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Hawkshead Cottages 73 properties found
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Arresting View

Hawkshead, Lake District

2122


7 nights

£579 - £925

Brown Cow

Hawkshead, Lake District

211


7 nights

£416 - £700

Angel Cottage - Hawkshead

Hawkshead Village, Lake District

2111


7 nights

£342 - £580

Woody's Nook

Hawkshead Village, Lake District

2112


7 nights

£339 - £576

Gooseyfoot

Hawkshead Village, Lake District

211


7 nights

£416 - £756

Spinners Loft

Hawkshead, Lake District

3211

NEW


7 nights

£380 - £635

The Judges Lodging

Hawkshead Village, Lake District

3232


7 nights

£434 - £667

High Cross

Hawkshead, Lake District

4221


7 nights

£566 - £1,078

Jasmine Cottage - Hawkshead

Hawkshead, Lake District

4221


7 nights

£548 - £928

11 Kings Yard

Hawkshead Village, Lake District

422


7 nights

£477 - £901

Jenny's

Hawkshead Village, Lake District

4211


7 nights

£463 - £923

Bracken Cottage - Hawkshead

Hawkshead, Lake District

4222


7 nights

£539 - £975

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Hawkshead is a village in the centre of the Lake District National Park. It sits close to the smaller lake of Esthwaite Water and just a couple of miles from Coniston Water to the west and Lake Windermere, the largest lake in the country, to the east. Hawkshead is therefore at a prime spot for exploration of the most famous and stunning natural wonders and views the Lake District has to offer.

The history of Hawkshead

Though it is likely to have been occupied in some form previously, the area around Hawkshead was first seriously settled by Norsemen during the 9th century – the village is believed to have been named after a Norse settler called Haukr. The area on which the church of St Michael and All Angels now sits is thought to have been the site of the original settlement.

The monks of Furness Abbey eventually took over the land before King Henry VIII decided he had had quite enough of monasteries during the 1530s. Hawkshead then developed into a trading post for farmers, particularly those involved in the wool trade, and weavers, leather makers and tanners all thrived in and around the tiny streets and alleyways of the village.

Things to do and see around Hawkshead

The famous writer of stories for children, Beatrix Potter, married a local solicitor named William Heelis in 1913, and his offices in Hawkshead are now the site of the National Trust Beatrix Potter Gallery. The gallery exhibits the author’s original drawings and watercolours, with special exhibitions looking into the life of one of the country’s most celebrated writers, and one of Cumbria’s most famous residents.

St Michael and All Angels Church, thought to have been built in 1500, sits on a hill overlooking the town, an impressive sight from below but also worth a look up close. Its interior is surprisingly large, and has many interesting features: the nave is 70 feet long, with north and south isles, and the huge pillars support large round arches which are decoratively painted. The churchyard offers views of nearby villages, lakes and fells, and was a favourite spot of the poet William Wordsworth, who went to school in Hawkshead.

A stream named Black Beck runs through the village and on south towards Esthwaite Water. It winds its way past the pond known as Priest Pot, perhaps named for the monks of Hawkshead Hall who used to use it as a private fishing spot. The pond sits within the North Fen National Nature Reserve, a protected area of reed swamp, sedge fen, bog and carr woodland and drier oak woodland.

Eating and drinking in Hawkshead

There are a handful of pubs in the village, each offering real ales and hearty English food in comfortable, relaxing surroundings. Among them is the Sun Inn, a 17th century country inn with open fires, historical wood paneling, exposed stone walls, and oak beams, and the Red Lion Inn, the oldest pub in Hawkshead, dating back to the 15th century.

Holidays in Hawkshead

The village of Hawkshead was once home to esteemed children’s author Beatrix Potter, while the famous romantic poet William Wordsworth was educated in its grammar school. Book a break in one of our Hawkshead cottages to enjoy the picturesque village and the charm of its ancient architecture, or to venture further afield into the stunning scenery of South Lakeland. View our guide to Hawkshead holidays or search for Hawkshead cottages above.
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