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Alice's Cottage

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 955317)



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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • “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!

    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!

    - Deborah, September 2021

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.


  • 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 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 local car park with a permit, the permit is left in the property for guests arrival and convenience
  • Front courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 minute walk
  • Note: Adults only

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About the location


Ambleside 4 miles; Kendal 24 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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