View towards the property
Well equipped kitchen with large table and a sofa
Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with roll top bath
Double bedroom
Local residents!
Single bedroom
A choice of local pubs in Hawkshead
Hawkshead village centre
A choice of local pubs in Hawkshead
1 / 11  View towards the property
2 / 11  Well equipped kitchen with large table and a sofa
3 / 11  Lounge
4 / 11  Lounge
5 / 11  Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with roll top bath
6 / 11  Double bedroom
7 / 11  Local residents!
8 / 11  Single bedroom
9 / 11  A choice of local pubs in Hawkshead
10 / 11  Hawkshead village centre
11 / 11  A choice of local pubs in Hawkshead

The Judges Lodging,

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning property in a converted courthouse and police station
  • Characterful, three-storey holiday accommodation
  • A number of well-maintained original features
  • Situated in the village of Hawkshead, close to Lake Windermere
  • Short drive to many of Lake Districts top visitor attractions
  • Easy access to scenic walks and treks in the vicinity
  • Linen and towels provided

Property code: LLH17

Victorian property, once the courthouse and police station, located in the pretty village of Hawkshead, known for its connections to William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

This property is located in the village of Hawkshead, within walking distance of village amenities. There is a choice of pubs, a number of interesting properties which are managed by the National Trust and a range of interesting shops and cafes. Lake Windermere is a short drive away, and visitors should be sure to take one of the pleasure cruises which run up and down the 10.5-mile long lake, stopping at numerous places of interest, including Ambleside,and Bowness.  A short drive from the village is Grizedale Forest with its walking routes, cycle paths, Segway hire, sculpture trail and Go-Ape high ropes adventure.

This handsome property offers high-quality accommodation spread across three floors. On the ground floor, the spacious kitchen/diner offers a welcoming place to enjoy a cup of tea after a long journey or a day of sightseeing, with its pine dining table seating six, slate floor and bright tiles. Guests will find everything they need here, including an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer and dishwasher, there is even a TV and comfortable seating area. Adjacent to the kitchen, guests will find a utility room and a convenient ground-floor WC. Taking the stairs to the first floor, guests will find the elegant lounge which offers sofa seating, a wood burner-effect electric fire, TV, DVD, and CD. One of the property’s bedrooms is also on this floor, an attractive single, which has a shower room with WC close-at-hand. The stunning master bedroom suite occupies the second floor and comprises a king-size bed, low-level window, dressing table, TV, and a cosy armchair. The exposed stone wall, vaulted ceiling, and beams add to the romantic atmosphere of this room and it is here that the property’s sense of history is felt most keenly. This room also benefits from a lovely en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and WC.

Next to the property there is parking available for one car.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 single
  • Shower room with WC and en-suite bathroom with bath and WC
  • TV, DVD and CD, plus additional TVs in the kitchen and master bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, and dishwasher
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • 2 dogs welcome (must be kept downstairs)
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Pub, restaurant, and shops within walking distance

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracey, 17th August 2019

Loved The Judges Lodgings, great place to stay, very comfortable and it has everything you need. Loved it

Reviewed by Eileen, 15th June 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Judges Lodging - a fascinating conversion with lots of character and very comfortable. The village of Hawkshead is delightful and we were pleased wed chosen to be there rather than in a larger location.

Reviewed by Tony, 1st June 2019

The Judge's Lodging is perfectly situated minutes from the Co-op (with free cashpoint) and Post Office. The ground floor kitchen/dining room is particularly roomy and, having a stone floor, means you don't have to worry if you come in with wet feet (it is the Lake District after all). Having three toilets is also very handy!

Reviewed by Howard, 4th May 2019

Wonderfully decorated and spacious three floor house with a bathroom on every floor. House full of character.

Reviewed by Annette, 23rd March 2019

Excellent location and well furnished cottage, good quality and would recommend.

Reviewed by Susan, 17th March 2019

An extremely comfortable and well furnished cottage. Very homely and in a great location to the village and surrounding Lake District towns.

Reviewed by Rita, 25th January 2019

The cottage is ideally located in the lovely village of Hawkshead. Well equipped throughout with a very comfortable lounge for relaxing after a day out exploring the local area. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Keith, 5th January 2019

Just returned from a 5 day break here and have to say the cottage was fabulous. Fantastic location in the heart of the village whilst being quiet too. Beautifully appointed and cosy , we especially loved the country stone floored kitchen. Whilst not being any problem for us some may find the number of stairs an issue with the layout being over 3 flRead moreoors. That said we have come home and booked again straight away for the same time next year !! Hide

Reviewed by Margaret, 16th November 2018

The property is perfect as long as you don't mind stairs. Beautifully decorated, comfortable and very well equipped. It is very peacefully situated yet only a few metres from all the village amenities. Perfect for a walking holiday, there's no need to use the car at all.

Reviewed by Susan, 3rd November 2018

Judges Lodging in Hawkshead was a delightful cottage in a beautiful village . Warm , cosy and peaceful. Parking for one car so no parking worries . Office 100 yards away so easy to pick up keys .

Reviewed by Ann, 8th September 2018

A comfortable, well-appointed property in a superb location with all facilities on the doorstep. Steep stairs might present a challenge to some.

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