Cunsey near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 31070)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Hawkshead 4 miles.

A fabulous, traditional detached country house, superbly located close to the western shores of Lake Windermere, in spectacular countryside.

Offering families and friends an ideal opportunity to holiday together in the heart of the Lake District, this superb cottage near Hawkshead benefits from traditional character with its open beams, stone-flagged floors and cylindrical chimney stacks.

Carefully restored to provide cosy and comfortable holiday accommodation, this Lake District cottage offers five bedrooms, one with an en-suite, along with a separate bathroom boasting a roll-top bath, and a ground floor shower room.

The farmhouse-style kitchen has an adjoining cosy breakfast room with a woodburner - an ideal place to enjoy a glass of wine whilst helping the chef prepare dinner, whilst the main dining room is extremely spacious, perfect for a celebration.

The oak beamed sitting room is home to the second woodburner, along with cosy leather sofas to snuggle into, perfect after an energetic day spent exploring the surrounding scenery.

Outside, this Hawkshead cottage has approximately one acre of grounds to explore, with surrounding captivating woodland and open countryside, overlapped by endless streamside footpaths to wander along whilst sighting the abundant wildlife, which include red squirrels, deer, foxes, badgers and numerous birds.

Although occupying a peaceful location, this cottage is only 13 miles from Bowness-on-Windermere, or a mere 4 miles via the car ferry from Mitchell Wake Bay, where there are many bars and restaurants, plus some excellent shops and galleries.

Charming Hawkshead is a pretty, quintessentially English village with cobbled yards, quaint pubs and whitewashed cottages.

The Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hill Top, her famous home, are just a short drive away, where you can discover how she gathered inspiration to write the well-loved tales of Peter Rabbit’s adventures with his friends.

The Grizedale Visitor Centre, 15 minutes’ drive away, is home to a host of trails perfect for mountain biking, along with a unusual tree top adventure course.

This special cottage near Hawkshead is a delightful base in stunning surroundings, wonderful at any time of the year.


Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 2 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x triple bunks (4’ double below, single on top). Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Breakfast room (seats 8) with woodburner. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner.


  • Oil central heating with woodburners
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, payphone
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front and rear lawned gardens with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: This property is surrounded by open countryside with open water, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: WiFi signal can be intermittent due to location
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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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