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Hawkshead is still the same tiny village of higgledy-piggledy houses, archways, and squares beloved by William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter and is in the heart of the Lakes. It is close to Ambleside (6 miles), Bowness (10 miles by road but shorter by ferry), Windermere town (9miles) and Coniston (4 miles). Travelling North, take the Junction 36 exit onto the A591 to Ambleside. Follow signs to Coniston and Hawkshead and travel along the B5286. Travelling South, take the Junction 40 exit and take the A66 to Keswick, then the A591 and B5286 respectively.
Hawkshead is a small ancient village close to Esthwaite water, Windermere and Coniston. Hawkshead is regarded as the centre of Beatrix Potter country. Her former home is just outside the village and is open to visitors in the spring and summer months. Other visitors simply enjoy the wonderful scenery. Grizedale Forest, and fells such as Latterbarrow are close by, as well as a large number of lakes and tarns for which this area is so famous.
Although we anticipate that guests will have access to the house by 3pm on the day of arrival, we are happy to allow our guests to arrive much earlier, park in the grounds, go and become acquainted with the village and then return to meet with us at 3pm. As a car free village, our guests are pleased to be able to park at the B & B itself. We are two minutes from the centre of the village with its pubs and eateries where evening meals can be enjoyed.