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Mill Cottage

Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 914069)

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    • “Wonderful cottage every home comfort Hasn’t realised how remote though so expensive night out to celebrate anniversary cost £60 return for taxi Also no safe area to let dog out as open countryside ... but no fault of cottage Beautiful walks and scenery No pubs in walking distance but had our own supplies Would stay again”

    Mrs Andersen, December 2018

    • “Beautiful cottage. Very well appointed. Fabulously situated 1 field away from the shores of Lake Windermere. Excellent pubs close by, in central Lake District.”

    Mrs Rowland, Kingsbridge, November 2018

    • “The cottage was immaculately clean, with good facilities, on a fabulous location very close to the Lake. We had a wonderful holiday and will return to Graythwaite Estate again.”

    Mrs Spacey, BARNSLEY, October 2018

    • “Had a lovely time and will look to book same cottage again next year Just an observation the mattress on the double bed is extremely hard and a little uncomfortable, we have stayed in two other cottages (jubilee and briar ) both had extremely comfortable beds so was a little disappointed. But wouldn’t stop me returning.”

    Mrs Giles, March, October 2018

    • “The garden is not enclosed as stated, not only that but the driveway runs into the garden and as there is a tenant in the cottage next door cars often drive down past the front door. Caused a problem with us having dogs but this could also be problematic for those with small children. The house has cream carpets throughout which is also not ideal particularly as none of the internal doors shut properly. Having said this it’s our second stay and we’ve just booked a third, just a few niggles that if fixed could make this a great stay”

    Mrs Tennant, Frodsham, September 2018

    • “Lovely location close to the lake. All facilities very good condition and well presented. Only had one gripe....there was no soap or handwash supplied when we arrived so had to scoot out and buy some!!”

    Mr Thomas, Oamaru, August 2018

    • “The cottage was in a superb location”

    Mr Retigan, July 2018

    • “Cottage needed a good clean and the man living in the adjoined cottage smoked cannabis in the garden , not good when on a family holiday with small children !”

    Mr Clark, Dunstable, June 2018

    • “The cottage is simple and basic. Some things are tired such as the fridge freezer which has broken shelves and the gas hob. It unfortunately lacks certain comforts - the beds are hard and dining room chairs likewise. Well fitted bathroom and good location”

    Mrs Dixon, Chalfont St. Giles, April 2018

    • “Great cottage and we will definitely return, description is inaccurate in terms of garden being enclosed which it isn’t and the access being stated as private which isn’t - the cottage is actually semi detached and had a tenant in it which share access with mill cottage. None of the internal doors close properly which is a nightmare with dogs and cream carpets! Also says is a 30 min stroll to the main estate facilities when in fact it’s a good drive”

    Mrs Tennant, Frodsham, March 2018

    • “I think the place itself was lovely, warm & Cosy. I was disappointed it was not decorated for Xmas although they would have done but at a cost, which also disappointed me. Especially after paying almost £1,500 for our stay, it also lacked in welcome pack, all that was there was, Milk, sugar, tea and coffee, the same as you would get in a hotel room, very poor.... I do think they should make more of an effort for the holiday season ( Christmas )”

    Mrs Milner, Hitchin, December 2017

    • “Slight problem when we arrived but was delt with very professionally the whole process from booking to leaving the property could not of been easier Thank you A few minor notes for the property Interior doors didn't stay closed so keeping dogs in one room involved moving furniture to block And beds were very hard Some of the pictures misleading as the interior pool was miles away but that was stated in the blog Thanks again”

    Mr Perry, Bishop's Stortford, November 2017

    • “Fabulous location in a lovely Cottage.”

    Mrs Cox, Bristol, September 2017

    • “The cottage was beautiful a real home from home, views and walks amazing. If front garden had been totally fenced off for dogs or small children would have been great. But apart from that perfect!”

    Mrs Cleere, Newbury, December 2016

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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The Property

Mill Cottage is a stone-built, character cottage just a stone's throw away from Lake Windermere in Cumbria. It sits in a tranquil location within the beautiful 5,000-acre Graythwaite Estate, offering families and friends a well-earned break. The lounge is bright and airy, with a gas fire to warm those crisp winter evenings. The kitchen is fully fitted with modern appliances to get you through your stay. Gather around the dining table for a hearty meal and exchange stories of the day's adventures. You have two well-presented bedrooms to choose from upstairs, the king-size bedroom follows a twin, each served by the family bathroom. To the outside is a private fenced garden with a patio area and views of the river with the lake beyond. The Graythwaite Estate offers an indoor swimming pool, fitness suite, table tennis room and children's play area for you to enjoy at your own leisure. You can get lost amidst nature, exploring the lovely grounds of the estate and take full advantage of the discounts on offer at Go Ape!, Lakeland Hotel and Spa and Grizedale Forest. The rest of the stunning Lake District makes a wonderful day out, with Hawkshead nearby offering an array of amenities and the lovely towns of Ambleside and Windermere to explore. There is walking and cycling aplenty, with dramatic Lakeland scenery luring you over hills and up mountains. Choose this splendid getaway for your next family holiday.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen/diner. Sitting room with gas fire.


  • Gas central heating (underfloor in bathroom) with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with patio, furniture and views over river towards Lake Windermere
  • 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: License required for fishing, equipment can be hired locally, fishing FOC unless catch is made, then small fee applicable
  • Note: Limited mobile reception
  • Note: The adjoining mill is disused and should not be entered
  • Note: Although garden is fenced, please ensure children are supervised at all times due to proximity of river
  • Note: An estate tenant resides in the building next door
  • Note: This property is accessed via a 100 metre woodland track.

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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