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Field Head House

Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 944119)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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19 Customer Review(s)

  • Reviews

    “A quite magical place, exceeding any other house or cottage we have ever stayed in.”

    The facilities at the house were perfect. It is set in the most picturesque views imaginable, unfortunately my wife has now sworn us off roast lamb for life, due to the recently born, gambling outside the gate!. ...

    The facilities at the house were perfect. It is set in the most picturesque views imaginable, unfortunately my wife has now sworn us off roast lamb for life, due to the recently born, gambling outside the gate!. I did struggle with one or two things, purely to my being a techno phobe. Maybe some info on how to use the TV may have saved me a couple of hours angst, also how to turn on the cooker top!. May I also suggest you look at a more robust heating control system. We found the bedrooms far too warm and it concerned us the amount of wasted heat! The above three points are not made in any critical way, just purely pointing out that sometimes the older ones amongst us are not as used to modern technology and so do struggle sometimes. But overall if all I can find to comment on is too much heat and too much technology, you are proven to have got it right!!. We both look forward to a return. Ps, not for publication. my wife has left one of her cardigans hanging on the back o f the bedroom door. Would it be poss. At our cost obviously, to post it back to us?

    - Mr Latham, May 2019

The property

Field Head House is a traditional cottage, resting on the Graythwaite Estate in the Lake District National Park.

The former century barracks houses an enchanting atmosphere, with carefully selected furniture to make this a relaxing family getaway to the countryside.

This floor homes a two sitting rooms, one boasting a cosy woodburning fire place, making this the ideal spot for unwinding of a winter’s evening.

Following this is a well-equipped kitchen, complete with everything you will need for a family night in.

Enjoy your lovingly prepared meal within the formal dining area, posing a striking, yet charming interior design.

Completing this floor is a single and double bedroom, both featuring a contemporary style.

Follow the stairs down to the lower ground floor, where you will discover a super-king size double bedroom and a single bedroom, oozing a sense of charm.

In addition, you will also have access to a classical style bathroom.

Outside, you can enjoy the summer months in the garden, featuring a patio area, a charming pond, whilst appreciating the stunning views.

Nearby, is the breath-taking waters of Lake Windermere or the exciting adventure centre 'Go Ape', where guests can enjoy the discounted rates.

Alternatively, visit the National Trust Hill Top, where you can walk in the steps of Beatrix Potter, her home contains her favourite things and each room boasts a reference to a picture in a 'tale'.

All-in-all Field Head House is the perfect family base for a getaway to the Lake District National Park.


Four bedrooms: 1 x lower ground floor super king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x lower ground floor single. Lower ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower and basin. Kitchen with breakfast table. Dining room. Sitting room with open fire. Second sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden to the rear and side with a patio and a pond, gravelled area to the front
  • 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: Children to be supervised around the garden area due to the drops from the garden to the path
  • Graythwaite Adventure X - CBA Events Booking in advance is advised to avoid disappointment.

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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 Mountain Bike hire

*Exclusive 15% discount at Lakeside Hotel and Spa

*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
  • Christmas
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