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Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 914068)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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    4 Customer Review(s)

    Mr Carr
    March 2017
    “just can't wait to go ...”
    just can't wait to go back!....slightly firmer mattress would be wonderful though!

Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Hawkshead 4.3 miles.

This quality detached Lakeland cottage is located at Cunsey, within the wonderful, 5,000-acre Graythwaite Estate, enjoying an elevated position, offering superb views over Lake Windermere and the surrounding woodland.

The setting is both private and peaceful; a perfect antidote to the stresses of everyday life, and the accommodation at this cottage is designed to help you relax.

There is a well-equipped kitchen and open plan dining area, along with a very comfortable and welcoming sitting room with open fire, perfect for settling in on a chilly evening or after an autumn stroll by the lake.

There are two attractive bedrooms at this Windermere cottage, one with an en-suite, guaranteeing a well-earned night’s rest.

The shores of Lake Windermere are just 15 minutes’ stroll away, and the surrounding estate is full of mature woodland walks with plenty of wildlife to spot.

The on-site facilities, found at the estate’s central courtyard, around 3 miles from this Windermere cottage are a wonderful bonus.

These include an indoor heated swimming pool, a table tennis room, fitness suite and a children’s play area.

The estate also offers free trout fishing.

Should you feel the need to head away from your cottage near Windermere, then the beauty of the Lakes is on your doorstep.

Plus, there is a wonderful selection of exclusive offers and benefits to enjoy, with excellent discounted Go Ape experiences and mountain bike hire in Grizedale Forest, along with convenient welcome packs and delicious homemade meals delivered straight to your door.

Visit Hawkshead or Ambleside, hop on the steam railway or take a boat trip, or simply explore the majestic beauty of the fells, pikes and scars, not to mention the glinting waters, lakes and tarns of this wonderful region.

Accommodation

Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and logs for fire inc. in rent
  • Kindling available £4/bag, coal available £8/bag
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • Shared use of estate grounds and facilities 3 miles away 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 4.3 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • 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

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. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th century houses. There are many pleasant inns, teashops, guest houses 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 Hawkshead 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.

Region Information

As well as the wide range of activities on-site, The Graythwaite Estate are pleased to offer you the following services to make your stay even more special:

*Maps and recommendations for walks around the estate and surrounding area, along with a list of things to see and do, and the pick of the best local pubs and restaurants

*The arrangement of canoeing, bushcraft, climbing, guided walks and other activities - just let the estate know and they’ll take care of it

*Exclusive 15% discount at Go Ape and Grizedale Mountain Bike hire

*Exclusive 15% discount at Lakeside Hotel and Spa

*Milk and provisions from Town End Farm can be delivered to your doorstep during your stay

*Delicious welcome packs from The Honey Pot in Hawkshead, ordered for your arrival - with guests at Graythwaite entitled to a 10% discount

*Graythwaite have teamed up with The Lakes Catering Company so you can enjoy a delicious, seasonal home-cooked meal, delivered straight to your cottage

More information about these superb deals and activites can be obtained directly with the Estate once your booking is confirmed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute