English Country Cottages

Graythwaite Cottages - Can Brow

Graythwaite, nr Lake Windermere

Property Reference: LPS
  • Sleeps2
  • Pets 1
  • Bedrooms1
  • Grade4 Star rating

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Availability & Price

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Available start days
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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
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Property Features

  • 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 romantic single-storey detached cottage with open views to woodland. Entrance lobby. Open-plan living/dining-room with wood-burning stove and fully fitted kitchen area. Double bedroom with en-suite 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 dual NSH included
  • Dishwasher
  • 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)


  • 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. Cottage was very clean and cosy and was real value for money and was in a beautiful location with great walks. Oct 2011.
  2. A wonderful break totaly secluded and peaceful, breathtaking scenery, everything you needed to hand, wish we’d booked for longer and will certainly be returning. June 2011.
  3. Ideal for 2 . Neat use of space. Loved the wood- burning stove & the huge woodshed nearby. With storage heaters & the stove going we were always warm (& this was in January) Fan heater in bathroom a nice addition. Jan 2011.
  4. Cosy, quiet, private, a place to unwind. Nov 2010.
  5. Perfect cottage for two and a pet. Our dog loves the window seats in the bedroom and living room! Ideal location for visiting the southern lake district. Aug 2010.
  6. When we rang to say we would be arriving about 6, we were informed that we had been upgraded because of work being carried out behind Can Brow and the cottage we were given was a two bedroom cottage directly opposite Can Brow. The cottage had everything needed except a clothes drier. Having two bathrooms is a definite plus and the cottage was very spacious having everything you need to enjoy your stay. July 2010.
  7. We liked the courtyard grouping of the cottage and the cosiness of the cottage. The proximity of the swimming pool was a plus. The heating in the cottage needs to be controllable as we either sweat or froze! April 2010.
  8. My partner and I loved the Can Brow cottage. It was very clean, cosy and quiet. There was parking outside the cottage which was great and the Estate grounds were great for walking our dog. April 2010.
  9. Everything you would need for a holiday, small and compact. Feb 2010.
  10. It was detached so we were never bothered by anyone else’s noise. Very cosy and warm too. Loved the fireplace! The amount of cooking utensils was unbelievable! We had brought everything with us though... it might be nice to advertise this on the website, to save people the trouble of packing all of their own utensils. Feb 2010.
  11. It was very homely and clean. Feb 2010.
  12. Lovely cottages, beautiful surroundings, great swimming pool. Feb 2010.
  13. It was clean everything was there you needed and cosy, only downside was couch not to comfy and bed very hard. Sept 2009.
  14. A very well kept property in a quiet location. Good access. June 2009.
  15. In our experience your companies properties are of a higher standard and maintained better than those offered by other similar companies. June 2009.
  16. A perfect little cottage with everything you could need for a short break. A fantastic location to explore the Lake District and beyond. Nov 2008.
  17. The accommodation and location was out of this world... you cant buy weather, we didnt want to leave we wanted to live in the cottage! Dec 2008.
  18. Lovely cottage in a great surrounding. Peter the manager was very friendly and helpful. Jan 2008.
  19. Fantastic location. Graythwaite farm is just perfect! Would recommend to anyone!! Feb 2008.
  20. The perfect cottage for two! July 2008.
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