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The Cottage at Graysondale Farm

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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93 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an amazing stay at Graysondale farm!"

    Great location for exploring The Lakes, lovely little cottage with everything we needed. The highlight for us was the outdoor space, the woodland and the BBQ hut! The kids spent hours playing and exploring and have already asked when we can go back! Sarah was a great host, we would definitely recommend to others. Thanks Sarah!

    Reviewed by Gina5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent cottage, great small village / hamlet location."

    Sarah was an excellent host, always helpful and very knowledgeable about the local area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2024

  • "A wonderful, warm and friendly welcome from the owner, Sarah."

    She was accommodating to our needs and even added a lovely, thoughtful and kind extra touch of happy birthday banners and balloon. Not at request but simply because I told her I was visiting on my birthday so that was a nice added gesture. The cottage was quirky, cute and very peaceful. With lovely surroundings of nature. It was clean, very well kept and I can't pick any fault with any of that. The appliances, utensils etc (including BBQ ones) were all clean and easy to use. A minor minor thing to note, which isn't a fault by any means. As it's very much personal preference, was the bed is on the firm side. There was access to movies and netflix (very handy). Books and games too. With lots of information on nearby activities too. Don't delay on booking this hidden gem of a property. It's absolutely wonderful.

    Thanks for your lovely feedback & thank you for the comment about the mattress - I will get a topper which will hopefully improve comfort Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita4.7May 2024

  • "Lovely characterful cottage, very dog friendly with enclosed patio straight out the back door and access to a larger area of enclosed woodland."

    Treats provided for the dogs, chocolate biscuits and a very welcome chilled bottle of wine for us! We had a lovely short break that went all too quickly.

    Reviewed by Shelagh5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, great hosts and amazing scenery."

    Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a quiet break away. Short distance to other towns with some amazing walks.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Apr 2024

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Very welcoming and warm. Very quiet with pretty much everything you need. Some great welcoming touches (wine and biscuits) I would definitely recommend putting a cake order in! You won’t regret it!

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Mar 2024

  • "2nd time we have stayed very nice place have already booked for next year."

    Would 100% recommend

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Exactly as listed. Really helpful owner, even left a bottle of wine and some other bits and bobs for our arrival. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic winter stay!"

    The cottage itself is really well equipped, super clean and warm for when it’s cold outside! The grounds are lovely, we all (2 kids, 2adults and 2dogs) enjoyed the woodland and the kids had lots of fun on the play area. Very dog friendly. There were a couple of bits of the woodland we didn’t get to try this time due to time constraints- the bbq hut and the fire pit but we would definitely like to try those next time we visit! Host Sarah was amazing, really friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Some really nice touches like a bottle of wine chilled and waiting, biscuits and a pint of milk, we also really appreciated the extra blankets around the cottage, we didn’t need them for warmth but they just added an extra touch of coziness after a day out walking. We really liked the area- lots to do locally and within a short drive. Next time we visit the lakes we’ll be looking to book here again! Thanks Sarah!

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very warm, comfortable and cosy cottage - just what we needed for a midwinter break."

    Hosts very attentive and the village is quiet, making it easy to walk the dog on the local roads.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage was clean, comfortable, well equipped and warm."

    The fenced patio at the back of the cottage and the woods were excellent for the dogs. The host Sarah was amazing and couldn't do enough to help.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jan 2024

  • "This was a lovely cottage and the host was outstanding, it was very dog friendly and the wood behind the cottage was amazing for the dogs, though it was fenced all around there was one point in the far left corner where a determined dog if they wanted to I think could get thru to the adjoining field."

    All in all a lovely stay in a beautiful location and wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was fab just what we needed after a busy Christmas."

    The cottage was extremely clean comfortable and we loved the outdoor forest adventure, A great welcome by the hosts Sarah and Rick a great hidden Gem thank you both for the great stay.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Dec 2023

  • "Our 3rd visit and will stay there again, wonderful week in a lovely cottage."

    Highly recommended, pub within walking distance and a reasonable drive to the western/northern lakes and Sarah the host is very helpful and pleasant

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2023

  • "Thank you for our lovely warm welcome when we arrived- and the complimentary packet of cookies went down very well!"

    The property was lovely and had everything we needed and was a great location to allow us to explore the local area. I also need to say how amazing it was to step out the back door to the garden where the children could play, which then led into the woods where the children and dogs could run and play. Your forest was delightful and I was amazed to find your forest paths were even regularly swept clear of the fallen leaves and pine needles!

    Reviewed by Shona5.0Oct 2023

  • "Thankyou for the friendly welcome to this lovely little cottage."

    It is extremely comfortable, clean and exceptionally well equipped. The area is delightful in every way, close to good walking country and close as well to excellent local pubs serving great food.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolute gem of a find!"

    !! Had a perfect week away with family here! The garden and woods / bbq hut were loved by our children! Everything you could need was provided. Sarah the owner who lives on site couldn’t be more friendly and helpful - really made us feel settled and at ease staying with young children.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage, perfect if you have a dog."

    The back of the property is enclosed and there is a nice little walk in the woods which is part of the property. It's a lovely walk around Deanscale too! The Cottage at Graysondale Farm is always booked up so it's popular. Therefore, there will be a quick turn around between guests departing and new arrivals. A little more attention is needed for high dusting but that's probably our standards. This is NOT a criticism and overall the cottage is spotless. We miss having a washing machine when we book self catering, however the owner does offer a laundry service and the current charge of £5. We didn't use this service bit it's handy to know it's there!. There is everything you need really to make it feel like home. Sarah the host was so welcoming, genuine, warm and kind. It's about a 10 min drive to Cockermouth which has a few supermarkets so it's good to be able to stock up for the week!. Cockermouth is a great little market town and there are some nice walks along the river. Keswick is about 13 miles away. The A591 route is the main road around The Lakes and probably one of the most stunning in the UK as it leads you to Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere. It's your gateway to explore everywhere in this stunning place!

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.1Sep 2023

  • "Sarah was lovley and helpful, we enjoy our stay and would stay again."

    I would also recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by John4.1Sep 2023

  • "Had a great holiday."

    Cottage was and had everything we needed. Sarah made us so welcome and we felt at ease straight away and we noticed she has grate and genuine care for the dogs. Starbuck (our) dog loved the woods and back garden and we was able to let him off the lead knowing he was safe in the enclosed area. We had a great week and look forward to next year. Thanks to Sarah and Rick

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2023

  • "Third stay here."

    Love the cottage and grounds. If we have any little problem, Sarah sorts it out straight away. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was the best we have been in, the understanding of our dogs needs were excellent."

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jul 2023

  • "A really lovely stay in a very well equipped cottage."

    Anything you need (not that there was anything!) just ask Sarah. We have already booked two further stays this year and can’t wait to go back. If you have dogs, this is absolutely the place for you! It’s the most dog friendly holiday we have ever had. Look no further - book The Cottage at Grasondale Farm.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2023

  • "Would go back to this place again owners very helpfull & pleasant nothing they ..."

    Would go back to this place again owners very helpfull & pleasant nothing they could help you with

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and Sarah is so helpful, local pub a few minutes walk, food is excellent."

    Great location for exploring the north west part of the Lake District, had lovely days out at Muncaster Castle, Buttermere, and Whinlatter. Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Sarah was a great host and made us feel very welcome from the minute we met her."

    We had our two grandsons Rory and Fraser and our black lab Cole with us and this cottage was perfect for them all. There is a playground and a wood with lots of things to find and dens to build. It was a dream place for them to have adventures. The BBQ hut was amazing and Sarah had left everything we needed to make it a fun occasion. We cannot recommend Graysondale enough. It's perfect for a family holiday. The cottage is a great location to sightsee the Northern Lakes and the picturesque town of Cockermouth is well worth a visit with lots of lovely independent shops.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage and we adored using the BBQ hut."

    The walks through the fairy-tale woods to the seat at the bottom overlooking the fields of sheep are just magical. Everything clean and perfect and so cosy and quirky. Very private, quiet and very relaxing. Would definitely recommend this property. Had an amazing week here.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Apr 2023

  • "One of the best we have stayed at in the lakes will 100% be staying again"

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Mar 2023

  • "We spent a week at The Cottage, our party consisted of 3 adults and 2 dogs."

    Due to us having reactive dogs, we were relieved to discover there was a fully fenced small garden where the dogs were free to roam. The woodland was awesome, where the dogs enjoyed sniffing about. The cottage, was small, had everything we needed, it was warm and tranquil. Sarah was very friendly and wasn't even put out when we explained our dogs were reactive. It was ideally placed to visit Keswick, Cockermouth and Whinlatter, which were our main reasons for the visit. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Mar 2023

  • "I had an absolutely amazing stay at the cottage - it was everything I had expected and more!"

    Sarah was a lovely and welcoming host and the cottage was absolutely perfect - it was warm and cosy and a perfect place to retreat to after long days spent walking with my dogs. The cottage was extremely dog-friendly and my dogs loved the wooded area at the back of the garden! The cottage was well-equipped with everything that I could have needed and it really felt like a home away from home. I'll definitely be returning for another stay soon - can't recommend it enough!

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Feb 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage in a nice location."

    The owners are really friendly and helpful and provided so much in the cottage which was really appreciated. Outside space was good, the patio space you have is enclosed but not private, the wood area was a real bonus and our dog loved it. Would happily stay here again and would recommend to anyone :)

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage between Christmas and New Year."

    The owner greeted us on arrival, sharing all check in info with us and made us feel very welcome. The cottage was lovely and cosy and was very clean. It had all the facilities we needed for our stay and we didn’t have to ask the owner for anything, as everything was provided, including a bottle of fizz and chocolates on arrival, which was a nice touch. However, if we did need anything extra, the owners were always on hand next door. The cottage was completely dog friendly with dog treats, towels and other dog essentials provided. Good free wifi too. Our two children (4 and 2) loved the bunk beds and the outside space was fantastic. Swings, climbing frame with slide and an amazing woodland with all sorts of little additions for the children to find on their woodland hunts. Our dog loved running around the woodland too. Location was not too far and easily accessible by car to Keswick and other parts of the Lakes. Nearby Cockermouth has plenty of shops for food etc. We honestly could not fault our stay and would definitely recommend. Thank you to the owners for a lovely stay, we will definitely return

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, everything you need is at hand and having the little park and woods straight out the back door is fabulous!"

    The little grill house in the woods was the added bonus. This is the second time we've been and will most certainly not be the last, already planning our next visit, there just wasn't enough time to do everything!

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Dec 2022

  • "Originally intended to stay with wife, dog and Bro in law."

    Last minute illness meant I stayed with a mate. Great location, perfect facilities. Poor phone signal but strong WiFi. Enjoyed local pub. Have already rebooked for next summer as it will be ideal for our dog, who has next to no recall, so she will really enjoy exploring the enclosed woodland. Sarah Jane is a lovely host and I look forward to my wife and dog meeting her next year.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2022

  • "One of the loveliest cottages we've stayed in."

    So cosy and warm. Sarah is a lovely lady so helpful. Our 3 dogs loved the wood behind the house. The dog friendly pub is just a short walk away and the food is lovely. The cottage is a short journey to the coast and also close to the lake District. Thank you for the wine and biscuits and the treats for the three dogs was much appreciated. Hope to visit you again in the future

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Our second stay at Graysondale, super cottage well positioned for Lake District national park, very good if you have dogs or young children, play area in garden, slide and swings for the children along with a wood."

    Will be returning next year already booked.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2022

  • "We enjoyed a relaxed and very comfortable week in this delightful cottage."

    Our host Sarah was friendliness itself and made us feel very welcome. The extra outdoor space in the garden and wood made all the difference to us and our dog! Sarah has obviously put a lot of thought into the design and fittings in the cottage and it all works beautifully. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Kirstine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great cottage fabulous surroundings especially the wood our dogs had a great ..."

    Great cottage fabulous surroundings especially the wood our dogs had a great time thank you Sarah for making our holiday so wonderful would gladly come back again

    Reviewed by Ron4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay great little cottage we were well looked after by the owners they were very helpful good location to go to different places great for dogs got you’re own green and woods at the back to use."

    Very peaceful will definitely go back

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and comfortable."

    Good enclosed outside area and so nice to have it well fenced for a small dog.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely one of the best if not THE BEST cottage we have stayed in."

    Nothing to fault this delightful cottage & the outdoor gardens & woods. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at The Cottage."

    It was excellent for us as a family with a dog and crawling daughter! The Cottage had all the things we needed and anything we missed Sarah was able to provide (E.g matches for a disposable BBQ!) It is an old building, which traditional features and quite dark inside due to the small windows. The only negative was we didn't find the bed so comfy. The small enclosed yard, shared grass area and small wood were perfect for Phoebe our dog. She loves to fetch the ball and the grass was perfect for this. It was a quiet location and perfect for a relaxing time. The only noises we heard were the cows from next doors farm. It is situated close to both the coast and the Lakes, with Cockermouth only a short drive awake if we needed any groceries or a coffee and cake in a little cafe! Sarah was a super host; thank you for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jul 2022

  • "Great place to stay."

    Very clean and well thought out. Really enjoyed the garden and woodlands. Very dog friendly. About 3 miles cross country walk from Cockermouth. We will stay here again

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage, in a good location."

    Fully secure small patio garden and then a secure woodland area, which was great for letting the dog have a run around. Accommodation was lovely, everything we needed was provided, including things that we didn't expect, like towels for muddy paws. Sarah was very welcoming on arrival and was on hand for any information and recommendations when needed. We will definitely be looking to book The Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a very nice holiday and Sarah was lovely and couldn't do enough for you, she is a really nice person."

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2022

  • "Upon arrival we received a warm welcome from Sarah."

    The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed for our stay. This is a dog friendly cottage with an enclosed back garden. Within the grounds is an enclosed woodland which was a bonus. The location was excellent within travelling distance to both seaside, lakes and Cockermouth . The local pub is a short walk and serves good food. Would definitely recommend. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Adela5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was warm and comfortable and perfect for those with dogs."

    Sarah was most welcoming and helpful and careful to protect her guests and herself from potential Covid infection. Thank you for the welcome pack, Sarah. For us a wall clock, radio and hairdryer would have been welcome additions to what otherwise is a very well equipped cottage. We would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Ros4.4May 2022

  • "What a fantastic little gem."

    Very comfy and cosy and everything you could need. Lovely right the way through. Beautiful little courtyard at the back a and looked after beautifully. Great little woods which the dog loved. Would 100% come back. one of the best cottages we have stayed in. Plus Sarah was lovely and very accommodating, leaving lots of little things in the cottage for us to enjoy. Wine for us, dog treats for Murphy our dog.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2022

  • "A perfect cottage for a getaway."

    I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone. perfectly clean on arrival with the controls to the central heating etc explained fully A lovely bottle of wine in the fridge waiting along with tea coffee and biscuits for us and the dog which was a bonus. Can't thank Sarah enough for making us feel so welcome I will be booking again for next year without a doubt

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was our second time at the Cottage at Graysondale and it did not disappoint."

    The cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need. Waking up to the sound of birdsong from the woods was wonderful- our dog loved having the woods to run around in. It’s also the perfect location for walking- Buttermere is nearby with a mix of easy and challenging walks and we enjoyed visits to Wordsworth’s birthplace just up the road, and Grasmere not too far away. The location is perfect for dog owners with the woods at the back of the property and just a10 minute walk to a great dog-friendly pub, lovely food and friendly staff. The hosts are lovely- friendly and helpful, full of tips of places to go. In short we can’t recommend this cottage highly enough and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was the perfect cottage for us."

    Not far from the lakes, quiet and very well equipped. Would also suit family with children, great play area and a wooded area. If you have a dog, as we did this a great place to stay. We will be going back in November A very enjoyable weeks holiday, we thoroughly recommend the cottage at Graysondale farm, and hosts were very pleasant and helpful

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2022

  • "Sarah is a lovely host."

    We had a very relaxing stay looking forward to returning soon if possible.

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2022

  • "This cottage is an absolute gem, off the beaten track so really quiet (& lovely & dark at night) but also close to amenities/ walks/ mountains."

    Cottage was immaculate & had everything we could wish for. Sarah is a lovely host, great communication and very friendly and welcoming - lots of lovely goodies on arrival. Perfect for our two dogs too with an enclosed back yard & also woodland at the back. We’ve already booked for next year!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "The Cottage was delightful, very comfortable and clean."

    The owners have taken great care to provide everything needed for a wonderful stay. Top of my list is good saucepans, I took my own frying pan only to find exactly the same one in the cupboard. The decor is excellent and tastefully done. A lovely welcome pack on arrival. Ideal for anyone with dogs, super secure enclosed courtyard. Brilliant to be able to access the woodland attached to the property. Sarah is a brilliant host, always there when needed.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at The Cottage which is perfectly located for Rowrah Kart track and the Lakes."

    Sarah was so friendly and helpful and The Cottage had absolutely everything we needed. The welcome pack and the dog pack was a lovely touch. The woods at the back were great to have access to:- the children and the dog thoroughly enjoyed running around. We even managed to have a BBQ thanks to the lovely BBQ cabin nestling in the woods. We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Genny5.0Feb 2022

  • "Another fantastic few days in The Cottage at Graysondale Farm - it really feels like home from home."

    Spotlessly clean, well equipped and cosy (even through a storm), and as ever, Sarah and Rick are the perfect hosts. Thank you for having us (again), and hope to see you both soon!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jan 2022

  • "Sarah was great, immediately emailed upon booking to ask of any requirements she could help with, which I thought was lovely, from local area, the cottage, help with shopping delivery etc."

    The few doggy items inside the cottage was a lovely touch too, as was the welcome pack. Would definitely recommend and look forward to re-booking in the future!! This is the second booking via Sykes, and again would thoroughly recommend, Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Just back from a week in The Cottage at Graysondale, and I can’t compliment the location, facilities and Rick and Sarah’s hospitality enough."

    Through Storm Barra we were warm, comfortable and safe. The Cottage is beautifully decorated, super clean, and very well equipped, and the new shower is amazing! Thank you for having us - we will definitely be back soon!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2021

  • "We came away (2 friends) for a peaceful, time out, relaxing change of scene, in the countryside, within easy distance of beautiful beaches and lakes."

    We had a perfect few days and left refreshed and happy. We enjoyed our stay so much that we will be again next year. Thank you to Sarah and to Rick for your hospitality.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Perfect place to stay, clean, comfortable, and relaxing."

    The garden was outstanding, we loved using the lawn, play equipment and woods. Suited both our dogs and toddler to enjoy the space to roam. The cottage is small and sweet with character. The bed was comfortable and kitchen fine to cook in. Bathroom finished to a nice modern standard. We couldn’t leave our dogs crated in the cottage which was a shame, as we pushed our older dog on walks more than we would have liked. With plenty of medication he coped well thankfully. I don’t think it should ever be an expectation to be able to leave dogs in a holiday cottage though, so no complaint from us. The location is slightly out of the National park but we enjoyed the stunning drives each day into the heart of the Lakes. It was our first time visiting the Lakes and it was just as stunning as we expected. Buttermere was our favourite loop to walk but we have so many more places to explore yet, so will be back! Thank you Sarah for accommodating us so well

    Reviewed by Gem5.0Sep 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Graysondale Cottage."

    Perfect for our cocker spaniel with lovely woods for him. Sarah, the owner, was very friendly and helpful with local information and made us feel very welcome. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed (we liked that Sarah had even left a towel for the dog, necessary after a wet walk!) and was well situated for the Lake District. The local pub, The Old Posting House (dog friendly) was also excellent and only a short walk. We ate there 3 times during the week and the food was very good, the menu changed frequently and the landlord was very friendly. Definitely recommend this cottage for a stay in the Lakes and we would be very happy to come back again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2021

  • "For anyone holidaying with their dogs this is a wonderful place to stay."

    You have your an enclosed garden and a wooded area at the back of the cottage for the dogs to explore. The cottage had everything we needed as well as free wi-fi and netflix for the rainy evenings or you could sit in the garden watching the bats. There are plenty of places to visit within a few miles drive and only a few minutes walk to the dog friendly pub. The owners where there for us to say hello and for any problems [we didn't have any]. We had a wonderful weeks stay and would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Lavinia5.0May 2021

  • "We had a great holiday the cottage was lovely and warm and cozy had everything ..."

    We had a great holiday the cottage was lovely and warm and cozy had everything we needed there Sarah was lovely friendly always happy to help if needed Really dog friendly left lovely flowers and treats for us would love to stay there again X

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2020

  • "The things around the cottage were amazing."

    Children's play area . Outside eating areas. Nordic bbq hut which was amazing and we used twice while there. The weather was also kind to us which makes things look so much better. Sarah has Netflix installed which was a bonus and we did use it which meant we didn't need any of the many dvds that were available (less to sanitize

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our stay at Graysondale farm cottage was wonderful."

    We visit the lakes a few times a year and have never found anywhere as dog friendly yet. The forest outside the back garden gate was perfect in the evenings to stretch the dogs legs and appeared to be completely closed in. Large enough to let them run free but small enough they won't get lost, as we were using this time to practice training. The cottage was close to many lakes such as crummock, buttermere and derwent water and also not too far from coastal/beach areas such as St bees. On the 1 day of bad weather we had, we made use of the cosy cottage and netflix and it had everything we could need. As most places request you keep your dogs of furniture, the welcome info offers throws if you like to cuddle up to your best friends. Sarah was lovely and met us on arrival and departure. To summarize we have never yet returned to one place due to enjoying different areas, but we have already been planning to return to graysondale farm cottage.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was great and had everything you could want."

    We were welcomed on arrival by Sarah, which was nice and she was literally next door in case of any issues, which I have to say there wasn't. The views from the garden were superb and the garden itself was very spacious for the dogs, with an added bonus of a wooded area next too the garden for the dogs to roam about in. Although there was a farm next door, the surroundings were peaceful and ideal for that break away front all. Suitable for just a getaway, romantic break or break with the kids. The pub down the road, The Old Posting House, 10 - 15 min walk or a 2 min drive, served great food and would def recommend. All in all a great cottage and would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2020

  • "Great hosts very friendly."

    Lovely cosy and comfy cottage.great play area outside and in woods fir children and dogs highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Mar 2020

  • "Sarah gave us a warm welcome, and didn't mind we were early, a lovely welcome pack, and fresh flowers too, would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by Claire4.1Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Our puppy loved the back yard. We left the back door open so he could feel free to go back and forth to his heart's content. On arrival Sarah had left us a little welcome pack and there were little touches to make you feel at home (fresh flowers in the rooms). Although Wi-Fi was available with strong connection, we couldn't get any signal at all. We were relying on our phones and in hindsight should have brought our laptop. I loved the wood behind the cottage. So very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2019

  • "We loved the cottage and the woods attached."

    The dogs were able to safely run around and was better than any garden i have experienced before. The house had plentiful hot water and the heating was fabulous, which is great, if like us, the weather was not all dry. It didnt stop us getting out and about but so good to be able to return to a warm house. Sarah the owner was fabulous and available to help if required ( we locked ourselves out :-( ) but unobtrusive if not required. It was a perfect size for us and had everything you could possible need - even down to a tick hook - which we didn't need lol. A wonderful experience!

    Reviewed by Bernadine5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is our second time staying at the cottage and yet again it was wonderful."

    It has everything you need, it is like a home from home, it is in a great location and an amazing place to relax and recharge your batteries. The family and the dog love coming to stay here. The owner, Sarah, is so welcoming and lovely and is always on hand if you need anything. We will definitely be back next year.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great location just a short drive to Keswick, Loweswater and Buttermere."

    Cosy and comfortable cottage, really relaxing. The wood at the back was awesome and our dog loved romping around in it! Despite mixed weather there was plenty to do and sitting outside in the sun was lovely. The owners were so helpful, made us all feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Karena5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Cottage at Graysondale Farm is perfect for a family looking to explore the lakes."

    The cottage itself is beautiful, very well equiped and clean. A lovely welcome basket from Sarah, which even included some treats for the dog. Lovely outdoor space with children in mind, the woods were lovely for the children & dog to explore & have fun in all while sitting in the garden & relaxing as they are in view...perfect! Sarah is the perfect host & very helpful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Jul 2019

  • "After a week at this lovely cottage we left having spent an amazing time as a family."

    Sarah was so welcoming and friendly. The bbq hut in the garden and little extra touches provided made our stay special.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2019

  • "Sarah was so helpful & the cottage was perfect for us clean / tidy"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2019

  • "Enjoyed a lovely break away, cottage was exactly what we wished for, perfect for children and exploring the lakes."

    Booking was so simple, website and app easy to use. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    Fantastic hosts who go the extra mile to ensure you have a relaxing and stress free holiday. Fantastic 5 stars from us.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0May 2019

  • "Great break!"

    Rick and Sarah are fab hosts and whether you want to experience the Lake District in all its stunning glory or just stop the world and get off the daily treadmill for a few days, its a wonderful place to stay!

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic location, great host, will go again."

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Apr 2019

  • "A delightful cottage set in a nice village with a pub within walking distance."

    Not in the hustle and bustle of the main tourism areas, but not too far away from them either. We had a wonderful stay and would revisit next time we need accommodation in the area.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location and is small but perfectly formed."

    Sarah met us on arrival and was very friendly and helpful and showed us around the cottage. We loved the little welcome touches - it was my husbands birthday the day we arrived and a 'happy birthday' banner greeted us as well as a bottle of wine and biscuits, and some dog treats from Marte (Sarah's dog) for our two dogs. There were fresh flowers throughout the cottage and we liked that the wifi code was readily available too. The cottage has a selection of books, maps, dvd's and a craft box for rainy days but we had such lovely weather, we spent most of our time outside. We had dinner at the village pub on our first night and it was lovely, just a 5 minute walk away. The woods alongside the property are great and have a few little secrets to reveal, our dogs loved playing in there - we wish we had had time to use the bbq hut too, maybe next time! I think the listing is a little misleading stating the woods cover 2 acres, it's about half that but still a pleasure to stroll through. We enjoyed sitting out at night listening to the birds and star gazing, it was very tranquil. We did a couple of walks in the surrounding area and were so pleased to have visited the expansive and beautiful Allonby beach - as recommended by Sarah - we pretty much had the place to ourselves, and on a Saturday too! The dogs loved it! As a whole, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The cottage, the only drawback for me, and this is purely personal preference, is that the mattress on the double bed is very hard. Thank you very much Sarah and we hope to see you again soon.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Mar 2019

  • "Brilliant location near Cockermouth and Keswick."

    Sarah, is so accommodating and we were made to feel at home. The cottage is lovely. We had access to the forest which is full of playful surprises which meant our girls would prefer to stick around than go exploring the lakes.... our dog loved the freedom to run through the forest. We will return.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, a little snug but perfect for the two of us and the dogs."

    The owners allowed us to use their grill house which was fabulous. The little forrest to the back of the cottage was perfect for us to let the dogs loose. Well definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Dec 2018

  • "This cottage exceeded my expectations which, because of the positive reviews I had read, were high."

    It was extremely well-equipped and well-furnished. The heating was excellent. Bathroom towels were plentiful and lovely and fluffy. There were extra thoughtful touches like fresh flowers, tissues, wine, biscuits and treats for my cat. The owner was welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Nov 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, in a peaceful area with easy access to the Lakes."

    The dogs loved the woods, and the Hobbit cottage. The cottage was comfortable and easy to keep clean. It would have been good to have had a small freezer, (no ice for the G&T) Sarah Jane is lovely, very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Adele4.4Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was in an ideal place for visiting all of the tourist attractions in the Lake District without travelling long distances."

    It was superb and we enjoyed our week totally before moving on to our next Sykes Cottage in Dumfries!

    Reviewed by Maureen4.1Sep 2018

  • "The Cottage was wonderful, lovely location, clean, everything you could as for."

    Exceeded all expectations. The owners were also lovely, on hand at anytime if you needed anything. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a lovely welcome from Sarah, the dogs were very welcome."

    Sarah has left us a bottle of wine and complementary tea, coffee and sugar, milk in the fridge. The cottage was in a good position for exploring the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Diana4.7Jul 2018

  • "Brilliant holiday cottage."

    Owners thought of everything to make our stay perfect. The BBQ shed and welcome basket were added bonuses. Went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and homely and helped out when we had a problem with our dog too. Highly recommended for a perfect location to explore the lakes and a homely cottage with lots of lovely touches.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2018

  • "We were not expecting such freedom of use of the land and this is what makes this property stand out."

    Sarah and Rick had all options available to cater for our needs. They accomdated our dog and provided a large cage the days we took the children to places like the zoo. They provided a cot bed, baby chair and bike store, the latter two not being stated but they went the extra mile to make sure our stay was pleasant and meet our needs. They also offered a washing service which come in handy with two young children. We felt like we had the place to ourselves and our Dog and kids made full use of the woods.

    Reviewed by Darren4.4Jun 2018

  • "Great holiday and wonderful scenery."

    Perfect location and dogs made very welcome.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Apr 2018

  • "A top class holiday from the start, booking was easy, contact to Sykes immediate and helpful."

    The cottage and location was excellant. It was so dog friendly and have never felt so welcomed. Would definitely recommend using Sykes and hope to go back to this cottage another time.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent very clean and well aquipped very dog friendly ..."

    The cottage was excellent very clean and well aquipped very dog friendly excellent facilities and location owners were very helpful and friendly

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Shower room with a basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • BBQ hut
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV with Netflix Freeview, Superfast broadband WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Rear enclosed patio with furniture and access to the owners two acre garden with BBQ hut and outdoor BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome (more available on request)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: This property has access to the owners 2 acre garden and there are wild toadstools so care must be taken at all times
  • Note: There is a stream at the end of the property so care must be taken at all times

The property

Cockermouth 3 miles.

The Cottage is a homely attached barn conversion based on Graysondale Farm, three miles from the town of Cockermouth in Cumbria, on the outskirts of the village Deanscales.

The warming interior and fabulous location make this the perfect stay for a small family to come and make the most of what Cumbria and the Lake District have to offer.

Be immediately charmed by the interior of the property, upon entering you are greeted by the rustic kitchen diner with wooden beams, an exposed stone wall and flagstone flooring, this well-equipped area is full of character.

Across the hallway sits the cosy sitting room, it offers comfortable leather sofas and a TV.

Head up the traditional staircase which brings you to the first floor with an original beam.The bedrooms consist of a double and a set of bunk beds, and the property is topped off with a shower room.

Spend the sunny days out in the lovely patio garden, with a range of seating, sit here and enjoy a refreshing drink.

Alternatively, there is a children's play area and access to the owners 2 acres of garden waiting to be explored.

A 1/4 of a mile away in Deanscales Village, is a fantastic family run pub which serves lovely home cooked meals, and is perfect for families and also accepts dogs.

The bustling market town of Cockermouth, just three 3 miles away is a great base with a wide range of shops and pubs for you to visit.

The area is famous for it's beautiful scenery as well as it's walking at Derwent Lake, Bassenthwaite Lake and Ennerdale Water.

Take a trip into the heart of the Lake District, here you will find a series of wonderful towns and villages such as Keswick, with quirky shops and inns as well as some incredible scenery to be admired.

Bring your family to The Cottage for a holiday never to be forgotten.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite Lake 7 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

The small country market town of Cockermouth is situated in the quiet north-western part of the Lake District, a largely undiscovered and unspoilt area, yet only 13 miles from Keswick. The town is famous as the birthplace of both William Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) and Wordsworth’s Georgian family home, on the main street, is now a popular visitor attraction, owned by the National Trust. Cockermouth offers a good variety of shops, pubs and places to eat, but (of course) the main attraction of the area is the beautiful scenery and excellent walking in the northern lakes – Bassenthwaite Lake, Ennerdale Water and Derwent Water.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas