- Hot tub
- Swimming pool
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
14 Customer Reviews
"Undoubtedly a great location, lovely cottage in a super spot."
The high price is just about justified but there could be some improvements - specifically the kitchen equipment, which is a bit outdated. Old and unmatched glasses, peelers broken, the oven tray had been left to 'soak' in the sink. Small details but justifying a £500/night cost .... Maybe the TV could do with upgrading also. All in all a lovely stay, I'd echo the comments about the access road, but fortunately we had a 4x4. Have rebooked for next new year.
"Fantastic location & cottage, we just thought the cottage lacked a few cooking ..."
Fantastic location & cottage, we just thought the cottage lacked a few cooking items that we generally take as a given ie cooking & serving dishes,
"The property is in a superb location right next to the Lake and with its own small jetty, and is reasnably comfortable as well."
However, there were many niggles which for the sum paid to rent, took the shine off our holiday: 1. The road down to it is in a very poor state with large and deep potholes (if you have any back issues, which we did, dont do it); 2. Brambles grew in from the sides of the road, some of which you couldnt avoid (if you value your car paintwork again dont do it); 3. The jetty had a few maintenance issues (other properties had been renovated, this one hadnt), and there was even some broken glass not cleared from the foreshore; 4. the property was not very well cleaned with cobwebs and spiders in the kitchen and the entrance lobby hadnt been cleaned for sometime; 5. The best north lakeside walk (to Grubbins Point) was out-of-bounds due to a private function, the south walk outside the house, was covered in water so difficult to navigate and the garden that we were told was open, wasn't; 6. Maintenance issues are covered by the estate and they dont man the phones at weekends, so any issues on arrival, wont be dealt with until Monday (we had a few with the shower head broken, batteries flat in TV control, and not enough drinking glasses (there were other missings in the kitchen utilities as well); 7. Doorways are quite low, so myself and my eldest daughter (who are only 5' 10/11") hit our heads regularly; 8. The blind to the en-suite doesnt fully cover the sides of the windown glass and there is a footpath at the end of the garden; 9. The drawers to the bedroom furniture need easing so they open - and they should be checked by the cleaner as we found someone else's sock left behind. Sorry to moan but these were all genuine issues faced, which to be honest for the level of property we were renting and paying for, we dont think we should have encountered.
"The location is fantastic but the house itself requires updating, when compared to other properties in the area for that price it falls short in certain areas, kitchen and bathroom facilities for example, eg no towel rail or toilet paper holders, only one shower available."
"A fantastic place to stay which is why we’ve re-booked for next year!"
The only down side was the kitchen not being overly well equipped with kitchen utensils and serving plates/bowls for example.
Thank you for leaving your review. We are delighted to read you have booked to come back again. We have noted your comment about the kitchen equipment and the utensils will be replenished. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner
"Great location and the cottage has been upgraded since our last visit 4 years ago."
Fabulous time for sure.
Thank you so much for your review. Its great to hear you had such a fantastic visit with us. We hope we can welcome you back again. Property Owner
"Unfortunately we had no hot water due to issue's with the boiler, which the estates maintenance team managered to partly rectify the next day."
It ment that the day I proposed to my girlfriend we had to have cold showers after we returned from a hike in the mountains and before we headed out for a celebratory dinner in the evening. Apart from that everything was fine.
"The kitchen in the Cottage could be stocked with more basic crockery and cooking implements."
"Having used other cottage rentals which provide a welcome basket of essentials it would be nice to see this with yourselves."
The small extra cost added to the price is small
"Absolutely stunning location cottage is to a very standard kids and our dog loved it can't reccomend enough"
"Beautiful house in an incredible private location, literally on the shore of Windermere."
It has its own jetty and we sailed everyday. A well equipped kitchen and a log fire in the living room lovely on cool September evenings. Enjoyed ourselves so much we booked it again for next year before we left.
"I really am not sure that anyone reads the feedback given!"
Last year when we stayed at Hullet Hall I remarked that the locks were sticky and that it is not easy to open the doors with the key. This is the same this year, either a new key or oil the locks or replace all the locks. New points: Dustbins. There is only one dustbin. So all bagged rubbish has to be kept in the fridge/freezer/washing machine room as there is a wandering Staffordshire Bull terrier, dog, brindled with a long tail that visits and opens any rubbish sacks left outside, distributing the contents widely. I suggest therefore 2 or three wheelie dustbins that can be categorised for recycling. Mixing bowls, there are none. I thoroughly recommend H Hall and will book again, though not in 2019. As a landlord of accommodation for 80 I understand what is required to keep up to date, on top of small problems and keeping the clients content, so I believe that my comments are constructive. Prove me wrong that feedback is read by sending me a personal email!
"The kitchen is not well equipped - far too few pots and kitchen utensils."
The beds in the middle bedroom need to be replaced.
"Poor facilities and cleanliness."
- Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 2 x twin
- Shower room with shower, basin and WC
- Kitchen with dining area
- Sitting room with woodburner
- Wood fired hot tub.
- Heated by woodchip boiler (underfloor in sitting room) with woodburner
- Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi available at Home Farm courtyard (approximately 5 minute drive from property)
- Fuel, power and a starter pack of logs for woodburner inc. in rent
- Logs can be purchased at the farm shop
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair
- Off-road parking for 2 cars
- Lakeside patio with jetty and furniture
- Shared use of estate grounds and facilities 40 mins walk, 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
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shops 5.3 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 reception at this cottage is generally good
- Please Note: This property is accessed via a half mile woodland track, not suitable for low-profile cars
- Please Note: This property has a £500 Good Housekeeping Bond
- The swimming pool can be booked for 45 minute private sessions, advanced booking is recommended and can be done by contacting email@example.com.
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 and table tennis room.
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 with a refreshing jug of Pimms and views of the glistening lake.
Use cooler days for exploring the woodland and spotting wildlife.
If you choose to head out for the day, then why not book a canoeing, climbing or bushcraft adventure through the estate?
The on-site team would even be delighted to offer tips on local walks in the area and discounts can be indulged at the Lakeland Hotel, the Go Ape!
centre and at Grizedale Forest.
Within easy reach is the village of Hawkhead, with pubs, tea rooms and gift shops, whilst all the delights of Windermere, Grasmere and Ambleside await!
Discover The World of Beatrix Potter, climb Scaffel Pike and enjoy a boat cruise on the blue waters from Bowness Bay.
The area 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.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.
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.
Note: This property is accessed via a 500 metre woodland track. Not suitable for low-profile cars.
Note: Please be aware that the swimming pool, games room are located a 40 minute walk (or 5 minute drive) from the property
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
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:
- Last minute