$281 / night
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The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria – Home 1454639 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria – Home 1454639

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 23 reviews

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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside with 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms. 40" Smart tv The Old Farmhouse has been sympathetically altered to increase and enhance the reception rooms creating a new lounge with log burner and spacious dining room. Also an extra(4th) bedroom and(3rd) shower room. The photos improved and new 360 degree tour available. All work has been carried out to an exceptionally high standard. Step back in time when you stay at this beautiful traditional Lakeland cottage. Built in the 17th century, The Old Farmhouse combines the charm and character of an historic home with all the modern luxuries you need for the perfect holiday. The Old Farmhouse has a wealth of modern conveniences including a contemporary bathroom, a 40" Smart tv, plus 26" tv in snug, DVD player; free Wi-Fi throughout the cottage. The perfect base for exploring the Southern Lake District, The Old Farmhouse is located just a short 15 minute walk (3 fields or by road) from the stunning village of Hawkshead, which has connections to Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Lakeland favourites such as Coniston, Grasmere, Grizedale, and Ambleside are within easy reach by car, cycle, or bus, and you can travel by car ferry to Windermere and Bowness. Activities in the local area include walking, golf, fishing, cycling, canoeing and sailing.The Old Farmhouse is suitable for up to eight guests in 4 bedrooms. It has two double bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, a small twin room with two 2'6" single beds, and 4th bedroom with a 5' bed. There is one family bathroom plus one ensuite shower room and a spacious new shower/utility room. There is off road parking for three cars. The private secluded garden is across the farm track, with seating for alfresco dining and a barbecue. Electricity and central heating, linen and towels are included. First basket of logs provided. There are several eating places in the village; or have food delivered to your door. Walks from the door. Grizedale Forest close by. Coniston Water and Ruskin's house by car or cycle. Ambleside 4 miles through beautiful wooded scenery.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 4: Queen Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Wet room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Walks from the cottage across to Skelwith Bridge, Latterbarrow, Tarn Hows, Coniston, Wray Castle, Grizedale Forest, Ambleside. And to fells Steam train from Lakeside to Haverthwaite Buses run from the village to Ambleside, Kendal, Grasmere and Coniston. Car ferry across to Bowness and Winderemere - on to Kendal and M6 Boats from Waterhead Ambleside to Wray Castle, Brockhole Visitor Centre, and Bowness.

Interaction with guest

You can choose payment through this website or directly through me. Direct payments receive my personal name, Email address, telephone numbers, and address when you decide to book. During your stay our wonderful team of Adam and Michelle will be on hand should you have any problems - telephone numbers provided. The cot is a travel cot, needing large undersheet - (Mothercare not big enough) If you need help with planning activities or walks we are happy to provide suggestions.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Damage deposit: ($186.76) £150.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

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House rules

Families are welcome, and some pets

We do not allow hen or stag parties, this is a well presented and maintained cottage


About the owner

Brenda M.
Average reply time:
1 hour 19 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
09 Jul 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


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Guest reviews

23 reviews

Very Good

“An amazing relaxing homely retreat”

Reviewed 4 Jan 2019

THe Old Farmhouse Hawkshead has everything you could want for a destressing experience post Christmas. We were met with an amazing hamper of local produces alongside bottles of wine after our long journey north. The cottage is instantly welcoming , warm clean and with the most amazing views.A romp across a field and you have the magical village to explore, a friendly centre with a selection of shops cafes and homely pubs all serving excellent food. Walks galore from the front door, an extensive list of things to do and that inviting feel to return to at the end of a hard day tramping the fells. A perfect stay in every way and one all are keen to return too.

Response from the owner So pleased you were delighted with our much loved cottage Thank you for taking the time to post a review I hope to hear from you for future holidays Best wishes Brenda Mackey


Reviewed 21 Aug 2016

We had a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage. The owners have thought of everything to make it a true home from home. The location is perfect in an idyllic countryside setting but within easy reach of Hawkshead village. A perfect base from which to tour the Lakes.

Response from the owner So pleased you had a great time and enjoyed our cottage. Hope to see you again. Thanks for posting your review

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