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Lord's Leap

Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 914062)

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    • “The cottage was lovely, but it hadn’t been cleaned between visitors very well at all. Lots of black dog hair on the carpets throughout.”

    Mrs Bendoraitis, Templecombe, November 2018

    • “Only issue we had was that there was an issue with the cold water supply not working .this meant that the whole complex had no hot or cold water for nearly 24 hours .perhaps this site should look to have a back up system installed . Management were exceptionally good and did supply some bottled water .In all had a great break and will hopefully return”

    Mr Lewis, Kidderminster, November 2018

    • “Yes, overall we had a great holiday in a fantastic location. However the following details need to be addressed in order for perfection. Main bathroom - evidence of hairs, we cleaned ourselves on arrival Kitchen - bin dirty, leaking cold tap which would have been an ongoing problem Shower room - extractor fan not working, broken fixture on toilet seat Living area, main curtain (left side) down Throughout cottage, mismatched lamps in rooms (minor point) The holiday cottage rental was very expensive and we were surprised to find the above defects. The great location, great living space were the positives. If the above list is fixed, it would have been a five star holiday. I look forward to hearing from you regarding the above. Joan”

    Mrs Ballantyne, Glasgow, October 2018

    • “The kitchen units were stained with food, the Oven had not been cleaned properly and the work surfaces smelt. The plughole in the bath was clogged with hair and much of the carpet was stained. Generally the accommodation looked tired and in need of refurbishment and certainly not up to the standard expected for the price paid. A decent welcome pack of bread, butter and eggs would have been welcome.”

    Mrs Tyler, King's Lynn, August 2018

    • “If a property is advertised as a cottage, you don’t expect it to be an apartment up stairs - we had a young child/pushchair and a member of the party with physical difficulties which made this inappropriate. The swimming pool is very cold - fine for adults but not appropriate for children. It is also dirty and the filter cover was missing which meant there was a hole in the floor. There was no one to help us on Sunday, with no one in the office. We never received any response to emails, and the only contact number was too another management company who could give no direct answers to any problems. We were supposed to have provisions including a cot for a child - this was never provided and there was no way of rectifying it. This and a misleading check out time via meant that our entire birthday trip was tainted and we all left very disappointed.”

    Mrs Leach, April 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

Lord's Leap is a first floor barn conversion based near Hawkshead, Cumbria. It has been tastefully renovated to an immaculate standard, mixing contemporary touches with the classic countryside features. Enjoy the wealth of character from the exposed beams and crackling woodburning stove. The open-plan living area has a selections of sofas and an armchair, ideal for relaxing after a long day. The flat screen TV has a DVD player for you to watch all your favourite films with the whole family. The dining area is on a raised level with seating for up to eight people. Step into the immaculate kitchen with its wooden units and grey tiled worktops, sure to inspire some home cooking. The property has four bedrooms: two double and two twin. With both a separate shower room and bathroom for a choice of a long relaxing soak or a quick shower. The bedrooms are furnished with lovely comfortable beds and a range of wooden furniture to house all your personal belongings. Off-road parking is available. Outside, there is an on-site gym and heated swimming pool for those more active types of people, and a children's play area to keep your little ones engaged. Hawkshead is a wonderful tourist destination, as it is near many attractions. So why not visit Dove Cottage? The former home of one of Britain's most loved poets William Wordsworth. He lived there for nine years, and was the place some of his most famous poems were created. Guests can have guided tours and enjoy the beautiful gardens he designed and planted with his sister. The museum is next door with many exciting exhibitions that change regularly. Lord's Leap is an attraction for those historic enthusiasts.


All first floor. Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.


  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • 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 woodburner inc. in rent
  • Kindling available £4/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

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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