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Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 927208)

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  • Sleeps 18

  • Bedrooms 9

  • Bathrooms 9

  • Pets Yes

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


1 Customer Review

  • "We were hoping for the family holiday of a lifetime and Silverholme did not disappoint."

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2018


  • Over three levels
  • Main house
  • Nine bedrooms: 1 x ground level king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground level twin with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x first level super-king size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x first level twin with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x first level twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC (en-suite is up 5 steps from the bedroom), 2 x second level king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x second level twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Two ground level basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table (seats 12)
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Drawing room (seats 9) with woodburning stove
  • Library (seats 6)
  • Cinema room (seats 5)
  • Coachman's Cottage
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Main House: Eco-friendly biomass central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric quad oven with electric and gas hobs, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezer, additional fridge and freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwasher, glass washer, 3 x TVs with Freeview (inc. 50" TV in cinema room), DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, surround sound in cinema room, kitchen and patio
  • Coachman's Cottage: Eco-friendly biomass central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Shared use of estate grounds and facilities 20 mins walk, inc. indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room, children's play area, fitness suite and 2.5-acre trout fishing lake
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.3 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: There are five steps between the first and second levels
  • Note: Water from private supply, fed from freshwater lake
  • 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.

The property

Enshrouded in elegance and boasting a setting like no other, Sykes Cottages is proud to present Silverholme, a stunning Georgian manor house located on the beautiful Graythwaite Estate in the Lake District National Park.

A truly unique and luxurious experience awaits guests to this magical property that stands guard over England's largest lake, Windermere.

The private driveway transports you to another world where first-class service and opulence is the order of the day.

Beautifully juxtaposed with contemporary and traditional designs, Silverholme provides everything you need for that special celebration, reunion or family getaway.

There's a space for everyone; the spectacular kitchen, complete with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake, is superbly equipped for all your culinary needs.

The drawing room offers a sumptuous retreat where one can truly relax in front of the roaring open fire.

Plan the day's activities in the library which is well stocked with maps and walking guides.

Alternatively, the quality cinema room, complete with surround sound will keep all ages occupied.

The eight bedrooms in the main house, along with the additional room in the separate Coachman’s Cottage, all provide serene comfort.

Sink in to crisp sheets in these distinctive and characteristic rooms, where a great night's sleep is guaranteed.

Silverholme's outdoor areas make the most of the wonderful views over Lake Windermere.

There are walks to be taken from the doorstep and through the 5,000 acres that make up the Graythwaite Estate.

Staff are available to cater for your every need from hot tub hire to butlers and chefs.

Mountain bike hire, clay pigeon shooting and even helicopter rides can also be organised all of which will enhance your experience.

Finally, a visit to this location wouldn't be complete without exploring the spectacular Lake District itself.

Hundreds of square miles of glorious countryside, soaring peaks and sweeping valleys home to numerous quaint towns and pretty villages that simply cannot be missed.

Book Silverholme today and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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

*Exclusive 15% discount at Lakeside Hotel and Spa

*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
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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