The prettiest village in the Lake District
The pretty village of Hawkshead is an ideal base for exploring the Lake District National Park. Set in the magnificent Vale of Esthwaite in the heart of the English Lake District between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water. Hawkshead is a truly historic and wonderfully picturesque village characterised by its cluster of whitewashed houses, archways and alleyways, courtyards and squares.
A prosperous mediaeval wool town, its rich history includes important connections with the poet William Wordsworth and children's story writer and illustrator Beatrix Potter and each have museums devoted to them within the village.
The centre of Hawkshead is closed to cars which enhances its character and makes wandering around its narrow winding streets especially rewarding. It offers a good selection of cafes and pubs and local and shops.
Our office is right in the centre of the village where you are welcome to pop in and discuss your holiday requirements of simply collect a brochure.
The surrounding countryside promises many delightful walks - from gentle strolls to rugged hill climbing - the high mountains are only a short drive away. This lovely are also offers some excellent fishing and Grizedale and Claife are great for keen bikers with plenty of marked mountain bike routes.
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- Cancellation Scheme
- Information on short Breaks
- New Owners
- Where to find us
- Our Hawkshead Office
About our Cottages
- Eco-friendly Holiday Cottages
- Property Inspections
- Holiday Cottage Inventory
- Pet friendly holiday cottages
- Quality home- cooked food delivered to your cottage.
Our Local Area
- Hawkshead Village
- Near and Far Sawrey
- Beatrix Potter and Friends
- Tarn Hows
- Lake Windermere
- Grizedale and Satterthwaite