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Kirrin Cottage

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

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    • ““Warm cosy cottage in an ideal location””
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    • “We had a great weekend with the kids at Kirrin Cottage, they loved staying in a traditional cottage with a coal fire in the lounge and log burner in the kitchen. It was nice to stay in a traditional cottage with the benefit of underfloor heating and Wi-Fi. The underfloor heating came in handy for drying our clothes after our winter walks and they were dry in no time.The radiators in the bedrooms upstairs could be adjusted to our preferred setting which was great. In some cottages we have rented the bedroom radIators could not be adjusted which is not ideal. Kirrin Cottage is approx a 5 minute walk into Hawkshead and adjacent to the road leading up to Grizedale. The cottage was very clean and the rooms have been furnished and decorated well. It was great to have a private car parking space and not have to worry about parking. The bike store next to the private drive was ideal and we could off load the bikes straight into it when we arrived. We really enjoyed our stay and we would love to return.”

    Tripsrus2018, Manchester, United Kingdom, February 2018

    • “Lovely Cosy Cottage”
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    • “The location is amazing with lots of walks on your doorstep. Hawkshead Village is only a five minute walk away which has four pubs to choose from which all do good food with a friendly atmosphere.There is a park 300 yards away which has tennis courts, basketball, football and play areas for the children.The Cottage is beautifully furnished and well equipped with underfloor heating on the ground floor. We really enjoyed relaxing in the reading room taking in the views and relaxing after our walks.BT Sports and a DVD player is available in the lounge. There are two good sized double bedrooms with lovely views across the fells. It was great to have a private car parking space and secure lockable shed to store the bikes. We really enjoyed our stay at Kirrin Cottage and will definitely return again.”

    Explorer205, Manchester, United Kingdom, January 2018

    • “Enjoyed every minute”
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    • “Great cottage with fab views. Cottage was very clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed for a great holiday. Excellent location for travelling around the Lake District. Would definitely visit again.”

    Lilliank126, Lisburn, United Kingdom, July 2017

    • “Excellent”
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    • “Kirrin Cottage is very comfortable and relaxing in a perfect location we would definitely stay again”

    Evitatom, Bolton, United Kingdom, May 2017

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    • “Lovely cottage on a fantastic location which had everything we needed, it was very warm and comfortable.”

    Mrs Storton, IPSWICH, December 2018

    • “Lovely and warm cottage which was a tad bigger than expected. Wonderful location, can thoroughly recommend walks to Tarn Hows, Wray Castle and Grizedale Forest plus the village of Hawkshead is small (which we loved) but has some nice shops and places to eat and drink plus a little co-op that stays open till late.”

    Mr Pinnock, December 2018

    • “We had a really lovely stay at Kirrin Cottage, it has been beautifully renovated and the kitchen is a dream! Location is excellent, the views are fabulous. We would stay here again without a second thought!”

    Miss Hay, Colchester, September 2018

    • “Lovely, comfortable, cottage, close to amenities and local attractions. Had an enjoyable stay.”

    Mrs Spencer, Doncaster, August 2018

    • “Kirrin cottage is in a brilliant location. You can go on several picturesque walks straight from the front door and lots more within a short drive. The cottage itself Has plenty to offer. Good WiFi throughout and the underfloor heating was brilliant through the cold weather we had when there. Would have happily stayed another week!”

    Lynch, Manchester, February 2018

    • “Hair dryer would be nice”

    Ms Andrew, Stevenage, December 2017

    • “Very nice cottage within easy reach of the village facilities, nice to have your own parking space for the car.”

    Mrs Smith, Brighton, November 2017

    • “Very comfortable cottage in an excellent location.”

    Mr Budleigh, July 2017

    • “We enjoyed every minute of our holiday. Cottage was great, lovely views, very clean and so comfortable. So glad we had a space for parking too. Would definitely book again.”

    Ms Kempton, Lisburn, June 2017

    • “On arrival, this cottage was presented as described on the website. It was delightfully and stylishly refurbished which was what had attracted me to it, as well as only being a 5 minute walk to the village, perfect. Plenty of useful facilities, plus they had provided essentials such as dish washer tabs and tea towels. However, the entrance to the kitchen from the back door had a very distinctive smell of damp which was also apparent in the kitchen and on the stairs. I am aware it is an old cottage, but it was quite off putting as the kitchen and toilet roll had that limp feel, plus our bath towels and tea towels were not drying prior to the next use. We also used the washer which had a dryer facility (no line or pegs to hang out) which proved a waste of time. The drying cycle did not work well, so I hung the clothes on the airer I’d found, but the clothes did not fully dry as the air was damp. Very disappointing as we visited in August and felt the use of the log fire was unnecessary. The cottage was very clean but they had missed some attention to detail, such as a couple of light bulbs missing, a broken roman blind in the kitchen and hadn’t provided any matches to light the fire if we’d wanted to. You cannot reach the toilet quietly as you have to negotiate the incredibly squeaky floorboards, some might say this adds to the charm, we just found them annoying. The location of the cottage was idyllic looking over the fields, it was really pretty. Had it have not been for the damp, I would definitely stay there again, but sadly for us, it outweighed the presentation of the place.”

    Ms Borrett, Derby, August 2018

    • “I was devastated to discover that we had lost our original booking due to non payment of the balance 6 weeks before our holiday. Unbeknown to me my husband had a new debit card so Sykes could not collect the balance. I was very angry as they didnt contact me to let me know just cancelled the booking after a week. They had both of my phone numbers, email and home address. Had I not checked my Sykes app I would not have known. I've had no apology from Sykes to date and this would definitely make me think about using them again.”

    Mrs Murton, Ipswich, July 2018

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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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 BT Sport with built in DVD player, WiFi, Bluetooth Speaker
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc in rent
  • 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)

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
  • Christmas