The property is set in an elevated position close to Tarn Hows
Front porch, useful space for muddy boots and bikes
Spacious lounge with woodburning stove
Relax after a days excursions
The kitchen is located at the rear of the cottage
Double bedroom with ensuite shower room
Twin room
Relax and enjoy the seating area
Dine Al Fresco
1 / 9  The property is set in an elevated position close to Tarn Hows
2 / 9  Front porch, useful space for muddy boots and bikes
3 / 9  Spacious lounge with woodburning stove
4 / 9  Relax after a days excursions
5 / 9  The kitchen is located at the rear of the cottage
6 / 9  Double bedroom with ensuite shower room
7 / 9  Twin room
8 / 9  Relax and enjoy the seating area
9 / 9  Dine Al Fresco

Old Barn - Hawkshead,

Outgate and Tarn Hows, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • One of two 17th century Lakeland barn conversions
  • On one level suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Quiet rural location along a secluded country lane with south facing garden
  • Stunning views and close of a variety of walking routes
  • Just 1.5 miles to the picture-perfect village of Hawkshead
  • A fifteen-minute drive to Coniston Water or Lake Windermere
  • Perfect location for exploring the Lake District
Property code: LLH01

Period property in a rural location 1.5 miles from Hawkshead and Ambleside, with easy access to many stunning walks and climbs.

This property is located in a prime location at the heart of the Lake District in an area renowned for its connections to Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. It also packed with National Trust properties, pubs, and tearooms. A little further away, around a fifteen-minute drive away, is the town of Ambleside, from where visitors can take cruises on Lake Windermere to Bowness and Lakeside. It is a popular tourism hub and as such, offers a range of shops and eateries. The location of the property means that it is a wonderful base for everyone who wants to explore the region on foot, whether they want a gentle stroll or a challenging climb. For visitors who want to take to the water, nearby Coniston Water has a fantastic boating centre which has a wide range of equipment for hire, including paddle boards, canoes, rowing boats, and motor boats.

This property occupies half a converted 17th century Lakeland barn. All of the accommodation is on the ground floor. On entering the property, guests will come to the handy sunny porch  which has plenty of space for leaving your muddy boots, before coming to the dining room. The main living area of the house is the spacious lounge, the perfect space for relaxing, with its wood burner, TV, DVD, CD and telephone. In the summer, guests will enjoy opening the French windows which give access to the garden. The property’s kitchen is tastefully decorated and well-equipped with an oven, hob, large  fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher.  There is a back utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and large drying cabinet perfect for drying walking gear and boots. There are two bedrooms on the same level, one of which is a kingsize double with an en-suite shower room with WC. The second bedroom is an attractive twin, across the hall from which is the bathroom with shower over the bath and WC.

Outside, there is a sunny south-facing garden with lawn and mature schubs from where guests can sit and enjoy the views across the valley from the table and chairs. There is ample off-road parking and a handy bike store which guests are able to make use of.

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.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • TV, DVD, CD, and telephone available
  • Oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and microwave
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Shop, pub, and restaurant 1.5 miles
  • Off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Bike storage
  • Garden with patio furniture

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Vivien, 10th November 2018

Warm and comfortable cottage in lovely location. Needs a little updating but suited us. Drying cabinet was really useful. Beautiful outlook from the cottage.

Reviewed by D, 3rd November 2018

The cottage is beautifully located and there are many nice walks you can do from the cottage. Parking for two cars is a major advantage and the small secluded garden is lovely. By and large, the facilities are good - great washing and drying options if you get wet walking, however the cottage is looking tired and needs some TLC.

Reviewed by Kate, 28th July 2018

Very comfortable and well-equipped cottage. Beds especially comfortable ! Ideal for anyone doing outdoor activities especially if it is wet (normal in the Lake District), as there is a lovely porch for leaving boots and wet waterproofs. The washing and drying facilities are also perfect, with both a tumble drier and a fantastic tall drying cabinet.Read more There is also an actual bath tub. Very helpful having parking space for 2 cars. Within walking distance of Tarn Hows. Would stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Marilyn, 16th June 2018

One of the best positioned cottages we have ever stayed in around Hawkshead. Large windows that let in so much light, french doors that can be opened even if it's raining and two very comfy sofas. We found it very clean, perhaps cleaners need to keep an eye on the tumble drier filter quite full when we used the machine. Equipment very good or very Read morebad. Seemed a bit on the expensive side but if a little was spent on required upgrades it would be worth it Hide

Reviewed by D, 26th May 2018

This is an ideal cottage for four people as it has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is ideally located and provides access to some beautiful walks within easy reach. The enclosed garden is a real sun trap in the summer and gives privacy and the opportunity to relax in the sunshine.

Reviewed by Roy, 5th May 2018

Ideal cottage for anyone with mobility issues as it's all on one level and there are no steps or stairs at the property (unless you want the sunken garden - just 4 steps). Also car(s) can be parked right outside the front door. Cottage is in a quiet location even though Hawkshead, Ambleside and Windermere are all within easy reach. Well equipped coRead morettage and everything neat and tidy. Hide

Reviewed by Keith, 21st April 2018

A comfortable, warm and specious cottage. Was originally a 17th century barn. Very dog friendly with a good enclosed garden. Pleased with internet access.

Reviewed by Steven, 17th February 2018

Lovely area.

Reviewed by Diane, 6th January 2018

Very warm and comfortable cottage which was bigger than I was expecting. Perfect location close to Ambleside and Coniston but in a lovely quiet spot with nice views. Be aware there is another holiday cottage attached and parking area is shared. Also there is no phone signal in or near the cottage and the wifi was slow so great for off grid holidaysRead more. Lovely welcome package and you can have milk and other things delivered if you wish. We would stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by J Gotts, 1st March 2017

Perfect cottage for a quiet and peaceful holiday. The location was great for visiting Windermere, Ambleside, Tarn Hows and Blea Tarn. It had everything we needed for our short break. The cottage was lovely and cosy, and the log burner was perfect for the chilly evenings. Logs were included which was a nice touch. There was also a welcome pack whichRead more was nice too. Would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by V Csete, 1st February 2017

Spacious, well equiped, warm and dry. The utility room and porch were very handy with all our walking and dog gear.Good location for local amenities, pubs and treking in the fells. Small enclosed garden perfect for the dog. The woodburner was very efficient and the provided logs were very welcome especially as it was very cold. We used the local mRead moreilk delivery and the Cumbrian Way food suppliers to make our lives easier. Would recommend at any time of the year. A great base for exploring near and far. A home from home. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by B White, 1st December 2016

We had a wonderful stay in this perfect cottage. So well equipped with everything we could ever need. Such good value for money with logs provided and the best bit of all was the drying cabinet (we did some kayaking) would definitely recommend and would stay here next time. We have stayed in many many cottages in the lakes and this was the best oneRead more. Hide

Reviewed by T Roxburgh-Smith, 1st July 2016

Had a lovely time staying in this quite cottage with beautiful views, very clean and well maintained, didn't need to take anything but towels and food which is a must because to eat out in the pubs is very expensive and the only local shop is the co-op a few miles away. I would highly recommend the cottage, It made us feel everything had been thougRead moreht of and provided to make our stay as relaxing as possible. Hide

Reviewed by J Gregory, 1st June 2016

We enjoyed a lovely week at the cottage , it's far enough out without being too far to travel to all the local villages . It's a peaceful location , small garden with views across the countryside . Well equipped cottage with just about all you need. Would visit again .

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