Built originally as the dairy for Low Graythwaite Hall and located in the spectacular landscaped grounds of the estate with characterful topiary, manicured lawns, a babbling beck and neighbouring woodland, if wall could talk this cottage would no doubt be able to tell a tale or two!PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPERTY CAN BE BOOKED ON A MONDAY TO MONDAY, AS WELL AS A FRIDAY TO FRIDAY BASIS. Please phone 015394 88855 for enquiries or bookings.
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. 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.
Accommodation in detail
There is a satisfying crunch of the gravel as you approach the cottage along the driveway and pull up outside the cottage. Pausing to admire the landscaping of the grounds of the estate, the front door opens to a bright and cosy sitting room. Well furnished with leather sofas, around the open fire and a Smart TV make this the ideal retreat on a winters evening to enjoy a good book or relax with a film or on a summers day open the windows and enjoy the sight, sound and scents of the garden. The family dining table will play host to many a family breakfast or dinner with friends. The smart and modern kitchen is well equipped with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine and there is no excuse for anyone to be left alone in the kitchen as the breakfast bar is just the to chat, drink as dinner is prepared.
The two pretty, south facing, double bedrooms enjoy lovely views over the estate and are complemented by a family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and wc.
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. Private parking is available for two cars.
The Old Dairy at Low Graythwaite Hall is a five 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 is an adorable village of cobbled streets and traditional Grade II listed 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. There are several TripAdvisor-rated traditional pubs in Hawkshead and we recommend the short drive to the acclaimed Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant at Outgate. A larger selection of shops can be found in Ambleside, 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. Take the stunning walk to Tarn Hows, stroll on the shores of Esthwaite Water, which also has an excellent trout fishery or explore Grizedale Forest; a picturesque network of pathways, cycle tracks and sculpture trails. Why not take on Grizedale's Go-Ape, Latterbarrow, or Claife Heights, conquer the nearby Langdale Pikes or enjoy the watersports that nearby Coniston or Windermere have to offer.
The surrounding landscape inspired the children's author Beatrix Potter. Her former home at Hill Top, Near Sawrey is now run by the National Trust and is open to the public. A truly magical experience for all! Directly behind Hill Top is Tower Bank Arms, a traditional pub with stone-flagged floors, Lakeland ales and a roaring fire.
Bowness can be easily reached via the car-ferry across Lake Windermere, only a few miles from your door. Bowness is a bustling Lakeland town, with contemporary shops and a wide range
Traditional estate cottage
2 double bedrooms
Family dining table
Electric hob and oven
Fridge / Freezer
Private parking for 2 cars
Oil Central Heating
Walks from the door
Up to two medium size dogs welcome