About The Area
Hawkshead is still the same tiny village of higgledy-piggledy houses, archways & squares beloved by William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter and is in the heart of the English Lake District.
Visitor to this picturesque and largely unspoiled Lake District village will enjoy all that the Old School House B & B has to offer.
The Small ancient village is close to Esthwaite Water, Lake Windermere, Coniston & Ambleside. Hawkshead is regarded as the centre of Beatrix Potter country - her former home Hilltop is just outside the village and open to visitors in the spring and summer months.
Grizedale Forest, Latterbarrow Fell, Tarn Hows, Langdale Pikes, Coniston Old Man and various other lakes & tarns for which this area is so famous, are all on your doorstep.
The Old School House is conveniently located within the village with its several pubs & eateries being only a few minutes walk away. Booking is definitely advisable at weekends and during holiday periods.
These notable establishments include:
- Queens Head, Hawkshead
- Sun Inn, Hawkshead
- Kings Arms, Hawkshead
- and Red Lion, Hawkshead.
And within a 5-minute drive, there is also:
- The Drunken Duck, Barngates
- Outgate Inn, Outgate
- Tower Bank Arms, Near Sawrey