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Rowan Cottage

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Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Second time we have stayed at Rowan Cottage and second time we have loved it."

    Perfect location for exploring. Lovely house. We will be back next year for stay 3!

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a very comfortable property which is ideally placed to explore all around this part of the Lakes."

    It is a rural location, very quiet, with lovely walks from the door with the National Trust's Hill Top within easy walking distance. There is also a pub just a few minutes walk away if you want a meal out. It is comfortable, clean and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We will definitely book again. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so glad that you enjoyed the property and all the area has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, so comfortable, clean and it has everything you would need to make your holiday more enjoyable, so much that we booked to go back next before we left this week."

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Rowan Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clair5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous, peaceful location."

    Went to a Carol concert at the lovely church opposite on Christmas Eve. A number of lovely walks from the front door. Got the ferry over to Bowness a couple of times. Haweshead just under 3 miles away and Ambleside approx 7 miles. Both easily accessible. Beds were lovely and comfortable. There were two pubs within walking distance. We had a wonderful meal at Tower Bank Arms. The only issue we had was a temperamental oven. Couldn’t set the timer for the Christmas dinner. But would defiantly return!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, equipped with everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was very pretty, warm, spacious & well equiped with everything we needed."

    The beds were very comfortable & it was a brilliant location. We hope the cleaners were happy with our cleaning & tidying when we left. I'm very sorry but I accidentally broke a pyrex dish.We would love to come again as would the dogs!

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2022

  • "Rowan Cottage had everything we needed for our holiday it was home from home."

    Lovely quiet location near to beautiful walks. This was our second stay at Rowan Cottage and we hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2022

  • "We love your house,have stayed there three times already and have booked up for 2023 already."

    Cannot think of anything negative about Rowan Cottage

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Cosy, comfortable, clean cottage."

    Very well equipped with everything you could need. Lovely location, quiet and peaceful, but within easy driving distance of bigger villages and towns. Beautiful walks and lakes all around.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Love this cottage,our second stay,very comfortable."

    Couldn't find any cleaning liquids for when we left, always like to clean bath, showers etc. Would have bought some if we'd known.We are back again in September,our grandchildren want to live there so must be a great house.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2022

  • "Enjoyed a lovely peaceful stay at this very pretty comfortable cottage - immediate views from the back garden and at the front opposite the stunning church and the surrounding area are all incredibly picturesque."

    Enclosed garden was fabulous for my young border collie - many striking birds at the garden bird feeders including golden finches and nuthatch which were a real treat . Only issue was in finding the cottage in the first place as the lane to turn down is very narrow and not signposted, not do the cottage directions make this clear - took several attempts back and forth the village to finally track it down. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Mar 2022

  • "Location of the cottage - totally peaceful and stunning."

    Loved the views from the windows. Back garden was great - accessible and dog friendly. Good kitchen. Comfortable beds. This is an old cottage - and has quirks - but all part of the appeal.

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Oct 2021

  • "One curious omission - no curtains on main window in back bedroom"

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.7Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely holiday in the Lakes staying in Rowan Cottage."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Great neighbours who have us great local information. It would have been useful to know beforehand how difficult it is to book local restaurants, we were really lucky to get a cancellation at the Cuckoo Brow but you normally have to book 1-2 weeks in advance and this is the same with most local pubs/restaurants. Had a lovely stay though and would highly recommend Rowan cottage

    Reviewed by Corinne4.7Jul 2021

  • "Great cottage."

    We enjoy staying here.

    Reviewed by I5.0Jun 2021

  • "The property was lovely, a wonderful holiday was had, everything was made easy by yourselves"

    Mr LilleyDec 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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor twin, 1 x second-floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Storage heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden terrace with seating
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking.

The property

Rowan Cottage is a charming three-bedroom terrace cottage in the picturesque hamlet of Far Sawrey and and is attractively set in Beatrix Potter country, with her former home Hill Top, a pleasant 10-minute walk through pretty countryside.

The cottage is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the peacefulness and charm of one of the prettiest parts of The National Park.

A path opposite the cottage leads you to the shores of beautiful, Lake Windermere about half a mile distant.

Sleeps five and is ideal for a family group or group of couples. Walk into your cosy sitting room and admire the original features, soft furnishings, attractive fireplace and multi-fuel stove.

Discover your contemporary, well-equipped kitchen and your pretty dining area and imagine preparing delicious meals together in this bright and welcoming space.

Walk through the French doors and relax for a while on your terrace and garden.

You will find a handy, rear porch ideal for storing wet weather gear.

Go up to the first floor to find a comfortable, double bedroom with washbasin and en-suite shower.

You will also find a modern family bathroom on this level.

Walk up to the second floor to find a spacious twin bedroom and a pleasant single bedroom. Walk half a mile to Lake Windermere and watch the sailing boats and birdlife as you picnic on its lovely western shore or catch a ferry and visit the Jetty a modern, museum of boats and steamers in Bowness.

Visit Hawkshead to explore its historic Lake District church, where Wordsworth worshipped when he was boy at Hawkshead Grammar School, before browsing the shops and having a bite to eat at one of its excellent cafes and pub

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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