Approached by private drive from the lakeside road, Hawkhow occupies an amazing site overlooking Ullswater. It stands in nearly four acres of secluded sloping woodland grounds, with Mossdale Beck cascading through the gardens creating the sound of falling water.
The well-loved house is full of many original features and the layout is such that most of the rooms have incredible views across the Lake to Place Fell beyond. The rooms are arranged around the large hallway with its imposing oak staircase, guarded at the foot by the Hawk of Hawkhow. The kitchen with four-oven Aga sits next to the dining room with a picture window looking straight out onto the Lake. You will never tire of the ever-changing view or the constant stream of visitors from birds, to rabbits, to red squirrels and even the odd deer! The spacious sitting room has a large open fire as well as a pool table, jigsaw table and a games table to keep you occupied. A smaller snug with wood burning stove provides additional space for those who want to escape somewhere quieter.
Upstairs there are five bedrooms sleeping ten (two Superking, one semi-SuperKing, two twins). The house is served by two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bath) as well as a separate shower room and downstairs cloakroom.
The property will be prepared ready for your arrival with freshly laundered bed linen and bath towels supplied for your stay. We have provided a selection of games and puzzles to keep you entertained inside (and the optional use of a TV and Xbox One) as well as books, maps and guides to help you plan your activities outside.
There is ample parking on-site.
Guests also have shared use of the extensive gardens and grounds, including the sauna. Please note that the garden is steep with drop-offs in places, it has a number of steps and paths that can be extremely slippery, as well as running water courses, ponds and bridges.
As well as having Ullswater on your doorstep for sailing, kayaking and wild swimming, there are a number of fabulous walks and bicycle rides that can be started from the house without ever needing to get into your car. Keen walkers can even start the climb to Helvellyn by walking up the garden to join recognised footpaths.
Glenridding is a beautiful 15 minute walk along the Lake and provides a number of cafes, pubs and shops as well as access to the famous Ullswater Steamers. A slightly longer walk along the Lake in the opposite direction will take you past Glencoyne Bay, the inspiration for William Wordsworth’s ‘Daffodils’ poem, to the popular Aira Force waterfall and trails maintained by the National Trust.
Wireless Broadband Internet
Pool & spa facilities
Shared Wood-fired sauna
Parking & facilities
Parking included . Shared Garden
Children welcome, Pets welcome, Parties not allowed . Smoking not allowed
Pool table, DVD-Player, Stereo system . TV (Antenna)
Kitchen & dining
Charcoal grill BBQ, Coffee machine, Dishwasher . Aga
Bathroom & laundry
Bed linen, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Towel-set . Washing machine
Heating & cooling
Central heating, Fireplace . Wood/Tiled stove
Internet & office
Wireless Broadband Internet
Carbon Monoxide Detector, First aid kit . Smoke Detector
Parties not allowed
Smoking not allowed
Check in: 04:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM
Hawkhow is located on the edge of Ullswater, half a mile from the village of Glenridding.
It is 12 miles from Penrith (Junction 40 of the M6) and 14 miles from Windermere (accessed from Junction 36 of the M6).
The nearest train stations are Penrith, Windermere or Oxenholme.
There is a bus stop at the bottom of the drive on route 508 between Penrith and Windermere.