Lantern Cottage - Hawkshead

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
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View tto the front of the cottage
Lounge/diner with wood burner
Master king-size bedroom with en-suite
Twin bedroom
Single bed with additional pull out bed
Local village of Hawkshead
Local village of Hawkshead
Local village of Hawkshead

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  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Dogs allowed 1
  • 3 star
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Internet access
  • Pub nearby
  • Shop nearby
  • Towels included
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Family friendly
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Need to know

At a glance

  • Tastefully converted 16th century cottage retaining period features
  • Stunning views of surrounding hills from bedroom windows
  • Attractive interior and grounds for relaxation at the end of the day
  • Central location in the village of Hawkshead for pubs and eateries
  • Walking distance to National Trust properties and activity centres
  • Ideal base for exploring the Lake District and it’s places of interest


  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Internet access
  • Pub nearby
  • Shop nearby
  • Towels included
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Family friendly


Property code: LLH39

16th century cottage located in the village of Hawkshead, with its shops, pubs, and National Trust properties, within easy driving distance of Lake Windermere.

The village of Hawkshead is renowned for its links to Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth and both literary figures are celebrated in the village’s National Trust properties. Lake Windermere and Coniston Water are both situated within five miles of the property and offer plenty of opportunities for boat rides, water sports, and scenic walks around their shorelines. For thrill seekers, the Go-Ape high ropes centre at Grizedale Forest is just over three miles away.

Guests entering this property come directly to the lounge/diner, decorated in warming colours which give this room a lovely welcoming feel. Here guests will find a large dining table, and comfortable seating from which to enjoy the cosy wood burner, TV/DVD, and CD. Moving through to the kitchen, guests will discover a contemporary, well-equipped space with oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. A door from the kitchen opens out onto a small village square. Upstairs there are three pretty bedrooms, which are all decorated in an elegant understated style, giving them all a lovely restful atmosphere. The first of these rooms is on the first floor- a king-size double which has an elegant ensuite shower room. The bathroom is also located on the first floor and offers a shower over the bath and WC. Up a second flight of stairs you reach another two bedrooms a pretty twin and a single bedroom with a pull out bed for occasional use.

Outside, there is seating area to the front of the cottage, looking out over the cobble stoned street, whilst by the backdoor there is a handy shed for bike storage. A parking permit is provided for 1 car for guests to use in the main village car park.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.


4.5 out of 5 based on 14 guest reviews


Mr Barnett

one month ago

Location slap bang in the middle of the village is this something properties big selling point.


2 months ago

The cottage was in a great location in the center of Hawkshead. The bathrooms and kitchen were nicely updated and overall the cottage was clean and very pleasant. As with many of the older buildings, there were many low spots where you might hit your head if you aren’t careful and uneven floors, but this is to be expected in an older building. Overall this was a wonderful place to stay in the heart of the Lake District.

Ms Macphee

2 months ago

The cottage was lovely, quirky with uneven floors which caused much hilarity with our party. Lovely and clean and very warm.


4 months ago

we had a very lovely stay the Lantern Cottage in Head which was ideal for our requirements and perfectly located for local walks and trips to some of the sights of the Lake District.


7 months ago

The location of Lantern Cottage is perfect for a stay in Hawkshead. Kitchen is very well equipped and there was a lovely welcome gift on arrival including a pint of milk, nice touch. If you don’t fancy cooking there are some great local pubs doing lovely food.Buses to surrounding areas are regular.

Mr Higgins

8 months ago

The cottage was absolutely beautiful. The welcome basket was a lovely touch (and much appreciated). The agency staff were also very helpful and aided in making this a very relaxing stay.


9 months ago

We love it especially in winter with the log burner. Lovely home from home.


10 months ago

Lovely short stay in characterful Lantern Cottage. The cottage is cosy and well equipped and in a fantastic location. Great local amenities and very well positioned for access to the surrounding area.


one year ago

Great central location in Hawkshead. Perfect for trips to local pubs. Very helpful friendly welcome by staff at rental company. Well equipped. Warm and clean. Recommend Queens Head pub for great food and staff

D Abbott

2 years ago

Really lovely cottage, everything you need. Spacious, clean and warm in a great location

M Dixon

2 years ago

Lantern Cottage is located in the centre of Hawkshead so it was exciting to see the stalls being set up for the christmas market,which was the highlight of the weekend. Atmosphere was fabulous along with great food in all of the pubs.

D Large

2 years ago

Lovely quaint cottage ideally situated just off the main square in picturesque Hawkshead close to facilities ( eateries,cafes, post office & co-op) The cottage catered for our needs and our family had a great weekend

P Stanworth

2 years ago

A well equipped comfortable and warm cottage. Lounge/diner and kitchen quite small but enough for us five adults & a dog. Four pubs, three+ cafes and a grocers within a few hundred yards is a boon. A washer/dryer is listed but it's actually only a washer. Providing coal for the fire was a nice touch. Be aware that there is no outside space if that's important to you: the parking is in a public car park a short distance away. We would certainly be happy to stay there again.

K Taylor

2 years ago

Excellent weekend break right in the Centre of Hawkshead Lovely, comfortable property right in the heart of Hawkshead village. The location is perfect and the log burner in the cottage was perfect to return to at the end of a day out walking.

Need to know

  • 3 bedroom, a king-size, twin, and single with additional pull-out bed
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • TV/DVD, CD
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Wood burner with fuel provided
  • Oven, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • 1 parking permit for local car park provided
  • Secure bike storage
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurant within walking distance
  • 1 dog welcome


The property postcode is used to identify the general area on the map, the exact location will be provided after booking.

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


The property postcode is used to identify the general area on the map, the exact location will be provided after booking.