Dine al fresco
Lavender pathway through the clematis archway towards the back door
Snuggle down after a days walking
Cook away
Relax in front of the fire
Double bedroom with ensuite
Double bedroom
Main Bathroom
Twin room
Downstairs Bathroom
View towards the property
Garage and drive
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3 / 14  Snuggle down after a days walking
4 / 14  Cook away
5 / 14  Relax in front of the fire
6 / 14  Diner
7 / 14  Double bedroom with ensuite
8 / 14  Ensuite
9 / 14  Double bedroom
10 / 14  Main Bathroom
11 / 14  Twin room
12 / 14  Downstairs Bathroom
13 / 14  View towards the property
14 / 14  Garage and drive

Knipe Fold,

Outgate and Tarn Hows, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful detached property
  • Tranquil, rural location close to lovely Tarn Hows
  • Stunning views across the attractive Esthwaite Valley
  • Two miles from the village of Hawkshead
  • Lovely enclosed garden
  • Ideal location for exploring the Lake District’s top visitor attractions
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Use of eco friendly technologies
Property code: LLH11

Beautiful, eco-friendly, detached property in a stunning rural location near Hawkshead, beautifully finished by skilled local craftsmen.

This cottage enjoys a simply stunning location in amongst a small cluster of cottages close to Tarn Hows, a National Trust managed area of countryside, which offers a circular accessible walking route with beautiful mountain views. The villages of Coniston and Hawkshead are both under two miles away, each offering a range of shops and pubs, whilst Hawkshead also has The Beatrix Potter Gallery. Coniston Water and Lake Windermere are both a short drive from the property and offer a range of water sports and pleasure cruises, meaning that everyone can enjoy the lakes, whether you want a relaxing or active holiday.

This detached cottage offers guests a wonderful place to stay in the stunning surrounds of the Lake District. Entering the cottage through the entrance hall, guests will come to the spacious living room. There are two distinct areas to this room, which can be divided by glass doors into two separate spaces if desired. The lower end has the TV and DVD, as well as French windows which lead out to the patio, whilst two steps up lead to the second area which is dominated by the impressive stone fireplace which now houses the cosy wood burner. This space makes a relaxing retreat, with its comfortable seating and window seat which offers scenic views across the valley. The bespoke kitchen has been thoughtfully and stylishly finished and is well-equipped with a Range cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, and dishwasher. The washing machine and tumble dryer can be found in a separate utility room where you will also find a very useful drying cabinet.  The property’s dining room is located in a light and airy extension, which benefits from French windows giving access to the garden and an additional TV. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms. The first of which is the master-suite with double bed, TV, and en-suite shower room with WC. The two further bedrooms are a double and a twin, which, again have their own TV. The main bathroom has a shower over the bath and WC.

Outside, there is an enclosed garden, which is perfect for all the family with both a lawn area and a large patio seating area with tables and chairs. Off-road parking for two cars is provided. Bikes can also be stored in the garage. The property’s owners are rightfully proud of the cottage’s eco-credentials, which include a ground-source heat system and solar panels, which keep the property lovely and cosy.

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • En-suite shower room with WC to the master bedroom
  • TV/DVD in the lounge, plus TV in dining room and 2 of the bedrooms
  • Eco-friendly
  • Range cooker
  • Wood burner with all fuel supplied
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Shops, restaurant, and pubs 2 miles
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Due to the location the Wi Fi signal is intermittent

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by kate, 22nd February 2020

Knipe Fold is very well situated,in a quiet hamlet but only minutes by car from Ambleside and Hawkshead. There are three good pubs within walking distance or a short drive away. It's a great cottage for dogs with plenty of downstairs space, a good utility area, and a safe, enclosed garden. There are lots of walking opportunities from the door. GeneRead morerally very well furnished and certainly very cosy and warm in the winter months. Hide

Reviewed by kate, 16th November 2019

We love the location of Knipe Fold, with great walks from the door and excellent pubs within walking distance. For a smallish property, Knipe Fold has great living space, well divided into different zones, and a really useful boot/dog room and drying cupboard. The bedrooms are comfortable and the property is very well equipped.

Reviewed by Peter, 2nd November 2019

This cottage is close to perfect - warm, cozy and spacious. The drying cabinet was a surprise and well used bonus. The Internet, however, is very problematic - very, very slow with constant drop outs (suspect router needs upgrading). The basic sprung coiled mattresses on the singles need toppers. If the latter two could be upgraded this would scoreRead more 5 Stars. The location is pretty good but the access lane off the Clappersgate Hawkshead Road is very narrow! Parking is awkward and limited to 2 cars Hide

Reviewed by Susi, 26th October 2019

A lovely cottage with great views and in a fabulous location for walks, mountain biking and pubs (walking distance to the Drunken Duck Inn). Lockable bike storage is a real plus. Felt a bit tired and shabby in places, with some tlc this cottage would be perfect.

Reviewed by Hayden, 12th October 2019

Fabulous, private location with sensational views of Hawkshead and Ambleside in the distance. The cottage has been impressively extended and provides ample family accommodation, with a number of beautiful walks from the doorstep.

Reviewed by Phil, 21st September 2019

The cottage is in a perfect location. Very quiet. Pretty.kuch everything you need is there. Some updating of various appliances, sofas would improve the experience. However, we would return

Reviewed by tracy, 6th July 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed staying in this cottage and didn't want to leave.

Reviewed by John, 14th June 2019

An extended property with an attractive garden in a great and peaceful location, ideal for walking and cycling

Reviewed by Colin, 18th May 2019

The cottage is pretty with a very attractive garden, secure for the dog. We walked to both of the local pubs from the cottage, which were very different but both great. It was also an easy walk into Hawkshead.

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Dine al fresco
Lavender pathway through the clematis archway towards the back door
Snuggle down after a days walking
Cook away
Relax in front of the fire
Double bedroom with ensuite
Double bedroom
Main Bathroom
Twin room
Show 2 moreDownstairs Bathroom


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