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Betty's Mews

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

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  • Sleeps

    3

  • Bedrooms

    2

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Pets

    No

Reviews

    • “Cottage is very compact, and we might have struggled to dry walking gear if we had been there for a whole week. Otherwise, it had everything we needed. We are regular visitors to the Lakes, but this was the first time we had used Sykes to book our accommodation. We were impressed with the service.”

    Dr Seymour, Harrogate, October 2018

    • “Lovely accommodation and convenient location to walk into the village centre .”

    Mrs Killilea, London, September 2018

    • “The cottage was very comfortable, clean and well equipped - looked like it had been newly refurbished. Close to the village centre and lots of lovely walks from doorstep.”

    Mr Atherton, August 2018

    • “The parking space was very narrow for our Megan Estate car. The path from the parking space was very narrow- needlessly so - making it awkward to carry suit cases and bags round to front door. Minor point the side gate gets jammed closed.”

    Mr Young, Newquay, August 2018

    • “Betty's Mews was a delightful downstairs cottage apartment and ideal for two older (or younger) people. It was equipped to a high standard, spotless and very comfortable. All local amenities including shops and eating places were very close by and, although on the road, it was not noisy if the windows were closed. There was a little awareness of people in Betty's Loft, the apartment upstairs, but not enough to be annoying or intrusive. The private parking behind the property in King's Yard was useful but meant carrying cases round to the front down a narrow path. Not too good if a person was disabled. Really only very minor points for slight improvement - the cupboard door to the cleaning equipment was very hard to open and we thought it was locked for a couple of days! It took a strong wrist and some determination to get it open! There was no long mirror in the property and no mirror close to a power point for use of any electrical equipment such as a hair drier or heated brush/straighteners etc. These are minor points and did not detract from our enjoyment or satisfaction with the property. Hawkshead is a lovely village and although popular with tourists it had a friendly, local atmosphere. It was an excellent centre for visiting other parts of the Lakes by car or bus (20 miles to Keswick) and the nearby lake of Esthwaite Water as well as the larger lakes of Windemere and Coniston Water were easily accessible. Some good walks too especially to Tarn Hows some 2 to 3 miles away and to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's home a mile from Esthwaite Water. The information book provided was very useful for outings and for instructions for the use of equipment in the property. We can highly recommend this property and location.”

    Dr Smith, Derby, July 2018

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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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.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Lounge/diner.

Amenities

  • 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

Regional Information

HAWKSHEAD 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas