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Yew Bank
Hawkshead, Cumbria, England

Maximum Number of Guests:10
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Check-in: Saturday
Minimum Stay: 1 week

 

Description:

Delightfully situated in secluded and peaceful surroundings, just a quarter of a mile from the heart of Hawkshead village, Yew Bank stands in almost 2 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland with superb views over Esthwaite Water towards Claife Heights, Latterbarrow and Kirkstone Pass. Dating from 1880 and adjoining another cottage, this stylish and spacious Lakeland residence is well furnished and equipped to provide very comfortable accommodation.

The house has associations with Beatrix Potter, who lived in nearby Sawrey, and is well known for her children's books featuring Peter Rabbit and his friends, but less well known as a successful Lakeland farmer and breeder of Herdwick sheep. The garden, enclosed by stone walling, has a patio, generous lawns and shrubs and a little bridge over a stream, making this a quiet retreat in a truly majestic location.

In nearby Hawkeshead, one of the Lake District's most attractive villages, there are narrow streets, whitewashed cottages and little alleyways and courtyards, as well as an excellent selection of shops, inns and restaurants. The old grammar school, famous for its former pupil William Wordsworth, is now a museum, and the Beatrix Potter Gallery (NT) can also be found here. On the doorstep is some of the Lake District's finest scenery.

Windermere is the largest lake in England, best appreciated by taking a boat trip from Bowness to Ambleside. Also within easy reach is beautiful Coniston Water with the village of Coniston (5 miles) nestling beneath the fells, and The Old Man of Coniston, rising majestically above. Overlooking the lake is the former home of another of Lakeland's famous inhabitants, the influential artist and writer, John Ruskin, which is now a museum commemorating his work. Pub ½ mile.

 

Cottage Details:
  • Ground Floor: Living room with large picture windows and open fire in antique surround. Dining-room. Small sitting-room. Modern fitted kitchen with breakfast bar.
  • Pitch pine stairs to second floor: Double bedroom with Lakeland views. Two twin-bedded rooms with views to the fells. Bathroom with shower cubicle. Shower room/W.C. Lower ground floor: Two bedrooms, each with large picture windows and views of garden; one double and one twin-bedded. Bathroom/W.C. with over-bath shower. Utility.
Amenities:
  • Parking
  • Shops ½ mile
  • Two TVs (one Satellite)
  • Two videos
  • Payphone
  • Auto washing machine/tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Two cots
  • High chair
  • Garden with furniture and stream (toddlers beware!)
  • Barbecue
Additional Details:
  • Electricity and full gas CH included
  • Open fire - logs included
  • Duvets with linen included

 

 

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formerly Four Seasons Villas
(about our name change)

Specializing in Vacation Villas & Apartments Since 1984.
PO Box 848
Marblehead, MA 01945
phone (800) 338-0474 or (781) 639-1
055
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