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Hannakin near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely cottage in an excellent location."

    Very clean and well maintained. Plenty of equipment. Small suggestion that a cleaning cloth and a couple of dishwasher tablets could be available for use. Otherwise we had everything we needed. We picked up a leaflet of circular walks from The Queens Head pub. Might be nice if a few of these were in the cottage as the walks were great. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Many thanks for your lovely comments. We leave as many leaflets as can without cluttering uo the cottage & guests do like see other Guests recommendations for walks , cycling , fishing & places to eat . The cottage does have lovely views & guests do appreciate the quick walk into Hawkshead. Come again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Hi, this was a lovely property and in a beautiful location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay again. However I'm not sure if you already know this as it didn't work from the day we arrived for the entire break but there is no satellite signal at all. We assumed the weather at first but then it became obvious that it was something else like maybe the dish is out of alignment? Thanks

    Reviewed by Rick4.4Mar 2023

  • "Wifi password in folder/visitor book is wrong."

    Password on actual router correct. Very tight in room with double bed. Ok for adult and toddler with bed pushed against one wall. Bike storage described as lockable but not obvious how to secure bikes anywhere. Very pleasant stay overall, nice lake walk nearby for evening strolls

    Reviewed by Katherine3.8Jul 2022

  • "A charming little cottage in a fantastic position within easy distance of facilities and shops and close to many local attractions."

    We thoroughly enjoyed the lovely garden and sat watching the farmer now then bale the grass in the fields opposite!

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Jun 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    Beautiful countryside and close enough to town to avoid the car for many events. One of the best ice cream stops we have ever found in walking distance.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage in a superb location made for an idyllic base for our short stay ."

    Information prior to arrival was concise and easy to follow . Will definitely come again .

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jun 2022

  • "My partner and I spent a lovely week at the cottage which is a short walk from Hawkshead and is near several pubs and shops."

    It is also ideally located for Esthwaite Water, Windermere and Coniston. I also enjoyed a morning run up Latterbarrow. The cottage has wonderful views and it was great seeing the lambs in the field opposite. The facilities were spot on for the two of us and the log burner was perfect after a long walk or to shelter from the inevitable lake district rain. We will definitely recommend the cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage situated close to beautiful village of Hawkshead which is just a 5 min walk away."

    The cottage itself has everything you need including log burner - great for cold winters evenings. The main bedroom has a lovely comfortable bed although the room itself is quite snug and space is right. The other issue is that the shower isn’t very powerful although it does the job ok. The cottage is well laid out abd the living area is on the first floor enabling great views toward Esthwaite Water. The area itself is brilliant for various walks and great country scenery. The owner was very responsive in sorting out a hearing issue when we arrived. So all in all really enjoyed our stay - great value and we’d definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Jan 2022

  • "You could get the property very cosy and we appreciated the bike storage and the heated drying rack."

    2 people actually stayed which was just as well because I could not have climbed easily in and out of the double bed, Again because there were 2 of us, we didn’t have to use the sofa. Which as other reviewers have said, is too inclined to be comfortable, even with cushions. It is right on the road but we knew that. You are aware of it but it is made worse because people use the turning immediately opposite, to pull in and check directions. They then usual turn around, as they have missed the junction to Grizedale. This is possibly because the road signs are not very visible and in fact pointing the wrong way. Correcting this would help. The cottage is located in a very good position for exploring on foot and bike.

    Reviewed by Diane3.4Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was top notch."

    ...very comfortable beds, kitchen had everything we needed and bathroom was wonderfully clean. Perhaps the only thing were the sofas, a bit uncomfortable but the rest of the cottage more than made up for it! We loved the fact that it was so close to Hawkshead, a fabulous little village.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage only a short walk from the town, well equipped with everything we needed."

    our main disappointment was the lack of garden furniture to sit out on in the lovely sunshine we had. We found the property clean but it looks like it needed a good dusting around which had not been done. We would book again as we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.1Jun 2021

  • "We totally echo the positive and constructive sentiments expressed by Mrs Gaskell , who stayed before us."

    In addition , the road is very busy , and directly opposite the cottage, is a road leading to a B&B in daily frequent use and with cars turning around. As bedrooms are on ground level , light from passing traffic shines through blinds so ,sleep disturbed. In adjoining property , the sound of drilling and banging to install central heating , disturbed the peace and relaxation. Not a property we would personally choose again.

    Reviewed by David3.1May 2021

  • "Good points kitchen very well stocked with equipment."

    Cottage was very warm. Excellent bathroom. Nice garden. Not so good...kitchen was so well stocked there was only one cupboard for our groceries. Bins in the way of the appliances. Bedrooms too cramped, doors to each bedroom do not open properly due to hitting the beds and I believe in a fire this would be a hazard trying to escape quickly in the dark.I also believe a larger person would struggle to get in the rooms easily. 2 red seats in the lounger are incredibly uncomfortable after a while. They need more comfortable armchairs. Tv was incredibly difficult to set up. 4 remote controls is ridiculous. Instructions too brief, we wasted an hour trying to get everything to connect. Cottage description needs a warning if young children are staying about it opening onto a road with fast cars coming down the hill.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.8May 2021

  • "The photos of the cottage made it actually look bigger then what it was but that was not an issue just made it a little cosy."

    Although not big the cottage could do with some decent comfortable furniture as the furniture that is there is uncomfortable when sat for a longer period. Other then that the cottage had everything we needed and is a good base. Only 5 mins walk to Hawkshead village which has plenty of pubs and food places.

    Reviewed by Craig2.8Oct 2020

  • "This was our second stay at this cottage, we had if for a week over new year and loved it so much that we booked two weeks in August."

    It is perfectly situated to walk into Hawkshead, and the surrounding parts of the lakes, the views are amazing and this time as the weather was so nice we got to enjoy the lovely garden, which was a real bonus. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you could need, my only gripe is we could not get thee wi-fi to connect, despite using the password given it would just not connect, but apart from that everything was wonderful. We will certainly be back again!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in marvellous location."

    Extremely well equipped, clean and gorgeously presented. Very comfortable and cosy, even during Storm Dennis

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Feb 2020

  • "A fabulous little cottage, in a great location."

    Everything you could possible need was provided. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2019

  • "Cottage was well appointed and of an excellent standard - but the bedrooms were very small - double room bed only accessed from one side - think this should be made clear."

    The lounge and kitchen been upstairs was an advantage to see the views -very peaceful - but Hawkshead 10 minute walk - to local facilities.

    Reviewed by T3.8Oct 2019

  • "A very well equipped kitchen and cosy living room ensured that my 90 year old mother had a very comfortable happy 4 days away, thankyou!"

    Reviewed by Nancy4.7Sep 2019

  • "1-Excellent location."

    Close to Gizdale which is filled with activities for the whole family. Thanks to having a car it was close to all other lakes and hikes around. Finally being close to (very beautifil) town with friendly people and co op around was great. 2-Fresh Milk every morning was so lovely, Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mohamad4.4Aug 2019

  • "This was our second choice due to Sykes informing us approximately 12 weeks prior to the holiday that the owners of the first cottage near to Hilltop - Beatrice Potters home was being withdrawn from letting."

    3 Vale view was a good location for visiting the lakes, and had everything we needed to enjoy our holiday.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jul 2018

  • "3 things would have made our holiday even better A welcome pack ie milk tea ..."

    3 things would have made our holiday even better A welcome pack ie milk tea biscuits Better fitting and quality sheets Better towels

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jun 2018

  • "The cottage is as delightful as it’s advertised All the amenities you need it’s warm cosy lovely comfortable double bed The view from the upstairs lounge is like a moving landscape painting so relaxing."

    The cleanliness is a credit to the housekeepers Had an issue with the WiFi but that was our fault a quick tex to the owners a near immediate response so sorted ! The village is literally five minute walk away with lovely pubs coffee shops Co-op for essential groceries and the milkman calls daily What more can you want we WILL be returning for some more Vale View therapy

    Reviewed by Royston5.0Apr 2018

  • "Very nice that the internet was so good."

    The kitchen was well equipped. Nice view from the living room. The only thing that was a bit of a disappointment was that there was not enough hot water to fill the bath. The shower was good though, although you have to be careful not to slip in the bath.

    Reviewed by Marjon5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was a bit smaller than we thought and suggested by the foto's."

    The owner was very friendly on the phone when I called him for some extra information. The information provided in the cottage was excellent: walkinggides, maps and practical information regarding the use of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Jessie4.1Apr 2018

  • "We were unable to access the property due to missing key."

    Owner based in Cheltenham so we had to wait for the cleaner to provide access. She arrived 2.5 hours later and discovered that the property had not been cleaned so sent us away whilst she dealt with it. Not a good start. As a result cottage was very cold. This is the second time in succession that we have been delayed access to a Sykes property

    Reviewed by Elaine3.8Jan 2018

  • "Location was excellent, cottage had everything"

    Reviewed by David4.8May 2017

  • "Nice property had everything we needed"

    Reviewed by Christopher4.8Sep 2016

  • "Had a fantastic time."

    An ideal base to explore the Lakes and close enough to stroll into Hawkshead for local shops etc.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2016

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  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen
  • First floor sitting room with dining area and wood burning stove.
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Exclusive parking for 1 car in front of the property and signed ' parking for 3 Vale View' - Additional layby parking nearby - first come first served
  • Please do not park in the parking area labelled PRIVATE - as these belong to neighbours
  • Bike storage available in un-locked shed on right, for added security bring your own Bike Locks
  • Enclosed side patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Maximum 4 guests including infants

The property

This traditional, whitewashed, end-terrace cottage is situated in the tiny hamlet of Hannakin, less than 10 minutes' walk from the centre of the quaint village of Hawkshead and six miles from the bustling town of Ambleside.

With pretty views, especially from the first floor sitting room, this wonderful cottage is a popular choice for couples or families at any time of the year.

Set over two floors, but with upside down accommodation to take advantage of those views, the two bedrooms and bathroom sit on the ground floor whilst upstairs you'll find the living areas.

At the side of the cottage, the patio area is festooned with pretty flowers and plants, offering a lovely sun trap in the afternoon.

Why not amble into Hawkshead and enjoy the pretty cobbled yards, traditional whitewashed cottages, interesting foodie shops and old-fashioned inns?

Grizedale Forest and visitor centre is just 10 minutes' drive away whilst Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, is 2.5 miles away and Lake Windermere lies just a little further.

This beautiful part of the Lake District offers endless footpaths and bridleways to explore right from the cottage doorstep, or take the twenty minute walk to Grizedale Forest.

After a long day enjoying the beautiful scenery, hurry home to your cosy cottage, put your feet up by the fire, enjoy the stunning views from the sitting room window and plan tomorrow's great adventure.

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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Note: Maximum 4 guests including infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas