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Kirrin Cottage

Hannakin near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 927498)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • 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/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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32 Customer Review(s)

  • Sharon

    “This is a beautiful cottage , fully equipped, and in an ideal location.”

    Our only issue was it is a cold cottage . We weren’t even sure the underfloor heating was working the first day . It warmed up a bit for the rest of the stay . Noticed a lot of guests have said the same thing .

    Our only issue was it is a cold cottage . We weren’t even sure the underfloor heating was working the first day . It warmed up a bit for the rest of the stay . Noticed a lot of guests have said the same thing .

    - Sharon, March 2022

    Thank you for your feedback, we can only apologise for the underfloor heating on the first day. We only switched it on when you arrived. It is set on a constant 21 degrees and we can see from our remote app that the temperature in the lounge was 21 degrees throughout your stay. All other rooms are controlled by electric radiators which the guests can control the temperature. Thank you for scoring the cottage a 94/100 it is greatly appreciated. Many thanks Property Owner

The property

Perfectly located, less than 10 mintues' walk from the centre of Hawkshead, with access to all the wonderful attractions of the Lake District, is Kirrin Cottage.

Overlooking a swathe of rolling green countryside and with the beautiful Ambleside and Coniston just a 15-minute drive away, this whitewashed cottage is ideal for a family holiday.

It offers a wonderful sitting room dressed in greys and reds, for a warm, country cottage feel.

The kitchen/diner displays a woodburning stove set in the inglenook - warming your feet as you tuck into a delicious home cooked meal.

The first floor plays host to a double bedroom with views across the fields towards Esthwaite, followed by a twin bedroom and a tiled family bathroom.

To the outside is an enclosed patio area, where you can relax away an afternoon with a refreshing drink in hand.

Stroll into Hawkshead and enjoy traditional inns, shops and tearooms.

Explore the many other local villages and lakes around you, pack up a picnic and take a boat cruise from Windermere to Bowness.

Grizedale Forest is on the doorstep, where you can try anything from gentle walks to mountain biking and swinging from trees.

The National Trust's Hill Top is the 17th century home of Beatrix Potter, where you can imagine Peter Rabbit in the vegetable patch.

Choose this enchanting base and get everyone together for a holiday to remember.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric heaters with electric underfloor heating on ground floor, woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with FreeSat and built in DVD player, WiFi, Bluetooth Speaker
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There are 3 steps leading into the kitchen from outside
  • Note: There is a private right of way through the patio for the adjacent cottage
  • Note: Located on country road (adopted tarmac road)

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: No direct access to garden from property, garden accessed via gate 5 yards from rear door, children to be supervised.