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Holmewell House

Cunsey near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1016253)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great weekend, only thing that would make the experience better would be allowed to enter the house around 3pm like a hotel and leave around 11am."

    Having to be out by 9.30 is too early. Plus too many messages saying, you need to leave the house as you left it, put the dish washer on the night before. £100 fine if you leave late…. You pay a lot of money for this place and you don’t need the above pushed down your …

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2022

  • "Very well equipped,only thing missing was tea towels in the kitchen."

    Even though we used dish washer we washed up as well due to large number of people

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2021

  • "A wonderful property in a truly spectacular setting."

    The views across the lake were amazing and full use was made of the jetty! Everything was as described with plenty of room and plenty of car parking space. A minor irritant was having neither a bottle opener or tin opener provided. Nevertheless a lovely property, which was very clean and tidy on our arrival and felt very welcoming.

    Reviewed by DSep 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 3 x super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request)
  • Ground-floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • AGA Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs, Sonos sound system, WiFi, welly washer
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Logs can be purchased at the farm shop
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Offroad parking for 6 cars
  • Enclosed terrace with outdoor seating, fire pit and barbecue
  • Private jetty
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 4.6 miles
  • Note: License required for fishing, equipment can be hired locally, fishing FOC unless catch is made, then small fee applicable

The property

Hawkshead 4.6 miles.

Luxury awaits you and your loved ones at Holmewell House, an outstanding property overlooking the shores of Lake Windermere within an idyllic setting.

Perfect for a weekend celebration for a group of ten who want to explore the exceptional beauty of the Lake District.

Be wowed as you find your way down a sweeping driveway to this impressive exterior to a grand whitewashed holiday home offering striking views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding countryside.

Feel at home as you're introduced to the stunning ground-floor interior, housing a utility room, cloakroom, an accessible wet room, and an open-plan living room.

The living area is a sociable space to gather with your loved ones, enhanced by fabulous colourful features and the bright scenes viewed out of the immense patio doors where you can catch the morning sunrise.

Here, you can rustle up homemade delights in the amply-equipped kitchen, boasting a range of contemporary amenities to choose from, as well as a modest sitting section where others can lounge with a glass of wine and keep the chef company.

Head over to the dining table and host sociable dinner parties, featuring multi-coloured seating in front of amazing views before settling in for an evening of fun in the snug sitting room, letting the woodburning stove warm you up during a festive film night.

Each room provides its own sense of charm and personal character, with elegant furnishings and décor, all offering glorious super-king-size beds with zip/link features allowing them to be made into twin beds on prior request.

Discover one bedroom on the ground-floor and four first-floor bedrooms with lavish en-suite bathrooms, one with its very own soothing roll top bath, and another with a fantastic balcony overlooking awe-inspiring views of the enclosed garden and lakes.

Spend summer days lounging out on your very own private terrace, complemented with outdoor sofas, alfresco dining facilities, a rustic fire pit and a barbecue, all alongside breath-taking views of glistening shorelines and rugged mountains.

You also have access to your own private jetty, making it easy to head straight out onto a day of lakeside adventure and watersports.

For those who enjoy fishing, make use of the 2.5 acre trout fishing lake for a peaceful afternoon on the water, or book in some activities with Graythwaite Adventure, offering all manner of exciting pursuits from axe throwing and bushcraft, to 4x4 off-road driving and a host of watersports, there’s something for everyone.

Walkers will relish at being in one of the best walking locations in all of the UK, with the Lake District home to plenty of peaks and fells to roam, from leisurely ambles along Lake Windermere, to a more vigorous trek up a challenging peak.

Head into the Grizedale Forest for fantastic mountain-biking trails, with bike hire available here, as well as the Go Ape!

Grizedale centre being so much fun for all the family as you swing through the treetops on the thrilling rope course!

The National Trust’s Hill Top is the perfect place to visit for any Beatrix Potter fans as this dwelling, her former home, is filled with her old belongings and paintings of her famous characters.

Head to Lakeside to visit the amazing Lakes Aquarium or hop on a Windermere Cruise to visit all the other popular towns including Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside.

Discover a fun-filled stay in the Lakes at the unforgettable Holmewell House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

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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

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £750 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