Self Catering in Cumbria - Hawkshead

Areas: Lake District

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Home Farmhouse

Home Farmhouse, Hawkshead, Cumbria
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Sykes Cottages

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Sleeps a maximum of: 10

Pricing From: £788.00 - 2143.00

This detached farmhouse on the superb Graythwaite Estate, Cumbria, sleeps ten people in five bedrooms (one in a separate annexe building).

Home Farmhouse is a beautiful, detached holiday home set on the stunning Graythwaite Estate in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Comprising a main house with four bedrooms: one king-size double with en-suite, one double with en-suite, one twin and one ground floor twin, plus a ground floor double with en-suite in a separate annexe building, up to ten people can stay in comfort. There's also a family bathroom, a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with a woodburner. Outside, there is a lawned garden with a patio area and furniture, plus ample off road parking and shared use of the estate's grounds and facilities, including wonderful walks through the estate's 5000 acres, an indoor heated swimming pool, a children's play are and a 2.5-acre trout fishing lake. Home Farmhouse provides extended groups of friends and families with a superb base for a Lakeland getaway.


The accommodation in the house was excellent, as was the location. However, we were disappointed with the lack of welcome as there was no-one on-site for nearly a week. Without a welcome you can't rectify issues immediately. The shower in the Annex did not work - easily rectified by resetting a electricity breaker if shown where - and the oven did not work and had to replaced later in the week. The sink in the kitchen was blocked and smelled quite unpleasant. There was really no sense of any "personal touch" as you are one of at least 20 cottages within the same rental company. Given the Lake District's weather some covered seating outside, even a simple parasol/umbrella, would be a useful addition to the rental.
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Services / Facilities:

Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Kindling available 4/bag. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Ample off road parking. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared use of estate grounds and facilities 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. Shops 4 miles, pubs 2 miles. Note: Water from private supply, fed from freshwater lake. 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 and 2 x WC (no changing facilities). Note: Licence required for fishing, equipment can be hired locally, fishing FOC unless catch is made, then small fee applicable. Note: Limited mobile reception.

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Double Beds: 3
Twin Beds: 2

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Graythwaite Hall Garden - 0.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Stott Park Bobbin Mill - 1.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Fell Foot Park - 2.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Grizedale Forest Park - 2.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Hill Top - 3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House - 3.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Lakeland Motor Museum - 3.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Brantwood - 4.1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Coniston Water - 4.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Hawkshead Grammar School - 4.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Nearest Alternative Cottages

Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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