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Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 914068)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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20 Customer Review(s)

  • William

    “Wonderful location, very comfortable house with spacious rooms and good facilities.”

    Would have given full marks if second en-suite had shower and cafeteria was not broken on arrival although item was immediately replaced on request so maybe a little harsh.

    Would have given full marks if second en-suite had shower and cafeteria was not broken on arrival although item was immediately replaced on request so maybe a little harsh.

    - William, December 2021

The property

Hilltop is a detached lakeland cottage based near Hawkshead, Cumbria. Set in the tranquil area of Graythwaite Cottages on a 5,000 acre estate. This is a great choice for those who fancy a rural location where you can enjoy some of the Lake District's finest locations. Step into the lounge with its homely interior decor and comfortable sofas. Settle down and enjoy the large flatscreen TV and cosy up in front of the open fire. The open-plan kitchen and dining area is situated toward the rear of the property with lovely hardwood flooring and a contemporary fitted kitchen, sure to inspire some home cooking. The dining area is a wonderful social space and has seating for up to four people. There are two bedrooms; one king-size with an en-suite shower room and one twin, with a separate modern bathroom. The bedrooms have been collectively furnished with lovely cream furniture such as chest of drawers and bedside tables to house all your personal belongings. Off-road parking is available. Outside, there is a lovely shared patio area with furniture, and many on-site facilities, including an indoor pool and tennis court. For some wonderful sightseeing opportunities, visit Holehird Gardens, a 12 acre garden with stunning landscaped plants, flowers and trees. It is the perfect excuse for day trip out. With magical views of the lakes, what more could you need? A number of footpaths also lead here from Windermere, which makes it easy and enjoyable to integrate into an afternoon walk. Hilltop is an excellent property for friend and family holidays.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Wood fired hot tub
  • Logs can be purchased at the farm shop
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • Shared use of estate grounds and facilities 3 miles away inc. indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room (please bring your own racquets and balls), children's play area, 2.5-acre trout fishing lake
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 4.3 miles, pubs 1.5 miles
  • Water from private supply, fed from freshwater lake
  • To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking Graythwaite Adventure in advance
  • Graythwaite fishery is free for all guests and equipment can be hired locally, a small fee is applicable to keep your catch, rod fishing license required
  • Mobile phone signal may be limited due to the location of the property
  • Please Note: This property has a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond
  • The swimming pool can be booked for 45 minute private sessions, advanced booking is recommended and can be done by contacting estate@graythwaite.com

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

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 i

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

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