This picturesque part of The Lake District, much loved by Beatrix Potter and where she made her home, offers guests a chance to relax and enjoy the peacefulness and charm of one of the prettiest parts of The National Park. There are gentle walks in the area - across the fields to Near Sawrey for a visit to Beatrix Potter's home at Hill Top, or over the little path opposite the cottage to the shores of Lake Windermere about half a mile distant.
The ferry across the lake takes you easily to Bowness and there are many opportunities for exploring the quiet byways on the western side of Lake Windermere either on foot or cycle and two good pubs within walking distance. To find out operating times and schedules please click here for more information. Rowan Cottage has all the ingredients of a good holiday. Hawkshead village, about two miles distant, has charming local shops, tea shops and good pubs, there are many trails to explore in Grizedale Forest and fishing on nearby Esthwaite Water.
Accommodation: Front door entrance into attractive sitting room (TV with satellite Freeview, DVD, video, CD/radio/cassette player, multi-fuel stove). Door through to the good sized, newly fitted and well-equipped dining kitchen. This light, comfortable area makes an ideal space for socializing whilst preparing meals. Enclosed rear porch ideal for storing wet weather gear. French windows opening onto the terrace and garden beyond.
The upstairs of the cottage is well planned with three bedrooms - a good sized double on the first floor with built-in furniture and washbasin and en-suite shower and wc. Also on the first floor is a modern family bathroom (bath, shower, basin and wc). On the second floor is a spacious twin room with fitted wardrobes and a pleasant single room.
The cottage has a good feeling of space, is well-equipped and comfortable for a holiday in any season. Fitted carpets throughout. Night storage heaters and off peak hot water with boost.
Outside: Sunny back garden has a pretty terrace with garden table, chairs and umbrella and a lovely view of fields and trees behind. Parking for two cars - one outside the front and one in a little access lane to the rear. Pub approx 5 mins walk, Hawkshead just less than 3 miles.
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.