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Craftsman Cottage

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a superb location."

    Plenty walks just through the church gates at the side of the property. There was a draught coming from front door making hallway and kitchen really cold. Not ideal when - 4 outside. I think a heavy curtain behind door could help with this. Luckily the rest of the property is lovely and warm. I think what would really make this cottage special is if the window sills were made into proper window seats so you could sit and enjoy the views. Will definitely return. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Stacy3.8Jan 2024

  • "Amazing place!"

    Didn’t want to leave. Warm, cozy and well looked after. The location is perfect, cozy pubs, small shops. A real Christmas Fairytale

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Dec 2023

  • "We’ve had a fantastic time at Craftsman’s Cottage."

    Loved everything about it. Would like to re book for same week next year but only six nights available and the price is quite high. The decor is amazing, loved the sheepskins and lighting in both bedroom and living room. The kitchen had everything we needed, we appreciated the washer dryer. The bathroom was super trendy, the shower very powerful. Loved it all. A nice quiet corner of Hawkshead with walks from the door. We enjoyed the food and hospitality at the Queens Head pub, they really made us feel welcome. I would highly recommend this cottage. Not a criticism, a rug would have been welcome in the living area, there was one on the cottage pictures and I understand things get over used so maybe this was the reason it was removed. I tried to change the bulbs in the bathroom, but couldn’t get them out. Didn’t spoil our stay. Thanks for everything and for allowing our dog to stay with us. Please leave a pen so visitors can leave feedback in the guest book.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Dec 2023

  • "We really had a great stay at this lovely cottage and it's the first time we have stayed in the Lake District."

    The location is wonderful and the area, itself, is really picturesque. We were lucky (??) enough to have a massive snowfall on the second day which really added to the charm. The cottage is lovely and warm and has everything you could possibly need. There are great walks to be had, straight out of the door and Hawkshead is bustling with shops, pubs and great places to eat. Everywhere seems to be dog-friendly too, which is a real bonus. In the cottage, the layout is perfect with the whole upstairs being a large lounge with a roaring fire and great views of the surrounding countryside. Downstairs has the double bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, all perfectly sized for a couple with plenty of wardrobe/drawer space for all your clothes. My only gripe (and it's a small one) is that there are 2 or 3 light-bulbs out in the kitchen, making it a little awkward to work. A small point but I believe it has been mentioned before in a review. All in all, a terrific place to stay and I am sure we will be back. Thanks

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, comfortable, cosy and warm."

    Right in the Heart of Hawkshead lots of walking right from the door.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Nov 2023

  • "We loved craftsman cottage, what a wonderful stay!"

    We can't wait to come back

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Craftsman’s Cottage and it didn’t disappoint."

    The cottage is beautifully styled, full of character, cosy and romantic (just for two). Located in Hawkshead, one of the prettiest villages in the Lakes with amenities just a stones throw away and walks straight from the door. We highly recommend this property ❤️

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Sep 2023

  • "A lovely little place in a great location, sadly let down by poor cleanliness and upkeep."

    The cottage is really tastefully decorated and well appointed. Sadly, the agents aren’t keeping up with cleaning and maintenance. There was rubbish and debris on the balcony, the yard is filthy and smells of dog pee and the floors inside are filthy. If this can be sorted we would certainly consider coming back.

    Reviewed by Jonathan3.1Aug 2023

  • "Great location and nicely decorated cottage but a little tired."

    We weren't blown away by this cottage, mainly as it wasn't kept in the best condition in comparison to the photos. Plus, there was no permit left for us and we had to pay for parking during our stay - fortunately Sykes refunded us after we submitted parking receipts. We loved Hawkshead though and there are some great walks nearby. Our dog Archie loved it too and the dog shower was super useful. I appreciate that whilst most of my feedback will be constructive and actionable, some of it is just unfortunately the nature of the cottage. Pros: * Great location, right in the centre of Hawkshead * Tastefully decorated * Dog shower is extremely helpful (although located in a really awkward spot within the bin cupboard) * Cosmetics and shampoo, shower gel inculded Cons: * Bed linen included but we only got one bath towel between us * Patio with furniture covered in bird poo and hadn't been cleaned in a while * The cottage is in a spot where the sun never hits and it felt cold and damp even during the hottest week in August * No garden - we had to take our dog to the next door cemetery * Inside covered in spider webs and felt a little damp - extraction fan in bathroom didn't work at all and our towel never fully dried * Great that it's dog friendly, but it definitely had some peculiar smells and I don't think they have ever washed the bed throw * My husband kept banging his head on the door frames as the cottage has very low ceilings. Even I struggled and I am 5f2. * No parking permit left (see comment above) * We were sad to receive a small pack of white Warbutons loaf when the photos show nice bread and a bottle of wine...I don't think post Covid is a good excuse for being stingy on the hospitality!

    Reviewed by Lucy2.2Aug 2023

  • "Craftsman Cottage is one of the nicest holiday rentals we have stayed at."

    The location was tranquil, quiet with stunning views. The layout and furnishings were comfortable with the added bonus of the upper balcony for our puppy to sit and watch the world go by! This is a gem of a location which we will book again. The added bonus of the parking permit was great too. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage/barn conversion tucked away in the village & so very quiet."

    Perfect location The owners have done a fabulous job of converting the building my wife & I loved it,especially as the living dinning area was upstairs & gave you a lovely view.Everything had been thought about including the decor & there was everything you needed We wouldnt hesitate to recommend this place,but would like to keep it our secret we loved it so much it was perfect for all our needs & perfect for dog walks with so many trails just on the door step,and a gentle stroll into such a quaint village. Thanks for letting us enjoy our break in your lovely place.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2023

  • "A superb cosy cottage found in a quiet corner of Hawkshead but on the doorstep of everything the village has to offer."

    This is our second visit and would return. House was clean and offered everything needed for a comfortable visit. With two puppies we loved the community orchard (5 minutes walk) where we could let the dogs run free. Lots of great walks and cycle / gravel routes from the house.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you and your puppies enjoyed your stay! We hope to welcome you back again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0May 2023

  • "The property is a very quiet and quaint with a lovely view, the property is exactly as advertised, the shower was a little bit of a challenge as I am 6”2’ and the ceilings are low, but this just added to the charm, the kitchen had everything you need, and the real log fire tops it all off."

    The village of Hawkshead is amazing the pubs are lovely and friendly, there’s a chip shop and a co-op, the walks are truly something else too, a fantastic starting block to get off on foot and explore. We have and would recommend craftsman’s cottage for a fantastic relaxing stay. We shall certainly be back. Thank you. 10 out of 10.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and the view! We hope to welcome you back. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Apr 2023

  • "The stay was lovely, the cottage was very nice and the area itself was great."

    The only thing that let it down a bit for us is the previous person who stayed is scruffy and lazy. The oven was filthy and still has food all over it from their stay so we refused to cook in the oven but other than that it was great.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We will pass your comments regarding the oven onto our Housekeeping team to ensure that our high standards are met. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Feb 2023

  • "We have visited Hawkshead many times before and usually stay at the lake lodge around the corner, that’s until we found this little gem!"

    Centre of the village, dog friendly, home from home, we will definitely be back. We stayed Saturday until Tuesday, one night it was stormy and with the fire on and blinds down it was so warm and relaxing. There’s a co-op in the village but we took a nice M&S shop so didn’t really need anything, logs for the fire available there though which is a stones throw. 6 mile walk to Ambleside, with amazing views and a bus ride back. Perfect retreat.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angelese5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent property, very cosy and comfortable, location great."

    Could benefit from having a heavier curtain in the bedroom, rather than just netting.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We will take your comments regarding the curtain in the bedroom on board. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jan 2023

  • "Really enjoyed staying here, great to sit back and relax."

    ...the snow helped. Main feedback is just around glasses, odd selection and no normal wine glasses which was a bit annoying. Also most places I've stayed there has been some logs and fire lighters. We did bring our own but I think it's a bit part and parcel when there is a log burner. It looks like people have then decided to unscrew the ones under the seat (I was guessing these were decorative) and using them.....not ideal. Overall the stay was lovely and just what we needed. I would stay again but just a couple of things that would enhance.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Dec 2022

  • "We stayed at craftsmans cottage with our 1 year old son and two dogs and had a fantastic time."

    If taking youngsters you will need a travel cot and high chair. The cottage is located so close to the village centre that you feel like a resident. The unloading and loading of cars is a bit tricky and be careful not to bang your head on the low doors (definitely not a place for very tall people). We loved it and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by John4.7Dec 2022

  • "Good location for facilities and walking."

    Dog shower especially useful not only for dogs but walking gear too! Property rather restricted in terms of drying space though. As with most holiday rentals the lack of hand towel for the kitchen is a real issue also the ice box needed defrosting as it was completely iced up. The crockery is a little sparse even for two and there were no wine glasses. Lovely comfortable bed and lounge and super that the heating was easy to control so we could turn it down and off. Log burner is great for the evenings although most properties provide the first basket logs etc for your arrival night.

    Reviewed by Jackie3.4Nov 2022

  • "We enjoyed a very comfortable stay at Craftmens Cottage, we had a problem with the toilet flushing which was dealt with immediately."

    Very convenient location for Hawkeshead, the only confusion initially arriving at the property was the fact that we could turn right off Main Street, we thought it was no entry, not realising it was possible for access only. If I could give one constructive piece of feedback, the crockery and pans provided are a little tired and could do with replacing. Overall great experience, would happily return.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2022

  • "A very cosy cottage, quiet, and with everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a quiet corner of Hawkshead."

    Really comfortable and a great spot for heading out for walks. Secure small garden to the front is great as it meant the dogs couldn't escape. Everything provided that we needed for a truly relaxing four night break. That good we've already booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great holiday and Crafsman’s Cottage was the icing on the cake."

    Beautifully styled- it took my breath away. We were warm and comfortable and had everything we needed. Walks right from the door were amazing. Hawkshead is a lovely village with pubs, tea rooms, gift shops and two great outdoor clothing shops.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage with everything you need"

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage it was lovely had what we needed, really comfortable."

    Hawkshead such a beautiful place to stay

    Reviewed by S5.0Aug 2022

  • "You couldn't get any closer to the village, absolutely fantastic."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "Location of cottage was superb - in the heart of the village and couldn’t be better."

    The cottage itself is very quaint and comfortable and we really enjoyed our stay. The welcome packs were a lovely touch. Cleanliness could be improved - our puppy appeared with glass in his mouth and upon close inspection behind the lounge couch we found more pieces of broken glass which we picked up and removed. Not ideal and easily preventable - some cobwebs visible, but it’s an old cottage and overall it wouldn’t prevent me from booking again.

    Reviewed by cheryl3.8Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Craftsman cottage!"

    It is the perfect place for a trip to the Lakes, we couldn’t believe how perfect the location was - right in the centre of Hawkshead! The cottage itself is gorgeous, you can see the care and attention to detail the owner has gone to - they have thought about everything - and have great taste!! I have already recommended the cottage to all my friends and I hope we can return again! X

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Just no tin opener, front and bedroom doors very low. Ouch bumped our heads a couple of times. Nail sticking out a bit from floor board in lounge by tv. Luckily dog didn’t stand on it. Toaster only works on inside bits, back yard could do with a jet wash and flower boxes sorted, huge weeds growing in them. Door key a bit temperamental. Dish washer door opened on its own near when finished. Couldn’t work drier on washing machine. Probably just me having a can’t be bothered time. Just silly things to put right. Is a lovely cottage. Nice and quiet town. Close to everything, 4 pubs. Try Red Lion it’s the cheapest, nice cool bedroom which a woman of my age needs, sorted parking after asking locals. Just needs explaining by shop not by public loos.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2022

  • "A tastefully designed, dog friendly and well equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    Great walks, and places to eat and drink on the doorstep

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "Hi, the property is very nice and we've enjoyed our holiday."

    The location is great, the cottage looks lovely, appreciated you've provided the kitchen with the mini washing kit, cleaning kit in the bathroom too. The boiling water tap is a great feature. We definitely would recommend it to friends and family. The only thing I may suggest you is cleaning under the sofa, upstairs, we've found lots of dust and a kid's sock which we left on the main beam that support the roof.

    Reviewed by Cristina4.7Apr 2022

  • "You've made a truly great space."

    Rented it for my partners birthday and she loved it. Great location too. Only thing why is there no tongs

    Reviewed by Ellie4.7Apr 2022

  • "Stunning cottage in a beautiful location."

    We we’re very impressed by the cottage it’s self and the way it’s been decorated. And the little details like the welcome pack were the icing on the cake. No negatives to speak of and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Apr 2022

  • "Loved the property."

    Really well presented, cosy and warm. Kitchen had everything we needed. It was the perfect base for a week of walking in the lakes. The only thing we would've liked was a couple of extra towels! One thing I would say is that if you are tall be aware that the bedroom and bathroom have low ceilings. Myself and my partner are around 5' 2" and our heads touched the shower head once standing in the bath.

    Reviewed by Leo4.7Mar 2022

  • "Parking unclear and not ideal."

    Front door needs attention, banged all night in the wind etc. Otherwise beautiful Lodge and area, great stay. Neighbours super friendly especially during power cuts where they brought hot water to us! Dog shower fantastic idea.

    Reviewed by Victoria3.8Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay."

    Located in such a lovely town with shops and pubs. The cottage was very clean, had everything we needed. It was perfect, don’t understand some of the negative reviews as we have nothing negative to say about our stay, obviously some people just love to moan. Will definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharna5.0Jan 2022

  • "We loved the property and the location."

    The fairy lights outside made for a lovely touch. Yes it does have low ceilings but we worked round that.

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Dec 2021

  • "Pros to stay: good location, nicely furnished, charming building Cons to stay: 1/ the kitchen tap is a safety hazard (mentioned repeatedly by previous guest), extremely wobbly especially considering that the left lever provides scolding hot water!"

    It would also be useful for guests if it were explained next to the sink that the right lever actually operates as THE mixer tap in case someone prefers to use the sink to wash two plates, a pot and some cutlery instead of the dishwasher (this would save some water too) 2/ half of the crockery is chipped and should be replaced 3/ the beam above the bedroom door really needs some cushioning (examples for this can be seen in historic buildings/castles owned by the National Trust). I am only 5’ 6’’ high and lost counting the number of times I banged my head in it inadvertently. While this may be one of the characters of an old building, most guests do not live in such buildings and it is not easy to remember to duck every time one wants to cross such a low beam. The kitchen extractor fan is also low and with the sharp corners it is another potential for painful bumps. 4/ the grouting around the shower and the bottom of the shower glass is covered with black mould! It is another potential health hazard and certainly not inviting! 5/ there is no curtain next to the bed to provide sufficient privacy if the lights are on. To have a dark room at night we needed to use some towels. 6/ it would be more welcoming if the heating would be kept at least at luke warm temperatures on the day of arrival for new guests during winter times. When we arrived in the evening it was only a mere 12 oC and took quite a while to warm up the rooms. Due to Storm Arwen we had to cut our stay short. Luckily we spent only one night without heating and electricity. We followed the advice of previous guests to take our own supply of logs and bought some coffee logs and kindles which we could have used in the wood burner. Unfortunately, we never thought that we have to supply the matches as well (our fault). We advise future guest to take everything (matches, kindling, logs and some paper) if you want to use the wood burner. Please be also aware that the logs under the wooden seat near the stove are actually NAILED! to the back of the seat and not left for your comfort! We found this very mean I’m afraid. In the specifics it is mentioned that there would be some logs left at the property for the first night. This was certainly not the case. 7/ the entrance door could do with draught proofing all around. There is at least a finger wide gap around the sides. The wind rattled the door most of the night until we managed to stuff the gap with some tissue. Over all, unless the owner prepares to pay more attention to details such as above, sorry, but we would not recommend to stay at this property.

    Thank you for your feedback. Lakelovers manage Craftsman Cottage on behalf of the owner, so please do accept our apologies. The hot tap in the kitchen was attended to and repaired.The nature of old properties does lead to a few quirks as mentioned (low beams, lower extractor fan low sockets), but we will look to see if anything further can be done about these. We will also look into the other maintenance issues pointed out. Lakelovers stopped offering log starter kits a while ago, so i am sorry if they info/pictures mislead this. We have updated the wording to reflect this. Thank you. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Erika3.1Nov 2021

  • "I am not usually one for leaving negative reviews but sadly this review is much like the others."

    On the pictures this accommodation looks beautiful but in reality it is lacking final touches and more importantly a good clean. I could go on all day from dog waste and dog hair on the patio, dishwasher full of unwashed plates, mouldy shower screen, bath plug full of old hair, numerous items falling out of the rug when we lifted it up to shake. Not to mention the plug socket so far to the floor you have to wedge your plug in which didn't feel safe at all, the boiling tap that is wobbly. The TV needs updating to a bigger one, it was like watching a laptop screen. Final note for future guests, 1 they say you can use logs if you replenish, the log basket was empty and no mention where we can buy more from. Bin day is actually Tuesday 0630 and not Friday as the book says. I would not recommend this as dog friendly, it's not big enough to swing a cat. Overall we were really disappointed and decided to check out a day early.

    Reviewed by Michelle1.6Nov 2021

  • "Great cottage in a lovely location, everything a couple needs for a few days."

    Only one downside, we used the parking permit for the ‘nearby car park’ as described in the cottage information, however on returning to the car we had received a fine (£100). Closer investigation of the details showed the nearest car park we could’ve used was Ambleside, however this did not detract from a really good holiday.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Oct 2021

  • "Happy to report cleaning issues appear to have been resolved and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful, Instagramable, cottage in the sleepy pedestrian village of Hawkshead."

    Couple of small niggles re incorrect info given in folder - Wifi is incorrect as is bin collection day and there were no poo bags for dogs. The freezer was unusable as it was totally iced up, grouting around bath and rubber at base of screen need replaced, there were only 2 side plates, bedside lamps both really dusty, and of the 11 lights in the bathroom both wall lights and 3 ceiling lights were not working - these are a housekeeping issue and while we appreciate maybe one not working,5 out of 11 is not good. These are however all very easily fixed. We loved the furnishings (clearly done with love), the constant hot water & decent shower pressure, super comfy bed with great bedding, fantastic sized bath towels, loads of room in the bathroom for toiletries & undies, easy to operate washer/dryer, oodles of hooks to hang clothes and the peace and quiet we so enjoyed here after a pretty awful year and a half for everyone. Would I return? Absolutely. Would I recommend? Absolutely, and already have.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Oct 2021

  • "The property was filthy, thick with dust, human and dog hair, crumbs, food splatters and cobwebs."

    There was a strong damp smell from the bathroom. Loose taps, light bulbs not working, no warning that the hot tap in the kitchen was instant boiling water and no safety mechanism which led to a scalding. Very little storage space, the few cupboards that there were were full of hair, dust and previous occupants muddy boots and clothes. Spent the first 3 hours of our stay trying to clean up with a vacuum cleaner that had no suction and was full of hair and dust before we even used it! Outside area was also a mess and unusable, covered in cobwebs and hair (cleaners had obviously shaken out rugs here and not swept up afterwards. Bin collection date was wrongly advised. Very concerned about the lack of cleanliness when the property should have been deep cleaned in line with government guidance regarding pandemic. Have rented holiday cottages before through Lakelovers and other companies, nothing compares to how bad this was. Will never book with Lakelovers ever again.

    Thank you for providing feedback of your recent stay. We are sorry to hear that the property was not as expected in terms of cleanliness. As Lakelovers are responsible for the cleaning team, please be assured that your comments have been noted by the Housekeeping Manager. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Inder2.2Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic spot and we had the best weather the only thing that let it down is the cleanliness-the entrance patio really needed a sweep and tidy,first impressions count, the fridge and bathroom floor hadn't been cleaned, and I've never seen so many cobwebs strung from bedside cabinets and on all the ornaments,mould on shower door which would take minutes to clean with some bleach."

    The low door to the bedroom was a real problem the first few days but we got used to it. This is the second Lakelovers cottage we have had and both times there have been issues with cleanliness- some closer supervision and spot checks required I think.

    Reviewed by Katharine3.1Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was in a great location in Hawkshead, with nice views out of the lounge."

    The facilities were ok for two people, and the parking permit was very handy in a number of car parks, not just Hawkshead. However, there were a couple of negatives: There is no mention in the description of the cottage about the very low doorways and beams. After a couple of days of walking bent over, and banging my head a few times, this became, quite literally, a pain. I am over 6 feet, but my wife, who is much smaller, also found this a problem. This is the main reason we would not go to Craftsman cottage again. The bins had not been emptied, which meant the black general waste bin smelt, and the recycling bin was overflowing. We took recycling to the bins in the public car park, and put the black bin out on our last day. The instructions in the cottage say to put the bins out on the collection day, but they are emptied very early and it would be better to ask people to put them out the night before.

    Reviewed by Mark2.8May 2021

  • "The hot water didn't work in the kitchen."

    There was no kettle as a backup. The cottage is lovely and we had a nice break. There should be a plaque outside confirming the cottage name. We had to find a local to confirm where it was. However the cottage is lovely.

    Reviewed by Wayne4.1May 2021

  • "The accommodation was fantastic, very modern and looks exactly as described and the pictures."

    The cottage is very well finished and has obviously had time and thought put into the finishing touches. It was really comfortable and cosy, in a perfect location in the middle of Hawkshead. It's tucked away in the corner of the village so you don't hear any noise from the nearby pubs etc. there are plenty of places to eat and drink in walking distance, as well as being able to walk straight out of the door onto many popular walking routes. A number of short walking guides were provided which were really helpful! Our only tip to future users is to buy logs for the log burner prior to arriving, we couldn't find any in the nearby shops etc!

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location."

    Really well equipped.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2020

  • "There were a few things that didn’t work such as the boiling water tap, outside sensor lights, and wall lights in bathroom and being Xmas wasn’t easy to get hold of anyone to ask or report it to."

    Also the main lights in living room/diner flickered quite a bit. Having said that none of this spoilt our experience and the cottage was exactly as seen in the pictures. Unfortunately we had to leave early unexpectedly but would love to stay again as it was so lovely in a beautiful village.

    Reviewed by Katrine5.0Dec 2020

  • "Our stay at Craftsman Cottage was wonderful."

    Incredibly cosy, very comfortable and beautifully chic. We were concerned that it might not be as nice as the photos, but it was better in fact. The only thing that could be improved would be the curtains / blinds into the main living room, as they don't completely obscure the view from the neighbours gardens (although this is a minor point and not a deal breaker). Would be very happy to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2020

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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 king-size with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Dressing area
  • Kitchen
  • Open plan sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, excludes logs
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Patio with furniture
  • Outside dog shower
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Permit parking for 1 car in nearby car park
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 1 min walk
  • Shop 2 min walk
  • Logs, kindling available from nearby shops or garages.

The property

Craftsman Cottage is the perfect self-catering cottage for couples, lovingly restored in a modern style yet retaining many of the original features, with a high standard of finish and character.

Formerly a barn, this delightful property is full of character with exposed beams, traditional flagged floors and floorboards.

Open the original oak door to the hallway with ample coat hanging and boot storage where a feature staircase leads to the first floor living accommodation.

The spacious open lounge with dining area features original wooden floorboards, oak beams and a vaulted ceiling.

Furnished with a TV, large comfy sofa and an armchair and a log burner, this is a great area to gather for a cosy night.

Views from the lounge are to Grizedale Forest over the church yard.

A door leads out onto the external spinning gallery under the eaves - a truly unique feature of this property.

Returning to the ground floor, the classy kitchen is finished to a high standard and very well equipped with everything you could need during your stay.

Upstairs and the romantic bedroom has a king size bed with Smart TV, en-suite with bath and shower over, basin and WC.

It also has a dressing table to one end, with draws, mirror and seating.

French doors lead from the bedroom out onto the patio, ideal for everything from enjoying the morning paper with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

This truly romantic self-catering property in Hawkshead village is an ideal choice for a special occasion or Lake District honeymoon, perfect for exploring Hawkshead village, Beatrix Potter country and Lake Windermere, or simply a luxurious bolthole where you'll experience a taste of laid-back Lakeland life.

To the west of Lake Windermere, Hakwshead's car-free village centre is quaint with cobbled streets and traditional Lakeland cottages mixed with tea rooms, cosy pubs and local shops.

The village is surrounded by wonderful walking territory for all abilities.

Manageable walks around Esthwaite Water and Tarn Hows provide quite unforgettable scenery, whereas the more energetic will be tempted by Latterbarrow, Claife Heights or perhaps the Langdale Pikes, which are also within driving distance in the Langdale Valley.

Near Sawrey is a small hamlet only a short distance away between Hawkshead and Lake Windermere.

The area is renowned for its connections with Beatrix Potter, whose home can be visit at Hill Top.

For a wide range of sophisticated shops, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and memorable lake cruises from Waterhead Pier, head north a short distance to Ambleside on the northern shores of Lake Windermere.

Also nearby is the excellent Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant - highly recommended for a special occasion.

To experience the hustle and bustle of Bowness, a popular Lake District holiday destination on the other side of Lake Windermere, you only need drive a short distance to the car ferry crossing.

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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Babies welcome. No cot or highchair provided.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas