In the heart of picturesque Hawkshead, The Roost, a delightful cottage within a short walk of all village amenities. The open plan 3-bedroom 2-bathroom cottage sleeps up to 6 and welcomes pets. It’s an all-year all-round delight, ideal for families or small groups. Guests can explore the countryside, browse the shops and sample local cuisine in village pubs. In the evenings cosy up with a movie on the 48” TV in front of the fire, play a game of pool or enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets.
Delightful to visit during any season, The Roost is a home-away-from-home in the heart of Hawkshead in the Lake District. The stylish, beautifully decorated property is within walking distance of restaurants, pubs and independent shops. The lakes of Windermere, Coniston Water and Esthwaite Water with a variety of outdoor activities are also a short drive away.
The 3-bedroom detached property caters to families, couples and friends, plus, it’s pet friendly too. With plenty of space inside and outside, guests can enjoy lazy evenings on the sofa watching a movie, partake in a game of pool or fire up the barbecue in the private garden for alfresco dining.
First Floor – Living Room/Kitchen/Dining Area
The open plan living/kitchen area of The Roost is located upstairs on the first floor to achieve the best views of the village and surrounding countryside. With high ceilings, bespoke lighting and windows on three sides, it’s a wonderful place to relax on luxury leather sofas with a glass of wine while enjoying the views of the garden, church, village or hills - take your pick!
The spacious living room, decorated in warm tones with polished floors also benefits from a 48” smart TV with Netflix and Disney+ it’s perfect for a quiet night in after a busy day exploring the Lake District.
The adjoining state-of-the-art kitchen is spacious and bright with every cooking utensil you need to prepare breakfast, Sunday lunch or a tasty snack. It’s fully equipped with a kitchen stove and oven, microwave, fridge, toaster, grill and dishwasher, plus there’s also a blender for healthy morning smoothies and fresh juices.
The dining room is visible from the kitchen on the first floor and part of the open-plan layout. With seating for 8 people at a large table, a bench and a wood burning fireplace to keep the house warm and cosy during cooler winter months, it’s a great place for entertaining or planning your itinerary with a cup of fresh coffee or tapas style snacks and drinks.
Also on the first floor, a new luxury bathroom has been added, with toilet and freestanding bath. It’s ideal for a kid's bath time or for adults to relax and unwind after a busy day. This room also offers stunning views mountain views across the rooftops of Hawkshead.
Heading downstairs from the kitchen-dining area, the ground floor level of The Roost benefits from 3 bedrooms – a King, Queen and ‘Jack’, all served by a separate bathroom with walk-in shower and toilet.
The ‘King’ bedroom is spacious and carpeted with pastel artwork on the walls and dual aspect windows with views towards the church. Tastefully decorated, the room is minimalist by design, with clean lines, soft white linens and a comfortable armchair in the corner for reading or sketching. There’s a large wall-mounted TV for watching favourite movies in bed and plenty of space for clothing and storage.
The ‘Queen’ bedroom comes with a comfortable double bed and a delightful window seat with cushions where you can sit and reminisce on a memorable day or read a good book. This room is bright and airy with bespoke lighting.
The ‘Jack’ bedroom is great for kids, teens or friends travelling together. Equipped with two single beds, quirky art and a carpeted floor, it’s spacious, comfortable and suitable for all ages.
The downstairs separate bathroom caters to all rooms with a tiled walk-in shower for a refreshing, early morning boost.
Outdoors, in the attached garage, is a fun games room with pool table, sofa and bar stool seating area where everyone can get together and enjoy an evening of old-school entertainment away from the TV.
This room also doubles as a great remote work space, with a large desk, comfy office chair and HDMI connected monitor, you can escape the house for any Zoom meetings or hybrid working days.
The well-kept garden and south facing patio is enclosed by a low wall with a seating area made up of designer wooden garden furniture and grassy lawn for children or pets to play on. There’s also a BBQ, a mega Jenga and space for sunbathing on wooden steamer chairs and picnics when weather permits.
The Roost is perfectly positioned to discover the Lake District and everything it offers. Hawkshead village, a short stroll from the property, is a great starting point. Home to the Beatrix Potter Gallery, an array of independent shops, local pubs, cafes and restaurants, it’s easy to lose yourself while browsing or stopping to sample delicious food and local ales. The only ‘cat café’ in Cumbria resides in the village, where visitors can pop in for a pint and keep the owner’s rescue cats company for a while!
The English Lake District is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, with activities ranging from hiking and trekking to canyoning, caving, mountain biking, climbing, water sports and fishing, guests will never be stuck for things to do.
There are abundant forest trails, lakeside treks and pathways leading to cascading waterfalls which have existed for centuries. The famous Cumbrian Way begins on the shores of nearby Coniston Water and Grizedale Forest is a popular spot with nature lovers, hikers and mountain bikers from all over the country.
The quaint town of Ambleside is a mere 10-minute drive from The Roost at Hawkshead. Visit Stock Ghyll waterfall, take a cruise on the Lake Windermere and don’t leave without a trip to Old Bank House Chocolate Shop for some yummy treats.
Grasmere, a little further north is famous for its custom-made Lakeland perfumes and homemade gingerbread. Enjoy the latter with morning coffee overlooking the water, before making an inspirational stop at William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage at Rydal Mount.
If its local culture you seek, in nearby Coniston, the Ruskin Museum chronicles Coniston from the Stone Age to recent years. Complete your discovery of the area with a hike to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston to gain some truly spectacular 360-degree views
Wireless Broadband Internet
The Roost and garden sit under the beautiful St Michaels
The front of The Roost
Outdoor seating with views of the church and countryside
View of the village, church and The Roost
The Roost from the Church garden
Open plan living space
Pool table, Deck chairs and TV (Antenna)
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome and Smoking not allowed
Kitchen & dining
Charcoal grill BBQ, Blender, Child's high chair, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster and Vacuum cleaner
Parking & facilities
Private Garden, Parking available and Parking included
Internet & office
Wireless Broadband Internet
Heating & cooling
Central heating, Fireplace, Heating available and Wood/Tiled stove
Bathroom & laundry
Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Bathtub, Washbasin and Bed linen
Credit cards accepted
Smoking not allowed
Check in: 05:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM