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Cosy and comfortable cottage, retaining plenty of character
The spacious kitchen and dining area
The seperate dining room
The cosy lounge with coal burner
The seperate snug area
The master bedroom
En-suite to master
The kingsize (can be made up as twin)
The pretty single bedroom
The family bathroom
Pretty garden surrounding the cottage
Expansive lawns leading to the woodlands beyond
Wray Castle
Wray Views
1 / 22  Cosy and comfortable cottage, retaining plenty of character
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7 / 22  The seperate dining room
8 / 22  The cosy lounge with coal burner
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11 / 22  The seperate snug area
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13 / 22  The master bedroom
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15 / 22  The kingsize (can be made up as twin)
16 / 22  The pretty single bedroom
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19 / 22  Pretty garden surrounding the cottage
20 / 22  Expansive lawns leading to the woodlands beyond
21 / 22  Wray Castle
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The Lodge - Hawkshead

Wray, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LLH04

This property is a delight for those who want to explore the lake itself, with numerous opportunities for hiring boats, windsurfing boards, and canoes. For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, there is a range of pleasure cruises on offer locally, as well as the regular ferry which runs between Ambleside and Bowness. Whether you want an active holiday or simply want to enjoy the scenery, there is something here for everyone, including mountain peaks, pretty villages, and National Trust properties.

Guests will find it hard not to fall in love with this beautiful cottage, with its period features, inviting accommodation and peaceful location. On the ground floor of the property, a cosy lounge is the heart of the house, a relaxing space with a working fire, comfy sofas, TV, DVD, CD and telephone for incoming calls. Additionally, there is a snug room with a wood burner and a range of books, the perfect place to curl up at the end of a busy day. The dining room has a dining table seating five and sound-system. The pretty kitchen is as practical as it is attractive, with a range cooker, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher as well as additional dining table and log burner. A cupboard just outside the kitchen houses the washing machine. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, a characterful king-size (which can be made up as a twin on request) a pretty single with views over the garden and a lovely master with built in wardrobes and an en-suite. The property’s family bathroom can also be found on the first floor and has a sumptuous roll-top bath, a large separate shower, and WC.

The spacious sunny garden enjoys a south-facing positon and has a large lawn, as well as a patio seating area. There is a separate garden area to the rear of the property which has access to a stream with a series of small waterfalls, guests should exercise caution in this area and carefully supervise children. There is also off-road parking for four cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king-size (can be made up as a twin on request) 1 master double and 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms - the family bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, and WC and a separate en-suite to the master with WC and shower
  • TV, DVD, CD, and phone for incoming calls
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Separate snug room
  • Wood burners and open fire with fuel provided
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Shop, pub, and restaurant 3 miles
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jennifer 10th October 2020

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Reviewed by Mark 12th September 2020

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This is an absolutely fantastic cottage loads of room with a large open kitchen diner, Dining room, lounge and study The location is very quiet with no one near you and a perfect start point to walk from or explore the rest of the lakes This is our second visit and I would definitely go back

Reviewed by Karen 5th September 2020

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We like the cottage, large farmhouse kitchen. Separate dining room , their was also a large living room and snug with a variety of books. Upstairs their was a master bedroom with on-suite. the shower was nice and powerful. there was another large double room and a smaller single and a large bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower - also verRead morey powerful. Not the owners fault but quite a number of large spiders. The cottage was a little remote for us. No food shops in the village Hide

Reviewed by Sue 25th July 2020

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The cottage is set in a wonderful location on the edge of a wood. 10 min walk to Lake Windermere and Wray castle. The accommodation was very comfortable the dining kitchen stunning. We spent a lot of time in this room with doors out onto the patio.

Reviewed by Andrea 18th July 2020

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Reviewed by Ian 11th July 2020

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Lovely cottage, delightful location, easy access to all of the lakes, 5 minute drive to either Hawkshead or Ambleside where you can find lot of places to eat. If you would prefer to cook the kitchen does not let you down. Our dog loved to back garden and surrounding walks. Great Cottage to unwind.

Reviewed by William 4th July 2020

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Isolated and very peaceful. Great location for walking and sightseeing. Hawkshead approximately 2.5 miles away and is handy for shops and restaurants.

Reviewed by Kristopher 7th March 2020

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Reviewed by Tracey 27th December 2019

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Lovely spacious, cosy and quaint cottage in a quiet corner of The Lake District. We stayed here between Christmas and New Year and loved the tranquil location which was 10 minutes from amenities in Hawkshead. We loved the cosy open fire in the lounge and the large enclosed garden, proximity to Lake Windermere and plenty of woodland were great for oRead moreur dogs. The large well equipped kitchen and spacious bathroom were ideal for 4 adults. We'll definitely be coming back. Hide

Reviewed by Maria 21st December 2019

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Gorgeous cottage & garden. Very near to Lake Windermere & walks along the Lake shoreline. Our 3 dogs absolutely loved exploring in the enclosed garden. Beautiful kitchen with underfloor heating. This property is an absolute dream & highly recommended.

Reviewed by Karen 23rd November 2019

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In a beautiful remote location and only a few minutes walk to lake side. The kitchen diner is light, airey and very well equiped. The large garden is a delight for humans and dogs alike.

Reviewed by Scott 17th November 2019

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The Lodge is the perfect getaway spot. Secluded and so peaceful with an abundance of wildlife all around the property. A warm cozy cottage with character and charm in every room. A large secure garden was perfect to entertain our dogs even on the wet days when we didnt fancy venturing far from the cottage. A lovely welcome pack including Mr DuffinsRead more Coffee (that has forever ruined the bland coffee i had got used to at home) was waiting for us when we got there making arrival a real treat. Hide

Reviewed by Debra 9th November 2019

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The location of the property was excellent if you like solitude & peacefulness. It was warm & cosy, needs a bit of refurbing in certain areas but has charm & quaintness

Reviewed by Jane 12th October 2019

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Lovely cottage in a good location. Nice walks on the doorstep & more only a short drive away. Our dogs loved the enclosed garden & evening walks down to the lake.

Reviewed by Mark 14th September 2019

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Beautiful location Avery good location for walking and exploring Cumbria Quiet peaceful just perfect

Reviewed by Tim 7th September 2019

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful, quiet location. Garden was ideal for the dogs. Only 5mins walk to lake Windermere.

Reviewed by Nikki 24th August 2019

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Lovely cottage. Great location. 2nd visit would go again. Dogs loved it, lots of beautiful walks only short car journey away.

Reviewed by Ursula 17th August 2019

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Our family with two boisterous boys and a large viszla had an excellent experience at the Lodge. The location meant we could easily get to the lake on the secluded side and visit some wonderful national trust properties. The wood burner was lovely when it rained and the quietude was welcome after a busy day at Ambleside. We absolutely loved the locRead moreation. The delivery of local milk in glass bottles was also much appreciated. Well done to the property manager! Hide

Reviewed by Christine 3rd August 2019

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The Lodge is a delightful cottage in a beautiful position. Spacious and well equipped with a large, enclosed garden that is perfect for dog owners. We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay. It is well placed for visiting all the places of interest around Windermere and beyond.

Reviewed by Peter 27th July 2019

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This cottage was a lovely place to stay with two dogs in comfort. It was an easy 10 minute walk down to the path around Windermere Lake and walking round to Castle Wray was a gentle 1 -2 hour walk around the lake. The garden is a lovely size, with plenty of outdoor seating and was lovely and quiet.

Reviewed by Jennifer 29th June 2019

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A very interesting house in a beautiful setting with a big garden which is safely enclosed and which our dog loved. It's only a short walk down to Lake Windermere with walks in at least three directions once you reach the shore . A perfect place for a restful holiday. The team in Hawkshead are friendly and helpful. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Tanya 8th June 2019

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Reviewed by Kevin 18th May 2019

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The cottage is in a great location only a short walk from the lake, the large enclosed garden was ideal for our dog. The cottage was warm cosy and well equipped with a great kitchen diner.

Reviewed by Julie 4th May 2019

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This was our second visit to the cottage. The location is perfect, very peaceful and quiet. Our 3 dogs loved their walks along the lake which is only a few minutes walk away. The view from the end of the lane is breathtaking. The cottage itself meets all our need and the kitchen is lovely with everything you need and more. We look forward to our neRead morext visit. Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte 27th April 2019

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We had a really lovely time at the cottage and it was in an ideal location for us! If you have an infant, bear in mind that there isnt a stair gate and the stairs are quite treacherous! We didnt know this until we got there and were told they couldnt provide a universal one due to the nature of cottage stairs but that they will ask the owners aboutRead more getting a custom one. Would love to go back but couldnt without a stair gate as our infant will be much more mobile next year! Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 20th April 2019

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A rustic cottage in a very secluded position. The access to this cottage is about 10 minutes outside of Hawkshead via single track roads, Lake Windermere, and beautiful walks along the quiet western lakeside, are half a mile walk down the lane that the cottage is on. You will need a car to get to the nearest shops but some items can be delivered diRead morerectly to the cottage from a local farm. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 13th April 2019

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Overall we had a good week but we feel that the cottage needs some TLC in several areas. It was in a remote location which was nice and it was an easy walk to the shore of Lake Windermere and Wray Castle.

Reviewed by Nicholas 6th April 2019

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We loved the quiet location of the cottage, with a nice circular stroll down to the lake, along the waterfront, and then back up across the fields to the village. The kitchen was fabulous, well-equipped, and spacious, and we all enjoyed the roll top bath in the evenings. The only two downsides for us were that the cold water pressure was very poor,Read more particularly in the evenings, making the shower very difficult to use, and the main living room smelt very strongly of dogs. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 16th February 2019

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Great location very dog friendly large garden

Reviewed by Rose 24th November 2018

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Fabulous location on the quieter side of Lake Windermere and Wray Castle, very close to the lake with great local walks. The cottage is comfy, homely and well equipped. We felt it suited 2 adults or a family of 4 rather than 4 adults (due to smallish sofas in living room and small second bedroom). Cosy in winter with open fire and woodburners (coalRead more provided). Great enclosed garden perfect for dogs (although beware lowish walls if you have an escape artist). Hide

Reviewed by Simon 10th November 2018

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It was great - wonderfully secluded, and ideal for us and our dogs to have a very restful break from work.

Reviewed by Nikki 3rd November 2018

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Perfect cottage and location for peace and quiet. Car is a necessity to see the local villages. Walks are great from the cottage to the lake, quite steep in places, correct boots are an essential. Dogs loved it, the garden was amazing and enclosed. Beautiful views and scenery. Would definitely recommend and will be going back.

Reviewed by Glen 20th October 2018

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We very much enjoyed the Lodge. It was in the perfect spot to explore the western side of Windermere. We especially enjoyed its setting and the garden was great for our dog. The kitchen was well equipped and the house warm, after a long days walk. A great place for a getaway!

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Cosy and comfortable cottage, retaining plenty of character
The spacious kitchen and dining area
The seperate dining room
The cosy lounge with coal burner
The seperate snug area
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Location

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Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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