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Judges Lodging

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Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Boiler was broken on arrival."

    Speedy response by Sykes but the entire property was 7 degrees and took a good 4 days to almost get up to temperature and that was only helped by the electric fire in the lounge. No heating in the kitchen and stone tiles don't mix....that's unless you follow the suggestion of carrying an oil heater down two flights of stairs! The doors did close properly so the draft throughout the house blew the doors open leading to a very disturbed and cold night. TV in lounge regularly goes out of signal. Unable to watch it all on two of the days. Not great on days when had the bad weather. I can't fault Sykes but Judges Lodge is not up to standard with some basic fixes needed.

    Reviewed by Alison2.5Jan 2024

  • "The property is in a great location, really handy for the shops and pubs in the village."

    The facilities are good although a light bulb was out in the kitchen on our arrival which was really annoying and the steep stairs were sometimes a bit of a struggle. Everything is of good quality and clean, we would come back again as had a great week.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that the lightbulb was out during your stay but unfortunately we were not made aware so unable to change this for you. We are glad that you enjoyed all that the property and area has to offer. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Nov 2023

  • "Location, brill, you couldn't get any closer to local amenities, same for sightseeing, conniston, Keswick, grassmere, bowness, ambleside, and Windermere, cottage as described, if you have mobility issues it might not be for you as the stairs are steep to the lounge n bedrooms followed by more stairs to master bedroom, more than enough wash rooms, kitchen well equipped, reserved parking at rear of cottage, if you have pets a two minute walk for exercising over the road to bridal way."

    Key safe to enter the cottage..recycling bins at side n rear of property and main village car park, if hawkshead ferry not running only four miles from hawkshead to ambleside. 20 mins to conniston.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, comfortable, clean and in a great location for all the amenities of Hawkshead."

    Only one niggle really- although there was a small box with a couple of dishwasher tablets in and 2 bin bags, there was no other essentials supplied, that I have known to be provided in s/c accommodation before. Such as salt, pepper, washing up liquid, kitchen spray to be able to wipe worktops over properly. We just purchased these from the nearby shop. Otherwise lovely stay

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The property is a self catering cottage, so a starter pack is rarely supplied. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Apr 2023

  • "Great property to stay and within easy reach or all amenities and lovely walks on the doorstep."

    We spent most our time in the kitchen as it was very relaxing :)

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so glad that you enjoyed all the property and the area had to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Mar 2023

  • "Everything was brilliant apart from 3 little things It says fridge freezer but ..."

    Everything was brilliant apart from 3 little things It says fridge freezer but it’s an ‘ice box’ in the fridge with no space so luckily the letting company brought in a chest freezer for us to use for the week There is no oil radiator in the top bedroom just a warm air fan - which we used Having the boiler in the small bedroom was very inconvenient and constantly woke the other couple up as it had a strange start up system A spare parking permit for the carpark would be appreciated as two couples travel in two cars

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property, perfect location for easy access to Hawkshead and surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2022

  • "Overall very good accommodation just a couple if areas that had not been cleaned properly,above the bath in the top floor bathroom and under the street inthe kitchen."

    All other things ok

    Reviewed by Hywel4.4Sep 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage, really comfy and in an ideal location for just about everything, plenty of walks from the door and lots to do in Hawkshead."

    we will definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely spacious accommodation in the heart of Hawkshead."

    The accommodation is very clean and contains everything you need (and more)for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by G5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property is in a good location and the village of Hawkshead is lovely."

    The property is very spacious, all the rooms are a good size, but we did struggle more than we anticipated with the property being spread over three floors. We didn't have any problem accessing the parking at the rear of the building, but equally we didn't use the car during our stay so we only drive in on arrival and then out again when we left. We did find the bed to be very uncomfortable, the mattress was very firm and you could feel the springs, and the pillows were very thin. My other, probably silly, annoyance for the week was the fact that there was a Nespresso Vertuo machine but with no pods. If it had been mentioned in the list of items provided I would have bought some of our own pods. It is on one of the photos of the kitchen, but you'd have to be fairly eagle-eyed to spot it. It could do with either being mentioned in the list of things provided, or have a selection of pods available.

    Reviewed by Alison3.4Sep 2021

  • "Great location , facilities good ."

    Overall a lovely cottage ! Only 2 X complaints ; Dish washer full of dirty dishes on arrival and kitchen bin was extremely dirty ?

    Reviewed by Dawn3.8Sep 2021

  • "Totally recommend this cottage and the company ."

    Great communication and the cottage was perfect. Comfortable and had some character. Location couldn’t have been better for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house was amazing and we loved staying there but unfortunately the parking was a nightmare."

    We couldn’t get to the parking space round the back for half the days we were there due to others blocking the driveway as they couldn’t fit their car in their space. A huge shame as the house is absolutely perfect.

    Reviewed by Sara4.7Aug 2021

  • "Good quality accommodation at a reasonable price."

    A shame that we were not able to eat at The Queen's Head pub in the village, due to them not being able to hire restaurant staff, guess that's the consequence of Brexit.

    Reviewed by Rupert5.0Jul 2021

  • "The parking is very tight"

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay, few small thing that might need attention but warm and clean and quite quirky."

    All kitchen appliances new and kitchen very smart. Tv in kitchen not connected but not important. Lounge very comfortable, main bedroom and bathroom excellent. Car park quite tight to get in/out.

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Apr 2021

  • "Judges Lodging was a lovely place to stay, it was very well equipped, warm and comfortable."

    The area was lovely and we couldn’t be any better located for all the amenities within the village. Lovely walks from the property. The internet was the only problem, it wasn’t very good and constantly kept cutting out. Which was very frustrating. Other than that the property was excellent and we had a lovely weeks holiday, made by the fabulous weather.

    Reviewed by Shelley4.7Apr 2021

  • "The cottage is well equipped and the lounge and kitchen are particularly good."

    It is very well located and the parking spot behind is very useful. The Christmas decorations were appreciated. Our only issue, considering that we rented the cottage in December, was with the heating. The lounge was lovely and cosy, but with the thermostat being in that room, the rest of the house struggled to get warm. It was particularly difficult to get the top, master bedroom warm as there was a lot of heat loss into the roof space. A note about the heater under the oven would have been useful as initially we didn't think that it was working as it didn't come on immediately.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 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.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite roll top bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Two well-behaved dogs welome
  • Sorry, no smoking.

The property

Judges Lodging is a beautiful two-bedroom Victorian property, spread over three-floors.

It has been skilfully renovated to provide a spacious and contemporary holiday home with original character and charm.

Situated at the heart of traffic-free and historic Hawkshead it is an ideal family or for two couples. Step into your large and bright kitchen and dining area, with a central hob and oven and plenty of work top space, perfect for the home chef to serve up tasty family meals at the welcoming dining table.

Admire the stunning feature window, with original shutters and enjoy the natural light flooding into this delightful room.

You will find a handy washroom on the ground floor.

Climb the impressive staircase to discover your comfortable lounge with plush seating, period fireplace and tasteful décor.

Find a pretty, twin bedroom and a modern family bathroom with separate shower unit on this floor.

A further staircase takes you to the top of the property where you will find a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with roll top bath. Stroll into the traffic-free centre to browse the boutique shops and enjoy a favourite drink at one of the excellent cafes and pubs.

Visit the acclaimed Beatrix Potter Museum, run by the National trust.

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

Walk up to pretty Tarn Hows or for a more challenging walk make your way to the top of Latterbarrow to experience sensational views.

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

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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