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Sandy Wyke

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043080)

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

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  • “Despite serious misgivings about booking any property through Sykes after our experiences last December (we left the property early as one of our party tested positive for C-19 midweek and no-one was responding to either phone or email) the siren call of Hawkshead and Sandy Wyke drew us back.”

    The property is well placed, cosy, comfortable and warm. The kitchen is compact but as we don’t cook on holiday it is not an issue for us (good pubs in the village although not all serving food at the moment). This was our fifth stay at this property.

    The property is well placed, cosy, comfortable and warm. The kitchen is compact but as we don’t cook on holiday it is not an issue for us (good pubs in the village although not all serving food at the moment). This was our fifth stay at this property.

    - Mrs Broad, November 2021

The property

Regular visitors will know the characterful square in the centre of Hawkshead village, and this delightful area, much loved by photographers and artists, is the setting for Sandy Wyke Cottage . Here you can relax and enjoy the pleasures of village life just a short stroll to the pubs and cafes, local shopping for your everyday needs. With wonderful countryside all around, you can explore and ramble in the heart of Beatrix Potter country and there is hardly any need to use the car once you have settled in. Hawkshead makes a perfect setting for a holiday in any season. There are a number of good local places to eat and numerous, interesting local shops. Grizedale Forest is just up a nearby lane where you will find extensive walking and cycling trails and of course- a ramble to the beautiful Tarn Hows must not be missed. Accommodation: Front door leads into a welcoming lounge, neatly presented with wrought iron and tiles electric fire with feature surround (TV,Wi-Fi). Charmingly furnished throughout, with a compact attractive kitchen set to the right of the lounge. The dining table overlooks Hawkshead square. Stairs lead you up to two bedrooms, the first being a king with solid wood furnishings and co-ordinated decor and a view of the Hawkshead village and church. The second room is a twin with sash windows overlooking Hawkshead with latterbarrow in the background (the two rooms do also have an interconnecting door). Newly fitted family bathroom (shower over bath, WC,Basin) and a separate cloakroom (WC,basin). Outside: A parking permit is supplied for one car, and a quaint area at the front of the property provides a perfect place to take in the Hawkshead life right in the village centre.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, and sitting area with electric fire
  • Electric central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit parking for one car
  • Enclosed porch
  • One well-behaved dog allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking.Travel cot and high chair are unavailable to hire at this cottage

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.

Note: There is a £200 Good Housekeeping deposit payable with the final balance which will be refunded subsequent to departure

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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