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Bull Pen

Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1049693)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • 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 accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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. Graythwaite customers can also avail of a multitude of benefits for local services and attractions. Enjoy discounted rates for Go Ape, mountain bike hire and meals at the nearby Lakeside Hotel. 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.

The property

Hawkeshead 5.5 miles.

This picturesque, detached lodge rests on the peaceful Graythwaite Estate, close to Hawkshead in the Lake District.

Less than a mile from Windermere and with plenty of on-site facilities to take advantage of, Bull Pen is ideal for a group of family or friends wanting to get outdoors and explore the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Enter the property into a spacious open-plan living room, with an inviting sitting room that has a choice of cosy furniture to relax onto, placed around the feature stone fireplace, housing a woodburning stove, as well as offering a TV so you can enjoy a film together.

The large dining table can set the whole group and offers the perfect excuse to join together and enjoy a home-cooked meal, play a game or make plans for the upcoming days, while the kitchen is well equipped with all the appliances you will need to prepare delicious meals, as well as offering a breakfast bar, for an alternative seating arrangement.

The property benefits from five spacious bedrooms, including a king-size double on the ground floor, with an en-suite shower room, ideal for any guests with mobility issues.

Head up the staircase to the first floor, which is split into two corridors, accessed via three further steps up, where you will find a further four bedrooms consisting of a king-size double and three twins, suitable for a variety of groups, all of which are spacious and bright and offer ample storage space, while one of the twins rests under the eaves and has a lovely Velux window.

There are two bathrooms to choose from; one with a shower over bath and the other has a walk-in shower and Velux window, both have heated towel rails for extra comfort.

Outside, you will find ample off-road parking, as well as an enclosed courtyard with furniture, which can be accessed via the patio doors in the living room, and offers a peaceful spot to sit out and enjoy a morning coffee, soaking up your surroundings.

Head off-site to enjoy stunning lakeside walks on the shores of Windermere, less than a mile away, while the village of Hawkshead is a short drive away and offers a selection of shops, cafés and restaurants.

Visit Grizedale Forest and enjoy walking woodland trails, or for something more adventurous, take on the tree top adventure course.

Bull Pen is a fantastic family-friendly property for a Lake District holiday.

Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size double, 3 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining and sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating
  • 2 x electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Shared use of estate facilities inc. indoor heated swimming pool and table tennis room (please bring your own racquets and balls)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 10 cars
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 5.8 miles, pub 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
  • Please Note: Minimum 3 night stay
  • Please Note: This property has a £600 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 £600.

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

Note: Minimum 3 night stay.

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