- Swimming pool
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
Hawkshead 5.3 miles. This wonderful detached cottage on the idyllic Graythwaite Estate occupies an exceptional setting right on the shores of Lake Windermere. The location of this Windermere cottage is simply unrivalled. The estate itself covers 5000 acres of grounds, including 12 acres of garden open from April to September. There are also wonderful facilities in the central courtyard, around 20 minutes’ walk from this Windermere cottage, which include an indoor swimming pool, children’s play area, table tennis room and fitness suite. But the real magic of this Lake District cottage comes from its setting perched right on the shores of Lake Windermere itself, with a private jetty leading out over the waters. Summer afternoons can be spent at the picnic table watching the sun glint off the water, while cooler days are perfect for explorations into the surrounding woods, discovering the varied wildlife which calls the estate home. The fantastic setting of this fully-restored, 17th century cottage is perfectly matched by the quality accommodation on offer. Three welcoming bedrooms, one en-suite, are complemented by a well-equipped kitchen/diner and a cosy sitting room with exposed beams and woodburner. Finished to a high standard, this immaculate cottage on Windermere makes a very special retreat, and an ideal base for exploring the area. With the estate facilities to tempt you, including free fishing and plenty of walks, and the tranquil waters of the lake to inspire, rest and relaxation, you could be forgiven for not venturing further than the estate grounds during your time at this Windermere cottage. But should you choose to head out, there is so much to enjoy. From the steam railway to Beatrix Potter museum, the bustling town of Bowness or the dramatic scenery of the Lakes themselves, the area around this Windermere cottage is packed with memories just waiting to be made, and to top it off, at the end of each day you can return to this very special lakeside setting.
Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 2 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.
Heated by woodchip boiler (underfloor in sitting room) with woodburner. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi available at reception. Fuel, 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. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lakeside patio with jetty and furniture. Shared use of estate grounds and facilities 20 mins walk, inc. indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room, children's play area, fitness suite and 2.5-acre trout fishing lake. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5.3 miles, pub 2 miles. 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: Mobile reception at this cottage is generally good.
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About the location
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.