Hawkshead House Rental Photos and Description
Self catering at it's best--traditional cottage character with modern luxury.
This 18C house has been totally refurbished, creating very special, luxury accommodation for 6 in this idyllic setting.
The owner has lovingly combined all modern style and convenience with the traditional charm of the cottage, creating a fantastic home from home. The pretty Lakeland porch leads into a hallway with doors leading off to the 2 large reception rooms. Both rooms have the original beams, deep set windows with lovely views across the garden. The living room has a woodburning stove, comfortable seating for 6, a large flatscreen TV with Sky Freeview and DVD. The second room is a very spacious dining room/ kitchen. The stylish kitchen is very well equipped with large range cooker with gas hobs and electric oven, fridge , freezer, dishwasher microwave and washing machine. The dining area has a large table seating 6 and additional comfortable seating. Upstairs the owners attention to detail and flair for design continues with 3 lovely bedrooms all ensuite with flatscreen TVs.
Trout Fishing on Esthwaite Water: Esthwaite Water is the only fishery in the north of England capable of producing true grown on fish and every season fish into double figures are reported. Rainbow trout are stocked on a regular basis averaging 1.75lb with a proportion of larger fish to 6lbs. A breeding population has established and, truly wild rainbows may be caught. Wild brown trout are present but to supplement the existing stock browns are periodically introduced. The fishery record for Rainbow Trout is 16lb 3oz and 10lb 12oz for Brown Trout respectively.
The fishery is open for fly fishing throughout the winter.
Grizedale Forest: Walking and Sculpture Trails,Cycling ..Go Ape!
Grizedale Forest Park offers the complete day out with an extensive range of waymarked paths, picnic areas, forest roads and tracks and a great adventure playground. The Sculture trails are great fun and encourage children to explore the woodland.Grizedale provides a great day out for all levels of cyclist. There are a range of waymarked trails that lead the cyclist around the forest on forest roads and tracks including the new technical North Face Route.A guide map is included in the Grizedale Map Pack from the Visitor Centre which details all the waymarked routes.
Bike Hire is available from the visitor centre including a range of bike sizes and facilities for children.
Go Ape! is an aerial assault course of extreme rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip slides. Go Ape! and trek from tree to tree in the forest canopy. Two plus hours of adrenalin-fuelled fun, laughter and adventure at heights of up to 60 feet above the forest floor.
Hawkshead: The prettiest village in the Lake District
The pretty village of Hawkshead is an ideal base for exploring the Lake District National Park. Set in the magnificent Vale of Esthwaite in the heart of the English Lake District between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water. Hawkshead is a truly historic and wonderfully picturesque village characterised by its cluster of whitewashed houses, archways and alleyways, courtyards and squares.
A prosperous mediaeval wool town, its rich history includes important connections with the poet William Wordsworth and children's story writer and illustrator Beatrix Potter and each have museums devoted to them within the village.
The centre of Hawkshead is closed to cars which enhances its character and makes wandering around its narrow winding streets especially rewarding. It offers a good selection of cafes and pubs and local and shops.
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- pets considered
- children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We stayed in February we really loved the area and come back year after year. Really pleased we found such a gem of a house. Our 2 boys (aged 7 and 10 ) loved exploring the garden and they thought it was excellent having a bathroom and TV each! A fab house, great for a family holiday will be back next year . Thanks.