“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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Oak Apple Barn nestles into the gentle hills and fields to the north of Hawkshead, along a very quiet single track lane; it is about 10 minutes walk from Hawkshead, arguably one of the prettiest villages in England. Built around 1650, the barn is part of Violet Bank,a private Georgian farmhouse, which was built about 100 years later. Beatrix Potter’s husband William Heelis (before they married) reputedly owned and lived at Violet Bank.

The cosy warm cottage retains many old features, such as oak beams, the stone fireplace and wobbly walls, but is also comfortably modern. The accommodation is on the first floor, up some outside stone steps - please see the access statement if you think this could pose difficulties. Offering accommodation for 4, with 2 large bedrooms, your stay at Oak Apple Barn will be memorable for its quiet location, the beauty of its surroundings and the comfort of your own cottage.

The layout of the cottage is very simple. Passing up the stone steps and into the entrance lobby, the hallway takes you first past the twin bedroom on the left; then past the double bedroom on the left; past the small shower room with wc and basin on the left, then through the old cinema door into the open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen.

The main cottage kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven and hobs, microwave oven, small counter top freezer, floor standing fridge; quality saucepans and cooking equipment; ample plates, cutlery, glassware and crockery for all.

The dining area off the kitchen offers a cottage style pine table and benches for 4, close to the log burning stove (we also provide the logs), which provides cosy warmth on a winter’s evening.

Free Wireless internet access is available throughout the house.


There is private parking for 2 cars in the courtyard outside. Guests are also welcome to use the garden

The cosy dining area adjacent to kitchen and lounge (Click on picture to enlarge) The snug lounge area with log stove (Click on picture to enlarge) Oak Apple kitchen, open plan with lounge/dining area (Click on picture to enlarge) The door leading to the lounge, with the 2 bedrooms leading off to the left of the hallway (Click on picture to enlarge) The comfortable main double bedroom (Click on picture to enlarge) The twin bedroom (Click on picture to enlarge) Oak Apple shower room, wash basin and toilet (Click on picture to enlarge) The twin bedroom, with lots of character!  (Click on picture to enlarge) The Hallway leading to bedrooms on left, and lounge/kitchen/dining room ahead (Click on picture to enlarge)