Seating area to the front of the cottage
Lounge with electric fire and large leather sofa for relaxing
Kitchen with pine dining table and dresser
Four poster bed
Well equipped kitchen
Double bedroom with four poster bed
Twin beds
Twin bedroom
View towards the property
1 / 12  Seating area to the front of the cottage
2 / 12  Lounge with electric fire and large leather sofa for relaxing
3 / 12  Kitchen with pine dining table and dresser
4 / 12  Four poster bed
5 / 12  Lounge
6 / 12  Well equipped kitchen
7 / 12  Double bedroom with four poster bed
8 / 12  Twin beds
9 / 12  Bedroom
10 / 12  Twin bedroom
11 / 12  Bathroom
12 / 12  View towards the property

Merlin Cottage,

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Comfortable end-terrace cottage in central village location
  • Situated in Hawkshead, close to Lake Windermere
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurants within easy walking distance
  • Four-poster master bedroom and good views
  • Located between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water
  • Ideal base for exploring the Lake District and local places of interest
Property code: LLH29

Lovely cottage located in the Kings Yard area of Hawkshead, with village facilities right on your doorstep and a short drive to Lake Windermere.

Renowned for its connections to Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, there are a number of National Trust properties in Hawkshead and visitors will love to wander around the pretty village streets. Just a few miles from the cottage is Lake Windermere, where there are plentiful opportunities for taking boat trips, which take visitors to Bowness, Ambleside, and Castle Wray, amongst other places of interest. Not to be missed is a visit to Claife Heights, with its purpose-built viewing platform affording unrivalled views of Lake Windermere and its surroundings.

Entering this end-of-terrace cottage, guests will find the cosy, homely lounge with its large sofa, electric fire, TV (with BT sport), DVD, radio, CD, and iPod dock. There is also a payphone for guests’ convenience. The kitchen/diner is decorated in a country style and has a dining table seating four, oven, hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer. To the first floor of the property there are two attractive bedrooms. The first is a sumptuously decorated four-poster room with double bed, pine dressing table and plenty of storage space for clothes. The second bedroom is a simple and tasteful twin room. The bathroom has a shower over the bath and WC.

There is a walled patio area at the front of the cottage with table and chairs and a bench by the back door which offer somewhere to sit and enjoy the sun at the end of the day, perhaps with a glass of wine or cup of coffee, and there is off-road parking for one car to the rear of the cottage.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • TV/DVD, radio, CD and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Walking distance to shops, pubs, and restaurants
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 1 car

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Colin, 10th October 2019

This is a lovely cottage. Very warm. Very comfortable. So cosy Great lighting..It's got everything you need. Also very clean. The bonus for me. It does not allow dogs. Which helps me. Great welcome gift. So appreciated. Great Milkman service. Can't wait to return. Thank you Merlin. X

Reviewed by Lorraine, 24th August 2019

This is our 3rd visit. Once as a couple. Once as a family of 3 and now as a family of 4 (the two children both under the age of 5) every time we have never struggled for things to do or see. Perfect location for amenities and getting around. Cottage is so homely and relaxing. We love it at Merlin and cant wait to come back.

Reviewed by Mandy, 27th July 2019

The cottage is very nice and in a great location. All the rooms were clean and tidy.

Reviewed by Fiona, 20th July 2019

Merlin cottage was perfectly situated with all the facilities in Hawkshead available a five minute stroll away, plus many walks, meaning you can get out and about without the car. The cottage was well equipped and immaculately clean; it really felt like a home from home.

Reviewed by Lesley, 15th June 2019

Really good location, 2/3 mins walk into the centre of the lovely village of Hawkshead. Plenty of room & everything you could possibly need was provided. A lovely welcome bag with local products in & the option to support the local dairy with bottles of milk & other items delivered to the door. I felt it would have been helpful to know about this iRead moren advance of arrival . The parking space was a real bonus, we parked on arrival & didnt move it till we left, the local buses are also really good Hide

Reviewed by Wayne, 18th May 2019

Excellent value for money,close to all village amenities a very cosy comfortable holiday cottage.Everything you would need was here and in a central location for travelling around the Lakes.All in all we couldnt fault Merlin Cottage.

Reviewed by David, 11th May 2019

The cottage was fantastic and was perfect for my wife and I. The cottage was very well equipped with everything that you could need. For anyone with a mobile phone reception for Virgin (which we had) was 4g and was like that for the surrounding area for miles as I utilized it for my walks. The cottages location was excellent and only a very short wRead morealk to all the amenities in Hawkshead. All in all a very lovely cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Deborah, 23rd March 2019

Great location for Hawkshead village. Off road parking a bonus. Well equipped cottage.

Reviewed by Malcolm, 9th February 2019

Clean, comfortable and well equipped. In a great location within the village and the Lake District. We would definitely recommend a visit.

Reviewed by Gaynor, 28th December 2018

Great cottage on the edge of an amazing village

Reviewed by D Walker, 1st December 2016

Four day stay for the Christmas Market, the cottage was ideally placed for it and was clean and warm

Reviewed by S Taylor, 1st October 2016

We booked this break on the Saturday to arrive on the Monday so was very last minute but did not disappoint. The cottage is small but warm and welcoming. After walking all day and visiting the pubs in Hawkeshead it was nice to cosy up in the cottage. My children enjoyed the board games provided. The location in the village was great, everything witRead morehin walking distance and not that far a drive to visit other parts of the lakes. Hide

Reviewed by K Davies, 1st October 2016

LAKELAND COTTAGE MERLIN MAKES RELAXATION AN ART A beautiful, relaxing time overall.The area is full of wonderful views and in close proximity of many of the areas lakes.A bus service regular and fairly cheap ,to take the stress of driving away.The food outlets in the area are good and a few excellent.We enjoyed our stay immensely /Well worth the moRead moreney we paid. Hide

Reviewed by J Carey, 1st July 2016

All clean and in good condition. House is quite small but perfectly good for a family with young kids. If you're looking for a spacious luxury family home this is probably not for you, but as a base for walking and days out its perfect. To be honest I prefer a smaller house and with great food and pubs 2 minute walk away I never even used the kitchRead moreen. Always stayed in the northern lakes before but was pleasantly surprised by Hawkshead and area. Good walking and highly recommend lake swimming in Grasmere. Overall would highly recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by A Whalley, 1st July 2016

A very handy cottage to explore this part of the lake district, a very accommodating cottage were you can kick your boots off and relax after a hike !

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