Secure your holiday for £20. Limited availability, could end at any time.
All available departures from 23/01/24. Selected properties only. T&Cs apply
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search
1 of 35 View Image Gallery
  • Forge - Lake District - 914056 - photo 1


(Ref. 914056)

Graythwaite near 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

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • 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 (12)
  • k (10)
  • pool (7)
  • cottage (6)
  • great (5)
  • walks (5)

12 Customer Reviews

  • "Positive - loads of room inside the cottage, swimming pool clean and great to use, loads of walks, good shop with nice staff."

    Negative - no email with booking reference so we had to go to the shop to book swimming, people had already booked but did not show up so families miss out. Why can’t last booking be open so anyone can go. Need a few maps of walks from the cottages, and wish there was a pub to walk to, also needs smart televisions Apart from that great but we also had the weather which helped

    Reviewed by Jason4.1Aug 2023

  • "Cosy and very comfortable."

    Lovely and warm when we opened the front door. Comfortable beds, lovely fluffy towels. Beautiful setting. Only little negative is we needed a couple more mugs and cutlery. Lovely lady in the shop. We would most definitely return.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Forge. Following on from your feedback a full review of the inventory has been completed and items replaced where required. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Nov 2021

  • "The staff on the Graywaithe Estate were always very helpful."

    We had a very nice holiday and enjoyed the location and the walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2021

  • "We stayed in the Forge and Bibby Lot on a family holiday."

    Felt that Graythwaite had made very little special effort in providing a Corvid secure environment. When staying in Wales in July hand gel and antibacterial spray was provided together with guidance notes Cleanliness was not of a acceptable standard. The following are examples causing concern Dirty crockery and utensils in cupboards - garlic press with garlic still in, food on cutlery and glasses requiring washing before use On stripping beds on last day, no mattress protectors and stained mattresses in some instances Cobwebs Bibby Lot - curtains hanging off in bunk bedroom. Wood not provided for fire as stated in Information pack As a 4 star property it did not meet expectations.

    Reviewed by Janette2.5Aug 2020

  • "Everything was very clean and good."

    However one of the reasons we booked this accommodation was the availability of the swimming pool. In this we feel we were mislead. We fully appreciate in hindsight that this is in relation to covid19. But in reading your bit about changes on being made due to covid19, with regard to towels, pillow cases,etc, perhaps it may have been an idea to fully upfront about all the facilities instead of getting us to book on false promises.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage!"

    Packed with everything needed! Only issue we had was it were very cold on the first night due to the storage heaters not being on long enough before our stay and with a baby it was a concern.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Jan 2020

  • "Walks wonderful and pool very enjoyable Kitchen well stocked"

    We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you return again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clari4.7Jul 2019

  • "The cottage & the grounds were beautiful."

    We went through the week & we pretty much had the place to ourselves. The cottage had everything we needed & having the fore crackling through the evening was a really nice addition to the holiday. Our little Daughter enjoyed the pool (again, which we had to ourselves), the park & seeing all the wildlife around the grounds. Being on the opposite side of the lake to Windermere was a really good change. No traffic, no people. It was very nice & quiet. The on site shop is a great addition too. They sell meals from a local company & pretty much all the essentials needed so you don't have to drive to the next village to find these things. The bed was very comfortable. We would love to go back sometime & hopefully the weather would be better than it was.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We're looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future and this time we hope that you will get better weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2019

  • "Another wonderful holiday at Graythwaite, a cosy cottage and beautiful surroundings."

    We all loved the pool and going for walks around the estate. The new on site shop is a great added bonus. We had a very relaxing break. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2019

  • "The estate was incredible , so beautiful and peaceful."

    We had some wonderful walks. Forge cottage was perfect for a few days away. Fully equipped and cosy. The carpets were in need of cleaning or replacing as the bedroom one had dirty marks on it. The linen was clean and fresh. The cottage was perfectly situated for the pool house , which was super. The shower there was excellent and so hot. The pool was a little cool but a great addition to the stay and one of the main reasons we booked.

    Reviewed by Nikki3.8Oct 2018

  • "We loved the location, accommodation and facilities."

    We liked the ease of entry and exit with little for us to do. We had no interaction with Sykes other than the emails with information (all that was needed) and none with the hosts. So in this case everything met our expectations. We cannot judge further than that.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with good facilities."

    The children loved the indoor pool. Great base to explore from.

    Reviewed by Tom4.8Oct 2016

Show more Hide all


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • 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 and starter pack for fire 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
  • Private patio with furniture
  • 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
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome as of the 1st November 2020
  • 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: 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

The property

This pretty, end-terrace cottage has been thoughtfully furnished to provide a holiday home of real comfort, perfect for your family getaway.

Bright and tasteful decoration blends well with the modern touches and character features to provide a relaxing atmosphere.

The three bedrooms share a contemporary shower room, and the thoughtfully-furnished sitting room features a charming fireplace set in a surround of locally-sourced stone.

The luxury kitchen with dining area has French doors opening onto a private patio garden, where guests can sit on sunny days and enjoy the views to the nearby woods.

A quaint little Lake District cottage, which is sure to delight!

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

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