Cottages in Hawkshead
Hawkshead is possibly the prettiest village in the Lake District, a hotchpotch of narrow streets and historic houses, a real picture postcard.
If there is anywhere in the Lake District that perfectly captures the quintessential charm of Beatrix Potter’s celebrated stories, then it is Hawkshead. Beatrix Potter lived two miles away from the village and there is a museum in Hawkshead which celebrates all things Beatrix located in the property which once belonged to the local Solicitor, William Heelis, who later became Beatrix Potter’s husband.
The centre of Hawkshead is free from cars so it is quite possible to enjoy the beauty of the village without the intrusion of motor vehicles which all helps add to the atmosphere of times gone by. Uninterrupted by traffic, the village is quiet and peaceful. Wander freely and enjoy the beauty of the different architecture which spans several centuries. Whitewashed, slate roofed cottages cluster around pretty courtyards and cobbled streets with lovely local shops and galleries.
For those that love the great outdoors, Hawkshead is the perfect base from which to explore the wider environment of the Lake District National Park, beloved of hill walkers and with some of the most spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in the United Kingdom. And what better after a day's walking to return to Hawkshead and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the lovely pubs or restaurants before retreating to your cosy cottage.
From quaint cottages to rustic apartments, our friendly team can help you select your perfect country property in Hawkshead from our handpicked selection. Call them now on 0333 2020899 for advice and to make a booking.