0.7 miles from Hawkshead village and 5 miles from Ambleside
Proximity to several lakes: Windermere, Coniston Water, Tarn Hows and Esthwaite Water are less than 5 miles away; Grasmere and Rydal are less than 10miles away.
Estcote is a lovely, detached cottage with glorious views of Esthwaite Water and the Esthwaite valley, that is located just outside the charming village of Hawkshead in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria.
The cottage can accommodate a family of six and offers easy access to hikes right outside the door as well as the convenience of being just 0.7miles from one of the UK's prettiest villages.
Relax in front of the Smart TV and the shimmering flames of the woodburning stove in the beautifully appointed open-plan living area, which features plush sofas and inviting armchairs.
Continue to the newly renovated kitchen after relaxing for a bit, where contemporary units boast quartz worktops and a variety of integrated equipment; your laundry facilities are also located here for extra convenience.
Tuck into a scrumptious meal at the dining table while sipping a glass of wine. Why not retire to the snug after dinner and play board games - if you can drag yourself away from the stunning views on offer at the massive picture window!
When the sun sets, escape to one of the three luxurious bedrooms, each with its own unique feature wallpaper and matching blinds, and sink into the generously sized beds. One of these has a Kingsize bed and is located on the ground floor (with its own newly renovated en-suite shower room) tucked away for extra privacy. Upstairs, you'll discover super-king beds, each with lovely views of the spectacular surroundings and access to another fantastic and newly renovated shower room.
Outside, you'll find a lovely patio where you can relax on the outdoor furniture or step down to the lawns and have a picnic! Close by, in the lovely village of Hawkshead, you may visit one of numerous eateries, including the Queens Head tavern a, along with the Beatrix Potter Gallery, before sailing on or trekking around the nearby Esthwaite Water.
Drive to nearby Tarn Hows, Coniston Water or Windermere for some fantastic walks. Or do the easy hike to Latterbarrow which can be clearly seen from the property's kitchen steps, and wave to your friends back at Estcote.
Or why not simply drive over to Keswick for the day (20 miles away) and take in Lakes Grasmere, Thirlmere and Rydal en route before you do the rewarding Catbells hike with its stunning views of Skiddaw and Derwentwater.
For a fantastic holiday in the Lake District, look no further than Estcote.
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.