Curlew Cottage Hawkshead

Welcome to Curlew Cottage!

This charming detached holiday cottage was built in the 1930s, and offers elegantly furnished, comfortable and spacious accommodation. It is situated on the outskirts of Hawkshead, one of the “prettiest villages” in the Lake District.

There are stunning views from the rear of the holiday cottage towards Latterbarrow and Claife Heights which can both be reached by walking directly from the cottage. From the side there is a lovely view of St Michael’s and All Angels Church in the heart of Hawkshead a few minutes walk away. From the front there are views across the fields to Hawkshead Hill.

St Michael and All Angels, Hawkshead, near holiday cottage
St Michael and All Angels, Hawkshead

The cottage provides a comfortable and well equipped base for a family or friends to stay, enjoy Hawkshead and the surrounding area with its many and varied local activities including:

  • Walking both locally and further afield, for example, the local beauty spot of Tarn Hows is a short drive or longer walk away and there is a beautiful level walk around the lake which has disabled access. For the more adventurous the high fells of the Langdales and Coniston are within easy driving distance.
Tarn Hows, Hawkshead, Lake District
Tarn Hows, near Hawkshead
  • Mountain biking in Grizedale Forest
  • Fishing in nearby Esthwaite Water
  • Visiting numerous local attractions such as Beatrix Potter’s house at Hill Top and Wray’s Castle
  • Enjoying the excellent food and drink offered by the village pubs, shops and tea rooms including the King’s Head, and the Queen’s Arms.
  • Visiting the local gift shops including the Beatrix Potter Gallery and the Hawkshead Clothing Company.

Hawkshead has a long history dating back to medieval times when it had an important wool market. Hawkshead Grammar School was established in the 16th century and later attended by William Wordsworth, the famous lake district poet. Wordsworth describes the buildings of Hawkshead in his poem “The Prelude”. Today, Hawkshead is a bustling village with plenty of  pubs, tearooms and shops including a Post Office. Hawkshead Co-op ideally situated in the main square.

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