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The Summer House - National Trust Holiday Cottage

  • Hawkshead
  • The Lake District
  • LA22 0JA


  • Countryside Views
  • DVD Player
  • Family
  • Freeview
  • Garden
  • Ground Floor Room/s
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Self Catering
  • TV
  • Weekend Breaks

At a Glance

  • Two bedrooms
  • Natural wildlife garden with seating area
  • Short breaks welcome throughout the year
  • No pets
  • Nearby parking for two cars
  • Bathroom with overhead shower

About this Holiday Cottage

Welcome to the Summer House near Hawkshead. Situated within the old kitchen garden associated with Wray Castle, this well appointed two bedroom cottage is ideal for exploring the western shores of Windermere with plenty of scenic walks and cycle rides nearby.


The comfortable lounge/ dining room has dual aspect windows, two sofas, a dining area and upholstered foot stool. The kitchen is well equipped with a full size electric cooker, under-counter fridge and freezer, microwave, kettle, crockery and utensils. Please note that there is no dishwasher and laundry facilities can be found at the nearby campsite between Easter and the end of October.

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

The double bedroom has a divan bed, two bedside tables, views over the garden and large windows overlooking the lake and fells. The second bedroom is presented as a twin with two divan beds, bedside lights, a Dimplex night storage heater and wall lights. The bathroom has an over-bath shower, hand basin with light, heated towel rail, WC and lino flooring.


There is a natural wildlife garden to the front and side of the cottage plus a raised patio area where guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful views. This area is accessed via three stone steps and has a picnic table with chairs. 

Special to Summer House

Two parking spaces can be found about 250 metres away close to the bottom of the main path and there is no vehicular access to the cottage. 

Other Things to Note

A TV and DVD player are provided at the cottage but please note that there is no TV reception. Guests are welcome to bring their own DVDs. Electric heating charges and linen are included in the rental price. No pets.

All profit from National Trust accommodation supports conservation projects in the local area.


Short breaks of two nights or more are welcome throughout the year. The changeover day for the cottage is Wednesday.

Around and About

Ambleside, Coniston and Grasmere are all set within a twenty minute drive of the cottage and the surrounding lush countryside offers stunning views over the Langdale Pikes, the Central Fells and Fairfield. Glimpses of the mock Gothic Wray Castle can be spotted across the fields as you walk up to the cottage.


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