Grayrigg Foot Stable is situated in a truly rural location and is sure to appeal to anyone looking for peace and tranquility whilst visiting the Lake District. The two bedroomed cottage has been renovated by the owners retaining an abundance of original character, including old stones and beams, a cosy wood burning stove housed within an Inglenook fireplace is complemented by contemporary style making your stay truly memorable.
Situated in a truly rural location Grayrigg Foot Stable offers a chance to get away and enjoy the peace and quiet whilst still being close to the many villages and towns of the Lake District as well as the Yorksh...ire Dales. Grayrigg is a small traditional Lakeland village just 5 miles north of Kendal and 8 miles south west of Sedbergh with their abundance of shops, restaurants and tea rooms. Within a 20 minute drive are the more frequented villages of Windermere, Bowness and Grasmere.
The property has been lovingly renovated by the owners, using local craftsmen, the old stones and beams from the original building have been restored and the cottage retains many of the original features of the barn once used as stables and pig sty. Attention to detail has been paid in every room, furnished with a blend of traditional furnishings and in a contemporary style, the Inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove, the old stable divides now create a relaxing dining area all help to give a warm and welcoming ambience.
Grayrigg Foot Stables is oil centrally heated and comprises:
Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with polished wood floors throughout, wood burning stove, flat screen TV with DVD player and Freesat.
Open plan kitchen/dining area with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
A stable door leads out onto a small patio area which was the original pig sty feeding area.
First Floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC.
All oil, electric, bed linen and towels provided.
Cot and highchair available
* Free Wi-Fi available.
Private parking for 2 cars.
Garden and patio area with garden furniture and a stream running through with access to the hen coop over a small wooden bridge.
Additional amenities include: wood burning stove yes, october half term availability, 5* cottages, garden or outdoor area, no. bathrooms: 2, bedrooms 2: 1, price e from £390 pw, star grading: 4*, lakes cottage holiday 4*, open fire/stove: wood burning stove, seasonal promotionals, may half term availability, christmas and new year availability, parking facilities: private parking, easter availability, february half term availability, no. bedrooms: 2, valentine availability, pets no, this months bargains, south lakes, summer school holidays, sleeps 4, changeover friday, bathrooms 2: 1.Read more
All prices include all taxes, gas, electric and bed linen. Please check property description to see if towels, logs, coal and cots are included free of charge or at a supplement. If a pet friendly property, the charge is £20 per pet per week/part week. Please telephone or email us for short break availability and prices.
Left on 04/05/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | John and Susan
This property met our very specific needs. We were meeting relations coming from the North and needed to be close to the M6 in case of bad weather. We also needed two bathrooms. We booked very late and still can't believe our luck in finding this lovely place. The photos don't do it justice. It has been beautifully restored in a way which combines the best of the old and new. All the fittings are high quality and the two en-suite bathrooms are 5* hotel quality.
The hosts are lovely people who were helpful and friendly but respected our privacy as well. There was a cream tea, fresh eggs and flowers to welcome us and plenty of local information. Outside, the garden with hens and sheep and a small stream is delightful.
The location is very convenient for Kendal and the Southern lakes. Also the Dales Way passes through the property so you could walk from the door. The Yorkshire Fells are very accessible from this location but we didn't have time to do them justice on this occasion.
We would fully recommend this property as we feel it is of exceptional quality.
The most amazing experience
Left on 01/16/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | Paul
We had the most amazing time at Grayrigg. As soon as we got there after a long tiring journey from London, we were welcomed with a roaring log fire, home made mince pies and flapjacks. The owners couldn't be more welcoming and the cottage is so beautiful (the pictures don't do this wonderful place justice) and the setting picturesque... I would definitely recommend this place to anyone and hopefully will return ourselves. Read more
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Claire & Paul
Left on 09/30/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Claire & Paul
A great welcome and the best cottage I've ever stayed in - clean, high quality furniture and fittings, well stocked, warm, cosy, beautiful location, with lots to see and do nearby. Collecting fresh eggs was a highlight of the day. Read more
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Mr & mrs Simpson
Westhoughton, Bolton ,
Wonderful home,very clean,everything you could want already ther
Left on 08/18/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Mr & mrs Simpson
Great place to stay ,friendly & helpful people next door ,a very warm welcome,great location,liked everything about it ,
Even better than we expected...!
Left on 07/25/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Andy S
Excellent in all aspects really, and the weather was perfect which was a bonus! Great location, especially if, like us, you are interested in visiting the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Only a few minutes drive to the motorway as well which was an added bonus at times.
The owners (next door) were very friendly and helpful and the cottage (an old converted stable) could not really be faulted. Great facilities and all very tastefully decorated and equipped. Would definitely recommend and given the chance would stay there again...
Elaine & Marcus
An exceptional stay in an exceptional property, first class qual
Left on 07/04/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Elaine & Marcus
Greeted on arrival by the most wonderful owners of an exceptional property. Freshly home cooked scones with jam and cream and flapjacks to welcome us on arrival beautifully presented. Well renovated building with great attention to quality in all provisions.Close to town of Kendal but very tranquil countryside location. Very suitable for visiting places of interest in the Lake District. Felt very privilledged to have found this beautiful property and will return.
Everything you want in a holiday cottage
Left on 06/23/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | David
My wife and I arrived to a lovely welcome by Christine and David. There were home made sconesw with jam, tea/coffee and home made biscuits waiting for us. The cottage had everything anyone could want on a holiday, even down to supplying hand cream in the bathrooms. The cottage is new and everything provided appeared to be to a high standard. Out the back we had a babbling brook, with chickens marooned across a small bridge on the far side. Close by was a field with more chickens, sheep and cows (no not smelly at all!). At night we could watch, out of the living room window,the sheep and cows trudge across the small hill above the barn, as they went off to settle down for the night. We normally eat out every evening when staying in a cottage. Not this place! We loved eating in at the dining table or outside listening to the lovely ripple of water running close by and watching the chickens busily going about their silly business. Blissful holiday cottage.
Left on 06/15/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Mr Bellard
Lovely cottage, lovely owners made us so welcome! Great spot with good access to all attractions in the lake district. Would definatley recommend!
Left on 03/19/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Karen
Fantastic place to stay. Accommodation looked just like the photos - everything was of high quality and well-finished. Would not hesitate to return again. Fresh eggs in the morning were an added bonus! Great location, only 4 miles from Kendal.
What a welcome!!
Left on 11/18/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Jo
A beautiful property and what a welcome!!
There were cookies, rice-crispie cakes, tea, coffee, etc. and everything you could possibly need.
Most things brand new, very clean and cosy.
The underfloor heating was a great success with the kids and the grownups liked the woodburning stove in the evenings.
Altogether we had a lovely weekend and would recommend the property to anyone.
Left on 10/31/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Laura
Had a wonderful holiday at Grayrigg Foot Stable. Myself, my husband and parents spent 5 nights in this beautiful barn conversion just outside of Kendal. Although the weather was mainly terrible, this made the cottage and it's wood burning stove even more enjoyable. Everything has been done to the highest standard and the cottage is very spacious.
We managed to get out for walks in the local area, trips to Kendal and up to ambleside for the day.
Would strongly recommend this cottage.
Home from home and more!
Left on 09/18/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Psaron
This is truely 5* accommodation and the owners who live next door can't do enough for you.
Fresh eggs from their own chickens, scones jam and cream and fresh fruit all there waiting for us on our arrival.
Being close to Kendal the Lakes are only a short drive away as are the Dales.
You will not want to leave this beautiful farm house and garden.
Have already recommended this accommodation to all our friends and family.
A home from home
Left on 07/18/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Malcolm Brown
One of the best holiday homes we have ever stayed in over the last 40 years. The owners go out of their way to ensure your stay is comfortable and everything you hoped it would be. The property is stunning with everything you need to make your stay as relaxing as possible from the quality of the furnishings to the open countryside views that the Lakelands provides. The only problem that we found was that our week went far too quickly.
Great cottage, lovely location, brilliant week
Left on 06/13/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Peet
Booked this cottage after looking at the reviews and photos. Have to say the photos do not do justice to this fabulous cottage.
Arrived on Friday afternoon to a very warm welcome from David and Christine and home baked goodies. The cottage is very spacious and furnished to a high specification. The ground floor is open plan with lovely comfy sofas and a wood burning stove - unfortunately it was too warm to light it so will have to make a return trip in the winter! The cottage overlooks fields with cows, sheep and chickens - fresh eggs for breakfast and there is a pretty garden with a stream at the bottom.
The cottage is outside the Lake District National Park but it is close to Kendal which has a range of high street shops such as M&S;, Whsmith and Boots, plus Booths Supermarket and lots of independent shops. It is only a 20 minute drive to Windermere and the Lake District proper and it is also easy to reach the Yorkshire Dales as well.
Overall fabulous accommodation in a lovely location.
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