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How Beck

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043121)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Mark

    “The lodge and the photos online bear no resemblence to the exterior of the property.”


    The balcony seating area is badly in need of some cleaning. There was a pile of “dirt” on the outside table and the chairs were not usable until they had been cleaned and scrubbed by us. The bedding, towels etc were clean and fresh. However the overall cleanliness left a lot to be desired. The amount of dust, crumbs and cobwebs were not what we expected for the price that we paid. When we arrived the 1st thing my wife done was Joe down the full kitchen as there were crumbs etc and even some of the dishes still had food stuck to them. The dust in the glass on the extractor fan, I have left a message “dust me” on the top of it. This was supposed to be a break away for my wife, who is recovering from cancer and needs to ensure that everything is clean to avoid infections. The folding shower screen needs replaced as the seal at the bottom is torn away from the screen. This has resulted in “black” damp stains on the bath panel. There is a crack in the bottom of the toilet bowl in both toilets. The dust in the twin bedroom window, behind the curtain, beds and unit was really bad. The views from the lodge is fantastic and the cost of the lodge would easily be justified if the level of cleanliness was improved.

    - Mark, July 2022


  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2/3 cars next to lodge
  • Decked veranda with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Logs available to purchase locally


The property

How Beck is set on a small and exclusive development of 11 luxury lodges, only a stone's throw from the beautiful village of Hawkshead, right in the centre of the Lake District. Commanding an excellent position with stunning uninterupted view's across the fields onto Esthwaite Water, How Beck is a luxury retreat combining contemporary living with an ideal location. Relax in comfort and plan the next day out - will it be mountain biking around Grizedale's forest trails or a visit to nearby Beatrix Potters Hill Top home, a family taster day trout fishing on Esthwaite Water or a visit to Grasmere to see the famous Heaton Cooper art Gallery and National Trust Allan Bank - will it be taking out a Canadian canoe loaded with explorers and food on Coniston Water or a visit to Wordsworth's home at Dove Cottage, will it be tramping the lofty summits of Great Langdale or a visit to bustling Ambleside to check out the shops and have a leisurely lunch? Whatever you do, it will be a pleasure to return and relax in the contemporary and stylish surroundings of this thoughtfully designed and beautifully furnished lodge with uninterrupted lake views. If you curl up on the sofa in front of the log burner or enjoy the sun from the purpose built decking, this will be a holiday to remember.When the day is done, relax and enjoy the simple but luxurious bedrooms, let perfect peace induce deep sleep. When you awake restored why not draw back the curtains, sit up in bed and enjoy the view with the first cup of tea. Accommodation: Entrance through useful boot room with plenty of hanging space for outdoor gear, into the contemporary and well planned lounge/kitchen & dining space. This room has a wonderful feeling of space with full height windows and patio doors, between which the log burning stove sits, onto the decked veranda. Stylish lounge area with corner sofa (flatscreen TV/DVD, wireless broadband) to one side, and the kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area opposite. There are 3 bedrooms, the master has a double bed and a large fully tiled en-suite with walk in rain shower (shower, basin, wc & heated towel rail). One further double room and a twin bedded room share the use of the fully tiled family bathroom (bath with shower over, basin, wc & heated towel rail). All bedrooms are decorated in calming muted colours, with fitted carpets and built in wardrobes. How Beck is a perfect retreat for couples and families alike, it's stylish interior and modern day comforts make it an ideal holiday base in any season. Outside: Patio doors lead onto the spacious decked veranda with garden furniture and wonderful views over the fields onto Esthwaite water. Shared grounds and private parking for 2 to 3 cars next to the lodge. Hawkshead village is a 6 - 8 minute walk by road or 8 - 10 minutes by countryside footpath.

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

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About the location


Ambleside 5.1 miles; Kendal 17.4 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