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Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Downstairs bedroom very small for two adults."

    Could do with downstairs shower room and the downstairs w.c. was very gloomy and uninviting.

    Reviewed by Vincent2.8Jul 2022

  • "There were dirty tissues and empty bottles under the bed and the handles to flush the toilet’s were hanging off ."

    There were also dirty tissues scrunched up in the corners of the sitting room window presumably to mop up condensation. Very dirty and not cleaned properly as we shouldn’t be finding others peoples rubbish and tissues

    Reviewed by Charlotte2.8Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful place comfortable accomodation brilliant amenities very friendly ..."

    Beautiful place comfortable accomodation brilliant amenities very friendly and informative staff very quiet and peaceful setting excellent for dogs

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday cottage was more than adequate for our small group, ..."

    Absolutely fantastic holiday cottage was more than adequate for our small group, comfy beds , great facilities swimming pool etc and the sporting activities on the estate were awesome a credit to all concerned

    Reviewed by David1.3Sep 2020

  • "However we say it met expectations but ."

    ............... .Unfortunately we had over 5 days of the 7 days without wifi which was a problem as we chose this holiday cottage because wifi was provided. The wifi was needed for my son in laws work and for contact home where my mother was ill. We also knew we would have netflix for ourselves and the children such as fireman sam etc which is very important when you are two... This was a great disappointment to us all and also an enormous concern re work and home contact. We obviously can't blame Sykes holidays but the cottages themselves. However the Graythwaite Estate were not particularly helpful regarding this p[roblem

    We are sorry to hear that you experienced issues whilst staying with us. The internet issue was due to a recent storm and took longer than we would have liked for our broadband provider to repair. We completely understand that wifi access is really important to our guests, however the impact of the extreme weather was beyond our control on this occasion. We’re very sorry that you were unhappy during your visit to us, all of your comments are appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Jul 2019

  • "This cottage is not really dog friendly as there is no direct access from the house to the garden which makes it quite awkward when letting your dogs out as you have to go out of the front door,round the side of the house to the back garden which is not secure."

    To be honest ,there are parts of the house that is not really up to 4 stars and its a bit tired in the bedrooms and bathroom and one shower is not adequate for the number of bedrooms.The condition of some of the windows are poor for its rating? The lounge is comfortable and pleasant and the kitchen is adequate.

    Thank you for your feedback. The property being dog friendly means that we welcome dogs to stay in the property, not that there is a secure outside area to let your dog out. We have taken on board your feedback regards the property and can only say that as the cottages are very popular they do become subject to inevitable wear and tear. We do try to keep our rolling plan of improvements going all year round however. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle3.4May 2019

  • "This is our second time at Jubilee,we were there sameish time last year!"

    I don't believe it had been hovered before our arrival,I had to clean the unsuite,as looked to be dog hairs in the bath!!Little down stairs bedroom smelt very strongly of damp,so we couldn't use it,which resulted in our boy sleeping in with us!Carpets need replacing,they are didn't seem as well equipped...3 teaspoons!Sadly the beautiful cottage needs some tender loving care,Windows in particular,on the Sunday it was quite windy,the draught through the Windows was unbelievable!We love Graythwaite,but left disappointed!Shops an added bonus

    Reviewed by Rebecca2.2Mar 2019

  • "We had a lovely weekend at Jubilee cottage and would like to return to spend more time exploring the estate."

    The cottage is very well equipped & comfortable; it was a little cold on arrival but warmed up once we had the fire going. The beds were comfy & there was plenty of hot water for all of our showers & baths after a days cycling in the forest.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Feb 2019

  • "The initial cottage is what I have based my feedback on."

    The cottage was not well maintained and cleanliness and comfort were not as one would hope. Sykes were helpful in getting us moved although this took some time. We have stayed at Graythwaite before and feel that standards have slipped which I think you should pass on to them.

    Reviewed by Jennifer2.2Nov 2018

  • "Wonderful place and really lovely cottage!"

    We have stayed on the estate now two years running and love the area with its many walks for the dogs and peaceful setting! Everything is to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2018

  • "Cottage is situated in lovely area of Cumbria the complex was very well looked ..."

    Cottage is situated in lovely area of Cumbria the complex was very well looked after and the swimming pool was great success with grandkids, The cottage was spacious and comfortable and had all the things we needed My only constructive feedback is the cottage was rather tired and could do with a refurbish or at least the walls repainted and the scruffy carpets replaced

    Reviewed by Judith4.1Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was wonderful so spacious and the beds were so comfortable lovely views just fantastic!"

    ! :)

    Reviewed by Teressa5.0Jun 2018

  • "We loved everything about the cottage,facilities and outside space!"

    Our son was in his element!Can't wait to book for next year

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2018

  • "We arrived in snowy weather and Jubilee was very cold apart from the top bedroom which had a modern heater, and the living room was only warm enough when we had the fire going and a fan heater."

    One storage heater did not work, this was fixed during out stay which helped with that room. There was no light bulb in the ground floor toilet which was not changed despite asking about it. Debbie (?) was very friendly and helpful and provided us with more fan heaters. We have been coming to Graythwaite for many years and always have a great time, just a shame it was so cold in our cottage as the other cottages were not. Probably because it is detached? But it does need better heating as we were warmer outside!

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Mar 2018

  • "The location was extremely isolated."

    The heating was inadequate on the Thursday night we returned later than usual and had to keep our coats on until we went to bed it was so cold. The water in the en-suite ran yellow the whole time we were there and we were unable to use the bath as a result. The water in the shower never got hot only luke-warm. The whole place needed a face-lift as it was quite dated. We don't feel it was a four star.

    Reviewed by Gary2.7Nov 2017

  • "Very helpful manager."

    Good location. Will go back.

    Reviewed by Helen4.8Aug 2017

  • "Property had limited hot water."

    Could do With an additional shower (water in the bath was a yellowy colour). No one available at reception area during stated times to ask about the baby swim suit we had left on a chair in the pool. Possibly slightly warmer water for the swimming pool. Lovely cottages & an enjoyable holiday. Lots of room and things to do in and around the estate.

    Reviewed by Alicia4.4Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, shared use of tumble dryer in table tennis room, 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
  • Side patio area 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
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • 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 £250 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

Jubilee is a wonderful detached cottage on the Graythwaite Estate, occupying an enviable position in the central courtyard, just a moment's stroll from the indoor swimming pool, table tennis room and children's play area.

This beautifully-restored Lake District cottage makes a perfect family base.

As well as offering spacious, comfortable accommodation and wonderful woodland views, this Lake District cottage is also ideal for enjoying the wider estate's walking, cycling and fishing, or for heading out into the Lake District itself to discover all it has to offer.

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 £250.

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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.

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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
  • Christmas