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Eel House in Hawkshead, Cumbria

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sleeps 10
5 rooms
3 bathrooms

Eel House description

Holiday home
Eel House is a pretty, traditional ground floor cottage, forming part of a sympathetic barn conversion on the Graythwaite Estate in the Lake District National Park. With five bedrooms including two doubles (one with an en-suite) and three twins, the cottage can sleep ten people. There's also a bathroom and a shower room as well as a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and woodburner. Outside, there is a shared patio garden, ample off road parking and beautiful extensive grounds to explore, not to mention a swimming pool, fitness suite and trout fishing lake. With superb facilities on-site and the whole of the National Park at your fingertips, Eel House is a great base for your getaway.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Cars are banned from the village, leaving visitors free to wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th Century houses. With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Swimming pool
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Kempner
August 2016
Lovely house situation, would return. Great to be opposite the pool, which was used at least twice a day. We also loved wandering the estate exploring the shores of Lake Windermere. A great week, lovely house situation, would return.
Brian H
October 2015
We have stayed at Eel House for the last ca. 10 years. It is a great place for a family get together -the house is well equipped with an ideal layout for a family reunion. The kids love to swim and the pool is just opposite so they went swimming in the morning and again in the afternoon-great. The pool is now much warmer than it has been in the past! It is always very nice to have a ready supply (free) of logs for the wood-burning stove-very cosy. Previously, we had a dog and the property/surroundings are very dog friendly. Also, towels/soap are now provided but were not in the past. Altogether a fantastic place to stay, especially when the weather is good.
December 2016
A great stay from start to finish. Everything you could possibly want eel house had it . We went with a family of 10 and never felt crowded. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Phelan
September 2015
Beautiful setting, very well equipped kitchen. Cosy bedrooms with comfy beds and overall very clean. We would come and spend our holiday here again!
Miss Palliser
September 2015
The weekend was fantastic from start to finish. The staff were wonderful and really helpful, the venue was gorgeous and the cottage was perfect for what we needed.
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