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Kelbarrow near Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1073054)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Susi

    “The cottage was on the whole comfortable and the location was amazing with beautiful views from the lounge and master bedroom, of the lake, the woods and the wildlife (deer, red squirrels etc).”


    Sadly for us however there were a few issues : the listing had said there was use of a garage (important for us as we have mountain bikes to store) and this was no longer available when we arrived so we had to store our bikes in the small drying room, meaning we couldn’t use the tumble drier. The heavy rain we experienced caused a blocked gutter to overflow making a thunderous noise on the skylights which also leaked, leaving leaves on the floor and water bulging through the walls. The hot water was insufficient for 4 people, the oven door doesn’t stay shut, and the parking / access was extremely difficult to get through. That said, the owner was very helpful and Lakelovers / Sykes also responsive in trying to sort out problems. Overall this is a lovely property but it clearly needs some TLC and the listing to be updated.

    - Susi, October 2021

    Thank you for your review. We are sorry to see the property description had unfortunately not been updated in time for your stay however we can confirm everything is now showing correctly on the website. We are pleased our maintenance team were able to come and rectify the issues you had and appreciate you reporting these to us. The parking access does need to be taken with care however we find all vans, cars etc can fit. Kelbarrow has recently had a full refurbishment and the new photos show this. We hope to welcome you back to the newly improved Kelbarrow soon. Lakelovers. Property Owner


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility with tumble dryer
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove and underfloor heating in kitchen and bedrooms
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker
  • TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am.


The property

This lovely. recently refurbished, holiday home is part of a superbly restored Lakeland mansion in Kelbarrow, Cumbria, only a short stroll from Grasmere, with spectacular views of Grasmere from the property's entrance and master bedroom. Kelbarrow is a superb base for a family of six's stay in the Lake District National Park because it is peaceful, quiet, and the right blend of Victorian magnificence and contemporary luxury. When you arrive, you'll be greeted by a long private drive that leads to two off-road parking places. The kitchen/diner features spotless white cabinets with an assortment of integrated equipment, including an electric oven and dishwasher; an aspiring chef's paradise! Once a scrumptious meal has been cooked, enjoy it at the stylish breakfast bar. In the stylishly equipped sitting room, the warm light of the woodburning fire will warm you up, and sumptuous sofas will provide you with a place to unwind in front of the TV. From here, French doors open out to the garden, where you may take a stroll through the grounds or relax on the bench with a drink in hand. The first bedroom, a delightful double, is located on the ground floor, while the remaining bedrooms are located upstairs, one of which is a spectacular king-size with fantastic views over Grasmere, and the other is a fashionable twin. Within reach of the first-floor bedrooms is the stunning bathroom, where relaxing soaks can be relished in the bath.  Return to the garden in the morning for an alfresco breakfast while taking in the breathtaking views before heading out to explore your surroundings. Grasmere is a lovely village with tea rooms, intriguing stores, and a number of art galleries showing the work of local artists (don't overlook the Heaton Cooper Studio); there's also a small supermarket, local shops, and bakeries, so you'll be well-looked-after here. The poet William Wordsworth previously resided at Grasmere, musing on the surrounding vistas and completing his most renowned work while there; his old house, Dove Cottage - the Wordsworth Museum, can be visited nearby. His tombstone may be discovered in the local church, adjacent to the famed Grasmere Gingerbread store - simply follow your nose! There are lots of options close in Grasmere village centre for dining or special events, like the Good Food Guide-listed Jumble Room and the Michelin-starred Forest Side. There are many river and lakeside walks here for those adventure seekers, and the views from Loughrigg Terrace across Grasmere are simply breathtaking; further hikes and watersports may be found at Rydal, Ambleside, and Windermere, as well. Kelbarrow is a fantastic place to visit and look back on in years to come.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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