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Hannakin Barn

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is lovely and we appreciate how well it is equipped and maintained."

    Our only observations are 1. The seat on the en-suite toilet “travels” 2. There is a water leak under the kitchen sink.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jul 2024

  • "A lovely cottage and short of nothing"

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property felt damp on entry."

    In the middle of the night I entered the kitchen and found two fully grown slugs on the kitchen floor. On examination we saw that the slime these slugs generate was all over the kitchen floor and left us with the impression that they had been in situ some days. We found this totally unacceptable and vacated the property on Tuesday 18th July, some four days early. We did not report this to the owner or to you as we felt nothing would be gained to our advantage. Very disappointed but we will not take the matter any further or make a claim.

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear of the issue that you experienced during your stay at Hannakin Barn. We would like to add, that had you made us aware during your stay, we would have attended to resolve the issue. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by David2.8Jul 2023

  • "This was our third visit to the property and while it is still very good it is starting to look a bit tired."

    Soft furnishings are starting to show signs of wear and the shower still needs attention as difficult to operate. We brought our own bath towels as the ones provided are just too small. Hawkshead as a destination has lost its vibrancy, such a shame.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Jun 2023

  • "Another lovely stay in this beautiful cottage."

    Peaceful location and just a short walk from Hawkshead. We cannot wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have always enjoyed our visits to Hannakin Barn over many years."

    It has been like a second home to my wife and myself. Mrs. Carter has been very flexible during the travel restrictions imposed by the Covid epidemic. We are enormously grateful to her. Please pass on our very best wishes to her.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "Tv too small and DVD player poor quality - sound almost nil at times !"

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Mar 2023

  • "Spent a fantastic week here on honeymoon."

    The whole cottage and grounds are beautiful. Lovely and peaceful. Everything was to a very high standard and we will defnitely try and book again! Loved the welcome wine and chocolates too :) it made everything a little more special for us thankyou

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "This cottage is lovely, it is comfortable with good quality furnishings, it is well equipped with a lot of thought put into what the guest may need whilst there."

    ( although the tv in the lounge could do with being upgraded to a smart tv). The garden is lovely and well kept with a great place to sit out.. in gorgeous surroundings BUT...the biggest bugbear was the noise from the car body repair garage directly next door..the grinding and panel beating spoilt the peacefulness of the surroundings this started from 8.00am through to 7.00pm on and off. We did spend most of the days out so wasn't too bad, but if you wanted a day at "home" it would get on your nerves. This is such a shame because we absolutely loved the place but it may make us think about booking here again.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Jul 2022

  • "Another wonderful stay at this lovely cottage."

    The location if perfect, easy reach of Hawkshead and for exploring the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2022

  • "Super property: everything you want for an ideal stay."

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jun 2022

  • "Real gem of a find!"

    This cute, romantic cottage is really cosy and comfortable. It is exceptionally well equipped with lots of personal extras and ideally located within a short walk of the pretty village with excellent access to lots more walks. With buses to Coniston and Windermere (via Ambleside) as well, we hardly used our car. We loved our stay - 5 stars isn’t enough!

    Reviewed by Jan5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property, have stayed before."

    Very clean and comfortable. Well equipped kitchen. Plenty of space for 2. Good sized garden with several sun traps. Easy stroll to centre of Hawkshead. Some quality shops and good places to eat. Only downside small towels in the bathroom. Would love to have bath sheets especially as bathroom downstairs.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, extremely comfortable and very well equipped."

    We will probably return as its the best cottage we have stayed in in the lakes. However a couple of feedback points. Minor only but we thought you should know; The notice about putting out rubbish could state, put it out the evening before collection as they came at 06:00. We were unable to play either our or the house CD's as the player did not recognise them. Not a problem just a point to note. The bedroom door does not close. The shower is difficult to turn on. In fact I gave up and did not use it ! (I did have a bath) Overall though it was a great stay and we will return. Thank you. Oh, and the surprise gift of wine and chocolates was nice.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is of high specification and very comfortable and we would like to book it again at some point in the future."

    However, on this occasion there was a problem with the heating and when we arrived the property was very cold. Heaters were provided but we had many hours with limited heating. If this had been a “one off” I would have been more understanding but I had already read 2 reviews which identified the same problem and I had already discussed this with Heart of the Lakes prior to our visit. This is not acceptable on a 5 star property and I would appreciate your comments.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Feb 2022

  • "Our stay at Hannakin Barn was absolutely fabulous,we enjoyed our first Christmas at this property and the experience was just magical."

    On our arrival the cottage was lovely & warm and the owner had kindly left us a very generous Christmas hamper which was vey welcoming. Hannakin Barn is a beautiful property with wonderful views, comfortable & clean with everything you need for a perfect holiday for two in the beautiful Lake District. We have also spent a week in the summer at this property and again it was absolutely perfect with ample outside space to enjoy the views, we have been returning to the lakes enjoying cottage life for over 20 years and we believe we found the perfect holiday cottage for this part of the lakes , we will be back , Jane & John - The Lakelovers Co Durham

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage which is maintained to a very high standard and has everything you'd want."

    A great location for exploring the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "We felt that the cottage was largely as described, w3ell furnished and in a fabulous location."

    It was however, very cold on arrival. There were no instructions for the heating and the thermostat was set to 15 degrees. This did not provide the warm welcome we expect on a cold damp November day. There were no welcome messages or event a pint of milk. The whole thing felt very transactional.

    Reviewed by Ian3.4Nov 2021

  • "The barn is really well situated with several good walks starting in Hawkshead and the village itself has all you need in terms of amenities."

    We really enjoyed our time. The weather was good to us so we were able to enjoy the outside space which was lovely after a day’s walking. We will definitely be looking to return at some point.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great cottage in a brilliant location for exploring the Lakes."

    Very well equipped and clean - it has everything you need. Plenty of walks from the door, and the village is 5 mins away on foot. WiFi is reliable and fast. Garden catches both morning and afternoon sun, a lovely place to sit. Hawkshead has only one pub serving food atm because of staffing issues, but that may be resolved in a few weeks. Only slight niggle with the cottage was that we ran out of toilet paper on the last day so leaving a spare roll in a cupboard would be ideal for future guests but there was plenty of everything else provided, and there’s a co-op in the village!

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jul 2021

  • "Clean, very well appointed and designed cottage with lovely garden and outdoor furniture in very convenient situation for short walk into Hawkshead."

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jul 2021

  • "A little gem of a property."

    So comfortable inside and out. A lovely garden a joy to relax & eat in. Location is so close to village but not in amongst the day trippers allowing a gentle stroll inwhen the crowds have gone. Lots of walks virtually from your front gate. Highly recommended for couples.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Sadly after more than 20 years this will be our last holiday with H O T L."

    The price for next year is way beyond our means as pensioners. The 50% increase is unjustified, unreasonable and not value for money.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage, wonderful location and a wonderful time was enjoyed by us both."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2021

  • "Cold on arrival, unexpectedly had to reset the heating controls, but thereafter warm and cosy."

    Microwave controls a little less intuitive but worked well, a cunning child-proof lock! Garden was lovely and enjoyed when weather permitted (wettest May since when). Enjoyed our stay, along with the provided wine and M&S chocs. Would stay again as and when visiting the Lakes. A 10min stroll to the chippie in Hawkshead after a day out made life simple.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4May 2021

  • "We had a lovely time, thanks!"

    Dr MasonDec 2019

  • "Without doubt our favourite Lakeland cottage."

    We will be visiting again in 2019 it has everything we require and more.

    DysonDec 2019

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

This enchanting, mid-18th century Lakeland stone, one-bedroom holiday home, is a five-minute level walk to the centre of picturesque Hawkshead.

Dating from 1760 it has been lovingly and carefully refurbished to create a contemporary living experience within a traditional period setting, providing a stylish yet cosy ambience.

It is ideal for a romantic holiday or a couple wanting to escape the busy world. Walk into the elegant and timeless entrance hall and store your outdoor gear in the walk-in store cupboard.

Discover your stylish and cheerful breakfast kitchen with period larder and pretty table for two, then walk into the dining room and admire the cosy dining table and welcoming ambience.

A modern bathroom is situated at ground level. An easy staircase leads to the sumptuous sitting room with a feature fireplace surrounding an attractive electric log effect stove and a full height window opening on to a Juliet balcony with lovely views over the garden and countryside.

Across the small landing is an exquisite double bedroom with an en-suite washroom.

The cottage has been tastefully furnished with co-ordinated fabrics and curtains and with carpets to stairs and main rooms.

Other floors are of tile and mosaic.

Stroll to Hawkshead and visit the acclaimed Beatrix Potter Museum, run by the National trust.

Explore the historic and the beautiful, grade 1 listed village church before visiting Wordsworth’s old school.

After all that, relax with a drink in one of village’s excellent cafes or pubs.

From your doorstep, you will have the choice of many superb paths and trails around the local area, as well as being in striking distance of some of the best hill walks in the National Park.

Drive four miles to Grizedale to enjoy forest walks or bike rides and to have a go on the Go Ape experience. After your busy day relax on the patio, which is attractively set in lawned garden with pretty borders.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter