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Fantastic Hawkshead hideaway
Fantastic Hawkshead hideaway
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

My place is 10 minutes walk into to Hawkshead village and a great starting point for fabulous walks. You’ll love my house because of the views and the peace and quiet.

The space

The guest bedroom is west facing and is in the 17th century, older, part of the house. The room is a double (c3m x 3m), with original feature fireplace and door fittings. There are shared (with the owner) bathroom facilities with a shower over bath. I have White Company bed linen and towels and complimentary toileteries.
The room TV has a Netflix subscription.

There's an informal and relaxed style at the house, I'd like guests to feel like they're staying with friends!
I don't have a long set of rules - please don't smoke in the house pretty much covers it.

I'd prefer guests to check in between 4pm and 6pm and check out between 10.30am and midday, but am prepared to make exceptions if circumstances dictate.
There's room to park a vehicle at the front of the house.

Guest access

Breakfast is included in the room rate and is served in the dining room.
The garden faces south and is a super place to sit out on a summer's day.

Interaction with guests

I'm around most of the time to offer help and advice if needed. Here are some suggestions.....
Things to do

There are many, comprehensive guides to the local area and the Lakes and specialist guides for activities and interests.
Cumbria Tourism's (URL HIDDEN) website is a good place to start.

My own favourite walks, events, activities and places include;

Walks - on Claife Heights, this wooded ridge between Hawkshead and Windermere offers good, quiet, unchallenging walking all year and is rewarde by views of Windermere and Ambleside, especially from the sunmmit of Latterbarrow.
In the woods above the house - these National Trust owned woods are gorgeous at any time of year, but in the spring are carpeted with bluebells. They are home to extensive wildlife, it's not uncommon to see deer, buzzards and jays and to hear cuckoos.
Esthwaite Water is a privately owned fishery but does welcome visitors on a lakeside walk and to take out small boats for fishing or viewing the birdlife. At the time of writing (2016) ospreys have nested, and reared chicks at Esthwaite for each of the past 5 years. (URL HIDDEN)
Tarn Hows is a pretty, tree fringed tarn, with National Trust carpark around 10 minutes drive from Green End. (URL HIDDEN)
The Langdales, Coniston, Ambleside, Rydal and Grasmere are all within 20 minutes drive from Hawkshead.
Grizedale Forest is a magnet for wildlife and art lovers and thrill seekers alike featuring red kites, sculpture trails, zip wire adventures and daredevil mountain biking routes. (URL HIDDEN)

Galleries and museums - the Beatrix Potter gallery is in Hawkshead village and her home, Hill Top is in nearby Sawrey. The National Trust manage both of these properties. (URL HIDDEN)
John Ruskin's home at Brantwood (URL HIDDEN) is sited on the shore of Coniston and William Wordsworth's Dove Cottage is at Grasmere. (URL HIDDEN)

Sports events and agricultural shows
Green End House is a great base if you're competing in (or spectating) at the host of sporting events held locally including the Great North Swim (URL HIDDEN) the Hawkshead trail run (URL HIDDEN) Brathay marathon (URL HIDDEN) and myriad cycle and triathlon races.
Hawkshead hosts it's own agricultural show in August (URL HIDDEN) the sports events at Grasmere (URL HIDDEN) and Ambleside (URL HIDDEN) are well worth attending too.

I love my food and drink and will happily point you in the direction of all sorts of treats from cafes and restaurants to pubs and breweries.

My current favourites are the Drunken Duck at Barngates (dining pub and brewey) (URL HIDDEN) Chesters by the River (URL HIDDEN) Lake Road Kitchen (URL HIDDEN) Old Stamp House (URL HIDDEN) The Samling (URL HIDDEN) Forest Side (URL HIDDEN) and on and on and on....Cumbria is wonderful for foodies!

Other things to note

I’m Paul and I don’t bite, (neither does Lola the Pomeranian by the way) and this is my home. I really want your stay to be memorable and I’m happy to help out if I’m able. I’m genuinely approachable so if you have a question or query or if you just want to tell someone about your wonderful day then I’m your man.
I let 1 other room in the house so there may be other visitors hee during your stay.
In an emergency or you need some help,’ve missed the last bus to Hawkshead, give me a call on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), I’ll do what I can.
Finally – if I do get anything wrong, please do give me the chance to put it right, both for your benefit and for future guests. If it’s all great then please tell me too and put it in your review!

Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $210 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

11 Reviews

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Jon User Profile
November 2017
Traveling with your dog isn’t always the easiest of things to plan for. However things couldn’t have been simpler with this stay. Paul’s home is conveniently located in the heart of The Lake District, within a short walking distance of the local village. We were greeted by two very friendly dogs, along with Paul, who went out of his way numerous times to ensure we were comfortable and that our needs were met. There are plenty of places to eat within the village that are also dog friendly. Our room was spacious, warm and very comfortable, with a bed that you won’t want to leave in the morning. There’s a relaxing lounge with a well stocked wood burner so there’s plenty of motivation to not lock yourself away in your bedroom. Paul was very flexible, assisting with a lift into Windermere as well as laying on an epic breakfast. With our bellies full, there was no fell (hill/mountain) that we didn’t feel we could summit! We’d definitely recommend a stay here and wouldn’t hesitate to return in future. Thanks again Paul for making our stay more memorable!

Luke User Profile
October 2017
Paul was a fantastic host, lovely breakfast, quick communication and some great local tips. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. Luke and Josie x

Lauren User Profile
September 2017
This is a great place to stay in walking distance of Hawkshead village. Paul and Lola were very welcoming (coming to find us when we got lost). The house was lovely and cosy with a beautiful view which you can admire while eating a fantastic breakfast. Paul was very helpful and recommended a great local walk with a trip on the lake at Coniston which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Peter User Profile
September 2017
Paul is a great host, meeting you at the gate and welcoming you into his lovely historic home which has gorgeous views across the green fields. He cooks a most stunning breakfast. Calstock is tiny with surrounding footpaths through the fields in all directions. Calstock itself has an old history with an interesting Quaker church and graveyard. Pauls AirBNB is Quiet and peaceful with just a short walk to the very pretty village of Hawkshead, which has several superb pubs for dinner. Paul's garden is lovely, with bird life encouraged. Very nice large, clean, room with most comfy bed in a very large historic home- we just loved it.

Claire User Profile
September 2017
Paul and his dog Lola are very welcoming and the house is so beautifully historic and quirky, full of charm & unusual antiques.. Great breakfast too .. with a view that makes you forget to drink your coffee!

Harry User Profile
August 2017
We had the most incredible weekend thanks to Paul (and Lola!). The house is remarkably beautiful and peaceful; great bed, breakfast and warm welcome. Paul is a great host, gave us loads of knowledge about the best places to eat and travel to and from the house. Looking forward to getting the chance to visit again!

Steven User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful room in a stunning home in a great location. The village is a 10-minute walk away with a selection of pubs and shops. Paul was a great host full of local knowledge and tips to make the most of our stay. Breakfast was delicious (both the meat and vegetarian options). Other reviews are correct in that Lola steals the show but that takes nothing away from Paul's hosting skills. We would happily stay here again.

Ambleside, United KingdomJoined in March 2016
Paul User Profile

I'm a Londoner, who moved to Cumbria in 1998. It's good to visit friends and family back in the city but I love living here for the calm, the landscapes and the everyday connection to nature and the seasons.
I've spent time in the hospitality industry, worked as a photographer and as a rugby coach and also owning and running an art gallery here in the Lakes.
Cumbria has some fantastic experiences to offer and I'd be delighted to point your way to making the most of your visit here, whether it be walking, adventuring or eating and drinking. The Hawkshead/Ambleside area is particularly well served by some great cafes, restaurants and pubs all sourcing much of their produce locally.
You'll find that the relaxed atmosphere and setting at Green End House will help you slow down and appreciate the simple beauty in nature - well, it works for me!

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