Cosy and comfortable cottage, retaining plenty of character
Large kitchen
Cosy and comfortable cottage, retaining plenty of character
Dining area
Double bedroom
Pretty garden surrounding the cottage
Expansive lawns leading to the woodlands beyond
Wray Castle
Wray Views
1 / 10  Cosy and comfortable cottage, retaining plenty of character
2 / 10  Large kitchen
3 / 10  Cosy and comfortable cottage, retaining plenty of character
4 / 10  Dining area
5 / 10  Double bedroom
6 / 10  Bedroom
7 / 10  Pretty garden surrounding the cottage
8 / 10  Expansive lawns leading to the woodlands beyond
9 / 10  Wray Castle
10 / 10  Wray Views

The Lodge - Hawkshead,

Wray, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
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 four 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. A cupboard just outside the kitchen houses the washing machine. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, a characterful double and a twin room with views over the garden. The property’s 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 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.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, and WC
  • 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 Thomas.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Trevor, 22nd September 2018


Reviewed by Paul, 8th September 2018

Happy with cottage, lovely kitchen/diner, needed a little TLC upstairs, bit isolated for me though.

Reviewed by Lorraine, 25th August 2018

We very much enjoyed staying at this quirky cottage( The Lodge , Wray) right from collecting the keys from the friendly office staff, the the welcome goodie bag and fresh milk in the fridge , all very much appreciated. The cottage is very comfortable and cosy. The huge kitchen is the best equipped kitchen I've stayed in and although big still cosy Read moreenough to sit in the rocking chair and read. Both myself and our dog loved the big well kept and secure garden. The location is ideal. Hide

Reviewed by James, 4th August 2018

Amazing location. Amazing garden. Cottage kitchen diner perfect. Rest of cottage feels like work in progress but we would certainly return.

Reviewed by Karen, 28th July 2018

A beautiful cottage in a secluded rural setting with a short walk down the lane to the banks of lake Windermere. The cottage was warm and cosy with log burners and an open fire.

Reviewed by Andy, 21st July 2018

Fantastic location so peaceful and quiet. Kitchen/dining room fabulous actually lived in there most of the time.

Reviewed by Pauline, 16th June 2018

Lovely cottage in a lovely setting. Garden secure for our dog. No need to use car lots of walks from the door.

Reviewed by Ros, 26th May 2018

Location of property next to lake Windermere was just brilliant - take your canoe!! Really great garden, beautiful country kitchen with range, lovely granite worktops and large family dining table. Period looking cottage inside with new 3rd bedroom with ensuite coming soon! Needs some updating but location and size was great for family of 4. WiFi iRead moren rural Cumbria nothing like city fibre broadband! We had a great time with lots to do in the local area. Would recommend to others. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin, 19th May 2018

The cottage was warm, comfortable and well equipped, the large enclosed garden was ideal for our dog with the lakeside path just a short walk away. The location was ideal being only a short distance from some of our favourite spots Wray Castle and Hawkshead. Our dog Tilly particularly likes the caf in Hawkshead Leisure wear as she is made welcome aRead morend loves the doggy ice cream. Hide

Reviewed by Iain, 20th January 2018

We have enjoyed this cottage more than most and we have done a fair few over the past nine years. The house is really very homely and has a really nice atmosphere, the garden is great for dogs and humans and the location is to die for. We were sorry to leave at the end of our week where as usually we are ready for home, we will be back for sure.

Reviewed by Carmel, 23rd December 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas break here, not only was the cottage decked out for Christmas but it was quirky and cosy. Christmas Eve was spectacular as roaming deer walked past the patio doors, made my niece,s day as she believed they were off to meet Father Christmas. We also had snow . Absolutely loved it the cottage is a stones throw from Lake WRead moreindermere. Will definitely come here again. Hide

Reviewed by Natalie, 21st October 2017

We had a wonderful stay at The Lodge over half-term. It is in a beautiful secluded location, which was perfect for wandering down to the lake for a swim, and then a brisk stomp back up through the trees to warm up! The cottage was so cozy, it was always lovely to come back to. We also appreciated the local information provided by the hosts, and theRead more guidebooks on the bookshelves, to help us make the most of our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Janet, 14th October 2017

Lovely cottage in secluded location. It is next to a quiet road so care needed with the dog when using the back door. Fabulous lawned front garden which was secure for our dog and excellent for bird and squirrel watching. Beautiful modern kitchen diner with everything you could need.

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