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Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 914057)

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    • “We have been to these cottages many times and the standard has always been first class. However on this visit the outside presentation of the cottages was poor especially the paintwork. The inside of Newlands was in poor condition eg the paintwork was peeling and dirty. The carpets were need of cleaning. There were cup ring marks on the window sills,cob webs in the bedroom and the toilets seats were scratched. There were no complimentary bath products as there has been in the past. It is sad we have to make these remarks but the reason we book with you is because of your previous high standards. We think you should know that our expectations were not met on this occasion and you should know how we feel so you can rectify your standards. Many thanks from Richard Hart and Emma Brigham”

    Mr Hart, NORWICH, October 2018

    • “We had a fantastic 3 nights in Newlands. It was extremely well equipped and very comfortable. And to have large, fluffy bath towels was an added luxury! Will definitely be coming back again.”

    Mrs Major-armstrong, Melton Mowbray, June 2018

    • “Good clean property, great location. Great for families. Swimming pool was great but there was too much chlorine, which made kids chest very tight & uncomfortable. Was a shame the walks from place were not described well in the leaflet as hard to follow. Wanted to be able to walk 5km from property.”

    Mr Archer, Wallingford, April 2018

    • “The living room was very dark after daylight. The double mattress was lumpy & generally uncomfortable, & one of the storage heaters failed to store heat so would only work on the booster. Whilst we reported this latter on Sunday, by the time we left on Friday no-one had been to review or fix it. We arrived with the bulb in the main room lamp not working so we bought a new one & replaced it. The hair-dryer was also missing but you rectified this within 24 hours. The cot provided did not have a bassinet level so we needed to bring our own travel cot. On the positive side, the wi-fi worked well (a good thing as there was no mobile reception), there was never any shortage of hot water, the wood-burning stove was highly effective, the pool was a good size & well maintained & all was very quiet & peaceful.”

    Mr Wilkinson, London, March 2018

    • “It's the 3rd time in 18 months we have stayed on the estate and in different cottages each time. Loved it”

    Mr Hames, Lymm, March 2018

    • “Poor lighting in the property. Problems with condensation, Windows needed paintwork cleaned, if not repainted.”

    Mrs Thomas, Churchinford, November 2017

    • “My children(teenagers) were disappointed that the cottage was listed as with Wi-Fi but in reality this was only accessible hanging out of one of the bedroom windows! This we felt was misleading in the description and ought really to be amended.”

    Ms Truong, Ilminster, August 2017

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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

Newlands is a first-floor apartment situated in Hawkshead, Cumbria. It is set in a 5,000 acre private estate of quaint cottages and has views across the rolling countryside beyond. Internally, the owner has renovated the property, but have kept many of the old features, such as the original stone fireplace which give the cottage a mass of character. The open-plan lounge has a range of furniture delightfully arranged, with the focus point being the stunning woodburning stove. The matching sofas and carpet, give the room a rustic cottage feel. Meals can be enjoyed at the dining table, with seating for up to four people. The kitchen has a wonderful set of wooden units coinciding with the hardwood flooring, as well as plenty of counter space to prepare all types of home-cooked meals. The property has two bedrooms; one king-size with an en-suite shower room and one twin. There is a separate bathroom with a bath and shower over, to suit your needs. The bedrooms are minimally decorated with a selection of wooden furniture and lovely matching bedside tables and a chest of drawers which also acts as dressing tables. Off-road parking is available. Enjoy the on-site benefits with facilities such as the indoor pool and table tennis room. With a shared patio area and furniture provided, there are plenty of opportunities for your pets to stretch their legs and for you to meet new people during your stay. A must-see attraction during your stay at Newlands is The Old Man of Coniston, a mountain near the lake of Coniston Water. It is the highest point in Lancashire and is popular with tourists for its grand walking trails. This will challenge even the most experienced walkers. Newlands is ideal for a couple or small family to enjoy the village and explore the local area.


All first floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, 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: Property located above Ref
  • 914055 and accessed by approx
  • 16 external steps
  • 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:

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