Nestled in the grounds overlooking Ullswater and surrounded by stunning scenery, Hawkhow Estate is an idyllic rural escape and an ideal base for exploring the wonders of the Lake District. Both the main house and the recently refurbished cottage provide luxurious holiday accommodation that can be rented either separately or together. With the reintroduction of a hydroelectric scheme and fresh water filtration system, the beck cascading through the estate provides a sustainable source of energy and water to the properties. This helps to minimise our impact on the environment and provides you with a slice of eco-friendly paradise!
Hawkhow was built in the 1920s in the Arts and Crafts style of the time and still retains many of its original features. It was commissioned by a shipping magnate from the North East of England as a family holiday home and the interiors have been designed to maintain the comfortable home-from-home feel. Hawkhow provides ample living and sleeping accommodation for ten guests and with its uninterrupted views over the Lake, it is the perfect place to unwind and escape from the stresses of modern life.
Hawkhow Cottage was originally designed to house the large battery required for storing electricity generated by a pioneering hydroelectric scheme as well as providing accommodation for staff serving in the main house. The cottage now compromises four bedrooms (sleeping seven comfortably or eight cosily!), two bathrooms and a traditional Aga-warmed kitchen, and the glass and oak-frame extension provides a large living room with log burning stove and a galleried dining area.
The estate's extensive gardens and grounds are available for you to share. Sit and enjoy the ever-changing view of the Lake or wander along the many paths to explore the local flora and fauna, maybe even spotting the resident red squirrels. Relax in the wood-fired sauna and cool off in the fresh water plunge pool if you are feeling brave! There are barbecue areas behind the cottage and within the formal garden as well as a wild woodland area with firepit for an informal evening under the stars. And if the weather is inclement, the gardens and views can still be enjoyed from the comfort of the Glass House. For keen walkers, footpaths to Glenridding Dodd, Sheffield Pike, Aira Force and even Helvellyn can be accessed directly from the grounds.