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Grassholme

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1026007)

4.3

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Grassholme is a wonderfully decorated and perfectly located property, however it is somewhat lacking in maintenance, cleanliness and basic supplies."

    The positives: - The carpets, sofas and decorations of the cottage is really very modern and homely - the cottage is in a stunning location with a fantastic view over Lake Windermere - it comes with some nice basic food supplies such as freshly ground coffee, tea, biscuits and jam - the kitchen white goods were of a high quality brand which made use of the kitchen very easy. I normally hate electric hobs but the Bosch hob and oven were brilliant! - it’s brilliant that dogs are allowed in such a well decorated property, as it is so nice to be able to have our dog with us! - the Graythwaite estate is wonderful and has plenty of nice walks in the surrounding area The issues: - there were no hand towels provided for the bathroom - various cobwebs and spiders in corners of EVERY room - there was no hand soap in the kitchen - there was no kitchen spray or cloth to clean the worktops after cooking - the curtains were beautiful, however they were poorly attached to the curtain pole with some hooks having come out - the log fire needs kindling as well as large logs and firefighters otherwise it’s pretty difficult to get the large logs to light properly - there were no matches to light the fire, so you need your own - the outdoor furniture definitely needs some TLC, which has been pointed out in a previous review - the “Grassholme Cottage” sign at the front of the property is completely worn and you can’t actually see why it says - various walls need a lick of paint from wear and tear Also, the description of the cottages is incorrect as it is not detached. It is semi detached. Overall it was a lovely stay which we thoroughly enjoyed and didn’t want to leave!

    Thank you for your feedback. We provide basic cleaning essentials and also have an onsite shop where more can be purchased. We provide a supply of wood and natural firelighters, however if people do wish to use kindling also, this can gain be purchased from our onsite shop. The property is not described as detached or semi - detached and we do feel the pictures are clear. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2022

  • "Fantastic experience from booking to the actual stay."

    Reviewed by GraceAug 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely, especially the views of the lake which we would never tire of."

    However, there were many things that were missing or could be improved upon. E.g. the patio overlooking the lake was stunning but the "seating" was tired and worn and there was only a coffee table and 2 chairs, which for a cottage sleeping 4 people, was not sufficient. Further, there was not a table you could eat a meal at, as a family, which is a shame given the setting. We were very disappointed about this. Other things which would increase the score are a more powerful shower - it was almost a trickle if you wanted it hot; instructions re recycling/rubbish etc; a map of the estate so we knew where the cottage was in relation to the courtyard and swimming pool; the door handle on the doors to the patio was broken, a dressing table in the master bedroom; aswell as personal touches like tissues, toiletries, a better equipped kitchen (more utensils). These things didn't detract from the enjoyment of the holiday and the stunning location of the cottage, but they would have made it better and more comfortable. Given that Skyes have increased the price by 150% for the same dates in 2022, I would say they need to up their game. This lovely cottage is all about the views but there was not means to enjoy them as much as we may have and in our opinion, it is noteworthy £2500 for a week! I would expect luxury for that.

    Reviewed by TanyaAug 2021

  • "There were no instruction or guidance in the home, didn’t know how to connect to WiFi, or where the pool was or where the shop was."

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2021

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Summary

  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Shared use of estate facilities inc. indoor heated swimming pool and table tennis room (please bring your own racquets and balls)
  • 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
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 3.8 miles
  • 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
  • Please Note: Minimum 3 night stay
  • Please Note: This property has a £450 Good Housekeeping Bond
  • The swimming pool can be booked for 45 minute private sessions, advanced booking is recommended and can be done by contacting estate@graythwaite.com

The property

Hawkshead 4 miles.

Resting in a beautiful woodland location with stunning views over Lake Windermere, is this delightful stone built cottage, Grassholme.

This cosy retreat is dressed in a light décor with plenty of homely touches, making it a welcoming base for families or couples looking to explore the Lake District.

The kitchen is well-equipped to ensure the simple preparation of delicious meals which can be enjoyed at the dining table, perhaps accompanied with a well-deserved glass of wine.

Snuggle up in the sitting area with the woodburning stove roaring away, enjoying a family movie amidst your loved ones.

Once the evening draws to a close, retire to the ground floor and find two bedrooms, including a king-size double with zip/link flexibility and a twin, which are both beautifully presented.

Completing the interior of Grassholme is the elegant bathroom with bath and shower over, giving you the choice how you wish to prepare for the day.

Outside is a fabulous natural slate patio area which provides unbeatable views over Lake Windermere, making it the perfect spot to enjoy an evening drink or alfresco meal.

After a day full of activity, Grassholme cottage will be awaiting your return.

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

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About the location

HAWKSHEAD

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.

Region Information

Note: Minimum 3 night stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas