat at the heart of the Lake District
  • Attractive original features evoking country-style charm
  • Quiet rural location amidst wonderful rolling countryside
  • Easy access to walking routes and famous Tarn hows
  • A few minutes’ drive to Lake Windermere and other top visitor attractions
Property code: LLH09

Cosy rural cottage for two, in a tranquil location with easy access to Hawkshead and Ambleside.

This cottage enjoys a quiet, rural location on a country lane just a few miles from Hawkshead and Windermere. Windermere is the region’s longest lake and offers a range of boat trips, many of which depart from Ambleside, which is located five miles away from the property. One of the most popular towns in the Lakes, Ambleside has a range of eateries, as well as shops. The area is, of course, extremely popular with walkers and offers many scenic routes at a range of accessibility levels, from easy strolls to thrilling mountain climbs. Also within easy access of the property, visitors will find Coniston Water, Wray Castle, The Beatrix Potter Gallery, and the Go-Ape high ropes centre in Grizedale Forest. There really is something for everyone.

Guests enter the cottage and come straight to the cosy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner where the beamed ceiling, slate floor, and wood burner all contribute to the authentic atmosphere of the property. Guests do not have to forego their creature comforts though, as is there a TV and DVD which can be enjoyed from the comfortable corner sofa. There is breakfast bar with seating overlooking the kitchen area. The kitchen is well-equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher, whilst the washing machine, tumble dryer, and freezer can all be found in the external utility room, which is also a great place to store muddy boots and bikes. Upstairs, accessed via a steep narrow staircase, the bedroom is a stylish king-size room which has a pretty Chinese-style screen separating it from the bathroom, with its shower, bath, and WC.

Outside, the property benefits from an enclosed lawned garden which has table and chairs, ideal for an evening drink in this tranquil location. Off-road parking is available.

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

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath,shower, and WC
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Wood burning stove with fuel supplied
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurant 1.5 miles
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lesley, 21st December 2019

This a lovely quaint cottage with the added value you can take 2 dogs its cosy and has a lovely log burner. The tv channels are basic 5 free. I took my iPad and a HDMI cable with the apple fitting and was able to put netflix through the tv, god send over christmas. Its not as close to a pub as desired and also not safe to walk when dark. Walking inRead more the lanes around in my opinion is not safe much of the ground around is fenced off, you have to keep your dog on a lead on the meadow walk near. Hide

Reviewed by Christine, 10th August 2019

Fabulous cottage for a couple who require peace and quiet and a bonus they accept dogs. Brilliant walks from the property and easy access into Hawkshead. Lovely welcome pack on arrival. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Sarah, 3rd August 2019

A really cosy cottage and well located to explore the Southern and Central Lakes.

Reviewed by Denise, 20th July 2019

A charming cottage perfectly located for Hawkshead and Coniston, as well as the lakes and walks. If walking is your plan pick up cheap maps from Tourist Information in Coniston. Situated on a quiet lane with lovely views

Reviewed by Derek, 6th July 2019

Everything just perfect, great location.

Reviewed by Michael, 18th May 2019

A small but comfortable semi detached cottage in a lovely quiet location. Plenty of dog friendly pubs and cafes in Hawkshead ( about 10 mins drive ).The local pub in Outgate provides lovely food in a good dog friendly atmosphere Cottage is a good base to explore the Lake District. A few minor irritations, no safety mat in bath, noisy plumbing and sRead moreome out of date leaflets in the info pack but nothing to spoil our holiday Hide

Reviewed by Steven, 13th April 2019

Small but pleasant and in a great location

Reviewed by Martin, 30th March 2019

In general we had a great time once we got our bearings . We wish the cottage could have been closer to more amenities although it was nice being so quiet. We will definitely be back but want to be closer to either hawkshead or Ambleside

Reviewed by Stuart, 23rd March 2019

Lovely location, however this cottage needs a complete new set of utensils, pots, pans and a new mattress pans. Also needs work on the plumbing.

Reviewed by Lawrence, 28th December 2018

We loved the cottage it was perfect for the two of us and the dog, so cute and cosy and loved the real fire, the cottage had everything you need for a lovely stay!

Reviewed by Jane, 24th November 2018

Cute little cottage, lovely for 2 people. Its a bit tired and needs a bit of TLC but good value for money. Easy walk into Hawkshead across the fields.

Reviewed by Matthew, 16th November 2018

This quaint little cottage situated between Outgate and Hawkshead is the perfect location for a relaxing short stay. The surrounding area is bliss and peaceful and the cottage itself is cosy and inviting. Plenty of walks in the nearby area to choose from and the Outgate Inn is only a 15/20 minute walk down the road. I've stayed here a couple of timRead morees now and it's always a relaxing and pleasent stay. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona, 6th October 2018

Perfect for a couple and their dog for a quiet, cosy hideaway. Good location within walking distance of good pubs and restaurants in Hawkshead. Great for a relaxing walking holiday.

Reviewed by Bernard, 22nd September 2018

Third time time we have stayed at this property love the area property has every thing you need for a relaxing break will use again.

Reviewed by Deborah, 19th September 2018

The cottage is cosy, ideally placed for good dog walks. It is lovely and warm, but a little too small for two adults and two large dogs. In an ideal location to explore the area.

Reviewed by Lynne, 18th August 2018

Very comfortable,and peaceful

Reviewed by AUBREY, 23rd July 2018

Lovely cottage in the countryside - semi-detached to a slightly larger cottage in the same grounds with dedicated on site parking space. Location is very quiet and the bed very comfortable with great en-suite bathroom. Small garden with table. Well equipped. Super location with lots of local places to visit. Low beams downstairs and narrow staircasRead moree. Hide

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