View towards the property
Garden area with fabulous views
The tiled hallway has plenty of space for coats and muddy walking boots
Spacious lounge with beams and wonderful, welcoming  woodburning stove
The lounge is the perfect place to relax at the end of a busy day
Plenty of books to give inspiration for your day ahead
The window offers views across the lawn at the front of the cottage
The open plan dining/ living room is perfect for sharing family mealtimes
Well equipped kitchen
Kitchen
The playroom
The family bathroom has large shower cubicle and whirlpool bath
The family bathroom
Pretty double with ensuite shower room
The ensuite shower room
Plenty of touches to make this a welcoming home from home
Pretty double bedroom
The cottage styling continues throughout
A quaint single bedroom that children will love
Night light in the single bedroom
A twin room
Steps leading to the property
Seating area perfect for alfresco dining
Beautiful rural location just a short walk from the village across the fields
View towards the property
1 / 25  View towards the property
2 / 25  Garden area with fabulous views
3 / 25  The tiled hallway has plenty of space for coats and muddy walking boots
4 / 25  Spacious lounge with beams and wonderful, welcoming woodburning stove
5 / 25  The lounge is the perfect place to relax at the end of a busy day
6 / 25  Plenty of books to give inspiration for your day ahead
7 / 25  The window offers views across the lawn at the front of the cottage
8 / 25  The open plan dining/ living room is perfect for sharing family mealtimes
9 / 25  Well equipped kitchen
10 / 25  Kitchen
11 / 25  The playroom
12 / 25  The family bathroom has large shower cubicle and whirlpool bath
13 / 25  The family bathroom
14 / 25  Pretty double with ensuite shower room
15 / 25  The ensuite shower room
16 / 25  Plenty of touches to make this a welcoming home from home
17 / 25  Pretty double bedroom
18 / 25  The cottage styling continues throughout
19 / 25  A quaint single bedroom that children will love
20 / 25  Night light in the single bedroom
21 / 25  A twin room
22 / 25  Steps leading to the property
23 / 25  Seating area perfect for alfresco dining
24 / 25  Beautiful rural location just a short walk from the village across the fields
25 / 25  View towards the property

Croft Head

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 3
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful 17th century detached cottage in a stunning rural location in the hamlet of Colthouse
  • 0.5 miles from village facilities in Hawkshead in the Lake District
  • Scenic walks directly from the doorstep
Property code: LLH44

Delightful 17th century cottage enjoying a stunning location on the hillside in the tranquil hamlet of Colthouse with views over the Esthwaite Valley.

This property is located in a tranquil spot overlooking the Esthwaite Valley. There is a footpath leading directly from the property to the village of Hawkshead 0.5 miles away. Here, visitors will find some charming village pubs, a handful of shops, including a well-stocked deli, and several National Trust properties, including the workplace of Beatrix Potter’s husband William Heelis, which is now home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery. Of course, the real draw of the Lake District is the stunning landscape, dominated by lakes and mountains, and the property is in a prime location with Lake Windermere and Coniston Water both being within a five-mile drive.

Entering this detached property, guests first come to the tiled hallway, which gives access to the lounge/diner with its large dining table, comfortable sofas, multi-fuel stove, TV/DVD, and telephone. Across the hallway, there is a lovely thoughtfully equipped playroom with a range of toys, games, children’s books, and an additional TV/DVD. The kitchen, to the rear of the property has an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer. There is also a convenient ground-floor WC. A short flight of stairs leads to the main bathroom, which benefits from a relaxing spa bath, separate shower cubicle, and WC. Continuing up the stairs, guests will come to the four bedrooms, two of these are king-size rooms (one with en-suite shower and WC), whilst the further two bedrooms are a twin and an attractive single room.

Outside, there is a beautiful garden with large sloping lawns leading down to a pretty stream with a small waterfall. This makes a great place for a paddle, but guests should ensure that children are supervised at all times. Steps lead up the garden towards the property, at the top of which there is a Lakeland stone terrace surrounding the cottage, providing guests with a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the tranquillity and stunning views. There is a coal shed with plenty of fuel for the stove and parking provided for three cars.

  • 4 bedrooms: 2 king-size, 1 twin and 1 single
  • Bathroom with spa bath, separate shower, and WC
  • En-suite shower with WC to the master bedroom
  • Ground-floor WC
  • TV/DVD in the lounge and the playroom
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Woodburning stove with fuel supplied
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurant 0.5 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Hollie Tattersall

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kyle, 23rd July 2022

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Lovely cottage in great location in a rural hamlet. Very relaxing. Nice walk to Hawkshead village and great bus service to other locations.

Reviewed by Martin, 18th June 2022

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Reviewed by Louise, 11th June 2022

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The location of this lovely homely cottage is excellent with walks straight out of the door. Our three dogs had a wonderful time (as did we) relaxing in this stunning place. We were blessed with sunny warm weather so were able to sit in the garden in the afternoons after a long morning walks. The only downside was the lack of hospitality staff in tRead morehe local pubs which meant very limited opportunities for eating out Hide

Reviewed by Frank, 14th May 2022

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Delightful cottage in a peaceful location with lovely views across the adjacent fields to the Lakeland hills beyond. Perfectly located for easy access to shops and food outlets and within a short drive to Coniston, Ambleside and Windermere. Several walks from the cottage and many places of interest not far away.

Reviewed by Margaret, 7th May 2022

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We all absolutely loved this beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings. Close enough to Hawkshead to either walk over the fields or by road. Being 6 footers we did have to remember to duck! Lovely garden, lovely house and very well equipped.

Reviewed by Julie, 16th April 2022

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Lovely cottage full of rustic charm. Beautiful garden which we all enjoyed. Very secure for dog to run around garden. Peaceful location within easy reach of Hawkshead. Loved the jacuzzi bath and rainfall shower.

Reviewed by Ben, 2nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Ian, 25th March 2022

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Reviewed by Brian, 20th March 2022

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Reviewed by Jane, 28th January 2022

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Lovely cottage and lovely location. There was unfortunately a major power cut for the whole area for the majority of our stay which meant we had to leave early. The holiday support team were on hand to help assist us. The playroom is a great addition for families.

Reviewed by Rachael, 29th December 2021

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A really beautiful setting, amazing gardens and easy walking distance into the very pretty Hawkshead. We visited at New Year and loved the tree (thank you). As two families sharing we felt we had enough space and really enjoyed sitting in front of the fire - the ready supply of coal was most welcome. We really loved staying here, a few suggestions Read morefor improvements shared with the owners but overall a great stay in a house that has a really relaxed and welcoming vibe. Hide

Reviewed by Vanessa, 6th November 2021

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Stunning cottage in a beautiful location. We love coming back here. Spacious, warm, comfortable and well equipped. Watch out for the beams if youre tall. The dogs love it too, you can walk right from the door. Hawkshead is minutes away on foot, or by car and has some well stocked friendly shops.

Reviewed by William, 30th October 2021

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The cottage is charming and well appointed. It is ideally located for plenty of walks around Hawkshead without having to use a car. Further afield is Grizedale forest which has many beautiful walks which are great for dog walking. Hawkshead itself was disappointing if you like to eat out as three of the pubs were not serving food to non-residents.

Reviewed by Sarah, 16th October 2021

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Reviewed by Edward, 9th October 2021

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Nice welcome pack and lots of well prepared information available to help plan our holiday. Some of the furnishings and fixtures could do with being updated. Particularly the mattress in the main bedroom and the three piece suite which looked quite shabby. Very well equipped kitchen and nice modern main bathroom. Pleasantly surprised at how quicklyRead more the heating kicked in when needed, making for a very cozy environment. Great quiet location with nice walk to village. Hide

Reviewed by Richard, 2nd October 2021

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Reviewed by Helen, 25th September 2021

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A wonderful 17th century house, with some 21st century appliances. The family bathroom walk in shower is great for the less mobile, with good water pressure. The jacuzzi bath was great fun. Kitchen had all the appliances one needs including dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. The garden furniture gives every opportunity for enjoying the garden wRead moreith your dogs. Easy dog walk from cottage into Crag wood behind offers off lead opportunities. Fab location from which to explore on foot or by car. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca, 28th August 2021

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We have visited this cottage many times in the past 20 years and love it every single time. Its quite simply, bliss.

Reviewed by Rachel, 31st July 2021

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We had a wonderful week and enjoyed sitting on the patio with a glass of wine overlooking the fabulous views. Great place to stay and good walk into Hawkshead.

Reviewed by Kathryn, 24th July 2021

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Absolutely loved this cottage!!! So comfortable, well equipped and in a dream setting. The garden is amazing with two sitting areas to catch the sun at most times of day. There is also a great selection of books and dvds for when the weather is less friendly!! We found some very beautiful walks from the house if you don't want to drive out. Very saRead mored to leave!! Hide

Reviewed by Louise, 19th June 2021

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We absolutely loved this property - stunning location with beautiful views from all the seating areas outside. Fabulous dog-proof garden - our three loved it. Very comfortable and cosy inside and our granddaughter particularly appreciated the playroom, good to have a separate TV/DVD in there. We found the cottage to be very well equipped apart fromRead more the small fridge - and we needed space for all the chilled wine and beer we drank in the evenings! We shall definitely come to stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Kim, 29th May 2021

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Overall its a beautiful location and Ive had a great time on two occasions. The living room could do with an up date as a bit musty. The WiFi codes dont work either.

Reviewed by Sharon, 15th May 2021

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The cottage was in a great location but needs a refurbishment. The sofas were mis shaped due to overuse - the beds creaked - no handles on some of bedroom furniture which was all very dated -not enough hot water at times - no covering on bathroom window - playroom carpet full of dog fur on arrival - garden is beautiful but there was dog poop left -Read more The kitchen was small but well equipped. We have been in plenty of old cottages which have character but this has been by far the worst. Hide

Reviewed by Shelby, 1st May 2021

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Brilliant cottage ! Will defo stay again

Reviewed by Lesley, 23rd December 2020

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This property is adorable - its like something out of a fairy story . Walking distance of a beautiful village . Stunning garden and stunning location . Beautiful views . The cottage was well equipped and extremely warm and cosy with a wonderful log burner . Our only negative was we felt the soft furnishings needed a clean and some TLC. We spent theRead more most perfect Christmas here and would go back in a heartbeat . Hide

Reviewed by Jo, 17th October 2020

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We had a lovely time and the welcome pack was a nice surprise. Lovely location, cosy cottage and perfect for our little dog who loved the woods up the footpath. We had originally booked the cottage for the Easter holidays: the company were brilliant and rearranged our holiday dates very quickly. Would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Patrick, 5th September 2020

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A lovely cottage. Just a short, pleasant walk from Hawkshead village and a great base to venture further afield. Nice outdoor areas to sit and a babbling brook at the bottom of the well-kept country garden. The more active amongst us were on the fells most days, my father of 92yrs old enjoyed the garden, sketching the great views and spotting the wRead moreildlife. Evenings round a large dining table or roomy living area around the log burner. In all, a very pleasant and memorable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Jo, 8th August 2020

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The cottage is in a fantastic location. It is quiet and the garden is really fabulous. (Beware - our dog jumped over the lowish stone wall!) The walking is great with footpaths in every direction. However, there are drawbacks. It is very dark inside and not very comfortable. The kitchen is not well equipped if you like to cook. There is not even a Read moresalad or fruit bowl. The shower in the main bedroom is tiny but the family bathroom is great. We had a good time and great weather. Hide

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View towards the property
Garden area with fabulous views
The tiled hallway has plenty of space for coats and muddy walking boots
Spacious lounge with beams and wonderful, welcoming  woodburning stove
The lounge is the perfect place to relax at the end of a busy day
Plenty of books to give inspiration for your day ahead
The window offers views across the lawn at the front of the cottage
The open plan dining/ living room is perfect for sharing family mealtimes
Well equipped kitchen
Kitchen
The playroom
Show 13 moreThe family bathroom has large shower cubicle and whirlpool bath

Location

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