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Lakefield Cottage

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042227)

4.4

Very good

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was fine apart from the cleanliness there was lots of dog hair around the property that should have been cleaned more thoroughly, the first thing we had to do was clean the carpets before we could settle down."

    Thank you for forwarding our guest's feedback. We are sorry to hear that he was disappointed with the cleanliness of the cottage in relation to dog hairs. We have checked with our housekeeper who has informed us that the outgoing guests, who did indeed have a dog, had themselves vacuumed before departure. Our housekeeper then changed the hoover bag and vacuumed thoroughly herself and then vacuumed a second time when she saw some dog hair she had missed. She acknowledged however that it can be really difficult to get every single dog hair even with daily vacuuming, especially if it is moulting season. We always ask guests to let us know immediately of any concerns about a property; had our guest contacted us our housekeeper would have been very happy to return and vacuum again. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to rectify any problem if guests wait until checkout to report it. We and our housekeeper work extremely hard to maintain the property to a very high standard and we hope that, notwithstanding these concerns, our guests enjoyed their holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "Everything was great- extremely comfortable without being stuffy!"

    I was on my own (with my dog!) so ate in most of the time and every facility was available.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMar 2022

  • "Very happy with the cottage."

    However the kitchen tap drips incessantly and needs attention.

    We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for pointing out the dripping tap - we'll get it fixed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanJan 2022

  • "Better directions to the cottage would be helpful its in the middle of nowhere and is off the road."

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2021

  • "You couldn’t put a price on the view from the living room window, it was spectacular."

    The setting was perfect and it was easy to travel from. The cottage was comfortable and we didn’t want to leave. Waking up to birdsong, relaxing in the garden in the evening and the fact that our dog was welcome.

    Mrs CoeSep 2019

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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.

Summary

  • 1 x king size bedroom with extra single bed, bathroom with shower over bath
  • Open plan sitting room with kitchen and dining areas.
  • Night storeage heaters
  • Electric oven with ceramic halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One private parking space
  • One pet welcome
  • Small front garden
  • Sorry, no smoking.

The property

This charming property is steeped in history.

Built in the orchard of Beatrix Potter’s former holiday home ‘Lakefield’, and with views over her loveable character Jeremy Fisher’s Esthwaite Water, there can be no better place for a couple and their beloved pet to spend a romantic Lake District holiday.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead is just one mile down the road and here guests can stock up with groceries and fantastic local produce.

Its cobbled centre is free from cars and offers a great choice of tea rooms and cafés interspersed with fascinating boutiques and gift shops.

The church is well worth a visit, as is the tiny village grammar school nearby.

Once inside the cosy cottage, guests will find plenty of room in which to spread out and relax as well as a fabulous picture window overlooking the lake and nearby fells.

The furnishings are generous and comfortable with the TV and DVD positioned perfectly for a lazy evening spent watching a favourite film or simply gazing out at the view.

The smart oak kitchen is exceedingly well appointed with every pot and pan one could possibly need.

A luxury house bathroom and pretty bedroom are on the first floor, and it is worth pointing out that this double bedroom comes with an additional single bed, perfect for a younger child.

Round and about the village are a seemingly endless choice of walks to enjoy, Beatrix Potter’s famous cottage Hill Top to visit, and a car-ferry crossing to Bowness is only a short drive away.

This is an excellent base for exploring the Lake District, with Ambleside, Coniston and Grizedale Forest all within easy reach.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

HAWKSHEAD

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.

Region Information

Will accept 2 small dogs

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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