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Dove Cottage

Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 919701)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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 Cox

    “Dove cottage is in a beautiful setting, the cottage is decorated traditionally with all of your home comforts.”

    A lovely welcome pack on arrival, superb views over the estate with the sheep and pheasants to watch. The pool was a hit with our teenage son.

    A lovely welcome pack on arrival, superb views over the estate with the sheep and pheasants to watch. The pool was a hit with our teenage son. Very clean. The pictures hanging on the wall were somewhat spooky however the history justifies that. A car is essential with good access to Hawkshead Ambleside snd bowness

    Thank you for leaving us your review last month. Delighted to read you enjoyed your visit to Dove Cottage, the welcome pack, the lovely views and your son enjoyed using our pool. The cottage does indeed have historical links to the Estate hence some of the older artwork. We hope we can welcome you back to Graythwaite again in the future. Owner relations

The property

Dove Cottage is a detached stone cottage located near Hawkshead, Cumbria.

Throughout the home the colours are attractive, welcoming and very much in the modern-contemporary style but in-keeping with the classic, period cottage style.

With quirky-style paintings found in each room, this property is full of character.

Settle down in the spacious lounge for late-night chats around the cosy electric fire.

Alternatively, enjoy the benefits of the TV and DVD player to watch your favourite shows and films.

Step into the open-plan kitchen and dining area, with seating for up to six people.

With a farmhouse-style kitchen units and modern appliances to suit all your needs.

All rooms are located on the ground floor, with two bedrooms; one double and one twin.

With lemon walls and wooden furnishings, these rooms boast a lovely home-from-home vibe.

There is off-road parking for two cars available.

Outside, you will find a plethora of facilities to enjoy on the 5,000 acre estate, some of which includes the heated indoor pool and table tennis room.

And let's not forget the shared outdoor patio area with furniture.

For some local fun, visit Ambleside Climbing Wall, an indoor climbing venue which offers taster sessions, private lessons and even kids clubs.

It is suitable for all ages, there is something for everyone.

With outdoor activities also, from kayaking and rock climbing, to gorge scrambling and hiking, this is not an attraction you want to miss.

Dove Cottage is an idyllic cottage located in the heart of Cumbria.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, shared tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, Wifi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • 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 inc. indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room, children's play area, fitness suite and 2.5-acre trout fishing lake
  • Sorry, no pets and 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: Licence required for fishing, equipment can be hired locally, fishing FOC unless catch is made, then small fee applicable
  • Note: Limited mobile reception
  • Note: There are 6 steps up to the double bedroom and bathroom. Note - The tumble dryer is available on the courtyard in the laundry room
  • Graythwaite Adventure X - CBA Events Booking in advance is advised to avoid disappointment
  • From 17th May 2019 this property charges a £100.00 Good Housekeeping Bond

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

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 it

*Exclusive 15% discount at Go Ape and Grizedale

*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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