Graythwaite Cottages - Holme Well

Graythwaite, nr Lake Windermere


Property Reference: LMS
  • Sleeps8
  • Pets 1
  • Bedrooms4
  • Grade4 Star rating

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Availability & Price

Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

 
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
Looking to leave tonight, or arrive on a different day?
Call us on 0345 268 0760.

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Property Features

  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

"An idyllic Lakeland setting in 4 acres of woodland on the western shores of Lake Windermere at the heart of the beautiful Lake District. . ."

A large single-storey ground floor cottage, forming part of a barn conversion. Glazed entrance lobby leading to hall with dining area and modern kitchen. Spacious well co-ordinated living room with wood-burning stove. Two double bedrooms. Modern shower room/W.C. Two twin-bedded rooms. Modern bathroom/W.C. with over-bath shower.

Graythwaite Cottages offer the opportunity for an exceptional holiday experience. The original buildings of this unique Victorian ‘model farmstead’ have been tastefully refurbished to a very high standard. They provide not only superb holiday accommodation, but also an outstanding range of facilities, including an indoor heated swimming-pool, table tennis and a fitness suite. The stunning location offers plenty of gloriously natural space to visitors and a one-mile walk (which crosses a road) leads to private frontage on the softly lapped shores of Windermere itself. A 2½-acre stocked lake provides free trout fishing and, at the hub of the estate, beautiful Graythwaite Hall’s lovely surrounding gardens are open to the public in the Spring.
The cottages form part of the Graythwaite Estate, which has been in the same family since the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and remained intact as a large working estate throughout four centuries. The farm stead, from which the cottages have been formed, was built in 1890 and its position was chosen at a time when the popularity of the Lake District was just beginning to rise in wealthy Victorian circles. Thus the tranquillity and beauty which first captivated visitors to this area can still be enjoyed in heavenly surroundings where peace reigns supreme.
Visitors are well placed to explore the extraordinary and dramatic scenery for which the Lakes are so famous. Hilltop Farm at Near Sawrey, the cottage where Beatrix Potter’s imagination was stirred to create Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck, is just 4 miles away. At Hawkshead (4 miles) there is a gallery dedicated to her original drawings and illustrations. Within 10 miles are Rydal Fell, Rydal Water, Grasmere and the cottage of the poet who made them famous and brought the Lake District to the attention of the world, William Wordsworth.
The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway (4 miles) runs through the valley of the River Leven; its trains connect with a leisurely steamer going to the busy, cosmopolitan town of Bowness-on-Windermere. The steamer also wends its way further north to Waterhead, the stop for the pretty little town of Ambleside.

  • Wood-burning stove – logs included
  • Full central heating included
  • Travel cot
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ground floor facilities

  • Electricity and bed linen included
  • Towels available for hire on request (provided for overseas visitors)
  • High chair by arrangement
  • Digital TV
  • Microwave
  • Shared washing machine on request
  • Shared heated drying room
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared payphone
  • Shared patio with furniture
  • Shared barbecue
  • Shared 4-acre grounds
  • Parking
  • Fly fishing foc
  • Table tennis available
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (39ft x 16ft, depth 5ft), open daily from 8.45am to 7.45pm
  • Fitness suite with treadmill, bikes and multi-gym £20 per person per week (£15 per short break) poa
  • Bicycle hire
  • Natural purified lake water supply
  • NB:Lakeside frontage (1 mile)

SUPERB FACILITIES - AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND:

  • Indoor heated swimming pool with limited changing facilities, open daily from 8.45am to 7.45pm
  • Four acres of shared woodland grounds
  • Trout lake, 2½ acres with free fly fishing
  • Fitness suite with aerobic and toning equipment £20 pp pw (£15 per short break) poa
  • Private lake frontage
  • Bicycle hire nearby
  • Dedicated children’s play area
SUPERB FACILITIES - AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND:
  • Indoor heated swimming pool with limited changing facilities, open daily from 8.45am to 7.45pm
  • Four acres of shared woodland grounds
  • Trout lake, 2½ acres with free fly fishing
  • Fitness suite with aerobic and toning equipment £20 pp pw (£15 per short break) poa
  • Private lake frontage
  • Bicycle hire nearby
  • Dedicated children’s play area

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. A very comfortable and warm property with easy access to really good walks, including a longish one down to Lake Windemere. April 2012.
  2. The cottage ticked all our boxes for the sort of holiday we were after. We wanted a warm, comfortable, well equipped place for us to spend time with our children and their partners and most importantly our new grand-daughter. We all had a super time, the weather was awful but that did not spoil one moment of our lovely week together. Oct 2011.
  3. The position was good. Nov 2010.
  4. Secluded but not too far a drive to amenities. Beautiful setting and surroundings! Aug 2010.
  5. Fabulous holiday. Beautiful surroundings, helpful manager, kids loved the pool and table tennis. Fishing was great, plenty of room for granny, granddad, mum, dad, uncle, 12, 11 and 3 year old. Only problem was 1 week still not long enough to do all we wanted to do, so we’ll just have to go back! May 2010.
  6. Spacious, well fitted-out property in a nice spot. March 2010.
  7. Quiet location. Nicely furnished, fairly well equipped. Swimming pool a bit cool. Feb 2010.
  8. The accommodation was immaculately presented, furnishings were of a high standard, location was beautiful, site manager was extremely helpful and informative. No criticisms whatsoever. Feb 2010.
  9. Very spacious, well furnished and equipped. Very impressed with kitchen knives and utensils. Loved the woodburner. Oct 2009.
  10. Everything necessary for the stay was available. Arrived early and property had already been cleaned etc. Made welcome as soon as we arrived. Sept 2009.
  11. Very well laid out, everything you could need especially the logs for the fire as it rained heavily every day but it did not dampen out spirits or what we wanted to do. As there were 16 of us, Holme Well and the one above were very suitable for all the family, the swimming pool and table tennis was put to good use. Aug 2009.
  12. The property was surrounded by lovely woodland. The walks were very peaceful. Everyone on the site was very friendly including Peter who was very helpful. All rooms were very spacious and well furnished. July 2009.
  13. Very nice property in lovely surroundings. Would benefit from extra kitchen equipment and up to date information pack in cottage. Already recommended to a colleague. Feb 2009.
  14. The accommodation was much more spacious than the photos suggested, it was in amazing surroundings very comfortable and homely. My only suggestion would be to increase the heat in the pool but apart from that it was enjoyed by all in our party. Feb 2009.
  15. Swimming pool great. Beds very comfortable. Friendly, helpful owner. March 2008.
  16. A spacious and well presented property with excellent on-site representation. The pool is well looked after and spotless. The surrounding walks are peaceful with plenty to see and the fishing is excellent. April 2008.
  17. Apartment very good size and layout of bedrooms good. Sept 2008.
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    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
    6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure.
    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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