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Tilly's Cottage

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041646)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Review(s)

  • Elaine

    “We found Tilly's Cottage to be of an exceptionally high standard and it's location just superb.”

    We loved our week long stay here and it was a good base for visiting Grasmere, Ambleside, Bowness, Windermere and Keswick. We also enjoyed watching the aircrafts albeit blink and you would miss them! We stayed in the Lake District many times and will definitely stay at Tilly's Cottage again. ...

    We loved our week long stay here and it was a good base for visiting Grasmere, Ambleside, Bowness, Windermere and Keswick. We also enjoyed watching the aircrafts albeit blink and you would miss them! We stayed in the Lake District many times and will definitely stay at Tilly's Cottage again. Just a couple of points to make; the drainage could be better in the sinks and showers and we also had a leak at the back of the sink in the smaller of the two bedrooms. We were also asked to leave the pillow and mattress protectors on which is slightly worrying as we would assume that these would be washed and fresh linen provided for each guest stay. Don't like to think that I was lying on someone else's sweat!

    - Elaine, July 2022

    Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We’re so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Just to answer the points you made: The sinks and showers have now had a good dose of drain unblocker and are working normally again . We try to do this regularly but must have left it too long before your arrival so we apologise and hope it didn’t spoil your stay. We couldn’t find a problem with leakage from the smaller bedroom sink but we have alerted Lakelovers maintenance who will check it out. Freshly laundered sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers are provided for each guest. The pillow and mattress protectors are checked by the housekeeper on changeover day and replaced immediately if necessary. Otherwise they are laundered very regularly but less often than the bed linen. This is in line with Lakelovers policy. At Tilly’s, we have spare mattress and pillow protectors in the cottage for each bedroom should they be required by the guest during their stay. Thank you for choosing Tilly’s Cottage and we’re delighted that you would visit again. Property Owner


  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 x bedrooms; 1 x super king size with en suite facilities (Please specify if you'd like a king size or a twin bed), 1 x king size with en suite, open plan lounge / kitchen / diner, furnished patio and private parking.
  • Magnificent views, Located on edge of village, Smart TV in Lounge, TVs all bedrooms, Log burner, Family dining table, Electric Oven, Fridge Freezer, Microwave/combination oven, Dishwasher, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, Private parking for 3 cars, Bike store facilities, Walled patio area with seating, Gas central heating, Sorry but no pets, Bed linen and towels provided
  • Travel Cot and Highchair provided


The property

Within easy walking distance of Grasmere Village centre (10 minutes), the owners have fully refurbished and modernised the property to an exceptionally high standard. The property is newly completed and has light and airy accommodation throughout. With a fine view from nearly every window, this treasure of a topsy turvy Grasmere cottage is full of character and unexpected charm. Tucked away down a private drive and peaceful lane, sheep graze valley pastures in the foreground, while breathtaking fells create an inspiring backdrop. A short distance from Grasmere village, this is true Wordsworth country. Tilly’s Cottage is presented with a lovely open plan living space with a welcoming log burning stove and high quality kitchen. Offering two bedrooms, the cottage is ideal for couples or a family. The magic will draw you back again and again. Walks abound in every direction, and you'll find Tilly's Cottage a treat to return to at the end of a day. You'll dine by the window, relax by the fire, with a good night's sleep guaranteed in this serene setting. Light pours in through an array of picture windows - what a place to wake up! Accommodation in detail Enter into the hallway where on the ground floor 2 bedrooms can be found. The first is the master bedroom and is a light, bright and spacious room with dual aspect looking out on to the fells. This room has a super king bed which can be changed into twin beds (please specify on booking). The en suite has a large walk in shower, bath, basin and wc. The second bedroom is a king-size room, again with dual aspect. It has an en suite shower room with shower, wc and basin. Take the stairs to the first floor landing where you will find a cloakroom with wc and basin. Go through the door to the wonderful L-shaped open-plan living area, taking the whole first floor. There are beautiful views from every window. Sit around the stone fireplace with the wood burning stove, relax in front of it on those cold winter days on one of the comfortable sofas. The kitchen/dining room is the heart of the house with high vaulted ceilings, a very sociable space. It has a central island with seating, features high quality, modern appliances with a hob, oven, integral fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave combination oven and integrated washer/drier. Gather round the island or dining room table to discuss the day ahead over a cup of tea or in the evening for that delicious family meal. Outside, relax on one of two of the patios, ideal for al-fresco dining. You will never tire of the stunning views. With a choice of patios, you'll always find the ideal spot to relax over a glass of wine in the evening or a coffee with the morning papers! There is parking for three cars on the driveway. The garage is a great space for storing bikes or canoes if required. It can be used as an al fresco space with outside lounge provided. Location Grasmere is a historic village at the very heart of the Lakes, west of Ambleside and north of Coniston and Hawkshead. The village centre has a number of useful shops and is well-served for self-catering. You'll find a lovely selection of tea rooms and a selection of very good restaurants - including the Jumble Room which has been listed in the BBC Good Food Guide. The famous poet William Wordsworth lived in Grasmere while writing some of his most famous poetry. His former home can be visited at Dove Cottage & the Wordsworth Museum, and his family grave is one of the most visited literary shrines in the world. Although hugely popular with tourists and walkers, Grasmere is quieter than other Lake District holiday spots like Windermere or Bowness, and the surrounding landscapes are unique. In the village you can explore the legacy of artists who've been inspired by the landscapes around the village. Of particular note is the Heaton Cooper Studio, which shows the watercolours of Alfred Heaton Cooper and his later generations. A holiday cottage in Grasmere provides easy access to no end of fabulous Lake District walks. Try the route up to Easedale Tarn in the fells above the village, visit the shores of nearby Rydal Water, or take on Fairfield, Silver How or Loughrigg to name but a few!

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.

Please note this property has a zip link bed. This will be made as a twin by default. Please contact the call center should you wish it to be a super king.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter