The Hayloft - Self Catered Cottage, Sleeps 2, Outgate - From £420

perfectly placed for a couple to enjoy the lake district

Beautifully placed a mile from Hawkshead of 3 miles from Ambleside. The Hayloft has everything a couple need to travel around the Lake District. Walking at Wray Castle, pottering to see Beatrix Potters home at Hill Top or enjoying some of the fine dining Ambleside has to offer.

The Hayloft sits just back from the country road enjoying views of the grassy field. It is also just a stones throw away from the Outgate Inn serving traditional ales and food.


Ground Floor:

The property has oak floors throughout with electric panel heaters. It has floor to ceiling windows with handmade shutters.

  • Kitchen Area: Fully equipped  compact kitchen including induction hob, full size oven, toaster and fridge (with ice box).
  • Lounge: with comfortable double sofa and leather tub chair. TV/DVD, music system and a collection of DVDs.

Locally handmade staircase leading to first floor

  • Bedroom with Double bed and dressing table
  • Ensuite with modern shower enclosure, WC, basin and heated towel rail


  • All electric, bed linen and towels are included
  • Sorry no cot or highchair are available
  • WiFi available


  • Parking for 1 car outside the property
  • Private outside patio with BBQ to the rear of the property
  • Pets welcomed
  • Bike storage is available (please ask)

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(5 out of 5 Stars) - based on 27 reviews.

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  • Dot says:

    Fab place. We will hopefully return when we can. Thanks Dot/Phil

  • Andrea says:

    Thanks Michelle for our wonderful Christmas stay. We had a lovely time in your great house. Great stay and we hope to be back one day!

  • Andrew says:

    Really lovely cottage we stayed in over Christmas. Kitchen well stocked and we cooked a full Christmas dinner with no problems! Excellent location close to Ambleside and to many amazing walks

  • Sarah says:

    This small but perfectly finished house, is amazingly located if you want some beautiful walks straight from the door

  • Hannah says:

    We loved it – so cosy, everything was super clean and it was the perfect location for exploring the nearby lakes. We would highly recommend the Hayloft.

  • Simon says:

    Amazing venue, perfect for two, and ideally situated for plenty of great walks

  • Laura says:

    A beautiful little place perfectly situated to explore the Lakes. Accessible parking right outside and a cozy spot in which to relax.

  • Laurence says:

    Really lovely accommodation, great base for exploring the lakes!

  • Dan says:

    Lovely place with plenty of footpaths on your doorstep, had a great time exploring the local area.

  • Wesley says:

    Great little place in a convenient central location for all the attractions of the Lakes

  • Jeremy says:

    Great location with lots to do in the area. Lovely property and very well equipped. One minor problem was fixed really quickly. We had a great week.

  • Juliet says:

    Great little place, location is fantastic

  • Jessica says:

    Lovely place to stay, in a great location for walking straight out of the door into the Lakes. Very clean and comfortable, and a nice pub along the street for lunch and dinner. We recommend the Latterbarrow, Wray Castle and Hawkshead walks. We also drove up to Keswick to do Catbells Ridge. We had beautiful weather throughout so were very lucky!

  • Jordan says:

    Superb location. There are plenty of lovely walks from the accommodation, including Lake Windermere being about an hours trek away. The Hayloft was very spacious and well equipped for two people and we had an incredibly relaxed few days there – the prosecco helped too!

  • Amelia says:

    The Hayloft was a wonderful place to stay and would highly recommend it to anyone. There are so many great walks right on your doorstep and in such a great location, because so peaceful and quiet but at the same time close driving and walking distance to the main towns i.e. Ambleside, Windermere etc. If you do visit the area, I would highly recommend driving up to Rydal if you can as the walks here and the walks from Rydal to Grasmere were among my favourite on our visit. All the facilities were great and the information that comes with the property on how to use everything (as well as information about the area and recommendations for walks and food) was very clear and useful. The Outgate Inn is literally next door to the Hayloft and the staff in there were so friendly. It was a lovely little palace, offering great food and drink. Overall, the Hayloft was wonderful and made our stay in the Lakes even more enjoyable.

  • Catherine says:

    Lovely cute cottage very close the the local pub and the Drunken Duck

  • Danielle says:

    We really loved the little hayloft, just perfect for our needs! It has been renovated(?) to a high standard and provided a warm, dry and comfy base for a couple exploring the Lakes. Pretty much everything was spot on, we especially loved the fact that the milkman delivers each morning 🙂 The property is minutes from the local pub which served good food and welcomed our dog. There are walks from the front door and many more within a short drive, along with cute villages and towns. You have your own parking spot and garden which although not directly accessed from the house (just behind through a gate) is well set up to enjoy some relaxation after exploring. We would quite happily return here for a quiet relaxing break!

  • Caroline says:

    A superbly comfortable and warm apartment in a pretty location. The facilities are modern, stylish and clean. The thoughtful extra touches really stand this property out from others.

  • Stuart says:

    Stunning cottage in a beautiful location. Amazing walks and cycle routes right from your door. Would love to stay again!

  • Stuart says:

    Our second time staying here. It’s in such a lovely quiet setting close to so many great walks and cycle routes

  • Tom says:

    We spent a fantastic week at the Hayloft. It’s a beautifully designed little apartment which we found suitable for the two of us and our 19mo old daughter. It has a lovely cosy character and remains light thanks to its large windows. Outgate is nicely located for a couple of walks, particularly to the beautiful Latterbarrow with views over Windermere, and the pub next door was lively and served very good evening meals; we also used the facilities to cater for ourselves. Getting there and getting in was simple thanks to great information. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Hayloft to others.

  • Brain says:

    Great cottage ideal for exploring the local area. Handy pub next door.

  • Ben says:

    Really nice, clean and cosy place to stay and explore the Lakes.

  • Megan says:

    What an amazing place to stay. In the middle of nowhere but still accessible to local amenities. Lovely walks all around.

  • Bethany says:

    Lovely little place in a great location in between Ambleside and Hawkshead, easy to get to everywhere! Great pub a stones throw away that’s a must visit. Really cosy on a winters night and slept comfortably after long days of hiking.

  • Michael says:

    Excellent place, clean, warm and modern interior, absolutely ideal for two and a dog. Very responsive host seemed more than happy to help with even the more trivial of our queries.

  • Ben says:

    Great little place, perfect for a couples short stay. Location spot on. The team were great and easy to book with, will be back to this property very soon. Many thanks!

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