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Alice's Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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89 Customer Reviews

  • "What an adorable cottage!"

    So pleased we chose this one, perfect for us. The enormous bed was the decider, we have a horror of standard doubles. Everything was lovely and clean when we arrived and the welcome pack was just that, most welcome. The car being parked away from the cottage was much less of a problem than we thought it would be. Will definitely consider staying here again, thank you so much for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Another perfect stay in beautiful and very comfortable Alice’s cottage."

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is the second time we have stayed in Alice's Cottage."

    It's perfect, such a lovely property...we have had such a lovely time there again and there is so much to do in and around Hawkshead.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2024

  • "Excellent. Couldn’t be better"

    It was lovely to have you return to Alice's Cottage. We are so glad you had another wonderful stay and thank you so much for your feedback. Do please come and visit us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jan 2024

  • "Great place and lovely to meet Jo the owner when we arrived."

    Reviewed by Trish5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Alice’s Cottage - It’s really well located and such a lovely place to come back to after a day on the fells."

    The only things which we feel could be improved are having a fire laid for guests’ arrival, keeping some J cloths for surfaces, and keeping washing powder alongside the provided dishwasher tablets. We had a fantastic few days and the decor of the cottage inspired us. We will definitely be recommending to others. Thanks to all involved.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Nov 2023

  • "An absolutely delightful and very cosy little cottage in the heart of Hawkshead."

    Perfect location for walking from the door and only a short drive from Ambleside too. The shops, cafes and pubs in the village are all very welcoming and we ate a couple of great meals in The Red Lion. The property is exactly as you see in the photos, very clean, fully equipped, super comfy bed, and the bath tub was so lovely to relax in at the end of long days of walking. Just everything you could wish for and more. Thank you, we wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2023

  • "I had a lovely week despite the weather being rainy."

    I walked to Hilltop farm where Beatrix Potter lived, went to Tarn Hows on a sunny day, and enjoyed being in lovely Hawkshead. I could not get the TV to work, although I managed that last time but watched things on my iPad so that was fine!

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Nov 2023

  • "It's our second stay at Alice's Cottage this year, and we had a great time on both occasions."

    It's been renovated to a very high standard, and there's a real cosy feeling to the house.

    Thank you for your lovely words. Do come back and visit us for a third time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by Eva4.7Sep 2023

  • "We have just enjoyed a week in Alices Cottage."

    Everything was just as the description. Spotlessly clean very comfortable. Although we choose Alice’s Cottage we were a little worried about being in the centre of the village in regard to noise, It was extremely peaceful even during the day when Hawkeshaed does get quite busy! But in the evening and over night more or less everyone seems to disappear .also was a bit worried about the car parking availability, but we had no dramas there either. The bus service from Hawkeshead was very reliable so did not use the car very much at all. Very picturesque.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at this cottage."

    It offered more than enough space and comfort for a couple. It was very well equipped, clean and quiet, even though it is right in the centre of the village. Hawkeshead is beautiful and well situated. The welcome package provided for our arrival was a nice gesture and very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Beautiful village. Great decor. A couple of small cleaning points. The fridge had not been cleaned from the previous visitors and needed wiping out. There were also food drips down the outside of the cupboard containing the bin. Would also have been helpful to have pepper provided (the pot is empty). The cling film and kitchen roll had minimal amounts left but we weren’t sure whether either should have been provided or otherwise. If they are replacements would have been good as they ran out by day 2 of our stay. Despite these points we would happily stay again. Hawkshead is lovely, much quieter than Ambleside, Windermere etc but still with everything you need.

    Reviewed by R4.7Aug 2023

  • "I absolutely loved staying in Alice's Cottage!"

    I loved it so much, I was sad to leave. Everything about it is perfect; clean, comfortable, facilities, complimentary tea, coffee, milk, biscuits, bread, butter, marmalade. I loved the views from the windows; the location and the quietness. I loved looking at the photos of the cottage in the past and reading about the village history. The photos of the renovation are amazing; what a fantastic job has been done. I will be returning to Alice's Cottage and hope to many times.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Brilliant time helped by the sunny weather."

    It’s now our fourth stay in your beautiful comfortable cottage! Thank you for everything.

    Thanks Beth....this is lovely to come back for stay number five! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beth5.0May 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the cottage and would consider returning again."

    The only drawbacks were only one bath and hand towel per person to last a week. Any other cottage we have been furnished with two. I know that there is a washer/ dryer but I think that is a bit of false economy. Also I think a corner shelve in the shower unit would be of great use. We like to tidy up before we go but as there was no cleaning materials to clean hob etc and only one cloth supplied - slightly impossible. We meant to leave a note to inform that the main lights in the lounge area flicker and the weighing scales requires a new battery.

    Moira, we are pleased you enjoyed your week at Alice's Cottage. We respond to your comments as follows; One bath and one hand towel is recommended by Sykes for a weeks holiday. We are pleased to be able to offer our guests the washer/dryer and we find that guests do use this facility. Our housekeepers are extremely good at the cleaning the cottage, therefore we do not provide cleaning products for our guests. The scales have been left by a previous guest and are not on our inventory. We wish you luck finding a cottage that better suits your specific requirements. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Moira4.1May 2023

  • "One flickering light, but otherwise perfect!"

    Had a lovely time in a quaint village in a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a gorgeous renovation of a beautiful cottage."

    The property was exceptionally clean and has everything you need for your stay...and is in a lovely location in the heart of the village. The super king bed was really comfortable in a very spacious bedroom. It felt like a home from home the minute we stepped through the door and you can't get better than that! There are lovely walks from the village and only a short drive to Ambleside or the ferry over to bowness. A very relaxing break and would highly recommend...also found the villagers very friendly.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Such a perfect cottage with everything so well thought out!"

    Spotlessly clean, everything high quality and a lovely welcome pack provided. We absolutely loved our stay, thank you! Hawkshead Village also the perfect place. We did lots of walks and didn’t take the car out at all. So much to do and plenty of places to eat/ drink for a small village. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Alice's cottage."

    It was cosy, comfortable and it had everything we needed to make it easy to feel at home. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Gesine5.0Jan 2023

  • "A lovely, cosy, tastefully decorated (love the bathroom) and well kept cottage in the heart of Hawkshead village and nearby local facilities."

    Ideal for walks or biking out into the surrounding countryside and fells and with easy access by car for south lakeland. Well placed for access to the Windermere and Bowness ferry by car, Grizedale Forest, Ambleside, Coniston, the Langdales, etc. The beautiful Cumbrian coast beyond Ulverston towards Roa Island is also within an hour's driving distance via Newby Bridge. Free overnight car parking with the permit provided is just a brief walk away on a residents' section of the village car park. We've stayed twice now and parking outside to load and unload hasn't been an issue and there have been no problems overnight on the village car park. The cottage is very well kitted out for a small property and is fully heated with a combi-boiler, central heating and a very welcome wood burner, but there are necessary compromises in the open plan kitchen and lounge area: for example there's high breakfast bar but no dining table. As ever, it's advisable check the photos and listing before booking.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage , stayed here many times Unfortunately it has become ridiculously expensive and does not represent value for money now Hawkshead as a village is lovely and one of my favourite in the lakes but sadly it is losing its appeal due to 1."

    One pub closed, a few years ago there were probably over 150 table covers to have lovely meals , there are now none or limited 2. Sadly the forest disease that has affected much of grizedale, tarn how etc has devastated the views , very sad and hopefully will recover but will take many years No griddle or tray in wood burner and no glove Fumes from wood burner , suggest you have it serviced

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Nov 2022

  • "It was a lovely, cosy cottage."

    Very clean. The amenities were good, albeit it took us some reading of manuals to use them. My only real criticism is the costs now to stay in these cottages and how it has increased to such an extent that most of us are now being outpriced to stay again in the future. Many of the shops, pubs and cafes are closing down and they report that it's because the Lakes is getting quieter because they can no longer afford to go. This is certainly likely the case for us next year unfortunately.

    Thank you for your feedback Charlotte. I am sorry you had to read the manuals to operate some of the facilities, this is not a situation that our previous guests have encountered, however we are glad the manuals were able to assist you. Alice's Cottage has been a very successful holiday let for the last 5 years and we have tried to keep our price increases to a minimum. Whilst I understand your frustration, most holiday let owners have had to endure the pandemic with limited or no rental and now significant utility price increases. There are lower-cost options available within the region to suit most budgets. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.4Oct 2022

  • "I had a lovely stay at Alice’s Cottage."

    I travelled by train and everything was so easy being based in Hawkshead with a co-op literally round the corner and many cafe’s in Hawkshead. I had lots of lovely walks despite the rain and returning to the cottage was such a treat after a soaking as I was able to get dry and warm. I loved my stay in the cottage and would like to return for another visit as I didn’t have time to do everything on my list. It was great to have a bath and a shower. I will be telling my friends about the cottage, although not too much as I need to fit another trip in. The bus stop was close and the buses were on time so I had no trouble using public transport. Thank you - I loved my stay ❤️

    That is so lovely to hear Katharine....we would love to have you stay with us again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous cosy cottage in a great location in main square next to Honey Pot deli."

    Facilities were excellent huge bed and great shower.The place was spotless.We parked outside cottage for unloading.We enjoyed walks in local area and caught the 505 bus to Coniston free with our bus pass.Fish and Chips from local chippy were great and we enjoyed food in Queens head with friendly staff.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Alice's cottage, beautiful interior, comfortable and relaxing space, well equipped, couldn't fault it was in a good location, even though there was cafes and pubs near by it was still quiet and peaceful, cleanliness is of a very high standard, the only reason for 4 stars is because there is no private outside seating but we new that on booking, I would stay here again, and will be recommending to friends and family."

    Reviewed by Gillaine4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, surrounded by beautiful flower borders and hanging baskets."

    Many people stopped to take photos. Next door to the Kings Arms (which closes at 10.00pm, so no late night revelling). Beautiful village and very well located for southern lakes.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic little place with a great location in the middle of Hawkshead."

    if you want a nice peaceful break then this is for you.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent property, excellent location, kept in beautiful condition."

    We had one issue to which the owners had to respond and their response was excellent, could not have been better.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had an amazing stay at the cottage!"

    Spotlessly clean and was well equipped with everything you could need Located in such a beautiful place, plenty to do around the area

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Alice’s Cottage."

    It is beautifully equipped and was very clean. The only minor constructive criticism I would offer is about the shower - it could do with a caddy for soap and shampoo to stop the bending down (we’re old!) the door seemed to leek water over the floor and the extract fan seamed not to do a lot! But we were very impressed overall and would certainly return. Congratulations to the owners for doing a fantastic job. Julie and Ian

    Thank you so much Ian and Julie for your lovely comments about Alice's Cottage. We appreciate your feedback regarding the bathroom. At changeover we have checked the shower doors, they do close fully and hence we could not find a leak. The extractor fan is working, it is a particularly quiet one though! However, the bathroom window can be opened to provide extra ventilation if need be. We would love to welcome you back to Hawkshead soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7May 2022

  • "My husband and I had the best holiday at Alice's cottage."

    The whole place is beautiful and in a prime location for a relaxing country retreat. We loved the basket packed with goodies, what a nice touch. We enjoyed food in the queens head pub, the relish shop and the ice cream shop all opposite the cottage, yummy! Having the coop around the corner was a great convenience too. Being cat lovers we were overjoyed to find a cat bar in the square too, how different. The only thing we would of liked, is having had a TV in the bedroom. But we appreciate that others would not be bothered about this detail. We would highly recommend Alice's cottage to everyone. We would love to revisit one day. Thankyou so much for the memories.

    Reviewed by Brittaney5.0May 2022

  • "Our 4th visit to Alice's Cottage and was as lovely as ever."

    We would highly recommend. Another fantastic holiday in the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was everything that was stated in the website and more."

    Could not fault any part of it, with the added bonus of a welcome pack of goodies. Location in centre of village with car parking available nearby. Would heartily recommend a stay to anyone and would definitely revisit ourselves. Added bonus was friendly locals who stopped and talked.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "A beautiful well presented little cottage that provides us a lovely holiday."

    Warm, cosy and comfortable in the center of the village was great for our out of season relax.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Feb 2022

  • "A delightful, warm and cosy cottage, very tastefully refurbished and decorated."

    Centrally placed in Hawkeshead Square, Alice's Cottage is handily placed for all village amenities, local walks and for exploring the wider area. Parking in the 'permit only' part of the village car park using that supplied is only a short walk away from the cottage and parking outside the cottage for unloading and loading wasn't an issue in November. Despite a power outage on the evening of day two of our stay, caused by storm Arwen and lasting 48 hours, we very much enjoyed the week and made the best of it despite some travel disruptions. Furthermore, the owners kindly supplied an extra welcome pack including food, drinks and fuel for the wood burner, having previously contacted us the day after the power cut to very generously offer alternative accommodation in Ambleside. In the event this wasn't taken up as we decided to hang on, and power was restored the next day. We will almost certainly re-book for another Autumn stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "Another comfy stay at this beautiful, well equipped, perfectly located cottage."

    We had a slight problem with the heating but the owner came out and sorted it really quickly so tthanks and top marks for that.

    Reviewed by Sheilah5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage in a fabulous location."

    The cottage was very clean and well appointed and situated in the heart of Hawkshead – a village we love. The welcome pack was a pleasant addition which included local produce – a nice touch. Due to the location you will hear some noise from people outside the pub and tea rooms and there was a band playing in the pub on the Saturday night, however, I was more disappointed we hadn’t gone over and joined them. However, my partner was fast asleep and snored his way through it all! It is worth mentioning that you will potentially be woken by deliveries from by the Co-op lorry every other day at 7.00 in the morning, however, given we found the Co-op so handy for last minute bits we can’t complain really. Our only suggested improvement would be to have more towels – one towel each plus a hand towel and shower mat is not enough and certainly the least amount of towels we have ever had in a cottage. All in all, this is simply one of the best cottages we have stayed in and we would fully recommend it, hence our 5 start rating!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2021

  • "Loved it! Modernised, but a real cottagy cottage feel about it."

    Spotlessly clean. Lovely welcome pack. Perfect for walks straight from the cottage and easy for local buses. Excellent communication with the owner. Would like to stay again.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2021

  • "It would be good to make people aware that the cottage is surrounded by outside seating for the pub, and tea shops which can prove quite noisy at times."

    Plus such a pretty cottage attracts those wishing to photograph it, posed in front of the sign “Alice’s Cottage”. We assumed they must have been named Alice. It can be rather intrusive when they peer through the window!

    Thank you so much for your feedback and 100% rating. The cottage is located on the Square in the centre of the village. The cottage is adjacent to Flag Street, the most picturesque street in the village and as such the most photographed. The local tea shop and pub increased their outside seating capacity in order to retain their customers during the pandemic and particularly during the summer months. However, the cafe does not open until 10am and closes at 5pm. The pub opens late morning and during the summer months last orders was 9.30pm. We hope you were able to use the bistro dining set outside the cottage to enjoy the atmosphere Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2021

  • "Exceptionally beautiful cottage, photos on internet didn’t do it justice, we absolutely loved it."

    Fabulous location in centre of hussle and bussle of Hawkshead! Great walks from the doorstep and very close to Ambleside and Coniston. Loved all the high end features in cottage, total quality. So nice to have a welcome pack of local produce, lovely touch and enjoyed the Bath House products which I’ve had before. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone and would definitely return!!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2021

  • "Being able to access lots of walks from the door."

    The cottage was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sian4.7Aug 2021

  • "Alice’s Cottage was absolutely delightful."

    It was in the most perfect position in the prettiest village. It was beautifully furnished with good quality items and furnishings. Couldn’t stop smiling when we arrived. Loved the delicatessen next door and the ladies in there were extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2021

  • "Alice Cottage is beautiful, great position in the village."

    The renovation are of a high specification and the original features are an excellent addition. We couldn’t recommend it high enough.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie4.7Jul 2021

  • "What a lovely property - immaculately presented and equipped right in the centre of Hawkshead."

    Perhaps not ideal if you want peace and quiet with a tea shop and pub outside the front door, but if you want to socialise and not worry about catering then it's perfect. The cottage itself is small but has been fantastically refurbished and is very well equipped- even having a washer/dryer for those post Lakes activities! Bed is large and comfortable and with a wood burner in the lounge would be warm and snug all year around. It's a perfect hidyhole for a couple wanting to get away in one of the prettiest parts of the lakes but with easy access to Windermere, Coniston and Ambleside if needed.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and beautifully renovated. Welcoming place to stay. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

    Reviewed by Bridget4.7May 2021

  • "An excellent cottage."

    Really close to everything in Hawkshead

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2021

  • "Everything was lovely, very comfortable and well kitted out place."

    Ideally located next to the cafe, pub and delicatessen. We really enjoyed ourselves.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2021

  • "A beautiful property laid out to exceptional standards."

    Can’t recommend highly enough

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2020

  • "We love Alice's Cottage- it was our third visit."

    Hawkshead is beautiful and where the cottage is located, in the heart of the village is perfect. Also super clean.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is in a lovely village."

    It was situated in the centre and there are plenty of amenities. There are four pubs but due to the COVID-19 I would book a table the day before, if you want to eat inside the pub, because of limited space. The property is excellent with everything you would need and the welcome pack was a nice touch. There are some lovely walks from the village and I would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a lovely little cottage, small but ample room for two."

    It's situated in the centre of Hawkshead, which is a lovely little village, with its four country Inns, all serving food. Easy for walkers and for getting to other villages. I would definitely recommend a stay here. Only draw back is parking as you have to take your car to local car park, which you do get a free permit for, just a bit of a bind if it's raining. If you're a sports fan The Red Lion is for you, we enjoyed it there and food was lovely.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2020

  • "Great location for access to walks, shops and dining."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage in a great location -superb for getting around the lakes!"

    Only downside was being in such a prime position meant you were woken up by the co-op delivery lorry every morning -ok for us as we are early risers-but may be not so ideal for those who enjoy a lie-in! Cottage itself is lovely though with beautiful interior.

    Reviewed by Holly3.8Dec 2019

  • "Hawkshead has always been close to our hearts and we’ve seen Alices Cottage many times and thought how lovely it would be to stay there over Christmas and lucky for us the Cottage was available."

    We also decided to get married in the Church in Hawkshead on Christmas Eve and the Cottage was the perfect setting for our pre Wedding preparations and post wedding intimate celebration. The little touches like the Christmas tree and the small hamper added to our special stay and we adored the Cottage and Hawkshead. We have already booked Alices Cottage again for the New Year 2020 and are looking forward to staying there again. First rate service from Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is the nicest cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Cosy, well decorated and perfect location.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely bijou cottage perfectly located in the village square."

    So handy for the pubs and the shops, where we could get everything that we needed. The cottage itself was immaculately clean and, even though very small, was well laid out and had everything we needed. We ate in most nights and the kitchen was well equipped. We rarely used the car as there are several excellent, not too taxing, walks from the door. As mentioned in previous reviews there is some noise from the Co Op delivery van each morning but it didn't last too long and didn't bother us. We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Sheilah5.0Nov 2019

  • "Cottage so perfectly sited for people watching." fact some folk tried to peep in the windows!!!! We have stayed in the village a total of 9 times now, just love it, so central for all we want to see and do. The cottage has been so tastefully renovated and fitted with top class furniture and fittings; owner has resisted the temptation to dress in brown furniture and twee fabrics; she has taste. Only other comment would be to ask for a heavy curtain over the original heavy front door, the sausage dog excluder works well at the bottom of the door, but there is a large gap further up on the right hand side, which is only to be expected with original features.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2019

  • "This was the second time we stayed in the cottage this year."

    the cottage is perfect, Hawkeshead is a beautiful place with everything we could want or need on our doorstep... we’ll definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, very comfortable and cozy, ideal for 2 people."

    Excellent location in a beautiful village. I will return to Hawkshead again in the future, and if there is just the 2 of us I would 200% book Alices cottage again.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2019

  • "Overall Alice's Cottage was very good, and we will probably stay again."

    However, there were a couple of relatively minor issues. There is no coffee table in the lounge area, so nowhere to rest drinks or snacks other than on the floor. The bathroom fan did not have a timer and had to be switched off at the isolation switch outside the bathroom. Also the windows in the bathroom could not be opened. Together this meant that the windows were constantly covered in condensation.

    Reviewed by Mel4.4Oct 2019

  • "Had a lovely holiday in Alice’s cottage everything you wanted."

    Only one issue would be the coop delivery 5 of the mornings we were there woke us up early 6.30

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Sep 2019

  • "Everything was perfect."

    Alice's Cottage was just fantastic. It was clean, cosy and had some really nice touches on arrival, such as bread, milk and some local treats. I could not recommend it enough! Thank you so much for the best break in the lakes.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great location right in the middle of Hawkshead village."

    Well equipped and cozy cottage. Some nice personal touches left for our arrival , local tea , coffee, biscuits etc. Great walks from the front door . Four pubs, supermarket, tea shops and amenities all within a minute walk. Parking in a permit only area or main car park (permit provided) couple of hundred yards away. Being in the middle of Hawkshead there’s plenty of activity, but it’ wasn’t a problem.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "The location of this Cottage is great for walking and Hawkshead is a lovely place to visit."

    The cottage is adequate in size for a couple but is on the small size and we are used to having more room. The bedroom and bathroom are fine but the living/kitchen area has little living space. We had to keep the blinds closed due to the public passing directly outside the windows and inevitably peeking inside! The pub is also right outside and there were often noisy customers seated outside within feet of the cottage. The noise generally died down by 11 pm but we were awoken every morning at around 7.30 am by deliveries to the pub and surrounding shops! Potential Customers should be informed of the lack of privacy and the chance of late night and early morning disturbances.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2019

  • "Absolutely brilliant cottage and a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, well placed on the main square."

    Roomy with all the creature comforts available for a comfy week. Plenty of walks close by if you fancy stretching your legs, choice of tea rooms and pubs to choose from, literally on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jul 2019

  • "We loved this quirky little cottage, especially it's location smack in the middle of the village."

    We could sit at the front door and watch the world go by, the tearoom, pub, deli , relish co and ice cream shop were too close to resist and the weather was very kind too

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, everything you could want and mote."

    the finishings were first class and very well presented. Hawkshead was stunning with lovely shops abs pubs all in a stones throw from the cottage and lots of lovely walks straight from the door. couldn’t ask for anything more. will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jun 2019

  • "Alice's cottage, tucked Ito the corner of the square, was an ideal location for enjoying Hawkshead and the surrounding area."

    We enjoyed the history of the town and the streets and buildings. Usually we like to be in a quiet country area but to be in the centre of things in such a lovely village was most enjoyable. We would recommend Alice's cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2019

  • "We were very impressed by the cottage, top quality fit out and appliances."

    Thoughtful touches like the milk, loaf of bread and the welcome pack of goodies were very welcome. The local information was great and we walked all of the 5 walks detailed in the information pack. Perhaps most tellingly, we ate in every night but one as the kitchen was as well equipped as could be needed. A really pleasant place to stay and from which to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2019

  • "Our second visit to Alice's cottage and we have had a lovely holiday."

    It is such a cosy cottage with everything you need. It is also ideally positioned for exploring the Lakes. We cannot wait for our third visit in September. Many thanks Graham & Pat

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2019

  • "Really lovely place to stay."

    Everything was done to a very high standard and we really appreciated the little touches. Would definitely come and stay again.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, that exceeded all our expectations."

    Finished to a high standard it was like living in luxury for a week. Amazing location, couldn’t have wished for a better week. The cottage was immaculate , thank you

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had an amazing week here in this beautiful cottage."

    Loved the comfy bed and all the facilities. We enjoyed walks right from the front door and especially enjoyed food at the Queens Head. (Sunday roast and fish and chips). Great place to stay for a wonderful holiday. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Apr 2019

  • "Will certainly return to Hawkshead and Alices Cottage ."

    Best holiday for a long time . Everything top notch .

    Reviewed by Shirley Anne5.0Mar 2019

  • "This was our 2nd visit to Alice's cottage and hopefully won't be our last."

    Lovely comfortable cosy cottage finished to a very high standard. Hawkshead is our favourite village in the lakes. Plenty of walks, cafes and welcoming pubs serving great food. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect and beautifully designed."

    Great attention to detail. Hawkshead is a perfect centre for walking. We didn’t use the car at all. Coop round the corner and four pubs. What could be better.? The landscape of the valley is wonderful

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2019

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a perfect location!"

    Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jan 2019

  • "Bathroom window was sealed up so condensation was an issue which we did share with the lady in the office who was very helpful and made a note of it."

    One of two descriptions a little bit inaccurate, but nothing to deter from a very pleasant stay in a very well fitted out accommodation .

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Dec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2018

  • "Excellent use of a small space, and perfect for couples."

    We had a lovely honeymoon thank you :-)

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was comfortable, clean and the fittings were of a high standard."

    The good quality shower was a pleasure to use and the large bed was very comfortable. The Co-op Store is a couple of minutes walk away and I found this very convenient to use on a daily basis. I stayed here for one week while attending a wedding venue at Belmount Hall. I thoroughly recommend Alice's Cottage for a single person or a couple.

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2018

  • "With the cottage having a washer/dryer it may be a good idea to inform visitors that there isn't an iron or ironing board."

    I appreciate that storage is an issue but perhaps they could be stored in the bedroom. Other than the above the cottage exceeded or expectations and we had a wonderful holiday and have already booked the cottage for May and September 2019

    The owner thanks you for your feedback. An Iron and Ironing board is now provided at the cottage. She is thrilled that you have booked again twice for next year and looks forward to seeing you then. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was characterist, clean, modern with an unprecedented attention to detail."

    Each space was very well planned and exceptionally comfortable, a reall home from home. Hawkshead is a great base for exploring the Lake District, I would definitely recommend this cottage and area to others and would use again

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location, couldn’t have asked for more."

    Property has been done to a high standard. Would highly recommend as a base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Jun 2018

  • "Well organised and accurate description of product."

    The cottage was exceptional and far exceeded expectations.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Apr 2018

  • "Alice’s cottage is a perfect spot for a relaxing break."

    We use this for ioi

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Mar 2018

  • "Beautiful, cosy cottage in great location."

    Nicely decorated. Lots of character. Photos don’t do it justice. Received a warm welcome as we were the first people to stay. Pub and shop next door. Really enjoyed it. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Adrienne5.0Jan 2018

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  • One super king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with a woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for stove available to purchase locally
  • Bed Linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Note: Hairdryer and radio provided
  • Note: Load/unload outside property only
  • Parking in the local car park, Hawkshed car park, with a permit, the permit is left in the property for guests' arrival and convenience, permit hanging behind the front door
  • The car park is on a first come first served basis
  • Front courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2-minute walk
  • Note: Adults only, this property cannot accommodate children. Please note that a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond shall apply to all bookings taken after 4th September 2023.

The property

This characterful, 17th century, black and white cottage rests in the heart of the delightful village of Hawkshead, in the Lake District National Park.

Alice's Cottage comes in a wonderful location and has a cosy interior, ideal for a relaxing romantic break.

Enter the property through its traditional door and be enticed in by the wonderfully warming open-plan living area, set with a comfortable sofa in full view of the wall-mounted TV and the stunning woodburning stove.

Cook and enjoy your meals in the fresh, white kitchen/dining area, coming with all of the necessary appliances along with a breakfast bar and a charming window seat overlooking the quaint village.

Head up the traditional cottage staircase to discover the lavish bathroom showcasing a fabulous roll-top bath and a separate shower cubicle.

Get your well-earned rest in Alice Cottage's splendid bedroom; it has a super king-size sleigh bed and the original seventeenth century floorboards to add real character.

Sit on the charming furniture to the front of the property whilst drinking your morning coffee and watching the world go by.

Hawkshead is an excellent place for a peaceful break, it is well-stocked with a good selection of shops, cafés and restaurants for you to enjoy.

Some of the Lake District's finest assets come close to Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere is just the other side of Lake Windermere and is a fantastic day out for everybody to enjoy.

Alice's Cottage is a comforting cottage in an ideal spot for a getaway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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: Load/unload outside property only. Parking in the local car park, Hawkshed car park, with a permit, the permit is left in the property for guests' arrival and convenience, permit hanging behind the front door. The car park is on a first come first served basis.