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Kirkstone Cottage

Outgate near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 998245)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Review(s)

  • Christine

    “We had an enjoyable week, in this lovely comfortable well equipped cottage, bed was extremely comfy.”

    - Christine, February 2022

The property

Hawkshead 1.4 miles.

Situated near the bustling village of Hawkshead in Cumbria, is this lovely romantic cottage.

Kirkstone Cottage is ideal for couples looking for a remote countryside break, with easy access into the Lake District National Park.

The ground floor offers a welcoming sitting room with a lovely woodburning stove to keep you warm of a chilly evening.

The open-plan kitchen and dining area is well-equipped with modern appliances on-hand to help you cook up a romantic meal.

The first floor has a king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room, with lovely views across the countryside and nearby village.

The many delights of the Lake District National Park are close by, including Windermere, the National Trust's Hill Top, Wordsworth's Dove Cottage and The World of Beatrix Potter.

Or venture towards Esthwaite Water for stunning lakeside views, Latterbarrow to discover a historic site, or The Fitzwilliam Gallery, an art gallery and museum for a wealth of history.

This is an ideal base for a relaxing holiday at any time of the year.


  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, toaster, kettle, freezer, Coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Fuel, Power and Fire Starter Pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Wifi
  • Freeview, BluRay player, Bose Bluetooth Speaker, Books and Games, Off-road parking is available for two cars
  • Small patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Nearest Shop 1.4 miles and pub 0.3 Miles.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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