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Kirrin Cottage in Hawkshead, Cumbria

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Kirrin Cottage description

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Kirrin Cottage is an end-terrace cottage near the centre of Hawkshead in the Lake District. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms which are made up of a double and a twin room. There is also a kitchen with a dining area and a woodburning stove and a sitting room with an open fire. Outside there is off road parking for one car, lockable bike storage and an enclosed patio garden with furniture. This special part of the Lake District will enchant everyone and this wonderful, cosy cottage will make your stay perfect.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Cars are banned from the village, leaving visitors free to wander the tiny alleyways, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th century houses. With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Electric heaters with electric underfloor heating on ground floor, woodburning stove and open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with FreeSat and built in DVD player, WiFi, Bluetooth Speaker. Bed linen and towels inc in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off-road parking for 1 car. Lockable bike storage. Enclosed patio with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: There are 3 steps leading into the kitchen from outside. Note: There is a private right of way through the patio for the adjacent cottage. Note: Located on country road (adopted tarmac road)


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Mr Wilson
March 2019
We spent a very enjoyable 3 nights at Kirrin Cottage.. The accommodation was perfect, everything you could want plus the benefit of a real fire. Hawkshead itself is a lovely village, with just the right amount of pubs, shops and places to eat. It also a great location for exploring the Lake District.
Mr West
February 2019
Kirrin Cottage is such a charming cottage on the edge of Hawkshead, just a few minutes walk into the village.. The cottage is extremely clean and has everything you need. We loved the log fire and underfloor heating, makes it such a cosy house. We are really looking forward to returning to Kirrin Cottage one day.
Mr Pinnock
December 2018
Lovely and warm cottage which was a tad bigger than expected.. Wonderful location, can thoroughly recommend walks to Tarn Hows, Wray Castle and Grizedale Forest plus the village of Hawkshead is small (which we loved) but has some nice shops and places to eat and drink plus a little co-op that stays open till late.
Mrs Storton
December 2018
Lovely cottage on a fantastic location which had everything we needed, it was very warm and comfortable..
Miss Hay
September 2018
We had a really lovely stay at Kirrin Cottage, it has been beautifully renovated and the kitchen is a dream! Location is excellent, the views are fabulous. We would stay here again without a second thought!
Mrs Spencer
August 2018
Lovely, comfortable, cottage, close to amenities and local attractions.. Had an enjoyable stay.
Ms Borrett
August 2018
On arrival, this cottage was presented as described on the website.. It was delightfully and stylishly refurbished which was what had attracted me to it, as well as only being a 5 minute walk to the village, perfect. Plenty of useful facilities, plus they had provided essentials such as dish washer tabs and tea towels. However, the entrance to the kitchen from the back door had a very distinctive smell of damp which was also apparent in the kitchen and on the stairs. I am aware it is an old cottage, but it was quite off putting as the kitchen and toilet roll had that limp feel, plus our bath towels and tea towels were not drying prior to the next use. We also used the washer which had a dryer facility (no line or pegs to hang out) which proved a waste of time. The drying cycle did not work well, so I hung the clothes on the airer I’d found, but the clothes did not fully dry as the air was damp. Very disappointing as we visited in August and felt the use of the log fire was unnecessary. The cottage was very clean but they had missed some attention to detail, such as a couple of light bulbs missing, a broken roman blind in the kitchen and hadn’t provided any matches to light the fire if we’d wanted to. You cannot reach the toilet quietly as you have to negotiate the incredibly squeaky floorboards, some might say this adds to the charm, we just found them annoying. The location of the cottage was idyllic looking over the fields, it was really pretty. Had it have not been for the damp, I would definitely stay there again, but sadly for us, it outweighed the presentation of the place.
Mrs Murton
July 2018
I was devastated to discover that we had lost our original booking due to non payment of the balance 6 weeks before our holiday.. Unbeknown to me my husband had a new debit card so Sykes could not collect the balance. I was very angry as they didnt contact me to let me know just cancelled the booking after a week. They had both of my phone numbers, email and home address. Had I not checked my Sykes app I would not have known. I've had no apology from Sykes to date and this would definitely make me think about using them again.
February 2018
We had a great weekend with the kids at Kirrin Cottage, they loved staying in a traditional cottage with a coal fire in the lounge and log burner in the kitchen. It was nice to stay in a traditional cottage with the benefit of underfloor heating and Wi-Fi. The underfloor heating came in handy for drying our clothes after our winter walks and they were dry in no time.The radiators in the bedrooms upstairs could be adjusted to our preferred setting which was great. In some cottages we have rented the bedroom radIators could not be adjusted which is not ideal. Kirrin Cottage is approx a 5 minute walk into Hawkshead and adjacent to the road leading up to Grizedale. The cottage was very clean and the rooms have been furnished and decorated well. It was great to have a private car parking space and not have to worry about parking. The bike store next to the private drive was ideal and we could off load the bikes straight into it when we arrived. We really enjoyed our stay and we would love to return.
February 2018
Kirrin cottage is in a brilliant location.. You can go on several picturesque walks straight from the front door and lots more within a short drive. The cottage itself Has plenty to offer. Good WiFi throughout and the underfloor heating was brilliant through the cold weather we had when there. Would have happily stayed another week!
January 2018
The location is amazing with lots of walks on your doorstep. Hawkshead Village is only a five minute walk away which has four pubs to choose from which all do good food with a friendly atmosphere.There is a park 300 yards away which has tennis courts, basketball, football and play areas for the children.The Cottage is beautifully furnished and well equipped with underfloor heating on the ground floor. We really enjoyed relaxing in the reading room taking in the views and relaxing after our walks.BT Sports and a DVD player is available in the lounge. There are two good sized double bedrooms with lovely views across the fells. It was great to have a private car parking space and secure lockable shed to store the bikes. We really enjoyed our stay at Kirrin Cottage and will definitely return again.
January 2018
Hair dryer would be nice
Mrs Smith
November 2017
Very nice cottage within easy reach of the village facilities, nice to have your own parking space for the car..
July 2017
Great cottage with fab views. Cottage was very clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed for a great holiday. Excellent location for travelling around the Lake District. Would definitely visit again.
July 2017
Very comfortable cottage in an excellent location..
Ms Kempton
June 2017
We enjoyed every minute of our holiday.. Cottage was great, lovely views, very clean and so comfortable. So glad we had a space for parking too. Would definitely book again.
May 2017
Kirrin Cottage is very comfortable and relaxing in a perfect location we would definitely stay again
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