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Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 914056)

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    • “We loved the location, accommodation and facilities. We liked the ease of entry and exit with little for us to do. We had no interaction with Sykes other than the emails with information (all that was needed) and none with the hosts. So in this case everything met our expectations. We cannot judge further than that.”

    Ms Clarke, Wilmslow, October 2018

    • “The estate was incredible , so beautiful and peaceful. We had some wonderful walks. Forge cottage was perfect for a few days away. Fully equipped and cosy. The carpets were in need of cleaning or replacing as the bedroom one had dirty marks on it. The linen was clean and fresh. The cottage was perfectly situated for the pool house , which was super. The shower there was excellent and so hot. The pool was a little cool but a great addition to the stay and one of the main reasons we booked.”

    Mrs Halliday, Innerleithen, October 2018

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

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The Property

Forge is an end-terrace cottage located near Hawkshead, Cumbria. Inside, the owner has created a beautiful feeling with a modern interior that offers a real home-from-home vibe. Step into the open-plan living room, with its magnolia painted walls and beige sofas, this room is a real treat for families. The lounge boasts a lovely open fire in a locally-sourced stone mantelpiece and a flatscreen TV. There is a lovely dining area with seating for up to four people, making for a wonderful social space. The kitchen has newly fitted wooden units and sleek black granite worktops. The first floor plays host to three bedrooms; one king-size and two single, and a separate modern shower room. Off-road parking is available. Outside has an abundance of on-site facilities and a shared patio area with furniture available. Hawkshead is ideally located for many attractions in the Lake District. Rydal Hall Gardens developed from the 1600s with formal gardens, woodlands and iconic landmarks to explore. The picturesque gardens are formally laid out with landscaped beds, which adjoin a waterfall. A lovely spot to walk along the trails and explore the lovely rolling countryside. Forge is the perfect property for a peaceful and tranquil holiday.


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area 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
  • 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

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
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