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Located in Hawkshead, The Hive at Poppi-Red provides mountain views and free Wifi, 5.1 miles from Lake Windermere and 23 miles from Derwentwater. Some units are air conditioned and include a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a full English/Irish or a vegetarian breakfast. The Hive at Poppi-Red has a terrace. If you would like to discover the area, cycling, hiking and walking tours are possible nearby. Askham Hall is 26 miles from the accommodation, while Grizedale Forest is a few steps away. The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford International Airport, 76 miles from The Hive at Poppi-Red.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

The Hive at Poppi-Red has been welcoming guests since Oct 23, 2020

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian

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Room Type
1 queen bed
1 full bed
Bedroom :
1 queen bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 3
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Sian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The room was so beautiful. I love the way you incorporated the original features like the beams with modern interior design in the room. they were so original. The restaurant was also lovely and the food was out of this world! absolutely delicious.
  • Genevieve
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Top to bottom excellent. The staff are attentive and caring. The place was clean and stylish with warmth and attention to detail throughout. The food was delicious. Throughout our two week trip to the UK, this is my favorite of the many places...
  • Mathieson
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely clean room. Comfy bed and lots of pillows. The facilities were good. The room had everything I needed.
  • Donna
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    location is fantastic, quieter part of the lakes which is what we like, luxurious room for fair prices, staff are amazing. and you get money of food in the restaurant.
  • Philip
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great room good size shower very comfortable bed- fantastic breakfast staff very helpful and friendly
  • Donna
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    comfortable, luxurious, good location, clean, relaxing
  • Karen
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We enjoyed our stay here - the room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. We were very grateful for the biscuits and bottles of juice left in the fridge. I also liked the fact that there was a proper coffee machine with capsules. The...
  • Jason
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location excellent. Staff, particularly the guy who took our order on Mon morning were excellent. So polite and helpful. Clean. Breakfast choice was fantastic.
  • Paula
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Me and my partner come to Hawkshead every year and we’d never stay anywhere different than The Hive at Poppi Red ❤️ it’s perfect and so beautiful, all the rooms we’ve stayed in were brilliant and so comfortable and beautifully decorated, made to...
  • Clare
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Wonderfully decorated, super sized bath & lovely and clean. staff wonderful

Property questions and answers
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  • Is there any way to add breakfast to the plan?

    Yes it should be an optional extra when booking. Can you see that option? If not will have to check settings. you can pay by card at cafe counter on the day.
    Answered on 26 October 2020
  • can I bring my dog?

    yes you can we have dog friendly rooms
    Answered on 20 February 2021
  • Hi how much is parking?

    Dependent on where you park and time of day. The Hawkshead car park which is 20 second walk is £8 a day between 9 am and 6pm and is free between 6pm and 9 am.
    Answered on 6 April 2021
  • Do we need to provide our own towels and bedding if we’re staying at the beginning of June?

    We provide all towels and bedding
    Answered on 6 April 2021
  • Hi. Please can we bring our two well behaved dogs? Where do people park please when they stay?

    Yes and people park in the main car park
    Answered on 5 July 2021
  • are you taking bookings for this weekend

    We are not taking books for holidays untill 17th May people who are staying now are in line with goverment rules
    Answered on 23 March 2021
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Host Info

Host Review Score

Set at the bottom of the fells in the picturesque village of Hawkshead sits the Hive at Hawkshead nestled in the buzz of the village the amazing landscape surrounding Hawkshead with its views of the surrounding hills, fields and rivers. With nearby Esthwiate , Windermere and coniston just over the hill. The Hive at hawkshead offers boutique accommodation for all people what ever the occassion. We have rooms for all. We are nestled above the lovely Poppi Red Cafe.
Hello! We look forward to meeting new people and sharing the experience of the Lake District. All rooms are self check in & out and we have a cafe downstairs where breakfast and lunch are served all through the day.
Language spoken: English

Area info *

Amenities of The Hive at Poppi-Red
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Terrace
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Key access
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

The Hive at Poppi-Red takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM


From 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

The fine print

When traveling with pets, please note that an extra charge of £10 per pet, per stay applies.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform The Hive at Poppi-Red of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Hive at Poppi-Red

  • The prices at The Hive at Poppi-Red may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at The Hive at Poppi-Red is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • The Hive at Poppi-Red offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Walking tours
    • Bike tours

  • The Hive at Poppi-Red is 500 feet from the center of Hawkshead. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at The Hive at Poppi-Red can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian

  • Room options at The Hive at Poppi-Red include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Twin/Double
    • Single