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

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Jacobs

    “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.

    - Mrs Jacobs, October 2021


The property

This elegant 5 star holiday home is part of a magnificently converted Lakeland residence just a pleasant stroll from Grasmere village, with outstanding views of Grasmere Lake on the approach to the property and from the master bedroom. Peaceful, secluded and sharing the view only with a few other similar properties, Kelbarrow displays a perfect combination of Victorian splendour and contemporary luxury. The reception areas are made for family or sociable gatherings. Antique Tuscan furniture surrounds a warming woodburner in the lounge, and sociable dining takes place in a beautiful bespoke dining kitchen. The garden is a dream on milder days, and even if the weather turns you'll be happy to admire the view from indoors and explore every lavish corner of this outstanding self-catering property. === Accommodation in detail A sweeping private drive leads to parking for 2 cars. A flagged porch leads to the kitchen / dining room (under-floor heating), with bespoke oak kitchen, Italian tiling, granite worktops and original working shutters. Light and luxurious living room with polished wooden floor, Victorian woodburning fireplace and French doors to the garden. Cloakroom / WC and ground floor double bedroom with brass bed. Upstairs to a spacious landing, luxurious bathroom, stylish twin bedroom and breathtaking king-size master en-suite with probably the best view in the Lake District. Location This luxury Grasmere holiday home takes an enviable location at the heart of the Lakes, perfectly placed for walking in the Lake District and within easy reach of Grasmere's village centre. Grasmere is well-served for self-catering visitors, with a supermarket, local shops and market square. It's a lovely place to while away a day, with tea rooms, interesting shops and several art galleries displaying the work of local artists - don't miss the Heaton Cooper Studio. The evidence of Grasmere's artistic history is all around. The poet William Wordsworth once lived in Grasmere, mused about the surrounding landscapes and completed his most famous work while living in the village. His former home can be visited nearby at Dove Cottage - the Wordsworth Museum. For evening dining or special occasions, there are plenty of choices nearby in Grasmere village centre, try the Good Food Guide-listed Jumble Room, or choose from two double AA-rosette restaurants; the Prelude Restaurant and the Conservatory Restaurant at the Rothay Garden Hotel.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size with en-suite shower room with basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room.
  • Woodburning stove and underfloor heating in the kitchen and bedrooms
  • Aga, Rangmaster cooker and Halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 15 min walk
  • Shop 18 min walk

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 have 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, plus 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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