View towards the property
Garden area
Enclosed garden
Lounge with wood burner
Twin room with zip-and-link beds
Large enclosed garden
View towards the property
Nearby views
Wray View
Wray Castle
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8 / 12  Large enclosed garden
9 / 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 welcome 3
3 star
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.`

Boasting large private gardens and a peaceful rural location, this characterful stone cottage is perfect for a relaxing getaway with family and friends. It’s situated within walking distance of the shores of Lake Windermere, in the pretty village of Wray. Sleeping five people and up to three dogs, there are many scenic walks on the doorstep which will appeal to everyone, whether they are on two legs or four.

Retaining many of its original features, this delightful detached home offers comfortable and homely accommodation for your holiday. After a busy day on your feet, the lounge/diner will be a welcome place to unwind with its beamed ceiling and cosy wood burner. Enjoy a film while wrapped up warm on the comfortable sofas or enjoy a sociable meal together at the dining table. The well-equipped kitchen has everything you’ll need throughout your stay, while there’s also an extra table in here which makes a great place for breakfast. Sloping ceilings and dormer windows add character to the three inviting bedrooms, which are all to be found on the first floor. Heading outside, the children will enjoy playing in the large enclosed garden, while the patio area to the side of the cottage is a nice spot to relax and enjoy a glass of wine as the sun goes down.

Follow the windy country lane that leads directly to Lake Windermere, where adventurers can try out water sports such as canoeing and paddleboarding. The mock-Gothic Wray Castle is less than a mile away and a fascinating place to visit, with its towers, turrets and great views. Grab a bite to eat in one of the many eateries in bustling Ambleside (4 miles) before hopping on one of the leisure cruises that set off from there, around the lake.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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 is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Diane 20th March 2020

Brilliant location, lovely backwater, easy to walk to Wray castle and along the side of Windermere. Garden lovely, well planned, enclosed. Very good for dogs, children and sitting outside with privacy. Well equipped kitchen. Lovely old cottage.

Reviewed by Tamsin 7th February 2020

In an incredible place to visit so many places by foot or car x

Reviewed by Michelle 2nd February 2020

Great location close to Windermere whilst really peaceful. Wray castle just 5 mins drive was perfect for dog walks. Cottage really grows on you the longer you stay. Lovely garden space with sound of river from other side of Lane. Appreciated the logs too. Would stay again. Thank you

Reviewed by Amy 12th January 2020

Set in a beautiful rural location this cottage is the perfect get away from the hustle and bustle! Although it is still close enough to walk into the local village of hawkshead or a short drive into Ambleside which have a good range of shops and amenities. We took our dogs along and they loved the large garden and sleeping by the fire in the eveninRead moregs. Plenty of walks to start from the cottage, including to lake Windermere and Wray Castle. Would highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 6th January 2020

A welcoming character cottage in a tranquil location. The cottage is clean, very well equipped and spacious. Lovely walks from the cottage to Wray Castle and Lake Windermere. The garden is spacious and secure which welcomes a wonderful variety of garden birds who frequently visit the feeders. We will definitely return to Manor House Cottage.

Reviewed by Stacey 25th October 2019

Really great location and facilities. Would defiantly recommend, we had 3 dogs and the garden was great for letting them out safely.

Reviewed by ian 20th September 2019

Wonderful character filled cottage, everything you need is available, log burner heating, massive garden, ideal cottage for the larger family, lovely walks to Lake Windermere. Ideal place to explore with buses connecting Hawkshead to the rest of the Lake District.

Reviewed by Deborah 9th August 2019

Very cosy cottage with good sized rooms and a lovely garden. We found it had super walks straight from the door and was in a very quiet hamlet away from crowds but a quick drive into Hawkshead for supplies. There was a very kind welcome bag left and kitchen was a really good size. I would love to return in autumn with the trees turning and an excusRead moree to use the cosy fire. Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 12th July 2019

The cottage is amazing, clean, warm, comfortable. You feel at home as soon as you enter. The location of the cottage is great and so peaceful with amazing garden. We did not want to leave and hope to return.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 21st June 2019

Perfect location, beautiful garden and grounds. Very comfortable and well equipped cottage

Reviewed by Ann 28th May 2019

Lovely cottage and super garden. The dogs loved the freedom. Walks nearby were wonderful. I would recommend this cottage wholeheartedly.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 17th May 2019

Cottage is comfortable, clean and well equipped. Beds are comfortable and rooms spacious. This cottage has not been refurbished with mod cons but has a charming old fashioned appeal in the most wonderful secluded garden which is perfect for dogs and people to enjoy.

Reviewed by Maggie 12th April 2019

The cottage is extremely well equipped and in a stunning location and a great base for exploring the lakes, especially if you have a dog as the garden is fab and secure.

Reviewed by Penny 1st March 2019

Manor House Cottage is very well equipped, spacious and comfortable. We felt at home instantly. There is a large garden, which was lovely to sit in and enjoy the peace and quiet and the dogs loved the space. The multi-fuel stove is excellent, and means the cottage is really cozy in the evenings.

Reviewed by Andrew 22nd February 2019

Ideal if you have a dog, garden big and enclosed so no worries letting the dog outside

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 secure..it 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

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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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