My husband and I booked four cottages (BullPen, HomeFarm, Crabtree & CanBrow) at Graythwaite for a Christmas gathering of 26 people. Having four cottages around the courtyard for the week allowed the entire family to come together in the evenings, but allowed some space during the days. All of the cottages were well equipped and on the day of arrival the caretaker Bob (I think his name was) popped around to make sure everything was in order and was on hand to fixed any little things that needed attention during our stay. We cooked most of our big meals in the Bull Pen and with the help of some utensils or pans from other cottages we were never short of what we needed to cook for our entire group. For Christmas we even managed a sit down dinner for 26 in the Bull Pen.
The manager, Peter, was very helpful from the early days of planning all the way through until departure. Whether we were inquiring about locations around the Windermere area or arranging deliveries to the cottages he was very informative and punctual with responses. He was even very flexible with our Tesco wine delivery, receiving and storing for a couple days before our arrival to the cottages.
On the quieter side of the lake this is definitely a spot to come if you want to get away from the busyness of the city. All of the cottages we lovely, clean and comfortable for a week stay. The swimming pool was definitely a bonus and there were some great views of the lake just a 15 minute walk from the cottages.
- Also Known As:
- Graythwaite Cottages Newby Bridge, Lake District