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The Lodge - Hawkshead

Wray, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LLH04

Blustery days call for roaring open fires and mugs of hot chocolate topped with lashings of marshmallows and whipped cream, and this traditional cottage provides the perfect setting to enjoy this in style. Tucked on the cusp of Lake Windermere, just 2.5 miles from Hawkshead, this charming property is a fantastic base for exploring the Lake District National Park. Three delightful bedrooms sleep five guests in comfort, and you’ll have a plethora of scenic walks from your doorstep.

Boasting roaring wood burners and a spectacular open fire, your cosy retreat is straight out of a fairy tale and equipped for relaxing. Return from bracing walks to homemade cake and warming drinks in the lounge or snug, and feast like kings in the farmhouse-style kitchen/diner. You’ll have everything you need to transform carefully selected local produce into extravagant feasts, best enjoyed around the table by candlelight, or in the more formal dining room. Treat yourself to a spot of pampering in the fabulous roll-top bath in the upstairs bathroom, then retire for the night in one of three gorgeous bedrooms, one of which features an elegant en-suite shower room. Outside, the garden is perfect for sunny afternoons, and a separate garden area leads to a pretty stream and ethereal waterfalls.

Stroll down to the western reaches of Lake Windermere for a breathtaking walk along the shoreline, marvelling at the mountains and woodland that surround you. Hawkshead village is a treasure trove of cobbled streets, pretty cottages and a popular chocolate factory that attracts visitors with a sweet tooth. For walkers, Grizedale Forest has an array of exciting trails and hidden sculptures, 5.5 miles away, and Tarn Hows is one of the most beautiful spots to enjoy a picnic within 4.5 miles.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king-size (can be made up as a twin on request) 1 master double and 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms - the family bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, and WC and a separate en-suite to the master with WC and shower
  • TV, DVD, CD, and phone for incoming calls
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Separate snug room
  • Wood burners and open fire with fuel provided
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Shop, pub, and restaurant 3 miles
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracey 22nd May 2021

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Lovely, quaint cottage. We loved the location and the walks on our doorstep.

Reviewed by michael 1st May 2021

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Great location surrounded by woods. Slightly random collection of kitchen utensils & lack of bins.

Reviewed by Anna 24th April 2021

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Cottage is in a lovely spot with a number of really nice walks nearby. It was very peaceful and the enclosed garden was perfect for our dog. The cottage itself is spacious and cosy and had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Wendy 12th December 2020

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Wow. What an amazing place stunning. Has everything you need. So clean and comfortable. Peace and tranquillity. Dogs loves the garden. Lovely walks straight outside your door. Beautiful period cottage

Reviewed by David 17th October 2020

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The Lodge is a lovely old house in a splendid location. Close the west shore of Windermere and 10 minutes from Hawkshead. Its remote location adds to the charm. It has a useful live in kitchen, master bedroom, fabulous family bathroom and two cosy bedrooms. The garden is lovely, safely enclosed and surrounded by woodland. Great for children and dogRead mores. Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 10th October 2020

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Reviewed by Mark 12th September 2020

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This is an absolutely fantastic cottage loads of room with a large open kitchen diner, Dining room, lounge and study The location is very quiet with no one near you and a perfect start point to walk from or explore the rest of the lakes This is our second visit and I would definitely go back

Reviewed by Karen 5th September 2020

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We like the cottage, large farmhouse kitchen. Separate dining room , their was also a large living room and snug with a variety of books. Upstairs their was a master bedroom with on-suite. the shower was nice and powerful. there was another large double room and a smaller single and a large bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower - also verRead morey powerful. Not the owners fault but quite a number of large spiders. The cottage was a little remote for us. No food shops in the village Hide

Reviewed by Sue 25th July 2020

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The cottage is set in a wonderful location on the edge of a wood. 10 min walk to Lake Windermere and Wray castle. The accommodation was very comfortable the dining kitchen stunning. We spent a lot of time in this room with doors out onto the patio.

Reviewed by Andrea 18th July 2020

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Reviewed by Ian 11th July 2020

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Lovely cottage, delightful location, easy access to all of the lakes, 5 minute drive to either Hawkshead or Ambleside where you can find lot of places to eat. If you would prefer to cook the kitchen does not let you down. Our dog loved to back garden and surrounding walks. Great Cottage to unwind.

Reviewed by William 4th July 2020

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Isolated and very peaceful. Great location for walking and sightseeing. Hawkshead approximately 2.5 miles away and is handy for shops and restaurants.

Reviewed by Kristopher 7th March 2020

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Reviewed by Tracey 27th December 2019

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Lovely spacious, cosy and quaint cottage in a quiet corner of The Lake District. We stayed here between Christmas and New Year and loved the tranquil location which was 10 minutes from amenities in Hawkshead. We loved the cosy open fire in the lounge and the large enclosed garden, proximity to Lake Windermere and plenty of woodland were great for oRead moreur dogs. The large well equipped kitchen and spacious bathroom were ideal for 4 adults. We'll definitely be coming back. Hide

Reviewed by Maria 21st December 2019

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Gorgeous cottage & garden. Very near to Lake Windermere & walks along the Lake shoreline. Our 3 dogs absolutely loved exploring in the enclosed garden. Beautiful kitchen with underfloor heating. This property is an absolute dream & highly recommended.

Reviewed by Karen 23rd November 2019

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In a beautiful remote location and only a few minutes walk to lake side. The kitchen diner is light, airey and very well equiped. The large garden is a delight for humans and dogs alike.

Reviewed by Scott 17th November 2019

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The Lodge is the perfect getaway spot. Secluded and so peaceful with an abundance of wildlife all around the property. A warm cozy cottage with character and charm in every room. A large secure garden was perfect to entertain our dogs even on the wet days when we didnt fancy venturing far from the cottage. A lovely welcome pack including Mr DuffinsRead more Coffee (that has forever ruined the bland coffee i had got used to at home) was waiting for us when we got there making arrival a real treat. Hide

Reviewed by Debra 9th November 2019

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The location of the property was excellent if you like solitude & peacefulness. It was warm & cosy, needs a bit of refurbing in certain areas but has charm & quaintness

Reviewed by Jane 12th October 2019

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Lovely cottage in a good location. Nice walks on the doorstep & more only a short drive away. Our dogs loved the enclosed garden & evening walks down to the lake.

Reviewed by Mark 14th September 2019

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Beautiful location Avery good location for walking and exploring Cumbria Quiet peaceful just perfect

Reviewed by Tim 7th September 2019

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful, quiet location. Garden was ideal for the dogs. Only 5mins walk to lake Windermere.

Reviewed by Nikki 24th August 2019

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Lovely cottage. Great location. 2nd visit would go again. Dogs loved it, lots of beautiful walks only short car journey away.

Reviewed by Ursula 17th August 2019

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Our family with two boisterous boys and a large viszla had an excellent experience at the Lodge. The location meant we could easily get to the lake on the secluded side and visit some wonderful national trust properties. The wood burner was lovely when it rained and the quietude was welcome after a busy day at Ambleside. We absolutely loved the locRead moreation. The delivery of local milk in glass bottles was also much appreciated. Well done to the property manager! Hide

Reviewed by Christine 3rd August 2019

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The Lodge is a delightful cottage in a beautiful position. Spacious and well equipped with a large, enclosed garden that is perfect for dog owners. We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay. It is well placed for visiting all the places of interest around Windermere and beyond.

Reviewed by Peter 27th July 2019

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This cottage was a lovely place to stay with two dogs in comfort. It was an easy 10 minute walk down to the path around Windermere Lake and walking round to Castle Wray was a gentle 1 -2 hour walk around the lake. The garden is a lovely size, with plenty of outdoor seating and was lovely and quiet.

Reviewed by Jennifer 29th June 2019

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A very interesting house in a beautiful setting with a big garden which is safely enclosed and which our dog loved. It's only a short walk down to Lake Windermere with walks in at least three directions once you reach the shore . A perfect place for a restful holiday. The team in Hawkshead are friendly and helpful. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Tanya 8th June 2019

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Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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