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Cat Crag

Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 927008)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

A charming, detached cottage overlooking Lake Windermere and situated on the stunning Graythwaite Estate in the magical Lake District.

Offering a truly peaceful retreat, this is a homely and relaxing spot where families and groups of friends will love spending time together.

There are three beautifully-appointed bedrooms offering flexible sleeping arrangements, as well as a well-equipped kitchen, dining room and cosy sitting room with open fire where you can unwind after a day exploring everything that this glorious area has to offer.

Outside is a large lawned area where you can gaze down to the lakeside, maybe whilst enjoying an alfresco meal as the wind rustles through the surrounding trees.

The area is also home to an abundance of local wildlife, making this cottage an idyllic natural haven.

Situated close to the main estate, it’s just a 20-minute walk to the many facilities that are offered on-site, including the indoor swimming pool, gym and play area.

Further to this, there’s also fishing available at the local lake and a wide range of benefits and discounts at local attractions and companies including Go Ape and Grizedale Forest Mountain Biking Centre.

Guests can order delicious meals from nearby catering companies or even enjoy spa treatments at the local Lakeside Hotel.

Active adventure also awaits, with exhilarating activities such as canoeing, rock climbing and much more!

As well as everything provided by the Graythwaite Estate, you can also venture further afield and enjoy a wide range of walking and hiking trails, a wonderful array of watersports on the lake and a host of independent shops at Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside.

This picturesque setting is sure to provide many happy memories so book your cottage today.


Three bedrooms with basin: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Dining room with electric fire. Sitting room with open fire.


  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi available at reception
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden
  • Shared use of estate grounds and facilities 20 mins walk, inc. indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room, children's play area, fitness suite and 2.5-acre trout fishing lake
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Water from private supply, fed from freshwater lake
  • Note: Fitness suite charged at £20/guest/week (£15 for short breaks), payable on site
  • Note: Pool open 8.45am – 7.30pm daily with shower, 2 x WC and limited changing facilities
  • Note: Licence required for fishing, equipment can be hired locally, fishing FOC unless catch is made, then small fee applicable
  • Note: There are three steps leading down to the family bathroom

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About the location


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

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

*Exclusive 15% discount at Go Ape and Grizedale Mountain Bike hire

*Exclusive 15% discount at Lakeside Hotel and Spa

*Milk and provisions from Town End Farm can be delivered to your doorstep during your stay

*Delicious welcome packs from The Honey Pot in Hawkshead, ordered for your arrival - with guests at Graythwaite entitled to a 10% discount

*Graythwaite have teamed up with The Lakes Catering Company so you can enjoy a delicious, seasonal home-cooked meal, delivered straight to your cottage

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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