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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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This weekend there's a fantastic beer festival here in Hawkshead at the Sun Inn with lots of great music as well as great beer ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know it's National Canoeing Week this week ? If you are in the Lakes pop into "Windermere Canoe and Kayak " just on the left as you come off over the ferry on the Bowness side. We went for a paddle today - great fun and even got a medal ! (Show your Hideaways key fob and they will also give Hideaways guests discount on hire). ... See MoreSee Less

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Treat someone you love to a romantic short 4 night break available in Gooseyfoot (sleeps 2) Mon 25th - Friday 29th only £363 ...... ring Emma today who will organise this for you are some pictures to tempt you :-) ... See MoreSee Less

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We have just had a cancellation for GREENBANK (sleeping 12 in 7 bedrooms) for the 15th August. This is a great detached house, only a short level stroll to the village centre. A former Country House, bed and breakfast, this impressive house is spacious enough for larger gatherings at any time of the year but also welcoming and homely for smaller groups.
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Fancy getting away this half term, either a 3/4 night break or a full week ???
• For a great barn conversion in Satterthwaite - BOBTAIL COTTAGE perfect for cyclists, walkers or those wanting to have a go at the tree top challenge - GO -APE
• For a great location in the heart of the village a pretty 2 bedroomed cottage - MERLIN COTTAGE
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Don WalkerWe are in Merlin cottage this week and it is ideally placed for the village, pubs and shops. It is in the right place to get out to the honeypot areas or in our case a week of serious walking and a few light refreshments. I am happy to say right location, and right price for the quality and comfortable and well equipped, what more do you want?2 weeks ago

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