Keepers Cottage

Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 932364)

  • Keepers Cottage - (Ref. 932364)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Irons

    “It was a lovely surprise to see the cottage had been refurbished.”

    The cottage was in a convenient yet beautiful setting.

    The cottage was in a convenient yet beautiful setting.


  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Hawkshead 4.3 miles.

This superb detached cottage is situated in beautiful countryside on the 5,000-acre Graythwaite Estate, close to the western shore of Lake Windermere.

An ideal cottage perfect for a family or group of friends looking for a relaxing break, where the night sky will be filled with stars and the only noise you will hear will be the local wildlife.

The cottage is just across from the Graythwaite 2.5-acre fishing lake and has lovely views across the water, how super for anglers to be able to wander out and cast their rods!

There is a sitting room with a woodburning stove which also opens into the dining room, perfect for getting together over a scrumptious meal and discussing the day’s activities.

Also downstairs is a double bedroom, twin bedroom and shower room whilst upstairs there is a master bedroom with a super king-size double with en-suite bathroom, two twin bedrooms and a further shower room.

Outside, there is a large front terrace with views across to the tarn.

A short stroll will bring you to the characteristic communal courtyard where you’ll be able to enjoy a relaxing swim in the shared indoor heated pool, or a workout in the gym.

Table tennis is also available and the courtyard serves as a gateway to the stunning greenery of the Estate.

Wander the fabulous gardens or enjoy a cycle ride through enchanting woodland with just the sound of the wind for company.

The Graythwaite Estate enjoys partnerships with local providers bringing that little extra benefit to your stay.

Discounts are available at local activity centres such as Go Ape!

and for mountain bike hire at Grizedale Forest.

Enjoy a spa at the beautiful Lakeside Hotel or cater an event with the Lakes Catering Company.

Whatever the occasion, Keepers’ Cottage and the stunning Graythwaite Estate offers an unforgettable Lake District break.


Five bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 2 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and all fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front patio
  • Shared use of estate grounds and facilities inc. indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room, children's play area, fitness suite and 2.5-acre trout fishing lake
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Water from private supply, fed from freshwater lake Note: Fitness suite charged at £20/guest/week (£15 for short breaks), payable on site Note: Pool open 8.45am – 7.30pm daily, with shower, 2 x WC and limited changing facilities Note: Licence required for fishing, equipment can be hired locally, fishing FOC unless catch is made, then small fee applicable Note: Limited mobile reception Note: Due to proximity of fishing lake, children and pets to be supervised

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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.

Region Information

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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