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Cunsey Lodge

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Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Cunsey Lodge is a lovely place to stay, is more spacious than the pictures show and in a picturesque location."

    The only comment I could make is the kitchen could do with a few more things, a frying pan, some smaller bowls for cooking/serving and toilet roll holders in the bathrooms. Perhaps more details on finding the swimming pool! We would most definitely visit again and highly recommend it to friends and families who want to holiday together but have private rooms/bathrooms. Thank you Braithwaite Estate

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2023

  • "Was a fantastic experience for the whole family, in s stunning grounds."

    Will definitely return in the future

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cunsey lodge was a spacious accommodation in a great position on the edge of Lake Windermere."

    Louise the letting manager was kind enough to allow us early access which was extremely welcome. The only negative was the kitchen equipment needs looking at, not enough pots/pans, both corkscrews were of no use (broken). I wouldn’t hesitate to book again if these small but important tweaks were carried out.

    Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Cunsey Lodge. We have completed an inventory check on this property and all missing/broken items have now been replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe4.1Jan 2022

  • "Sykes cottages are very professional, reasonably priced and easy to deal with."

    We enjoyed our stay at Cunsey Lodge - Ambleside. Many thanks Sykes Cottages for helping us make some great memories.

    Reviewed by Trushant5.0May 2021

  • "We had a plumbing issue on arrival however once notified it was rectified the following morning- excellent service!"

    You’re a company I’d book without hesitation in the future

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Ground source underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and a starter pack of logs for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Logs can be purchased at the farm shop
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Private patio with furniture, barbecue and wood-fired hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: License required for fishing, equipment can be hired locally, fishing FOC unless catch is made, then small fee applicable
  • The swimming pool can be booked for 45 minute private sessions,all guests can pre-book up to a maximum of 3 swimming slots ( or 2 slots for short stays 2 and 3 nights ) 7 days prior to arrival by contacting estate@graythwaite.com

The property

Hawkshead 4.4 miles.

An exceptional, detached holiday property set in an elevated position, just half a mile from Lake Windermere, within the 5000-acre Graythwaite Estate.

Boasting delightful views towards the water, and four bedrooms, each equipped with their own excellent en-suites, this wonderful Windermere cottage provides the perfect, luxury base for a very special holiday spent with family or friends.

The contemporary kitchen is equipped to an excellent standard to ensure your party is well catered for, with a breakfast bar ideal for grabbing a quick bite before heading out for the day, and a spacious dining area where everyone can gather together to discuss plans.

The sitting room offers a large, open space, charmingly decorated with a tasteful country theme that blends well with the beautiful scenery surrounding this special cottage, benefiting from the warmth of a roaring woodburning stove for frosty evenings.

Outside there is a private patio garden, edged by woodland, providing the perfect place for barbecues on sunny days, with serene views stretching across the lake, while the wood-fired hot tub is perfect for relaxing.

With four lovely bedrooms to choose from, all equipped with en-suite bathrooms, each guest will find themselves an elegant sleeping spot, with the bedrooms comprising two king-size rooms and two twin rooms.

Guests can roam the scenic estate grounds and enjoy the benefits of on-site fishing on the 2.5-acre trout fishing lake, a perfect way to relax during a peaceful afternoon.

Inspiring walks can begin in every direction, whether ambling along the shoreline of Windermere, heading into the Grizedale Forest for woodland walks, or embarking on a journey up one of the Lake District’s many peaks or fells.

Graythwaite Adventure offer guests an easy way to enjoy some exciting activities, with 4x4 off-road driving, axe throwing, bushcraft and plenty of watersports including paddle-boarding, there’s something for everyone!

Grizedale Forest also has exceptional mountain biking facilities with bike hire available here, or simply wander the walkways dotted with impressive sculptures.

A fine array of impressive country houses can be discovered nearby, with family-friendly attractions giving your little ones a chance to meet Peter Rabbit and his friends at Beatrix Potter's Hilltop home.

Return to this luxury cottage after an evening's stroll beside the lakeshore, a wonderful choice for a memorable holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


  • Ambleside 5.1 miles
  • Kendal 17.4 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.

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The swimming pool can be booked for 45 minute private sessions,all guests can pre-book up to a maximum of 3 swimming slots ( or 2 slots for short stays 2 and 3 nights ) 7 days prior to arrival by contacting estate@graythwaite.com

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £450 for this property

Note: Minimum 3 night stay

Note: License required for fishing, equipment can be hired locally, fishing FOC unless catch is made, then small fee applicable

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas