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Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely home from home, perfect for our family and two dogs."

    Fantastic kitchen, and lovely comfy sitting area. Staff onsite very friendly and helpful, will definitely be back! We also asked to stay an extra day due to a change in our dates for returning home and this was quickly accommodated and admin fee waived, many thanks

    Reviewed by Mairghread5.0Aug 2023

  • "Apart from lack of hot water in the evening, our stay was delightful."

    The cottage and site are lovely.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Mar 2023

  • "The holiday cottage and location were brilliant."

    We had the joy of good weather and really appreciated being able to sit outside (both front and back of the cottage) for breakfast and then dinner. We were on the end cottage and so had the advantage of a larger back garden but there was so much space at the front where we could sit as well. Could easily go for a walk from the cottage but also the location meant you were close to everything you could want - lakes, climbs, walks, towns. Cottage was for 4 people but there was not much seating in the lounge to be honest, which we would have felt more if it had been a rainy week. Note: one of the windows wouldn't open and as it was so hot it was really needed but despite mentioning this and being assured someone would come no one did. Nice having the shop on site in case you need anything although it is very expensive.

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Jul 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • External shared utility.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, public phone in courtyard
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Logs can be purchased at the farm shop
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Offroad parking for 10 cars
  • Private patio with furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 0.1 miles, pubs 3.5 miles
  • 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
  • Note: Limited mobile reception
  • Note: Kindling available £4/bag, coal available £8/bag
  • Note: The table tennis room is available, but please bring your own racquets and balls
  • Note: License required for fishing, equipment can be hired locally, fishing FOC unless catch is made, then small fee applicable.The swimming pool can be booked for 45 minute private sessions, All guests can pre-book up to a maximum of 3 swimming slots ( or 2 slots for short stays 2 and 3 nights ) 7 days prior to arrival by contacting

The property

Hawkshead 5.8 miles.

This charming, terraced cottage is located within the central courtyard of the Graythwaite Estate, near the Lake District village of Hawkshead.

Enjoying beautiful woodland views, this cottage makes an ideal choice for a relaxing break with the family.

The lounge offers a warm, country-cottage feel, with ruby red sofas and an open fire to warm your feet on a cold winter's night, whilst the kitchen has its own breakfast bar and a dining area set for four where you can rustle up a delicious meal for the whole family to enjoy together, catching up on the day's events.

Three bedrooms rest upstairs, stylishly presented in bright, uplifting colour schemes, there is a double, followed by two singles, each served by a lovely shower room.

You can access your very own private patio from the kitchen and sit with a well-earned glass of wine amidst idyllic surroundings, or dine alfresco-style on a warm summer's evening, with the aroma of barbecued chicken drifting across the garden.

Briar offers a superb position, close to the estate's on-site facilities, including a heated indoor swimming pool and children's play area, while scenic woodland walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep.

The nearby village retains bundles of character, together with quaint tea rooms, gift shops and traditional pubs to try.

Hawkshead is famous for its links to Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, who’s Old Grammar School can still be visited today, where you can see his name etched into his desk.

Other attractions worth seeing are; Bowness Bay on Windermere lake, The World of Beatrix Potter, Kendal castle and Levens Hall.

There is a plethora of walking trails and cycling routes not to be missed, especially the ones at Grizedale Forest!

With plenty to see and do in the surrounding area, choose this getaway for your next holiday in Cumbria.

Graythwaite Cottages

Hawkshead 4 miles. Located on a beautiful, 5000-acre private country estate of diverse lake, forest, woodland and meadow landscapes, this charming courtyard of Victorian farm buildings, dating from 1890, sits in a superb central setting for a Lake District getaway to remember. Each of these delightful Lake District cottages has been thoughtfully refurbished and retain much original character, well balanced with modern furnishings and set just one mile from the shores of Lake Windermere. Each has been finished to a high standard, with most offering cosy open fires or wood burners to snuggle beside after a busy day. The nearest Village is Hawkshead, situated 4 miles from the Estate. The nearest train station is Grange-over-sands and the nearest motorway is the M6 (J36). There are some wonderful on-site facilities to take advantage of, which include a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room and children’s play area. This magical estate offers an escape to another world with a 2.5-acre lake, just a 10-minute walk from the courtyard, which is well stocked with rainbow trout and boasts a serene setting for hazy afternoons spent fly fishing. The estate’s grounds provide a wonderland for all ages and offer plenty of places to stop for a picnic or enjoy a quiet stroll or a gentle cycle along the lakeshore. Make the most of the estate by booking activities with the on-site events team Graythwaite Adventure. The extensive list of premium activities and excursions, designed to keep you entertained regardless of the weather, includes but is not limited to; 4X4 Off-roading, Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Paddle boarding, Canoeing, RIB tours, Sailing, Bubble Football, Guided Walks, Bush craft and more! All activities can be completely tailored to suit your needs and requirements to create the perfect activity schedule for you. Moreover, if there is an activity that tickles your fancy however is not listed please do not hesitate to contact the team. No request is too big or small, and they will endeavour to do their best to deliver. The on-site shop offers everything from milk to luxury local spirits and delicious welcome packs with succulent, locally-sourced food. Get in touch with the Estate to organise your pre-arrival order today. This group of Lake District properties provides an unforgettable escape and is an excellent destination for a special holiday spent relaxing and enjoying the tranquil setting and fantastic on-site facilities. Booked together, the properties can accommodate 86 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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.

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Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £350 for this property

Note: Minimum 3 night stay

Note: License required for fishing, equipment can be hired locally, fishing FOC unless catch is made, then small fee applicable

The swimming pool can be booked for 45 minute private sessions, All guests can pre-book up to a maximum of 3 swimming slots ( or 2 slots for short stays 2 and 3 nights ) 7 days prior to arrival by contacting

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas