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Cottage for 4 people, with garden4 pers., 2 bedrooms
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Cottage for 3 people, with garden3 pers., 2 bedrooms
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Cottage for 4 people, with view and garden4 pers., 2 bedrooms

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Cottage for 4 people, with garden, with pets4 pers., 2 bedrooms
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Cottage for 4 people, with garden4 pers., 2 bedrooms
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Cottage for 6 people, with pets6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 90m²
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Cottage for 2 people2 pers., 1 bedroom
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Cottage for 4 people, with garden and hot tub4 pers., 2 bedrooms
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Cottage for 6 people, with view and garden, with pets6 pers., 3 bedrooms

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Cottage for 4 people, with garden4 pers., 3 bedrooms

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Cottage for 4 people, with garden, child-friendly4 pers., 2 bedrooms
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Highlights in Hawkshead

  • Magnificent natural landscapes
  • Great historical places
  • Fun outdoor activities
  • Important museums

Most popular amenities for Cottages in Hawkshead

Internet 7
Pets allowed 2
TV 7
Garden 6
Parking 7
Washing machine 4

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Cottages in Hawkshead

Charming cottages surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes

Looking forward to having a well-deserved relaxing holiday amidst the serenity of nature? In the wonderful county of Cumbria in England, you can find the beautiful and picturesque town of Hawkshead. Hawkshead has splendid cottages in the middle of a magnificent natural setting, surrounded by incredible mountains, beautiful lakes and lush forests. Where you can feel the fresh air of the field and enjoy fun outdoor activities such as sinning, paddleboarding, hiking, and taking nice picnics. Hawkshead is the starting point for many excursions to and around Lake Windermere, so if you like exploring wildlife this is the perfect place to start. Additionally, you can also discover interesting places and historical monuments. ​Visit its museums and exquisite art galleries. You can also enjoy a wide variety of restaurants with extensive menus of British and international food. And for your shopping, you can find great stores with unique items from the town.

Wonderful cottages with all the amenities

There is nothing better than resting surrounded by the peace and tranquillity that nature offers. It is for this reason that in Hawkshead you can find perfect cottages with contemporary style and classic touches for you to spend a dream holiday. Surrounded by all the comforts, these great accommodations have everything you need. Large kitchen with dining area, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishes and all utensils, dishwasher, washer, and dryer. Comfortable and spacious sitting room with fireplace and central heating. You will find comfortable single, double and king-size beds with bedding included, smart TV with cable and free Wi-Fi. Outside you can enjoy an incredible closed garden, festooned with pretty flowers to take advantage of the incredible views of nature. These cosy properties are very well located just minutes’ walk from incredible natural parks, where you can find endless paths to explore and marvel at the surroundings.

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Hawkshead for nature lovers

For a relaxing experience in contact with nature, you must visit the beautiful Grizedale Forest. It is one of the favourite places for visitors. Its incredible views will take your breath away, feel the tranquillity when walking through its wooded areas. You can start the tour through the forest from the visitor centre, and follow any of its hiking routes of different levels for all types of walkers. Additionally, you can also make it even more fun by taking a bike ride. You will be able to find in the surroundings all the corresponding signs to enjoy a walk safely. Reach the highest part where you can marvel at the best views of the lakes, mountains, and hills that border the area. The total tour lasts approximately 3 hours. If you travel with your pet, you should definitely include it in this wonderful tour with your family so as not to miss any detail of this incredible natural space.

Hawkshead for fishing lovers

If you want to experience new and fun experiences, or you love fishing, you must visit the incredible Esthwaite, a first class fishery where you will definitely have a different and fun time. Located in the heart of the lake park, it is the perfect place to fish for trout and enjoy the surrounding wildlife such as its spectacular ospreys. This fantastic fishing adventure is led by well-qualified guides who will teach you everything you need to know to catch the best trout in the area. You can also take a fun audio boat tour that tells about the fauna and flora of the place, especially its impressive birds. To end a day of fun you can take a pleasant walk along the shores of the lake and enjoy a tasty hot drink or a delicious meal in its cafeteria, prepared on its wood stove.

Beatrix Porter's legacy has been remarkable to Hawkshead. You can visit in Hill top the house where the writer spent her summers and discover some of her original works very well-preserved by the National Trust.

Top 7 travel tips in Hawkshead

1. Live the adventure at Go Ape in Grizedale

If you want to enjoy a day of adventure in the middle of nature in the company of your family, friends, or your partner. In the heart of the Grizedale forest you can find the fantastic place Go Ape Park. Where you can enjoy an authentic adventure in the heights of the trees if you are an adrenaline junkie you cannot miss the incredible Treetop Challenge. Jump for the Zip trek and enjoy all the zip lines and rope bridges to live the experience to the fullest. If you want to try something quieter, you can take a pleasant walk through the forest on its fantastic segways so that you do not miss the beautiful views of the lake. Do not forget to bring your pet to fully enjoy this adventure in nature.

2. Visit the fabulous chocolate factory

For all lovers of chocolate and all its types. Hawkshead has an out of this world place that not only sells one of the best chocolates you can find, but will also teach you how to make it. The Chocolate Factory is a store located just a few minutes from downtown, which offers its visitors an impressive tour of its factory where they will teach you step by step the entire process of manufacturing their delicious chocolates. For the little ones they offer fun workshops where sweet fun is guaranteed. At the end you will find the difficult choice of which type of chocolate to take home. Additionally, if you are a vegan you can choose from 18 types of chocolates to satisfy all tastes. This is definitely an experience worth taking on this holiday.

3. Enjoy a delicious meal at Sun Cottage Café

On the main street of Hawkshead you can find a charming little place where you can enjoy delicious traditional British food such as the famous fish and chips. You can enjoy your food in a pleasant atmosphere and be attended by the best staff. However, its true charm is hidden behind its wide variety of desserts. With options for vegans and vegetarians you can choose all kinds of cakes such as the most popular chocolate with strawberries accompanied by a refreshing drink. Nothing better than enjoying a delicious meal after a day of fun in nature.

4. Visit the incredible Beatrix Potter Gallery

Cared for and managed by the National Trust and winner of the 2020 Travellers Choice Awards award for being a visitor favourite, the Beatrix Potter Gallery is located in the centre of Hawkshead. In this place you can learn the history of the most iconic writer of children's stories of the 19th century, through her writings, letters, drawings and more. On the guided tour you will find information panels and multimedia screens with interesting facts not only about her life as a writer, but also as a caretaker of the incredible natural heritage that she left on the lands of the Lake District Park. This visit to this museum is a mandatory stop if you are visiting the area due to the legacy that Beatrix Potter left in England.

5. Explore all there is to see in Brentwood

Brentwood is a wonderful place, home to the famous 19th century thinker and critic John Ruskin. Considered the father of English prose, you will be able to know inside this beautiful house through an exhibition of articles, objects, and artefacts about his life and its most significant aspects. Walk through its spacious and beautiful gardens with a terrace that will steal your breath and take a little walk with your pet around. Enjoy its beautiful cafeteria and have a pleasant time with the best views of the place.

6. Discover the best art at the Fitzwilliam Gallery

If you are a big fan of art, and you are looking for the best and finest pieces of art you must visit the wonderful Fitzwilliam gallery. With more than 40 years of experience, it is characterized by selling the best art in the entire area. You can choose from a wide variety of paintings, oil paintings of animals, wildlife and landscapes, beautiful sculptures, engravings, pieces of glass, crafts and much more. You will also find work by important artists recognized in the world such as Alfredo Navarro, or the oil paintings of Carl Whitfield, the landscapes of Allan Morgan and some local artists. This is an incredible opportunity to take home a unique piece of art.

7. Have fun with the Graythwaite adventure

If what you are looking for is to experience adventure and outdoor fun with family and friends, you must experience the Graythwaite Adventure. Definitely one of the best ways to enjoy all the charms of the countryside in Hawkshead. You will have a lot to do on its 5000 acres of land between forests and mountains in the heart of the Lake District Park. Tour the place in their fantastic 4×4 off-road. If you like water sports you can choose between paddleboarding, canoeing and more. If you feel more adventurous you can also try shooting or archery. Additionally, you will also have plenty of places for delicious picnics. Do not miss visiting this incredible place and enjoy the attractiveness of the countryside to the fullest.

FAQs: Cottages in Hawkshead

Which types of facilities are offered by the cottages in Hawkshead?

Among the amenities offered by Holidu, it appears that the cottages in Hawkshead benefit from everything that travellers dream of! Here, the cottages generally include a variety of amenities, the most popular being: Wi-Fi (93%), fireplace (49%), and garden (32%)...Pretty cool!

How do travellers usually rate cottages in Hawkshead?

On average, the cottages have rather positive comments. Last year's data reveals that 27% of cottages have a rating of 4.5 stars. A ratio high enough to confirm that there are many which are very enjoyable and will be the perfect choice for your next holiday.

Are the cottages in Hawkshead suitable for holidays with children?

Holidu's data reveals that 10% of cottages in Hawkshead are child-friendly, it will therefore not be difficult to find the perfect cottage for you and your family.

Are the cottages in Hawkshead pet-friendly?

Yes! In Hawkshead, 10% of the cottages accept pets, 32% also have a garden!

Do the cottages in Hawkshead mostly come with an internet connection?

Of course! According to the data collected last year, 93% of cottages in Hawkshead include an internet connection. You will be able to access your emails and favourite social media sites during your stay!

How much does it cost on average for cottages in Hawkshead?

A big percentage of cottages in Hawkshead (46%) roughly cost less than £100 per night. Therefore, this destination is perfect for finding an affordable cottage!

Do the cottages in Hawkshead often have a fireplace?

Yes! According to the data collected last year, a good amount of cottages in Hawkshead . Fancy a weekend by the fire? Don't delay in booking a cottage in Hawkshead!

Are the cottages in Hawkshead suitable for stays in large groups or better for a holiday as a small family?

According to last year's Holidu data, 85% of cottages are suitable for up to four travellers. Approximately 90% of the cottages here include at least two separate bedrooms. Hawkshead is the ideal destination for going in small groups, with family or friends!

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