Hawkshead the home of Beatrix Potter
Self catering cottages in and around Hawkshead
For those in search of Beatrix Potter and friends Hawkshead is an ideal base for those wanting to discover more about the landscape that inspired this world famous author. Hideaways offers holiday cottages for rent in and around the Lake District villages of Hawkshead and Sawrey allowing you to really enjoy this beautiful area.
In 1905 Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top, a small farm in Sawrey, which is just 2 miles from Hawkshead. Seven of her delightful books are based in or around Hill Top. Tom Kitten and Samuel Whiskers lived there. The house is still as it was then with many of her beloved 'treasures' on display. There is a Shop specialising in Beatrix Potter gifts. Beatrix Potter married a Hawkshead solicitor, William Heelis, in 1913, and settled into a life as a Lakeland farmer. His office in the centre of Hawkshead is now the National Trust’s ‘Beatrix Potter Gallery’
Situated in Ambleside is the Armitt Library, which now contains many of Beatrix Potter’s water colours, and drawings of fungi, mosses and fossils.The World of Beatrix Potter is located in Bowness, which is a short drive via the ferry from Hawkshead. There you can discover Peter Rabbit and friends in a magical recreation of Beatrix Potter's books, a great experience for children.
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- Our Hawkshead Office
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Our Local Area
- Hawkshead Village
- Near and Far Sawrey
- Beatrix Potter and Friends
- Tarn Hows
- Lake Windermere
- Grizedale and Satterthwaite