Cunsey Lodge

Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 914076)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Gittins

    “Lovely place but shame that some of ...”

    Lovely place but shame that some of the outside and inside chairs are falling apart

    Lovely place but shame that some of the outside and inside chairs are falling apart


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Hawkshead 3 miles.

An exceptional, detached holiday property set in an elevated position, just half a mile from Lake Windermere, within the 5000-acre Graythwaite Estate.

Boasting delightful views towards the water, and four bedrooms, each equipped with their own excellent en-suites, this wonderful Windermere cottage provides the perfect, luxury base for a very special holiday spent with family or friends.

The contemporary kitchen is equipped to an excellent standard to ensure your party is well catered for, with a breakfast bar ideal for grabbing a quick bite before heading out for the day, and a spacious dining area where everyone can gather together to discuss plans.

The sitting room offers a large, open space, charmingly decorated with a tasteful country theme that blends well with the beautiful scenery surrounding this special cottage.

Outside is a private patio garden, edged by vibrant woodlands, providing the perfect place for barbecues on sunny days, with serene views stretching across the lake.

Guests are welcome to roam the estate’s grounds and enjoy the superb on-site facilities in the central courtyard, which is approximately 2 miles away, including its indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, children’s play area and table tennis games room, plus with the promise of a serene afternoon spent at the 2.5-acre trout fishing lake, the whole family will be delighted.

With these fantastic facilities available on your doorstep, and inspiring walks trailing in every direction, guests can happily spend their holiday not having to venture far.

When you’re finally ready to explore, then consider booking a bushcraft, canoeing or climbing excursion with the estate, or take advantage of the discount available at the nearby Go Ape centre, a sure way to wake up the senses and see this stunning landscape from a new perspective!

Grizedale Forest also has exceptional mountain biking facilities and guests can enjoy discounted bike hire or simply wander the walkways dotted with impressive sculptures.

A real treat will be a delicious, seasonal meal awaiting your return, or a welcome pack welcoming your arrival with further discounts available at The Lakes Catering Company, Town End Farm for everyday provisions, and The Honey Pot – all delivered to your door.

A fine array of impressive country houses can be discovered nearby, or, why not take the little ones to meet Peter Rabbit and his friends at Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top home, just four miles away?

Return to this luxury cottage after an evening’s stroll beside the lakeshore, a wonderful choice for a memorable holiday.


Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size doubles (one with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 2 x twin (one with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, one with en-suite shower, basin and WC). Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with woodburner.


  • Ground source underfloor heating with woodburner
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, public phone in courtyard
  • Power and logs for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Kindling available £4/bag
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Private patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared use of estate grounds and facilities 2 miles away inc. indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room, children's play area, fitness suite and 2.5-acre trout fishing lake
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 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: Limited mobile reception

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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

*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
  • Christmas
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