Resting within the beautiful Graythwaite Estate, near the charming village of Hawkshead, is Home Farmhouse. Surrounded by woodland, with peaceful lakes and rambling hills beyond, this well-appointed cottage is ideal for families, friends and large groups. The lounge invites you to relax and share stories with your loved ones on the large, sumptuous sofa. A woodburning stove rests within the alcove of the room, taking the chill off a cold winter's evening. There is a modern-style kitchen with fitted units and wooden flooring leading through to the dining area. Cook up a delicious meal and crack open a bottle of wine after an adventure in Grizedale Forest. The first floor plays host to three bedrooms, with a twin bedroom resting on ground level. There are two doubles with en-suite facilities, whilst the twin rooms share the modern family bathroom. To the outside is an annexe building housing a double bed with an en-suite shower room, ideal for couples. Make the most of the lawned garden and patio area and enjoy the on-site facilities at your own level. There is an indoor swimming pool, a table tennis room, children's play area, fitness suite and a 2.5-acre trout fishing lake. There is walking and cycling in abundance, with many more outdoor activities for the whole family. Hawkshead is a lovely town oozing character, with pubs, tea rooms and shops. Previously home to William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, it attracts tourists from all over. Newby Bridge is also nearby with the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Fell Foot Park and Gummer's How. You also have Lake Windermere, Coniston Water and Rydal water near Grasmere. An ideal location and wonderful base to choose for your next break.
Main house: Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite bath, hand-held, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with woodburner. Ground Floor annexe: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC.
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.
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