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Dove Cottage

Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 919701)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “Everything was great.”

    We had a wonderful time.

    We had a wonderful time.

    - Mr Limisovschi, September 2020

The property

A picturesque, detached stone cottage, situated on the sprawling Graythwaite Estate, close to the western shore of Lake Windermere in the Lake District.

Overlooking the beautiful parkland of this 5000-acre estate, this wonderful cottage provides a homely and accommodating retreat from all the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Perfect for a couple or small family seeking a magical break in this truly serene location, Dove Cottage features a quirky, L-shaped sitting room complete with electric fire and sweeping estate views.

A delightful kitchen with dining area is ideally equipped for rustling up a feast for your loved ones, and why not head outside to dine alfresco on the patio whilst watching the lambs play, or simply sit back and listen to the gentle breeze rustle through the treetops?

A good night's sleep is guaranteed in this tranquil haven, with a twin bedroom set on the ground floor and six steps leading up to the double and the bathroom.

Just a short walk up a private track brings you to a charming communal courtyard area, with a heated indoor swimming pool, games room and children's play area.

In the summer, Graythwaite Hall's stunnng gardens are open to the public and you can also hire a boat and cast a line into the 2.5-acre lake on the estate.

Hardy souls can brave the chilled waters of Windermere for an invigorating swim, or enjoy discount at the Go Ape centre or mountain bike hire in Grizedale Forest, just a few minutes' drive away.

Return home to a delightful home-cooked meal, with further discount available from The Lakes Catering Company or enjoy utter luxury in the Lakeside Hotel and Spa, where again, guests at Graythwaite can enjoy a fabulous exclusive discount.

Whether you're seeking action and adventure or a retreat to blissful solitude, this Lake District cottage has all you’re looking for and more!

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, shared tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, Wifi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio 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
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome as of the 1st November 2020
  • 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 X - CBA Events in advance
  • License is required for fishing, equipment can be hired locally, fishing FOC unless catch is made, then small fee applicable
  • Mobile phone signal may be limited due to the location of the property
  • Please Note: There are 6 steps up to the double bedroom and bathroom
  • Please Note - The tumble dryer is available on the courtyard in the laundry room
  • Please Note: This property has a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond
  • Please Note: For your safety and in line with the Covid-19 guidelines, with effect from the 3rd September 2020 access to the swimming pool will be limited to hourly private sessions, advanced booking is recommended and can be done by contacting estate@graythwaite.com
  • Please consider the following information when making your booking; the owner is doing everything possible to keep the facilities open, but there is a possibility that they may be restricted or closed at the time of your stay if the situation or guidance regarding Covid-19 changes.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location

HAWKSHEAD

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

*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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