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Self-Catering Hawkshead

Kirrin Cottage in Hawkshead, Cumbria

From: €446 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Kirrin Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
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)

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • 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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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Phillips
October 2020
Another wonderful stay at Kirrin cottage.. We’ll be booking again for next year.
September 2020
We've just spent 5 nights at Kirrin Cottage and it was a lovely stay. Lovely modern cottage with all the essentials. The bed was really comfy, plenty of storage, a lovely clean bathroom and a really cosy living room downstairs with log burner. Hawkeshead is a 10 min walk and has a co-op, 4 pubs to choose from and plenty of cafes! This is a great central point for lots of walks and exploring the lake district. The only issue we had was drying walking boots! Clothes etc dried fine on the airer or tumble dryer, but obviously walking boots can't go in there and the fire and under floor heating weren't enough to dry our soaked boots! We couldn't adjust the radiators and they only came on when the temp dropped below 20 degrees which didn't happen often so it wasn't enough to dry them. That's my only downside though, the rest was perfect :) would 100% recommend for an escape to the Lake District.
September 2020
Quaint cottage tastefully decorated.. Only a 5 minute stroll into the lovely village of Hawkshead and only a short drive to Ambleside, Bowness and Windermere. Would highly recommend a stay there
Mrs Pearce, September 2020
November 2019
The kitchen is perfect for a relaxing family meal.. The lounge area perfect for reading and resting. Beds so comfortable and bathroom really modern and clean. So lovely warm and relaxing
Ms Parish, November 2019
October 2019
Village setting was amazing and everything else was a good driving distance away.. Kids loved their ‘holiday cottage’!
Mr Pragnell, October 2019
August 2019
Kirrin Cottage was beautiful, well equipped and was an excellent base for our holiday around the lakes.. Beds were comfy, everything was clean and well thought out.
Mrs Betts, August 2019
August 2019
Fantastic cottage perfectly located for activities, great pubs and amazing walks! So good this is our second visit!
Ms Sapp, August 2019
July 2019
Lovely spot.. Lots of good walks material and guides. Only complaint is that wi fi was patchy and at times inaccessible. Nonetheless, super little cottage.
Mr Harris, July 2019
June 2019
A nice lake district cottage.. The cottage was in a very good location for the lakes and a good base from which to explore. Found having the underfloor heating kept the cottage warm, especially on the cold days. Really liked the cosy reading area and the lovely country views from the cottage. There was lots of information in the cottage for days out and local walks which was helpful. Any issues were delt with quickly, such as replacing lightbulbs in the cottage that we noticed had gone on arrival.
Mr Hunn, June 2019
May 2019
Nice clean quiet cottage.. Would have benefited from an information pack re petrol stations, doctors, walks ,car parking . Whilst available on internet it shows a little more thought for customer
Mr Back, May 2019r
April 2019
We would have stayed all summer if we could.. The only improvement I would suggest is to have some basics in the cupboard - salt, pepper, bin liners etc. But it gave us an excuse to wander into the village in any case. Lovely cottage just as advertised.
Mr Dixon, April 2019
April 2019
The cottage was lovely and in a very good position.. The village is acceptional with lots of places to eat and drink, nice shops to browse. Lots of walking and cycling with good quality paths. A little away from the very busy areas which suited us, however not far should you want to visit Windermere and Ambleside. We went during cold weather and had a slight issue with the heating, however there is an open fire to keep you cosy.
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 Wilson, March 2019
March 2019
Lovely cosy, but spacious cottage with open fire and great views across fields of lambs! Perfect location for a short stroll into Hawkshead, and as a base for further exploring. Would highly recommend!
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
Ms Kempton, June 2017
May 2017
A great holiday cottage a lovely place to come back to after a busy day around the lakes or just to sit quietly and relax in the beautifully decorated and furnished rooms!
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