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Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 914059)

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    • “I had a problem with the toilet cover and I phoned the company. The next morning they came to changed it. Excellent service !”

    Mr Hugues, London, November 2018

    • “This was an early Christmas resent for our parents, one of which is terminally ill. We were all thrilled with the cottage and it’s facilaties. The location was perfect to allow us to travel to Coniston, Ambleside, Grassmere, Hawkshead and Windermere. We’ll certainly be looking to return again soon.”

    Mrs Burton, Stafford, November 2018

    • “The cottage was very pratical and we had an amazing week. The pool onsite was a real positive, it was not clear whether the pool is included in the price or as part of the gym/leisure but we were pleased that the pool is no extra charge. The only feedback points I have that I think iare worth an mention (and I don’t want to come over too negative).. We had a cold snap and the cottage does get cold because the doors and windows are not well insulated. We had a fire each night which kept the living room cosy however the kitchen remained cold but the upstairs was fine. The draw control on the fireplace has nut missing so this needs fixing. The rear garden/seating has no easy access and some games/books would be a nice touch. We loved the area, walking distance to the lake, access to Grizedale and would come back.”

    Mr Hall, Kidderminster, October 2018

    • “The cottage was beautiful and the setting too. We loved pretty much everything apart from the loo seats were a tad old and slid around when you sat down, could have done with a few more kitchen utensils like tongs etc (we found that it's pretty much standard to not have this extent of utensils anywhere). The shower was temperamental and sometimes wouldn't work straightaway and the storage heaters meant that we were sweltering every morning. It sounds like we didn't enjoy our stay but we really did, it was just a shame that there some basic issues. Lastly, not sure what the deal is with the local milkman? 2 pints of milk delivered every 2 days, not ordered by us but sent an invoice for?? Another family asked us what we were going to do, because they had the same delivery and dilemna. We would use it again though due to it's sheer magnificence and heritage.”

    Mrs Oliver, Macclesfield, October 2018

    • “A great cottage. Loved the pool. A lovely holiday. Only issue was the storage heaters , living room was fine rest of cottage felt cold.”

    Mr Mcgregor, Swindon, September 2018

    • “We found Greenhowes cottage to be very comfortable and well equipped but we would not class it as luxury accommodation. Attention needs to be paid to regular maintenance of the cottages. The only specific issue we had was with the toilets, both toilets in the cottage had seats that were not well fitted and came unattached. The location is very pretty and plenty to do in the Lake District.”

    Mr Stubley, West Pennant Hills, May 2018

    • “Its a great place toyou explore use as a base as everything is on your doorstep. Make sure you explore the estate as with wildlife here is amazing.”

    Mr Daniel, Lytham St. Annes, May 2018

    • “Lovely spot and cottage! Would have liked a bit more outside seating and easier access to rear garden. But great facilities”

    Ms Thurgood, Crediton, August 2017

    • “I feel that the description used to describe this property is inaccurate. It cannot be described as luxury and does not justify the price charged. I know that a lot of reviews have said the same thing but you as a company continue to market the property inaccurately. Positives- spacious property, well equipped kitchen, lovely location, good bedding and towels Negatives-very faded (apart from kitchen equipment which had been updated) for example grubby worn carpet, basic bathroom with a shower that need replacing, fireplace in living room is not fit for purpose. I have used smaller companies with properties in Uk before and this was poor in comparison.”

    Mrs Tice, ALTRINCHAM, December 2018

    • “I only booked this as it said it had a gym and indoor pool. When we arrived we had to pay extra for the gym! The pool area was very dirty and poor changing facilities with no hooks etc. The carpet in the cottage needed renewing as it was stained in the bathrooms etc . It would have been nice if there was some kind of welcome treat, like a cream tea or a bottle of wine.”

    Mrs Grey, Etchingham, May 2018

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
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  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The Property

Greenhowes is an attractive stone cottage near Hawkshead, Cumbria, with an abundance of ivy surrounding the windows. It is at the heart of a 5,000 acre estate, with a multitude of other holiday cottages close by. Inside, you will find a spacious living room with two contemporary sofas facing the flat screen TV. Cosy up with your loved ones in front of the delightful open fire. Step into the open-plan kitchen and dining area, with seating for up to six people. Furnished to a high-standard, this kitchen will inspire you to dust off those cook books and indulge in all the modern appliances at hand. Upstairs are three bedrooms: one double, one twin and one adult bunk, with a family shower room and a separate WC. The bedrooms have a minimal decor with soft beds and matching bedside tables and lamps, perfect for some late night reading. Off-road parking is available. There is a small outdoor seating area to the front of the property. Ideal for some early morning breakfast while the sun rises. Or venture towards the on-site facilities, with an abundance of activities, including a heated indoor pool a trout fishing lake. While you stay at Greenhowes, visit Brantwood, a historic house and museum which was the former home of artist John Ruskin, where he spent the last twenty-eight years of his life. Filled with many fine paintings, beautiful furniture and Ruskin's own personal treasures, there is something for everyone here. Greenhowes is the perfect property for remote holidays.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks. Shower room with shower and basin. Separate WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 2) and dining area. Sitting room 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
  • 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
  • Two well-behaved dogs 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: Licence required for fishing, equipment can be hired locally, fishing FOC unless catch is made, then small fee applicable
  • Note: Limited mobile reception
  • Note: The swimming pool will be closed from Monday 21st November to Friday 16th December 2016.

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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