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The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria

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A warm welcome awaits you in a quiet rural setting, an easy 5-10 minute walk to the village
1 of 33A warm welcome awaits you in a quiet rural setting, an easy 5-10 minute walk to the village
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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
1 night minimum
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The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside is a semi detached cottage, with 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms. In a quiet location. 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. 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; ...The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside is a semi detached cottage, with 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms. In a quiet location. 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. 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 maximum 3 cars. 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 maximum. 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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Families are welcome, and some pets We do not allow hen or stag parties, this is a well presented and maintained cottage
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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Reviewed November 14, 2019

Very nice accommodation. Loads of character in the dining room and smaller reception. Gorgeous old oak panelling and a recessed court cupboard straight from the 17th century. Very cosy too. The milkman was so helpful and dropped off some logs for us with a couple...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Chris C
Cosmopolitan481013, VR Owner at The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful review of our much loved cottage; we are so pleased you found our much loved cottage welcoming. To read we are 'the best ever' is very rewarding. We hope you will contact us directly to stay with us again. We...More

Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

The cottage was located in a beautiful area. Hawkshead is a classic dreamy English village just amazing. It is just a 10 minute walk to the village. The cottage is semi detached. The kitchen had all mod cons . The property itself was too small...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Cosmopolitan481013, VR Owner at The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

So pleased you found the location and many things in the cottage to your satisfaction and we hope you enjoyed your stay. Over the last 12 years we have offered comfortable family accommodation, furnished to above average standards. We no longer subscribe to Visit England...More

Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

Just returned from a family celebration for my mum's 60th at the Old Farmhouse. We found the cottage to be in an ideal situation with lovely walks on the doorstep and only a short walk from Hawkshead. We were a group of 8 adults with...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Cosmopolitan481013, VR Owner at The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

So pleased you found the accommodation and equipment to your liking. The garden and private parking are a real bonus. Sorry about the cobwebs - spiders love the original oak beams. It was unfortunate that you saw fit to entertain extra guests in an additional...More

Reviewed July 14, 2019

Thanks to Brenda for allowing our party of family and friends from New York to experience the Lake District in its most historic and beautiful form. Surrounded by rolling hills, streams and mountains, we were able to share a lovely farmhouse home as a family...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Cosmopolitan481013, VR Owner at The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2019

Thank you for taking time to send in your review Such a pleasure to hear that you immersed yourselves in the history and tranquility of the area, whilst feeling at home in the Old Farmhouse. Brenda Mackey

Reviewed June 18, 2019

This is a delightful cottage within walking distance of the very pretty village of Hawkshead. The property has everything you need for a break in the beautiful Lakes. We had 3 generations plus a dog staying there for a few days & there was plenty...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Cosmopolitan481013, VR Owner at The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2019

Thank you for lovely review. We are so pleased everything was what you imagined. We would love to have you stay again

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Date of stay: December 2018
Cosmopolitan481013, VR Owner at The Old Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2019

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

We stayed hear for 5 nights over new year 2017 and we loved our time here. We were 2 families of 4 (with teenagers) and 2 dogs. The house is well situated so you can walk into Hawkshead or drive to lots of lovely walks...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank clbdolly
Management response:Responded January 10, 2018

Thank you for your positive review; so pleased you found cottage to your liking and enjoyed your stay. Hope you liked the new comfy sofas put in just before Christmas. We will take a look at netting the front fence and gate. Hope to hear...More

Reviewed October 22, 2017

The Old Farmhouse is a delightful traditional lakeland cottage that served our group of 8 (4 adults / 4 children) perfectly. The new extension to the side is lovely and has been done in a sympathetic way. The location is perfect, within an easy 10...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Chris W
Management response:Responded October 28, 2017

Thank you for giving us such a glowing review. So pleased you found the cottage perfect for your needs. Milkman leaves one pint on the first day together with a list of items he can provide. Some guests find this really useful - other just...More

Reviewed September 24, 2017

A very charming house in a beautiful location. 6 Adults, 2 dogs and plenty of space. After a long walk it was lovely to bbq in the garden and on other occasions take a short stroll into the picturesque village and eat in the various...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Paradise733220
Management response:Responded September 26, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay, including BBQ in the garden and many other local amenities - and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future

Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely week in this very comfortable and charming cottage. It's in a great location, just a short walk from Hawkshead village with a lovely selection of pubs and shops. Lots of great walks nearby too. The house is extremely well equipped with...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank karene568
Management response:Responded September 4, 2017

Great that you found our much loved cottage so attractive. Thank you for your lovely review. Hope to hear from you again

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Private Yard
Stove
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
South Lakeland is renowned for world-class cultural events and festivals. There are many cultural venues and family attractions including beautiful parks and gardens, art galleries, museums, theatres, exhibition centres catering for all tastes. There is also a vibrant arts scene in the Southern Lake District with plenty of opportunities for participation. The South Lakeland includes many lakes, such as Windermere, Bowness on Windermere, Grizedale Forest, Grasmere, Hawkshead and Coniston are all within a few miles of Hawkshead and Ambleside, offering visitors varied and interesting walks too numerous to mention here together with many cycle routes. Kendal is the nearest larger town providing all the shopping opportunities needed. There are National Trust properties in the area, togethe...
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.
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