Self-catering short break accommodation in Hawkshead
During short breaks in Hawkshead, you’ll find a quintessential slice of Lake District life. Choose this picturesque village for your Lake District holiday, and you’ll discover the best sides of this fascinating landscape. Head out of your self-catering accommodation and stroll around the country lanes, pop in for a pint in one of the local pubs, and when you’ve explored this charming lakeside community, it’ll be time to get your walking boots on and take a tour of the Lake District’s innumerable hiking trails and woodland walks. Choose to spend your weekend breaks in one of our Hawkshead short break holiday cottages and you’ll treat your friends to an unmistakably Lake District experience.
Set in rugged countryside, nestled just upstream from the Esthwaite Water, Hawkshead is a medieval village with a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. It offers a sampling of Lake District literary history at the Beatrix Potter Gallery, where you can discover the whimsical world of Peter Rabbit and his friends. Head west to discover the neighbouring lake of Coniston Water, where you can grab a ride on the National Trust’s steam yacht, which puffs around the water, offering idyllic views. Head east and you’ll soon come to the famous Lake Windermere, the largest in the country at 10.5 metres long. Here, take a boat from Waterhead Pier or stroll around the romantic cobbled lanes of Ambleside, along the trail of Stock Ghyll beck towards its dazzling waterfall, Stock Ghyll Force.