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Detached stone farm cottage with garden in quiet hamlet - Central Lake District

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Cottage in Hawkshead Hill, Nr. Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Secluded Location Away From Public Roads, Walking And Cycling From The Door

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 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. 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. Rent prices for 2 people are reduced from the four person charge.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

The owners live in the nearby farmhouse and have personally managed Hatters Cottage and run the (very) small farm (no tractors!) for over 25 years.

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Speaks English, French

12 Reviews

4.3
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

5

A charming cottage in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Walks from the door no need for car

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Ideally situated - lovely walks from the cottage

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Hidden Gem

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Authentic Lakeland retreat

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 97 Miles Nearest Train : Windermere at 8 Miles

Coast/Beach:

Grange-over-Sands (coastal walks with views of Morecambe Bay) 16 miles

Barrow-in-Furness (Dock Museum, Vickers Shipbuilders, Sandscale Haws Nature Reserve) 26 miles

Morecambe (promenade with views of Morecambe Bay and Lake District mountains) 40 miles

Travel:

Manchester Airport 96 miles (direct trains from Windermere or 2 hours drive)

Liverpool Airport 102 miles (2 hours drive)

Local buses serving Ambleside and Windermere (train station) stop within 150 metres of Hatters Cottage

Use of car recommended for those who prefer flexible arrangements

Distances:

Hawkshead (food shop, delicatessen, post office, pharmacy, pubs serving meals, ATM) 1 mile

Sawrey (Beatrix Potter's farmhouse, views of Esthwaite Water) 3 miles

Coniston (lakeside walks, boat hire, trips on steam yacht Gondola) 2 miles

Ambleside (cinemas, library, food shops, numerous restaurants, charity shops) 5 miles

Windermere village (train station, supermarket, restaurants, shops, cinema) 8 miles

Grasmere (Wordsworth's cottage) 6 miles

Kendal (market town, Brewery Arts Centre, museum

Further Details:

Regular buses pass along the road through Hawkshead Hill to take you to Hawkshead or Coniston, and to Ambleside from where there are connections to buses in all directions.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead with post office, shops, and several pubs serving meals, is 1 mile away - a lovely walk over the fields with magnificent views of the mountains to the north. The Beatrix Potter Gallery, the 16th century grammar school where William Wordsworth was a pupil and the ancient church of St Michael and all Angels are all worth a visit. A short drive or walk will take you south to Sawrey (Beatrix Potter's farmhouse)

The former mining village of Coniston is 2 miles to the west, by road or footpath through pasture and woodland by way of the popular beauty spot Tarn Hows. Coniston has petrol station, bank, shops, post office, cafes and pubs. The lake of Coniston Water is a short distance away, where one can hire boats, or take a trip on the Steam Yacht Gondola. Coniston provides access to quiet lakeside footpaths, and to mountain trails in the nearby Coniston range of mountains where the Coniston Old Man - Swirl How - Wetherlam ridge walk provides a magnificent variety of views in fine weather.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
December 2016
2 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£320
for 7 nights
£320
 
 
Christmas-2016
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Feb-Mar
10 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£345
for 7 nights
£345
 
 
Mar-Apr
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Easter
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 
 
late Apr
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
April-May
28 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
Spring Bank Hol
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 
 
June
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
July-Aug
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 
 
Sep-Oct
1 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
Autumn half term
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Christmas-New Year 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£320
for 7 nights
£320
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
\\rent quoted id for 3 or 4 people. For most weeks there is a discount for just two people.To make a reservation for Hatter's Cottage please complete a booking form (available to download from www.hatterscottage.co.uk) Please send this with a deposit of £75 per week of the reservation to the address at the bottom of the form. Balance of rent payable 2 months before arrival date please. Payment can be made by cheque, Bank Transfer or PayPal. Gas and electricity (at cost by meter reading) are payable by cash or cheque on departure day.

Changeover Day:
Arrival day is normally Friday after 4pm. Departure day Friday before 10am.

Notes on prices:
For most weeks in the year the price for 1-2 people is less than that for 3-4 people; please see our website or enquire by email for the price for 1-2 people. Bank holiday weeks, half term holidays and July/August weeks have one price for up to four people.

The price includes bed linen, towels and bathmat.

Gas and electric meters are read on the arrival and departure days and guests pay for fuel used during their stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, The shower room contains shower, washbasin and WC - no bath
  • Bathroom with shower, wash-basin, WC and heated towel rail. Shower only, no bath.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 5-foot wide double bed. Bedroom 2 with 3-foot wide twin beds wardrobe and antique chest of drawers. Both bedrooms have views across our pasture, hedges and woodland to the mountains above Ambleside and the Kirkstone Pass.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Please see www.hatterscottage.co.uk Hatter's Cottage comfortably accommodates four people but it is also cosy for a couple (often at lower rent) The front door opens onto the peaceful stone patio & private garden where you can enjoy an evening barbeque or sunny lunch at the garden table. Formerly used for making hats for the local wool trade, the cottage has been renovated throughout, retaining the low ceilings, wooden beams, stone hearth & the small alcoves used in the hat manufacturing process. Outside: Hatters Cottage is peacefully situated beside a small stream, and is surrounded by gardens, fields, orchard and woodland, with mountain views. The cottage is the only let property on the farm and the front door opens onto a private patio and small garden for the sole use of guests. A garden table and four chairs are provided for outdoor meals and a barbecue stove is available on request. Utility Room: Washing machine & freezer. Overhead drying rack for wet or muddy outdoor gear. Storage for up to 4 bikes Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Bath towels and linen are included and changed weekly. The cottage is cleaned and thoroughly prepared before each arrival. The dining room has a beamed ceiling with table & chairs to seat four people and antique oak welsh dresser. One door leads directly into the kitchen and another into the sitting room. Windows look out over pasture to the mountains above Ambleside

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