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Self Catering Lake District Holiday Cottages

For the very best selection of cottages in and around Hawkshead

With 25 years experience, at Lakeland Hideaways we can offer the very best selection of  nearly 70 Lake District self catering holiday properties  in and around our lovely village of Hawkshead in Cumbria. Our new format website now allows you to look round our cottages with 360 tours and floorplans, book short breaks and refine your searches – helping you to find that perfect cottage or apartment for you. We know all our properties really well so if you prefer give us a call – we are always delighted  to chat about our properties and we can advise you and book you in over the phone. 

Ruth and Gary Thomason


Why We Love Hawkshead …..



  • Our village has been described  as the “prettiest village in the Lake District”
  • With Coniston, Grizedale, Langdale, Grasmere and Ambleside all within easy reach, and with the busy centres of Windermere and Bowness just a short ferry ride away, Hawkshead is an ideal location from which to visit the entire south Lake District area.
  • Many walks straight from the village through the landscape that inspired Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth
  • The Mountains are only a short drive away
  • Grizedale Forest to the south, Lake Windermere to the east and Lake Coniston to the west
  • An thriving village with a school, church, chemist, doctors surgery,  post office, co-op and many gift shops
  • A great selection of tea rooms and of course, 4 pubs  – all serving food and welcoming families and dogs.

We have a wide range of Self catering properties, all situated in the Lake District around the village of Hawkshead and Esthwaite Water, so whether you prefer a traditional Lakeland cottage, or a Barn conversion; a location in the village of Hawkshead, or overlooking the beautiful Lakeland fells; close to local pubs and restaurants,or beside a Lake, we will have a property to suit your taste and your pocket.

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Do you love cycling in the Lakes and taking photos ? Here's a competition for you from Grizedale Bikes.... remember many of our cottages offer secure bike storage and Gary is always keen to make recommendations for routes around the area (many including good pubs !). ... See MoreSee Less

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October is here and it's 19 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Just taken a lunchtime stroll "round the block" with dog and camera.... The joy of having our office in Hawkshead ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Kev BurnleyLove the place5 days ago
Jeremy TaylorKing's Arms: our favourite Hawkshead pub!5 days ago   ·  1
Victoria CookHope it's still like this in 3 weeks!! 🙏🏼5 days ago   ·  1
Kev BurnleyRed Lion every time for me.5 days ago   ·  1
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The lovely Smithy Cottage in the heart of the village now has internet access for it's this property is new to our portfolio there is plenty of availability - open to book for 2016
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