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Can Brow

Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 914053)

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    • “Great Lake District break”
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    • “Lovely quite retreat , this lovely well equipped holiday cottage was the perfect place to wind down and relax there are great facilities from beautiful walks to an on site private pool. We enjoyed our visit with our golden retriever dog and would definitely book to stay again. Thoroughly recommended”

    Kevinworth7, Market Weighton, United Kingdom, July 2016

    • “Little cosy cottage”
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    • “Stayed in the Can Brow this week with my husband and our doggie, what a wonderful little cosy cottage. Rained a lot but didn't stop us doing anything i.e pub & walks etc. One bedroomed which is big enough for a couple and a dog. Very pleased with our stay.”

    SAMMYDOGBurton, BURTON, November 2015

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    • “Yes - we booked the holiday last minute and unfortunately didn't receive the email with the digit code for the key safe. On arrival I was made aware I needed this and the number that was recorded wasn't answered. I had no signal to be able to receive emails - I'd been cycling for 41 miles and was tired and dirty and unable to gain access to the property. This was exacerbated by there not being anyone to speak to who could help. I could only get WiFi in the reception room and had to sit in there - make contact with people at home and they had to access the help line which was open until 8pm. The helpline were helpful and y mum was able to get the key code number which meant I could access the property. This situation could have been much worse and I had made plans to move to a nearby hotel for the night but which would have been at an additional cost. We were also not made aware that the gym facilities were at an additional cost and the pool was closed for a whole day for cleaning. Once into the property I was pleased with it. The TV was very temperamental and requires some attention.”

    Mrs Southwick, Darlington, June 2018

    • “Yes. There are creatures [live ones] in the roof space. Reported it on the Monday, man came & put down some poison food - but either creatures didn't eat it or they are immune. They are still there, and it is a bit disconcerting listening to them scrabbling about up there! Also there is evidence of a wet patch on the ceiling to the left of the hearth, in the living room. Don't know if its current or an old problem that's been sorted. Electrical items immediately below it. The shower screen over the bath is poorly sealed against the bath and at least 8-10" too narrow. Shower spray seriously wets the bathroom floor. Dining chairs are about to fall apart. Overall though - great place to stay. Sorry to hear there's a crazy increase in price for same time next year. Been coming with family every year about the same time for about 12 yrs. Can't afford the increase for the future. John Endersby [Mrs Richards' father].”

    Mrs Richards, Burnley, March 2018

    • “This cottage requires some refurbishment. eg 1 front door is difficult to open/close. 2 exterior requires painting. 3 the fan stays on longer than necessary in the bathroom when the light is switched off. 4 the emergency (fire?) light in the hall is too bright and cannot be switched off!”

    Prof Heaton, Wirral, November 2017

    • “A nice little cottage with everything for two - but let down by minor attention to detail, poor quality curtains, broken curtain hooks, cobwebby entrance.”

    Mrs Davis, Knowle, September 2017

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

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The Property

Can Brow is a single-storey, stone-built barn conversion situated in the Graythwaite Estate in the heart of Cumbria. This detached cottage is ideal for a couple, looking the escape everyday life and explore all the Lake District has to offer. There is walking, cycling and many other outdoor activities on offer, as well as picturesque towns worth a visit nearby. The cosy interior boasts an open-plan living space, perfect for winding down after a day exploring. Wrap yourselves around the woodburner and warm your toes as you plan the days ahead. Cook up a hearty meal in the kitchen, pair it with a bottle of wine and enjoy a lovely night in. Retire to a charming bedroom at the end of each night and make full use of the gleaming bathroom.Outside is a designated seating area, along with a shared patio, garden furniture and a barbecue. You have a variety of on-site facilities to enjoy within the estate grounds, including an indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis and a 2.5-acre trout fishing lake. Hawkshead offers a few pubs, cafés and gift shops, along with the Beatrix Potter Gallery and the Old Grammar School, where Wordsworth carved his name into his desk. Other attractions include, the Aquarium of the Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises, as well as The World of Beatrix Potter. There are numerous walking trails, cycling routes and watersports on offer, as well as England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike! A superb retreat to be enjoyed the year-round.


All ground floor. One bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer on request, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, public phone in courtyard
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Kindling available £4/bag
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Designated sitting area along with shared 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
  • One well-behaved dog 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.

Regional Information

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas