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Fair Cop

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042813)

Tourist Board rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Jack

    “Very very comfortable with all the facilities we needed.”

    We would have liked more detailed instructions re the white goods.

    We would have liked more detailed instructions re the white goods. As advised parking was somewhat tight. However all the people staying in the adjoining properties worked together to ensure that everyone could get access and egress - with care. Location was ideal for visiting the Central Lakes.

    - Jack, May 2022


The property

Picture an imposing Victorian built former police station and court house just off the centre of Hawkshead village, bring in a creative architect to redesign the building and a local craftsman builder to complete the imaginative conversions and the end result is something a little bit unusual. Fair Cop is a delightful ground floor cottage for two, part of which has been made from the original police cells! Hawkshead village makes an excellent base for your Lakeland holiday in any season - the car free village centre with its character buildings, pretty shops, good pubs and places to eat is one of the best loved spots in the National Park. There are lovely walks from the door, and further afield Grizedale Forest and around Tarn Hows, plus plenty of opportunities for touring or relaxing throughout the area. Accommodation: Front door into entrance hall with room to hang your outdoor gear. The stylish sitting/dining room retains the original thick walls and vaulted brick ceilings enhanced by French windows and a multi-fuel burning stove (Smart TV with Freeview). Two open doorways lead through to the fitted kitchen. There is one bedroom with king-size bed and a bathroom (bath with shower over, basin and wc). Fair Cop is nicely presented with comfortable furnishings throughout and guests will enjoy being so close to the great inns and shops in the village. Gas central heating and hot water. Outside: French windows open onto the rear courtyard from where you can see beyond the village to the hills including Fairfield in the distance. Parking for one car in a named parking space. Short level walk to village centre approx 200 yards. Note: Sorry not suitable for children.


  • Property heating: Gas, other heating sources: Open Fire
  • 1 oven of type: electric
  • Hobs
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.06 miles
  • Pub within 0.06 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas