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Betty's Mews

(Ref. 982345)

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely, clean, comfortable, well equipped cottage with good wi fi connection."

    However we felt that the provision of a slip mat in the shower tray and grab handle on the wall of the shower cubicle would be beneficial. The cottage is within 5 minutes walking distance from the centre of Hawkshead and is ideally situated for exploring this part of the Lake District.

    Reviewed by John Geoffrey5.0Jun 2024

  • "All very nice, we had to guess the temperature and symbols on the oven, must admit parking a large car is difficult, I have to say that we did sleep very well."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7May 2024

  • "Nothing serious to complain about."

    As stated by others, parking spot a little small, but hey it's free. Other issue is the fact no access from the back of the property, so you have to take everything around the front when unloading. We had a nice stay.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Apr 2024

  • "A lovely cottage, with all the facilities you might need for a break away from home."

    A little patio with seating allows for relaxing in the evening sun, listening to the birds singing Ideally situated as a central base to discovering different areas of interest in the Lake District. Walks from the doorstep, or a short drive to Ambleside, Grasmere, Windermere, Keswick about 30 mins?

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with plenty of equipment for your holiday needs."

    An ideal base being just a few minutes drive from Ambleside & close to so many other locations. An added advantage is that there are a number of signed walks from the cottage & local shops offer a guide that detail other walks too. We had a wonderful stay & I’m looking forward to our next visit Thanks

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Feb 2024

  • "This property was so lovely and decorated to a good spec."

    There is everything you need for an enjoyable stay inside. If I had to be picky I would say that the parking would be an issue in peak season, but as we stayed in February and we were the only people using the parking this was not a problem for us.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2024

  • "A wonderful and well located, well equipped and very comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely brilliant."

    It was all fab, thank you. Very high quality and cleanliness. One thing we noticed was the UHT milk sachets on the milk tray were out of date. This didn't affect us at all since we had out own milk, but might be worthwhile having the cleaning crew check their stock. ^ Haven't published the review because I don't think my note about the milk is relevant for future bookings. Really wish there was a way to provide feedback to the owner that is separate from feedback for the property because I would give it glowing reviews.

    Reviewed by Collette5.0Aug 2023

  • "I think the cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and well supplied."

    Easy check in and check out. The place was generally clean but less visible places like the shower drain hadn't been cleaned in quite a while.

    Reviewed by Marcelle4.7Aug 2023

  • "Very impressed overall, but I gave it a 9 /10 instead of a 10 as the parking space for number 2 is hard to fit in."

    I parked into gap 3, but should there be a car in number 3 it would be very hard. Was really happy with everything overall as I said, but I think a couple of extra kitchen knives and utensils would be helpful for cooks but that’s me being ultra picky. We will come back in the future. Thanks for a great place.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2023

  • "We found it difficult to open some of the doors in the flat especially the single bedroom."

    The door latch seemed to be catching

    Reviewed by Dawn3.8Dec 2022

  • "Lovely area and farm."

    We knew it would be small but it was big enough if just a base to go out and about. Would be perfect for 2 people. 3 was ok but once sofa bed is out you need to walk sideways to get around it to go to the loo. No wifi, no tv signal which is what we wanted to get back to nature.

    Reviewed by Joanna3.8Aug 2022

  • "Would have been useful to have instructions for the induction hob"

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.1Jun 2022

  • "Perfect location for the village centre."

    Very little traffic from road and no noise apparent at night. Good compact base for two adults. Generous quantity of crockery, glassware and cutlery supplied Allocated parking space a bonus but could be an issue for a larger vehicle, luckily the residents of Betty’s Loft are very thoughtful with their parking. The only slight criticism was that the hot water gets very, very hot and could be dangerous, sorry we should have reported earlier but we were too busy enjoying ourselves. Would and have already recommended the property to others.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7May 2022

  • "Everything in the flat was clean and comfortable for a weekend stay In January and I’m sure we will use this accommodation again at the quieter times of year."

    However the noise from the road would be too much in summer. Unfortunately there was a 13 hour power cut in the whole area. The shops shut and we were disappointed there wasn’t even a torch or candle/lantern in the flat as apparently this happens here in high winds. Had to drive on unlit roads to Ambleside for some as all Hawkshead shops had closed when we returned from our walk. Bathroom radiator didn’t work at all but fortunately the storage heaters had already charged up overnight so we had heating.

    Reviewed by Fran3.4Jan 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and cosy."

    Everywhere was clean and tidy. We had a slight issue with the hot water not working but was promptly fixed after I reported it. Hope to return in the spring

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "Nice clean well equiped cottage at edge of beautiful Hawkshead village which has everything you could need."

    Parking extremely tight even for smallish car [ width not length the issue ]. Rubbish/recycling not very clear. We were not left any bin bags and there are no recycling boxes. There were 2 bins, one clearly numbered for the upstairs apartment, but the other seemed to be used by the next door holiday cottage. Would be useful if bin was numbered. Hawkshead will always attract a premium so value about right.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Aug 2021

  • "Perfect location Lovely little apartment."

    Perfect location to explore the Lakes during our 6 night stay. 12 minutes from Coniston and lake Windermere as located in the middle. All amenities in the apartment. Parking tight so wouldn’t suit X5 Q5 sizes. Would definitely stay here again as Hawkshead has everything a little village needs including 5 pubs.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable, the facilities are excellent, everything you needed was there, even with the covid restrictions."

    Having a parking space was a welcome bonus. A very short walk to the village, even with restrictions we were able to sit out and have a meal and a drink. We would highly recommend this cottage, and would love to return.

    Reviewed by George5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is a lovely little cortège had everything you would need."

    Very clean and tidy. If it was available next time I come back to the lakes would happily stay there again

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a wonderful 4 days in this property in the beautiful village of Hawkeshead literally round the corner."

    It has everything on your doorstep. The property is quiet comfy and modern and very clean. Maybe say that the outdoor area can only be accessed by going out the Front as no access to rear from inside property. Also make it clearer that the Key is inside back gate.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2020

  • "We couldn’t find instructions for the electric hob, but finally worked it out"

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Sep 2020

  • "Disappointed the WiFi did not work quite annoyed as advertised WiFi."

    !!! Cottage was lovely great location would go back for another holiday. To improve your stay maybe an umbrella stand and a tray for wet boots, bathroom could do with a little refurb. Outside a pull out canopy from wall or large patio brollie or some pop up covering so can enjoy outside space even if light rain.

    Reviewed by H..4.4Aug 2020

  • "Great stay, great area."

    Can be a bit noisy with cars going by in the morning but I’m happy getting up early.

    Reviewed by David4.1Mar 2020

  • "Our 5-night holiday stay was very pleasant."

    The heating was easily controlled and the recliner sofa and chair were very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great holiday - fantastic wee apartment and location"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jan 2020

  • "A perfect ground floor apartment."

    Very cosy with an incredibly well equipped kitchen which included a slow cooker. Only a short walk into the charming village of Hawkshead and a great location to visit the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2019

  • "This was a lovely place to stay; beautifully clean, very well appointed and nice and warm during some cold days."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great little cottage in the lake district, was sorry that our trip was too short too short to fully embrace the surrounding area."

    Betty's Mews was the perfect place to relax after adventuring around the lakes.

    Reviewed by Daniel3.8Oct 2019

  • "Betty Mews is well placed, close to the main street of the village."

    The standard of fixtures and fittings in the premises is excellent resulting in a very comfortable, homely feel - it made for a very enjoyable break. An added bonus was the proximity to the start of five local short walks (3-5 miles) in the stunning countryside, enjoying the Lakes, Tarns and Places of Interest. We hardly moved the car all week. For me, I would give it 9.5/10 Would love to return another time.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2019

  • "This place is simply fantastic."

    Ultra clean; ideal location with plenty of things to see and do in the immediate vicinity; lots of places to eat nearby. The perfect place for our family of 3 to stay, couldn’t have asked for any better.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2019

  • "Betty's Mews in Hawkshead was a dream holiday cottage - perfectly placed in the village, clean and cosy, as well as easy to access on arrival."

    I would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a trip to the Lake District!

    Reviewed by Martha5.0Jul 2019

  • "Being directly on a road I thought we may have been disturbed by traffic noise?"

    However this was not the case as few vehicles passed in the evenings and early morning, to prevent one having a good nights sleep. On the plus side the location of the cottage is excellent and a very short walk to the lovely village of Hawkshead.The cottage had every amenities one would need, in clean and excellent condition, with the added advantage of a small private patio area, adjacent to the car parking space. Hawkshead is in a beautiful area and close to both Coniston and Windermere lakes which are only a few miles away, and also ideally situated for the Beatrice Potter & William Wordswoth exhibits. Hence having enjoyed our stay am happy to recommend it, and hope to return again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely location with all the facilities needed for a short break."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jun 2019

  • "It would. be a good idea to have an umbrella stand."

    It was wet when we stayed and, to avoid soiling and soaking floor, we had to lay our brollies in the bath. Hooks for coats would be good too. A hand rail to get in and out of bath/shower for elderly people would prevent accidents. Overall, a great cottage - we were very happy.

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Jun 2019

  • "Parking space was very tight and the upstairs neighbour liked loud music."

    Reviewed by Chris4.1May 2019

  • "Cottage is very compact, and we might have struggled to dry walking gear if we had been there for a whole week."

    Otherwise, it had everything we needed. We are regular visitors to the Lakes, but this was the first time we had used Sykes to book our accommodation. We were impressed with the service.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Oct 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation and convenient location to walk into the village centre ."

    Reviewed by Marika5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, clean and well equipped - looked like it had been newly refurbished."

    Close to the village centre and lots of lovely walks from doorstep.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2018

  • "The parking space was very narrow for our Megan Estate car."

    The path from the parking space was very narrow- needlessly so - making it awkward to carry suit cases and bags round to front door. Minor point the side gate gets jammed closed.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2018

  • "Betty's Mews was a delightful downstairs cottage apartment and ideal for two older (or younger) people."

    It was equipped to a high standard, spotless and very comfortable. All local amenities including shops and eating places were very close by and, although on the road, it was not noisy if the windows were closed. There was a little awareness of people in Betty's Loft, the apartment upstairs, but not enough to be annoying or intrusive. The private parking behind the property in King's Yard was useful but meant carrying cases round to the front down a narrow path. Not too good if a person was disabled. Really only very minor points for slight improvement - the cupboard door to the cleaning equipment was very hard to open and we thought it was locked for a couple of days! It took a strong wrist and some determination to get it open! There was no long mirror in the property and no mirror close to a power point for use of any electrical equipment such as a hair drier or heated brush/straighteners etc. These are minor points and did not detract from our enjoyment or satisfaction with the property. Hawkshead is a lovely village and although popular with tourists it had a friendly, local atmosphere. It was an excellent centre for visiting other parts of the Lakes by car or bus (20 miles to Keswick) and the nearby lake of Esthwaite Water as well as the larger lakes of Windemere and Coniston Water were easily accessible. Some good walks too especially to Tarn Hows some 2 to 3 miles away and to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's home a mile from Esthwaite Water. The information book provided was very useful for outings and for instructions for the use of equipment in the property. We can highly recommend this property and location.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: This property does not accept any children under 5 years old

The property

A lovely ground floor apartment, only a three-minute walk from the centre of Hawkshead, a picturesque village with scenic surroundings, pleasant inns and tea shops.

Well-suited for couples, friends and walkers this pleasant retreat is an ideal base to begin your adventures, and return to after a day in this one-of-a-kind location.

Enter into the hallway and you will find a light airy double bedroom and a good size single.

Each accompanied by oak furnishings, ideal to store any belongings you have brought along.

The bathroom is classically presented with a walk int shower, and an overhead shower, well-appointed for guests of both bedrooms.

Prepare your meals in the new modern kitchen, then enjoy at the oak dining table.

Relax in the open plan lounge and settle down in the leather reclining chair or sofa to watch your favourite shows on the wall mounted TV.

Take a moment out of the day to appreciate the location, as you relax in the courtyard, a lovely suntrap to reflect on your adventures, or make up and coming plans.

Why not walk into Hawkshead and enjoy the whitewashed cottages and quaint yards during the summer?

There are traditional inns serving local ales and excellent foods to enjoy, plus some stylish and individual shops to explore.

Hawkshead Christmas fair is on the first weekend in December (book early as very popular).

Grizedale Forest is also on the doorstep.

Newby Bridge is ten miles away and offers attractions such as the Aquarium of the Lakes, and Windermere Lake Cruises, sailing between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside.

A tasteful cottage apartment in a relaxing part of the Lake District.

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About the location


Ambleside 5.1 miles; Kendal 17.4 miles.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th century houses. There are many pleasant inns, teashops, guest houses and gift shops in the village, as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which houses an annually changing exhibition of the famous author’s illustrations and stories. The other famous Hawkshead enthusiast, William Wordsworth, attended the Old Grammar School in 1779-87, which still stands today, and you can visit the building where the Lakeland poet developed his love of the form, and even see the desk into which he scratched his name as a small boy! Newby Bridge is ten miles away and offers attractions such as the Aquarium of the Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises, sailing daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year.

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Note: This property does not accept any children under 5 years old.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas