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Shepherd's Cottage

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 920478)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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55 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Ramsden

    “The cottage was wonderful with extremely comfortable beds and lounge seating.”

    Everything was as spotless as could be with a superb kitchen area which was very well equipped.

    Everything was as spotless as could be with a superb kitchen area which was very well equipped. The location is stunning with such gorgeous views over farmland and Esthwaite Water. We were made to feel very welcome and would love to return one day.

    - Mrs Ramsden, April 2021

The property

This single-storey barn conversion is situated on a working livestock farm, just under a mile from the picturesque village of Hawkshead and six miles from Ambleside.

With spectacular views over the fields to the pretty Esthwaite Water, this wonderful cottage is a firm favourite for couples or families at any time of the year.

Enter this welcoming cottage and you will find a real gem as you discover the light and airy open plan living area, which has feature beams and a delightful sitting area with soft and cosy leather sofas, alongside a modern kitchen.

Set all on the ground floor, it is just a short stroll at bedtime to reach the two bedrooms and the luxurious shower room, where you will find many extra touches such as cosy robes, slippers and toiletries, which have been generously supplied by the owner to ensure that your stay is nothing less than perfect.

Outside, at the rear of the cottage, is a lovely patio area with your very own private hot tub, perfect for chilling out after a hard day's walking, whilst at the front is another patio which boasts fantastic views down to Esthwaite Water; an ideal spot to sit back and enjoy the peaceful and tranquil landscape.

Esthwaite Water has been known to be frequented by osprey that have no doubt been attracted by the pike and trout in the lake, as are fishermen who can fish on the lake by arrangement with the owner.

Just a ten minute stroll will take you into the charming village of Hawkshead with its colourful mix of quaint, cobbled yards, whitewashed cottages and interesting shops and cafes to explore.

The Grizedale Forest is on the doorstep and the Visitor Centre with the tree top adventure course is just 10 minutes' drive away.

With beautiful paths right from the door leading you through Hawkshead towards Tarn Hows and the delightful Drunken Duck pub, this perfect cottage will be delightful at any time of year.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels, robes and slippers inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Two patios with furniture, BBQ & Charcoal and private hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 12 mins walk
  • Note: Laundry facilities available through owner
  • Note: The cottage is on a working livestock farm
  • Note: The Hot Tub is drained, cleaned and refilled between each set of guests so this may take some time to heat up on day of arrival
  • Note: Fishing license required for lake fishing

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

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