Hawkshead 5.3 miles.
This wonderful detached cottage on the idyllic Graythwaite Estate occupies an exceptional setting right on the shores of Lake Windermere and the location is simply unrivalled.
The estate itself covers 5000 acres of grounds, including 12 acres of garden open from April to September.
There are also wonderful facilities in the central courtyard, around 20 minutes’ walk away, which include an indoor swimming pool, children’s play area, table tennis room and fitness suite.
But the real magic comes from its setting perched right on the shores of Lake Windermere itself, with a private jetty leading out over the waters.
Summer afternoons can be spent at the picnic table watching the sun glint off the water, while cooler days are perfect for exploring the surrounding woods, discovering the varied wildlife, which calls the estate home.
The fantastic setting of this fully-restored, 17th century cottage is perfectly matched by the quality accommodation on offer.
Three welcoming bedrooms, one en-suite, are complemented by a well-equipped kitchen/diner and a cosy sitting room with exposed beams and woodburner.
Finished to a high standard, this immaculate cottage makes a very special retreat, and an ideal base for exploring the area.
With the estate facilities to tempt you, including free fishing and the tranquil waters of the lake to inspire, rest and relaxation, you could be forgiven for not venturing further than the estate grounds during your time.
But should you choose to head out, then why not book a canoeing, climbing or bushcraft adventure with the on-site team, or ask them for recommendations on local walks?
You can even have fresh meals delivered straight to your door and a pack of provisions ready for your arrival.
If you fancy being pampered then a discount at the Lakeland Hotel and Spa is sure to tempt, whilst the brave can take to the treetops at the local Go Ape centre or hire mountain bikes, enjoying a 15% discount simply by staying on the fabulous Graythwaite Estate!
The area around this cottage is packed with memories just waiting to be made, and to top it off, at the end of each day you can return to this very special lakeside setting.
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.
Note: This property is accessed via a 500 metre woodland track. Not suitable for low-profile cars.
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
*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.