Crabtree

Graythwaite near Hawkshead, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 914055)

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Cottage features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Sleeps

    4

  • Bedrooms

    2

  • Bathrooms

    2

  • Pets

    Yes

Graythwaite Cottages

Hawkshead 4 miles. Located on a beautiful, 5000-acre country estate of diverse lake, forest, woodland and meadow landscapes, this charming courtyard of Victorian farm buildings, dating from 1890, sits in a superb central setting for a Lake District getaway to remember. Each of these delightful Lake District cottages near Hawkshead has been thoughtfully refurbished and retains much original character, which is well balanced with modern furnishings, set just one mile from the shores of Lake Windermere. Each of these superb cottages has been finished to a high standard, with most offering cosy open fires or woodburners to snuggle beside after a busy day. There’s a variety of holiday accommodation available, from cosy, romantic retreats to larger family-friendly properties, meaning whether you’re seeking a separate hideaway with loved ones or a joint celebratory gathering, you’re certain to be inspired. Many of these Lake District cottages share a pleasant patio garden and there are some wonderful on-site facilities to take advantage of, which include a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool, a fitness suite, table tennis room and a children’s play area. The estate offers a 2.5-acre lake, just a 10-minute walk from the courtyard, which is well stocked with rainbow trout and offers a serene setting for hazy afternoons spent fly fishing. During the spring and summer months, guests can roam Graythwaite Hall’s pretty gardens, which are open to the public, while all year round, the estate’s grounds provide a wonderland for all ages and offer plenty of places to stop for a picnic or enjoy a quiet stroll along the lakeshore. Outdoor adventure awaits from the very doorstep with the position of these superb cottages perfect for discovering the dramatic National Park, with fantastic fell walking, wonderful watersports and mountain biking available within very easy reach. Chug through the vivid scenery with a trip on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway, just four miles away, which can only be outshined by a memorable cruise along the lake all the way to Bowness-on-Windermere, where a wealth of attractions and amenities await you. This group of Lake District properties provides an excellent destination for a special holiday spent relaxing and enjoying the tranquil setting and fantastic on-site facilities. Booked together, the properties can accommodate 82 people.

The Property

This delightful and well-presented cottage occupies the ground floor of a barn conversion and is located within a courtyard of properties on the beautiful Graythwaite Estate. With its attractive décor and furnishings and cosy woodburner, Crabtree is an excellent choice for a couple or small family looking to unwind in a stunning corner of the Lake District. From your cottage you have access to several acres of beautiful woodland and wonderful shared facilities, not to mention the delights of the southern Lake District.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.

Amenities

Electric central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, shared use of tumble dryer in table tennis room, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, public phone in courtyard. Power and logs for woodburner inc. in rent. Kindling available £4/bag. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Shared patio with furniture and BBQ. Shared use of estate grounds and facilities inc. indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room, children's play area, fitness suite and 2.5-acre trout fishing lake. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 4 miles, pubs 2 miles. Note: Property is located below Ref. 914057. Note: Water from private supply, fed from freshwater lake. Note: Fitness suite charged at £20/guest/week (£15 for short breaks), payable on site. Note: Pool open 8.45am – 7.30pm daily, with shower, 2 x WC and limited changing facilities. Note: Licence required for fishing, equipment can be hired locally, fishing FOC unless catch is made, then small fee applicable. Note: Limited mobile reception.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

HAWKSHEAD

Ambleside 4 miles; Kendal 24 miles.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Cars are banned from the village, leaving visitors free to wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th Century houses. There are many pleasant inns, teashops, guesthouses and gift shops in the village, as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which houses an annually changing exhibition of the famous author’s illustrations and stories. The other famous Hawskhead enthusiast, William Wordsworth, attended the Old Grammar School in 1779-87, which still stands today, and you can visit the building where the Lakeland poet developed his love of the form, and even see the desk into which he scratched his name as a small boy! Newby Bridge is ten miles away and offers attractions such as the Aquarium of the Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises, sailing daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year.

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