The Apartment @ Hawksdale

Dalston, Cumbria

Arrive to homemade cake, private courtyard, tall ceilings and 6 green acres. Head out to walk the Lake District or explore Hadrian's Wall


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Your apartment, part of Lorraine and Martyn’s attractive 1840s sandstone house, sits in six green acres overlooking parkland and the Pennines. Tall ceilings and huge windows draw light into calm, uncluttered rooms: Laura Ashley sofas in front of a wood-burner, TV and DVDs, books on shelves, pictures on muted walls, a decent sized table for convivial meals. Down two steps to the small but perfectly formed kitchen with everything you need to rustle up a meal. There’s plenty of simple white crockery and good quality glasses too. Bedrooms are a soothing antidote to a day spent in bracing fresh air: firm mattresses on pretty beds, splashes of colour in cushions and curtains, fresh flowers on dressing tables and fireplaces. Helpful Lorraine leaves a hamper of local produce and homemade cake, which you can enjoy in the privacy of your own courtyard, or you can pop over to thriving Dalston with its pubs, cafés, shops and good eateries. Outdoorsy types will be happy in walking, cycling, fishing country: The Lake District National Park is ten minutes by car, Hadrian’s Wall, the Reivers route and the Northern Fells are all close.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
from 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £600
1 Apartment for 4
From £853 beds2 bedrooms


Excellent place to stay, quality accommodation, friendly & helpful owners, Great for a relaxing, peaceful break in lovely countryside,

Bob, Droitwich spa

My family and I stayed not in Hawksdale Lodge's Apartment but rather in the manor house with our lovely hosts, Lorraine and Martyn. I was traveling in Scotland and England with my 2 college-aged daughters who loved spending time with Lorraine & Martyn and their adorable family dog, Kit. Hawksdale Lodge is one of the most special places I've ever encountered in my travels - luxurious, beautiful, relaxing, warm & welcoming. And Lorraine's baking & cooking are extraordinary!! We will return on a future trip to the UK.

Mary, Carefree, arizona

Top class accommodation in a fantastic location! Lorraine and Martyn's hospitality seemed to know no bounds, from the tea and delicious cake on the sunny terrace overlooking the green and wooded valley to next days offer to rescue me when my bike got a puncture. Apartment was height of comfort as well as being bright and cheerful with comfy beds and a very well equipped kitchen. And a stack of dry wood provided for the log burner. What more could you want? Oh and very reasonably priced too.

May, Sheffield

The location of the Hawksdale Lodge is fabulous - set down a quiet lane with birds and sheep providing the background music. Lorraine and Martyn couldn't be more welcoming or concerned about the comfort of your stay. Breakfast is wonderful and served to order. The apartment is beautiful, calm décor, picture-windows with fabulous views, fully equipped kitchen (not that we used it), top-of-the range bedlinen and towels, and fabulous toiletries.

Jan, St clement

What a hidden treasure and what a fantastic place to stay! Tucked away in a stunning part of the Cumbrian countryside, yet so close to the Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall, Lanercost Abbey, Lowther Castle, it is the ideal location from which to explore this beautiful part of England. We stayed in the Apartment at Easter 2016 and it was simply outstanding. Two good sized bedrooms, large lounge and galley kitchen with great views. Our hosts, Lorraine and Martyn, were charming and welcoming while the grounds around Hawksdale were ideal for our three boys to sport themselves. V highly recommended!


We enjoyed a lovely four night stay at the apartment,Hawksdale lodge. The owners were generous,helpful and knowledgeable about the local area, without being intrusive. Beautiful accommodation with quality furnishings and comfortable beds. Outstanding views and great walks from the doorstep. We had a thoroughly restful and enjoyable stay.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lorraine Russell

  • Peaceful rural location, with wonderful walks straight from the door. We are on the Cumbrian Way and the Reivers Cycle route.
  • Carlisle, Keswick and Hadrians Wall are all within easy reach
  • Explore the quieter Northern Fells in the Lake District National Park just 10 minutes away by car.
  • Afternoon Tea (or a glass of wine if you arrive later)and a welcome hamper with local produce on arrival
  • Home cooked meals can be pre-ordered, so all you have to do is light the fire and open a bottle of you favorite wine
  • Participate in the many workshops held locally such as felt or jewellery making, upholstery or woodturning run locally