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Nurses Cottage

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042690)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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


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15 Customer Review(s)

  • Henk

    “Exquisite, tastefully decorated, clean cottage, Great attention to detail, kitchen very well equipped.”

    Excellent location for exploring the lake district and within walking distance of village with pubs and shops. We rented the cottage for the fourth time and hopefully we will return.

    - Henk, October 2021


The property

Aptly named by Beatrix Potter - the 'nurse' was employed by Beatrix to care for her mother as well as tend to the needs of the villagers around Hawkshead. The cottage is situated some five minutes walk from Hawkshead village centre - its tea rooms, local shops and pubs offer every amenity and convenience. Superb walks and bike trails abound in nearby Grizedale Forest, Esthwaite Water, Claife Heights and Tarn Hows. 'Go Ape' in Grizedale is a highly memorable adventure. Dating back to 1702 this is a truly authentic cottage of the period and whilst completely newly refurbished to the highest possible standard, it still retains the original features - oak panelling, beams and the original dated court cupboard. Accommodation: A great deal of thought has been given to the colours and co-ordinated fabrics which are complemented by the comfort and warmth and amenities. Entrance hall with original Westmorland panelling and court cupboard - to the left a dining room with antiques and subdued lighting for that special evening meal. To the right a comfortable sitting room (flat screen TV, electric fire, video and music centre, books, games and videos) - 19th century antiques and spice cupboard. The newly fitted modern breakfast kitchen has everything you will need and accesses the spacious cottage garden with patio - perfect for alfresco eating. Period walk-in larder and utiliy area for drying, and storage of outdoor gear. Upstairs there is a square landing accessing the two bedrooms - one double and one twin - and two bathrooms. Outside: Integral garage for up to two cars parked in tandem. Garden as described above. Shops and dining in Hawkshead village half a mile. May be able to access shared Wi-fi with Syke Cottage across courtyard but is intermittant.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD player, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garage for two cars
  • Garden with patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: Sorry, no children under five.

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.