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Brown Cow

Hawkshead, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Tastefully refurbished 18th century period property in the centre of the pretty Lakeland village of Hawkshead
  • Ideal base for a romantic couples retreat with pubs. cafes and local shops a short stroll away 
  • Located just a short drive from Coniston Water and Ambleside
Property code: 72434

Thoughtfully styled property for two is set in the centre of the beautiful village of Hawkshead, with easy access to Lake Windermere and Coniston Water, making this an ideal base for exploring.

This attractive property is positioned in the pretty main square of the village of Hawkshead, within walking distance of amenities and attractions. The village is proud of its heritage and links to Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, and in the village is the National Trust’s Beatrix Potter Gallery. Lake Windermere and Coniston Water are both within a short drive of the property and offer plenty of opportunities for boat rides, water sports and scenic walks. Grizedale Forest is also a short drive south of the village with stunning walks, sculpture trail and Segway hire . The real bonus of this cottage is that you can explore the pretty cobbled yards of the village and surrounding countryside without using the car.

Access this property via the black wooden gates off the main square, and into the shared courtyard. Step into the porch, on your left as you enter the courtyard. Once through the porch, you will find yourself in the welcoming open-plan lounge/diner with some lovely original features, fireplace with wood burner, Smart TV and comfy leather sofa and armchair. The dining area is spacious and has a window side dining table with seating for four. The bright kitchen offers everything that guests will need to prepare their favourite meals, including an electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and dishwasher. The cottage style staircase with steep narrow steps lead up to the first floor, to the spacious and romantic double bedroom. On the landing at the top of the stairs, is a bright bathroom with roll-top bath and WC.

Outside the property is a shared courtyard where you can sit at your private seating and enjoy your morning coffee. There is parking available in the village’s main car park, a permit will be provided for one car.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs and coal included)
  • Electric, underfloor heating in the kitchen and central heating included
  • Permit provided for 1 car in village car park
  • Regret no pets
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no children or infants

Holly Popham

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Deborah, 23rd October 2020

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Cottage small and quirky. Fabulous location in the heart of Hawkshead, a stones throw from 4 pubs, The Queens being our favourite with good food. Only a small basket of logs provided for the log fire. Bed would only class as a double.

Reviewed by Helen, 12th October 2020

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Delightful cosey cottage, Loved the real fire made it even more homely. Bed very comfy also kitchen fabulously equipped. Hawkshead is a quaint village and the cottage is a perfect retreat after all the exploring of the stunning lakes. Would 100% stay again.

Reviewed by Stephen, 28th September 2020

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The Brown Cow Cottage is a little gem in a beautiful village setting.We had 4 fantastic days there and thoroughly enjoyed it.The cottage was fully equipped including upto date T.V and WIFI.It is plenty warm enough and has under floor heating.The kitchen has plenty of everything should you wish to cook. Cozy and in a superb location recommended by mRead moree 100% Hide

Reviewed by Marianne, 4th September 2020

Reviewed by Jo, 27th August 2020

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Perfect central location! Owners are under selling the property! Plenty of extras in the property that aren't stated. A great comfortable cottage. A great getaway, we will come back!

Reviewed by David, 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Ben, 8th February 2020

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Reviewed by W, 25th January 2020

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Small but perfectly kitted out for a couple with tasteful decor. We booked a cottage with a log burner but didnt use it as the cottage was so warm. Lovely to be in the centre of the village - surrounded by great cafes and pubs with good food. Had to spend a couple of nights on the settee however, as the bed was too uncomfortable.

Reviewed by Andy, 20th September 2019

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The cottage was cosy with everything you need. Ideally situated

Reviewed by Stephen, 17th August 2019

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Excellent location right in the heart of the village. Quaint, cosy, very compact cottage. Low ceilings and steep stairs. Nice sitting out area at the front of the cottage.

Reviewed by Neil, 26th July 2019

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The cottage is lovely a perfect size for 1 or 2 guests with everything you would need for your holiday in Hawkshead. The cottage is right in the centre with many places to eat and drink. I would highly recommend it to anyone who does waling or just likes a relaxing peaceful holiday

Reviewed by Martin, 18th June 2019

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Well equipped cottage with character in a central location in Hawkshead. Mind your head!

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Location

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1/3 Deposit

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