The Summer House

Nr Hawkshead, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Wednesday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 009022

About The Summer House

A cosy house in the old kitchen garden of Wray Castle with views of stunning scenery all around.

Snuggle up in this former summer house set in the old kitchen garden of Wray Castle. Sitting just above the western shore of Lake Windermere and surrounded by lush countryside, you’ll have front row seats of the stunning scenery from the sitting room and double bedroom of this two-bedroom retreat. The house is compact but cosy and encloses you into its cabin-like, wood-panelled walls – perfect after those blustery days hiking around the Lakes.

The stunning scenery continues in the front garden and surrounding fields, where glimpses of the mock-Gothic castle can also be seen. Head to the castle for a day out and get involved with some of the events that are held here throughout the year. You can also hire bikes, canoes and rowing boats from nearby Low Wray Campsite or even book on to a guided moonlit canoeing session.

Ambleside, Hawkshead, Grasmere and Coniston are all within a 20 minute drive from the cottage offering shops, lovely pubs and restaurants for when you need a change of pace from all of that activity.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Ground floor facilities


  • Ground floor

    Entrance into wood panelled sitting room, one double bedroom (with 5' bed) and kitchen. Step down leading to back hallway, twin bedroom and another step down to bathroom with shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Electric heating included. 

Parking: There is parking available for two cars near the bottom of the main path about 150 metres away, no vehicular access to the cottage.

Access: Access to the cottage is through the entrance to the campsite via a steep path.

Garden: The garden is informal and full of wildlife and there is a patio to the front of the cottage with fantastic views across Lake Windermere.

Utilities/Electricals: Laundry facilities are available at the campsite during normal opening hours from Easter to end of October. 

Television/ Signal: A television with FreeSat & DVD player are provided at the cottage.

Places nearby


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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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