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Dove Holme Cottage

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041034)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Kirkmam

    “A very comfortable and surprisingly spacious property, with all the facilities needed for an ideal break away.”

    - Mrs Kirkmam, May 2019


The property

You can sense the history in this luxurious and romantic Grasmere cottage, providing the perfect romantic retreat for a couple. Almost neighbour to the former home of William Wordsworth, Dove Holme Cottage is beautifully presented, displaying the most elegant of traditional features; adorning oak beams, woodburning fireplace and gorgeous modern bedroom. The cottage has a cosy atmosphere for evenings in and special occasions, but is also only a few minutes' stroll from Grasmere's village centre for shops, restaurants and country pubs. Keen walkers will stride out straight from the doorstep, perhaps never needing to use the car, and will find the sleek modern shower room just right at the end of a long day. == Accommodation in detail Step inside Dove Holme Cottage through it's traditional lakeland porch leading into the cosy but bright lounge, with deep-cushioned sofas, character exposed beams, and a warm woodburning stove set in pretty Lakeland stone. The kitchen / dining room is well-equipped with all the necessary amenities required for the two of you and provides pleasant dining space for up to four. Upstairs to the first floor is the romantic bedroom with a kingsize bed continuing the cosy feel of this traditional building. Across the landing is the sleek and luxurious shower room. Outside there is a bench but no garden but perfect for coffee or drinks on sunny days. The owners will allow 1 medium sized dog to stay at Dove Holme Cottage. Location Only a stone's throw from William Wordsworth's Dove Cottage, this romantic Lake District self-catering property is nestled in a peaceful conservation area on the edges of Grasmere village, close to the pretty lake, but only a short stroll from shops, tea rooms and restaurants in Grasmere's village centre. It's a perfect location for a romantic break in the Lake District and also 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! The Langdale Pikes are accessible from the Langdale Valley, only a short drive away, and up the road at Thirlmere you'll find the start point for an ascent of Helvellyn. Grasmere itself is well-served for self-catering in the Lake District, with lovely local shops and a vibrant market square. Drive a few miles to Ambleside along the A591, and you'll find a more cosmopolitan village centre with sophisticated shops, delis and acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as The Glass House. Don't forget to explore the wealth of excellent country gastropubs in the Lake District.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 1 x king size bedroom
  • luxurious shower room
  • lounge
  • kitchen / diner
  • Gas central heating
  • wood burning stove
  • modern shower room with heated slate flooring
  • electric oven
  • gas hob
  • fridge with icebox
  • microwave
  • washer/dryer
  • close to village centre and 75 yards to the lake
  • Wi-Fi and I-Pod Dock
  • car parking permit for a near by Car Park (first come first served)
  • no babies/children
  • bed linen and towels provided.

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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas