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Lavender Cottage ref: 125109

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey
4 Stars
  • Sleeps 4/54/5
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessYes


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 hotspots 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 the owners would like to welcome you to share our love of the lakes with them.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has central heating and comprises:
Stable door entrance, porch/drying room.
Dining/Kitchen: With appliances, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave.
Lounge: With HD Freeview TV/DVD and Hi-Fi.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With a single bed.
Bathroom: With large shower, wash basin, WC and underfloor heating and heated towel rail.


All electric and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available.


Private parking for one 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 townHawksheadShops300 Yds
Distance300 YdsRestaurant300 Yds
Nearest railway stationWindermerePub300 Yds
Distance6 MilesLake0.5 miles

About the local area

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.

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What our customers say about Lavender Cottage

Jb Williams -

A high quality property in a great location. Looking forward to returning in the future.

M Ogilvie -

A very well appointed cottage which has been thoroughly renovated in recent years and now has central heating. A very central location with good access to all the lakes.

F Waterhouse -

Great property with nice balance of modern and cosy cottage feel. Excellent location within Hawkshead.

A Tarry -

Very well maintained and lots of useful information LEFT FOR VISITORS. Thanks for games, dvd and music very useful

R M Oldfield -

One of the BEST equipped we have stayed in.

D P Marshall -

We were really pleased with this property and would use it again and recommend it to others.

D Bates -

Just very nice. will hopefully book this cottage again. Was very well fitted out, everything you needed to self cater.

B Winter -

Very comfortable, well equipped cottage. Lovely location, everything for a most enjoyable holiday.

A Wells -

Very comfortable.

Jd Noble -

Comfortable and well equipped.

M Minetti -

It met our every need and the location is fantastic!

S Walton -

The cottage is lovely and in a great location. It is furnished to a very high standard, the kitchen and bathroom having recently been updated. The cottage was very much a home from home and we could not have asked for more.

P.A. Harte -

All rooms were very well furnished. The kitchen was absolutely perfect for this type of holiday.

Mm Talbot -

A comfortable, self-contained cottage, with a pleasant outdoor area to sit in on warm evenings.

Langdale Valley

Some of the most spectacular and dramatic scenery in the Lake District can be found in the Langdale Valley.

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Kayaking on River Rothay

The River Rothay is a popular place to kayak. The meandering river provides great waters for novices to have a go at this exciting water sport.

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Walking between Grasmere and Langdale

Starting at Grasmere, you can take a wonderful nine mile walk up on to the fells between Grasmere and Great Langdale; this is a great part of the country to walk in.

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Langdale Pikes

The dramatic Langdale Pikes can be found at the head of the Langdale Valley and can often be seen from many miles away overlooking the vale.

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Coniston Water

The third largest lake in the Lake District is Coniston Water measuring five miles long and half a mile wide. This is a very popular tourist attraction with a cafe by the pier.

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Grizedale Forest

The popular woodland of Grizedale Forest measures over 24km squared and is full of activities and attractions to enjoy during your holiday.

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Zeffirellis is one of the main attractions in Ambleside with many things to offer such as a Cinema, Live Music, a Restaurant and Cafe.

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Ambleside Roman Fort

Located on the outskirts of Ambleside you can find the Ambleside Roman Fort which dates back to the 2nd century. These remains are well marked and were probably built during Roman times as a watch out. It is now managed and protected by the National Trust.

Cookhouse Galleries

Cookhouse galleries are a family run business which was first set up back in 1981 and is well known for its wide variety of artwork and photography from many different artists from the Lake District area.

Hobbs Gallery

Ambleside is full of charming galleries showcasing the talent of the local artists and photographers and Hobbs Gallery is definitely one of them, full of the artwork of Phil Hobbs. He has a large selection of amazing water coloured paintings with many inspired by the surrounding Lake District.

Stagshaw Gardens

Over eight acres of beautiful gardens can be found overlooking the lake of Windermere, just south of Ambleside. Spring is the best time to visit this amazing location when the flora is at their best with the bluebells covering lots of the area.

Stockghyll Force

The water of Stockghyll tumbles down beautifully over the rocks before pleasantly running further along through the town of Ambleside. To reach the waterfall you take the picturesque footpath through the Stock Ghyll Woods which in early spring is beautiful with all the colourful daffodils.

The Apple Pie

A very well known café and bakery in the centre of Ambleside is ‘The Apple Pie’, famous for its delicious freshly baked treats, particularly the apple pies!

The Glass House Restaurant

Located in the heart of Ambleside is this wonderful restaurant known as The Glass House with its suberb glass front, allowing you to soak up in the amazing lighting over the amazing architecture and artefacts whilst enjoying your food made from local produce.

Beatrix Potter Gallery

A gallery of Beatrix Potter’s illustrations and drawings can be found in the 17th Century building which was once the office to her solicitor husband, William Heelis. The gallery has a ever changing exhibition of her work with a room styled as her husband once had it as an office.

Brantwood House and Gardens

The Brantwood historic house and gardens was once the home of John Ruskin who is a well known part of the history of Coniston for his large collection of writings, drawings and watercolours. The house is also a museum showing a collection of Ruskin’s possessions for you to explore.

Go Ape in Grizedale Forest

If rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip wires sound like your thing, Go Ape is the place to go during your holiday. This challenging course is up high in the tree tops and is an exhilarating adventure for all ages.

Hill Top

Hill Top was once home to the well known and amazing Beatrix Potter and is open to go and visit. It is the perfect place to go and learn about the lovely author who brought the wonderful tales of the animals in the lakes to life!

Ruskin Museum

Since 1901 Ruskin museum has been open for visitors in Coniston, it was set up in memory of John Ruskin who was well known for his talents in the Victorian era, just a few of these talents are in art, geology, writing and teaching. The museum shows information and artifacts about the history of Coniston.

Walking to Lever Waterfalls & Levers Water

If you are walking in the Coppermines Valley area then you should definitely visit the Lever Waterfalls and the reservoir of Levers Water.

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Help & Advice

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What our customers say

Jb Williams - November 2013

A high quality property in a great location. Looking forward to returning in the future.

M Ogilvie - October 2013

A very well appointed cottage which has been thoroughly renovated in recent years and now has central heating. A very central location with good access to all the lakes.

F Waterhouse - September 2013

Great property with nice balance of modern and cosy cottage feel. Excellent location within Hawkshead.

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