Grasmere Cottages

Grasmere Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Grasmere

Choose from one of our Grasmere Cottages and put yourself in the heart of idyllic Lake District scenery, life and relaxation! At the centre of the Lake District, sits the spectacular village of Grasmere, steeped in history, settled on the banks of Grasmere Lake and offering some of the best traditional Lakeland holiday cottage accommodation in the area. Best associated with the Lakes poets, in particular its 14 year resident, the poet William Wordsworth, who once described the village as the “loveliest spot that man hath ever found,” Grasmere sits on the banks of the River Rothay and is overlooked by the popular Lakeland fell of Helm Crag, also known as the Lion and the Lamb or Lady at the Piano, getting their nickname from the rock formations at its summit, depending on which side you view it from.

Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy moved to Dove Cottage, in Grasmere, in 1799 and here they stayed until 1808 when they moved to Allan Bank – both of which are now popular tourist attractions – before eventually moving to nearby Rydal Mount in 1813. William and his wife Mary are buried at the local St Oswalds Church, with a simple tombstone marking their final resting place on the banks of the Rothay.
The land between St Oswalds and the river is now Wordsworth Daffodil Garden; its name inspired by one of the poet’s most famous pieces of work. Here you can have an engraved stone, set in the path to commemorate your visit or as a remembrance to a loved one.
The small building next to the church is the former village school, where Mary, William and Dorothy all taught in the 19th century. The school was open for 220 years from 1630AD, but is now home to the famous Grasmere gingerbread – Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop.
Other historical attractions in Grasmere include, Church Stile, a 17th century cottage now owned by the National Trust and the 18th century, Robert Newton’s Inn. It was here that Wordsworth, his brother John and Wordsworth’s good friend Coleridge stayed, during their 1797 tour of the Lake District.

Self-catering accommodation in Grasmere

Self-catering with Lakelovers in Grasmere offers you a range of choices; each property is individual in its style and amenities, from exposed beams and slate walls, to luxury bathrooms and range cookers. Relax in contemporary furnishings, whilst looking out to fell views; have a spectacular night’s sleep in a sleigh bed; cook up a storm in one of the modern, or country style kitchens, perhaps on a range cooker or relax on a cold night in front of a woodburning stove. Whatever you want from your Grasmere holiday cottage, we have a range of properties to suit your needs and budget, so why not let our team of experts help you choose the perfect place to stay for your break.

Alternative holiday cottage locations nearby: Elterwater CottagesAmbleside Cottages and Rydal Cottages. Additionally we have a range of luxury cottages to choose from not to mention our Cumbrian Cottages.

Grasmere out and about

Lakelovers holiday cottages in Grasmere are ideally located and make getting out and about in the Grasmere area easy. And there is so much to do in this delightful part of the Lake District.
Rowing boats are available seven days a week, from March to November, a fond past time of William and Dorothy. They would row to the island, now privately owned, to picnic. It is also possible to walk around Grasmere Lake, which is a great experience on a spring or summers day.

Each year on August 5th, the village celebrates St Oswalds Day and takes part in the Rushbearing Festival. This dates back to the days when the villagers would cover the church floor with rushes for warmth and cleanliness. August also includes the famous Grasmere Sports Day; one of the oldest and most popular traditions in the Lakes.

Annually from July to September the village hall host the Lake Artists Society summer exhibition, displaying some 300 exhibits from local artists. They also exhibit each year at Easter.
There is plenty to do whilst staying at one of our Grasmere holiday cottages. Walkers will enjoy Easdale Tarn and Helm Crag; historians can indulge in the excitement of the Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage; foodies must not miss a chance to visit Grasmere Chocolate Cottage when they have finished at the gingerbread shop, and shopaholics can settle their urges with a splurge at the Herdy Shop.

For further information on things to do in Grasmere, we have provided information on places to eat in Grasmere, walking, art and museums.

If you don’t fancy cooking during your stay in then why not visit one of the village’s several restaurants and café’s, including: the Grasmere Hotel Restaurant, voted number one place to eat in Grasmere on Tripadvisor; Baldry’s Cottage tea room for a well-earned tea and cake; Lucia’s Takeaway – a favoured spot for fabulous lunches to go, or the Green’s café and Bistro, offering a mixture of foods.

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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars

If you're looking for a true Lakeland character property in a world-renowned location, at the heart of the Lakes and immersed in the landscapes that have inspired artists and poets for hundreds of years, then Stone Arthur Cottage will leave you enchanted. A detached 17th century cottage, refurbished to elegant 5 star standards and boasting unforgettable views in every direction; to fells, valley and Grasmere Water itself.

Available For£599on Tuesday
Special Offer SAVE 20% This Easter – 7 Nights WAS £585 NOW £468
Poet’s Corner Grasmere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner

Just a stone's throw from William Wordsworth's Grasmere home, this enchanting little cottage provides a romantic 4 star Lake District retreat with a character all of its own. Inside the scene is set for cosy evenings in, with subtle lighting and comfy furnishings around a traditional woodburning stove. You'll also find an adorable 'sitting out spot' for pre-dinner drinks or morning coffee al-fresco.

Available For£365on Tuesday
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Thimble Hall Grasmere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars

Thimble Hall is one of the most delightful properties we have ever discovered and only a minutes' walk from the centre of the village of Grasmere this fantastic property is sure to be a property that will create many fond memories for years to come.  Refurbished to a very high standard by the current owners this charming cottage offers high quality accommodation in one of the most desirable locations in the Lake District.

Available For£995on Monday
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White Gables Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

White Gables is an attractive Period property just off the absolute heart of Grasmere village centre and what a wonderful find, perfect for soaking up the scenery and relaxing in this superb setting! With a glorious view over the vale of Grasmere, this beautiful property really does have the best of both worlds.

Available For£555on Monday
Special Offer SAVE 20% This Easter – 7 Nights WAS £855 NOW £708
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Parking for 2 cars

A contemporary, detached Lakeland retreat with a peaceful south-facing garden, located just a short level stroll from the centre of Grasmere yet surrounded by lush green countryside. Rowanberry Cottage is modern and in a very quiet location with an incredibly relaxed atmosphere.  It is one of our most popular holiday homes and a great place to escape to!

Available For£460on Monday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £885 to £752
Kelbarrow Grasmere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

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.

Available For£625on Tuesday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

What a magnificent and romantic Grasmere treat for soaking up the scenery! This beautiful Lakeland property occupies a wonderful setting only a few minutes stroll from the absolute heart of the village centre overlooking the Vale of Grasmere towards Silver How, Steel Fell and Helm Crag - with its distinctive summit rocks providing the alternative name 'The Lion and the Lamb', making it one of the most recognised mountains in the Lake District.

Available For£365on Monday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

If you're looking for a quintessential Lake District country cottage, with fabulous views and a quaint Lakeland village nearby, Roundhill Cottage is a must. This pretty retreat is found on the country lane leading from Grasmere village to Easedale Tarn, watched over by Helm Crag's famous 'Lion & Lamb' and enjoying fabulous views in every direction.

Available For£399on Monday
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Swallows Cottage Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

This detached Grasmere cottage is an absolute gem; within strolling distance of the village centre, surrounding by wonderful walking opportunities, and with the benefit of a delightful garden and furnished open air patio. Once parked, you could easily leave the car unused for the entire holiday.

Available For£425on Tuesday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

This first floor studio apartment, provides a very private yet extremely central little retreat with a wonderful sun deck, ideal for lovely summer days, with superb views of the surrounding Lakeland Fells including Loughrigg, Silver Howe and Buttercraggs together with a rare glimpse of Grasmere Water.

Available For£275on Tuesday
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Honeywood House Grasmere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This eclectic Lakeland cottage combines contemporary luxury with cosy styling set only a few minutes stroll away from the absolute heart of picturesque Grasmere village centre- what a breathtaking setting and with glorious views of the stunning surrounding scenery. Soaking up the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Grasmere and the shores of the lake, yet in a peaceful spot perfect for exploring straight from your doorstep.

Available For£645on Monday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

What a superb Grasmere holiday home for soaking up the scenery! This stunningly presented Lakeland cottage takes an idyllic setting overlooking the vale of Grasmere towards Silver How. Stone Arthur rises behind, completing your breathtaking panoramic outlook. A treat for family groups or friends, Fairfield Cottage has been furnished and finished with quality time in mind. The stylish living room opens through French doors to the furnished patio for al-fresco dining.

Available For£599on Monday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars

If you're looking for a Lakeland character property in a world-renowned location, at the heart of the Lakes and immersed in the landscapes that have inspired artists and poets for hundreds of years, then Pavement End Cottage will leave you enchanted. A detached superbly located cottage with breathtaking unforgettable views over Grasmere Water itself.

Available For£656on Monday
Special Offer
Underheron Grasmere
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Just a stroll from Grasmere village at the foot of Heron Pike, this much-loved holiday home stands secluded within a large fellside garden, surrounded by mature trees and creating a haven for wildlife. Step inside, and you'll discover a superb venue for gatherings. Light pours into the elegant living space - equipped with such contemporary luxuries as Sky TV and iPod dock.

Available For£775on Monday
Special Offer
Springfield 6 Grasmere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

What a gorgeous and romantic Grasmere bolt-hole for soaking up the scenery! This beautiful Lakeland property occupies a wonderful setting only a few minutes stroll from the absolute heart of the village centre overlooking the Vale of Grasmere towards Silver How, Steel Fell and Helm Crag - with its distinctive summit rocks providing the alternative name 'The Lion and the Lamb', making it one of the most recognised mountains in the Lake District.

Available For£295on Monday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

If you are looking for a well-appointed, quality cottage, just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Grasmere village, with beautiful views out across the meadows to the fells and great walks from the door, then look no further.

Available For£385on Monday
Special Offer
The Haven Grasmere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars

This eclectic Lakeland cottage combines contemporary luxury with cosy styling set only a 2 minutes stroll away from the absolute heart of picturesque Grasmere village centre- what a breathtaking setting and with 360 glorious views of the stunning surrounding scenery. Soaking up the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Grasmere and the shores of the lake, yet in a peaceful spot perfect for exploring straight from your doorstep.

Available For£599on Tuesday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £645 to £516
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

In a dreamy setting alongside the River Rothay close to Grasmere village, this unique split level cottage is flooded with light and fantastic views. Formerly within the grounds of an impressive country house, the cottage has been tastefully extended and modernised to create a superb holiday home.

Available For£399on Tuesday
Special Offer
Goody Raise Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 3 cars

PROPERTY UPDATE: Goody Raise is currently undergoing major refurbishment and is due to be released during the spring of 2017 with availability from July 2017.

Available For£on Tuesday

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Grasmere Cottages

Grasmere Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Grasmere

Choose from one of our Grasmere Cottages and put yourself in the heart of idyllic Lake District scenery, life and relaxation! At the centre of the Lake District, sits the spectacular village of Grasmere, steeped in history, settled on the banks of Grasmere Lake and offering some of the best traditional Lakeland holiday cottage accommodation in the area. Best associated with the Lakes poets, in particular its 14 year resident, the poet William Wordsworth, who once described the village as the “loveliest spot that man hath ever found,” Grasmere sits on the banks of the River Rothay and is overlooked by the popular Lakeland fell of Helm Crag, also known as the Lion and the Lamb or Lady at the Piano, getting their nickname from the rock formations at its summit, depending on which side you view it from.

Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy moved to Dove Cottage, in Grasmere, in 1799 and here they stayed until 1808 when they moved to Allan Bank – both of which are now popular tourist attractions – before eventually moving to nearby Rydal Mount in 1813. William and his wife Mary are buried at the local St Oswalds Church, with a simple tombstone marking their final resting place on the banks of the Rothay.
The land between St Oswalds and the river is now Wordsworth Daffodil Garden; its name inspired by one of the poet’s most famous pieces of work. Here you can have an engraved stone, set in the path to commemorate your visit or as a remembrance to a loved one.
The small building next to the church is the former village school, where Mary, William and Dorothy all taught in the 19th century. The school was open for 220 years from 1630AD, but is now home to the famous Grasmere gingerbread – Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread Shop.
Other historical attractions in Grasmere include, Church Stile, a 17th century cottage now owned by the National Trust and the 18th century, Robert Newton’s Inn. It was here that Wordsworth, his brother John and Wordsworth’s good friend Coleridge stayed, during their 1797 tour of the Lake District.

Self-catering accommodation in Grasmere

Self-catering with Lakelovers in Grasmere offers you a range of choices; each property is individual in its style and amenities, from exposed beams and slate walls, to luxury bathrooms and range cookers. Relax in contemporary furnishings, whilst looking out to fell views; have a spectacular night’s sleep in a sleigh bed; cook up a storm in one of the modern, or country style kitchens, perhaps on a range cooker or relax on a cold night in front of a woodburning stove. Whatever you want from your Grasmere holiday cottage, we have a range of properties to suit your needs and budget, so why not let our team of experts help you choose the perfect place to stay for your break.

Alternative holiday cottage locations nearby: Elterwater CottagesAmbleside Cottages and Rydal Cottages. Additionally we have a range of luxury cottages to choose from not to mention our Cumbrian Cottages.

Grasmere out and about

Lakelovers holiday cottages in Grasmere are ideally located and make getting out and about in the Grasmere area easy. And there is so much to do in this delightful part of the Lake District.
Rowing boats are available seven days a week, from March to November, a fond past time of William and Dorothy. They would row to the island, now privately owned, to picnic. It is also possible to walk around Grasmere Lake, which is a great experience on a spring or summers day.

Each year on August 5th, the village celebrates St Oswalds Day and takes part in the Rushbearing Festival. This dates back to the days when the villagers would cover the church floor with rushes for warmth and cleanliness. August also includes the famous Grasmere Sports Day; one of the oldest and most popular traditions in the Lakes.

Annually from July to September the village hall host the Lake Artists Society summer exhibition, displaying some 300 exhibits from local artists. They also exhibit each year at Easter.
There is plenty to do whilst staying at one of our Grasmere holiday cottages. Walkers will enjoy Easdale Tarn and Helm Crag; historians can indulge in the excitement of the Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage; foodies must not miss a chance to visit Grasmere Chocolate Cottage when they have finished at the gingerbread shop, and shopaholics can settle their urges with a splurge at the Herdy Shop.

For further information on things to do in Grasmere, we have provided information on places to eat in Grasmere, walking, art and museums.

If you don’t fancy cooking during your stay in then why not visit one of the village’s several restaurants and café’s, including: the Grasmere Hotel Restaurant, voted number one place to eat in Grasmere on Tripadvisor; Baldry’s Cottage tea room for a well-earned tea and cake; Lucia’s Takeaway – a favoured spot for fabulous lunches to go, or the Green’s café and Bistro, offering a mixture of foods.

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