View towards the property
Cosy and relaxing lounge
Plenty of room for all
An open fire for those chillier evenings
The well equipped cottage style kitchen
The kitchen at the rear of the cottage
The kitchen leading out into the utility room and garden
Patio area to the rear of the property
The well equipped kitchen leads off the lounge
Dining area next to the kitchen with another open fire
Charming dresser and antiques add to the character of the cottage
The double bedroom
Fantastic character finishing touches
Modern family bathroom
The bunk beds
Great finishing touches
The pretty twin room
Plenty of space for your belongings
Local village of Hawkshead
Quaint and picturesque village to explore
1 / 20  View towards the property
2 / 20  Cosy and relaxing lounge
3 / 20  Plenty of room for all
4 / 20  An open fire for those chillier evenings
5 / 20  The well equipped cottage style kitchen
6 / 20  The kitchen at the rear of the cottage
7 / 20  The kitchen leading out into the utility room and garden
8 / 20  Patio area to the rear of the property
9 / 20  The well equipped kitchen leads off the lounge
10 / 20  Dining area next to the kitchen with another open fire
11 / 20  Charming dresser and antiques add to the character of the cottage
12 / 20  The double bedroom
13 / 20  Fantastic character finishing touches
14 / 20  Modern family bathroom
15 / 20  The bunk beds
16 / 20  Great finishing touches
17 / 20  The pretty twin room
18 / 20  Plenty of space for your belongings
19 / 20  Local village of Hawkshead
20 / 20  Quaint and picturesque village to explore

Barn Syke,

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Enclosed garden / patio
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

  • Charming Grade II listed 18th century cottage with open fireplaces
  • Elegant and stylish accommodation with cosy furnishings
  • Located on the edge of welcoming Hawkshead village
  • Situated between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water
  • Rewarding walks and hikes within easy reach for all
  • Ideally located for exploring the Lake District and local places of interest
Property code: LLH34

Pretty Grade II listed cottage in an ideal location on the outskirts of the popular village of Hawkshead, within walking distance of National Trust properties and local pubs.

Hawkshead is one of the region’s most popular villages, thanks to its associations with writers Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. The Beatrix Potter Gallery is here, with its changing exhibitions about the author and her work, whilst visitors can take a look inside the historic Grammar School where Wordsworth was once a pupil. Lake Windermere is just five miles to the east of the property, whilst Coniston Water is around the same distance to the west. There are plentiful opportunities for walking and climbing within easy reach of the property, allowing visitors to be able to make the most of this stunning region.

Entering this property through the pretty porch, guests first come to a hallway, off from which they will find the cosy and homely lounge. The beams and open fire, add to the atmosphere of this room, where there is comfortable seating from which guests may like to watch the TV at the end of a busy day. Across the hallway from the lounge is the dining room which also benefits from an open fire. An archway leads from the dining room through to the kitchen which is equipped with an oven, hob, fridge, and microwave, whilst the utility room, just off from the kitchen, is where guests will find the freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. A door from here leads out to the patio. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms which are all decorated in a pretty cottage-style, in keeping with the property. The main bedroom is a double, whilst there is also a twin, and a bunk bedroom. The property’s stylish bathroom, which is also located on the first floor, offers a power shower over the bath and WC.

Outside, the property benefits from an enclosed patio to the rear of the cottage, which has tables, seating, and a BBQ. A parking permit is provided for one car in the nearby public car park.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, and 1 bunk bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • TV
  • Open fire with all fuel provided
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Walking distance to shops, pubs, and restaurant
  • Parking permit for  1car provided
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joanne, 6th July 2019

Lovely quirky cottage, very well equipped, very comfortable, pretty garden with seating. Ideal location being very close to the village

Reviewed by kerry, 18th May 2019

Wonderful cottage situated in a lovely villiage

Reviewed by Terry, 11th May 2019

The cottage is in a great location although not being able to park the car outside may be an issue for some visitors. A car park pass is provided but the car park is a five minute walk away. It is pleasantly quiet, despite being on the Main Street, and all local amenities, pubs, shops etc are in easy reach. The kitchen needs some updating, as does Read morethe heating system, but otherwise, a good base for exploring the southern lakes. Hide

Reviewed by Tony, 20th April 2019

Location - spot on, close enough to walk to the village, far enough away not to hear the late night party goers! Excellent base for lakes You would run out of food and drink before you run out of plates and glasses - superbly stocked Parking is easy

Reviewed by Julia, 9th February 2019

A great cottage, with real fires, in a fabulous location. Downstairs layout works well. Car park solution worked fine. Our aim was to relax and enjoy walks with our dogs & we did. We loved the many walks direct from the front door, the variety of pubs and cafes on the doorstep & the benefit of the excellent Co-op just yards away. Proximity to B PotRead moreter was a bonus. Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne, 29th December 2018

Super location for lots of walks directly from cottage.we didn't drive for 5 days!lovely clean cosy cottage.loved open fire.would definately return.

Reviewed by Christopher, 10th December 2018

Have been to this cottage quite a few times. It hasn't lost any of it's magical charm over the years. Still one of our favourites in the Lake district.

Reviewed by Roger, 4th December 2018

A perfect location and excellent in temrs of equipment and furnishings! It rained all week and we were very happy to stay in a lot as the weather was atrocious! However I don't think it is suited for families with young children nor for those who find stairs difficult!

Reviewed by M J, 14th November 2018

A lovely homely cottage in an ideal location. Full of rustic charm, and the open fire is a treat on the cold, dark nights. A well thought out welcome oack was a bonus, and added to the welcoming feel of the place. Very clean and comfortable. A very enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Christine, 29th September 2018

The location was fantastic. The cottage had everything you would need. Although it sleeps 6 I wouldnt recommend it for 6 adults. Mattress was so good weve looked at the make so we can get one the same. Would definitely stay there again

Reviewed by James, 28th July 2018

We loved this cottage. It was very well balanced in size and position of rooms. Had a lovely feel about it. Fantastic cooker, loads of hot water, great shower and bath, good sized bathroom. Extremely comfortable double bed. So comfortable we investigated the structure of the bed and the make of the mattress so we could improve our own. Good value fRead moreor money as well, it had all we needed for less than I have paid before. We were sorry to leave and would definitely stay there again. Hide

Reviewed by J Purdie, 1st March 2017

Had a brilliant weekend with our grown up family- we all loved it - so relaxing especially with the open fires! Cottage really well equipped and all the extras were gratefully received! Thank you so much -would not hesitate to highly recommend this wonderful cottage!

Reviewed by S Cockcroft, 1st March 2017

Every single thing about our stay in Barn Syke was absolutely perfect. We took our son and daugher in law and our two grandchildren and the cottage was lovely, clean, comfortable and spacious. We wanted for nothing. On arrival we were greeted with a welcome pack that contained so many lovely items for us to eat and drink. Customer service from HideRead moreaways was spot on as always, they even managed to ensure we had glorious weather all week, thank you from 6 very happy and relaxed people and Beau the dog! Hide

Reviewed by A Heathcote, 1st March 2017

We stayed at hawkshead in our beautiful cosy warm cottage and we had lovely walks in surrounding area.

Reviewed by J Butcher, 1st September 2016

Barn Syke is a wonderful cottage. Spacious but somehow cosy too with bags of charm. The location is great, right near the centre of a lovely village with a few nice pubs, cafes & gifty shops. The beds are comfortable, we slept really well. Bathroom was nice, especially the really powerful shower. Kitchen was modern & well equipped. Would definitelyRead more recommend and likely return. Hide

Reviewed by M Bradbury, 1st March 2016

Cosy cottage in an excellent location. Ideal for walking and good choice of pubs to eat, although booking for dinner is essential.

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View towards the property
Cosy and relaxing lounge
Plenty of room for all
An open fire for those chillier evenings
The well equipped cottage style kitchen
The kitchen at the rear of the cottage
The kitchen leading out into the utility room and garden
Patio area to the rear of the property
The well equipped kitchen leads off the lounge
Dining area next to the kitchen with another open fire
Charming dresser and antiques add to the character of the cottage
Show 8 moreThe double bedroom


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