Nestled on the western shores of Lake Windermere, enveloped by ancient woodland and 5000-acre grounds, is this beautiful cottage on the Graythwaite Estate. This splendid getaway occupies a tranquil setting for you and the family to relax and unwind, with all the finest attractions of Cumbria nearby. With a traditional feel throughout, this 17th-century cottage boasts low ceilings, exposed beams and stonework, lending a nod to its past. The cosy lounge is warmed by a woodburner in the inglenook, whilst the kitchen offers modern fittings. There are three bedrooms upstairs comprising of a king-size with en-suite bathroom, followed by two twins. The estate provides some wonderful facilities in the central courtyard, which is just a short walk away. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the indoor pool, let the children loose on the play area and try a game of table tennis. Summer afternoons can be spent at the picnic table, watching the sun glint off the water, while cooler days are perfect for exploring the surrounding woods, discovering the varied wildlife, which calls the estate home. The fantastic setting of this fully-restored. With the estate facilities to tempt you, including free fishing and the tranquil waters of the lake to inspire, rest and relaxation, you could be forgiven for not venturing further than the estate grounds during your time. But should you choose to head out, then why not book a canoeing, climbing or bushcraft adventure with the on-site team, or ask them for recommendations on local walks? You can even have fresh meals delivered straight to your door and a pack of provisions ready for your arrival. If you fancy being pampered then a discount at the Lakeland Hotel and Spa is sure to tempt, whilst the brave can take to the treetops at the local Go Ape centre or hire mountain bikes, enjoying a 15% discount simply by staying on the fabulous Graythwaite Estate! The village of Hawkshead is nearby with many amenities to try and further afield are the pretty towns and villages of Windermere, Coniston, and Ambleside. Consider a stay at this home-away-from-home.
Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 2 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.
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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