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Ann Tysons Guest House / B&B, Hawkshead is a 16th / 17th century Grade 2* Lakeland cottage. It was home to the poet William Wordsworth whilst he attended Hawkshead Grammar School.

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History Of Ann Tysons House

Ann Tysons Guest House / B&B, Hawkshead is a 16th / 17th century Grade 2* Lakeland cottage. It was home to the poet William Wordsworth whilst he attended Hawkshead Grammar School. The historic ancient market town of Hawkshead lies betwixt Windermere, Ambleside and Coniston, near the head of Esthwaite Water, in the heart of the Lake District National Park England. Hawkshead is one of the Lake District’s unspoiled treasures. Many enjoy its cobbled streets, picturesque greystone cottages, narrow alleyways and courtyards. Its historic graded buildings and olde worlde hotels / pubs are overlooked by the wooded Lakeland hills and fells. Hawkshead benefits from traffic free streets (ample car parking is provided on the edge of the village), allowing visitors to enjoy the atmosphere of a bygone age.

Hawkshead History

A settlement existed here from as early as the 10th Century – indeed the name Hawkshead derives from the Norseman ‘Haukr’ who built its earliest dwellings; the land belonged to Furness Abbey until the 12th century. The village grew into a thriving marketplace in the 17th century and was an important wool market, with many of the buildings we see today dating from that time.

Just outside Hawkshead village to the north visit The Courthouse, the only remains of Hawkshead Hall, a mediaeval manor house built by monks from Furness Abbey.

The Church

Dedicated to St. Michael, is a large structure, with side aisles and a massive square tower. It stands upon an elevation at the southern end of the market-place, and commands a good view of the vale and lake of Esthwaite. It was founded about the time of the Norman conquest. The Coucher Book of Furness Abbey, mentions Hawkshead Chapel in the year 1200. Today visitors to the church will find a number of fascinating historic artefacts and some remarkable wall paintings that date back to 1860.

  • Ann Tysons Main Cottage

    Ann Tysons Main Cottage in Hawkshead, Lake District is a 16th/17th century Grade 2* Lakeland cottage, former home of the poet William Wordsworth who lodged here whilst attending Hawkshead Grammar school. We are located in the centre of Hawkshead Lake District with all the amenities of the village on our doorstep.

    • 16th/17th century Grade 2* Lakeland cottage
    • Former home of the poet William Wordsworth
    • Sleeping space for 4 / 5 people
    • Located in the centre of Hawkshead
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