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Self Catering Lake District Holiday Cottages

For the very best selection of cottages in and around Hawkshead

With 27 years experience, at Lakeland Hideaways we can offer the very best selection of  70 Lake District self catering holiday properties  in and around our lovely village of Hawkshead in Cumbria. We are a local, friendly agency  based in the village square with great local knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for our area.

As our guests say…. “Lakeland Hideaways, based in Hawkshead, is a very professional, friendly company run by dedicated people whose only wish is to give their clients a happy and carefree holiday.”

This website 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 (and you will) 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 – plenty of places for active family holidays within easy access.
  • A 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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This is a wonderful time of year for holidays with your dog ...beautiful walks by lakes and over fells, a great selection of pubs and tea rooms for a well deserved break and a cosy fire to snooze infront of at the end of the day will enjoy it too ! Did you know we have 49 great cottages that welcome pets ? ... See MoreSee Less

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Simply pick Grizedale . We have 5 cottages you can stay in Grizedale and Satterthwaire - make a it a weekend of adventure and challenge ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to a cancellation we have Primrose Cottage in Hawkshead now available from the 1st October at a discounted rate of £428 for the week. This cottage is in a great village location with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and parking directly outside . Please call 015394 42435 to book at this special rate. ... See MoreSee Less

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June DamerallStayed in this cottage. Its lovely.5 days ago   ·  1

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Loving this wonderful weather! Come and enjoy a weekend break (and next weekend is Festival of the Fells - with lots of walks, talks, music and films)
Why not stay in Benfold or Barn End - only a few miles out of Ambleside near Tarn Hows
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Beccy's drive to work this morning - feeling autumnal - beautiful !!! ... See MoreSee Less

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