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Dove Holme Cottage

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

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  • “Due to having to cancel the initial booking due to Covid the staff helped us out with great empathy and consideration.”

    But I will add I emailed a week prior to our holiday to ask questions on the Cottage and I had no reply whatsoever, the email was a reply to an email sent from Sykes, this was disappointing. ...

    But I will add I emailed a week prior to our holiday to ask questions on the Cottage and I had no reply whatsoever, the email was a reply to an email sent from Sykes, this was disappointing. As for the Cottage, I was not exactly blown away as I was expecting. The living room area was clean and tidy, but the kitchen and dining area not so. Table was sticky, oven greasy and just generally looked grubby. Bedroom was ok and bed comfy. Bathroom could also do with a good clean especially the shower cubicle as large areas of mildew that could easily be removed. Shame the shower head cannot be lowered as having a short wife she could not adjust to her liking. Finally there was no information on refuge collection or recycling so all our rubbish went into the black bin, I feel this could be explained better. Oh, also the car parknticket provided had expired on the 30th Sept, this inimly noticed on the day we left so I really am hoping we do not get a fine from the Stock Lane car park as this will be passed on. Overall we had a fantastic holiday on a beautiful area

    - Mr Eve, October 2021


The property

Dove Holme Cottage is a rustic traditional cottage set in a beautiful location close to the centre of Grasmere and almost neighbour to the former home of William Wordsworth. The cottage offers a good standard of accommodation with all amenities for a walking or a lake district break including a wood burning fire, walk in shower and a cosy 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 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