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 and microwave. 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


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 13 reviews.

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  • 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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