Superb 16th Century, Grade II Listed Retreat Offering Charming Facilities For A Larger Gathering
Roger Ground House is a fine example of a quintessential Lakeland Country House retreat located in the heart of Beatrix Potter territory just outside the pretty village of Hawkshead. Sympathetically extended and refurbished in recent times from the original, 16th century Tudor cottage, Roger Ground House provides superb, modern-day facilities beautifully presented and married with a wealth of original features deemed worthy of its Grade II listing to include oak staircase, flooring and panelling, stone flags, mullioned windows, beamed ceilings and a glorious Georgian spice cupboard. Roger, by the way, was a local priest in the Parish of Hawkshead who lived here at the house in the 1600s and it’s said that the hamlet is named after him. Roger Ground House can be let in conjunction with her sister property, Hawkshead Hideaway to accommodate up to 12 guests.
Less than a ten-minute stroll along a country path from the house brings you into this tiny, much-loved village, it’s cobbled square and ginnels lined with whitewashed cottages, interesting galleries and tea rooms and a number of traditional inns. The local Co-op supermarket is well stocked for your day to day supplies and a larger selection of shopping can be found in nearby Ambleside, just 5 miles away.
Hawkshead is the perfect base for walkers and cyclists of all ages and abilities; pull on your boots and explore from the door the stunning scenery of Tarn Hows, Latterbarrow and the extensive cycle tracks, sculpture trails and thrill of Go Ape at nearby Grizedale Forest. For a more sedate pace, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shores of Esthwaite Water, try your hand at trout fishing or take a trip back in time at Hill Top, the former home of Beatrix Potter at Near Sawrey, now owned by The National Trust.