Hawkshead 4.3 miles.
This semi-detached character cottage near Lake Windermere sits in a peaceful position beside Cunsey Mill on the 5,000-acre Graythwaite Estate.
This wonderful cottage offers the opportunity for a quiet, restful holiday just a 5-minute stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere, and superb lake views can be enjoyed from the property.
There is a cosy sitting room, and a well-equipped kitchen with slate worktops and a dining area.
Upstairs, the king-size master bedroom enjoys wonderful lake views, and there is a comfortable twin room along with the family bathroom.
Outside is a private fenced garden with a patio area, overlooking the river and offering glimpses of the lake beyond.
The Graythwaite Estate makes an ideal base for a holiday in this stunning part of the country.
The central courtyard of the estate, around 30 minutes’ stroll away, offers an indoor swimming pool, fitness suite, table tennis room and children’s play area.
The wider grounds of the estate offer thousands of acres of woodland, perfect for walking and wildlife spotting, along with 12 acres of garden, open April to September, and even the chance to enjoy free trout fishing.
Guests can enjoy the fantastic facilities on-site, before taking advantage of the wonderful discounts exclusively available, which include reduced Go Ape entry and mountain bike hire in the stunning Grizedale Forest, along with discount at the Lakeland Hotel and Spa.
Day-to-day provisions and sumptuous home-cooked meals can also be delivered straight to your door, so you can truly enjoy a relaxing getaway and take a night or two off from cooking.
The rest of the stunning Lake District awaits, so should you decide to leave this idyllic spot, it’s easy to enjoy trips on paddle boats or steam railways, days in pretty villages or bustling towns, or simply lose yourself in the majesty of the dramatic Lakes scenery.
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.
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.