Situated on the road to Wray Castle, down a quiet country lane lies Hole House, a lovely traditional 17th century detached whitewashed cottage. Originally given to the National Trust by none other than Beatrix Potter, who is reported to have stayed here on several occasions, the cottage is now a haven to all who visit.
Straight from a picture perfect Lakeland postcard, the cottage sits in the middle of open farm land, overlooking Blelham Tarn and is reached by a short stone lane. The only other buildings nearby being farm storage buildings which are used infrequently.
A wonderful quiet & romantic location, the cottage is ideal for those looking to switch off from the outside world. Gentle pastimes such as bird watching and fishing, and footpaths run in five directions from near to the farm offering a myriad of pleasant low level walks.
For those looking to explore then the villages of Hawkshead, Coniston and Ambleside are just a short drive away.
In essence Hole House is a charming country cottage, perfect for couples, families and friends looking for a quiet Lakeland hideaway.
Traditional porch leading into the entrance hall way with plenty of space to store coats and boots when you're not out and about exploring. Off the hallway is the cosy sitting room (refurbished January 2018) with beamed ceiling, comfortable seating, wood burning stove, TV with DVD & CD player and Alexa. The perfect place to curl up with a good book.
Opposite the sitting room is the well-appointed kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, there's also a traditional back larder with large fridge/freezer and tumble dryer.
Upstairs there are three cosy bedrooms and the house bathroom.
Bedroom 1 - king size sleigh bed with en suite shower room.
Bedroom 2 - king size bed (or twin 2'6"single beds).
Bedroom 3 - twin single beds.
House bathroom with bath with electric shower over & W.C.
Gravelled and grassed areas surrounding the cottage including a beautiful terrace with comfortable garden furniture overlooking Blelham Tarn, offering superb panoramic views.
Electricity, heating by night storage heaters downstairs and oil fired heating upstairs, Wi-Fi, bed linen & initial logs for the fire
Available to hire
Towels, travel cot & high chair.
Parking 2-4 Cars
Please note that there is a private access lane to the cottage, whilst only short this lane is steep in parts and made up of loose gravel. The lane is passable by most cars with care except low suspension sports cars.
Public Transport 2 miles
Pub 500 2 miles
Shop 2 miles
The areas surrounding Lake Windermere are some of the most picturesque in the Lake District, picture perfect cottages, dreamy landscapes and quaint villages not to mention home to some of the ever popular Lake District hotspots. Loved by Beatrix Potter, it's not hard to fall in love with the village of Hawkshead and the surrounding hamlets of High Wray, Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey. Away from the crowds who gather at Hill Top, solace can be found on the shores of the nearby Esthwaite Water and Blenheim Tarn.
At the southern tip of Lake Windermere lies the quaint hamlet of Lakeside which as the name suggests enjoys open access to the lake shore. A favourite for families looking to explore, nearby attractions include the Aquarium of the Lakes, the Lakeland Motor Museum, the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway & Fell Foot Park.
About Hawkshead Windermere & Surrounding Area
The areas surrounding Lake Windermere are some of the most picturesque in the Lake District, picture perfect cottages, dreamy landscapes and quaint villages not to mention home to some of the ever popular Lake District hotspots. Loved by Beatrix Potter, it’s not hard to fall in love with the village of Hawkshead and the surrounding hamlets of High Wray, Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey. Away from the crowds who gather at Hill Top, solace can be found on the shores of the nearby Esthwaite Water and Blenheim Tarn.