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Syke Cottage

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042760)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

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  • Eileen Ann

    “A beautiful cottage, very comfortable and well equipped.”

    We had a very enjoyable stay and will hopefully be back in the future.

    We had a very enjoyable stay and will hopefully be back in the future.

    - Eileen Ann, February 2022


The property

Pretty as a picture this sympathetically renovated Lakeland Cottage will surely be the venue for many happy holidays. Syke Cottage is set on the south side of Hawkshead amid a small cluster of buildings on the road out of the village. It is only a few minutes level walk from the village centre where you will find excellent local shopping and a variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants. Parts of the cottage date from the early 18th century and it is known that Beatrix Potter's nurse once lived next door. The area offers many opportunities for walking in delightful scenery - Grizedale Forest is close by and has many miles of trails and cycle ways whilst Esthwaite Water offers opportunities for fishing in well stocked waters. Accommodation: Rear door in to the welcoming entrance area/utility where there is space to leave walking gear (feature stone fireplace with electric stove). Very attractive country kitchen featuring an Aga, stone flagged floor and Belfast sink. Separate dining room beautifully furnished with large table and antique pieces. Spacious lounge with beams and deep set windows looking out on to the garden, feature Lakeland stone fireplace with log burner, HD TV with basic sky package, DVD, free Wi-fi and spice cupboard dating back to 1702. Downstairs bathroom with bath with electric shower over, stone basin and wc. Upstairs there are three lovely bedrooms - two doubles and a twin, all with tasteful decor and soft furnishings ,and far reaching views. Family bathroom with bath, basin and wc. We are sure you'll love Syke Cottage with its welcoming feel and a high degree of holiday comfort including well thought out stylish furnishings and personal touches ; fitted carpets to most rooms; cosy heating and lovely views from most windows over fields and to Claife Heights beyond. Outside: Enclosed garden extending around two sides of the cottage, mainly lawn with patio area with table and chairs. Private parking for two cars. Hawkshead village centre approx 300 yards.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Entrance porch/utility with electric stove
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating, electric stove and woodburning stove
  • AGA and gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, HD TV with Sky, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed lawn and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

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: Logs for the woodburning stove are available to buy locally. Note: No children under the age of 5