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Becksteps Cottage

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041924)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Scott

    “Property not thoroughly clean.”

    There was a “lived in” smell, surfaces were dusty, space between cooker and counter contained food remains, some of the crockery not completely clean.

    There was a “lived in” smell, surfaces were dusty, space between cooker and counter contained food remains, some of the crockery not completely clean. Internet connection erratic with frequent dropouts.(6.5mbps too slow) For a pet friendly property the door at the bottom of the stairs needs to shut to effectively stop dogs gaining access to the upstairs at night. Several of the doors did not completely shut.

    - Mrs Scott, June 2021


The property

A traditional 'picture postcard', Lakeland cottage in picturesque setting overlooking Grasmere Green, Becksteps Cottage is close to all the village amenities including pubs, restaurants, and shops. Grasmere is the heart of the Lake District and central for walking in all directions and for all abilities. A car park pass is provided for the Wordsworth Hotel (approximately 150 metres away). Becksteps Cottage is so central it is practical to park when you arrive and not need the car again until you leave. There is time restricted parking directly outside the cottage. Broadband and WiFi are installed. This cottage has proven to be very popular and many visitors return year after year. Accommodation in detailThe cottage is full of character. The small porch leads into the lounge with dining area. It boasts sumptuous sofas and cosy open fire set on a substantial oak floor. A small cloakroom is ideal for clothes and boots and fuel for the open fire. The fully equipped kitchen is beyond and that leads into a gravelled courtyard with garden furniture. Here you will find the coal house and substantial secure bicycle store. Up the traditional winding cottage staircase there are two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed. The en-suite has a large powerful shower. WC and hand basin. The second bedroom has two full size single beds. Both bedrooms have digital TV and views of the fells. In addition there is a fully tiled house shower room with WC and basin.== LocationBecksteps Cottage holds a sought-after location at the heart of Grasmere village, world-renowed for the inspiring surroundings that moved William Wordsworth to write his best-loved poetry. The village is popular yet peaceful, full of character and bursting with spellbinding history. Visit Dove Cottage, Wordsworth's home, explore acclaimed watercolour galleries and visit the world-famous Grasmere Gingerbread Shop for a step back in time. Stocking up is easy at Booths supermarket (Keswick / Windermere). Walks nearby include easy routes surrounding Grasmere and Rydal Water, or more challenging routes on Fairfield, Silver How, Helm Crag and Loughrigg. A popular starting point for Helvellyn is only a short drive away at Thirlmere.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size bed with en-suite shower room with basin and WC, 1 x adult twin beds
  • 1 x shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Permit parking for 1 vehicle in nearby hotel car park
  • Outhouse/bike storage
  • Gravelled courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 1 min walk
  • Shop 1 min walk.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Windermere 9 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park is the lovely village of Grasmere, probably best known as the home of William Wordsworth, a place he once described as "The most loveliest spot that man hath found". Any visit to Grasmere needs to include The Grasmere Gingerbread shop, where the Wilson family have been making gingerbread for over 60 years. Also in the village are a number of shops, pubs, a church which dates back to the 13th century and Grasmere Lake, plus Grasmere Sports takes place every August, where you can watch participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland Wrestling. Just five miles away is the town of Ambleside and Lake Winderemere where you will find shops, pubs, restaurants and the 17th century Bridge House, which is one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District. Cruises, boat trips and watersports can all be enjoyed on Lake Windermere and the towns of Windermere and Keswick are also within driving distance. Grasmere is a wonderful base for your Lake District retreat.