Visiting this UK village is like taking a step back in time away from the fast pace and pressures of modern life.
Hawkshead, in the Lake District, is a white-washed stone oasis of calm set in a landscape famous for fine views, fresh air and peace and quiet.
And with the late autumn sunshine expected to cover much of the UK this month now might be the perfect time to seek some solace in one of the cosy pubs on offer.
The village is home to just over 500 people and surrounded by wide open spaces perfect for imagining there is no one else around.
The captivating timeless atmosphere of the cobbled streets and ancient setting inspired poet William Wordsworth who immortalised the area in his work The Prelude.
Wordsworth lived in the village while he was a pupil at the local Hawkshead Grammer School in 1779 to 1787. The young future wordsmith lived with a lady called Ann Tyson in a cottage which still stands today.
The literary connections continue as celebrated children’s author Beatrix Potter was also a local resident living at Top Hill nearby.
Visit Lake District Cumbria says Hawkshead is a “beautiful setting” offering a “rich variety of cosy, old-world charm”. It said: “Delicious homemade cakes and the traditional English cream tea, are all served up with a friendly smile.
“In the heart of the village you will find several characterful, ancient-beamed, 17th Century Inns with roaring log fires, offering you a warm welcome with only the best of locally sourced food for you to try.
“How about delicious Cumbrian Beef, polished off with a slice of Orange Cointreau Cheesecake. The menus offer great value for money and you’re always guaranteed a friendly welcome, whether it’s in the bar or in one of the restaurants.”
Lying within the Lake District National Park, the village is popular with walkers and day-trippers alike. Cars are forbidden from passing through the centre of Hawkshead, which is neatly nestled between Windermere and Coniston Water.
A active community, with a regular market also boasts a solid food and drink scene, with visitors and residents alike enjoying what there is to offer.
But those wanting to make a more permanent move to the area should take note the old-world charm comes at a price property wise.
Average house prices current stands at £460,001, according to property giants Savills.