Cowpers Barn: Hawkshead Village
This luxury 2 bedroomed barn conversion with lakeland charm offers superior holiday accommodation. Set in the grounds of a gentleman’s country residence, it has a fantastic elevated location with spectacular views across the mountains, yet is only a short walk across the fields to the picturesque village of Hawkshead.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES OF
The large barn door leads into the entrance hall with payphone. The landing has heated storage for drying coats and boots leading to the large main living room with fantastic views to the Kentmere, Fairfield and Helvellyn ranges.
There is a dining table and chairs and 2 comfortable leather sofas, TV with sky, DVD and CD player. The owners have also installed free broadband internet access for clients wishing to use their own computer during their stay. A selection of books, games, CDs, and DVDs complete this relaxing room. The fitted kitchen is of excellent quality with electric cooker and hob, full sized fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.
There are two bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin with co-ordinated fabrics and pine furniture.
The bathroom is of a very high standard with power shower over the bath, curved shower screen, washbasin and w.c and chrome fittings.
Easily controllable gas central heating make this property ideal for all year round stays.
Outside there is a charming patio area and the owners have lovingly created a wonderful private garden for the sole use of guests at Cowpers Barn. Steps lead up to this sunny, very private, enclosed, 'secret garden' with table and chairs and BBQ, a lawned area and flower beds. They have also provided a secure shed for storage of bikes.
Name: J COOK - 4-Aug-2012
Comment: Fantastic location, amazing views, totally stress free excellent week. Would recommend Wilson Arms, Torver near Coniston.
Name: Helen Bracegirdle - 28-Jul-2012
Comment: Excellent accommodation in fantastic location.
Have already booked for next year, 4th time.
Name: Uwe Dijkshoorn - 21-Jul-2012
Comment: We have enjoyed our stay in Cowpers Barn much better than the photo promised! Nicely located on a perfect short walking distance near Hawkshead, and in the centre of Lake District.
Spacy, clean, well equipped and indeed with a nice view. Because of the family situation we valued the internet access.
The weather could have been better though.
The two pubs in Hawkshead offers good evening meals, so no need to look further away. And the kitchen in the cottage offers enough tools for the other evenings.
Places to visit: of course Hadrianus wall (Birdoswald) for history, Grizedale Forest for walking and mountain biking (take the red trail!), the Old Man of Coniston for walking/climbing, Ambleside for a coffee break, Wast Water for experiencing remoteness and driving through Hardknott pass with 33% elevation (we missed the Hardknott Roman fort unfortunatly). The brakes or engine smelled a bit funny afterwards ...
Name: Jonathan Bicknell - 3-Dec-2011
Comment: Nice accommodation, stunning views.
Enjoyed watching the puppy learning from
the older sheep dog in the farm yard
below! Very convenient for Hawkshead.
Steep drive was a bit dodgy in icy
weather. One day we drove down as it
seemed safer than trying to walk! The
two beagles at the big house sounded
good fun - we have a beaglexfoxhound and
it would have been nice for them to have
Name: J STOUT - 13-Oct-2011
Comment: The cottage exceeded our expectations. It was a lovely
little hideaway yet just a short walk from the village.
We could have spent a week there home from home.
The booking process was easy and everything ran
smoothly, we would highly recommend
Name: Paul Moody - 20-Aug-2011
Comment: Excellent location with tremendous views from the lounge dining room.
Modern well equipped accommodation. Very pleasant secluded garden. Sky TV and wi-fi a brilliant bonus.
Name: John Fairhurst - 11-Jun-2011
Comment: A nice walk into Hawkeshead is to go down drive, cross over main road, go left for a short way, then follow footpath beside Black Beck looking for dippers.
Activities --- Four hours canoeing on Coniston Water is sufficient for a return trip to Peel Island (Wild Cat Island)in Swallows and Amazons. Choose a warm windless day.
Walks taken from your booklet---1 Village Walk, excellent visit to the Old Grammar School. 2 Walk to Tarn Hows and return as walk 3 missing out Black Cragg. 6 Walk to Brantwood and Coniston (in your directions 6 says Bridleway it should be footpath). Good coffee plus free refill at "Jumping Jeny". Gondola and Bus back.6a Walk to Latterbarrow. 6b Walk almost to Hill Top as directions then Far Sawrey, down to Lake Windermere shore, along to High Wray, lanes and paths back to start.
Walk beside Grasmere and Rydal Water then coffin route back to Grasmere.
Cycle Rides 1 E side Coniston Water, Oxen Park,Bandrake Head, Force Mills(pretty waterfalls)& Grizedale Forest
Name: Geoff Peel - 29-Dec-2010
Comment: Extremely peaceful location 10 minute stroll into the village.Well equpped with wonderful views.Emma & the lakeland team are lovely people who go out of their way to help you.
Name: Rowan Edwards - 6-Nov-2010
Comment: Very well situated in beautiful countryside close to Hawkshead with stunning views of snow-topped peaks. Lots of good walks nearby including Tarn Hows and Grizedale Forest. Nicely furnished and equipped. Very enjoyable stay all in all.
Name: Sarah Clare - 23-Oct-2010
Comment: Very nice property in a lovely setting. Peaceful and welcoming. The views from the living room on a clear day were wonderful. Good location to stay for walking and to visit various towns. Would recommend this property. Coniston was close by which is a good starting place for great walks. A bit tough but well worth it for the view on a clear day is Swirl How (avoiding the Old Man). Another good walk is in Ambleside to Loughrigg Fell Top. Good local food in Hawkeshead.
Name: Sarah Clare - 23-Oct-2010
Comment: Enjoyed watching the sheepdogs at work from our window and the lovely views.
Name: P BAILEY - March - 10
Comment: Thanks to the Hideaways staff who were helpful with various queries
Name: Anne Jordan - 13-Feb-2010
Comment: Ideally suited - walkabale distance to the village. Lovely views and lot's to explore.