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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. He 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. It 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. Here they stayed until 1808 when they moved to Allan Bank. (Both of which are now popular tourist attractions). They finally moved to nearby Rydal Mount in 1813.

William and his wife Mary are buried at the local St Oswalds Church. There is 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. It’s 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. Mary, William and Dorothy all taught in the 19th century. The school was open for 220 years from 1630AD. But it 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.

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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Special Offer Stone Arthur week commencing 21st December from £1050 to £800
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 From£625.00
Special Offer
Ospreys Nest Grasmere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Finished to the highest standard by the owners, Ospreys Nest offers a real retreat right in the heart of the popular village of Grasmere.

Available From£425.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 From£395.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 From£700.00
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Upper Longsyke Grasmere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This ravishing boutique Lakeland residence 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 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 From£595.00
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Hollens Cottage Grasmere
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

From this enchanting 4 bedroom country cottage, the mountains appear so close you could reach out and touch them. Hollens Cottage overlooks the Vale of Grasmere towards Silver Howe and Helm Crag, and backs onto Stone Arthur. It's a true paradise for walkers and walking groups, but also for those who simply want to immerse themselves in the Lake District lifestyle - Grasmere village is only a short walk away.

Available From£599.00
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Thimble Hall Grasmere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 From£995.00
Special Offer Use DISC20 for 20% Discount
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

With views over Grasmere to the famous 'Lion & Lamb', this impressive Lakeland residence takes an elevated position only a short stroll (15 minutes) from the centre of Grasmere. Eller Close House adjoins two smaller cottages and is set within enchanting gardens. Inside you'll find sympathetically refurbished accommodation throughout ample living space.

Available From£650.00
Special Offer White Gables 4th January 2019 for 7 nights reduced from £665 to £599
White Gables Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 From£620.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £599 to now £479
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 From£599.00
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Riverbank Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This gorgeous character apartment nestles on the banks of the River Rothay, which meanders gently through Grasmere village. Retaining the character of the original Lakeland stone building, Riverbank has been refurbished with a touch of the contemporary. We particularly love the oak beamed ceilings and traditional windows in both the cosy bedrooms.

Available From£399.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

With a fine view from nearly every window, this treasure of a topsy turvy Grasmere cottage is full of character and unexpected charm. Tucked away down private drive and peaceful lane, sheep graze valley pastures in the foreground, while breathtaking fells create an inspiring backdrop. A short distance from Grasmere village, this is true Wordsworth country.

Available From£499.00
Special Offer Enjoy Christmas here with 20% off!
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

A stone's throw from the centre of Grasmere, this beautifully renovated Lakeland cottage is situated in a quiet mews courtyard setting and is far from just a convenient bolt hole. With characterful exposed beams and roof angles which have been retained and only add to the charm of the place - somewhere to relax, unwind, and embrace the pace and beauty of this world-renowned area.

Available From£365.00
Special Offer Enjoy Christmas here with 20% off!
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 0 car
  • Car Park Available

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.

Available From£385.00
Special Offer
Acorn Cottage Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

If you're looking for an enchanting, perhaps romantic Lakeland retreat, Acorn Cottage is just that. A surprisingly spacious timber-built cottage, sheltered from the bustle of the village and perched on a rocky ledge to give fabulous views across the valley. Fall in love with the pretty traditional decor; wood beams, stable door, local-stone fireplace... warm in winter and bliss in summer as you take to the patio to admire the view across to Heron Pike.

Available From£475.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

Stepping Stones House is an elegant period residence, once owned by the son of William Wordsworth, that stands in a breath-taking location beside the River Rothay as it flows through the vale from Rydal Water and onward to Lake Windermere. Lovingly refurbished, the current owners have created a beautiful home, ideal for special occasions and holidays that memories are made of.

Available From£865.00
Special Offer
Ben House Grasmere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Recently renovated to the highest standard, Ben House is an exceptional early Victorian property which offers spacious, elegant and luxurious holiday accommodation in a peaceful corner of Grasmere.

Available From£845.00
Special Offer
Honeywood House Grasmere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 From£695.00

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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. He 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. It 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. Here they stayed until 1808 when they moved to Allan Bank. (Both of which are now popular tourist attractions). They finally moved to nearby Rydal Mount in 1813.

William and his wife Mary are buried at the local St Oswalds Church. There is 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. It’s 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. Mary, William and Dorothy all taught in the 19th century. The school was open for 220 years from 1630AD. But it 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.

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.

Even more details