High Strawberry Gardens

Near Hawkshead, Cumbria
The pleasant exterior of High and Low Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria
The beautiful  view of Lake Windermere at High Strawberry Gardens, Lake District, Cumbria
The view of iconic Lake Windermere at High Strawberry Gardens, Lake District, Cumbria
The whitewashed exterior of Low and High Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria
The tree-fringed shoreline of Lake Windermere at High Strawberry Gardens, Lake District, Cumbria
Exterior of High and Low Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria
The cosy sitting room at High Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria
The country kitchen at High Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria
The kitchen at High Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria
The large double bedroom at High Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria
The pretty view from the double bedroom at High Strawberry Gardens, Lake District, Cumbria
The large triple bedroom at High Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria
The pleasant exterior of High and Low Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria The beautiful  view of Lake Windermere at High Strawberry Gardens, Lake District, Cumbria The view of iconic Lake Windermere at High Strawberry Gardens, Lake District, Cumbria The whitewashed exterior of Low and High Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria The tree-fringed shoreline of Lake Windermere at High Strawberry Gardens, Lake District, Cumbria Exterior of High and Low Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria The cosy sitting room at High Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria The country kitchen at High Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria The kitchen at High Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria The large double bedroom at High Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria The pretty view from the double bedroom at High Strawberry Gardens, Lake District, Cumbria The large triple bedroom at High Strawberry Gardens, Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 009023

About High Strawberry Gardens

This comfortable lakeside retreat on the west shore of Windermere has its own jetty in the garden.

Draw back the curtains to an idyllic lake scene where sailing boats bob along the waters and towering mountains provide the backdrop. High Strawberry Gardens sits within metres of the west shore of Windermere, complete with its own jetty for you to watch the scenery unfold. Once a market garden, where tourists would row across the lake for its main crop, Strawberries, the two-bedroom cottage is now a comfortable lakeside retreat with room for five people. 

Bring your own kayak or canoe and launch it from the jetty in the garden. You could also loop onto the lakeshore path and head north to Wray Castle or amble along to the newly restored Claife Viewing Station with its spectacular viewpoint and charming little café.

For restaurants and retail therapy Bowness is just a short ferry ride across the lake and Ambleside, situated at the top of Lake Windermere, is a twenty minute drive. The town is surrounded by countryside, with fells, woodland, and the quirky little Bridge House and a Roman fort all to be discovered.
 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave not available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone available
  • Television not available
  • DVD not available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Kitchen/dining room, sitting room with wood burning/multi-fuel stove and shower room with lavatory.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 triple room with 3 single beds). A door leads out from the triple room onto the verandah.

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Parking: Available adjacent to the cottages. 

Garden: There is a grassed area at the back of the cottage. 

Utilities/ Electricals: There are no electric sockets in this cottage. Please do not use the socket for the fridge due to shortage of electric supply.

The water for this cottage is from a private supply and may be in short supply at certain times of year. There is a caravan site which stands behind High and Low Strawberry Garden

Television/ Signal: There is no television, radio/CD or microwave available at this cottage.

Phone: Shared use of a telephone at caravan site.

 

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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