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Tim Hulse

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French

Snug cottage in heart of the Lake District, perfect for a break in all seasons

75 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Hawkshead - The Granary

Modern conversion, yet retaining character, deep in Beatrix Potter country

Close to Hawkshead village and near the market town of Ambleside, this characterful and charming cottage offers the perfect setting for exploring The Lake District National Park, famous for its stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and cultural heritage.

A short distance from the Langdale and Furness Fells, and not far from the Helvellyn range, it is a perfect setting for outdoor activities including hiking, climbing and mountain biking, water sports - including sailing, windsurfing and canoeing on Lake Windermere or Coniston - or golf, with several excellent courses nearby.

The nearby towns of Ambleside, Windermere and Keswick are great for shopping and are packed with museums and art galleries as well as other attractions such as the Lake District National Park Visitors Centre in Windermere.

With comfortable modern furnishings, and underfloor heating providing extra comfort in the winter, The Granary is the perfect venue for many a happy holiday in any season.

If you have any questions at all about the property or the location, please feel free to ask. Further pictures available upon request.

We look forward to you staying in The Granary!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tim Hulse (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

About Tim Hulse

Tim & Beverly have loved the Lake District since visiting together as students to enjoy the walking and scenery. Tim later spent some time working in the Lakes. Now living in Chester, with a 6 year old son, Sebastian, they get up as often as they can - but prefer the off-seasons when the Lakes are quieter.

Tim Hulse purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Tim Hulse chose England

For years we had dreamed of having a place in the Lakes, and just happened to be driving past The Granary & noticed the 'for sale' sign. We loved it right away, even though we had only seen in through the windows, and put an offer in before we'd even been through the door!

What makes this cottage unique

Fantastic location, so much within easy reach. We love how quiet it is at night, sitting on the back step listening to the owls hooting. It really feels away from it all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Granary is a little gem. Set in an idyllic location with walks for every ability straight from the doorstep; Tarn Hows, Latterbarrow, Wray Castle and an easy stroll into Hawkshead. The cottage is warm, welcoming and spotlessly clean with every need catered for. We could not have wished for better weather which made our holiday all the more enjoyable. Tim was very helpful in arranging the booking and providing clear arrival instructions. As regular visitors to this part of the Lakes, the Granary is now a firm favourite with a return trip next year already booked! It's a shame we can't book the same weather!!
Apr 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 75 holidaymaker reviews

Snug cottage in heart of the Lake District, perfect for a break in all seasons
average rating of 4.9066668 based on 76 reviews
5

Really comfy and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is really well sited being in a quite location with lovely surroundings yet a 10 minute drive from lots of pubs and restaurants and walks.

A very spacious and comfy place, felt at home immediately. Couldn't have wanted for anything more had all mod cons. The bed was comfy and everything was very clean. Loved the fact the milkman delivers any essential you require but should you need more there's a little store in Hawkshead which provides lots more.

The owner was really helpful as we had a little problem with the boiler which he dealt with very quickly and kept us informed. Would definitely recommend and would book again ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location, nicely presented and well equiprd

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time during our stay. Location was exactly what we needed. Perfectly placed with pleasant walks to Hawkshead and Outgate in the other direction. The cottage was beautiful, comfortable and very well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful cottage in a fabulous location with stunning views! It is larger than it seems and the outside space at the back, when you have get the weather, is a sun trap. At times, you could hear a pin drop. The Granary is well equipped with everything you need for a peaceful, relaxing holiday. We had an amazing week and we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A lovely slate conversion in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

It was warm, comfortable and fabulously equipped. The kitchen was a joy to cook in and the books, games and DVDs provided were a lovely touch. My only criticism was that the decor was looking tired and little things didn't work(torch, outside light, Internet-that wasn't the owners fault, and we never found the telephone!). There were lots of interesting places very close by( Hawkshead village, Wray Castle, Tarn How's and Coniston) and good walks from the doorstep. The ground floor utility room was great for wet gear! Overall an excellent stay

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Lovely cottage, peaceful location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at The Granary last week.

The cottage is much bigger than we expected from the photos, we were pleasantly surprised. The kitchen is lovely with everything utensil you can think of - it was great for cooking.

Another surprise was the thoughtful touches like the cupboard full of board games and puzzles for cosy nights in, the well appointed utility room with things like sewing kit, clothes airers etc. It really felt like a home from home, I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage.

It takes a few minutes to walk to Hawkshead or Outgate. I would recommend the Drunken Duck Inn for dinner too, which is about a 15 min walk and where we enjoyed the best meal of our trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week the end of May and were very impressed with the cottage. It is beautifully presented and has everything you need and more. Brilliant location, wonderful walks from the door so no need for your car. The owners have thought of everything and would thoroughly recommend a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
97 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Outgate Inn, Outgate
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Windermere
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M6 Junction 36
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hawkshead
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Car: necessary

Outgate is a cluster of houses a short drive from Ambleside and and a short walk from the village of Hawskhead in the heart of the National Park. The Outgate Inn is closeby and provides hearty meals with Jazz nights on Fridays in season. The renowned Drunken Duck Inn at Barngates provides a favourite venue for special occasions. In the higgledy-piggledy, car-free streets of Hawkshead can be found several pubs and numerous shops as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery, and the Grammar School attended by WIlliam Wordsworth. Beatrix Potter's house itself, is just a couple of minutes down the road. Cut over the hill and past Tarn Hows to Coniston to enjoy Ruskin's house, travel down the lake in style on a solar or steam ship, or slip back over to the Langdale Valleys, for some of the most special views the Lakes has to offer.

An enchanting place at any time of the year.

Other Activities: National Trust , Go-Ape, food, cinema, rock climbing, canoeing, off-roading

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hawkshead, Windermere & Central Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Autumn half-term 2016
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Late Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£159
for 3 nights
From
£53
£312
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
£655
for 7 nights
£655
 
 
Winter 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
£349
 
 
Late Winter Half Term 2017
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Late Winter 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
£454
 
 
Easter 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£576
for 7 nights
£576
 
 
Spring 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Autumn Half-Term 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Late Winter 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
£349
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £60

We accept weekly bookings from Saturday to Saturday only, shorter bookings when available must also be completed between one Saturday and the next in order that we can get the cottage cleaned and prepared for the next guest.

The Granary is extremely popular and has been booked for 38-46 weeks in each of the last 7 years - 2015 was the busiest yet.

A complimentary welcome pack is available on arrival. Rates for Christmas include a complimentary hamper; a small christmas tree is also provided. The rate for New Year includes a complimentary bottle of champagne.

Free use of cot, highchair & stair gate upon request.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hawkshead, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The spacious and luxurious bathroom, includes a bath, a separate shower cubicle, basin, toilet and a large heated towel rail. White cotton towels are supplied. Underfloor heating beneath the limestone flooring throughout the hallway, corridor and bathroom add to the comfort, making the bathroom a delight, even on a wintry day.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Second Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Cot available
  • The Granary is arranged 'upside down' with the front door opening onto a large hallway and corridor with limestone tiles and underfloor heating, from which two bedrooms - one double with king-sized bed and one twin - the bathroom, and the utility room may be accessed. The carpeted bedrooms are well appointed, with solid ash furniture in the main bedroom (chest of drawers, double wardrobe with doors, 2 bedside tables) and pine furniture in the second bedroom (chest of drawers, one bedside table and a chest of drawers). White cotton bed linen is supplied. A travel cot which fits in the twin bedroom, together with highchair and stair gate are available at no extra charge upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Note: well behaved small dogs considered. The property has received a 5 star grading every year since 2005. Spacious entrance hall with underfloor heating. A useful utility/drying room allows ample storage space for your boots and outdoor gear. Stairs from the hallway lead up to the high quality kitchen, with its wealth of fitted units and black granite work tops, which in turn opens through glass dividing doors into the smart sitting/dining room at the front of the cottage. A pretty view takes in the gentle countryside with the summit of Latterbarrow beyond. The cottage is stylish and modern, using natural woods complemented with warm and natural contemporary colours. An impressive oak floor runs through the upstairs. A back door from the kitchen opens onto your own rear patio with garden table and 4 chairs for outdoor dining, 2 teak lounge chairs and Weber BBQ - a lovely spot to catch the afternoon and evening sun whilst relaxing after a busy day. Space for 2 cars.

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