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Dove Cottage

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

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    • “Beautifull Cottage with lovely views from the terrace to the big house. Very quiet.”

    Simonis, Leidschendam, June 2018

    • “A quiet,well equipped cottage looking out over open grassland, with sheep grazing and pheasants strolling across. Away from the bustle of life with no traffic passing by. I didn't know such places still existed.”

    Mr Hawes, BOLTON, June 2018

    • “The views are fantastic the location of the cottage on the estate is very peacefully and not to far the main complex”

    Mr Baldwin, Colwyn Bay, March 2018

    • “Was set in a lovely area. Relaxing with fantastic scenic views. Provided lots of helpful information about the local area and things to do.”

    Mr Poole, Larkfield, October 2017

    • “We loved staying at Dove Cottage - cosy, well equipped and peaceful.”

    Ms Buining, Macquarie, July 2017

    • “The cottage and its surroundings are lovely and met all our expectations, but the hot water system was inadequate as we could not all three of us have a bath on the same evening, indeed there was no water at all on Monday for a period of time. Also the washer/ dryer as listed was very temperamental and only a washer so all week we spent with clothes on the airer in front of the fire to dry, ( mainly the 3 yr. olds clothes.) No instructions on the heating system were evident and were not all usable. Fortunately if was not too cold in the evenings.”

    Mrs Woods, Newcastle, June 2018

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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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

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:

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