Mill Cottage

Graythwaite near Hawkshead, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 914069)

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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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29 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr James

    “This was a magical place, I would love there forever if I could.”

    The quality of the bedding, mattresses, kitchen, furniture and the whole house in general was amazing. We loved it!

    The quality of the bedding, mattresses, kitchen, furniture and the whole house in general was amazing. We loved it! Thank you for taking care of the guests who stay because it’s actually clean, well equipped and a beautiful spot.

    - Mr James, June 2021

The property

Mill Cottage is a stone-built, character cottage just a stone's throw away from Lake Windermere in Cumbria. It sits in a tranquil location within the beautiful 5,000-acre Graythwaite Estate, offering families and friends a well-earned break. The lounge is bright and airy, with a gas fire to warm those crisp winter evenings. The kitchen is fully fitted with modern appliances to get you through your stay. Gather around the dining table for a hearty meal and exchange stories of the day's adventures. You have two well-presented bedrooms to choose from upstairs, the king-size bedroom follows a twin, each served by the family bathroom. To the outside is a private fenced garden with a patio area and views of the river with the lake beyond. The Graythwaite Estate offers an indoor swimming pool, fitness suite, table tennis room and children's play area for you to enjoy at your own leisure. You can get lost amidst nature, exploring the lovely grounds of the estate and take full advantage of the discounts on offer at Go Ape!, Lakeland Hotel and Spa and Grizedale Forest. The rest of the stunning Lake District makes a wonderful day out, with Hawkshead nearby offering an array of amenities and the lovely towns of Ambleside and Windermere to explore. There is walking and cycling aplenty, with dramatic Lakeland scenery luring you over hills and up mountains. Choose this splendid getaway for your next family holiday.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating (underfloor in bathroom) with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with patio, furniture and views over river towards Lake Windermere
  • Shared use of estate grounds and facilities 3 miles away inc. indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room (please bring your own racquets and balls), children's play area, 2.5-acre trout fishing lake
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 4.3 miles, pubs 1.5 miles
  • Water from private supply, fed from freshwater lake
  • To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking Graythwaite Adventure X in advance
  • Graythwaite fishery is free for all guests and equipment can be hired locally, a small fee is applicable to keep your catch, rod fishing license required
  • Mobile phone signal may be limited due to the location of the property
  • Please Note: The adjoining mill is disused and should not be entered
  • Please Note: Although garden is fenced, please ensure children are supervised at all times due to proximity of river
  • Please Note: An estate tenant resides in the building next door
  • Please Note: This property is accessed via a 100 metre woodland track
  • Please Note: This property has a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond
  • Please Note: For your safety and in line with the Covid-19 guidelines, with effect from the 3rd September 2020 access to the swimming pool will be limited to hourly private sessions, advanced booking is recommended and can be done by contacting
  • Please consider the following information when making your booking; the owner is doing everything possible to keep the facilities open, but there is a possibility that they may be restricted or closed at the time of your stay if the situation or guidance regarding Covid-19 changes.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Ambleside 4 miles; Kendal 24 miles.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th century houses. There are many pleasant inns, teashops, guest houses and gift shops in the village, as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which houses an annually changing exhibition of the famous author’s illustrations and stories. The other famous Hawkshead enthusiast, William Wordsworth, attended the Old Grammar School in 1779-87, which still stands today, and you can visit the building where the Lakeland poet developed his love of the form, and even see the desk into which he scratched his name as a small boy! Newby Bridge is ten miles away and offers attractions such as the Aquarium of the Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises, sailing daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year.

As well as the wide range of activities on-site, The Graythwaite Estate are pleased to offer you the following services to make your stay even more special:

*Maps and recommendations for walks around the estate and surrounding area, along with a list of things to see and do, and the pick of the best local pubs and restaurants

*The arrangement of canoeing, bushcraft, climbing, guided walks and other activities - just let the estate know and they’ll take care of it

*Milk and provisions from Town End Farm can be delivered to your doorstep during your stay

More information about these superb deals and activites can be obtained directly with the Estate once your booking is confirmed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute