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Eel House Cottage

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 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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4 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great time."

    The cottage was in great conditions and really clean. Lots of space to park. They left us a bag with biscuits, jam, tea and coffee.

    Reviewed by Ana5.0Nov 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage, ideally located, walks close by."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely, spotless, spacious cottage in a fab, quiet location."

    The tea, biscuits & local ground coffee were a lovely touch. We loved our stay - thank you. Only suggestion I have to make is that it would've been lovely to have had some logs in the basket by the fire after a long journey and on a cold, dark and wintery night.

    Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Eel House Cottage.Unfortunately, properties no longer get logs provided. An honesty box system was in operation, and our sawmill was replenishing stocks, however we were finding that guests weren’t being honest, and therefore we made the decision to remove all logs. Guests are able to pre-order logs through our farm shop ordering system so that they have them prior to arrival, or alternatively they can go to the farm shop themselves to purchase logs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jan 2022

  • "This is a beautiful property in a wonderful location and fantastic for the dogs with its large secure garden."

    Just one suggestion that would make life a little easier maybe provide a hose and an outside tap to hose the dogs off after a long walk, essential for winter walks. The cottage was warm with a wonderful log burner (bliss after a lo g day walking) and very clean and it had everything you needed for a great stay. We would definately book again. Thank you for providing a wonderful stay

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Dec 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • 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
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden with outdoor furniture and lockable bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 4.3 miles
  • 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 3.2 miles.

Nestled on the peaceful private grounds of Graythwaite Estate, is this attractive stone cottage.

Renovated to a high standard with charming yet contemporary interiors throughout, Eel House Cottage provides a wonderful setting from which to enjoy a relaxing retreat to the Lake District, any time of the year!

As you enter into this delightful dwelling, be welcomed by a warm and inviting sitting room boasting two plush sofas and a striking wood burning stove, perfect for those cold winter evenings snuggled up to loved ones with a movie on the impressive TV.

Show off your culinary skills in the gorgeous country-style kitchen, as you take to the electric oven and hob to prepare a hearty home-cooked meal for all to enjoy whilst gathered in the dining room.

Completing the ground floor is a well-designed utility room hosting a handy washing machine, a fantastic space to keep on top of the laundry as you wash the mud from your clothes following a fun-filled day spent walking through the encompassing fells.

Delight in a relaxing afternoon out in the garden as you unwind with your favourite book at the outdoor dining area and sip on a refreshing glass of wine.

Head back indoors to the first floor and discover two well-appointed bedrooms consisting of a homely double with pretty oak furnishings and a sophisticated en-suite shower room, as well as a bright and airy twin.

Across the way, you can indulge in a long evening soak in the spacious bathtub that rests proudly in the bathroom, or use the overhead shower for a quick and rejuvenating rinse.

When you can just about tear yourself away from this luxurious home-away-from-home, be sure to head into the centre of Hawkshead for a hearty breakfast in one of the many local cafés, before embarking on a thrilling adventure hiking through Walna Scar and up Black Crag Peak.

Take a tour of Hill Top, the former home of Beatrix Potter, now owned by the National Trust, or visit the Claife Viewing Station before setting off on a breath-taking stroll down to Wray Castle.

Take the ferry across to Bowness-on-Windermere for an afternoon at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, or spot The Baddeley clock tower before a scenic journey across Windermere with Windermere Lake Cruises.

Fly through the skies with an adventure like no other at Brockhole on Windermere, or head on up to Ambleside to explore the ancient Roman Fort and Rydal Cave.

Travel into the town of Kendal and see landmarks such as Kendal War Memorial and Miller Bridge.

With all this and so much more right on your doorstep, Eel House Cottage is an excellent choice for your next getaway to the Lake District.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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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

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas