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Hatter's Cottage

Hawkshead, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Green
Family friendly
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully traditional 18th Century cottage in rural location
  • Sympathetically renovated with wooden beams and ornamental original slate hearth
  • Within 1 mile of pubs, shops and cafes
Property code: 92480

This 18th-century cottage benefits from a beautifully secluded location, in open countryside 1.25 miles from the village of Hawkshead, surrounded by gardens and fields with mountain views. Hawkshead village with its core of medieval buildings is home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery and the Grammar School where William Wordsworth was a pupil. It has a small supermarket, a delicatessen, four traditional inns, several cafes, a pharmacy and a chip shop; and can be reached by road or by a walk across fields with panoramic views. Located in the heart of the Lake District, Hatter’s Cottage provides an excellent base for walking and cycling on a network of footpaths and quiet lanes. A short stroll takes you to the National Trust beauty spot Tarn Hows and Grizedale Forest (0.5 miles). For hillwalkers the Coniston mountains with their fascinating copper-mining history and Coniston Water are within 3 miles. For the less adventurous there are boat trips on Lake Windermere (5 miles) with views of the Langdale Pikes - popular with rock climbers.

The cottage's stable-style front door leads into the cosy sitting room, with its beamed ceiling, traditional slate hearth (sorry, no open fire), comfortable sofas and large screen Smart TV. Alcoves in the walls are evidence of the cottage's former use for making hats. Leading from the sitting room is the kitchen/dining room, with antique table and oak dresser. The recently modernised kitchen area is equipped with everything required to cook a meal for all to enjoy around the dining table which seats four. On the first floor there are two bedrooms. Bedroom one has twin beds that can be zipped together to form a super-king sized double and plenty of space for hanging clothes in the wardrobe. Bedroom two has a king-size double bed and lovely views across the fields to the mountains. Next to it is the shower room/toilet which overlooks the cottage's garden.

The front door leads straight onto the sunny south-facing traditional slate patio offering privacy for outdoor dining in the sunshine, with the cottage lawn enclosed by flowering shrubs beyond. Here you can sit back and enjoy the peace of the private garden, shared with the birds, with the stream nearby murmuring in the background.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size double and 1 twin zip and link which can be made up as a super-king
  •  1 shower room with shower, washbasin and WC
  • Gas central heating and double-glazing
  • Double gas oven and 4-burner hob, with microwave, fridge, and dishwasher and washing machine
  • Extra fridge-freezer space in adjacent outbuilding
  • Large-screen digital TV in sitting room
  • Parking (off-road) is 100 metres from the public road down a private lane. Access from there to the cottage is via the tarmac private drive between the owner's house and their garden, a walk of 50 metres. On arrival and departure you are welcome to drive round to the cottage door to unload or load your vehicle.
  • Electric Car charging point available (charges apply)
  • Shops and pubs within 1 mile
  • Regret no children under the age of 11 years
  • Please note internet access is subject to availability
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kieron Anderson

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Kieron.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Agnieszka, 13th May 2024

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Reviewed by Katy, 16th September 2023

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A pretty little cottage that is clean, well equipped and comfortable. The location is lovely with plenty of walks from the door or just a short drive away. The owners are on hand to sort out any little issues. Hawkshead village is 20-minute walk across fields, but the path gets muddy when wet and is steep in places. The real issue is car parking chRead morearges in Hawkshead - no free parking even after 6pm and a minimum cost of 4 in the car park, which makes visiting the shop or chippy expensive! Hide

Reviewed by Simon, 19th August 2023

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