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Keepers Cottage

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1026002)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 2 x twin, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Patio with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Graythwaite fishery is free for all guests and equipment can be hired locally, a small fee is applicable to keep your catch, rod fishing license required
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 12.1 miles, pub 2.7 miles

The property

Hawkshead 6 miles.

This cosy hideaway rests in the peaceful hamlet of Graythwaite, close to Lake Windermere and a short drive to the quaint village of Hawkshead.

With rolling hills and the stunning Lake Windermere on your doorstep, Keepers Cottage is a fabulous choice for families seeking an active holiday but with all the relaxation of a Lake District cottage.

Return to this hub after a day of following footpaths and whip up a magnificent feast from the kitchen, complete with a choice of appliances to assist you, plus a large dining area where all can gather.

The sitting room offers plenty of seating courtesy of the sumptuous corner sofa, along with an alluring woodburning stove and a Smart TV to provide ample entertainment.

Suitable for those with limited mobility, on the ground floor are two bedrooms, comprising of a double and twin, and a large shower room.

Upstairs plays host to three bedrooms, including a king-size double with a en-suite and picturesque views over the tarn, plus two attractive twins which are perfect for children.

Enjoy sitting in the patio garden and taking in the blissful scenery with only the sound of chirping birds to disturb the quiet.

Hawkshead is a short drive away and offers a lovely selection of shops, cafés and restaurants for you to enjoy, or catch the Windermere steamer across to Bowness and sample from a superb choice of attractions.

For an active day out, visit Grizedale Forest where there is a tree top adventure course and numerous paths and trails to explore by foot.

Keepers Cottage promises a rejuvenating getaway throughout the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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. 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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas