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Lord's Leap

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

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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

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12 Customer Review(s)

  • “The positives of Lords Leap, were; it was quite clean, nice and spacious, the beds double beds were very comfortable albeit on the small side and in general it had most things one would need.”

    Jackie in the shop was a great help. ...

    Jackie in the shop was a great help. The negatives were, there was no one to meet you on site and there was no contact to go to on site. The number given to contact someone was impossible to get through to and there was no mobile access. You could not place or receive calls whilst on holiday there. So when it came to wanting to organising day trips out, we could not call any organisations to book boat trips etc. We had to drive out and then organise our trips, so lost time and days trying to do this. The shower tray filled to it limits when showering, leaving ones feet in a pool of water, the washing machine seemed to wash the clothes but came out dripping wet and would not spin properly, so clothes had to be wrung out by hand. We put up with these things for a few days as we couldn’t contact the number given and didn’t know who to go to. Eventually we went to the lady in the on site shop, who then emailed the appropriate people. If there had been someone there on site or mobile access then we would not have had to put up with these things, (we would have gone to the shop sooner if we knew she would contact the appropriate people but thought that we would be bothering that person). In fact Jackie was very pleasant and very helpful and the shower situation was sorted out quite quickly and apparently they are fitting a new washing machine, which will benefit the next booking at Lords Leap (as we had left by the time this happened). The most misleading part of the booking is the on site gym, one of the main reasons for us booking this accommodation was that it had a gym. At no point when booking the accommodation did it say one had to pay for the use of the gym, until after the deposit had been paid. We found out that it costs £20 per week or £15.00 per weekend, which is extortionate! It cost us £18.00 per month for our gym where we live and whilst I understand prices, when in different locations and holiday prices can charge more, it’s far too much to charge, especially when it didn’t even mention one had to pay at all in the first place! and it was very small and equipment quite limited. There were 7 of us who would have used the gym if it was free or a minimal fee was charged, after all ones paying enough for the accommodation. But instead, neither of us went to the gym and therefore the providers of this accommodation lost out on 7 people’s money, plus a negative review on that point. On the whole Lords Leap was a nice place to stay, but I don’t think that’s it’s acceptable to pay for your accommodation and then be asked to strip all of the beds before you leave, after all we’re on holiday! And we paid a substantial amount for it.

    - Mrs Darbon, July 2019

Graythwaite Cottages

Hawkshead 4 miles. Located on a beautiful, 5000-acre private country estate of diverse lake, forest, woodland and meadow landscapes, this charming courtyard of Victorian farm buildings, dating from 1890, sits in a superb central setting for a Lake District getaway to remember. Each of these delightful Lake District cottages has been thoughtfully refurbished and retain much original character, well balanced with modern furnishings and set just one mile from the shores of Lake Windermere. Each has been finished to a high standard, with most offering cosy open fires or wood burners to snuggle beside after a busy day. The nearest Village is Hawkshead, situated 4 miles from the Estate. The nearest train station is Grange-over-sands and the nearest motorway is the M6 (J36). There are some wonderful on-site facilities to take advantage of, which include a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool, a fitness suite, table tennis room and a children’s play area. This magical estate offers an escape to another world with a 2.5-acre lake, just a 10-minute walk from the courtyard, which is well stocked with rainbow trout and boasts a serene setting for hazy afternoons spent fly fishing. The estate’s grounds provide a wonderland for all ages and offer plenty of places to stop for a picnic or enjoy a quiet stroll or a gentle cycle along the lakeshore. Make the most of the estate by booking activities with the on-site events team Graythwaite Adventure. The extensive list of premium activities and excursions, designed to keep you entertained regardless of the weather, includes but is not limited to; 4X4 Off-roading, Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Paddle boarding, Canoeing, RIB tours, Sailing, Bubble Football, Guided Walks, Bush craft and more! All activities can be completely tailored to suit your needs and requirements to create the perfect activity schedule for you. Moreover, if there is an activity that tickles your fancy however is not listed please do not hesitate to contact the team. No request is too big or small, and they will endeavour to do their best to deliver. Graythwaite customers can also avail of a multitude of benefits for local services and attractions. Enjoy discounted rates for Go Ape, mountain bike hire and meals at the nearby Lakeside Hotel. The on-site shop offers everything from milk to luxury local spirits and delicious welcome packs with succulent, locally-sourced food. Get in touch with the Estate to organise your pre-arrival order today. This group of Lake District properties provides an unforgettable escape and is an excellent destination for a special holiday spent relaxing and enjoying the tranquil setting and fantastic on-site facilities. Booked together, the properties can accommodate 82 people.

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 Note - From 17/05/2019 This property has a good house keeping bond of £500.00, this will be authorised to card on receipt of final balance
  • Graythwaite Adventure X - CBA Events Booking in advance is advised to avoid disappointment.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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

*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.

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 signal.

Note: Property located above Ref. 914063 and accessed by approx. 16 external steps.

*Note - This property has a good house keeping bond of £150.00, this will be authorised to card on receipt of final balance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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