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Smithy Cottage - Hawkshead,

Hawkshead Village, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty cottage situated in a quiet cobbled yard in centre of Hawkshead
  • Homely and welcoming accommodation sleeping six guests
  • Attractive south-facing patio area, perfect spot for relaxation
  • Situated in the popular Lakeland village of Hawkshead
  • Short drive to both Lake Windermere and Coniston Water
  • Many nearby scenic lakeside walks, fell treks and local cycle trails
Property code: LLH53

Attractive, cosy cottage situated in one of the Lake District’s prettiest villages, with Lake Windermere just a ten-minute drive away.

This cottage is located in the village of Hawkshead, an attractive and well-appointed village with two pubs, shops, and several National Trust properties. Just over two miles to the south of the property is the hamlet of Near Sawrey, where Hill Top, the former home of Beatrix Potter is situated. Continuing along the same road will bring visitors to the banks of Lake Windermere and the ferry terminal, from where cars and foot passengers are taken across the lake to the town of Bowness. There are plenty of scenic walks in the area, particularly around Claife Heights and Wray Castle.

On entering this cottage, guests arrive directly into the warm and welcoming kitchen/diner, with its country-style dining table, co-ordinating units, oven, hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, and dishwasher. Moving through to the property’s lounge, guests will find a cosy gas stove which occupies the place where once the original fire was located. A comfortable sofa and chairs here allow guests to enjoy the TV/DVD, and CD player. Wooden stairs lead to the first floor, where the double master bedroom is tastefully finished in pine furniture and warming colours, and benefits from its own TV, and iPod dock. Across the landing, the second bedroom is a tasteful double room, which, like the master bedroom, also has a TV and iPod dock. A shower room with WC is situated conveniently between the two bedrooms. In the eaves of the house, on the second floor, there is a spacious,  pretty twin bedroom, with sloping ceilings and a bathroom with bath, handheld shower, and WC.

Outside, the property enjoys a south-facing patio with large table and chairs, which makes a great place to relax, perhaps with a drink or even a meal in the evening. There is parking provided for one car, just next to the cottage.

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.

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 doubles, and a twin
  • Shower room with WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, and WC
  • TV/DVD, and CD player in the lounge, plus TV and iPod dock in 2 of the bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Oven, hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, and dishwasher
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • 1 dog welcome (must be kept downstairs)
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pubs, shops, and restaurant within walking distance

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julia, 8th September 2018

Gorgeous, cosy cottage. Well equipped . Well cared for. Perfect location, right in the centre of Hawkshead. Lovely pubs to eat in. Lots of walks from the door. No need to drive unless you wanted to.

Reviewed by Ian, 4th August 2018

Lovely big cottage for 6 people. King size bed was wonderful. All double beds should be this size. Fabulous to be able to walk only 100 yards to Co-op and lots of cafs.

Reviewed by Christine, 28th July 2018

Cottage and location were perfect !SELECTED!. !ENDOFSELECTED!Well equipped with everything you need for a perfect week touring the southern lakes. The village is beautiful with a good mix of shops, and great for a stroll after dinner in the evenings

Reviewed by Susan, 7th July 2018

A wonderful cottage in a great village. We walked to Wray Castle from the cottage (footpath literally passes the door). There are many other walks to be accessed from Hawkshead too. There are several pubs and cafes within a few minutes walk and all that we ate at had fantastic food. We would definitely come back.

Reviewed by Sarah, 2nd June 2018

Smithy Cottage In Hawkshead was fabulous. The decor was lovely and had a real cottagy feel to it. The outside space was lovely and sunny and great for sitting outside most of the day. The location was perfect - just 1 minute from the Co-op and the pubs in Hawkshead which is a small but perfectly formed village with enough to keep you busy for a weeRead morek. Strongly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by K Ashmore, 1st March 2017

Excellent for exploring the Lakes, Hawkshead has everything but order bread early. Don't take 2 cars

Reviewed by C Wilson, 1st February 2017

My husband and I spent a week at Smithy Cottage in Hawkshead. The cottage is exactly as described. It's a good size for a family and right in the middle of the little village. Hawkshead was a nice quiet base for exploring the lakes. We walked to Ambleside from the cottage and to the castle that isn't too far. Loved the kitchen. It's big and brighRead moret and well-equipped for cooking your own meals. The big table is really nice. The controls for the hob are a little difficult to manage (touch controls). The kitchen, I think, could use an additional cutting board or two. But generally it was great and we had no troubles. The heating is controlled by the thermostat by the stairs. So you can crank it up or down, as needed. But the boiler controls when the heating comes on, so it only comes on in the morning and the late afternoon/evening. It can get a bit chilly in the winter. Thankfully there is the gas stove in the lounge, which is very nice!! Overall, we had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by B Edwards, 1st January 2017

Smithy Cottage has a great location - a minutes walk from the centre of the village. Plenty of dog friendly pubs, cafes and shops. The cottage is very warm (even in January and considering there are stone flag floors in the kitchen and lounge) and very well equipped and furnished. Great for exploring the local area.

Reviewed by S Da Silva, 1st December 2016

We loved Sunnyside cottage. It is very spacious, the brochure pics don't do it justice. Loved our little visitor, the red Robin. He met us when we arrived and stayed all week with us. If it was my cottage I would encourage the birds more by putting a bird table in front of the lounge window as they are lovely to watch. Sunnyside was in an ideal posRead moreition for us as we love walking and pubs. We had the best of both as there are two lovely pubs close by. Very friendly staff in both by the way. We had perfect weather too, we stayed for New year (27th Dec - 3rd Jan). Hide

Reviewed by A Walton, 1st November 2016

Just right for three friends to enjoy a quiet weekend. Everything we needed tucked away at the edge of the village but perfect for access to places to eat. Plenty of room, but.also very cosy. And the staff at Lakeland Hideaways were brilliant - even when we couldn't find the DVD player which was staring at us in plain sight!

Reviewed by S Clayton, 1st March 2016

I brought a group of friends to the Lake District for the first time and we stayed at Smithy Cottage in Hawkshead. The location was great, close to a few pubs and the food at The Queens Head was excellent. Walks to Tarn Hows and Latterbarrow close by, fields to walk the dog and a nice gas fire to relax by in the evening.

Reviewed by E Dumford, 1st March 2016

We returned to this cottage for the second year. It is beautifully decorated and very cosy and warm. Ideally situated at the centre of the village with well stocked shop and excellent food at the Red Lion. A frequent bus service meant after driving to Hawkshead I had no need to take the car out for the rest of the week. An easy to follow walking guRead moreide to several local scenic hot spots was available at the Hideaways office which we used most days. Can't wait to come again next year. Hide

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