“Oak Apple Barn”, Hawkshead, Lake District

Traditional Cumbrian 17th Century Barn on the Edge of Historic Hawkshead Sleeps 2 to 4 -in 2 Bedrooms - Quiet Location - Pets Welcome - Wireless Internet - 10 minutes Stroll to Traditional Pubs and Restaurants

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Please contact us for booking or price information as follows:


Christine Thornton

Violet Bank

Skinner How Lane

Hawkshead LA22 0PL

United Kingdom


Telephone: +44 (0)15394 36222


Email: quietholidays@gmail.com




Christine and Mike Thornton have been offering accommodation at their own  holiday cottages in the United Kingdom for many years, mainly in the beautiful Lake District, Scotland and Cornwall.


As we have been renting holiday cottages for quite a while, we are very aware of what guests want from accommodation, and try to anticipate your every need. We will always try to make improvements wherever we can and always listen to our guests input. We are aware that our guests look for the very best but also want to know that they are getting the best value for money. That’s why we know that you will be happy in your own holiday home away from home - over 25% of our bookings are from guests who like to come back again and again or who recommend us to friends and family.



Our Cottages in the Lake District include  Rockwood, a delightful  6 bedroom Lakeland Residence in Grasmere. We also offer Duchally Lodge, a 5* luxury cottage in Perthshire just by Gleneagles and the famous golf course. Or if you’re in search of sun, we offer Driftwood Apartments, 2 two bedroom apartments in Exuma, The Bahamas.

Duchally Lodge, By Gleneagles Golf Course, Scotland (Click on picture to enlarge) Oak Apple Barn, Hawkshead (Click on picture to enlarge) Driftwood Apartments, on Hoopers Bay Beach, Exuma, Bahamas (Click on picture to enlarge) Find Out More

3* Rockwood in Grasmere, sleeps up to 10 adults and two children

4* Driftwood Apartments (2) in quiet, tropical Exuma, Bahamas

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Duchally Lodge in Gleneagles, Scotland, 5* Luxury, sleeps 6-8

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