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Jane's Cottage

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Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great stay."

    The cottage was amazing , very clean and comfortable and offered everything you could of needed and more, my favourite being the Japanese bath tub. Overall it was a very relaxing holiday and the surrounding area was lovely. Very peaceful. I would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "There is no washer dryer."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to read that you were unable to find the washer drier which is located below the cottage and accessed through the lower garden. Had you contacted us during your stay, we could have directed you to it. Lakelovers owner relations team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2023

  • "So this was a difficult one for us to rate as the cottage and the owner were fantastic."

    The cottage was done to a very high spec and the owner was so helpful. We hadn’t anticipated how difficult it would be to find it as the postcode just took us to the general area luckily we found a local who directed us. Then the drive to the property although it did state on the details it was a rough drive we wasn’t anticipating how bad it actually was. The setting of the cottage was beautiful but not near anything and the walk into Hawkshead was as stated only a mile but that mile was along a busy road with no paths. It said on the listing it had a back and front garden with patio furniture this was not the case there was no back garden there was just a small area at the front with chairs but it was a bit scruffy. Also on the listing it said there was a washer/dryer I couldn’t find it. Lakes lovers need to get there description right and let people know how remote this place is if your looking for a week just doing nothing this is the place for you but it you need to be getting out and about you need to be aware of where it is how bad the drive is please don’t use a small car you need a steady vehicle and be ready to be having to drive to most places as nothing is in easy reach. Thankyou Lisa for making us so welcome you made our stay much more enjoyable.

    Thank you for your feedback. We take all comments on board, and we will take a look at the listing to ensure that it is correct. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.4Sep 2023

  • "This was our fifth trip to the lakes."

    Always around this area and this has been our favourite cottage so far. Make sure your car has reasonable ground clearance for the top of the drive but otherwise only good things to say about Janes Cottage. Thank you for giving us such a lovely experience.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely warm welcoming property."

    Very comfortable bed and lots of seating choices in the living area. The owner was friendly, helpful and discreet. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Feb 2023

  • "Superb location."

    Interior of the cottage is beautiful. Adore the Japanese bath. It is so nice we have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful area."

    Inside it looks neat. All you need is there. Good bed, good bathroom and a spacious room. We did’n like the driveway to the cottage. You have to drive very carefully so as not to damage your car. We also did not like the place to sit outside. In front of the cottage is a terrace, located in the courtyard. We found it very messy there. In short, we think it's a good cottage inside, but we don't think this place is very suitable for sitting outside.

    Reviewed by Hannie4.1Jul 2022

  • "The inside of the property was great."

    Very clean and tidy and well designed. However the garden described in the advert was completely overgrown which wasn’t great for the dogs and the area around the cottage was messy. We also only had one toilet roll left for 5 days and the lane to the property was extremely rough, only suitable for a 4x4.

    Reviewed by Damon3.8Jul 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our week away."

    It was the remote cottage we were looking for. It was clean, cosy and had everything we needed. The only thing to say is it is up a very bumpy lane and it wasn't that suitable for our low car. It just required some very careful driving up and down the lane each day. Overall it was superb and we'd definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Patrick4.4Apr 2022

  • "This place is AMAZING!"

    !! Super friendly hosts and the cottage is way bigger than it looks in the pictures!

    Reviewed by Hernando5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent location, perfect cottage, enjoyed our stay."

    Thank You

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Feb 2022

  • "We loved our stay with you, we felt very comfortable and enjoyed being on your working farm."

    Thank you for the fresh eggs and logs during our stay. The location was so good for us and was a complete getaway. We enjoyed visiting the National Trust properties and walks along the lake.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jan 2022

  • "Spacious and cute cottage situated a short drive from the lovely village of Ambleside."

    Bathroom is lovely with the underfloor heating and the deep bath is a great touch after a long day out walking. The bed is exceptionally comfortable, despite the restricted headroom upstairs. The range fire worked perfectly to keep us warm, with good instructions and a nice supply of wood. Although we would have preferred the seating to have been layed out a little differently so as to make more use of feeling cosy around the fire. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Dec 2021

  • "Third visit ."

    Lovely and relaxing as usual Hosts very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by S5.0Dec 2021

  • "Such a lovely place, a really beautiful cottage."

    The woodburner on made it so cosy.The owner was very friendly and nothing too much trouble. A fantastic place to enjoy the lakes.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely cottage!"

    Spacious and clean with great facilities and attention to detail.

    Reviewed by Cashel5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Very comfortable, the cottage was very clean and spacious. We were made very welcome. Would definitely visit again and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Kevan5.0Nov 2021

  • "We loved everything about our stay at Jane's Cottage."

    The host family were very welcoming and helpful. The cottage itself was beautifully decorated and prepared. The farm and cottage were ideal for my wife and myself as we enjoyed a relaxing week in the Lake District. We enjoyed staying on a working farm, and loved seeing the ducks, chickens, horses, sheep and goats. The location of Jane's Cottage is excellent if you wish to be able to travel easily to many of the local attractions and to stay away from the busy crowds. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage, surrounded by lovely views of the hills."

    Really warm and cosy inside. The farm animals are a lovely bonus, great to get fantastic fresh barn eggs on request. The Outgate Inn is about a 15 minute walk from the farm. The village of Hawkshead a bit further, 30 minutes or so. Lots of great walks on the doorstep. The Owners are very friendly and helpful, we’ll be back

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2021

  • "The fridge and all the pots and pans were dirty and had to be cleaned before they could be used."

    This did not inspire confidence in Covid times. The drive was in very poor repair and had to be navigated extremely carefully to avoid damage to the car. Several things were not as described i.e the TV wasn't a Smart TV, the tumble dryer was broken, there was only garden funiture in the front yard and that was functional rather than luxury. The property is comfortable but far from the stated luxury. The location of the property is good and the people nice.

    Reviewed by D1.9Apr 2021

  • "This is a fantastic little (big for two) cottage on a working farm off the beaten track."

    Perfect for 'getting away from it all' but just a mile walk from Hawkshead. The facilities are all there and the Esse range well stocked for cooler nights. Owners very friendly and you can get involved with feeding the animals or not as you wish. Can't fault it and was a much needed short break away from 'the madding crowds'!

    Reviewed by Bina5.0Apr 2021

  • "A wonderful oasis with superb views and walks from the door."

    Just perfect!

    Miss DennisonDec 2019

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in this lovely farm-based cottage."

    It has everything you need and is ideally situated near Hawkshead, Ambleside and Windermere. It was beautifully decorated and very cosy - shame it wasn’t quite cold enough to light the fire!

    ScottDec 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.


  • One bedroom: 1 x mezzanine double
  • Bathroom with Japenese deep-set bath, wet room shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Washer and drier located below cottage, accessed through lower garden
  • AppleTV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Secure bike storage
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Please note: a 4x4 vehicle is recommended to access this property.

The property

Jane's Cottage is a charming, one-bedroom holiday home situated on a working farm, just one mile from the traditional Lakeland village of Hawkshead.

Walk onto the patio and step into your open plan sitting room with kitchen and dining area.

Your neat and cheerful, fitted kitchen has a handy breakfast bar.

Admire the oval dining table sitting attractively by the characterful esse log burner.

Sit on the comfortable suite and catch up with your favourite programmes on your Apple TV.

Step to the lounge window and look out over the front garden to the stunning and timeless fells.

The bathroom, which has a Japanese deep-set bath, a bench seat and a wet room shower on a mosaiced floor, is also on the ground floor.

Climb the open treaded stairs to the mezzanine floor to discover your attractive double bedroom with lovely roof lines and pretty, full width window seat.

Janes Cottage is set on a working farm with sheep and horses.

Outdoor furniture is situated to the front on the patio.

Bike storage is available. You will have the choice of many superb paths and trails around the local area, as well as being in striking distance of some of the best hill walks in the National Park.

For a relaxing day walk to Hawkshead and visit the acclaimed Beatrix Potter Museum, run by the National trust.

Explore the historic and the beautiful, grade 1 listed village church before visiting Wordsworth’s old school.

After all that, relax with a drink in one of village’s excellent cafes or pubs.

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

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About the location


  • Grasmere 4.4 miles
  • Windermere 4.7 miles
  • Keswick 16.7 miles

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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