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The cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside
A wonderful place to enjoy al fresco dining
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 traditional lakeland porch
The adjacent barns
View towards the whitewashed cottage
Glimpses of Blelhelm Tarn beyond the cottage
1 / 20  The cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside
2 / 20  A wonderful place to enjoy al fresco dining
3 / 20  A welcoming entrance with plenty of space for muddy boots and coats
4 / 20  The relaxing lounge with wood burner.
5 / 20  The perfect place to plan the days adventures
6 / 20  Enjoy the comfortable hideaway
7 / 20  Lots of personal touches make this a lovely home from home
8 / 20  The well-equipped kitchen/diner
9 / 20  The large farmhouse table for sharing time together
10 / 20  Enjoy a soak after a days walking
11 / 20  The king-size sleigh bed with en-suite shower room
12 / 20  A very pretty, relaxing room
13 / 20  En-suite
14 / 20  The en-suite shower room
15 / 20  The king-size bedroom (which can be made up as a twin on request)
16 / 20  The pretty twin bedroom
17 / 20  The traditional lakeland porch
18 / 20  The adjacent barns
19 / 20  View towards the whitewashed cottage
20 / 20  Glimpses of Blelhelm Tarn beyond the cottage

Hole House

Wray, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Family friendly
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

A charming 17th century Lakeland whitewashed cottage, set in rolling countryside, originally given to the National Trust by Beatrix Potter, who is reported to have stayed here on several occasions.

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 tumble dryer and 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 and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Bike storage available
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 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
  • 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

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 43 guest ratings

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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 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.

Reviewed by Chris 3rd June 2022

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Amazing spot, astonishing view, really comfortable.

Reviewed by Jane 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Nigel 6th May 2022

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This gorgeous cottage is the perfect get away from it all in very remote farmland where you can only hear birdsong and young lambs which are always in attendance. The views are out of this world. Kitchen well appointed, clean and spacy. Both bathrooms clean and do the job admirably, clean towels provided. Beds very comfy. Firewood provided for the Read morestove if you need it but house is warm from the main heating which taken care of in the price. We'd stay again in a heartbeat. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 28th April 2022

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We had a lovley week at the cottage. Stunning location and the steep drive down wasn't a problem for us but could see it may be for the less confident driver. Kitchen was more than adequate to cook meals, lounge and bed was comfortable. Would recommend if you want a get away from it all stay. Would like to point out though the out side space is notRead more secure for dogs and a couple of what must have been local dogs like to use the space to have a poo which we cleared up along with our own dogs poo. ! Hide

Reviewed by Andy 18th April 2022

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Lovely cottage with an absolutely stunning vista at the rear - still can't quite believe how amazing it is! Nicely secluded down a country lane, well equipped, comfortable, cosy whilst providing ample space indoors. Outside seating area at the back boasts the most incredible view across the tarn with the 'mountains' as the backdrop - perfect for ouRead moretdoor drinks and meals. So peaceful... Would certainly recommend to anyone wanting to get away from the rat race for a week and unwind. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 1st April 2022

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The cottage is in beautiful surroundings and is very comfortable in itself. It was one of my favorite holiday homes Ive been too. Its location is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of tourists but close enough youre a short drive away. There was something quite peaceful about this holiday cottage, it was restful. The only area I would highlRead moreight, is the driveway. It is not for the faint hearted and caused me concern. My car managed just fine, it was more me! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 25th March 2022

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We loved our stay at Hole House, amazing views from the terrace, lots of character and really cosy. Great walks from the door to Wray Castle and around the tarn, or to the Outgate Inn for food. We'll be back!

Reviewed by Anthony 18th March 2022

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Lovely cottage away from everything, just what we wanted.

Reviewed by Victoria 11th March 2022

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This cottage was just beautiful and had the most amazing views I've ever seen. I can not rate this enough as we had a fantastic week. The cottage was just perfect in every way. Had everything we need to cook a lovely meal each night and was very warm and cosy. Will definitely be returning again next year.

Reviewed by Mandy 4th March 2022

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Just returned home from a lovely weekend in this beautiful cottage, it was very comfortable and clean, bed linen white and crisp, it was a very cosy cottage totally private and away from it all, the weather held up for us most days and a so was able to sit in the garden with a cuppa and take in the breathtaking views of the lake and mountains and mRead moreost mornings the jets came over doing their training which was awesome to see. Their is plenty of low level walking from the door. Would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Clare 25th February 2022

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Maureen 11th February 2022

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1.No enclosed garden, which was essential for our dogs security. 2. No wheelie bins anywhere! 3. Xpelair in the bathroom was ineffective, the cottage filled with steam when it was used. 4. No instructions for TV etc. 5. DVD not connected to TV 6. No kindling for the fire 7. No oven gloves 8. Inadequate crockery 9. Huge supply of logs, but did not bRead moreurn very well. We bought kiln dried logs to ensure a warm fire Positive element: a beautiful location with amazing views of the fells. Hide

Reviewed by Reg 4th February 2022

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What a fantastic location! Confirtable, cosy, great walking from the door, short drive to higher climbs. Superb for our German Shepherd, pathway through the fields, around the tarn. Loved it enough to return (something we don't do as we like seeing new places!). As my wife said 'I'd buy this place, love it so much'

Reviewed by Kelly 7th January 2022

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Beautiful 17th century cottage, bit shabby in place but thats old houses for you! Absolutely stunning views with snow capped hills, very cosy lounge with log burner , well equipped and clean, cant wait to return

Reviewed by Leanne 22nd December 2021

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A lovely period cottage that totally needs money and attention. Very expensive when basic things are not catered for.

Reviewed by Sarah 15th December 2021

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Fabulous location. The cottage had everything we needed and was lovely and warm. Would certainly book again.

Reviewed by Steve 12th November 2021

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A lovely place with wonderful views. The cottage was full of history with some great walks around without having to use the car. The log fire was great in the evening. Hawkshead village is a must to visit. We had a lovely stay with our Husky dog Zeus and will be back to the Lakes again!

Reviewed by Anna 5th November 2021

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Reviewed by Jo 16th October 2021

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Reviewed by Adrian 8th October 2021

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An absolutely fantastic 17th century cottage. Set in a beautifully scenic location, if you are looking for somewhere to get away to for total peace and quiet look no further. Wake to the sound of the countryside, and the clean fresh air of the surrounding mountains. The cottage had everything that we wanted for our stay as three friends. Quite nighRead morets in with the log burner crackling away, making the place very cosy. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 17th September 2021

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Location, Location, Location! This sums up the WOW factor for this cottage totally. It was perfect! We have spent a wonderful week at Hole House and will most definitely be returning in the future. Very cosy and comfortable with an endless supply of logs for the wood burner for cosy nights. Walks from the door. Even managed to go for a lovely horseRead more ride at Bigland Hall Equine centre about half an hour away. Comfy beds and sofas. Had everything we needed for the week. Thanks x Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Michael 3rd September 2021

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We had a really great time at Hole House Cottage. It was in a stunning location, very tranquil and we wanted for nothing. A wonderful place for adventure and to connect with nature. Thank you for an unforgettable week at your cottage. We are looking forward to coming again in the near future. Carole and Mike Selby and family.

Reviewed by Sian 30th August 2021

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Lovely cottage with amazing views from the outside seating area. Ideal location to relax and chill from work and everyday life. Decor could do with a little refresh and the carpets need a deep clean. Spacious rooms with a cosy cottage feel. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Jennifer 20th August 2021

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Its beautiful and quiet and we love swimming in the tarn. Its our second visit and the Lake District was busy busy but hole house was peaceful bliss. Just for the view I will be back xx

Reviewed by Amanda 30th July 2021

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A charming cottage with many good things, especially the view from the outdoor seating area. Sadly no view from inside the cottage. The lack of instructions was an annoyance. Inadequate kitchen facilities if you actually want to cook (no oven gloves, no mat for hot pans, unusable tin opener, tiny cupboard to store food, compact dishwasher). Good liRead moreving area with plenty of seating. The welcome pack (coffee, chocolate etc) was nice but I prefer spare toilet rolls and a bottle of washing up liquid. Hide

Reviewed by James 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Kaennech 18th June 2021

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A lovely position, with walks from the house, this is our second stay at this cottage.

Reviewed by Frances 7th May 2021

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Very cosy cottage with spectacular views. The property could do with a bit of maintenance as there was a damp patch in the kitchen snd hanging wallpaper. Towels are included so dont pack them. Apart from this we really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by M 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Joanne 16th April 2021

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We have just had the perfect holiday. It is so beautiful here and extremely private. Hawkshead is handy if you need the shops. The view from the outside seating area was superb and initially surrounded by lambs too. We had a couple of great bbqs there so bring charcoal with you. The owner let us take our dog down to the tarn (once the sheep had gonRead moree) to a mini beach type area where he had a great swim. Sofa is comfy, shower is hot and kitchen is well equipped. You will not regret booking here! Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 12th April 2021

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Location of Hole house is amazing, second to none in the lakes. Perfect for a walk or run to Windermere shore, Wray castle, pub or around tarn. Cottage is equipped well with a lovely welcome bag of goodies - nice thought. It is quaint and as such has some quirky features. Stayed 2 years ago gave feedback that beds, mattresses require changing - matRead moretresses toppers not the solution. Cracked sink is unacceptable and peeling wallpaper is lazy maintenance. Location 5 star cottage 3 star. Hide

Reviewed by Justine 23rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Lilly 16th October 2020

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Dreadful plumbing, cold, no kindling left to start the log fire. Poorly equipped kitchen, Wi fi useless. Nice views to the mountain at the back of the house but unable to see this from the house itself.

Reviewed by K 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Mary 11th September 2020

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A delightful old cottage with wonderful views.Flat walks from the cottage to Wray Castle and also to The Outgate pub!! (Friendly owners,staff and locals-excellent food) Short steep gravel drive not for the faint hearted! Ford Focus was ok but little Peugeot struggled) Internal improvements have been made as much as possible given the age of the cotRead moretage and is a comfortable holiday home. Will certainly book again. Hide

Reviewed by Una 4th September 2020

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If you want peace and tranquility this is the right choice... Open the curtains and bedroom windows before you go to sleep..and wake to the dawn chorus and the stream bubbling away.

Reviewed by Natalie 21st August 2020

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Very comfortable property in a beautiful location Great for walking from the front door Brilliant views from the cottage and great place for dogs

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The cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside
A wonderful place to enjoy al fresco dining
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
Show 8 moreA very pretty, relaxing room

Location

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The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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