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Jessamine Cottage

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Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (7)
  • comfortable (5)
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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an exceptionally comfortable stay in Jessamine Cottage."

    The weather was not good but the accommodation more than made up for the short fall. The property was clean and modern and provided parking for one vehicle on the doorstep which was most convenient. There were no passing vehicles and the cottage was very quiet. The heating remained on throughout the day which was a bonus to come back to a warm place after walking during the day. The living flame gas fire provided added warmth and was a lovely feature. The location was ideal for the shops and public houses and cafes. The bathrooms were clean and modern and provided ample hot water. The bedrooms were relaxing and the beds were supportive with clean, fresh linen. A lot of attention to detail has gone into this property and it is a place which we would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Fenella5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in the centre of Hawkshead."

    Reviewed by Jack4.4Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, excellenty equipped, warm, cozy and very comfortable."

    Communication with the owners was fine and they were kind enough to leave us some small Christmas gifts. Others have commented on the limited storage space but we managed for two of us for a week (at Christmas with all our wet-weather gear) just fine. We would happily return.

    Thank you for your positive feedback, we would welcome you back with pleasure. Happy New Year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Dec 2023

  • "Jessamine cottage was described as suitable for 4 adults."

    Although the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms were more than adequate the downstairs area would be quite cramped. As we found that there wasn't a great deal of storage space to store such things as walking boots, rucksacks ect. Also found that there was very little storage area for food and other supplies. All that said, the cottage was adequate for the 2 of us and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry that you thought our cottage is cramped. Our cottage is compact but has adequate seating for 4 guests in the living area, we feel that we have made the most of the space that we had to work with. The understairs store could be used to hang rucksacks on the hucks provided and walking boots could be stored in there too. There is also space in the room where the washing machine is situated on the first floor. As we would like guests to appreciate the kitchen is open plan, the space we had to work with was limited, leaving little space for storage, however we do find that the majority of our guests choose to eat out and rarely use the cooking facilities other than to prepare snacks - Thanks again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    The mix of modern and old is just perfect. The location is in the centre of the village, everything you need is within walking distance. The parking space in front of the cottage is vey handy, plus there is the other space in the village car park if needed. Can’t wait to return!

    Thank you so much for your very kind feedback John, we very much look forward to welcoming you back to Jessamine Cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2023

  • "This was our 2nd visit this year-a lovely renovated cottage in a lovely village."

    Very clean & comfortable & a good base to explore the Lake District . Would highly recommend .

    Thank you for your fabulous feedback, it was lovely that you enjoyed our cottage so much that you returned in a matter of a couple of months or so!!! You are so very welcome to visit anytime, you left the cottage immaculate so very much appreciated! Thank you also for the recommendation:) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely well renovated cottage to a high standard."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Would definitely book again and recommend to family and friends.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, so glad you enjoyed the cottage. We would welcome you back anytime. You left the cottage so very tidy and clean! Much appreciated - Mike and Alison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Jessamine Cottage is a charming and cozy accommodation in the heart of the Hawkshead village."

    The cottage has a spacious living room with a fireplace, a well-equipped kitchen, two comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom. The location is ideal for exploring the scenic landscapes, lakes and villages of the region. The property is a great base for walkers. Jessamine Cottage is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquility of nature.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and the positive message you wrote in our visitors book. Sounds like you had a fun filled week with plenty of walking and exploring! You were amazing guests and we would like to thank you for leaving our cottage so clean and tidy, we are very grateful to guests who very clearly treat the cottage with upmost respect - please come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very nice little cottage"

    Reviewed by John4.4Jun 2023

  • "This property is 5 star."

    The attention to detail is exquisite. Absolutely everything anyone would need in a holiday home is catered for. A well equipped, high spec, kitchen and with cleaning products provided. Beautiful bathrooms and en-suites. A lovely welcome pack (milk, butter, bread , snacks, tea, coffee, sugar) and comprehensive information about the cottage, village and surrounding area. Lovely and friendly hosts. This is a gem of a property and we will return.

    Thank you for your fabulous feedback, much effort went into the total renovation of our sweet cottage, it is so rewarding to hear guests appreciating it so much. Please return you were amazing guests!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2023

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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.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms with Smart TVs: 1 x second-floor super-king-size with private basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Separate first-floor shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas stove-effect fire
  • Gas central and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, undercounter fridge with a small freezer compartment in the top, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, wine cooler
  • 3 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, plus 1 parking permit for parking in the village
  • Rear patio with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to stay at the property due to the property’s configuration
  • Note: There is off-road parking in front of the property for one car, however guests should be warned that that access is very narrow into the cobbled yard and space to manoeuvre can be limited at times, therefore for guest convenience one parking permit for parking in the central village car park is provided, a 2 minute walk away from Jessamine Cottage
  • Guests need to assess whether their vehicle can safely fit through the entrance into Red Lion Yard, this is the responsibility of the guest.

The property

Located in the heart of Hawkshead, a village set in the beautiful Lake District National Park, lies this three-storey, mid-terraced property, Jessamine Cottage.

Ideally suited to two couples seeking a relaxing break in this charming village, Jessamine Cottage boasts contemporary style throughout the interior whilst retaining its quaint, traditional cottage exterior, and is within easy reach of a host of exciting attractions.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space where you can relax in the sitting area kept warm and toasty by the gas stove-effect fire, or perch on the cute window seat, with the sleek, Smart TV there to entertain and soft seating available for the whole group.

Feel the warmth from the underfloor heating beneath the original slate kitchen floor as you rustle up a tasty dinner using the electric oven with built-in microwave function, along with a range of nifty appliances.

Gather at the dining table, which dwells at the centre of the room, for a home-cooked evening meal before you whip out board game brought from home.

When sleep finally calls, retire to the beautiful king-size bedroom on the first floor, with its own en-suite bathroom featuring mood lighting and a mirror with Bluetooth connection so you can listen to some soothing songs while you take a relaxing soak in the tub before catching a well-earned rest.

With Smart TVs present in both bedrooms, you can enjoy slow, peaceful mornings tucked beneath the covers whilst you watch your favourite shows as you sip a nice cup of tea or coffee.

Up on the second floor, the super-king-size bedroom has the benefit of three Velux windows, which invite natural light and allow you to enjoy stunning views of the picturesque village of Hawkshead.

For some fresh air, head out onto the rear patio with seating that functions as a great place for evening drinks or alfresco dining, or if you fancy exploring the local area, head to one of the four village pubs, with The Red Lion Inn being just a stone's throw away, to delight in a local ale and some delicious pub grub.

If you’re feeling active, set off on a scenic walk starting from your doorstep up towards Tarn Hows, regarded as one of the best views in the Lake District due to its woodland setting and views of the serene, open countryside.

Visit Go Ape at Grizedale Forest for a day of thrills and adventure, with a treetop rope course and zip wires suspended forty feet in the air!

For a more relaxed activity, simply embark on a walk along one of the gorgeous woodland trails where you can try to spot all fifty sculptures that are dotted throughout the forest!

Heading just outside of Ambleside, you will find Brockhole Visitors Centre, where you can enjoy several activities, including treetop trekking, mini golf, archery, laser clay shooting, boat hire or simply unwind and sample Cumbrian cooking at its best in the café, which offers table service and spectacular views overlooking Lake Windermere from its terrace.

Beatrix Potter's former home, the National Trust's Hill Top, rests close by, a quaint farmhouse still filled with the writer's original furnishings and favourite possessions, thoughtfully-preserved to appear as though she has just stepped out for a momentary walk; it's a great place to visit for any fans of her fantastic children's books.

Visit all the hot spots of the Lake District by travelling along England's largest lake, Windermere, with boat ferries that bring you to the various waterside towns and villages that sit on the lake’s edge; explore Ambleside, bursting with heritage and home to historical landmarks such as the Ambleside Roman Fort; in Bowness-on-Windermere, pay a visit to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction before marvelling at the amazing, aquatic creatures in the Lakes Aquarium in Lakeside.

If you want to make a day of it, the market town of Keswick is accessible by car, and overlooked by the Skiddaw Mountain range with the beautiful Derwent Water also running close to the town centre.

With its grey limestone buildings earning it the nickname ‘Auld Grey Town’, Kendal is also worth a car trip if you’re willing, being most famous for its eponymous mint cake, whilst offering daily indoor and weekly outdoor markets where many local delights can be sampled and purchased.

Enjoy all of this and so much more when you book a stay at Jessamine Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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: Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to stay at the property due to the property’s configuration
Please note: beds can not be split

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