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.

For the anglers amongst you we are now able to offer free fishing in the lake district and have two permits for Esthwaite Water, the closest lake to Hawkshead, once again no charge is made for the use of the fishing permits. 

If you choose to spend your time in the lake district walking the fells and mountains Hawkshead provides the ideal base from which to commence.

Whether you plan on scaling England's highest peak Scafell Pike or meander the low lying trails of Grizedale Forest, it's all on our doorstep waiting to be explored.

The Lake District's greatest asset is its natural environment and at 885 square miles, it is England's largest National Park.The lake district national park is home to the highest peak, the longest lake in England, Windermere, plus the deepest water in England Wastwater.

There are a variety of historical attractions within Hawkshead including the Beatrix Potter gallery containing many of her original watercolours, St Michaels and all Angels church set on the hill with fine views over the village and the hills beyond. The grammar school attended by William Wordsworth is open throughout the summer months.

Set amidst the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District and close to the villages of Ambleside, Coniston and Grasmere. On the doorstep is Grizedale Forest with its famous sculpture trail, miles of mountain biking trails plus the thrilling attraction 'Go Ape'.

Evening entertainment can be found at the Inns / Hotels Pubs of Hawkshead. They all offer restaurant style dining plus a good selection bar meals, fine wines and an excellent selection of beers brewed by the local award winning micro-breweries of 'Coniston Brewing Co.' Coniston, The Barngates Brewery at 'The Drunken Duck' and 'Hawkshead Brewery' now based in Staveley.