Wakeling Island is the latest exciting addition to Silverlake and Habitat Escapes, with most properties enjoying direct lake-side views. There are still properties and areas of the island that are undergoing final elements of construction, so whilst Gray’s Cottage is fully completed, it is possible that you may see construction, machinery and workers on or around the island between 0800 and 1600, Monday to Friday.
We do not envisage that this will be too disruptive to your stay at Silverlake, but please do abide by any signage relating to construction areas. Habitat Escapes and the Silverlake team will be doing all we can to ensure any disturbances are kept to a minimum. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the Habitat Escapes Team.
Onsite access to water sports equipment and bikes are only available to guests staying at properties with an ‘Activity Hub Membership’. These properties are marked with a canoe symbol on our properties page and have details listed in the overview. At this time, casual hire of equipment is not available onsite, however guests may bring their own
Gray’s Cottage has been designed to make the most of the beautiful lakeside views. The ground floor features a flowing open plan living area, where the lakeside views can be taken in whether cooking at the kitchen island, enjoying a roast dinner around the farmhouse table, or snuggled by the fire in the living area. The living area includes a ceiling-hung TV, wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows, and direct access to the outdoor terrace, a perfect spot for sitting and relaxing with a favourite book or glass of wine, located feet away from the lake.
The charming kitchen is perfectly equipped for families or small groups to enjoy a self-catered stay, with an induction hob, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge freezer provided, as well as cooking utensils (including children’s crockery and high chair, if needed). The ground floor also features a cloak room.
The upper floor features three bedrooms, a family bathroom and an en suite bathroom. The master room offers an open eave design with large sliding windows giving wonderful views of the lake. The light, spacious en suite features a walk-in shower. The other guest rooms offer flexible sleeping arrangements with a double-bed in one guest room, and a double-bed with a single bunk on top in the other. The family bathroom features a bath and shower.
Underfloor heating throughout
Wood-burning fire (with fire utensils and wood provided)
50-inch TV, with chromecast providing for casting apps including Netflix, Disney, BBC iPlayer
Travel cot and high-chair available for use free of charge (one of each) (please advise at time of booking)
Towels and bed linen provided (note: guests with feather allergies may wish to bring their own bedding)
Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
Spa use included (please contact the Spa directly for opening times)
Parking for two vehicles
Communal BBQ available in Beaumont Village available for guest use (this is roughly a 5-minute walk from Gray’s Cottage)
Bookings are subject to a £500 refundable damage deposit
Changeover days are flexible