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The Old Dairy At Graythwaite

Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041709)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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  • Traditional estate cottage
  • 2 double bedrooms, dressing room, Family bathroom, Lounge/diner, fitted kitchen, patio area, parking for 2 cars.
  • Oil Central heating
  • Wifi, Comfortable sofas, Open fire, TV, Family dining table, Breakfast bar, Electric hob and oven, Dishwasher Microwave Fridge / Freezer Washing machine Patio area Private parking for 2 cars

The property

The Old Dairy is a lovingly restored, traditional two bedroom cottage which provides quality accommodation in a unique setting standing next door to the 17th century manor house, in spectacular landscaped grounds of the estate complete with topiary, manicured lawns, a babbling beck and woodand.

This cosy cottage offers a bright and comfortable accommodation with a lovely lounge / diner, a smart contemporary kitchen, two pretty bedrooms, a dressing room and family bathroom.

To the front of the cottage the raised patio is a real suntrap and overlooks the gardens of the hall, ornamental pond and cascading beck.

A tranquil location, 15 minute drive south of Hawkshead Village and the shores of Esthwaite Water, close to the western shores of Lake Windermere and the car-ferry crossing to Bowness. Hawkshead village is full of cobbled streets and traditional Lakeland cottages.

You'll find a range of local shops here, including the Honeypot Delicatessen which offers a treasure-trove of Lakeland luxuries.

Spend a lazy morning in one of Hawkshead's charming tea rooms or cafes and an evening in one of the cosy pubs.

Nearby is the iconic walk Tarn Hows, and the acclaimed Drunken Duck Inn.

Ambleside is a few miles away and the larger on-line supermarkets will deliver your groceries direct to the cottage. Hawkshead is the perfect base for walkers, with routes, right from the doorstep, to suit all levels.

Explore Grizedale Forest; a fabulous network of pathways, cycle tracks and sculpture trails, as well as Go-Ape.

Nearby Coniston, Bowness & Windermere all have water sports and lots to do.

The surrounding landscape inspired Beatrix Potter, and her former home at Hill Top, Near Sawrey is well worth a visit.

Next door is the Tower Bank Arms, a traditional pub with stone-flagged floors, Lakeland ales and a roaring fire. The busy town of Bowness can be easily reached via the car-ferry across Lake Windermere, only a few miles from your door.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Dorkin

    “Great location with a large and peaceful garden.”

    Good centre for visiting the South Lakes. The Graythwaite Estate provided a very attractive and interesting setting for our holiday.

    Good centre for visiting the South Lakes. The Graythwaite Estate provided a very attractive and interesting setting for our holiday.

    - Mrs Dorkin, Nov -0001

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About the location


Lake Windermere 10 miles; Coniston Water 11 miles.

Ulverston is a traditional market town built around a cobbled main street. It boasts a fine selection of independent shops, café’s, and pubs with open fires and real ales. There is an extensive selection of eating places to suit everyone, from fine dining to traditional pub food. Ulverston is also well known as a festival town, with events ranging from flags and walking to art and music festivals throughout the summer months and with the renowned Dickensian Christmas festival in late November. It is the birthplace of Stan Laurel and world record holder of the biggest foam pie fight in the world giving a glimpse into the fun community spirited little town. There are excellent walks around the town and beautiful countryside, with views of the southern Lake District and Morecambe Bay. Home to the deepest, widest and shortest canal, which makes for a lovely afternoon walk with a pub at the end and views over the bay. All of the attractions of the National Park are also easily reached. The Furness Coast boasts sandy beaches and good birdwatching. Nearby family attractions include the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Lakes Windermere and Coniston and popular Birkrigg Common, with its incredible panoramic views across Morecambe Bay.

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