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Eel House

Eel House, Hawkshead, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 10

Pricing From: £772.00

This attractive, ground floor barn conversion set on the Graythwaite Estate near Hawkshead in Cumbria sleeps ten people in three bedrooms.

Eel House is a pretty, traditional ground floor cottage, forming part of a sympathetic barn conversion on the Graythwaite Estate in the Lake District National Park. With five bedrooms including two doubles (one with an en-suite) and three twins, the cottage can sleep ten people. There's also a bathroom and a shower room as well as a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and woodburner. Outside, there is a shared patio garden, ample off road parking and beautiful extensive grounds to explore, not to mention a swimming pool, fitness suite and trout fishing lake. With superb facilities on-site and the whole of the National Park at your fingertips, Eel House is a great base for your getaway.


Dream stay
A great stay from start to finish. Everything you could possibly want eel house had it . We went with a family of 10 and never felt crowded. Would highly recommend.

Lovely house & situation, would return. Great to be opposite the pool, which was used at least twice a day. We also loved wandering the estate & exploring the shores of Lake Windermere. A great week, lovely house & situation, would return.
Mrs Kempner

Great Family Holiday House
We have stayed at Eel House for the last ca. 10 years. It is a great place for a family get together -the house is well equipped with an ideal layout for a family reunion. The kids love to swim and the pool is just opposite so they went swimming in the morning and again in the afternoon-great. The pool is now much warmer than it has been in the past! It is always very nice to have a ready supply (free) of logs for the wood-burning stove-very cosy. Previously, we had a dog and the property/surroundings are very dog friendly. Also, towels/soap are now provided but were not in the past. Altogether a fantastic place to stay, especially when the weather is good.
Brian H

The weekend was fantastic from start to finish. The staff were wonderful and really helpful, the venue was gorgeous and the cottage was perfect for what we needed.
Miss Palliser

Beautiful setting, very well equipped kitchen. Cosy bedrooms with comfy beds and overall very clean. We would come and spend our holiday here again!
Mrs Phelan



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Electric central heating with woodburner
Electric range double oven and hob, microwave, 2 x fridges/freezer, washing machine, shared use of tumble dryer in table tennis room, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, public phone in courtyard
Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner included in rent
Kindling available 4/bag
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Travel cot and highchair
Ample off road parking
Shared patio with furniture and BBQ
Shared use of estate grounds and facilities 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 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, 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
Note: Limited mobile signal

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Approximate 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

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