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.


Quintessential Lakeland Retreat With Modern Day Facilities And Olde World Charm

Enter Roger Ground House through the rose-clad porch at the front and into a flagged hallway. A glorious Georgian sitting room sits off here with a painted inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove and magnificent spice cupboard, the window seat providing views out over the front cottage garden. A spacious, beamed dining room beyond is ideal for a formal family dinner and steps down lead to the beautiful Tudor sitting room with further wood burning stove, TV and DVD. A pretty twin bedroom with en-suite sits off here, perfect for those with limited mobility and with lovely views of the garden. Along the corridor is a useful cloakroom with WC and at the far end sits the hub of the house, the farmhouse kitchen, well fitted with a good range of facilities including a large range cooker.

On the half landing, you’ll find a wonderful family bathroom with a statement roll-top bath, perfect for a long soak after a day walking or cycling and a further shower room with a shower, basin and WC. There are two spacious and delightfully presented bedrooms on this floor, one kingsize and one super king – please ask at the time of booking if you require twin beds.

On the first floor are two more beautiful bedrooms, a super king with garden views (please ask at the time of booking if you require twin beds) and the master super king, a beautiful suite with its own shower room and views out over the garden.

Outside, Roger Ground House has great curb appeal from the front where there’s a well-tended, pretty cottage garden, awash with colour throughout the year. Steps lead up to a stone-walled garden behind which leads to a large orchard from where you can take in wonderful views towards Claife Heights. The main garden area provides large areas of manicured lawns fringed with established shrubs and ample furniture is provided for you to enjoy meals al fresco when our typical Lakeland weather will allow!

Ground Floor:

  • Traditional rose-clad entrance porch into hallway
  • Georgian lounge with wood burner, TV, DVD and garden views
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Second Tudor Lounge with wood burner, TV and DVD
  • Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with WC
  • Kitchen with range cooker, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, two fridges and freezer and direct access to the orchard garden.

Half Landing Level:

  • Family bathroom with roll-top bath and large shower, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 2: Kingsize bedroom
  • Bedroom 3: Super king bedroom made up as a double – please ask for singles
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC

First Floor

  • Bedroom 4: Super king bedroom with views out over the front garden and en-suite shower room, basin and WC.
  • Bedroom 5: Super king bedroom made up as a double (please ask for singles) with a view over the front garden.


  • 16th century quintessentially Lakeland Country House where Grade II listed character can be expected
  • Gas fired central heating
  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • Initial supply of logs for both wood burners provided
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request
  • Ample off road parking for 3 cars
  • Patios, lawns and orchard gardens with furniture provided
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Friday changeover
  • No Smoking


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • En-Suite
  • Shower


  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Traditional


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Children & Pets

  • Dog Crate available
  • High Chair Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot Available


  • Double Bed
  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed
  • Superking Bed


  • Double Room
  • Twin Room


  • DVD Player
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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  • Jenna says:

    Brilliant house, comfy and cosy in a great location, everything you need is provided including some lovely extra touches on arrival! Thank you for a brilliant weekend!

  • David says:

    A great house in a wonderful location. Perfect for a large family gathering!

  • Gemma says:

    Absolutely stunning place to stay, well equipped for large groups including lots of serve ware and plenty of cutlery etc – we made use of most of this for a cheese and wine evening! The area is beautifully peaceful. We were pleased to find there was space to park 3-4 cars. The short walk into Hawkshead is lovely! Bedrooms were all of a good size and very comfortable and the bath is amazing! Thanks for a fantastic stay!

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