Hawkshead 4 miles.
A charming detached cottage situated on the Graythwaite estate, close to the village of Hawkshead.
A former 17th century barracks, this cottage has been lovingly furnished and exudes an almost enchanting feel and is perfect for families or groups of friends with plenty of space to keep everyone entertained.
You enter to a welcoming landing area, pieced together with an arm chair, and intriguing décor.
Two steps up will take you to a sitting room elevated by low lighting, comfortable sofas, and arm chairs.
Rest before the open fire or enjoy dinner at the small dining table which is tucked into the layout.
The main dining room is located back across the hallway and is layered with floral wallpaper and the large dining table is ideal for the whole family to gather round come evening.
A contemporary kitchen is light and refreshing, complemented by a breakfast table so you can relax in the morning.
On this floor you will also find a second sitting room complete with television and woodburning stove as well as a single and a double room, the latter complete with a dressing table and a walk-in wardrobe.
For your convenience, a neatly styled shower room and bathroom complete the formation.
From the landing, there are stairs down to the lower ground floor complete with a a super king-size double bedroom with a traditional overtone and matching bedside tables.
A classic bathroom lies to the side, neighboured by a single bedroom carrying a glimpse of charm.
Outside is where you will want to be on a warm day, admiring the spacious garden with its patio and pond and the beautiful vista across the estate.
Hardy souls can brave the chilled waters of Windermere for an invigorating swim, or enjoy discounts at the Go Ape centre or mountain bike hire in Grizedale Forest, just a few minutes’ drive away or remain on the estate and enjoy the indoor heated swimming pool and gym, situated just 500 metres away.
Whatever you decide to do, this Lake District Cottage has everything needed for a great stay at any time of the year.
Four bedrooms: 1 x lower ground floor super king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x lower ground floor single. Lower ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower and basin. Kitchen with breakfast table. Dining room. Sitting room with open fire. Second sitting room with woodburning stove.
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
*Exclusive 15% discount at Lakeside Hotel and Spa
*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.