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Grayrigg Foot Stable

Grayrigg, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972379)


(52 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting , Thankyou for sharing it"

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2022

  • "We had a lovely, comfortable and relaxing week at Grayrigg Foot Stable."

    There were little touches of luxury everywhere from toiletries to scented candles. Scones with butter and jam, flapjacks and a chilled bottle of wine greeted us on our arrival. We felt truly welcomed by the lovely owners who were discreet and helpful throughout the week.

    Reviewed by GlennysJun 2022

  • "What a wonderful cottage."

    Spacious comfortable warm and cosy. Well thought out. Appreciated the wee extras from toiletries creams even a spray to help you sleep to delicious scones and oat cakes as well as eggs from their hens. A delightful couple hosts here. Very friendly and helpful. A special thank you to them for sorting out a garage repair for my car even taking me to the actual garage. Highly recommend this property. A good base to get to various other venues

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2022

  • "Another amazing stay at Grayrigg!"

    Our 3rd time staying here and we love it!

    Reviewed by LucyMay 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Converted and maintained to the highest standard. Immaculately clean throughout. Beautiful views and an experience of life on a working farm. Hosts run the farm and are on hand to offer advice on places to visit and where to eat. They are so welcoming and provided lovely treats for our arrival. We had a wonderful time and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by CarolineApr 2022

  • "Wonderful accommodation, nicer even the photo’s."

    Perfect spot, peaceful yet very accessible for visiting other parts of Cumbria. Christine & David were lovely; really appreciated being shown around the lambing barn, during what is such a busy time for them. Booked again to return in the summer and we’re really looking forward to it.

    Reviewed by SharonMar 2022

  • "The property was lovely and exactly like the pictures."

    The owner is really friendly and helpful and made us feel right at home. The only thing I would mention is that the listing states that there is a shop and pub nearby, but the nearest shop is in Kendal which is about 5 miles away.

    Reviewed by MeganFeb 2022

  • "Wow what a fabulous place."

    Even better than described so warm and comfortable with everything you could need for your stay. Such a beautiful conversion very tasteful with attention to detail. Such lovely friendly people. We were made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Will definitely return in the future without a doubt. Can highly recommend Greyrigg foot stable.

    Reviewed by JanetFeb 2022

  • "Grayrigg Foot Stables was amazing from start to finish."

    We had an amazing Christmas and made amazing memories!

    Reviewed by ConnorDec 2021

  • "Another fantastic stay at Grayrigg!"

    The cosiest cottage that feels home from home. Can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by LucyNov 2021

  • "Super barn conversion done to a very high standard."

    Very warm with the under-floor heating so didn’t need to light log-burner. A great time was had and a great base for visiting the lakes and North Yorkshire dales too. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay."

    The property was fabulous and our hosts most welcoming, it was the extra little touches that made all the difference and made us feel at home. A great location and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent and in a beautiful location."

    The photos on the website are lovely but the cottage is stunning in person and so beautifully appointed. We had a lovely welcome from the owners and a really relaxing stay. We were all more than happy spending time in the cottage, sitting in the garden, listening to the stream in the garden, feeding the chickens and stroking the sheep! Would 100% recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2021

  • "We have just returned from the most amazing week @ Grayrigg Foot Stable…."

    The owners have thought of everything, always making sure we were ok and checking if we needed anything. The property itself was absolutely stunning, and with the added feature of the stunning surrounds and grounds it made it the perfect location to explore the Lakes. The kids absolutely loved playing in the grounds and helping to feed the Sheep and Chickens! Already looking at returning!

    Reviewed by RyanAug 2021

  • "Grayrigg Footstable is a beautiful holiday cottage located in a stunning part of the countryside close to Kendal."

    We cannot fault our stay in anyway, the cottage is Immaculately clean and stunning throughout. Christine and David thought of everything to make our stay special, including leaving a bottle of wine and fresh scones for us on arrival, we cannot recommend Grayrigg Footstable enough.

    Reviewed by BenAug 2021

  • "First class accommodation which definitely deserves its 5 star rating."

    Owners were friendly but not intrusive. Enjoyed watching the daily farm workings.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "Much needed holiday and it was quite simply the best"

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "This beautiful cottage is ideally situated on the edge of the Lake District near Kendal."

    The interior of Foot Stable cottage was immaculate, light, airy and equipped with everything you need for a break away from home. Everything was finished to a high standard with good sized rooms. Small patio area outside with a view over the countryside including a small stream within the garden. It was a joy to spend time there and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2021

  • "This is one of the best cottages well worth the rating with lovely hosts."

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2020

  • "Lovely stay, situated in a ideal location for the lakes and the dales couldn,nt have been better for this (great!"


    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in this beautiful cottage!"

    We look forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by LucySep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic holiday and the hosts were friendly, helpful and on hand to assist us if needed."

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, friendly hosts."

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2020

  • "Despite having wet weather we had an enjoyable and relaxing time at Grayrigg Foot Stable."

    Our hosts were most welcoming, very friendly and easily approachable about what was available both locally and further afield. On arrival there was a bottle of wine, some scones with jam and flap jacks which was a very nice touch and when I asked if eggs were available to buy, laid by the chickens on the farm, I was immediately provided with half a dozen free of charge. They were delicious by the way! The cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable and has a lovely lawned garden with a stream running through it at the back, just the place to relax with a glass of wine and BBQ. All in all a very pleasant stay with the added bonus of being able to watch a working family farm in action on a daily basis.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

  • "Loved this cottage, absolutely stunning."

    The garden with the stream running is just perfect. Grayrigg Foot Stable is just a beautiful place to stay.

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2020

  • "A wonderful cottage in a beautiful location with the most welcoming, friendly hosts Christine and David."

    We could fault nothing or change anything, the cottage was pristine, cosy and everything was thought of. Christine's home-made treats on arrival were a lovely surprise too. We have re-booked for next year already! The surrounding countryside is beautiful and you are close to Kensal for the shops, Windermere and Coniston for the lakes, mountains and many, many walks and the Dales are close by too. If you are reading this in order to make your mind up whether to book - believe me it's a no-brainer, go for it you will not regret it. There are so many positives to this cottage - too many to list here and you'll want to discover all the lovely little details for yourselves! I can't wait to return and experience it all over again :)

    Reviewed by NikiJul 2020

  • "We have visited a lot of cottages in the UK over the past years but Grayrigg Foot Stable is the best ever."

    We cannot sing it's praises enough for comfort, cleanliness, location and so cosy. Christine and David were really the tops when it comes to owners looking after you. They were exceptional. The property is situated on their working farm surrounded by hills, streams and lots of lovely new born lambs. The location is quiet and private yet only a few minutes drive into Kendal where all the shops, pubs and restaurants of all types are. The Stable itself has been re-built with lots of love, skill and attention. The wood burner is amazing as is all the underfloor heating. There are two bedrooms which both have en-suite facilities. Everything for a peaceful holiday/break are here. After just one day we quickly made our mind up to book another week with Christine and David. We did this because this place is going to be very popular in the future. Special thank you to Christine and David for looking after us and the wonderful greeting pack with wine waiting for us. The TOPS.

    Reviewed by RoyFeb 2020

  • "This was a fantastic property in a fantastic location so cosy and ideal for a getaway from it all break."

    the property owners were friendly and inviting with nice added touches. located in beautiful surrounding but not too far from Kendal with good selection off shops and eateries. would highly recommend this property for a lovely relaxing holiday. Will certainly be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2019

  • "Fantastic from start to finish."

    Every detail had been carefully considered and the property was finished to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2019

  • "Simply the Best holiday cottage we have stayed in."

    The owners went over and beyond with additional welcoming touches!

    Reviewed by JOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings owners extremely approachable and friendly ."

    hope to visit this cottage again in the future

    Reviewed by JOct 2019

  • "We felt at home from the moment we walked in the door."

    Having stayed in a number of cottages over the years, this is the only one we have said we would like to go back to! It would be a lovely place to stay for Christmas.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2019

  • "Beautiful, high class conversion with views from every window."

    Quiet location yet only a few minutes from Kendal. Friendly but unobtrusive owners. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2019

  • "The cottage was a beautiful building in an ideal position and well located to explore the southern Lake District."

    There were a few minor issues that we raised with the property owners during and at the end of our stay. We submitted these comments not in any critical way, but as comments that we felt would enhance the cottage and improve it for future guests. We were very pleased to see that our comments were welcomed in the same spirit in which they were offered and we left with the feeling that they would be accepted and acted upon. This was a welcome contrast to other owners of previous cottages that have simply ignored our comments. Overall, we had a very relaxing a happy time there and we would be very happy to stay there again. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage and a lovely setting."

    Very warm welcome from the owners, several nice touches of welcome gifts, wine, home made scones and flapjacks. Would highly recommend a stay!

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2019

  • "What a gem of a cottage, beautifully appointed, super comfortable."

    The owners were brilliant too, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect cottage for two couples. The only thing we can add is that finding the location had both sets of adults driving round in circles because of SatNav, so if you come to a property signposted as an Animal sanctuary/shelter, the cottage is practically across the road from there. There is no wooden sign indicating the cottage’s lane, just a low dark stone wall engraved with the farm’s name, which is very difficult to spot under most circumstances, but especially at night.

    Reviewed by RubyMay 2019

  • "We have just returned from the best week at the Grayrigg Foot Stable, it was even better than we hoped."

    The cottage is beautiful, clean and cosy. Stunning views from every window. Our girls loved helping Christine and David out with the lambs and collecting the eggs, they both cried when it was time to leave. We visited lots of lovely places and had amazing weather. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by KatieApr 2019

  • "Friendly and welcoming, lovely comfortable cottage that was perfect for our holiday."

    We loved feeding the hens and watching them in the field.

    Reviewed by CarolMar 2019

  • "Christine , David and family made us feel welcome."

    This is our 3rd visit here and we love it. A really relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by DaviniaMar 2019

  • "We absolutely loved Grayrigg Foot Stable."

    The house was just beautiful and Christine a wonderful host. The house has everyone you could want, it was wonderfully cosy with the underfloor heating plus a lovely wood burner, the kitchen is well equipped and the bathrooms are have great showers plus there is a bath in the main one. It is a short drive to Kendal which has some nice places to go out but we loved being out of the town, it was so relaxing. Christine was really helpful with directions and we arrived to wine and home made scones which was a lovely treat. A lot of attention has been paid to the house and it really shows. We will definitely be visiting again

    Reviewed by EmmaFeb 2019

  • "The cottage itself was excellent, comfortable, well maintained with friendly attentive owners next door."

    BUT The directions really need looking at. We arrived in the dark and rain in January. It was not possible to see "the property on your righthand side" because it is well set back from the road. It was also not possible to see "the hen house in the field in front of the property" because of the dark and rain. The name of the property is in weathered stone set in the stone wall and only distinguishable if your headlights catch it. Your Sykes staff were brilliant in trying to help us find the cottage. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DianaJan 2019

  • "Well appointed property , good quality furniture and fittings , proper home from home , comfortable and warm ."

    The farm yard is by far the tidiest I have ever encountered , a credit to the owners who were also very helpful with local knowledge and guidance

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous place."

    Lovely owners.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2018

  • "Stunning cottage in beautiful location, ideal for lots of family adventures."

    Christine and David were very welcoming and helpful, the children’s hearts were won when we found homemade chocolate brownies on arrival (and the scones and wine for the adults were gratefully received too!), and the deal was sealed with the children when they got to meet (and feed) the pigs! We couldn’t have asked for a better setting for a family holiday, and Grayrigg Foot Stable will now always be a special place to us as the baby rolled over for the first time here!

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 2018

  • "Beautiful property, warm welcome on arrival, amazing touches around the house, just wonderful."

    Reviewed by JudithJul 2018

  • "The hosts, the cottage and location were all perfect."

    Grayrigg Foot Stable is a working farm and our young children were invited to be a small part of it which thrilled them beyond words. The welcome we received superseded expectations and we were delighted with every aspect of the accommodation, which is presented with a lot of care and detail. We have stayed in other UK cottages but this really is one of the very best.

    Reviewed by KateJul 2018

  • "5* plus accommodation."

    Large, clean modern. Great location, only 3 miles from Kendle. 15=20 minutes from great walking in the Yorkshire Dales, same for Cumbrian Mountains. Coniston, Windermere etc. 40 minutes from Morecambe Bay. Will defiantly stay again.

    Reviewed by AndreJun 2018

  • "The host family is very, very friendly."

    We felt most welcome and being well looked after. They are very helpful, and caring, and have an eye on little things which make guests feel comfortable and at home. Everything ist neat and clean and fresh and looks like new. It's a perfectly traditional atmosphere in and around the house, one can smell the freshness of the air, the peaceful landscape, the only sounds to be heard are coming from the sheep and hens and the little stream behind the house, which makes the place a little paradise. We enjoyed every single Minute being there.

    Reviewed by PApr 2018

  • "A cosy homely cottage with everything you could need for your stay."

    We were made to feel welcome by Christine and her family and we will definitely return for a 3rd time soon.

    Reviewed by DaviniaMar 2018

  • "We absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful cottage and would recommend it to everyone."

    There were lots of extra little touches and the cottage was spotless. The owners were very welcoming and could not do enough for us.

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2018

  • "The pictures and description on the website didn’t do the cottage justice."

    It was excellent! One of the best we have stayed in. Spotlessly clean and beautifully finished. Little touches like homemade biscuits, toiletries and farm fresh eggs (laid by the chickens you see from the kitchen window!) make it even more special. The owners are lovely and friendly, making you feel totally at home. We would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by SueFeb 2018

  • "I can honestly say this is one of the best cottages in the Lake District, which is why I have been there three times so far over the years and I hope to use it again in the future."

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bathroom, bathtub and separate shower cubicle, wash basin, WC; 1 x twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, wash basin, WC
  • Open plan living area with fully equipped kitchen.
  • Oil central heating plus wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, ground coffee machine, dishwasher and washing machine, Smart TV with Netflix, DVD player, Freesat, WiFi
  • Oil and electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and wooden bridge
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • .Shop 5 mins walk
  • Dales Way 1 min walk
  • Kendal 5 minutes by car.

The property

A luxuriously converted stable with bags of country cottage character plus modern convenience, Grayrigg Foot Stable is located in the village of Grayrigg and ideally located for an exploration of the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales. Built from local stone and sympathetically renovated by local craftsmen, Grayrigg Foot Stable is perfect for friends or family who want to get away from it all and explore this beautiful part of the world. As you walk into the large open plan living area, you can immediately see the attention to detail that has been paid in converting these old farm buildings into a comfortable and contemporary holiday home.

There are plenty of original beams and part of the old stable building has been cleverly incorporated into the dining area.

There's a fully fitted kitchen, and a modern wood burner housed in an inglenook fireplace adds warmth and character.

Upstairs there's a double and a twin bedroom, both en-suite.

There's a bathtub, separate shower cubicle, basin and WC for the double bedroom and a shower, basin and WC for the twin room.

Everything has been finished to the highest standard in a very contemporary style. Outside there's a pretty stone flagged patio area that was once the pig sty, and a lawned area bordered by a stream.

There's also a little wooden bridge leading to the hen house and beautiful views over farmland and the surrounding countryside.

Grayrigg Foot Stable has off-road parking for 2 cars. There's a village shop in Grayrigg, a traditional Lakeland village just 5 minutes from Kendal with its bustling centre packed with pubs, restaurants and independent shops, while there are several retail parks on the outskirts.

There's plenty of walking in the area with the Howgill fells and Grayrigg forest within easy reach.

The Dales Way passes the front door of the cottage for easy access to some stunning countryside. Kendal is known as the gateway to the South Lakes, and Windermere and Coniston are just a 20 minute drive away.

Don't miss a trip on one of the famous steamers through Swallows and Amazons country, or visit the Aquarium of the Lakes and the South Lakes Safari Zoo.

Hurtle through the treetops when you Go Ape or simply drink in the peace and quiet.

Relax over a great dinner in one of the many award-winning restaurants in the area. With so much to see and do literally on the doorstep, Grayrigg Foot Stable is the ideal base for an exploration of the Yorkshire fells and dales and the South Lakes at any time of the year.

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About the location


Windermere 8 miles.

A historic market town with a fine reputation for shopping, Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Visit The Abbot Hall Art Gallery, its regular collection holding portraits by Kendal born George Romney and works by Turner and Ruskin, with other exhibitions through its links with the Tate. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay. Kendal itself is ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With other attractions such as Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life, the fascinating Quaker Tapestry, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Kendal provides a superb base for a relaxing break.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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