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The cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside
Stunning Tarn view
A welcoming entrance with plenty of space for muddy boots and coats
The relaxing lounge with wood burner.
The perfect place to plan the days adventures
Enjoy the comfortable hideaway
Lots of personal touches make this a lovely home from home
The well-equipped kitchen/diner
The large farmhouse table for sharing time together
Enjoy a soak after a days walking
The king-size sleigh bed with en-suite shower room
A very pretty, relaxing room
En-suite
The en-suite shower room
The king-size bedroom (which can be made up as a twin on request)
The pretty twin bedroom
The adjacent barns
View towards the whitewashed cottage
The traditional lakeland porch
1 / 21  The cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside
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3 / 21  Stunning Tarn view
4 / 21  A welcoming entrance with plenty of space for muddy boots and coats
5 / 21  The relaxing lounge with wood burner.
6 / 21  The perfect place to plan the days adventures
7 / 21  Enjoy the comfortable hideaway
8 / 21  Lots of personal touches make this a lovely home from home
9 / 21  The well-equipped kitchen/diner
10 / 21  The large farmhouse table for sharing time together
11 / 21  Enjoy a soak after a days walking
12 / 21  The king-size sleigh bed with en-suite shower room
13 / 21  A very pretty, relaxing room
14 / 21  En-suite
15 / 21  The en-suite shower room
16 / 21  The king-size bedroom (which can be made up as a twin on request)
17 / 21  The pretty twin bedroom
18 / 21  The adjacent barns
19 / 21  View towards the whitewashed cottage
20 / 21  The traditional lakeland porch
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Hole House

Wray, Lake District
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Waterside views
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful detached 17th century cottage in a tranquil, rural location
  • Patio area with stunning views of Blelham Tarn and mountains beyond
  • Short drive to the shores of Lake Windermere and Wray Castle with its idyllic views
Property code: 59487

This pretty cottage nestles in the rolling countryside close to Wray which lies between Hawkshead and Ambleside which are only a short drive away. Both villages offer a wide range of shops and places to eat out. The shore of Lake Windermere is close by, with plentiful opportunities for boat trips, water sports, hikes and cycling routes. The cottage is surrounded by farmland and is reached by a short gravel lane. The only buildings nearby being farm storage buildings which are used infrequently. Guests can enjoy the network of footpaths offering lovely low level walks from the doorstep. 

The traditional Lakeland porch leads to the entrance hall with plenty of space for coats and boots. Off the hallway you will find yourself in the cosy lounge, where you can snuggle in front of the cosy wood burner on the large L-shaped sofa. With exposed beams, deep set window, TV/DVD and CD and Alexa, this is a perfect room to relax in at the end of a day fell walking. Across the hallway is the kitchen/ diner, where you will find everything you may need including an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine, as well as a large farmhouse table for enjoying family meals together. There is a traditional larder at the rear of the kitchen with large fridge/freezer.  Heading up the traditional stone steps, you will find three lovely and cosy bedrooms, the master is a king-size with en-suite shower room with WC. The second bedroom offers the flexibility of a king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as a 2’6” twin on request) and the third bedroom is a twin. The family bathroom has a shower over the bath and WC.

Heading outside guests can relax on the gravelled terrace and enjoy unrivalled views across Blelham Tarn to the mountains beyond whilst soaking up the tranquillity of this very special location. There is off-road parking for up to four cars directly outside the cottage in the gravelled yard. Please note that the lane leading up to the property is steep and narrow in parts.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a 2’6” twin on request) and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Traditional larder with fridge/freezer
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Bike storage available 
  • Pub and restaurant 2 miles
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Please note that there is a private access lane to the cottage, whilst only short this lane is steep in parts and made up of loose gravel. The lane is passable by most cars with care except low suspension sports cars
  • EV charging is not permitted at the proeprty
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Angela 31st May 2024

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Reviewed by Helen 29th March 2024

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Highly recommend. Warm, well equipped house in an ideal location.

Reviewed by Jocelyn 1st March 2024

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Excellent location with walks from the doorstep and views to die for. Cottage was warm and cosy, perfect for a winter break and getting away from the hustle and bustle. Will be recommending to anyone that will listen!

Reviewed by Edward 16th February 2024

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Reviewed by Sarah 11th February 2024

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We had a fabulous stay. Cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. We have a 4x4 so no issues with the steep drive. The welcome pack was lovely and much appreciated. The best are really comfortable. The views are amazing. Look forward to returning.

Reviewed by Tracey 29th December 2023

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A quaint comfortable cottage. Rather small for 6 adults but adequate. Lovely and quiet with good views

Reviewed by Tina 5th December 2023

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Cosy, clean and fantastic views.

Reviewed by Paul 20th November 2023

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Beautiful old cottage in a stunning location. The drive is tricky and steep, owners flattened it while we were there as it was very rutted. Thanks. Cottage could use an overall upgrade internally, feels a bit unloved. Basic equipment, no smart tv, mattresses hard. If you just need a base it be great, if you want to spend time in there (winter monthRead mores) it's lacking. Sorry I don't like leaving negative comments but it could be so much better. Hide

Reviewed by Debra 10th November 2023

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Lovely Cottage. Lots of ideas of things to do and places near by. Very clean and tidy. Location Amazing. Would book again. Had a Lovely short Break. Will book Again in the future.

Reviewed by Karey 3rd November 2023

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Lovely little cottage. Peaceful location. Beautiful . Would stay here again

Reviewed by Elisabeth 29th September 2023

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Fantastic cottage in an amazing location. So lovely to sit outside and admire the view or just watch the clouds and weather go by. Warm and comfortable inside. We managed to get he hang of driving up the steep drive! Great walks from the cottage and many near by. Would love to come back.

Reviewed by Catherine 8th September 2023

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We loved Hole House! It was great to meet the helpful, friendly owner who gave us lots of tips and local info. The cottage was so quirky and characterful as well as being really clean and comfortable - and those amazing views - Wow! Although beautifully peaceful and secluded, Wray is located within easy reach of places like Hawkshead, Sawrey, AmbleRead moreside and Windermere. We really appreciated the generous and imaginative welcome pack. We had a fantastic week and would very much like to return! Hide

Reviewed by Adrian 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Milan 25th August 2023

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Comfortable stay. Ambleside is 15min drive and Windermere is 30 min drive. I think Ideal for family holiday to stay in. Nearest walking routes 5-10 min drive. There was construction next door so view was obstructed.

Reviewed by Ines 6th August 2023

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lovely and cosy cottage in a wonderful quiet spot a couple of walks possible without using the car e.g. Wray Castle, Hawkshead

Reviewed by Mark 5th May 2023

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Reviewed by Colette 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Jo 10th March 2023

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Reviewed by Samantha 3rd March 2023

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Lovely cottage in a fantastic location. The heating was not great so a bit chilly at times! The lounge is a beautiful space for relaxing. Probably a bit small downstairs for 6 people.

Reviewed by Helen 18th February 2023

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Reviewed by Nicola 13th January 2023

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Beautiful cottage in the most beautiful location. Comfortable beds, house clean and well equipped.

Reviewed by Lee 26th November 2022

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Bad points Not the cleanest & sofa badly stained but comfy. Not sure it had been hoovered before we got there so we did it. No supply of wood so we had to buy some & fire lighters & kindling Oven is very slow to cook items, a pizza took about an hour Good points Location! The view is amazing (when the fog finally lifted on the last day!) The cottagRead moree is quirky, the floor upstairs is uneven but we loved it. Its a cosy little cottage, good beds & warm & despite bad points would stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Beth 18th November 2022

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This place is brilliant. Every member of our group was wowed each morning by the view and location. Walks from the front door and a warm and cosy retreat to come home to after a big day on the hills. You couldnt ask for better.

Reviewed by Judith 21st October 2022

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Charming and welcoming cottage at a stunning location. Although the property can use some updating here and there, it had everything we've asked for! Beautiful walks from the cottage to Hawkshead and Wray Castle. We really had a wonderful time there!

Reviewed by Andy 14th October 2022

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Nicely isolated with great views

Reviewed by Reg 7th October 2022

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Property is all about location, its simply fantastic. Superb views, walks from the doorstep, The only thing that spoils it, is the very tired condition of the property. It is in real need of some tlc. It could be fantastic. We've stayed twice, almost exactly a year apart, this year was 300 more than last, and I expected better. Cold and damp on arrRead moreival, 1 firelighter 5 logs and no kindling. Sofas damp and marked. Been washed? Showers need bleaching regarding mould, kitchen tap leaks badly. Hide

Reviewed by Zoe 30th September 2022

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The house was lovely, clean and comfy with amazing views. Plenty of logs for the fire. Highly recommend it. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Stuart 23rd September 2022

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Excellent location

Reviewed by Christina 16th September 2022

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Gorgeous view from new picnic table outside. Cottage door and ceiling height is low so we had a few bumped heads for those over 5'10". Beds really comfy. Ensuite shower good.

Reviewed by Karen 9th September 2022

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Cottage is in a lovely location - a few problems on on arrival with some of the appliances but these were replaced very promptly. Unfortunately the cottage was let down by the cleanliness which we did bring to the attention of Holiday Cottages.

Reviewed by Kate 2nd September 2022

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Cottage was in a beautiful location with lovely views from the garden. The cottage itself could do with a little TLC but we enjoyed our stay here very much!

Reviewed by Michael 19th August 2022

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We really enjoyed our holiday at Hole House Cottage, where we were well catered for. A lovely cottage set in a stunning location. It was so tranquil there, especially in the evenings. The cottage was clean and welcoming. It was lovely to find such a hidden gem in this part of The Lakes. Just looking at returning next year! Good luck with the rest oRead moref the season and thank you for letting us share your beautiful cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 29th July 2022

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What an absolutely stunning location for our family holiday! The cottage was great but the best bit was the location.....we enjoyed many meals outside watching the swallows swoop around & the sheep grazing and it was so quiet.

Reviewed by Donna 22nd July 2022

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Best feature of the cottage for us was the location. The views are stunning. The location was good for access to the places we wanted to visit. The driveway is steep & narrow and we had done an online Tesco food delivery and the van couldnt get down. Not an issue for us but you may not receive the call in the cottage due to signal. But we met them Read moreat the top of the lane. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 15th July 2022

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Fantastic, idyllic, restful, simply a lovely cottage & location. We would all return a 6 & 8 year old, dad, grandparents & a waggy tailed cocker spaniel.

Reviewed by Susan 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Alison 1st July 2022

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Lovely cottage well away from the hustle and bustle of life. Fantastic view loved watching the swallows catching bugs on the wing. Watch out for the ever escaping sheep though!

Reviewed by Tracy 17th June 2022

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The cottage is in a beautiful quiet part of the Lake District. It is quintessential with wonderful views of the tarn. Sadly though our stay was suddenly disrupted with tradesmen turning up, decorators painting doors and workmen using noisy circular saws. The quietness was soon full of noise and activity. Our stay was then spent rectifying this probRead morelem rather than enjoying our holiday which had been planned for several months to celebrate our friends 50th birthday. Hide

Reviewed by John 10th June 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Stunning scenery with walks from the door and excellent for dogs. The area is littered with dog walks in outstanding scenery, a photographs paradise.

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The cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside
Stunning Tarn view
A welcoming entrance with plenty of space for muddy boots and coats
The relaxing lounge with wood burner.
The perfect place to plan the days adventures
Enjoy the comfortable hideaway
Lots of personal touches make this a lovely home from home
The well-equipped kitchen/diner
The large farmhouse table for sharing time together
Enjoy a soak after a days walking
Show 9 moreThe king-size sleigh bed with en-suite shower room

Location

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