Traditional Chocolate Box Cottage set In The Heart of Historic Hawkshead

The cobbled courtyards and alleyways of Hawkshead are lined with pretty, ancient cottages adorned with colourful hanging baskets and planted pots and you’ll find the delightful Grade II listed Corner House tucked away behind the main square and the popular Honeypot coffee shop. This double fronted, traditional cottage has undergone a major transformation with the help of talented local tradesmen who have totally remodelled the accommodation to provide superb facilities for a couple and their dog. The owner has taken great care to provide perfectly chosen soft furnishings and colour palates to create a modern take on a traditional blend that suits the cottage perfectly.

Famous for its literary connections to both Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, take in historic buildings such as Hawkshead Grammar School where William attended and carved his name in the desk, Beatrix’s husband’s solicitors office, now a gallery in her name or retrace William’s steps up Vicarage Lane, past Walker Ground and onto Goosey Foot Tarn, a peaceful spot tucked away within Grizedale Forest. After a day walking or cycling, head back to the village and enjoy some homemade fayre at one of the popular inns whilst listening to the regular live music nights.


A Blend of Modern Day Conveniences With Traditional Features

From the front of this double fronted cottage, step straight into the cosy lounge room with deep-cushioned sofas arranged around the warming wood-burning stove, Smart TV, DVD and window seat. A step up leads to the well-fitted kitchen dining area with a good range of pale sage units wrapped in marble effect counters with; electric oven, induction hob, fridge with small freezer box, dishwasher, Tassimo coffee machine, and microwave. There’s a handy door to the outside. The utility sits off the lounge; plenty big enough for all your outdoor gear including a couple of bikes. There’s a washer/dryer and freezer and a handy WC and basin.

The rather steep staircase leads right to a romantic kingsize bedroom with perfectly chosen furnishings and pretty linens. To the left, there is a spacious and superbly appointed bathroom with large walk-in, powerful shower, double-ended freestanding bath positioned under the skylight in the centre of the room, basin, WC, and heated towel rail.

Outside, there’s a bench to the front and a further seating area to the rear with a table and chairs. Parking is by way of permit on the nearby car park and the permit is in the cottage for your arrival.

Ground Floor:

  • Entrance into main living area with woodburning stove, Smart TV and DVD player
  • Kitchen dining room with electric oven, induction hob, fridge with small freezer box, dishwasher, microwave and bosch tassimo coffee machine. Door to the outside.
  • Utility with washer/dryer and freezer and plenty of space for storing all your outdoor gear including bakes. WC and basin.

First Floor:

  • Kingsize bedroom
  • House bathroom with walk-in shower, free-standing bath, basin, WC, and heated towel rail


  • Traditional character cottage for two
  • Woodburning stove with an initial supply of logs provided
  • All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Gas central heating
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Permit provided for use on the nearby car park
  • Bench seating to the front and table and chairs to the rear
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Friday changeover
  • No Smoking
  • Bosch Tassimo Coffee Machine.
  • We warn guests with pacemakers that this property has an induction hob. Please seek advice and take care.


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Bike Storage
  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Modern
  • Parking

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room


  • DVD Player
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Bed Type

  • King Size Bed

Children & Pets

  • Pet Friendly


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 30 reviews.

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  • Jen says:

    Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful location. Ideal for walks and soaking up the peace and tranquillity of the lakes countryside. Michelle and team were responsive, friendly and helpful. Recommended.

  • Heather says:

    Corner house is a beautifully presented property with some lovely touches. We enjoyed the bath, really comfy bed and the coat/boot room was ideal for our dog and wet gear. The prosecco and parking permit on arrival was also appreciated. Some additional details could improve the overall guest experience – hand soap/shower gel for the bathroom, some extra towels, coffee pods for the coffee machine and some recommendation of where to access additional logs for the wood burning stove.

  • Kirsty says:

    Perfect location, the village is picturesque. The cottage is so cosy, clean and everything we had hoped! Thank you for the lovely stay.

  • Eleanor says:

    Corner House is a quiet, private and cosy place to stay, set in beautiful Hawkshead, so close Windermere, Coniston and other local sites. Check in was extremely easy, the hosts were helpful and quick to respond during our stay, and there was plenty of parking nearby. The local shops, tea room and pubs just around the corner, as well as the cobbled streets and Beatrix Potter museum made it a lovely place to spend the weekend. There are also plenty of public footpaths starting from nearby the cottage which were perfect for dog walks. We’d love to stay here again.

  • Lisa says:

    Fabulous home in a wonderful location. So near to some incredible locations. We were spoilt for choice for where to eat in an evening, food and hospitality was great, so many lovely places with great food.

  • Nicholas Lewis says:

    Just back from a fabulous weeks stay in Corner House. The cottage was beautifully appointed and immaculately clean. Lakeland Retreats were great from start to finish and with a couple of nice touches in the cottage. Hawkshead is a lovely village with some fantastic shops and pubs.
    It is located within easy reach of many attractions but far enough to be away from the hustle and bustle of the busy towns.

  • Katharine says:

    Perfect cottage – beautifully presented. Fantastic location. Would recommend this air bnb to anyone.

  • Jasmine says:

    Highly recommend! Corner House was immaculate and very well presented. It is very well placed within the village for walks & pubs and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommend!

  • Toby says:

    We had a great stay in Corner House, we would definitely recommend this cottage to couples. It’s a lovely cosy cottage with a great bedroom, lovely bathroom and the kitchen is really well appointed. All very new, clean and warm. Communication with the holiday company was fast. Hawkshead is lovely, but worth knowing that when we stayed all pubs were short of staff so food was very limited, we needed to have booked a table a few weeks before your stay which we only did for our first night so couldn’t eat in Hawkshead the rest of the week.

  • Miki says:

    This is a perfect place in the Lake District for somebody wants to stay a small, quiet and pretty village. The accommodation is immaculate and very well functioned. I strongly recommend it.

  • Emily says:

    Beautiful cottage in a perfect location. Brilliantly positioned for plenty of walks in the stunning surrounding areas. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you could need!

  • Alan says:

    A fabulous cozy cottage in a really nice village . . . The cottage was a perfect base for a walking holiday in the lakes. The cottage was very well equipped and it had everything to make our stay home from home. We loved the log burner and the large utility area in the cottage which was great for drying out walking gear after heavy rain on our first day out on the fells/hills. The Queens Head pub nearby was a great place for a drink and a meal in the evening. I would recommend this cottage. Thank you for the use of your cottage, we had a wonderful weekend break.

  • Kev says:

    Just returned from a fantastic stay in this wonderful cottage. The cottage is so roomy and really well equipped (remember to take some Tassimo pods). It really is good as the photos show and anyone that knows Hawkshead will know what a great location this is just behind The Honeypot.

  • Miles says:

    Such a homely place to stay in the heart of a wonderfull little village. Perfect!

  • Tara says:

    We had a wonderful time! Had everything we needed and such a sweet village. Thank you, Michelle!

  • Sue says:

    Fabulous cosy little cottage in the heart of hawkshead. We had a fabulous stay would definitely recommend.

  • Alistair says:

    Lovely stay in the heart of Hawkshead. Great for the two of us, our bikes, and our dog. Already looking at when we can book back in.

  • Dave says:

    Excellent place to stay, perfect in every way!

  • Rachel says:

    Amazing Christmas break in this great cottage. Really can not find fault with this place. This is our second time and we are already planning on coming back.

  • James says:

    A fantastic little cottage right in the heart of Hawkshead. The cottage is clean, cosy and has everything you need including some decent board games. Highly recommend.

  • Chris says:

    Nice place to stay, great location, good communication

  • Christopher says:

    Fantastic location, the cottage is so cosy and the pictures are accurate, nice little touches. Would definitely recommend

  • Rachel says:

    Amazing, just book and enjoy this wonderful home, quality fittings and the location!! If you want a weekend where you don’t move the car from check in to check out. This is the place for. Location is outstanding.

  • Tim says:

    Lovely cottage. Perfect location. Has everything you might need.

  • Emily Ward says:

    Perfect one bedroom holiday cottage- beautifully presented, newly decorated and well cared for. Cleanliness was excellent. Appreciated the spacious coat/boot/utility room. Highly recommended- can’t wait to book again.

  • Allison says:

    Beautiful cottage perfect for a getaway. Love added touches.

  • Tamzin says:

    Absolutely loved the cottage. Everything was clean and perfect. Amazing location right in the middle of Hawkeshead. Really appreciated the parking permit which I had not even thought about!! Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a little getaway in the lakes.

  • Joe says:

    Fantastic. Lakeland Retreats went above and beyond to accommodate us and make the trip special. Would definitely recommend!

  • J & S says:

    Beautifully presented accommodation, the professional standard of the cottage was remarkable with care and attention to detail of the highest standard . It was abundantly obvious yourself and your team give priority to the to the needs and comfort of customers Kind Regards

  • Maddison says:

    Beautiful little property in a really wonderful location. Really thankful for the pint of milk on arrival and the parking permit! Really wonderful stay.

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