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 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 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 beautiful cottage is situated on the little lane which leads from the rural village of High Wray down to the spectacular yet serene Lake Windermere. Hawkshead, one of the prettiest villages in the Lake District, is just two miles away. A thriving village a couple of miles from Coniston Water, in Hawkshead you can find the Beatrix Potter Gallery as well as tearooms, pubs and gift shops. Esthwaite Water is another pretty lake found nearby which inspired the works of Wordsworth. Towns to visit in the local area include Ambleside, Coniston and Grasmere, as well as Grizedale Forest. Bowness and Windermere can also be reached via a short ferry ride.

On entering this delightful cottage you will find yourself in the cosy and welcoming lounge with its exposed beams, open fireplace and old world charm, where you can relax in front of the open fire or snuggle down and watch the TV or use the DVD or CD. Next to the lounge you will find the elegant and stylish dining room, which is ideal when sitting down to a special meal, with seating for four and a hi-fi. Exploring further, you will find an attractive and airy kitchen/breakfast room. The breakfast area is ideal for snacks, and can be warmed by a traditional wood burner. The kitchen is equipped with everything you may need during your stay including a large range oven with gas hob and electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge/freezer. French windows lead out from this lovely room onto the sunny patio. Passing back through the lounge, you will find an additional snug with wood burner and a selection of books to enjoy. The washing machine is located in a cupboard off this room. Going upstairs you will find two cosy bedrooms. The attractive double is full of character with exposed beams and slate window sills, while the comfy twin bedroom overlooks the garden. The bathroom has a roll-top bath, large separate shower and WC.

Stepping outside, you will find a large and enclosed south-facing lawn garden which leads up to the woodlands. In a separate area at the rear of the cottage, there is a little stream which cascades over a series of waterfalls where small children and dogs will need supervision. There is off-road parking available for four cars to the rear of the cottage.

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

  • 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 is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen 23rd November 2019

In a beautiful remote location and only a few minutes walk to lake side. The kitchen diner is light, airey and very well equiped. The large garden is a delight for humans and dogs alike.

Reviewed by Scott 17th November 2019

The Lodge is the perfect getaway spot. Secluded and so peaceful with an abundance of wildlife all around the property. A warm cozy cottage with character and charm in every room. A large secure garden was perfect to entertain our dogs even on the wet days when we didnt fancy venturing far from the cottage. A lovely welcome pack including Mr DuffinsRead more Coffee (that has forever ruined the bland coffee i had got used to at home) was waiting for us when we got there making arrival a real treat. Hide

Reviewed by Debra 9th November 2019

The location of the property was excellent if you like solitude & peacefulness. It was warm & cosy, needs a bit of refurbing in certain areas but has charm & quaintness

Reviewed by Jane 12th October 2019

Lovely cottage in a good location. Nice walks on the doorstep & more only a short drive away. Our dogs loved the enclosed garden & evening walks down to the lake.

Reviewed by Mark 14th September 2019

Beautiful location Avery good location for walking and exploring Cumbria Quiet peaceful just perfect

Reviewed by Tim 7th September 2019

Lovely cottage in a beautiful, quiet location. Garden was ideal for the dogs. Only 5mins walk to lake Windermere.

Reviewed by Nikki 24th August 2019

Lovely cottage. Great location. 2nd visit would go again. Dogs loved it, lots of beautiful walks only short car journey away.

Reviewed by Ursula 17th August 2019

Our family with two boisterous boys and a large viszla had an excellent experience at the Lodge. The location meant we could easily get to the lake on the secluded side and visit some wonderful national trust properties. The wood burner was lovely when it rained and the quietude was welcome after a busy day at Ambleside. We absolutely loved the locRead moreation. The delivery of local milk in glass bottles was also much appreciated. Well done to the property manager! Hide

Reviewed by Christine 3rd August 2019

The Lodge is a delightful cottage in a beautiful position. Spacious and well equipped with a large, enclosed garden that is perfect for dog owners. We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay. It is well placed for visiting all the places of interest around Windermere and beyond.

Reviewed by Peter 27th July 2019

This cottage was a lovely place to stay with two dogs in comfort. It was an easy 10 minute walk down to the path around Windermere Lake and walking round to Castle Wray was a gentle 1 -2 hour walk around the lake. The garden is a lovely size, with plenty of outdoor seating and was lovely and quiet.

Reviewed by Jennifer 29th June 2019

A very interesting house in a beautiful setting with a big garden which is safely enclosed and which our dog loved. It's only a short walk down to Lake Windermere with walks in at least three directions once you reach the shore . A perfect place for a restful holiday. The team in Hawkshead are friendly and helpful. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Kevin 18th May 2019

The cottage is in a great location only a short walk from the lake, the large enclosed garden was ideal for our dog. The cottage was warm cosy and well equipped with a great kitchen diner.

Reviewed by Julie 4th May 2019

This was our second visit to the cottage. The location is perfect, very peaceful and quiet. Our 3 dogs loved their walks along the lake which is only a few minutes walk away. The view from the end of the lane is breathtaking. The cottage itself meets all our need and the kitchen is lovely with everything you need and more. We look forward to our neRead morext visit. Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte 27th April 2019

We had a really lovely time at the cottage and it was in an ideal location for us! If you have an infant, bear in mind that there isnt a stair gate and the stairs are quite treacherous! We didnt know this until we got there and were told they couldnt provide a universal one due to the nature of cottage stairs but that they will ask the owners aboutRead more getting a custom one. Would love to go back but couldnt without a stair gate as our infant will be much more mobile next year! Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 20th April 2019

A rustic cottage in a very secluded position. The access to this cottage is about 10 minutes outside of Hawkshead via single track roads, Lake Windermere, and beautiful walks along the quiet western lakeside, are half a mile walk down the lane that the cottage is on. You will need a car to get to the nearest shops but some items can be delivered diRead morerectly to the cottage from a local farm. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 13th April 2019

Overall we had a good week but we feel that the cottage needs some TLC in several areas. It was in a remote location which was nice and it was an easy walk to the shore of Lake Windermere and Wray Castle.

Reviewed by Nicholas 6th April 2019

We loved the quiet location of the cottage, with a nice circular stroll down to the lake, along the waterfront, and then back up across the fields to the village. The kitchen was fabulous, well-equipped, and spacious, and we all enjoyed the roll top bath in the evenings. The only two downsides for us were that the cold water pressure was very poor,Read more particularly in the evenings, making the shower very difficult to use, and the main living room smelt very strongly of dogs. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 16th February 2019

Great location very dog friendly large garden

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