Exterior | Thompson Ground - The Farm House, Hawkshead
Living room | Thompson Ground - The Farm House, Hawkshead
  • Cottage
  • Hawkshead
  • B6491

Thompson Ground - The Farm House


out of 10

  • 10

  • 5

  • 3

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Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

Set on a working farm with wheelchair access, panoramic views and private patio. Central Lakeland location with lots of attractions to visit nearby.

Ground Floor:
Living room:
With open fire, TV, DVD player, CD player and beams.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, beams and slate floor.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Shower room 1: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.
Shower room 2: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Cot and highchair.

All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fire included. Patios with garden furniture and barbecue. Lawned area to front of cottages (shared with other properties on-site). Private parking. Smoking permitted.

Heart of Lakeland, with panoramic views

A nature-lovers’ paradise

Wheelchair access in Tarns Cottage

Thompson Ground is a working hill farm in the heart of Lakeland, with panoramic country views. Visitors here will soon find that this wonderful area is filled with a profusion of things to see and pursuits to enjoy, from walking in the beautiful Grizedale Forest and on the Langdales, and going pony trekking, to participating in the water sports and launch trips on nearby Windermere and Coniston Water. However you choose to spend your time, any of these four cosy and comfortable cottages make an ideal holiday base to come back to. The Lake District itself hardly needs any introduction. In addition to the choice natural scenery, amongst some of England’s finest, there are also lots of interesting ‘man-made’ attractions to visit (some more publicised than others). Why not start with the picturesque village of Hawkshead, which is ½ mile away. Beatrix Potter’s former home, Hill Top (National Trust), lies near Sawrey, whilst The Wordsworth Museum in nearby Grasmere, occupies Dove Cottage, which the poet William Wordsworth made his home between 1799 and 1808. There are also many National Trust properties in the vicinity, from the magnificent Levens Hall to the tiny Old Bridge House at Ambleside. The cottages are attractively furnished and fully equipped, with sealed window units, a storm porch and Tarn Cottage (ref NP57) is specially designed for use by visitors with some degree of physical handicap and includes feature such as low level light switches, grab rails and a shower seat. Each has their own furnished patio area, and all have access to a front lawn, which is the ideal venue for children and adults to socialise and play. Locally there are plenty of pubs and restaurants, any of which are perfect for spending a relaxing evening in. Stabling for 2 horses is available on request.


Cot Available

Garden or Patio

Grouped Property

Highchair Available

Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Pub Within 1 Mile


Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine



Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 17:00
  • Depart before 09:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 23 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Essex

  • Friends


out of 10

The Farm House is situated far enough away from any main roads which makes for a very peaceful stay, Hawkshead village is only a 3-minute drive away where you will find three excellent pubs and numerous cafés and shops. All of the cottages have their own front garden area with a BBQ and enough seating around a large table that can easily accommodate 10 people. The views from the cottage are stunning. The Farm House has a very well-appointed kitchen and dining area which can easily seat 10 people. The cupboards and drawers were well stocked with all you will need for a home-cooked meal or takeaway. The bedrooms are also well maintained and very clean as were all the Bathrooms. The Lounge area had two three-seater sofas, a lounge chair, large TV, and a real fireplace for guests who wish to stay over the winter months. I would have no quarms about staying here again in the future.

13 Sep 2022


  • Midlands

  • Family


out of 10

Fabulous big farmhouse with stunning views, with everything a big family needs from washing machine, cot and highchair for babies to very local adventurous activities for the teenagers and young adults to accessibility for grandparents. Been 3 years running and already booked for next year.

4 Sep 2022


  • Ilkeston

  • Family


out of 10

Had a fantastic week at The Famhouse, Thompson Ground. Spacious, comfortable cottage with everything you’d need. Fantastic views with Hawkshead a short walk away. Short bus/car ride to Ambleside, Coniston and Windermere, Bus service excellent picking up and dropped off at end of drive to save walking to the stop up the road. Highly recommended.

22 Aug 2022

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