Thompson Ground - The Farm House Hawkshead

Thompson Ground - The Farm House Hawkshead

United Kingdom

4 Star Award
This Holiday Cottages /Apartments sleeps up to 10 persons
over 5 Bedrooms
With 3 Bathrooms

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Heart of Lakeland, with panoramic views
A nature-lovers' paradise
Wheelchair access in Tarns Cottage

Thompson Ground is a working hill farm in the heart of Lakeland, with panoramic country views. Visitors here will soon find that this wonderful area is filled with a profusion of things to see and pursuits to enjoy, from walking in the beautiful Grizedale Forest and on the Langdales, and going pony trekking, to participating in the water sports and launch trips on nearby Windermere and Coniston Water. However you choose to spend your time, any of these four cosy and comfortable cottages make an ideal holiday base to come back to. The Lake District itself hardly needs any introduction. In addition to the choice natural scenery, amongst some of England's finest, there are also lots of interesting man-made' attractions to visit (some more publicised than others). Why not start with the picturesque village of Hawkshead, which is 1/2 mile away. Beatrix Potter's former home, Hill Top (NT), lies near Sawrey, whilst The Wordsworth Museum in nearby Grasmere, occupies Dove Cottage, which the poet William Wordsworth made his home between 1799 and 1808. There are also many NT properties in the vicinity, from the magnificent Levens Hall to the tiny Old Bridge House at Ambleside. The cottages are attractively furnished and fully equipped, with sealed window units, a storm porch and Tarn Cottage (ref NP57) is specially designed for use by visitors with some degree of physical handicap. Each has their own furnished patio area, and all have access to a front lawn, which is the ideal venue for children and adults to socialise and play. Locally there are plenty of pubs and restaurants, any of which are perfect for spending a relaxing evening in. Stabling for 2 horses is available on request.

All properties: Open fire in living room inc. Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. CD. Elec cooker. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. Payphone (on site). Private patios and furniture. Shared lawned area to front of cottages. BBQ. Ample parking.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams and slate floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Cot. H/chair. Freezer.

This property is at an elevation of approximately 327 feet / 99.6 metres above sea level

Nearby Beaches

Windermere Beach
Near Windermere - a shingle composition 3.4 miles away. This is not your traditional beach, but known to locals as Windermere Beach, an inland freshwater beach backed by flat grassy land on the lake. A good spot to have a picnic and relax when the weather permits

Facilities at the Cottage

TV in Room TV
DVD Player DVD or Blueray Player
Baby's Welcome Babys Welcome
Children Welcome Children Welcome
Cot and/or Highchair available Cot or Highchair
WiFi Available WiFi

Kitchen Appliances
Kettle Kettle
Toaster Toaster
Microwave Microwave
Cooker Cooker
Washing Machine Washing Machine
tumble dryer Tumble Dryer
fridge Fridge

Garden Garden
Patio Table Garden Furniture
Parking Onsite Parking Onsite

Facilities Nearby
Bar / Pub nearby Bar / Pub
Walking countryside Walking countryside
Cycling countryside Cycling countryside


Holiday Cottage Travel & Directions Hub
Distances are direct straight line
...International Airports
Leeds Bradford International Airport
Leeds West Yorkshire
LS19 7TU
64.9 miles
Newcastle Airport
Woolsington Tyne and Wear
NE13 8BZ
68.9 miles

... Local Airports
Barrow/Walney Island Airport
Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria
LA14 3YS
20.3 miles
Carlisle Lake District Airport
Carlisle Cumbria
39.8 miles

... Motorways
M6 Junction 36
Skipton, Kirkby Lonsdale east & Barrow, Kendal west
15.3 miles
M6 Junction 37
Kendal, Sedbergh
15.8 miles
M6 Junction 39
16.9 miles

... Railway Stations
station code = WDM
LA23 1QA
4.1 miles
station code = SVL
7.6 miles

... Ferry Ports
Heysham Port sailing to ->
Douglas Isle of Man
South Quay, Heysham
24.1 miles
Douglas Ferry Terminal sailing to ->
Belfast (NI), Heysham,Liverpool, Dublin (IE)

61.2 miles

Local Attractions

Attractions & places to see nearby

Beatrix Potter Gallery
A museum with original illustrations from Beatrix's tales, housed in a 17th-century house in the centre of Hawkhead run by the National Trust
0.4m / 0.6km - - Walking time 6 minutes walk

Wray Castle
On first glance it may look like a very well preserved medieval castle but in fact is a Victorian 1840 build which was passed to the National rust in 1929. Now open to the public together with impressive grounds which include Giant Redwood trees and other specimen trees
2.3m / 3.7km - - Walking time 34 minutes walk

Chocolate Factory Hawkshead
A chocolate factory outlet and and interactive experience for children plus chocolate workshops
0.5m / 0.8km - - Walking time 7 minutes walk

Hill Top House - Beatrix Potter
The home of Beatrix Potter's before it was left to the National Trust. This wonderfully preserved 17th-century farmhouse was the inspiration to many of the children's books from this well known writers
2.3m / 3.7km - - Walking time 35 minutes walk

Tarn Hows
This Tarn (mountain lake) is a scenoic spot located 180 metres up in the fells North East of Coniston, operated through the National trust there are good footpaths, and a circular walk around this very scenic spot. there is a large car Park for the Tarn.
heightElevation = 180 Meters / 590.6 Feet
1.3m / 2.1km - - Walking time 20 minutes walk

Coniston Cruises
Regular scheduled cruises and group charters on Coniston Water with the ability to either stay on the boat or get of to form part of a walk in the area
2.4m / 3.9km - - Walking time 36 minutes walk

Esthwaite Water
A relatively smaller lake at 2470 metres long and 477metres wide. Located near Hawkshead between Coniston and Windermere, and a good fishing lake
1.3m / 2.1km - - Walking time 20 minutes walk

Steam Yacht Gondola
Operated by the National Trust, this is a a rebuilt Victorian steam yacht that cruises Coniston Water, you can also combine this with great walks from the shores around the lake
2.6m / 4.2km - - Walking time 39 minutes walk

Tom Gill Waterfalls
A National Trust circular walk through woodlands , wonderful scenery and views which also passes the impressive Tom Gill Waterfalls
1.6m / 2.6km - - Walking time 24 minutes walk

Grizedale Forest Park
A recreation location, with forest trails, to walk and cycle, mountain bike trails, you can even hire an Electric bike. Look out for the forest art as you walk and don't forget the forest visitors centre and Grizedale Café
2.7m / 4.3km - - Walking time 41 minutes walk

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