A 5,000 acre privately owned, family run estate. Graythwaite is bursting with history in the heart of the Lake District.
History of Graythwaite
The Sandys family have lived on the estate for some 500 years since Graythwaite Hall was built in the 16th Century.
With historical gardens that were originally designed by Thomas Mawson in 1889, the gardens today follow a similar design of his to keep the tradition going. The colourful, enchanting gardens are open from April – August each year for the public to walk around and feel at peace with nature.
In 1980 the family developed the home farm complex into spectacular holiday homes and have been adding to the portfolio ever since.
Walks Around Graythwaite
With over 5,000 acres to explore the family have a picked a few of their favourite walks on the estate for everyone to explore and enjoy the picturesque views first hand.
One of the family’s favourite walks is the scenic walk around the 2.5 acre fishery located up the road from home farm complex.
This walk is approximately one mile and is a very tranquil and relaxing walk. Seeing squirrels, jumping fish and perhaps a deer along the way, this walk is not one to be missed during your stay on the estate or in the Lake District.
Leaving the Home Farm complex turn right at the end of the lane and head up the road (towards Keepers Cottage) and follow the road to the right. The Tarn will appear on your left and you can follow the tarn round clockwise or anti-clockwise. There are benches along the way for you to have a seat and take in your serene surroundings.
The Lake walk to Grubbins Point
Another of the family’s favourite walks is The Lake Walk to Grubbins Point.
Grubbins Point sits on the edge of Lake Windermere and has panoramic view of the lake. The walk is approximately one and a half miles long but is filled with breath taking views.
For the walk to Grubbins Point, Follow the track Sign posted ‘Hullett Hall’ in an easterly direction. The steep track will take you down to Grubbins point.
Occasionally there are private events held at Grubbins Point and therefore isn’t available to access all the time. Please contact the office on 01539531248 to check Grubbins is open to general public.
A final family favourite is a walk around the gardens. The garden walk is an all time favourite due to it being so peaceful during the summer months. The Garden walk is less than a mile long so is perfect for anyone not wanting to cover much distance.
The gardens were created by Thomas Mawson and stay true to his concept of formal and informal planting set in woodland.
The gardens are open to the public between April and August. Entry is permitted by the use of an honesty box system where all money received goes back to the maintenance of the fantastic gardens.
Whether you want a quiet get away or a family holiday we can cater to your every need on the estate with our properties sleeping between 2 – 18 guests.
To help you choose the perfect property for you to stay in whilst visiting the estate we have picked a few of our favourite houses.
Sleeping up to 18 guests Silverholme Manor is an elegant manor house bursting with periodic character along with having all the modern luxuries. Silverholme Manor is the perfect destination for any occasion from a family holiday, to a wedding or even a weekend retreat!
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Hazelseat House is a large modern house that sits detached in an idyllic location for a countryside getaway. With a large kitchen diner perfect for spending time with loved ones whilst cooking or having a catch up over a wholesome meal, spacious living areas and a bubbling hot tub to sit back and relax.
Hazelseat has been recently refurbished to an extremely high standard to give guests the luxury stay they deserve.
This perfectly renovated cottage was formally home to the head game keeper and sits in a wooded area with serene views of the estates fishery. Keepers Cottage sleeps up to 10 guests, with the open living areas the house is perfect for quality time away with your loved ones.
With a well-equipped kitchen, a cosy living area and endless amounts of walks and activities to do on the doorstep, whilst enjoying tranquil views of Graythwaite Fishery out of your bedroom window. Keepers is the ideal cottage for a memorable stay.
Set just meters away from the shores of Lake Windermere, Cunsey Lodge offers luxury accommodation for up to 8 guests. With four bedrooms (each with its own en-suite) and open plan living areas on the ground floor, the house is perfectly laid out and designed for spending quality time with your loved ones.
Whilst staying on the estate all our guests are free to roam the grounds and enjoy the wonderful scenery.