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
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7 / 22  The seperate dining room
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13 / 22  The master bedroom
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15 / 22  The kingsize (can be made up as twin)
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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 allowed 3
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Characterful and cosy cottage with many original features
  • Large enclosed garden with stream and access to woodlands
  • Close to Wray Castle
  • Only a short drive to Hawkshead or Ambleside with a great selection of shops and eateries
  • Waking distance to Lake Windermere and walks and cycle rides along the shore
  • Stunning rural location in idyllic Lakeland countryside
  • Ideal base for exploring the Lake District National Park
Property code: LLH04

Attractive countryside retreat just minutes from Lake Windermere and close to the stunning Wray Castle.

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.

  • 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

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracey, 27th December 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reviewed by Tim, 7th September 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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