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Hammerhole, Hawkshead, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 10

Pricing From: £1194.00

This beautiful, detached cottage sits on the shores of Lake Windermere on the Graythwaite Estate in Cumbria, sleeping ten people in five bedrooms.

Hammerhole is a delightful, detached cottage nestled beside Lake Windermere on the Graythwaite Estate near Hawkshead in the Lake District. With five bedrooms including two king-size doubles (one on the ground floor with an en-suite bathroom) and three twins, this cottage can sleep ten people. There's also two family bathrooms, a ground floor shower room, a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with gas fire and patio doors that open directly out to Lake Windermere. Outside, you will also find a utility room, ample space for off road parking, plus a patio garden with furniture. With wonderful woodland walks available from the doorstep through the extensive grounds of the estate, plus free fly fishing and a swimming pool on-site, Hammerhole is simply a superb choice for your Lake District holiday.


Couldn't .be better, on the quieter side of the lake and stunning views. Brought own sailing dinghies and perfect for grandchildren. Spacious accommodation and excellently equipped.

Fabulous location, felt it needs a little tlc
A week booked to celebrate a 70th, a 40th a 14 and a 1 Birthday so all generations were in evidence. As a boaty family the direct access to the water for canoes, topper and little rowing dingy was invaluable. We were very very lucky with the weather and spent a lot of time outside at the house. It is very well furnished, the kitchen in particular has everything you need, huge fridge and freezer... The beds were lovely and comfortable and the showers excellent, the only thing that prevents me giving 4 stars is the cleanliness... Nothing that a lick of paint and a good scrub wouldn?t fix and then it truly would be amazing. I suspect the house is booked up most weeks of the year but it would be a good use of a week to give it a freshen up.... It?s been a great relaxing week, we will no doubt plan a return visit. The lack of Wi-fi has been a treat!

Magical Lakeside Cottage
A very well equipped, warm and comfortable cottage in a magical location. Day and nighttime views over the lake, even the swirling wind and driving rain were enjoyed by us all. The catering facilities for our party of 8 were excellent and could easily have coped with more. The lounge was tight for 10 but in good weather I presume guests would be outside as much as in. All the bathrooms were well designed with unlimited hot water and the shower in the shower room memorably powerful. We used the swimming pool in the central courtyard but other than the WiFi there, nothing else.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating with gas fire
2 x electric ovens, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer in external utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi available at Home Farm courtyard
Fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Travel cot and highchair
Ample off road parking
Patio garden with furniture
Shared use of estate grounds and facilities 20 mins walk included 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
3 miles, pubs 3
8 miles
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, 2 x WC and limited changing facilities
Note: Licence required for fishing, equipment can be hired locally, fishing FOC unless catch is made, then small fee applicable

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Nearest Attractions

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

Graythwaite Hall Garden - 1 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House - 1.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Hill Top - 2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Stott Park Bobbin Mill - 2.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Grizedale Forest Park - 3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Fell Foot Park - 3.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Hawkshead Grammar School - 3.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Beatrix Potter Gallery - 3.9 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Hawkshead Old Courthouse - 4.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Brantwood - 4.7 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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