What to expect at the house
Update June 2020
I'm hoping to resume hosting in July. I've been isolating here throughout the COVID19 outbreak and have had no visitors to the property. I believe I've made preparations to safely accommodate visitors during their stay. I'd particularly welcome enquiries from family groups (from a single household) for 2 to 3 rooms.
The larger guest bedroom, pictured above, is south facing and has views over open country to Esthwaite Water. The room is large (c4m x 3m), high ceilinged, with original feature cornicing, fireplace and door fittings. There are en suite facilities with a walk in shower. I have White Company bed linen and towels and complimentary toileteries.
TV is available through an easily downloadable Google Cast app.
The second bedroom has a king sized bed and has a shared bathroom, (shared with the owner).
There's an informal and relaxed style at the house, I'd like guests to feel like they're staying with friends!
I don't have a long set of rules - please don't smoke in the house pretty much covers it.
I'd prefer guests to check in between 4pm and 6pm and check out between 10.30am and midday, but am prepared to make exceptions if circumstances dictate.
There's room to park a vehicle at the front of the house.
If you've a particular preference for breakfast do let me know in advance, otherwise there's a choice of English or continental style breakfast available from 7.30am to 9.30am. I'll attempt to source the best of local products and will always feature bread from More? http://www.moreartisan.co.uk/ and coffee from Carvetii https://www.carvetiicoffee.co.uk/, 2 multi award winning Cumbrian producers. Other local delights stocked include Grasmere Gingerbread https://www.grasmeregingerbread.co.uk/, Jamsmith Damson Cheese http://www.jamsmith.co.uk/ (made with damsons from our orchard), honey from Coniston and local free range eggs.
I'm letting both rooms during 2020, (so 4 people maximum). However I do have an adjacent room suitable for 1 or 2 children. Contact me for further details.
Guests will have exclusive use of a sitting room with tv and woodburning stove as well as facilities in their room. Free wi-fi is also available.
I do have 2 pet dogs, Lola and Mila, who live in the house, they are friendly with people and tolerate (!) other dogs, so you may bring your pet on holiday with you.
If you intend arriving by public transport please contact me in advance and I'll attempt to help you make arrangements to transport you fom Windermere, Ambleside or Hawkshead village.
Green End House
The current house dates from around 1695, with the frontage from c1820. The former farmhouse was extensively extended at that time with the addition of the rooms now offered to guests.
The Green End properties (House and Cottage) had a long association with weaving, hence the gallery to the rear of Green End Cottage. Green End House retains many Georgian, and earlier, features, notably the panelled staircase, cupboards, doors and fittings. It also benefits from mature trees in the gardens and orchard and a small stream running at the boundary of the property.
William Wordsworth lodged at Green End Cottage during his school days at Hawkshead and makes reference to orchard and stream in Prelude.