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Croft

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042900)

4.1

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Review(s)

  • David

    “No DVD player at the property although specified.”

    We contacted Lake Lovers office. They said that they would look into it and get back to us. No one came back, not even to apologise. Cups and glasses had been put away without being washed properly. We had to put everything we wanted to use in the dishwasher. Parking was an issue. Despite supposedly being allocated two parking spaces we struggled on more than one occasion to squeeze into one space. Having emptied the food cupboard into shopping bags on the night prior to leaving we discovered ...

    We contacted Lake Lovers office. They said that they would look into it and get back to us. No one came back, not even to apologise. Cups and glasses had been put away without being washed properly. We had to put everything we wanted to use in the dishwasher. Parking was an issue. Despite supposedly being allocated two parking spaces we struggled on more than one occasion to squeeze into one space. Having emptied the food cupboard into shopping bags on the night prior to leaving we discovered that mice had been in the bag eating cake and leaving droppings.

    - David, November 2023

    Thank you for your feedback and for bringing these issues to our attention. As we were not made aware of these whilst you were at the property we could not rectify them for you to make your stay more comfortable. We are sorry to read that another car was parked in the allocated slot but unfortunately, this can only be resolved with speaking to this person at the time. We have highlighted the points you have made with our housekeeping team and are contacting the owner regarding pest control and the DVD player. We do hope you had a wonderful holiday. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Shared parking for two cars only (shared with the gallery/cafe)
  • Enclosed garden with a veranda and lawn with patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

Croft is a real hidden gem. Tucked quietly away in the heart of Grasmere village this delightful character cottage has been home to the Heaton Cooper family for more than four generations. Firstly home to William Heaton Cooper, who built the studio and Croft in 1938, and his wife, the sculptor, Ophelia Gordon Bell and then their children, including the now internationally acclaimed painter, Julian Cooper. Croft adjoins the Heaton Cooper Studio itself, offering a unique opportunity to stay in the artists' former home, experiencing the creative ambience that drew them to Grasmere and its surrounding countryside. The family have tastefully and sympathetically refurbished Croft with a nod towards 1940s style but with no compromise on modern amenities. Paintings by the Heaton Cooper artists hang on the walls along with photographs of William and Alfred climbing and painting in the Fells. Croft is a very special property and an important part of Grasmere's cultural heritage. There is an abundance of walks from the door which include Alcock Tarn and the famous Lion and Lamb, along with a varied choice of eateries ranging from cafes and pubs to an award-winning restaurant. Accommodation: Entrance through covered walkway into the hall. Leading off the hall is the separate dining room, which then leads on to the lounge (Smart TV) and windows looking out to the picturesque garden. Useful understair cupboard for storing boots and outdoor gear. Well equipped kitchen with tiled floor and access out to the garden. Upstairs there are three bedrooms. The first room is a double with king-size bed and en-suite shower room (shower, basin and wc). The second very spacious double overlooks the garden and is light and airy with king-size bed and shares the family bathroom (shower over bath, basin and wc) along with the twin room. The property is beautifully furnished throughout, using a mix of antique and contemporary furniture alongside muted colours and co-ordinated soft furnishings. Paintings by many members of the Heaton Cooper family add to the property's local connections. Outside: The private parking available is strictly for two cars only. Well appointed enclosed garden with large lawn and a variety of mature plants including a charming espalier pear tree which grows up the side of the cottage. Patio furniture provided on the lawn. Attractive stone flagged undercover veranda supported by slate-built columns is an ideal spot to enjoy a book out of the sun. The cottage is attached to the working Heaton Cooper Studio and occasionally a member of the family may need access to the small storage shed at the end of the garden. Village amenities immediately to hand. Note: Parking is strictly limited to 2 cars.

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

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About the location

GRASMERE

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 has 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. 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.

Please note: The property owner also owns the Heaton Cooper Studio and Café which is adjacent. We have been advised that there may be building work between January and May (awaiting confirmation).
The noise will be kept to a minimum to minimise any disruption to guests in the Croft, Gallery or Café. Further information will be given to guests prior to their stay.

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