2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Cottage in Hawkshead

Farm cottage hideaway near Hawkshead, central Lake District
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Owner: john & Judith Gunner
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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: £405
  • High season price per week: £650
  • Average price per week:£600
  • Property Rating: 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 - 4/5 Average Rating

Character cottage in a great location

By Richard P. on 01-Mar-2017

Lovely, quiet and secluded cottage with everything we needed. Bedrooms were very comfortable and warm. Lots of maps and books on the Lake District. Surrounded by excellent walks and scenery.

5 of of 5

A lovely relaxing week in homely cottage

By Nancy J. on 30-Jan-2017

We had a lovely week in Hatters Cottage; it's tucked away in a peaceful location on the owners farm with it's own private garden and patio area. It's really comfortable with a relaxing homely feel, and was well equipped with everything we needed during our stay. We were made to feel really welcome by the owners, who hit the perfect balance; they were on hand and very helpful if we needed anything, but otherwise left us to enjoy our week undisturbed. We used the cottage as a base to explore the area and my husband took the opportunity to enjoy the hilly lake district cycling, whilst I had wonderful lazy mornings enjoying the cottage with a good book. I would unreservedly recommend this lovely cottage to anyone wanting a relaxing break in the Lake District and hope to stay here again myself in the future.

5 of of 5

A stay in at Hawkshead hill

By guyneb on 29-Dec-2016

Our stay at Hatter's Cottage was a moment of English charm. From the moment we first contacted the owners we felt good about our choice, they readily conversed with us via email, answering our questions and suggesting local pubs and amenities. Upon arriving we were greeted by them and introduced to the cottage and all its rural charm. The cottage is well furnished with every thing you need and if you happen to forget anything, we had forgotten flash lights for night walks and a rain jacket, the owners are more than helpful. We spent a week in one of England's most magical areas. The cottage is stocked with many little books on the walks around which are clearly indicated and once upon them, if you take the time to look around , have some of the most breathtaking scenery I have ever seen. One of our favorite walks was to the village of Hawkshead, about a half hour, where you can find pretty much anything you need. Bring your boots and rain gear, it can get a bit muddy but if you keep your mind open about walking rain or shine the area is picturesque, breath taking and an absolute charm to discover. At the end of the day when you are well worn by the kilometers of trekking the welcome of Hatter's Cottage is perfectly warm, quiet and relaxing.

5 of of 5


2 - 23 Sep 2022 Mid season 600-650
30 - 14 Oct 2022 Low season 565-615
21 - 28 Oct 2022 Half-term 600-650
28 Oct - 16 Dec 2022 Winter 405-455
1 July - 26 Aug 2022 Summer 650



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


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