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Briar

Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 914054)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • 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
  • Mrs Jullings

    “We love Graythwaite and have been several times.”

    It's great that many of the cottages have been redecorated and upgraded. Our cottage was really lovely and the addition of a shop is a fantastic facility. The lady in there was very helpful indeed. We love the milk being delivered too. ...

    It's great that many of the cottages have been redecorated and upgraded. Our cottage was really lovely and the addition of a shop is a fantastic facility. The lady in there was very helpful indeed. We love the milk being delivered too. There are a couple of things that could work better to really make the cottage (Briar Cottage) a fantastic place: there was no hairdryer and the pillows were new and like bricks! They were so hard! Other than that, we found the whole place to be a lovely environment and we were really happy we could take our dog. There was room for his cage in the kitchen too. Fabulous.

Graythwaite Cottages

Hawkshead 4 miles. Located on a beautiful, 5000-acre private country estate of diverse lake, forest, woodland and meadow landscapes, this charming courtyard of Victorian farm buildings, dating from 1890, sits in a superb central setting for a Lake District getaway to remember. Each of these delightful Lake District cottages has been thoughtfully refurbished and retain much original character, well balanced with modern furnishings and set just one mile from the shores of Lake Windermere. Each has been finished to a high standard, with most offering cosy open fires or wood burners to snuggle beside after a busy day. The nearest Village is Hawkshead, situated 4 miles from the Estate. The nearest train station is Grange-over-sands and the nearest motorway is the M6 (J36). There are some wonderful on-site facilities to take advantage of, which include a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool, a fitness suite, table tennis room and a children’s play area. This magical estate offers an escape to another world with a 2.5-acre lake, just a 10-minute walk from the courtyard, which is well stocked with rainbow trout and boasts a serene setting for hazy afternoons spent fly fishing. The estate’s grounds provide a wonderland for all ages and offer plenty of places to stop for a picnic or enjoy a quiet stroll or a gentle cycle along the lakeshore. Make the most of the estate by booking activities with the on-site events team Graythwaite Adventure. The extensive list of premium activities and excursions, designed to keep you entertained regardless of the weather, includes but is not limited to; 4X4 Off-roading, Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Paddle boarding, Canoeing, RIB tours, Sailing, Bubble Football, Guided Walks, Bush craft and more! All activities can be completely tailored to suit your needs and requirements to create the perfect activity schedule for you. Moreover, if there is an activity that tickles your fancy however is not listed please do not hesitate to contact the team. No request is too big or small, and they will endeavour to do their best to deliver. Graythwaite customers can also avail of a multitude of benefits for local services and attractions. Enjoy discounted rates for Go Ape, mountain bike hire and meals at the nearby Lakeside Hotel. The on-site shop offers everything from milk to luxury local spirits and delicious welcome packs with succulent, locally-sourced food. Get in touch with the Estate to organise your pre-arrival order today. This group of Lake District properties provides an unforgettable escape and is an excellent destination for a special holiday spent relaxing and enjoying the tranquil setting and fantastic on-site facilities. Booked together, the properties can accommodate 82 people.

The property

Positioned within the central courtyard of the Graythwaite Estate, near the attractive village of Hawkshead, is this cosy, terraced cottage.

With beautiful woodland views and access to fabulous walks and cycling routes, Briar is a superb choice for relaxing and exploring with family and friends.

Get together around the open fire in the lounge and enjoy your favourite TV programme or grab a book off the shelf and take yourself off for a quiet read.

The kitchen offers a warm, country feel, with wooden flooring and modern fixtures integrated with a breakfast bar.

There is also a lovely dining area inviting you to share a meal over a bottle of wine.

The first floor plays host to three bedrooms; there is a double and two singles, as well as a shower room.

To the exterior, you have the option to dine alfresco and light the barbecue, whilst enjoying the serene surroundings.

The estate offers many on-site facilities including, a heated indoor swimming pool, a children's play area, a 2.5 acre fishing lake and woodland walks.

The nearest amenities are in the picturesque village of Hawkshead, where Wordsworth once went to school.

You can pay a visit to the Old Grammar School and see where the famous poet scratched his name into the desk.

Then browse the quaint gift shops and enjoy a refreshing pint at one of the local pubs.

Explore Bowness Bay, Lake Windermere, Rydal Water and many other breath-taking locations in the nearby area.

You have shopping opportunities at Kendal and the kids with love The World of Beatrix Potter.

This is a splendid escape in the heart of Cumbria.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, shared use of tumble dryer in table tennis room, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, public phone in courtyard
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Kindling available £4/bag, coal available £8/bag
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared use of estate grounds and facilities inc. indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room, children's play area, fitness suite and 2.5-acre trout fishing lake
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 4 miles, pubs 2 miles
  • Note: Water from private supply, fed from freshwater lake
  • Note: Fitness suite charged at £20/guest/week (£15 for short breaks), payable on site
  • Note: Pool open 8.45am - 7.30pm daily with shower, 2 x WC and limited changing facilities
  • Note: License required for fishing, equipment can be hired locally, fishing FOC unless catch is made, then small fee applicable
  • Note: Limited mobile reception
  • Graythwaite Adventure X - CBA Events Booking in advance is advised to avoid disappointment.

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

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About the location

HAWKSHEAD

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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