Flash Summer Sale
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

5 people have recently viewed this property

1 of 36 View Image Gallery
  • Crabtree - Lake District - 914055 - photo 1


(Ref. 914055)

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Tourist Board rating Tourist Board ratings icon Tourist Board ratings icon Tourist Board ratings icon Tourist Board ratings icon

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • l (13)
  • k (11)
  • cottage (8)
  • pool (8)
  • only (6)
  • stay (5)

13 Customer Reviews

  • "We could not be happier with our stay."

    Our first break away as a new family and the facilities where faultless. The onsite shop had everything we needed for days in, the pool really easy to book and a fantastic addition. The accomodation was spotless and the welcome pack an unexpected nice touch. I would highlight that on one website it mentions there being a fitness room on site, that is probably going to now be the games room, not a big problem for us. I would also point out that the grounds have their own electric car chargers which was a huge relief, definitely add that to your site because it made our life a lot easier not having to navigate to local chargers. Brilliant stay an we are already planning to visit again next year.

    Reviewed by Luke4.7Sep 2022

  • "Properties were all very nicely furnished and beds comfortable."

    Clean, warm and well set up with everything one could need. Welcome goodies appreciated! Swimming pool a wonderful addition and the shop useful and staff helpful. A beautiful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Patsy5.0Apr 2022

  • "It was disappointing that it was such limited access to the pool, why when you understandably due to the virus, have to book 1 hour slots."

    Why do you have the pool open only 1-6 and closed on certain days, on my break I was unable to book a swim on Monday for Wednesday and I was only at the cottage Mon, Tues and Wednesday so couldn’t use the pool. The extractor fan in the bathroom didn’t work, the cutlery draw and some of it’s contents were dirty and on the last night when we needed the oven for the first time it didn’t work.

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Sep 2020

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in peaceful areas."

    We will be back.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Jul 2020

  • "My only problems in an otherwise wonderful break were the extractor fans weren’t fully up to the job for showers and cooking in the winter when you can’t open windows and the cooker only had one shelf which is very difficult to cook a meal on with one shelf !"

    ! Otherwise wonderful, comfy beds, warm and clean well equipped kitchen brilliant pool to be able to use, would definitely go back xx

    Reviewed by Rachel4.1Feb 2020

  • "The manager reported a problem with Crabtree, which we had booked; but offered us a bigger property."

    It was a most acceptable alternative and the staff were very helpful. The cottage is set in beautiful surroundings. The little shop was most interesting stocking lots of local products and Jackie was a delightful lady! The addition of a DVD player would have been useful.On the down side (which did not detract in any way from our stay) the skirtings and the window frames need to be cleaned. We enjoyed playing Table Tennis but felt we could not sit outside due to other residents smoking in the communal area. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and would return again for a longer break.

    Thank you for leaving us your review. I have noted your comment regards a DVD player. As most of our TV’s are smart TV’s we have found they are rarely used, however if you were to stay again please just let us know and we have several you can use. We’re sorry that smoking was an issue for you in the communal areas. We are very pleased to hear that you found our staff helpful and that you would stay with us again. We would be very happy to welcome you back to Graythwaite in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Irene4.4Jun 2019

  • "We have stayed at Graythwaite on a number of occasions and this is the first time that we have been disappointed by the quality of the accommodation."

    This predominantly relates to cleanliness and the poor state of the fabric of the building and the furnishings. The kitchen hadn't been cleaned properly especially the tiles around the cooker and the place mats hadn't been cleaned and had debris from the previous tenant. The loos both needed to be flushed several times to make them function properly. I would respectfully suggest that the loos need replacing. There was a lot of condensation on the windows every morning (not observed in other cottages) and it was disappointing to find dehumidifier boxes on the window sills. The windows urgently need painting on the outside and in some cases can't be opened and closed properly. There were coffee stains on the bedside tables in the main bedroom. In fact the furniture needs painting. The sofas both looked as if they needed a good steam clean or replacing. Finally there was a set of scales with no tray on it, so not functional and only 2 large mugs instead of 4 It may be helpful for you to know that it's really difficult to open the front door with the key from the key safe These may seem small things but we paid a lot of money to stay in the cottage. When we first stayed at Graythwaite about 6 years ago it was clear that a great deal off love and attention had been given to the cottages to ensure that they provided the best possible experience and that is what has brought us back on several occasions Crabtree is tired and in need of love and attention

    We are sorry to hear that our Cottage failed to meet your expectations, particularly as you had not experienced any issues on your pervious stays with us. The cottages do endure a lot of wear and tear and we therefore have a rolling plan of maintenance and improvements all year round to address any issues; this includes gradual replacement of all the windows. We’re very grateful for your feedback and we apologise that you had issues during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan2.5Apr 2019

  • "Beautifully situated and lovely cottage."

    Oh and I mustn't forget the indoor swimming pool - wow! Loved it, loved it couldn't get enough of it after a day of visiting all the tourist spots. Oh so clean and a lovely environment,, a joy to to swim in it. The only thing is it's a bit scary when approaching the 'T' Junction from the lane by the big white gates (formal gates as you say in your directions) as there are "blind corners" and is very difficult to turn either right or left. The only thing I would probably suggest is perhaps one of those round mirrors angled either way.to make it easier to get out.

    We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially the swimming pool. Thank you for your feedback. We hope we can welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great stay over all."

    We often look for dog friendly places. Crabtree was clean and tidy. Fab location. Trout lake well stocked. Fire lovely and warm. Pool on site was clean and we used it often. The service from start to finish was attentive. Great hot water showers and two bathrooms. We would return. Thank you

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. Delighted to read you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with your 4 legged friend! Please do come and visit us again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline3.8Mar 2019

  • "Total disappointment!"

    ! After a long 10 hour drive we were excited to get to our cottage (Crabtree), only to find it was filthy and covered in black Labrador hair. We had a newborn baby with us and the cleanliness was not acceptable. Not to mention to damp and mould on the walls! We also had no hot water in the main bathroom and kitchen! Luckily we had traveled up to attend our best friend wedding and they had hired out Silverholme, so we had to bath our baby there! We have filed our complaints with a member of your staff while we were there and the cleaners were sent back in. We we arrived back it stunk of dog and was still as dirty as before! We were then told it was the cleaning staffs last day and that was why it wasn’t up to scratch!! We were told we would receive compensation but we have still had no response. Look forward to hearing back from you. Mrs chamberlain

    Many thanks for your valuable feedback, we are very disappointed that one of our properties has seemingly let us down and not provided you with the experienced that we had hoped for. We will be contacting the owner of this property shortly regarding the points you have raised. We will then be in touch with you to discuss this in more detail. In the meantime If need to contact us then Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by S1.9Nov 2018

  • "The place was lovely and quiet- just what we wanted."

    Crabtree had everything we needed, The pool was used everyday and only a minutes walk away.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jun 2018

  • "Gorgeous cottage and location."

    The dishwasher didn't work properly and is definitely ready to be replaced. Milk delivery didn't turn up and dairy not interested when rang. Difficult as had young children and nowhere near local shops Would like to return as location and facilities ie pool/table tennis a real value extra For price of cottage felt being asked to strip beds a little cheeky

    Reviewed by Joanna4.0Oct 2016

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by Vicki4.8Aug 2016

Show more Hide all


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, shared use of tumble dryer in table tennis room, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, public phone in courtyard
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Logs can be purchased at the farm shop
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Shared use of estate grounds and facilities inc. indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room (please bring your own racquets and balls), children's play area, 2.5-acre trout fishing lake
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 4 miles, pubs 2 miles
  • Water from private supply, fed from freshwater lake
  • To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking Graythwaite Adventure in advance
  • 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
  • Mobile phone signal may be limited due to the location of the property
  • Please Note: Property is located below Ref 914057
  • Please Note: This property has a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond
  • 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

This delightful and well-presented cottage occupies the ground floor of a barn conversion and is located within a courtyard of properties on the beautiful Graythwaite Estate.

With its attractive décor and furnishings and cosy woodburner, Crabtree is an excellent choice for a couple or small family looking to unwind in a stunning corner of the Lake District.

From your cottage you have access to several acres of beautiful woodland and wonderful shared facilities, not to mention the delights of the southern Lake District.

Graythwaite Cottages

Hawkshead 4 miles. Located on a beautiful, 5000-acre private country estate of diverse lake, forest, woodland and meadow landscapes, this charming courtyard of Victorian farm buildings, dating from 1890, sits in a superb central setting for a Lake District getaway to remember. Each of these delightful Lake District cottages has been thoughtfully refurbished and retain much original character, well balanced with modern furnishings and set just one mile from the shores of Lake Windermere. Each has been finished to a high standard, with most offering cosy open fires or wood burners to snuggle beside after a busy day. The nearest Village is Hawkshead, situated 4 miles from the Estate. The nearest train station is Grange-over-sands and the nearest motorway is the M6 (J36). There are some wonderful on-site facilities to take advantage of, which include a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room and children’s play area. This magical estate offers an escape to another world with a 2.5-acre lake, just a 10-minute walk from the courtyard, which is well stocked with rainbow trout and boasts a serene setting for hazy afternoons spent fly fishing. The estate’s grounds provide a wonderland for all ages and offer plenty of places to stop for a picnic or enjoy a quiet stroll or a gentle cycle along the lakeshore. Make the most of the estate by booking activities with the on-site events team Graythwaite Adventure. The extensive list of premium activities and excursions, designed to keep you entertained regardless of the weather, includes but is not limited to; 4X4 Off-roading, Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Paddle boarding, Canoeing, RIB tours, Sailing, Bubble Football, Guided Walks, Bush craft and more! All activities can be completely tailored to suit your needs and requirements to create the perfect activity schedule for you. Moreover, if there is an activity that tickles your fancy however is not listed please do not hesitate to contact the team. No request is too big or small, and they will endeavour to do their best to deliver. The on-site shop offers everything from milk to luxury local spirits and delicious welcome packs with succulent, locally-sourced food. Get in touch with the Estate to organise your pre-arrival order today. This group of Lake District properties provides an unforgettable escape and is an excellent destination for a special holiday spent relaxing and enjoying the tranquil setting and fantastic on-site facilities. Booked together, the properties can accommodate 86 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

View on map

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.

View more holiday cottages in Hawkshead

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

As well as the wide range of activities on-site, The Graythwaite Estate are pleased to offer you the following services to make your stay even more special:

*Maps and recommendations for walks around the estate and surrounding area, along with a list of things to see and do, and the pick of the best local pubs and restaurants

*The arrangement of canoeing, bushcraft, climbing, guided walks and other activities - just let the estate know and they’ll take care of it

*Milk and provisions from Town End Farm can be delivered to your doorstep during your stay

More information about these superb deals and activites can be obtained directly with the Estate once your booking is confirmed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas