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Grayrigg Foot Stable

Grayrigg, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972379)

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    • “Another fantastic break at this stunning cottage”
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    • “The break at this stunning cottage was just what we needed. Everything we needed for our weeks stay. Christine, David & Family along with Pip & Tug the dogs made us feel welcome again. The location is beautiful, the cottage us amazing and homely & cosy. We will definitely be back again soon !”

    Dinva4, Barnsley, United Kingdom, April 2018

    • “What a little gem!!”
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    • “This is a beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting! The accommodation is 5 star, spotlessly clean and surprisingly spacious. Is on a farm with sheep, chickens and the owners friendly boys wanted to bring them home! The garden is so pretty with a bridge over the stream to the chickens and a tennis net! The owners are very friendly and helpful...we had homemade scones, flapjacks and wine on arrival! We went with 3 boys aged 16, 12 and 3 years and they all loved it...wifi available for eldest!! We highly recommend this cottage for a peaceful place to stay in a beautiful part of the country. We visited the Lake District as well as Yorkshire so the perfect position. Will definitely be returning in the future.”

    A Holiday Lettings Verified Reviewer, August 2017

    • “Fantastic!”
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    • “We stayed here for 3 nights at this gorgeous cottage and can not fault it in any way. It was spotlessly clean with lots of lovely touches like the famous scones and flapjack, fresh flowers and sweets. Beds were really comfortable and showers were great. Christine and David are lovely and really friendly. We will definitely be back (if they'll have us!!)”

    Samuelskathryn, Whitley Bay, United Kingdom, June 2017

    • “Gem in the Lakes”
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    • “Wow!!!! What a place. Quite frankly I don’t know where to begin with my praise for everything we experienced from beginning to end. From the goodies and little extras you wouldn’t expect, to the very comfortable quality furnishings and fully equipped kitchen, the fabulous conversion of the previous buildings into this marvellous cottage making this a real gem of the cottage holiday rental market. The views, the animals, the surroundings, the little stream running by, I could go on and on. Idyllic. If this wasn’t enough Christine and David were superb hosts. Access to the Lake District is right on your doorstep and plenty of information available in the cottage to plan your days. We will definitely be back, but for longer next time.”

    Timgubbins, Worthing, United Kingdom, May 2017

    • “Nicest holiday rental I have stayed in! Highly recommend!”
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    • “I stayed here for a week with a colleague when working in the area. I cannot recommend this place enough. Eggs, scones, biscuits and snacks were left out for us. Perfect decor, beds and sofas were very comfy, excellent showers, well equipped kitchen. The owners were very friendly and helpful. I would love to stay here again!”

    Lardys, August 2016

    • “Beautiful and tranquil”
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    • “What a beautiful rental property. Just over 10 minutes from the centre of Kendal to reach. The property was very comfortable and clean. High quality furniture and fittings with lots of extras you don't normally receive in a private rental (condiments, cleaning products, shower gels, soaps etc...). Situated on the owners' farm, Grayrigg Foot Stable was a great base to explore the Lake District. We visited Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cartmel, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Sedbergh and The Lakes' Aquarium - the furthest only being just over half an hour away. It was a real treat to find warm scones and flapjacks on our arrival - together with milk and fresh eggs from the farm's chickens. The owners Christine and David were really lovely people and we enjoyed meeting the family's dogs too! The garden looked out onto a stream (a nice place to sit with a glass of wine listening to it!). Although there were no shops in the little village, Morrisons and Aldi were less than 10 minutes away to stock up on shopping - although we did enjoy eating out on our trips. Sticky toffee pudding is a must at Cartmel! We also enjoyed Pumpkins Bistro, Baba Ganoush, Brew Brothers and The Bakery at No. 4 in Kendal town centre, The Kings Arms in Cartmel does a lovely Sunday roast dinner too! Smatt's Duo Café Bar and Bistro in Sedburgh is also a recommendation. We had a thoroughly relaxing break in a great place! Thank you for great holiday!”

    F1zzg0g, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, August 2016

    • “Perfect.”
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    • “I couldn't fault this cottage at all. It was peaceful, warm, cosy and in a perfect setting. Everything we could possibly need was included, which you don't often find in cottage rentals. Things like cooking oil, condiments, cling film, etc, and lovely touches throughout - fresh flowers, homemade scones and shortbread, toiletries. David and Christine made us feel very welcome, and when one night there was an issue with no hot water, they came that second to see if they could fix it for us (even though England were playing on the TV!). The problem had been completely resolved by the time we got back to the cottage the next day. Absolutely loved the hens in the garden and the views from every window. Just perfect.”

    A Holiday Lettings Verified Reviewer, June 2016

    • “Fabulous!”
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    • “We stayed at Grayrigg Foot Stable from 21st Dec 2015 to 28th Dec 2015. From the moment we arrived Christine made us extremely welcome. On entering Grayrigg our first impression was an absolute WOW! It continued to just get better. The cottage is immaculate, spotlessly clean, beautifully appointed, welcoming and the attention to detail is second to none. We felt immediately at home. Christine had tastefully decorated it for Christmas and we were greeted with homemade mince pies, shortbreads and fresh free range eggs, what a treat. We stayed, in what can only be described as challenging weather conditions but the cottage made it easy to stay snuggled in in its extremely warm and cosy atmosphere. We cooked often and made two full Christmas dinners in the extremely well equipped kitchen (my son and his partner joined us on Boxing Day for a second dinner!!) When we did venture out we found Grayrigg extremely well placed for accessing the rest of the Lakes and enjoyed a very relaxing cruise on Windermere two days before Christmas. Kendal is a 5 minute drive away with its many independent shops and restaurants. We look forward to returning.”

    Janet J, Wrexham, United Kingdom, January 2016

    • “Lovely, peaceful getaway.”
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    • “We stayed for a week at this beautiful cottage, cannot praise it enough. Christine and David were very welcoming and we enjoyed all the goodies that Christine had made, cake, scones, flapjacks and eggs. The cottage has everything you can think of and we cannot wait to go again, we will have to take our 4 year old granddaughter next time as she will love all the chickens and sheep.”

    Kazz1242, Lancashire, November 2014

    • “Perfect getaway with young kids!”
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    • “Just spent an amazing week here with three young kids aged 5 years and under. What can I say... The cottage is truly beautiful. The added extras in the rooms made it easier to settle in with ease. The kids described the best part of the break as feeding the chickens and sheep. A special thanks to Christine, you made it extra special by going that extra mile in taking our boisterous boys on their mini adventures! Their repeated requests were never turned down!! Thank you x”

    Safia N, November 2014

    • “Tremendous break”
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    • “Where do I start? Everything about the accommodation and location was perfect, from the minute we arrived until the morning we regrettably had to leave. On arrival we opened the door and the conversion has been done beautifully. The open plan living space was ideal and had everything you needed. We also had the nice surprise of home baked scones with all the trimmings and Mars crispy cakes which went down a treat with our 9 year old! Fresh eggs (from the chickens outside!) made a welcome breakfast for the first few days. Christine and David were perfect hosts and my son loved the free reign of the beautiful garden at the back with the tennis being a particular favourite. The bedrooms were beautifully decorated with excellent en suites available in the twin and the master bedroom. The only disappointment was that we didn't get to use the wood burner as it wasn't cold enough. We may just have to book again in the Autumn to try this out. Perfect location for getting to all the lakes and absolutely picture perfect with the stream and animals making it a truly rural experience. Can't wait to go again.”

    Anthony R, Bebington, June 2014

    • “Fabulous accommodation-As good as it Gets!”
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    • “This property met our very specific needs. We were meeting relations coming from the North and needed to be close to the M6 in case of bad weather. We also needed two bathrooms. We booked very late and still can't believe our luck in finding this lovely place. The photos don't do it justice. It has been beautifully restored in a way which combines the best of the old and new. All the fittings are high quality and the two en-suite bathrooms are 5* hotel quality. The hosts are lovely people who were helpful and friendly but respected our privacy as well. There was a cream tea, fresh eggs and flowers to welcome us and plenty of local information. Outside, the garden with hens and sheep and a small stream is delightful. The location is very convenient for Kendal and the Southern lakes. Also the Dales Way passes through the property so you could walk from the door. The Yorkshire Fells are very accessible from this location but we didn't have time to do them justice on this occasion. We would fully recommend this property as we feel it is of exceptional quality.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Beverley, April 2014

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    • “Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous place. Lovely owners.”

    Mrs Clover, Colchester, October 2018

    • “Stunning cottage in beautiful location, ideal for lots of family adventures. Christine and David were very welcoming and helpful, the children’s hearts were won when we found homemade chocolate brownies on arrival (and the scones and wine for the adults were gratefully received too!), and the deal was sealed with the children when they got to meet (and feed) the pigs! We couldn’t have asked for a better setting for a family holiday, and Grayrigg Foot Stable will now always be a special place to us as the baby rolled over for the first time here!”

    Mr Nuttall, Mansfield, August 2018

    • “Beautiful property, warm welcome on arrival, amazing touches around the house, just wonderful.”

    Mrs Standring, Caerwys, July 2018

    • “The hosts, the cottage and location were all perfect. Grayrigg Foot Stable is a working farm and our young children were invited to be a small part of it which thrilled them beyond words. The welcome we received superseded expectations and we were delighted with every aspect of the accommodation, which is presented with a lot of care and detail. We have stayed in other UK cottages but this really is one of the very best.”

    Ms Lindsay, Ipswich, July 2018

    • “5* plus accommodation. Large, clean modern. Great location, only 3 miles from Kendle. 15=20 minutes from great walking in the Yorkshire Dales, same for Cumbrian Mountains. Coniston, Windermere etc. 40 minutes from Morecambe Bay. Will defiantly stay again.”

    Mr Brown, York, June 2018

    • “The host family is very, very friendly. We felt most welcome and being well looked after. They are very helpful, and caring, and have an eye on little things which make guests feel comfortable and at home. Everything ist neat and clean and fresh and looks like new. It's a perfectly traditional atmosphere in and around the house, one can smell the freshness of the air, the peaceful landscape, the only sounds to be heard are coming from the sheep and hens and the little stream behind the house, which makes the place a little paradise. We enjoyed every single Minute being there.”

    Mrs Heidemann, Meppen, April 2018

    • “A cosy homely cottage with everything you could need for your stay. We were made to feel welcome by Christine and her family and we will definitely return for a 3rd time soon.”

    Mrs Lea, Barnsley, March 2018

    • “We absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful cottage and would recommend it to everyone. There were lots of extra little touches and the cottage was spotless. The owners were very welcoming and could not do enough for us.”

    Mrs Cox, Grimsby, March 2018

    • “The pictures and description on the website didn’t do the cottage justice. It was excellent! One of the best we have stayed in. Spotlessly clean and beautifully finished. Little touches like homemade biscuits, toiletries and farm fresh eggs (laid by the chickens you see from the kitchen window!) make it even more special. The owners are lovely and friendly, making you feel totally at home. We would definitely go back again.”

    Mrs Webb, Durham, February 2018

    • “I can honestly say this is one of the best cottages in the Lake District, which is why I have been there three times so far over the years and I hope to use it again in the future.”

    Mr Remblance, Brandon, September 2017

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The Property

Grayrigg Foot Stable is situated in a truly rural location and is sure to appeal to anyone looking for peace and tranquility whilst visiting the Lake District. The two bedroomed cottage has been renovated by the owners retaining an abundance of original character, including old stones and beams, a cosy wood burning stove housed within an Inglenook fireplace is complemented by contemporary style making your stay truly memorable.
Situated in a truly rural location Grayrigg Foot Stable offers a chance to get away and enjoy the peace and quiet whilst still being close to the many villages and towns of the Lake District as well as the Yorkshire Dales. Grayrigg is a small traditional Lakeland village just 5 miles north of Kendal and 8 miles south west of Sedbergh with their abundance of shops, restaurants and tea rooms. Within a 20 minute drive are the more frequented villages of Windermere, Bowness and Grasmere.
The property has been lovingly renovated by the owners, using local craftsmen, the old stones and beams from the original building have been restored and the cottage retains many of the original features of the barn once used as stables and pig sty. Attention to detail has been paid in every room, furnished with a blend of traditional furnishings and in a contemporary style, the Inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove, the old stable divides now create a relaxing dining area all help to give a warm and welcoming ambience.
Grayrigg Foot Stables is oil centrally heated and comprises:

Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with polished wood floors throughout, wood burning stove, flat screen TV with DVD player and Freesat.
Open plan kitchen/dining area with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, ground coffee machine, dishwasher and washing machine.
A stable door leads out onto a small patio area which was the original pig sty feeding area.

First Floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC.

All oil, electric, bed linen and towels provided.
Cot and highchair available.
Free Wi-Fi available.
Private parking for 2 cars.
Garden and patio area with garden furniture and a stream running through with access to the hen coop over a small wooden bridge.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bathroom, bathtub and separate shower cubicle, wash basin, WC; 1 x twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, wash basin, WC. Open plan living area with fully equipped kitchen.


  • Oil central heating plus wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, ground coffee machine, dishwasher and washing machine, TV, DVD player, Freesat, WiFi
  • Oil and electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and wooden bridge
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk
  • Dales Way 1 min walk
  • Kendal 5 minutes by car.

Regional Information

KENDAL Windermere 8 miles. A historic market town with a fine reputation for shopping, Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Visit The Abbot Hall Art Gallery, its regular collection holding portraits by Kendal born George Romney and works by Turner and Ruskin, with other exhibitions through its links with the Tate. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay. Kendal itself is ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With other attractions such as Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life, the fascinating Quaker Tapestry, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Kendal provides a superb base for a relaxing break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season