Hawkshead cottages

Hawkshead cottagesHawkshead is situated halfway between the lakes of Windermere and Coniston Water near the northern edge of Esthwaite Water. It lies amidst a landscape of undulating farmland, mixed woodlands and small tarns interspersed with traditional Lakeland farmhouses. The traffic free village’s narrow cobbled streets, squares, and courtyards are lined with whitewashed cottages giving it a sense of intimacy rarely found elsewhere in the Lake District. The tranquil lake of Esthwaite Water is fringed by lush meadows and overlooked by the wooded slopes of Grizedale and Claife Heights. At its southern end lie the twin villages of Far and Near Sawrey. Here is Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s house, where she wrote and illustrated several of her famous books.

Walking in the area

From your doorstep: Black Fell, Tarn Hows, Latterbarrow, Grizedale Forest. A few miles away: Coniston Old Man, Holme Fell, Langedale Pikes, Fairfield Horseshoe. Further afield: Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell.

Hawkshead cottages
Shepherds Cottage Hawkshead Check availability Shepherd's Cottage, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £496809 per week * Ref: CC4006
Pets allowed: * Short breaks available:


Shepherd’s Cottage is a single-storey, semi-detached barn conversion cottage with a private hot tub and is situated on a working livestock farm, just under a mile from the picturesque village of Hawkshead and six miles from Ambl...