English Country Cottages

Graythwaite Cottages - Hazel Seat

Graythwaite, nr Lake Windermere

Property Reference: LMQ
  • Sleeps8
  • Pets 1
  • Bedrooms4
  • 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

  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • 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 spacious first floor barn conversion with vaulted roof and original beams, this wonderful split-level apartment is accessed via an external staircase onto a gallery verandah which leads into a large entrance hall. Living room with wood-burning stove and dining area. Modern kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Shower room/W.C. Two twin-bedded rooms, one with 2ft 6in 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.

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

  • 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. We were thrilled with our accommodation from arrival. Hazel Seat is beautifully presented and maintained. The kitchen exceeded our expectations, with so much cutlery and crockery - ample for our party of 7. The children loved the heated indoor pool facility and enjoyed collecting logs from the wood store for the wood-burning stove. The weather was particularly good during our week long stay and Graythwaite Farm is an excellent base for exploring the lakes. Although all the other cottages were occupied, as it was half-term, our property felt private. A great holiday - enjoyed by the youngest (9 yrs old) to the oldest (80 yrs old)! Oct 2011.
  2. Cottage brilliant very spacious for eight adults. Excellent location nice site and very clean. Sept 2010.
  3. The property was a great size and was very clean. The manager was very helpful in answering our questions and there was information on the local area in the accommodation. Location was great as it was very close to Windemere. Aug 2010.
  4. The size was good well laid out and had above average facilities. Aug 2010.
  5. Fantastic size property for a two families. Kitchen well equipped. Powerful showers in bathrooms and great bath. Pool on site, indoors and heated, was a winner with our kids. Loved the walks through the estate, barbecue outside and location within the Lake District. We were thrilled and will definitely go there again. April 2010.
  6. Clean and spacious, great location! April 2010.
  7. Spacious, log fire with unlimited fuel, swimming pool. Jan 2010.
  8. The accommodation was clean, tidy and warm. Having access to the pool, games room and play park was a real bonus for our 3 children. Oct 2009.
  9. A wonderfully conververted property offering great accommodation in an idealistic location. Jan 2009.
  10. This cottage was delightful, better than we had expected. The perfect place for a relaxing and very enjoyable holiday! Sept 2008.
  11. Beautiful surroundings, fabulous accommodation and extremely helpful caretaker staff made this a wonderful holiday which we hope to repeat in the future. Feb 2008.
  12. Perfect for what we wanted; big enough for our group of 8, cosy, near enough to local town but far enough away for peace and quiet. Beautiful surroundings. Overall couldn’t have asked for anything better. March 2006.
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