Hawkshead Suite

Hawkshead is a super luxury boutique suite located on the first floor, with 350 square feet of sumptuous carpeted space to enjoy.
  • Delivering a generous 350 square feet of luxury space featuring designer furniture by Philippe Stark, Kartell and Frank Hudson.
  • Luxury ‘curved’ bathroom complete with double ‘hot tub’ style jacuzzi spa bath, walk-in shower, waterproof TV and mood lighting.
  • Fabulous mini bar stocked with tasty goodies, plus tea and coffee making facilities.
  • Sumptuous, silver leaf finish, king-sized bed that says ‘curl up in the lap of luxury’.
  • L-Shaped Sofa (extra bed by request, but not suitable for young children) and three large windows offering natural light.

From the moment you sink your toes into the luxurious carpet you know your stay in the Keswick Suite is going to be rather special. Guests tell us it’s extremely tempting not to venture out at all! Carpeted throughout in deep shag pile and featuring high quality designer furniture by people like Philippe Stark, Kartell and Frank Hudson, it has a voluptuous feel to it.

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Everything about this wonderfully big bed says ‘curl up in the lap of luxury’. Hand made by designer Frank Hudson, you can see why our future king and queen of England have one. The silver leaf finish and the deep mattress and plump pillows make this bed the best place to be.  The unusual deco-style wall with pin lights also makes a stunning feature in the bedroom.


What a place to get steamed up in! For starters there’s the stunning curved wall with Italian silver glass tiles, the oversize double air bath and separate shower with LED showerhead, the under floor heating, LED taps, bathroom TV and ‘chromotherapy’ ambience lighting. That just about says it all. Enjoy.


  • Designer furniture, wall coverings and lighting
  • Luxury carpet throughout the bedroom
  • Stunning curved bathroom with designer glass tiles
  • Areas for relaxation and in-room dining
  • 42″ wall TV with 8 satellite channels
  • Mini bar stocked with delicious goodies
  • Complimentary tea, fresh coffee and bottled water
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Private car parking

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What People
Are Saying

Absolutely amazing!

"We stayed in the Hawkshead Suite, one word, WOW! It was very spacious and luxurious the room was furnished to a very high standard it was perfect. The bathroom was lovely with its walk in shower and double Jacuzzi bath the heated floor and mood lights made it extra cosy. We booked the romantic package, it was lovely to have champagne on ice waiting for us, rose petals on the bed, flowers and fresh Strawberries dipped in chocolate. For breakfast you get to choose from a wide selection of options and pick a time when you would like it brought to your room, our breakfast arrived on the dot it was delicious just what we needed for the day ahead. It was so nice to enjoy breakfast in the privacy of our own room. All in all we had a lovely night away. The Windermere suites are well worth a visit for a special treat and a bit of luxury. Perfect for a romantic break, we will definitely be returning."


"Spent a luxurious night in the Hawkshead Suite. Greeted on arrival by Byron and taken to our fabulous room where we were shown all the controls for bathroom lighting, heating, air bath and TV. Our romantic package included champagne and chocolates, the glasses and chocolate box were artfully laid out on the enormous bed, strewn with rose petals, and the champagne was sitting in an ice bucket awaiting our arrival. The bathroom had underfloor heating, controllable mood lighting and a double sized air-bath and was very comfortable. All was spotlessly clean. We went for a walk at the lakeside with clear directions from Byron, left our menu choices for breakfast at reception, and later dined in the next town at a very good Thai restaurant. We did not use the mini bar at all, but it was well stocked with decent brands of wines, spirits and other refreshments. The bed was comfortable, and despite being in a front room there was no road noise, although I slept so well I would not have noticed if there was. The next morning breakfast arrived at the time we had chosen, and was 'piping hot' (hurrah!) and proved to be very tasty. Thanks to the lovely friendly Vicky and Byron for a fabulous night away."

Loved it here!

"The room we had 'Hawskead Suite' was amazing, the decoration is so unique, the beds were so comfy, jacuzzi bath was amazing and breakfast so tasty. I could go on all day so I will just say we will be back!! Thanks for a great stay!"

Things to do

Hawkshead has a large pub to population ratio so a good place to visit if you fancy a drink! Alternatively, with Grizedale Forest not far away, you could do a bit of mountain biking or even try Go Ape! Hawkshead Grammar School Museum is open from April to October if you fancy experiencing classroom life from around 200 years ago. Or the Beatrix Potter Gallery exhibits some of Beatrix Potter’s original illustrations.


Arguably one of the prettiest villages in Cumbria, Hawkshead is nestled in the beautiful vale of Esthwaite.

The location

Hawkshead, arguably one of the prettiest villages in Cumbria, is a collection of houses, archways, streets and squares that remain largely unspoiled and so maintain the charm and beauty which so captivated William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Hawkshead is situated in the heart of the Lake District close to Esthwaite Water, between Windermere and Coniston. It’s ideally situated for trips to Windermere and Bowness (via the ferry), as well as Coniston, Grizedale, Grasmere and Ambleside.

Did you know?

If you fancy fishing, Esthwaite Water is the largest stocked lake in the north west of England. But you could find yourself in competition with the ospreys that visit the lake each year!

Famous people

William Wordsworth went to Hawkshead Grammar School and to prove it he carved his initials in one of the desks. William Heelis, Beatrix Potter’s husband and a local solicitor, had his office in Hawkshead. This is now the Beatrix Potter Gallery.

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