View towards the property
Cosy up in front of the log burmer
Relax and unwind
The light and spacious ground floor double bedroom
Fantastic feature
The family bathroom on the ground floor
The kitchen and dining area
Plenty of space to cook your favourites
Leading out from the kitchen to the patio area
Stairs lead up to the double bedroom
A great, light space
The lovley single bedroom
The upstairs bathroom
Property detail
Secluded cluster of houses just outside the village of Hawkshead
The quaint entrance to this lovely property
1 / 16  View towards the property
2 / 16  Cosy up in front of the log burmer
3 / 16  Relax and unwind
4 / 16  The light and spacious ground floor double bedroom
5 / 16  Fantastic feature
6 / 16  The family bathroom on the ground floor
7 / 16  The kitchen and dining area
8 / 16  Plenty of space to cook your favourites
9 / 16  Leading out from the kitchen to the patio area
10 / 16  Stairs lead up to the double bedroom
11 / 16  A great, light space
12 / 16  The lovley single bedroom
13 / 16  The upstairs bathroom
14 / 16  Property detail
15 / 16  Secluded cluster of houses just outside the village of Hawkshead
16 / 16  The quaint entrance to this lovely property

Ducklin Cottage,

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish barn conversion cottage a short stroll from Hawkshead
  • Attractive period features; exposed beams and vaulted ceilings
  • Three-storey accommodation, sleeps five guests with comfort
  • Two patio areas within earshot of a nearby country stream
  • Walking distance to the lovely village of Hawkshead
  • Excellent location for exploring the Lake District and its attractions
Property code: LLH52

Attractive barn conversion cottage, contemporarily styled and yet retaining some lovely period features, located on the edge of Hawkshead village.

Hawkshead is a popular Lakeland village, with celebrated connections to Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. The village pubs both make great spots to enjoy a long lunch, or a cosy pint, while those who are looking to find out more about the heritage of the area will enjoy visiting the village’s National Trust properties. Of course, the real draw of the region is the stunning landscape, and Lake Windermere is just two miles from the cottage.

To enter this property, guests first cross the low-wall via several steps which act as a stile, giving access to the front courtyard. Once inside, the hallway brings guests to the welcoming lounge, with its cosy wood burner, soft sofas, TV and DVD player. The property’s kitchen/diner has underfloor heating, perfect first thing in the morning, and a dining table seating six. It is well-equipped with an oven, hob, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher, whilst the washing machine is kept in a separate nearby cupboard. A door from the kitchen gives access to the patio garden. One of the property’s bedroom is located on the ground-floor, a beautifully styled, romantic room with a vaulted ceiling, elegant understated furniture, chandelier light, and a double bed. This room benefits from its own TV/DVD player, as well an en-suite bathroom with a large corner bath, handheld shower, and WC. Open-tread stairs lead from the lounge up to the first floor, where there is a pretty single bedroom and a sleek, contemporary shower room. Quite steep and narrow steps take guests to the second floor where the final bedroom is located. This room is a beautiful loft room, with sloping ceilings, skylight windows, a double bed, dressing table, and TV/DVD.

Outside the property, there are two patio areas, with table and chairs, where guests are able to enjoy alfresco drinks and meals. Nearby off-road parking is provided for two cars.

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 single
  • En-suite bathroom to ground floor bedroom with corner bath, handheld shower, and WC
  • First-floor shower room with WC
  • TV/DVD in lounge and the 2 double rooms
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Wood burning stove with fuel provided
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Walking distance to shops, pubs, and restaurant

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Suzanne, 26th October 2019

Ducklin Cottage is a gorgeous, comfy, cosy cottage which is deceptively spacious. Ideally placed to explore Hawkshead, just a 5 minute walk into the village centre, and there are many walks straight from the front door. Underfloor heating in the kitchen particularly lovely, and logs were provided for the woodburner.

Reviewed by Michael, 17th August 2019

Lovely location at Colthouse 10 minutes walk from village. Plenty of parking. Spacious cottage. Steep stairs to loft bedroom but my granddaughter whose 20yrs old loved the privacy.

Reviewed by Amanda, 3rd August 2019

Lovely cottage in a great location. Only a 10 minute walk into Hawkshead. Ideal for a family holiday.

Reviewed by Robert, 27th July 2019

Duckling cottage is a cosy holiday cottage and great value for money. The beds are comfortable. The location is within walking distance of Hawkshead and within easy reach of lots of great walks.

Reviewed by Linzi, 11th May 2019

Overall loved this Cottage, some may find stairs to Attic Bedroom quite tight. Five minutes walking approx to Hawkeshead Village Brill

Reviewed by Julie, 4th May 2019

We had a fabulous holiday at Ducklin Cottage. A real home from home where we could relax at the end of the day and it's a nice easy walk into Hawkshead to the local pub and shop!

Reviewed by Rosemary, 27th April 2019

A lovely cottage, beautifully furnished. It felt like home rather than a cottage furnished to rent out. It was very comfortable and has a well equipped kitchen. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were good, especially the downstairs en-suite. The location was good for us, not in the village centre but just a 10 minute walk away. We would lRead moreove to have stayed longer. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel, 29th December 2018

Oh what a lovely property. Warm, comfortable, spacious and utterly relaxing. The rooms were all well proportioned, the bathroom is vast, and we simply felt so entirely at home and well rested. Location is outstanding - we left the house and were at top of Latterbarrow 30 minutes later! - and peace reigned all around.

Reviewed by S Wood, 1st March 2017

A beautiful well appointed cottage, with lots of walking opportunities and close to local amenities! To be recommended! Ducklin is a fantastic little cottage, well appointed and with an unusual layout. We were very comfortable there and will definitely be going back. The cottage is very close to Hawkshead Village, which has a number of pubs and plRead moreaces to eat, plus a few shops. There is plenty of traditional activity to undertake with some lovely walks right on the door step, such as Latterbarrow with it's outstanding views. Windermere, Ambleside and Coniston are all short drives away, and the Sawreys (Near and Far) are a couple of miles walking distance, either by road or over Claiffe Heights. Hide

Reviewed by M Ayres, 1st June 2016

This has got to be the best cottage we have stayed in. Lots of character with all mod cons. A great location for a short walk into hawkshead.

Reviewed by S Myerson, 1st April 2016

This is my 2nd time at Ducklin cottage. Great Cottage in a quiet spot close to the town. Rooms are large enough for a Family of 5. Superb underfloor Heated Kitchen in the morning.

Reviewed by B Mccrone, 1st April 2016

Excellent holiday accommodation. We had a great holiday in Ducklin cottage the location was very good ,we did not use or car all week with many walks from the cottage . The cottage was very comfortable and clean with nice bathrooms and large bath .

Reviewed by R Leech, 1st March 2016

Ducklin cottage is a beautiful cottage, plenty of space, and comfort, the bath tub is fab for a long hot soak after a days walking, the log fire made it cozy, and the cottage is well equipped with everything you would need, ( except the hairdryer was missing) however we took our dog willow wth us and there is no enclosed garden so had to go outdideRead more wth her whn she needed to pee, as cottage leads onto roads, Great location wth an off road path leading into village, many things to do in the area, grizedale forest is only 3 miles away, and lots of lovely walks, Hide

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View towards the property
Cosy up in front of the log burmer
Relax and unwind
The light and spacious ground floor double bedroom
Fantastic feature
The family bathroom on the ground floor
The kitchen and dining area
Plenty of space to cook your favourites
Leading out from the kitchen to the patio area
Stairs lead up to the double bedroom
A great, light space
Show 4 moreThe lovley single bedroom


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