English Country Cottages

Graythwaite Cottages - Bibby Lot

Graythwaite, nr Lake Windermere


Property Reference: LMY
  • Sleeps6
  • Pets 1
  • Bedrooms3
  • Grade4 Star rating

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Availability & Price

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

 
Available start days
Unavailable days

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
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Property Features

  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • 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. . ."

The second cottage from the left in a row of four, Bibby Lot has a comfortable living room with open fire. Separate dining kitchen. Cloakroom/W.C. First floor: Three bedrooms; one double, one twin-bedded, one with full-size bunk beds. 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.

  • Open fire – logs included
  • Full electric central heating included
  • Travel cot
  • washing machine

  • 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

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. We were spoilt with the weather as only one rainy day in the week which really helped. However, the accommodation was comfortable and our little boy had a fantastic time running around with the other children resident during our week. The pool was a little chilly but a real treat to be able to go swimming every day. May 2012.
  2. We had a thoroughly enjoyable break. The cottage was clean, comfortable, excellently located and well equipped. March 2012.
  3. Lovely little cottage in great location. Very clean and well presented, good facilities for families. Very cosy at this time of year, and great base to explore the southern lakes. March 2012.
  4. Quiet, cosy, cottage in a small and safe communal environment that works well for families. July 2011.
  5. The property is well equipped and tastefully decorated. We especially liked the open fire and easy access to the indoor pool. Feb 2011.
  6. We got a lovely welcome from Peter and even though we were a little early everything was ready for us. May 2010.
  7. Good sized house in nice group. Well presented with big kitchen. Altogether a pleasant place to stay. Aug 2009.
  8. Very relaxing, clean and welcoming. March 2008.
  9. It was so peaceful. Facilities like swimming pool and games room added to the fun. The location was remote so suited us. Sept 2006.
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