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Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040858)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Review(s)

  • Susan

    “Drystones was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for selfcatering.”

    The description was 100% correct. ...

    The description was 100% correct. A couple of minor problems for me were; 1. No warning given of steps down into kitchen. We arrived quite late (after 8 pm) and my partner entered first, otherwise I think I would have fallen. 2. The bannister up to the double bedroom in the attic could not be gripped at the top. I feel that andother bannister on the oppisite side of the wall would be beneficial. The steps were wide but a little steep and I am not getting any younger (70 +) 3. The window in the attic room was difficult to close (? hinges had dropped) and window needed lifting to close. Blind was a bit of a problem as the anchor point was not very accessible, and the blind iself was heavy. Perhaps a roller blind would be better? 4. My partner is quite tall and therefore managed to reach the skylight windows to open them and also reach up to shut the blind in the skylight. A short pole to facilitate this would be more than helpful if the holiday maker was on the short side. Overall we had a lovely holiday and the accommodation was a delight and very central for exploring the lakes.

    - Susan, June 2022


  • Set over first and second floor with external steps leading to the front door
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second floor double with en-suite bath with separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer, iron/ironing board, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Hair dryer
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Small patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 3 mins walk.


The property

Located in the very centre of Grasmere Village overlooking the River Rothay and just yards from the famous parish church of St Oswald’s, Drystones is a popular and well-appointed maisonette offering quality accommodation in a great location, with beautiful views to the hills, easy access to all the village amenities and attractions and many walks for all right from the door. Popular with returning visitors over the years, the original building is of drystone and dates back to the19th century. Drystones is finished in a smart traditional style with a comfortable lounge, quality kitchen and two welcoming bedrooms. With all the village shops close by, including the celebrated Sarah Nelson's Gingerbread Shop, a great selection of cafes and tearooms and a variety of choices for dinner from Michelin starred restaurants to cosy local pubs there is plenty of choice for everyone. The Vale of Grasmere offers a huge range of walks from gentle strolls along the shores of Grasmere, following in the footsteps of William Wordsworth along the 'Coffin Road' to Rydal or adventure high into the fells above Easdale. Accommodation in detail A flight of stone steps lead to the first floor and the front door of the apartment, which opens to a inner hallway. In turn this opens to the open plan lounge and kitchen. The triple aspect lounge is bright and airy and is well furnished with comfortable sofas around the coffee table in front of the fireplace with a wood burner effect electric fire and large screen smart TV. A large bay window, which is cantilevered over the river is a great place to sit and read, to watch the wildlife and to enjoy the ever changing views to Heron Pike, Stone Arthur and Fairfield. Maps and walking suggestions are available to use during your stay. Recently updated the contemporary kitchen is well appointed and offers everything you could need during your stay is a great place to cook up a tasty Lakeland breakfast before a day on the hills. The large breakfast bar gives the whole room a very social feel however you may choose to dine at the dining table that is available in the hallway overlooking the river if you prefer. Returning to the hallway there is a south facing twin bedroom complemented by a family shower room with shower, basin and WC. A pine staircase leads to the top floor master bedroom suite with beautiful views across the river to the fields and hills beyond. This bedroom offers a TV and a great ensuite bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Returning outside there is a bench overlooking the river and private parking space for one car Due to the proximity to the river the owners do believe the property is only suitable for children over five years old. Location Nestled in the very heart of the Lakes, Grasmere is a lovely place for a romantic break in peaceful surroundings. With the views beginning at home, you'll be tempted to take on such famous Lake District walks as Silver How, Lang How and Helm Crag. Rising very close to the property is the impressive 'Fairfield Horseshoe' - keen walkers will be spoilt for choice. But a holiday property in Grasmere isn't just a dream for walkers. This historic Lake District village is famed for its connections with the poet William Wordsworth, who lived in the village at Dove Cottage is open to the public as part of the Wordsworth Museum. Artists will enjoy browsing several watercolour galleries in Grasmere, particularly the Heaton Cooper Studio which displays the Cooper family's famous work as well as that of inspired local artists. The village centre has all the facilities you'll need during your self-catering holiday in the heart of the Lakes. From local shops and supermarket to quaint tea rooms and acclaimed restaurants - the Good Food Guide-listed Jumble Room is a treat for a special occasion and the Michelin Star awarded Forestside is just a few minutes' walk from the apartment. For touring by car or exploring the Lakes, the A591 leads you effortlessly south past Rydal Water to Ambleside on the northern shore of Lake Windermere, or north to Keswick and Derwent Water. Also easily found to your south are the breathtaking Langdale Valley and the Lake District's third largest lake, Coniston.

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 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.

Note: Not suitable for children under 5 years

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas