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If you’re looking to take your next getaway in a historical treasure-trove amongst the picture-perfect Lake District surroundings – look no further that Hawkshead.
All of the characteristics that embody this village will have you in awe, from its whitewashed houses to its cobbled streets teeming with quaint village shops and mouth-watering bakeries. What enhances the character of Hawkshead even more is that cars are banned from the centre. You can escape the hustle and bustle of modern life and instead soak up Cumbrian culture in complete tranquillity.
When in Hawkshead, you will also walk the same grounds as renowned individuals like poet William Wordsworth and children’s story writer and illustrator Beatrix Potter. Both have museums dedicated to them within the village that you can visit if you want to whet your appetite with a little history.
Discover our charming range of cottages in Hawkshead today:
Whatever you’re looking for out of your holiday, Hawkshead has something for everyone. Perhaps you want to splurge a little and indulge with our Luxury Select Collection. Or maybe you fancy a change this year and want to celebrate the festive season differently with our Christmas cottages. Your perfect holiday is only round the corner!
If you’re planning a fleeting visit to Hawkshead, don’t worry, because you’ll still be able to take in all of its beauty even on a short break. Plus, if you have a pooch, they will love Hawkshead just as much as you! You can book a stay in one of our pet friendly cottages to enjoy this special place together.
Our larger cottages in Hawkshead are perfect for family stays if you’re planning to bring the whole clan with you to The Lakes. You’ll never run out of family friendly things to do together, from kayaking on nearby Lake Windermere, to hiking in the glorious fells around the village. more...
The pedestrianised village makes for a good base from which to explore the many attractions in this picturesque part of the country.
Your little ones will love exploring the verdant forest at Grizedale which is home to lots of wildlife, like the country’s only remaining herd of indigenous red deer as well as a variety of bird species. Or if you want to release the inner adrenaline junkie within you, there’s also the opportunity for mountain bike rides at the forest. Plus, there’s a café too where you can refuel between activities.You can also take to the skies and explore the forest at Grizedale on high rope adventures with an action-packed outdoor adventure at Go Ape.
Step into the World of Beatrix Potter and your children will feel like they’re a part of their very own storybook. This fun, family-friendly attraction is in Bowness-on-Windemere, which is just a short drive from Hawkshead. The displays feature many legendary characters from the books, including favourites such as Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck.
When in Hawkshead, you’ll certainly get your dose of history. Travel back in time and visit Hawkshead Grammar School, attended by the village’s most renowned connections – poet William Wordsworth. The schoolroom still contains the same wooden benches, so make sure to look out for the one with Wordsworth’s name carved into it.
Explore the home of John Ruskin at Brantwood – a distinguished writer, artist, and great thinker. You’ll find personal trinkets, fine art and refined furnishings in his humble abode. Best of all, the house overlooks Coniston on an estate where you can enjoy a view of 250 acres of magnificent gardens.
If you want to enjoy what the outdoors in Hawkshead offers in complete tranquility, spend a day trout fishing at Esthwaite Water. This spot offers a picture-perfect backdrop for fishing in the waters of this hidden gem of the district. If you’re a rookie when it comes to fishing, there’s no need to worry, as you can choose to have some tuition and guidance from the on-site tackle shop beforehand.
Latterbarrow Nature Reserve is a sweet escape for relaxation, where you’ll be greeted by wildflowers and butterflies. As well as the grasslands and wildflowers, the woodland area covers half of the reserve, offering a variety of habitats for local fauna. Strolling through this natural paradise means enjoying breathtaking views, particularly for those brave enough to climb to the very top.
If you have a sweet tooth, your golden ticket awaits at the Chocolate Factory where you can buy over 100 varieties of loose chocolate, and a selection of chocolaty treats to tickle your tastebuds. As well as interactive chocolate-making workshops for kids, they also run adults only sessions.
Your visit to Hawkshead wouldn’t be complete without a trip to The Drunken Duck Inn. One of the Lake District’s top establishments, you’ll be greeted by fine-dining gastronomy and home-brewed ales in the heart of a historic pub, finished with flagstones and country ambience.
For the beer lovers amongst us, stopping at the Hawkshead Brewery is a must. Here, they brew a selection of refreshing beers, dark stouts, and pale ales. Head to the Beer Hall before you go to sample tasty platters of the finest meats and cheeses.
Have we tempted you to holiday in the charming village of Hawkshead? If you need more information about any of the properties featured on this page, you can get in touch with us by ringing 01539 437635 or by emailing us at email@example.com.