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Low Strawberry Gardens


Hawkshead, Lake District, Cumbria

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This charming white cottage stands within metres of the water's edge on the west shore of Windermere.

Along with adjoining High Strawberry Gardens the house was originally named Waterloo Gardens. In the early 1800’s the cottages were the home of the Belle Isle estate’s seeds man, Mr. J. Hubbart. Later the walled garden was turned in to a market garden by a Mr. Batson. Strawberries became one of the main crops and soon tourists rowed across the lake for Batson Strawberry Teas, hence the new name!

The cottage offers an opportunity to escape the trappings of modern life, with its old range and lack of television, while enjoying a special setting.

This is the perfect location to holiday with family and friends. With England’s largest lake literally on the doorstep it is ideal for anyone who loves water sports, it even comes with use of a jetty to moor a boat or to fish from. There is easy access to excellent walking, whether it is the gentler lake side trails or the more demanding hikes over Claife and beyond.

For restaurants and retail therapy Bowness is just a short ferry ride across the lake and Ambleside, at the top of Lake Windermere, is a twenty minute drive.

The National Trust has events and activities in the Lake District to appeal to all ages throughout the year. Visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, nature, walking and cycling trails when planning your holiday.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Kitchen/dining room, sitting room with open fire in an old cottage range and shower room with lavatory. Steps lead up to double bedroom with 5' bed.
First floor
Twin bedroom.
Visitor notes

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: As there are no electric sockets, there is no television, radio/CD or microwave available at this cottage. Please do not use the socket for 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.

Telephone: There is shared use of telephone at the caravan site.

Please note: There is a caravan site which stands behind High and Low Strawberry Gardens.

Use of shared jetty with High Strawberry Gardens - Due to the severe weather conditions the jetty outside of the cottages is unusable due to flood damage.

Anyone wishing to launch a boat can still do so from the new jetty at Strawberry Gardens caravan park, 100m from the cottages, which you pass on the approach to the cottages.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Cot
  • Shared telephone
  • Double bed
  • Fridge
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

The Lake District, Cumbria
Derwentwater, The Lake District, Cumbria  © Joe Cornish

The North West of England is most famous for its beautiful Lake District, which has inspired so many poets and authors over the centuries. Spectacular scenery and a feast of local produce to try provides a wonderful way to enjoy a summer holiday, romantic break or family gathering. This is an area to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes and tarns, cycle or challenge yourself to a high rope walk. For the less energetic who, nevertheless want to enjoy the spectacular scenery, there are some fantastic pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy local, seasonal produce, such as Herdwick meat, Morecambe Bay shrimps, locally made cheese, Cumberland sausage, sticky toffee pudding or a local beer - there are 13 micro breweries in Cumbria. The National Trust cares for a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. All of our cottages, campsites and bunkhouses are set in beautiful Lake District countryside.

Lake District
Sailing on Derwentwater, Lake District, Cumbria. © Paul Harris

The spectacular Lake District is considered by many to be the jewel in England\'s crown, offering the country\'s highest mountains, most stunning scenery, and loveliest countryside. Above all, it is a place to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes. The National Trust protects about a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads, and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. Among the National Trust\'s historic properties are two houses of immense literary heritage. The Georgian Wordsworth House in Cockermouth is the birthplace of the poet William Wordsworth, and Hill Top, a petite 17th-century house, in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, is where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her children\'s stories.

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  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Pony Trekking
  • Walking and visit
National Trust places to visit
Windermere and Troutbeck
Fine walking country around the shores of Windermere, including Bridge House and the Footprint Building
Hill Top
Hill Top Delightful small 17th-century farmhouse where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous children's stories
Beatrix Potter Gallery
Beatrix Potter Gallery 17th-century solicitor's office, now home to the original watercolours and sketches of Beatrix Potter
Hawkshead and Claife
Hawkshead and Claife Viewing Station Classic south Lakeland countryside with views of the fells and lakes and picturesque buildings
Townend 17th-century Lake District stone and slate house, former home of a wealthy farming family
Stagshaw Garden
Steep woodland garden, noted for its flowering shrubs


Comments from past visitors

  • Darren Harris
    • August 2016
    • Kent
    Would recommend

    The cottage provided a safe haven from the stormy weather in the first days of our stay and we would have struggled had we'd rented a smaller cabin or on-site caravan. We arrived later than expected due to bad weather and traffic on the motorway and unfortunately had a problem opening the key safe on arrival. The on-call warden at the adjacent NT caravan park was vary helpful considering the hour (11pm on a Friday) to get us access. We phoned the issue thru in the following days and the key safe was replaced promptly. This level of service gives me confidence to recommend NT to friends and colleagues.

  • Anonymous
    • May 2016
    • Unknown
    Gorgeous location

    Made enjoyable...Unique and gorgeous location ... Supporting NT properties

  • Mr Angeletta
    • December 2015
    • Wigan
    Made enjoyable...

    We like to do our own thing and relax when we want to go for walks when ever chill out just love the area we enjoyed low strawberry gardens in every way

  • mr Holand
    • October 2015
    • Lancashire
    Unique position

    We like the basic simplicity of the cottage and its location where you can swim in the lake and go straight into the shower ! This is the third time we have stayed at Strawberry Gardens and its position is unique.

  • Anonymous
    • July 2015
    • Unknown
    Made special by its...

    nearness to lake. Absolutely spotless. Lovely location.

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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