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Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 914068)

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    • “Lovely cottage in a wonderful location”
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    • “We stayed at Hilltop for a fortnight in July / August 2017. The cottage is located in a very secluded, quiet location around 150 metres from the lake. It's a well-equipped and comfortable cottage, well-presented. Hilltop offers a great base from which to explore the Lake District (although beware the narrow lanes that Sat Nav might decide to take you down!) We found quite quickly that we would need more cutlery and crockery than is provided. One quick call to the property manager and we doubled up on both - very prompt and great service. The shower in the ensuite bathroom is very powerful. The bath in the family bathroom is deep. Mattress was a bit soft for my liking. Patio furniture outside is showing its age. Well-deserved four stars. We would have no hesitation in re-booking this lovely cottage.”

    Simon T, London, United Kingdom, August 2017

    • “I booked this for my partners 30th with close family very comfortable great to be in a secluded area. Went for a local walk and saw 7/8 red dear with a fawn was great! Only thing I could say was wrong would be not been able to control the heating but who cares opens door or window or turn it off! Will be returning!!!! Also great shower!”

    Mr Dunn, Cleckheaton, November 2018

    • “Everything was fine as usual. Just two notes : 1) there should be be just some more plates, knives, forks and glasses so that we don't have to put on every day the dishwasher ; this would save water and electricity. 2) Strange there is no thermostat in the room for the central heating ; many times it was too warm inside because we couldn't arrange the temperature ourself ; also that would save oil. Kind regards Eddie”

    Mr Sermon, October 2018

    • “What a lovely quiet position. The family enjoyed the walks from the front door and the noise of the burbling beck next to the house.”

    Mrs Kirkwood, August 2018

    • “Expected this to be a four star house, with attention to detail it really could be, cooker hood was a disgrace, outside furniture very neglected, dirty windows, cobwebs, however the bed linen was clean the furniture very comfortable, we had amazing holiday, would we book it again not at that price, sorry.”

    Mrs Farthing, Pitlochry, May 2018

    • “The cottage was lovely and very comfortable. It's situated in a quiet and secluded place, all you can hear is the water over the rocks from the river below. Lovely view of the lake. Perfect place to relax and enjoy a break. Will definitely be back.”

    Ms Garforth, Macclesfield, March 2018

    • “just can't wait to go back!....slightly firmer mattress would be wonderful though!”

    Mr Carr, Thatcham, March 2017

    • “Standard of interiors including shower room and stove. The reason we may not rebook was the noise of the hydro electric scheme coupled with uncomfortable beds resulted in poor sleep. Such a pity as otherwise a great location”

    Mrs Dixon, CHALFONT ST GILES, March 2017

    • “Over sold for view and for comfort. Kettle was meant to have been replaced and was not so 10 minutes wait to boil”

    Mr Blissett, Gerrards Cross, October 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

Hilltop is a detached lakeland cottage based near Hawkshead, Cumbria. Set in the tranquil area of Graythwaite Cottages on a 5,000 acre estate. This is a great choice for those who fancy a rural location where you can enjoy some of the Lake District's finest locations. Step into the lounge with its homely interior decor and comfortable sofas. Settle down and enjoy the large flatscreen TV and cosy up in front of the open fire. The open-plan kitchen and dining area is situated toward the rear of the property with lovely hardwood flooring and a contemporary fitted kitchen, sure to inspire some home cooking. The dining area is a wonderful social space and has seating for up to four people. There are two bedrooms; one king-size with an en-suite shower room and one twin, with a separate modern bathroom. The bedrooms have been collectively furnished with lovely cream furniture such as chest of drawers and bedside tables to house all your personal belongings. Off-road parking is available. Outside, there is a lovely shared patio area with furniture, and many on-site facilities, including an indoor pool and tennis court. For some wonderful sightseeing opportunities, visit Holehird Gardens, a 12 acre garden with stunning landscaped plants, flowers and trees. It is the perfect excuse for day trip out. With magical views of the lakes, what more could you need? A number of footpaths also lead here from Windermere, which makes it easy and enjoyable to integrate into an afternoon walk. Hilltop is an excellent property for friend and family holidays.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire.


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and logs for fire inc. in rent
  • Kindling available £4/bag, coal available £8/bag
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • Shared use of estate grounds and facilities 3 miles away 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
  • Shop 4.3 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • 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.

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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