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Larch Cottage at Esthwaite Water

(Ref. 1131715)

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a very relaxing week at Larch Cottage."

    The cottage is homely and welcoming. Lovely views over the garden to Esthwaite Water. We enjoyed lots of walks around the area but would recommend walking to Moss Eccles Tarn We look forward to returning next year.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Apr 2024

  • "The cottage is in beautiful surroundings , very cosy and comfortable."

    we found the owner extremely welcoming and helpful, we will certainly be returning to larch cottage and will not hesitate to recommend it to family and friends

    Reviewed by Norman4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Larch cottage."

    The cottage is in a beautiful and well positioned location within easy reach of the village Hawkshead. The cottage was perfect, cosy and very well equipped with everything you could need. During our stay we visited the Go Ape at Grizedale, which was a great family day out. We look forward to returning for a longer stay and exploring the area further.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Apr 2024

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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.


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, toaster
  • TV with WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Off-road parking for 3-4 cars
  • Private garage with bike and equipment storage
  • Side garden with gravelled area, lawn and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: The garden is not fully enclosed

The property

Larch Cottage at Esthwaite Water is a delightful single-storey holiday bungalow tucked away within 14 acres of ancient woodland near Hawkshead in Cumbria.

With the convenience of off-road parking, this open-plan retreat offers a private garden complete with furniture, perfect for enjoying the tranquillity of the surrounding countryside.

Ideal for couples, friends or families seeking a peaceful escape in the heart of the Lake District.

Step inside to discover a welcoming open-plan layout with two bedrooms, both spacious and well-kept meaning you are ensured quality comfort during your stay.

Prepare delicious meals in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, complete with a toasty woodburning stove perfect for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

After a day of exploring the surrounding countryside, relax in the sitting room also featuring a woodburning stove, providing the perfect place to unwind and enjoy quality time with your loved ones.

When it's time to retire for the evening, head to the bathroom for a much-needed hot soak before settling down in one of the two bedrooms to catch your well-earned rest.

Embrace the peacefulness of the private garden outside, furnished with outdoor seating, offering a peaceful spot to soak in the beauty of the Lake District landscape, with walking paths, avoiding the road, to Hawkshead and Sawrey.

Venture out from Larch Cottage to explore the nearby town of Ambleside, a picturesque Lake District village offering charming shops, cafes, and a stunning backdrop of the surrounding fells.

Just a short drive away, you'll find the historic town of Kendal, known for its ancient castle ruins and quaint streets lined with traditional pubs and shops.

And of course, no trip to the Lake District would be complete without a visit to Windermere Lake, where you can enjoy boat trips, watersports, or simply soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Embrace the beauty and serenity of the Lake District from your base at Larch Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Ambleside 5.1 miles; Kendal 17.4 miles.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead 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! With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year. A short distance beyond Hawkshead and towards the Windermere Ferry is the village of Near Sawrey, and “Hill Top” (now owned and run by the National Trust), home of Beatrix Potter which features many of the illustrations in her books. Newby Bridge and Lakeside are a short distance to the south and offer attractions such as the Aquarium of the Lakes, Windermere Lake Cruises, sailing daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside plus the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and Haverthwaite Motor Museum. Lake windermere offers ample watersports facilities, boat tours, and there are a great many walks throughout the Lake District National Park, including those at Scafell Pike and The Old Man of Coniston, and there are many opportunities for birdwatching, mountain biking, and wild swimming.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas