|Short breaks||From £200||Prices||view details|
|2 person discount||No||Fire/Woodburner||No|
The pretty white-washed village of Hawkshead is surely one of the most picturesque in the lakes, set amidst spectacular lakeland scenery. The cobbled streets are home to four traditional inns, serving a host of great local beers and good food. There is also a good selection of shops including, a local Coop, tea rooms, Hawkshead Clothing and the award winning Hawkshead Relish company.
A wide range of excellent walks can be enjoyed from your door, to the stunning Tarn Hows, Claife Heights and Latterbarrow. Nearby is Grizedale Forest, which has many cycle/walk trails and is also home to the treetop adventure, Go Ape.
Hilltop, the home of Beatrix Potter and Far Sawrey, from where you can take the passenger/car ferry to the tourist hotpots of Bowness and Windermere, are both nearby. Also within easy reach are Grasmere, the home of Wordsworth, Coniston and the Langdales, offering more challenging walks and outdoor activities. A full range of shops, restaurants and cinema are also available close by in Ambleside and Windermere.
Lavender sits in the heart of Hawkshead, with a courtyard garden and that all important parking space. The cottage is homely and has recently been refurbished by its new owners - including all new kitchen, bathroom and appliances in 2010 and central heating in 2011. We would like to welcome you to share our love of the lakes.
Property has electric night storage heating and comprises:
Stable door entrance, porch/drying room.
Dining/Kitchen: With new appliances, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave.
Lounge: Newly furnished, HD TV/DVD with free view, Hi-fi
Bedroom 1: With new king size bed.
Bedroom2 : With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With a single bed.
Bathroom: Fully refurbished with large shower, wash basin, WC and under floor heating and heated towel rail..
All electric and bed linen included. Cot and high chair available
Private parking for 1 car. Courtyard garden with furniture patio area. Unlimited Broadband access is included.
Please note: There ia an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960
|Nearest town||Hawkshead||Shops||300 Yds|
|Distance||300 Yds||Restaurant||300 Yds|
|Nearest railway station||Windermere||Pub||300 Yds|
|Distance||6 Miles||Lake||1/2 Mile|
The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.
A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children’s story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell’s tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht ‘Gondola’ which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.
Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and ‘Brantwood’ on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.
Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.
The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780’s William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children’s books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.
Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.
To check availability for full weeks and short breaks view our price and availability calendar
From £200 for 3 nights
Call us: 01228 599960
One of the BEST equipped we have stayed in.
We were really pleased with this property and would use it again and recommend it to others.
Just very nice. will hopefully book this cottage again. Was very well fitted out, everything you needed to self cater.
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