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Nurses Cottage

Hawkshead, Hawkshead/Coniston

Ref: 3039

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Changeover: Saturday


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.

Fuel tariff: April to end September £30 per week; October to end March £40 per week.

Note: Sorry no children under 5 years.  2 person price applies only when one bedroom is used.  May be able to access shared Wi-fi with Syke Cottage across courtyard but is intermittant.

Sorry no pets * non-smokers please * Wifi available * duvets/beds made up for arrival * towels provided * electric cooker * dishwasher * microwave * auto washer/dryer * fridge/freezer * gas central heating and hot water


  • Multiple Bathrooms
  • CD player
  • Sorry no pets
  • Fuel tariff
  • Outside Space
  • Parking
  • Town/Village
  • Quiet location
  • Character Features
  • Wi-Fi
  • Low occupancy tariff for 2
  • Walk to pub
  • Towels Inc
  • Non Smoking
  • Duvets/beds made up for arrival
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Electric hob
  • Electric fan oven
  • Gas central heating
  • Freeview/freesat
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Parking in lockable garage

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Property Reviews

Cottage was lovely could not have asked for anymore brilliant stayMr Wade
Lovely cottage,well situated in a beautiful village.The cottage was very well stocked with cutlery and chinaware .Would definitely return.Mr Howes
The property was of exceptional standard.Mrs Tate
Stunning property, I didn’t want to leave!Mrs Ryan
We were amazed just how beautiful the property was. It was just perfect!Mrs Wosika
The cottage was lovely. It was comfortable and had everything we needed during our week’s stay. In particular we really appreciated the pantry and back room where we could leave coats, boots etc. It’s position, a short walk from Hawkshead, was also brilliant.Mrs Owers
This has been the BEST Christmas I have had for a very long time. This is the perfect holiday from the perfect booking team. PERFECTMrs Tillett