2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Holiday Cottage Hawkshead

Farm cottage hideaway near Hawkshead, central Lake District

At a glance: Wifi, Parking, Garden.

Cottage ref : P28046
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  • Property Type Holiday Cottage
  • Location Hawkshead
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Minimum nights stay3
  • Low season price per week£365
  • High season price per week£705
  • Average price per week£535
  • Customer rating 4.4 / 5 ( 14 reviews )
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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.


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

A charming cottage in a beautiful location

By David W. on 23-Nov-2016

The cottage was clean and had everything that we needed. There were lots of leaflets and maps and it is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful lakes. John and Judith were helpful but not intrusive. Would definitely visit again.

5 of of 5

Walks from the door no need for car

By Mark H. on 20-Nov-2016

We spent a fantastic week at Hatters Cottage during the Easter holiday 2016. The cottage is in a lovey quiet location. It was immaculately clean and had everything that we needed for our holiday including an effective heating system, comfortable beds and a decent shower. Our two teenage children spent the week with us and also had a fantastic time – they keep on asking to go back!

The owners John & Judith were welcoming and helpful. They were quick to answer any queries via email before our stay, were there to greet us on arrival and were discretely available throughout our holiday.

There are lots of wonderful walks straight from the door. We especially enjoyed wandering down to Coniston water via Tarn Hows, catching the Gondola from the head of the lake to Brantwood (the Jumping Jenny serves fantastic cakes and coffee!) and then walking back to Hatters Cottage through Grizedale Forest. A round walk over to Windermere via Latterbarrow and Wray Castle also provided us with memorable views. We all appreciated the easy walk across the fields into Hawkshead for the shops, pubs and cafes.
We will definitely be staying again.

4 of of 5

A wonderful location

By Jane S. on 08-Nov-2016

A simple and comfortable cottage in a secluded location, with a wide range of lovely walks from the doorstep. Cycling is good too with rides to Coniston and beyond and trails in the nearby Grisedale Forest,

A pretty cross country walk to Hawkshead for provisions and pubs. Ambleside is a short drive for excellent restaurant food.

4 of of 5

Ideally situated - lovely walks from the cottage

By Sara-Jane D. on 02-Nov-2016

The owners were very welcoming and available for any queries. The cottage was clean and comfortable (there were two of us) - good for walkers. The kitchen is small and basic but had all we needed. There were laundry facilities available but we did not need to use them as we had very good weather. The shower room is small but with a good hot and powerful shower.

It was in a very quiet and pretty location with beautiful walks without having to drive anywhere. Close to Hawkshead village - we particularly liked the Sun Cafe there for lunch or tea and cake. We also had a very nice evening meal in the Sun pub. Hill Top farm gets very busy early so be there before opening to get parked! Tarn Haws and the area around is lovely walking - we enjoyed walking up Conniston Old Man with stunning views at the top.

4 of of 5

Hidden Gem

By Carolyn G. on 01-Nov-2016

Follow the instructions closely, and you will find this delightful cottage tucked away behind the main buildings, and feel a million miles from nowhere, although in fact not far from the main road. Wonderfully situated for walking across the fields, either down hill to Hawkshead or up hill to the Tarn. Very comfy cottage, providing a taste of rural living but with excellent WiFi connection. Great local information and maps provided. We loved our week here and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who fancies 'getting away from it all' while still maintaining some electronic connection to the world.

4 of of 5

Authentic Lakeland retreat

By Anthea And Paul D. on 01-Nov-2016

The cottage is in a charming hamlet on Hawkshead Hill which offered us the peace and quiet we were looking for without being isolated. It was clean, warm and draught-free, comfortably furnished and sufficiently equipped for our needs. Our friendly hosts in the main house were always on hand to advise and the bookshelf provided us with enough information on walks etc. to keep us going for months! Wishing good morning to their hens and two cows became a morning ritual as the tensions of city life fell away. There was great food to be had in the pub restaurants of Hawkshead about a mile away but the brilliant deli and a grocery shop offered the normal supplies too. The setting makes Wifi connection rather intermittent which may appeal to some. We'd recommend this cottage to anyone looking to enjoy the tranquility of the Lakes.

4 of of 5

A real gem

By Hector on 07-Aug-2014

Lovely holiday quiet country lanes views to die for. The cottage has every thing you need including a private garden.The location its self is perfect walks and a lovely village right on your door step with a few pubs which were all very nice.The owners were very helpful .Iwould highly recommend this cottage already planning our next trip.If you wont a lovely cottage in a perfect location this is the place for you .

5 of of 5

Unexpected peace & quiet in the Lakes!

By Mark B. on 09-Jan-2014

We found Hatters Cottage to be simply but comfortably furnished and especially appreciated its quiet location. The quiet along with the very comfortable beds ensured that we slept wonderfully. The garden too is very good: it's small but secluded -- & in fine weather it's a great sun-trap.

The cottage feels a world away from busy Hawkshead, yet is only a 15-minute off-road walk from this lovely village. There are many excellent walks (including Tarn Hows) right from the front door. As enthusiastic cyclists we particularly appreciated the easy access to miles of tracks throughout Grizedale Forest. We were also surprised to find that, even in July, the minor roads hereabouts were quiet and ideal for cycling. In the course of the week, we used our car only twice, which was very welcome.

The owners (who live next door) are kind and welcoming people. Having lived in the area for many years, they're extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the Lakes (even its geology, should that be of interest!)

We really enjoyed our stay at Hatters Cottage and will certainly return.

4 of of 5

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.

4 of of 5

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.

4 of of 5

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.

5 of of 5
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