Ref-004627 Ambleside, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Sleeps 4

Hatters Cottage from the east Dining Room Double bedroom Twin bedroom Patio Hatters Cottage from the east View eastward over fields Hillwalking Eskdale Ullswater Skatging at local beauty spot Tarn Hows Hawkshead Parish Church Hillwalking near Coniston Living room with view to sunny patio and leafy private garden Living room with stone hearth Kitchen with gas cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge & microwave

Kitchen with gas cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge & microwave


  • Sleeps 4- 1 X King & 1 X Twin
  • Walking & Cycling From The Door
  • Excellent Base To Explore The Lake District National Park
  • 18th Century Detached Stone Farm Cottage
  • Hilltop Location Between Coniston & Windermere Lakes
  • Peaceful, Secluded Vacation Rental


  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Nearby Fishing
  • Rural Location
  • Garden


An 18th century detached stone farm cottage in a secluded location near the centre of the southern English Lake District.

The cottage is situated at the end of a private lane 150 metres from public roads, on a very small farm near a hilltop between Coniston and Windermere lakes, and is the only rented property on the farm.

Ground floor: cosy living room with TV/DVD player and Wi-Fi (signal strength dependent on local conditions); dining room with antique sideboard; kitchen with gas cooker, fridge and microwave

First floor: two bedrooms, one with king size double bed and one with twin beds; shower room with WC and washbasin

Peaceful leafy south-facing private garden with stone patio, garden chairs and barbecue


  • Duvets, blankets and pillows provided
  • Bed linen, towels, bath mat & tea towels included in the price
  • Gas central heating - payment by meter reading
  • Private parking and bicycle shelter
  • Automatic washing machine in the outhouse

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.

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, the cottage is set beside a small stream, surrounded by gardens, fields, orchard and woodland, with mountain views. The interior has been fully renovated retaining the stone hearth and wooden beams with gas central heating.

Children over the age of 11 welcome.

Sorry no pets.


Location on google maps

Hawkshead Hill lies between Coniston Water and Windermere Lake, an area which is full of quiet lanes, footpaths and forest tracks, ideal for walking and cycling with excellent views of the hills and mountains that surreound the two lakes. 

The picturesque village of Hawkshead where William Wordsworth was a schoolboy is a short walk away.  Sawrey where Beatrix Potter lived is a little further beside the small quiet lake Esthwaite Water. 

Hawkshead has four pubs serving meals, a grocery, pharmacy, post office, newsagents, delicatessen and doctors surgery.

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