Gingerbread Cottage

Guests - FROM £529
(5 out of 5) based on 31 reviews
Layout & Access
Availability & Reviews


Enter Gingerbread Cottage through the attractive lattice porch at the front and straight into the welcoming lounge room. Deep cushioned sofas are arranged around the wood-burning stove SMART TV with DVD player and there’s a delightful window seat to perch on and view the comings and goings outside. The dining kitchen to the rear is well fitted and has everything you’ll need to properly self cater during your stay, a stable door leading to the outside ginnel with bench seating.

Upstairs, the romantic bedroom is delightfully presented with a solid, Macintosh mahogany king-size bed and a fully tiled shower room with a corner cubicle, basin and WC.

Parking for one car is available by way of a permit on the nearby car park and you can pull up outside the cottage to unload. There’s a secure outhouse with ample room for two bikes which also houses the washing machine.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
    washing machine in the outside utility
  • Log Burner
    Initial supply of logs - further supplies available locally
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking
  • Bike Storage

Retreats For

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Shower


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town

Children & Pets

  • Travel Cot
Sorry no dogs allowed
Layout & Access

Ground Floor

  • Entrance through traditional lattice porch
  • Lounge with comfy seating, window seat, SMART TV and DVD and wood-burning stove
  • Dining kitchen with electric oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with small freezer box. Stable door to the rear.

First Floor

  • Bedroom 1: Kingsize bedroom
  • Dressing room
  • Shower room with cubicle, basin and WC.

Property Features

  • Romantic Hideaway for two
  • Electric heating
  • All  electric, bed linen and towels included
  • WiFi
  • Woodburning stove with an initial supply of fuel provided - further supplies are available locally
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request
  • Parking by way of a permit for one car on the nearby car park
  • Bench seating to the front
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Secure bike storage
  • Washing machine in outside utility
  • Friday changeover
  • No Smoking
Location & Nearby


Dating back to 1810, Gingerbread Cottage is a fine example of a classic, chocolate box cottage set in the beautiful village of Hawkshead. Perfectly placed along a quiet lane just behind the main square, Gingerbread Cottage is an ideal choice for that special occasion birthday, anniversary or Lake District honeymoon, whatever time of the year you choose to visit. Beautifully styled in a traditional English country cottage theme, the cosy accommodation provides excellent facilities for a self-catering stay and matched with quality furnishings, carefully chosen fabrics and unique, handpicked accessories, you’ll feel instantly relaxed and at home.

Historic Hawkshead is mostly pedestrianised allowing visitors to saunter around the cobbled streets and ginnels lined with pretty whitewashed cottages adorned with colourful planting in the warmer months. Several gift shops and galleries are on hand for that special memento of your stay. A number of quaint tea rooms, and four excellent, cosy pubs are on hand for a spot of light refreshment during the day or heartier fayre in the evening. The around is renowned for great road and mountain biking as well as wonderful walking or for a more sedate pace, why not spend a day fishing on Esthwaite Water?

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Note: 1 Kingsize bed
Maximum number of adults and children is 2
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Guest feedback for Gingerbread Cottage
(5 out of 5) based on 31 Reviews
On Monday, 17 Jun 2024
Excellent stay at the cottage, everything was great and had a really wonderful time thanks a lot.
On Wednesday, 29 May 2024
A wonderful stay at the Gingerbread Cottage. The quaint little home was perfect for my partners birthday and just what we were looking for. Michelle and her team were really helpful and responsive whenever I had a query.
On Saturday, 30 Dec 2023
Lovely place, cosy and clean! Would definitely recommend and visit again.
On Wednesday, 27 Dec 2023
Lovely little cottage in a great village, fully enjoyed our stay, no direct parking outside but free parking nearby, only hiccup was no logs provided for wood burner, we were able to buy some at the co-op.
On Thursday, 06 Jul 2023
Fabulous location. Clean and cosy cottage.
On Saturday, 17 Jun 2023
A huge thank you firstly for the comfort and cleanliness throughout, for the extensive range of quality equipment in the kitchen (and sharp knives - great) the amazingly comfortable bed, the thoughtful touches we found lurking in places ( the phone chargers, the sewing stuff) and the stunning location and decor of the cottage. We really felt that we had found the most idyllic place ever.
On Friday, 21 Apr 2023
Lovely little house. Living room small but cozy, very comfy bed and very convenient location. Great base from which to explore the Lakes.
On Friday, 14 Apr 2023
Lovely cottage to stay Thank you
On Friday, 31 Mar 2023
Very cosy warm and comfortable. Everywhere was clean and well equipped with clear instructions for all appliances. We knew the area and enjoyed exploring old and new places. Thank you.
On Wednesday, 26 Oct 2022
Lovely cottage! Very cosy with the fire on and the bed is very comfortable. We cooked several meals in the cottage but there are also lots of lovely places to eat nearby. We loved the Outgate Inn which is a very short drive away and Poppi Red just across the road was very nice for cake and for evening meals. Hawkshead is lovely, with everything you need on the doorstep. Very relaxing stay - thank you!
On Saturday, 01 Oct 2022
We really enjoyed our stay at Gingerbread cottage and Hawkshead is a perfect location. The cottage was comfortable, clean and cosy. The bed was so comfortable and such a nice powerful shower. Would recommend as a lovely place to stay for couples
On Sunday, 31 Jul 2022
A cosy cottage in a fantastic location. Perfect base for exploring the Lake District!
On Sunday, 31 Jul 2022
This cottage was such a lovely stay. When you arrive, you gain entry using the key found in the key safe. You will find the parking permit on the table in the kitchen and park in the very close by permit parking area. The cottage was equipped enough to be able to cook a meal and do your laundry which is perfect for a long stay in the lakes. The cottage was so well located in the Lake District, so central to most things. The longest journey was 1 hour as everything we done was so close by. The cottage was clean, tidy, well presented and very cozy. I seriously miss staying there as it was such a lovely place to come back to each evening. Thank you
On Saturday, 02 Jul 2022
We never wanted to leave this beautiful hideaway
On Friday, 01 Jul 2022
This is a beautiful cottage in a great location. Very looking forward to coming back to visit Hawkshead and staying in the cottage soon!
On Tuesday, 31 May 2022
We had a lovely time in Gingerbread Cottage. The location is perfect for walking but also it’s right near the centre of the village for easy access to shops, pubs, restaurants. The cottage was spotless and cosy, the bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. Thank you - we’d definitely recommend!
On Friday, 08 Apr 2022
Gorgeous cottage, perfect for the two of us, in a picture perfect village in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Fab selection of independent shops and friendly pubs. Cottage spotless and very comfortable. Loved it.
Lorna Christie
On Friday, 08 Apr 2022
Gorgeous cottage, perfect for the two of us, in a picture perfect village in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Fab selection of independent shops and friendly pubs. Cottage spotless and very comfortable. Loved it.
On Friday, 08 Apr 2022
Lovely clean cottage with everything you need for a great holiday. Nice comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen, smart tv and wifi. Great location, with walks and pubs on the doorstep. I would stay here again and recommend this to friends.
On Tuesday, 22 Mar 2022
We enjoyed our short stay in the Hawkshead cottage, kept very warm by the wood-burning stove.
On Thursday, 10 Mar 2022
A great location in a picturesque village and perfect base for many walks. A lovely little cottage with everything you need. Parking permit is provided for your stay and left in the cottage. Parking a few minutes walk away behind Hawkshead clothing shop.
On Saturday, 19 Feb 2022
Very nice cottage, great location
On Friday, 07 Jan 2022
Lovely cosy cottage, perfect for the weekend. Highly recommended
On Friday, 15 Oct 2021
What a wonderful place to visit and our stay at Gingerbread Cottage made it even more special. Just as described a beautifully cosy cottage. Would most definitely recommend.
Colin and Kath
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
Would recommend Gingerbread cottage to anyone wanting to visit Hawkshead, lovely clean cozy cottage in the perfect location, will definitely stay here again next time we visit Hawkshead Colin & Kath
Colin Parry
On Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021
Just back from a lovely relaxing weekend at Gingerbread Cottage in Hawkshead, the cottage has everything you could need for a short break (or a longer stay) very clean & comfortable and so close to cafes, pubs, shops etc
On Saturday, 09 Oct 2021
Top Top Quality!! I’d challenge anyone to find a nicer cottage than Gingerbread in Hawkshead…. We will be back…..Claire & Martyn
On Friday, 24 Sep 2021
A beautiful, cosy little cottage to escape to. The cottage was immaculate and comfortable - perfect for relaxing after a day out. We loved our stay here and it served as a great base for exploring the lakes and getting out for hikes. Great location with plenty or watering holes and amenities nearby!
On Thursday, 15 Jul 2021
We have enjoyed a lovely stay in Gingerbread Cottage. Very comfortable bed and the little details are fab. Thank you. We will be back!!
On Saturday, 03 Jul 2021
We have just spent a wonderful week in Gingerbread Cottage. The cottage is absolutely gorgeous and luxurious. It has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The bed is so comfortable; even my husband liked it and he’s usually a ‘bed moaner’! It was really good having a selection of walk books we could use. The location in the centre of Hawkshead is perfect and the local shops, pubs and eateries are all excellent and only a few minutes walk away. Thank you so much. We will definitely be back again.
On Monday, 21 Jun 2021
Really fantastic cottage. There is everything you need here for a perfect getaway to the Lake District! Fire is particularly excellent and the bed is also worth highlighting. Very clean and lots of nice touches throughout!
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