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


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "The Graythwaite cottages were absolutely gorgeous and in the perfect peaceful setting."

    added bonus of the farm shop and swimming pool to enjoy, just disappointed we missed out on the pizzas! We had only one tiny issue with the oven not working - but this was simply that the power had been turned off and the clock needed setting for it to work. Quick text to one of the numbers in the info booklet and we had an answer. WiFi didn’t work and signal is an issue there however we were happy for the tech break. Have recommended here to lots of people and will hopefully be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Florence5.0May 2021

  • "We stayed in the newlands cottage in graythwaite cottages."

    It was perfect very nice and cosy inside. With all the amenities you need. Pool is nice but a little on the cold side. There is plenty of places right on the door step to hike and walk with amazing views. Doesn’t take long to get to anywhere you want on Windermere. Overall we was all very happy and would love to return again some day. Thank you.

    Reviewed by J5.0Oct 2020

  • "The location, Cottage, site and surroundings were perfect."

    All the Graythwaite Cottages and houses were excellent as we saw quite a few dotted around the area where we were staying., which was about 1 mile away from Lake Windermere (at Graythwaite Hall, our cottage was called Newlands). The interior was tastefully decorated, the furniture & fittings were to a very high standard. A very relaxing and fun-filled 60th birthday trip for me! Recommending to all our family & friends. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely and perfect for a family of four (plus dog :)) all the kitchen amenities you need and plenty of storage in the bedrooms."

    The estate is miles from anywhere so be prepared to drive down lots of tiny country roads to get everywhere (but to us this just adds to the charm). WiFi good but no phone signal. Would have liked a list of local pubs, restaurants and takeaways rather than having to drive around to find them as you do need to plan where you’re going before you head out if you want to eat out :) would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2020

  • "Newlands is an extremely comfortable and peaceful cottage."

    the area is all countryside, with lots of walks.we walked our dogs down to the lake and even though we were only there for 2 nights we managed to enjoy every minute. the cottage has a wood burner and proved to be a cosy way to spend a weekend. thank you Graythwaite.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2020

  • "Loved the place"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2019

  • "Key safe was great as no wait to get into our cottage."

    High chair and travel cot was fantastic for our little family. Washing machine, hoover and dishwasher meant it was home from home and helped me keep tidy especially as we stayed over xmas. Grounds were beautiful and the pool was fantastic. Most of the time we was the only ones in it. Close to hawkshead and nice walks on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Dec 2019

  • "We’ve visited this property before and our second trip didn’t disappoint."

    Great, comfortable accommodation with plenty of walks on the doorstep.

    We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you return once again. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luella4.7May 2019

  • "+ves Excellent property."

    Roomy And well appointed rooms. Good facilities. -ves Kitchen utensils : some were still dirty. And could with sharper cooking knives. Sign posts to cottages could be clearer. An arrow above the word cottages pointing to them would be useful. At moment only the shop and keepers lodge have arrows. Several of the other visiting families made the same mistake we did and went straight ahead!

    We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you return in the future. Thank you for bringing these issues up. We are improving the signs in the very near future. Thanks again for leaving us a review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rohit4.7Apr 2019

  • "Newlands is a lovely apartment."

    . great lay out & plenty of room for a short break. The facilities are excellent washing machine, dishwasher & access to a tumble dryer exceeded my expectations. Only issues where the crockery/ pans etc where a little grubby in the cupboards & a few chips in the mugs. Overall a superb base for a Lakes holiday.

    We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are aware that due to the cottages being so popular there is wear and tear and we do endeavour to keep on top of as many of these things as we can. It would appear on this occasion some kitchen items were missed but have been replaced now. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo3.8Feb 2019

  • "We have been to these cottages many times and the standard has always been first class."

    However on this visit the outside presentation of the cottages was poor especially the paintwork. The inside of Newlands was in poor condition eg the paintwork was peeling and dirty. The carpets were need of cleaning. There were cup ring marks on the window sills,cob webs in the bedroom and the toilets seats were scratched. There were no complimentary bath products as there has been in the past. It is sad we have to make these remarks but the reason we book with you is because of your previous high standards. We think you should know that our expectations were not met on this occasion and you should know how we feel so you can rectify your standards. Many thanks from Richard Hart and Emma Brigham

    We are sorry to hear that our property did not meet your expectations. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. We now provide welcome hampers in all our properties containing a range of local produce such as bread and jam. Also at the time of your stay we were having some issues with the cleaning company who we have since parted company with and we’re pleased to say our feedback is now much more positive. We hope that you might consider trying us again in the future as you have obviously enjoyed previous visits to us in the past. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Oct 2018

  • "We had a fantastic 3 nights in Newlands."

    It was extremely well equipped and very comfortable. And to have large, fluffy bath towels was an added luxury! Will definitely be coming back again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to Graythwaite in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2018

  • "Good clean property, great location."

    Great for families. Swimming pool was great but there was too much chlorine, which made kids chest very tight & uncomfortable. Was a shame the walks from place were not described well in the leaflet as hard to follow. Wanted to be able to walk 5km from property.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Apr 2018

  • "The living room was very dark after daylight."

    The double mattress was lumpy & generally uncomfortable, & one of the storage heaters failed to store heat so would only work on the booster. Whilst we reported this latter on Sunday, by the time we left on Friday no-one had been to review or fix it. We arrived with the bulb in the main room lamp not working so we bought a new one & replaced it. The hair-dryer was also missing but you rectified this within 24 hours. The cot provided did not have a bassinet level so we needed to bring our own travel cot. On the positive side, the wi-fi worked well (a good thing as there was no mobile reception), there was never any shortage of hot water, the wood-burning stove was highly effective, the pool was a good size & well maintained & all was very quiet & peaceful.

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2018

  • "It's the 3rd time in 18 months we have stayed on the estate and in different cottages each time."

    Loved it

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2018

  • "Poor lighting in the property."

    Problems with condensation, Windows needed paintwork cleaned, if not repainted.

    Reviewed by Bernadette2.9Nov 2017

  • "My children(teenagers) were disappointed that the cottage was listed as with Wi-Fi but in reality this was only accessible hanging out of one of the bedroom windows!"

    This we felt was misleading in the description and ought really to be amended.

    Reviewed by Zoe4.6Aug 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Superbly well appointed in an excellent location. Our Dogs were made very welcome. Gorgeous walks from the cottage & many eateries in the near driving locality. Good shopping within a short driving distance. This is our 2nd visit & I'm hoping for many more. Faultless

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2016

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  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • 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 woodburner 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
  • Shared patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • 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
  • 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: Property located above Ref 914055 and accessed by approx 16 external steps
  • 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 very homely first floor apartment forms part of a large central barn conversion.

Newlands offers spacious and charming holiday accommodation, boasting character beams and elevated views across the beautiful surrounding grounds.

The two bedrooms comprise a cosy twin and a bright king-size double benefiting from its own en-suite shower room.

Settle together in the cosy sitting room and mull over holiday plans by the warmth of the woodburner or relax on the sunny shared patio after an afternoon swim.

This wonderful apartment is a great choice for your Lake District getaway.

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.

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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:

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