More than just holiday cottages

We know that your holiday is so much more than the cottage you stay in. That’s why we are dedicated to delivering the best of the rest. From our indoor swimming pool, to the woodland walks, we want to ensure everything is available on your doorstep for your Lake District holiday.

Make a splash with our Indoor Swimming Pool

Located on the Home Farm Cottage Courtyard, our indoor swimming pool is a huge hit with all ages, from avid swimmers to water babies! This facility is available to guests staying on the Home Farm Cottage Courtyard and within our outlying properties. Please note this facility is not available to guests staying at the Esthwaite Howe Complex.

The pool is available to book for 1 hour private slots. Please contact the estate office or call in at the Farm shop to book. We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Taste Cumbria with our new Graythwaite Estate Farm Shop

Following customer feedback, we were delighted to announce the opening of the Graythwaite Farm Shop in 2019. There is no doubt that the Lake District is home to some of the greatest fells and lakes in the country, as demonstrated by recently being named a UNESCO world heritage site, but did you know the Lakes is spoilt for choice when it comes to locally produced food and drink too?

Graythwaite Estate Farm Shop stock

Located on the Cottage Courtyard, LA12 8BQ, Graythwaite Farm Shop is proud to stock over 20 local brands, a handful of which are produced on Graythwaite Estate itself.

  • Graythwaite Ale (brewed on the Estate)
  • Lakes Gin
  • Kin Toffee Vodka
  • Hawkshead Relish (produced on the Estate)
  • Cartmel Sticky Toffee Puddings
  • English Lakes Ice Cream
  • Cartmel Valley Game
  • Grange Bakery
  • Bob Sutcliffe Paintings, Pillows & Cards
  • Inspired By Lakeland
  • & many more!


To pre-order a hamper please get in touch with Our wonderful team can share our stock list, advise you on the right size of order for your party and let you know about new seasonal products arriving at the same time as you. All that you need to do, is choose which of our mouthwatering items you’d like to be waiting for your arrival. Graythwaite Farm Shop will handle the rest! What will you choose to be waiting for you at your luxury Lake District cottage?

It is wonderful for guests to have so many local brands literally on their doorstep whilst on holiday.

Dude’s Dough

Dude’s Dough is a mobile, wood fired, Neapolitan pizza company. You can catch them serving the best pizza in Cumbria weekly from the Estate in their retro Citröen H van. Days vary with the seasons so be sure to check their schedule and pre-order here.

Table Tennis

Ignite some friendly competition in the Table Tennis barn during your stay at Home Farm Cottage Courtyard. The perfect way to fill the gaps in a rainy day.

Outdoor Play Area

Let the little ones burn off some energy between adventure on our outdoor play area at the Home Farm Cottage Courtyard. Set within the paddock, bordering the woodland, there’s plenty of space to enjoy a kick about, build a den in the woods or relax on the grass in the sunshine. We kindly request all children are supervised whilst using the play area.

Woodland and Waterfront Walks

The forest and woodland cover over 1,000 hectares of some of the finest countryside in England. Wedged between the western shore of Lake Windermere and the eastern edge of Grizedale Forest, it stretches from Esthwaite Water in the north to near Finsthwaite and Lakeside in the south. All cottages come complete with a welcome pack detailing our favourite walks around the Estate. Whether you’re looking for short strolls along the shore or wondrous woodland walks, we’ve got you covered.

The View x Rachel Hayton