View towards the property
Lounge with wood burner
Twin room with zip-and-link beds
Enclosed garden
Large enclosed garden
View towards the property
Nearby views
Garden area
Wray View
Wray Castle
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2 / 12  Lounge with wood burner
3 / 12  Kitchen/diner
4 / 12  Twin room with zip-and-link beds
5 / 12  Enclosed garden
6 / 12  Garden
7 / 12  Large enclosed garden
8 / 12  View towards the property
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12 / 12  Wray Castle

Manor House Cottage,

Wray, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
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, period, detached stone cottage retaining many original features
  • Large private gardens with lawn, mature shrubs and trees
  • Quiet rural location for comfortable family break
  • Walking distance to the shores of Lake Windermere
  • Close to Wray Castle and its idyllic views
Property code: LLH38

Stone cottage situated in the village of Wray, within walking distance to the shore of Lake Windermere and the National Trust property, Wray Castle.`

This cottage enjoys a lovely tranquil location on a windy country lane that gives guests direct access to Lake Windermere. The mock-Gothic Wray Castle is just a short distance from the property and is one of the stops on the popular leisure cruise which tours the lake departing from Ambleside, which is within four miles of the property and offers a range of shops, eateries, and choice of boat trips. The area has a choice of lovely country pubs, including The Outgate Inn and The Drunken Duck Inn, which are just over two miles from the property which can be reached by several delightful scenic routes, on foot, cycle paths as well as by road.

Entering this cottage through the porch, guests will come to the welcoming and homely lounge/diner, with its beamed ceiling, fireplace with wood burner, comfortable seating, and TV/DVD. To one end of this room, there is a dining table and chairs and a door which leads out onto the property’s rear garden. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine, as well as an extra dining table, which makes a great place for breakfast. To the first floor of the property, there are three bedrooms, all with sloping ceilings and dormer windows. The first of these is a lovely light and airy twin room, which can be made up as a king-size on request. The second room is a double, whilst the third is a cosy single room. The bathroom is also on the first floor and offers a shower over the bath and WC.

Outside, the property enjoys a large enclosed garden which is mainly set to lawn and offers plenty of quiet space for guests to relax in, and for children to play games. To the side of the property there is also a patio area with table and chairs, which provides a wonderful sunny place to relax with a drink or an alfresco meal. There is ample off-road parking provided for two cars and bike storage is available in the barn.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 3 bedrooms: a double, single and twin which can be made up as a king on request
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Woodburning stove with fuel supplied
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage available
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Pub/restaurant 2 miles

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Emma, 25th January 2019

Brilliant location on the quieter side of lake Windermere. Very cosy cottage with a well equipped kitchen. Lots of room for our toddler to run around. Large garden-would be lovely in warmer weather. Really enjoyed watching the many birds visiting the bird feeders. Welcome pack went above and beyond with local coffee, jam, biscuits and chocolate! AnRead moreother lovely touch is a local milk man that can drop off eggs/bacon etc at your request. Highly recommend this property! Hide

Reviewed by Gordon, 16th November 2018

This was our 3rd visit. A very spacious cottage with a wide range of kitchen equipment, a great wood burning stove, large living/dining area and comfy beds. The location is ideal for those wanting to be away from it all but still with lots of shopping etc facilities within a few miles driving. Brilliant for dogs and a 5star enclosed garden is a hugRead moree plus for us. Lots of walking from the door and beautiful scenery. Hide

Reviewed by David, 2nd November 2018

mid 16th century cottage..full of charm..comfortable..spacious..back garden was brill for our dogs because it was must be a dream in summer..when we were there we had our fair share of rain..but after days out it was great to come back home and light the fire,draw the curtains and snug down for the night...fantastic

Reviewed by Julie, 21st September 2018

Lovely cottage situated in a beautiful rural setting. 5 minutes drive along very narrow country lanes to hawkshead. We never did find the route to walk across the fields and felt the roads too busy to walk ( especially as they were filming in the country house down the lane) and no we weren't even used as extras! The night skies are amazing away frRead moreom any light pollution and watch out for the many blue tits on the window birdfeeders- delightful. Hide

Reviewed by Ian, 7th September 2018

It was our third year at the cottage, it's absolutely perfect to relax and unwind in after walking, lovely garden to relax in and watch the birds if the weathers nice, lovely walks from the cottage and lake Windermere just down the lane. to sum the cottage up warm and inviting, peaceful and tranquil with a lovely comfortable bed.

Reviewed by SAMANTHA, 10th August 2018

The was our 1st holiday in the Lake District & we wasn't disappointed, the cottage was delightful & fully equipped to make our stay comfartable. Lovely location & close to many walks which meant not having to use the car. The garden was amazing & the dogs enjoyed all space to run around in. A local milkman which meant fresh daily supplies as & whenRead more needed. Sorry our week end had to end, already booked to return next year Hide

Reviewed by Melanie, 3rd August 2018

The best holiday Ive had , kids loved it , dog loved it. So close to some amazing places including tarn hows, brilliant daily milkman service , highly recommended so fresh , online deliveries available from Sainsburys, Asda and Tesco if required. Unbelievable outside secure garden for dogs and kids , cant wait to return

Reviewed by Gordon, 11th May 2018

This was our 2nd visit to Manor House Cottage. We were last there in January. A key thing for us is the large enclosed garden which is great when you have two big dogs. In January the garden was mostly for the dogs but this May it was also lovely to sit out in the sun after a long days walk. The living room is spacious with a log fire at one end anRead mored a dining table at the other. The kitchen is a great size and well equipped. The beds have really good mattresses on them, so are comfy! Hide

Reviewed by Michael, 30th March 2018

Our time at The Manor House was an enjoyable one with location, quietness, hills and an easy walk to Wray Castle and the beautiful surrounding area. The cottage is well stocked with everything and more to feel at home whilst away and it was a nice touch to have a cast iron room heater with all fuel provided. The different birds frequenting the gardRead moreen feeders were a joy to see and overall had a great time. Would recommend Hide

Reviewed by Roger, 23rd February 2018

A lovely, quiet, clean, spacious cottage with cosy wood-burner for chilly evenings. Views westward to fells. Good walks along the western shore of Windermere directly from the cottage. Short drive to Hawkshead or Ambleside with pubs and eateries. Well-appointed kitchen - we had lunches out and evening meals in.

Reviewed by J Caddy, 1st December 2016

Perfectly situated near Wray Castle in the wilderness and just enough off the beaten track to make a hideaway. Ticked all the boxes for a cosy winter cottage. We will return!

Reviewed by K Metcalfe, 1st November 2016

We loved our week here. Couldn't have asked for a better location, all the walks and cycles from the door. The endless supply of logs was much needed for the fire thanks as we had snow and frost. Everything we needed and more, thank you.

Reviewed by J Batchelor, 1st October 2016

A lovely Autumn visit.....We enjoyed staying here, the garden was a great size for two dogs and the cottage was cosy with the fire lit.

Reviewed by I Thomson, 1st September 2016

I booked Manor House Cottage as a surprise to the wife for our Honeymoon after reading the reviews and she wasn't disappointed. Lovely cottage in a nice quiet tranquil location the front steps can get a bit slippy when wet so I used the side entrance through the garden which I found easier, hardly any traffic noise just the sound of bird call and tRead morehe running water of the Beck lovely for relaxing outside after a days walking, if you want nice gentle walks turn left out of the cottage and go down the lane to Red Nab car park and walk along the side of Windermere about 20 - 30 minutes to walk it there or drive we found it quiet down there after tea or go to Wray Castle and get to Lake Windermere from there. The garden is great for dogs. We would highly recommend Manor House Cottage and are planning on staying for 2 weeks next year, the staff at Lakeland Hideaways are very friendly and knowledgeable of the local area and always on hand to offer help and advice. Regards Anne, Ian and Sheba doggy. Hide

Reviewed by M Deeming, 1st August 2016

Manor house is a lovely cottage in a wonderful location. It is very well equipped, the beds are comfy although the sofa is past its best. The garden is lovely - perfect for our 9 year old son and the dog. The location is ideal for getting around the Lakes and we had a fab week walking, cycling and kayaking thanks to some glorious weather. Would higRead morehly recommend staying here. Hide

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