Find Your Ideal B and B in Hawkshead
Hawkshead started as a small village ideally situated in the heart of the Lake District close to Windermere making it an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area. The village belonged to Furness Abbey until the 12th century and Hawkshead Hall was owned by the monasteries. In the 1500s it grew into a market town and there are a number of buildings from the 17th century.
One of its biggest attractions is Beatrix Potter Gallery which is owned by The National Trust and has a great selection of Beatrix Potter’s illustrations and drawings. Just outside the town is the hamlet of Colthouse which is one of the oldest Quaker meeting houses in Cumbria.
If you enjoy walking and cycling then you will definitely be spoilt for choice in the area. If you want to go mountain biking Grizedale Forest is just 3 miles away which has miles of biking trails. If you are looking for places to eat and go for a drink there are plenty of excellent pubs and restaurants in the area so you will be spoilt for choice.
We have a great selection of places to stay at The B and B Directory so you won’t be disappointed. They have been carefully selected to suit a wide range of needs and requirements. We can guarantee you will get the cheapest rates as you will be dealing with the owners directly. We are sure you will enjoy your stay at a B and B in Hawkshead.