A picturesque, detached stone cottage, situated on the sprawling Graythwaite Estate, close to the western shore of Lake Windermere in the Lake District.
Overlooking the beautiful parkland of this 5000-acre estate, this wonderful cottage provides a homely and accommodating retreat from all the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Perfect for a couple or small family seeking a magical break in this truly serene location, Dove Cottage features a quirky, L-shaped sitting room complete with electric fire and sweeping estate views.
A delightful kitchen with dining area is ideally equipped for rustling up a feast for your loved ones, and why not head outside to dine alfresco on the patio whilst watching the lambs play, or simply sit back and listen to the gentle breeze rustle through the treetops?
A good night’s sleep is guaranteed in this tranquil haven, with a twin bedroom set on the ground floor and six steps leading up to the double and the bathroom.
Just a short walk up a private track brings you to a charming communal courtyard area, with a heated indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, games room and children’s play area.
In the summer, Graythwaite Hall’s stunning gardens are open to the public and you can also hire a boat and cast a line into the 2.5-acre lake on the estate.
Hardy souls can brave the chilled waters of Windermere for an invigorating swim, or enjoy discount at the Go Ape centre or mountain bike hire in Grizedale Forest, just a few minutes’ drive away.
Return home to a delightful home-cooked meal, with further discount available from The Lakes Catering Company or enjoy utter luxury in the Lakeside Hotel and Spa, where again, guests at Graythwaite can enjoy a fabulous exclusive discount.
Whether you’re seeking action and adventure or a retreat to blissful solitude, this Lake District cottage has all you’re looking for and more!
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.
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
*Exclusive 15% discount at Go Ape and Grizedale Mountain Bike hire
*Milk and provisions from Town End Farm can be delivered to your doorstep during your stay
*Delicious welcome packs from The Honey Pot in Hawkshead, ordered for your arrival - with guests at Graythwaite entitled to a 10% discount
*Graythwaite have teamed up with The Lakes Catering Company so you can enjoy a delicious, seasonal home-cooked meal, delivered straight to your cottage
More information about these superb deals and activites can be obtained directly with the Estate once your booking is confirmed.