Black Fell Cottage

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Knipe Fold, Outgate Ambleside, Cumbria Cumbria, England , United Kingdom LA22 0PU

Black Fell Cottage is a comfortable modern house, designed and built in 1972, and makes ideal Lake District self catering accommodation.



Black Fell Cottage is a comfortable modern house, designed and built in 1972, and makes ideal Lake District self catering accommodation.
This Hawkshead holiday cottage has four bedrooms, sleeping eight people. There is heating in all rooms, a telephone, washing machine, microwave, open fire, a garage and parking for three cars.

It has white roughcast walls and traditional slate roof, and is set in a quarter acre garden, situated in a cluster of houses in a quiet side road between Hawkshead and Tarn Hows. More details on the location page.

The picture windows at the back of the cottage face south, to take advantage of an excellent view over the garden and rolling fields towards Hawkshead, with a wooded ridge from Latterbarrow on the left skyline.

It is our own holiday cottage, we find it a relaxing place to enjoy holidays and hope that you will too.

t is about a mile from Hawkshead, a mile from Tarn Hows, and a mile and a half from the Drunken Duck.

Its precise location can be found on the South Eastern Lake District map at a grid reference of about 342998.


From Ambleside take the A593 towards Coniston, and turn left quite soon onto the B5286 towards Hawks Head. After a mile turn right towards the 'Drunken Duck'. Go straight on at the 'Drunken Duck' and after about a mile and a half turn left down an access-only road. After about 200 yards this joins another road, and Black Fell Cottage is the first house below the junction. It has a name plaque to the right of the front door.

Major peaks are near at hand, e.g. six miles to the Langdales, and Wetherlam and the Coniston Fells are even closer.
Smaller peaks, but excellent view points are Loughrigg, Wansfell and Lingmoor Fell also nearby.
There are delightful short walks from the house to Tarn Hows, and to Black Fell Crag along the 'mountain road'.
Slightly further afield there are excellent walks in Grizedale Forest, over Latterbarrow etc.

Other Activities
Boating/steamer trips on Windermere, Coniston Water and Grasmere
Swimming in the baths in Windermere
Pony trekking is available locally at several centres
Information about fishing can be found at the Information Centre in Ambleside
Birds such as curlews and buzzards can be seen and heard at the right time of year
Go Ape! Grizedale. High wire circuit in Grizedale Forest. See the link below the table.

Local places to visit include:
The attractive old village of Hawkshead,
Beatrix Potter's cottage, Hilltop, at Sawrey,
The Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre with a free exhibition and nature trails,
Grasmere village with Wordsworth's cottage (Dove Cottage), the church and antique shops.
There are several good gardens and garden centres (e.g. Hayes in Ambleside) to visit in the Lake District.
Old houses with cafes and views over lakes
Ruskin's House, Brantwood, is nearby on the east side of Coniston Water. It has an unusual garden and cafe with views of Coniston Old Man over the lake.

The Langdale Chase, south of Ambleside, does bar lunches with views over Windermere, and has a pleasant garden for a stroll afterwards.
Blackwell, south of Bowness, is a classic 'Arts and Crafts' house, very elegant and restful, a cafe with Henry Moore sheep prints on the walls, and a terrace to relax on.

Zeffirelli's in Ambleside shows up-to-date films, and also does a combined meal+ticket offer.
There are many good local pubs and restaurants for meals out.
The Outgate Inn has Friday Jazz nights.


Hawkshead holiday cottage
Black Fell Cottage
Hawkshead Ambleside
Lake District
four bedrooms
Hawkshead self catering accommodation

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