2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Cottage in Hawkshead

Farm cottage hideaway near Hawkshead, central Lake District
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  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Location: Hawkshead
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Minimum nights stay: 7
  • Low season price per week: £595
  • High season price per week: £850
  • Average price per week:£750
  • Property Rating: 4.4/5 Average Rating (14 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


Hatters Cottage is an 18th century detached stone farm cottage in a secluded location near the centre of the southern English Lake District. It is situated at the end of a private lane 150 metres from public roads, on a very small farm (no tractors) near a hilltop between Coniston and Windermere lakes, and is the only rented property on the farm.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead with post office, shops, and several pubs serving meals is 1 mile away. Coniston village (2 miles) has access to beautiful Coniston Lake, the inspiration of Arthur Ransome's Swallow and Amazons stories. Guests can walk or cycle from the cottage door in all directions on footpaths, quiet lanes and forest tracks.

Mountain walking, pony trekking and rock climbing are available nearby. Used for hat-making in the 18th century, Hatters Cottage is beside a small stream, surrounded by gardens, fields, orchard and woodland, with mountain views.

The interior has been fully renovated retaining the stone hearth, (but not the open fire) and wooden beams with gas central heating. Children over 11 welcome. Sorry no pets. In some weeks prices for 2 people are reduced from the four person charge. Please enquire.

Smoking. We ask smokers to do so only on the patio outside the front door.

14 Reviews - 4.4/5 Average Rating

Cosy Cottage

By Dave on 05-Jan-2014

A lovely cosy and warm cottage in the heart of the Lake District. It is clean, well equipped and well maintained, in a secluded and private location but within easy reach of Hawkshead, Ambleside and Coniston. There are many varied walks nearby to suit all abilities. The Outgate Inn is not far away and serves excellent food in generous portions! Hatter's Cottage is a delightful retreat - an ideal place to recharge one's batteries.

Hatters Cottage

By Four walkers on 06-Jan-2014

A pleasant small cottage with lots of historic character. Tucked away behind farm buildings in a very quiet location with a lovely outlook . Good location for a walking holiday as many possibilities start locally.

Lovely old cottage in quiet location

By family4 on 08-Jan-2014

We enjoyed a lovely week at Hatter's Cottage during the heatwave so were able to take advantage of the garden furniture and eat all of our meals out of doors. This is an old cottage so the bedrooms are quite small but very comfortable. There is an excellent shower with plenty of hot water. The cottage is situated in a beautiful but quiet location and it was nice to retreat to the garden there after a day in Conniston or Ambleside.


w/b 12-26 May 2023 Spring 695 - 795
w/b 2 June 2023 June 695 - 795
w/b 14 July - 25 Aug 2023 Summer 745 - 850
w/b 1 Sep - 27 Oct 2023 Autumn 745 - 795



Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Ironing Board
Water Sports Equipment


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