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Holmewell House is one of a collection of luxury lakeside cottages on Graythwaite estate on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District. With beautifully designed interiors, access to an indoor pool, fitness suite and fishing lake, as well as a private jetty, this is a fantastic choice of a property for a relaxing holiday.
Graythwaite estate is set in the heart of the English Lake District in 5000 acres of lakeside, forest and woodland. Once a working farm, there is a charming Victorian courtyard which houses a well stocked farm shop (some of the produce is made on Graythwaite itself). Holmewell House is the ideal destination for families and groups to relax in this fascinating part of the world.
There is endless outdoor fun to be had, both on the estate and in the surrounding countryside. A Segway tour is a fun and original way to explore the gardens around Graythwaite Hall, there are 5,000 acres to stroll around, and anglers can enjoy our 2.5 acre private lake stocked with wild brown and rainbow trout. The Lake District is a haven for walking, mountain biking and lake cruises, you can try off-road driving and hot air ballooning or you could go fishing at Esthwaite Water fishery. Into the Wild teach bushcraft skills on the estate, Grizedale Forest (home to walking and biking routes, as well as Go Ape (the high-wire forest adventure) is nearby, and the YMCA National Centre, just 5 minutes away, offers kayaking, archery and climbing among other things. And if you’d prefer a gentler pace, visit the picturesque and historic village of Hawkshead, the busy market town of Ulverston, the homes of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, and the nostalgic Haverthwaite Steam Railway.
If you are coming by car, take the M6 to junction 36 then join the A591 to Kendal, Barrow and the Lakes. After about 4 miles you’ll see a sign for Barrow A590; leave at this slip road and stay on the A590 following signs to Barrow. After about 10 miles you’ll enter Newby Bridge. Go straight across the roundabout and after 400m turn right, up the west side of Lake Winderemere, signposted Hawkshead. You’ll drive over a small bridge and past the Swan Hotel and Spa. Continue on this road for 7–10 minutes. You’ll pass a YMCA on your right. Continue for a couple of minutes and you'll see a small white sign on your right for GRAYTHWAITE. We can also arrange to collect any guests who may be arriving by train at Oxenholme or Grange-over-Sands stations.
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Holmewell House is truly a showstopper - recently renovated it is flooded with light and bursting with colour - inspired by its sister property in Marrakech, Morocco. It has a fully equipped kitchen with Aga, and underfloor heating throughout, as well as a wood burning stove in the living room. There’s a Smart TV in the kitchen diner and the drawing room, and a sonos sound system throughout. The five bedrooms can all be set up either as superkings or as twins, and the master bedroom has its own balcony.
There is a private terrace with outdoor dining table and chairs, sofas, fire pit and a BBQ. The house has a private jetty. All guests also have the use of a shared heated indoor swimming pool, fitness suite, children’s play area and trout fishing lake. The estate comprises 5,000 acres of lakeside, forest and woodland, all of which is yours to discover and enjoy as a tranquil retreat for walks, and as an adventure playground for land and lake activities.
Conditions of Rental
Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome. Highchair and travel cot provided. A range of catering options are available including hampers, grocery shopping deliveries, drop off meals and a professional chef. We can arrange for light housekeeping or a full cleaning service including linen and towel change. If you want to truly wallow in luxury, we can even provide a fully trained butler! Please enquire for details and costs.