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Betty's Mews

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 982345)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Review(s)

  • “Nice clean well equiped cottage at edge of beautiful Hawkshead village which has everything you could need.”

    Parking extremely tight even for smallish car [ width not length the issue ]. Rubbish/recycling not very clear. We were not left any bin bags and there are no recycling boxes. There were 2 bins, one clearly numbered for the upstairs apartment, but the other seemed to be used by the next door holiday cottage. Would be useful if bin was numbered. Hawkshead will always attract a premium so value about right.

    - Mr Kemp, August 2021

The property

Nestled in the attractive village of Hawkshead, in the heart of the Lake District National Park, is Betty's Mews.

This ground floor apartment rests within a beautiful whitewashed cottage, with scenic surroundings and a homely interior perfect for couples, friends and explorers.

The living room welcomes you with plush armchairs and wooden furnishings, combined with bright colour schemes to uplift your stay.

There is a lovely dining area and next door is the compact yet fully equipped kitchen.

The bedrooms comprise of a double and a single, served by an all-white, beautifully presented bathroom.

To the outside, you have the delights of a little suntrap within a courtyard garden, perfect for unwinding of an afternoon with bottle of wine.

Make plans with your loved ones to see all the attractions of the surrounding area.

Hawkshead enjoys traditional inns, tea rooms and gift shops.

Nearby are mountain bike trails and walking routes at Grizedale Forest, as well as the Go Ape adventure park with zip wires, all-terrain Segways and treetop climbs.

The kids will love the World of Beatrix Potter at Windermere and you also have the National Trust's Hill Top at Near Sawrey, with flourishing gardens and the beautiful collections of her work waiting to be admired.

Newby Bridge, Ambleside, and Bowness all provide lovely trips out, with Rydal Water, Loughrigg Fell and Great Langdale offering a plethora of stunning walks.

A well-deserved break in a spectacular region of England.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: This property does not accept any children under 5 years old

About the location


Ambleside 4 miles; Kendal 24 miles.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th century houses. There are many pleasant inns, teashops, guest houses and gift shops in the village, as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which houses an annually changing exhibition of the famous author’s illustrations and stories. The other famous Hawkshead enthusiast, William Wordsworth, attended the Old Grammar School in 1779-87, which still stands today, and you can visit the building where the Lakeland poet developed his love of the form, and even see the desk into which he scratched his name as a small boy! Newby Bridge is ten miles away and offers attractions such as the Aquarium of the Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises, sailing daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year.

Note: This property does not accept any children under 5 years old.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas