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Cottage With Views Of Esthwaite Water And Close To Hawkshead

Bedrooms 1
Space 667 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Peaceful Location, With Stunning Views

A luxury 1 bedroom cottage,refurbished and regularly upgraded, in the grounds of Rough Close House, separated from the main house by a court yard. Accommodation is for 2 adults only. There is ample, easy parking. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the gardens and may also spot the Ospreys which have been visiting Esthwaite Water over the last four years. Their nest can be seen from the Coppice lounge, they usually stay between early April and the end of August. We hope they visit again in 2018. The property is ideally placed for activities ranging from walking, mountain biking, fishing, or sight-seeing. Whichever you choose we hope you will enjoy your stay at the Coppice.

Gill & Geoff Barton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Gill & Geoff Barton

Gill and Geoff Barton are the new owners of Rough Close House and Coppice.

Having recently retired, we are excited to be able to live in the heart of the Lake District in a beautiful location. We have worked in the area for over 30 years and have a background in sport and outdoor pursuits, so we know how to enjoy it and where to go, even pubs and coffee shops!

Gill & Geoff Barton purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Gill & Geoff Barton chose Ambleside

Knowing the Lake District very well we looked over the whole of the area before choosing Rough Close because of it's fantastic setting between Grizedale forest and Esthwaite Water. It is a beautiful location in any weather and at any time of year.

What makes this cottage unique

It is quiet and picturesque, yet very close Hawkshead and central to some of the Lake Districts' finest and most famous visitor attractions. The Coppice has been luxuriously updated and will certainly help you to make the best of your stay in the Lake District.


Ambleside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 667 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please don't light any candles unless for power cut.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Separate shower and bath
  • Ensuite bathroom with wc, bath and shower. Tiled floor with underfloor heating.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom, with king size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: No pets allowed. Outside: The Coppice is situated in the 3/4 acre grounds of Rough Close House. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the garden, which includes outdoor furniture and barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen changed weekly.


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Cottage With Views Of Esthwaite Water And Close To Hawkshead
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful cottage, even nice than it looks in the photos

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage this is! Spotlessly clean, warm, cosy and comfortable. More spacious than it looks in the photos and excellent value for money. Gill and Geoff were very nice and the mini bottle of Prosecco & beer were appreciated. We were surprised not to find any tea bags though! A very minor thing but would advise guests to take their own in they fancy a brew on arrival.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Comfortable, equipped to a high standard

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely couple of nights in this spacious, comfy cottage. Everything you need to have a great break is on hand, and the hosts are helpful but not intrusive. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely wonderful cottage. The Coppice simultaneously manages to feel like home whilst making you feel you are getting away from everything, and feel like your own secluded getaway whilst being in the heart of so much to see and do. The cottage is of such a high standard and is so relaxing and comfortable, it really doesn't seem or feel like holiday accommodation. Geoff and Gill were great hosts, genuinely welcoming, friendly and helpful. Special touches like home baking waiting on arrival, a basket of treats to enjoy and fresh flowers added to the feeling of care. Will definitely try to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Go there, you won’t be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Fabulous location. Very spacious, clean and tidy

  • 5 of 5

Gill and Geoff were the perfect hosts. Welcome pack on arrival and loads of tips on places to visit. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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A very comfortable, well equipped cottage with a great aspect

  • 5 of 5

The Coppice is a very comfortable, well equipped and spacious cottage. It has good views and is an ideal base for exploring the southern lakes.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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The Coppice is 1.8km from the picturesque village of Hawkshead. Hilltop the home of Beatrix Potter is across the lake at near Sawrey. 10 kilometres away is Brantwood the home of John Ruskin overlooking Coniston Water. The forest of Grizedale is nearby, the visitor centre with the Go Ape treetop adventure is ten minutes drive or 45 mins walk from the Coppice. All the cycle trails are accessible from the Coppice or the visitor centre. Ambleside, Grasmere and Windermere are all within 20 mins drive.

Further Details:

Facilities in Hawkshead include 4 pubs, newsagent, chemist and Co-operative grocers. There are also several specialist shops such as Hawkshead Relish, the Honeypot delicatessen and Hawkshead clothing, a bookshop and gift shops of quality. Fishing. Esthwaite water is stocked with trout and there are facilities to hire small boats for fishing. This can also be done from certain parts of the shoreline.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit payable on booking with the balance payable to be received no later than 1 week before the start date.

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred. Arrival time after 2.00 pm and departure by 10 am

Between November and Mid February, we accept bookings less than 7 nights, minimum 2 nights. £60 per night Friday and Saturday;£55 per night Sun-Thurs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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