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Field Head House

Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1049690)

Lakelovers rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x lower-ground-floor super-king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x lower-ground-floor single
  • Lower-ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Second sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Shared games room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available (please bring own bedding)
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Rear, lawned garden
  • Side with a patio and pond
  • Front gravelled area
  • Shared use of estate grounds and facilities inc. indoor heated swimming pool, children's play area, and 2.5-acre trout fishing lake
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 3.2 miles
  • Note: Water from private supply, fed from freshwater lake
  • 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
  • Note: Children to be supervised around the garden area due to the drops from the garden to the path
  • 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 4.7 miles. Field Head House is a charming, detached cottage situated on the Graythwaite estate, close to the village of Hawkshead. A former 17th-century barracks, this cottage has been lovingly furnished and exudes an almost enchanting feel and is perfect for families or groups of friends with plenty of space to keep everyone entertained. You enter a welcoming landing area, pieced together with an armchair, and intriguing décor. Two steps up will take you to a sitting room elevated by low lighting, sofas, and armchairs. Rest in front of the open fire or enjoy dinner at the dining table which is tucked into the layout. The main dining room is located back across the hallway and is layered with floral wallpaper and the large dining table is ideal for the whole family to gather around come evening. A contemporary kitchen is light and refreshing, complemented by a breakfast table so you can relax with your coffee in the morning. On this floor you will also find a second sitting room complete with television and woodburning stove as well as a single and a double room, the latter complete with a dressing table and a walk-in wardrobe. For your convenience, a neatly styled shower room and bathroom complete the formation. From the landing, there are stairs down to the lower ground floor complete with a super king-size double bedroom with a traditional overtone and matching bedside tables. A classic bathroom lies to the side, neighboured by a single bedroom carrying a glimpse of charm. Outside is where you will want to be on a warm day, admiring the spacious garden with its patio and pond and the beautiful vista across the estate. Hardy souls can brave the chilled waters of Windermere for an invigorating swim, or enjoy discounts for mountain bike hire in Grizedale Forest, just a short drive away. For those travelling with children or animal lovers, head south to the South Lakes Safari Zoo or the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, or perhaps remain on the estate and enjoy the indoor heated swimming pool and gym, situated just 500 metres away. Whatever you decide to do, this Lake District Cottage has everything needed for a great stay at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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.

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas