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Lake Windermere, Newby Bridge LA12 8BQ England
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#4 of 5 Speciality lodging in Newby Bridge
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Tina F wrote a review Sep 2021
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I paid 2 grand for 2 weeks!! Enjoyed the wellcome pack. Disappointed at no bath. Cottages r very basic. I would have liked a bath, the tv is also small. So these r my first impressions and would have expected more from what I thought would be offered for my money
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Claire R wrote a review Aug 2021
Reading, United Kingdom8 contributions
We stayed at Mill Cottage on the Graythwaite Estate by Windermere for 2 weeks July-Aug. Overall we had a wonderful time - in particular the location is fabulous - only a few hundred metres from the lake with easy access through a field. From a few angles you can even see the lake from the cottage. We particularly liked the peacefulness and privacy of the cottage - it's down an unpaved stony track with private access, and we had a large lawn at the cottage area all to ourselves. It felt very safe for the children to run around freely on the grass in front of the cottage. Very few other people passed through the land, apart from a few lost hikers, and on the final weekend when a Scout camp set up in the next door field, which we were not warned about, and involved a lot of cars coming constantly past our front door. Once set up the scouts did not disturb us, other than the dog barking very early in the morning and upsetting the peace and quiet we'd enjoyed up to that point. The other half of the cottage was vacant during our stay, though is being done up to use as another holiday cottage. Although the staff were working on it during our stay, it was still very quiet and they did not disturb us. The cottage itself was fairly comfortable and spacious (apart from seating area in the kitchen, which was a bit cramped). However parts of the cottage were fairly shabby and in need of update, a bit disappointing given that it is branded as 'luxury' - e.g. cushions rather old & unappealing, chipped mugs, TV with many channels not working, not enough cutlery, mugs or decent sized bowls, no draining rack for washing up by the sink. The shower was excellent and beds very comfy. We would have liked some comfy outdoor chairs to sit in and enjoy the sun (only picnic benches are provided). We had a few issues during the stay which maintenance fixed very promptly (new fridge, leak from bathroom going through ceiling). The swimming pool is up on the main estate by the shop, around 10-15 mins drive away. Although the website says it's a 30 min walk, we never walked there as it's up a very steep hill, not much fun even on bikes, and definitely not manageable with young children. The pool was clean and functional. We had 45 min slots (pre-bookable), which were mostly available at the times we wanted, though we'd have preferred more than 45 min as this included changing time. There is a table tennis table in a barn, also on the main site, which is very tired, and only 2 full size ping pong bats. The shop sells various useful bits, food and gifts - but pretty pricey. Overall a great place to stay, but the cottage could do with updating a bit.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Victoria T wrote a review Jul 2021
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The pros: a fantastic site, a short walk across a meadow from the banks of Lake Windermere. You can swim, take your paddle board down there, all very lovely. And it’s shallow, great for kids (but wear jellies, it’s very stony). The tents too are cool, pretty bell tents across the site, many with a view of the lake. There’s a coffee bar setup run by a lovely young man. His co-worker is another decent guy who helps you if you have a problem, if he can.... The cons: Portaloos. One does not expect portaloos on any campsite, let alone a “glampsite”.. “Glam” = Glamorous. 8 portaloos for over 100 people that are not emptied daily but twice weekly is far from glam. The smell builds over the days. People scuttle past with holding their nose. One eats a lot of eggs for never has constipation been so appealing. The showers are not much better. They don’t stink, but they provide just s mean stream of tepid water. “Hot showers” it says on the website. “When?” I ask. I had one shower in four days. Those are the primary Cons. Then there’s no washing up facilities, just a table by a standpipe. Yup, cold water washing up. This is not glamping, it’s almost wild camping. I gather that next year there will be proper loos, there will be proper showers, there will be hot water for washing up. If this happens, it will be a great place, a fantastic site for camping/glamping. This year, the “glam” part of the word really should be deleted.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Melbamum1970 wrote a review Jul 2021
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom120 contributions11 helpful votes
We are sad to leave graythwaite glamping today What a superb stay from start to finish ! The staff are extremely welcoming and friendly and the bell tents are clean and spacious Having worked in the same style of business for some years I would recommend down the line installing a higher level of toilets but the showers where great Also to perhaps have an onsite food facility on an evening such as a bbq run by staff and weekend events such as a pub quiz or live music etc The communal tent is great with games and large tv and phone charging points as is the bar and coffee wagon There is a need for more fridge and freezer facilities as we definitely struggled storing food to dry cool We hired a fire/ bbq pit which was a real must and very well priced for hire Thanks for a great stay Carol x and Will x
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Wymeswoldian wrote a review Jan 2021
Loughborough, United Kingdom64 contributions73 helpful votes
We were a family bubble of six staying at Hullet Hall over New Year. The location is fabulous, right next to the lake with its own jetty and very private - accessed by a very bumpy track. The cottage (it's NOT a 'hall'!) is pretty basic with a kitchen/diner and lounge downstairs, and the three bedrooms upstairs. No WiFi, Sat TV etc and phone signal is very patchy. It being New Year we paid a lot but not sure the cost is fully justified as it's definitely not luxurious, but OK. It probably needs a bit of an upgrade soon. We were lucky to have really cold but bright winter days, but it was cold in the lounge as there is no radiator. There is a fire, but you'd have to keep that in all day which is not possible if you are out walking, cycling or sailing. It's only really a problem on really cold days. The kitchen is OK but with a shelf hanging off the fridge and dishwasher a bit patchy. It could also do with an outside tap to wash down muddy boots, wellies and bikes to stop you bringing mess into the house. Be aware that the courtyard / swimming pool area is a long way away and really is a drive and not a walk. So overall it was a great break as we had a great location and great weather.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graythwaite Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Graythwaite Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Cliffhanger Rooms (6.3 km), Stott Park Bobbin Mill (3.3 km), and Brant Fell Above the Bustle (6.4 km).
What are some restaurants close to Graythwaite Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dr Brews Coffee, Manor House, and The Little Ice Cream Shop - Hawkshead.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Graythwaite Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Graythwaite Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Graythwaite Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Stott Park Bobbin Mill (3.3 km), Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house (4.7 km), and Brantwood (7.0 km).