Hawkshead 5.3 miles.
This wonderful detached cottage on the idyllic Graythwaite Estate occupies an exceptional setting right on the shores of Lake Windermere and the location is simply unrivalled.
The estate itself covers 5000 acres of grounds, including 12 acres of garden open from April to September.
There are also wonderful facilities in the central courtyard, around 20 minutes’ walk away, which include an indoor swimming pool, children’s play area, table tennis room and fitness suite.
But the real magic comes from its setting perched right on the shores of Lake Windermere itself, with a private jetty leading out over the waters.
Summer afternoons can be spent at the picnic table watching the sun glint off the water, while cooler days are perfect for exploring the surrounding woods, discovering the varied wildlife, which calls the estate home.
The fantastic setting of this fully-restored, 17th century cottage is perfectly matched by the quality accommodation on offer.
Three welcoming bedrooms, one en-suite, are complemented by a well-equipped kitchen/diner and a cosy sitting room with exposed beams and woodburner.
Finished to a high standard, this immaculate cottage makes a very special retreat, and an ideal base for exploring the area.
With the estate facilities to tempt you, including free fishing and the tranquil waters of the lake to inspire, rest and relaxation, you could be forgiven for not venturing further than the estate grounds during your time.
But should you choose to head out, then why not book a canoeing, climbing or bushcraft adventure with the on-site team, or ask them for recommendations on local walks?
You can even have fresh meals delivered straight to your door and a pack of provisions ready for your arrival.
If you fancy being pampered then a discount at the Lakeland Hotel and Spa is sure to tempt, whilst the brave can take to the treetops at the local Go Ape centre or hire mountain bikes, enjoying a 15% discount simply by staying on the fabulous Graythwaite Estate!
The area around this cottage is packed with memories just waiting to be made, and to top it off, at the end of each day you can return to this very special lakeside setting.