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Bakers Yard Cottage

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1132723)

3.4

Lakelovers rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • David

    “The parking spot is only accessible for a Fiat 500 or equivalent so we had to find alternative parking for our medium size Ford for the week at extra expense.”

    Frankly, the standard of the let was appalling. Unlike every other holiday let we have been to there was no welcome folder, to explain what’s what with appliances, tv, cooker, shower etc. just random scraps on a pin board. The bathroom was really shabby with broken tiles and leaking shower screen (see review Oct 23). The kitchen area is clearly a throw back to the 60’s, the milk shelf fell out when we opened the fridge door and the utensils were an assorted muddle. This let is clearly a ...

    Frankly, the standard of the let was appalling. Unlike every other holiday let we have been to there was no welcome folder, to explain what’s what with appliances, tv, cooker, shower etc. just random scraps on a pin board. The bathroom was really shabby with broken tiles and leaking shower screen (see review Oct 23). The kitchen area is clearly a throw back to the 60’s, the milk shelf fell out when we opened the fridge door and the utensils were an assorted muddle. This let is clearly a prime example of property is which the owner has shown no interest at all for many years and is best avoided if you want value for money. Remember, Sykes can only put right what the owner is prepared to pay for.

    - David, April 2024

    Thank you for your feedback, it is a little unfair to those who are looking forward to staying at Bakers Yard to describe it as appalling. The accommodation changed ownership in 2023 and since then has had more than £10,000 spent redecorating the whole property with new carpets laid throughout, new bedroom furniture, the heating system replaced and essential remedial work. This was carried out as part of a rolling refurbishment programme which continues throughout 2024. Bakers Yard enjoys a loyal set of visitors who return year-after-year and while the whole property will soon be upgraded I feel sure they would not recognise your description of their much loved holiday home. Property Owner

Summary

  • Reverse-level
  • Two ground-floor double bedrooms
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor, open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 small car, additional public car park nearby
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub and River Rothay 0.1 miles
  • Note: The off-road parking is only accessible through a narrow driveway, which is suitable for 1 small car only

The property

Resting at the heart of the charming, Lake District village of Grasmere, lies the delightful, two-bedroom, stone-built holiday home of Bakers Yard Cottage. Featuring off-road parking for one car, a whimsical, enclosed courtyard with outdoor seating, a superb proximity to nearby shops, pubs and the River Rothay, this wonderful property makes an idyllic base for a family of four seeking a relaxing, fuss-free stay in beautiful Cumbria. Step into your lovely new dwelling, where you'll find two well-appointed bedrooms located on the ground-floor for you to unpack your belongings in. When you're ready, head upstairs and make yourself at home in the cottage's open-plan living area, complete with slanted ceilings with tasteful wooden beams, housing a fully-equipped kitchen, a family dining table with ample seating, and a sitting area with plush sofas and TV for when you fancy a film night in with your loved ones. As day rolls into night, head downstairs to refresh with an indulgent bath or a rejuvenating shower before you tuck yourself in for a much-needed rest in one of the two inviting bedrooms. After savouring your morning coffee outside in the courtyard whilst soaking in your tranquil new surroundings, slip on your shoes and head into Grasmere on foot to explore your local area. Stock up on homely essentials at the Co-Op, sit down for a spot of tea at Heidi's Cafe, tuck into a pub lunch at the 1769 Bar & Restaurant, or even book a table at The Jumble Room or Harley's Bistro & Café Bar for when you fancy a break from cooking one evening. Whilst you're in the village, be sure to stop by the Wordsworth Grasmere Museum, former home of the famed poet, as well as the National Trust country house of Allan Bank and Grasmere. For a day out, spend time visiting the Rydal Cave and Hall Gardens on your car journey to nearby Ambleside, where you will find the stunning Stagshaw Gardens, the Ambleside Roman Fort, The Bridge House, and the outstanding Stock Ghyll Force waterfall. Enjoy an unforgettable stay in Cumbria by booking Bakers Yard Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £75.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas