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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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High Raise Grasmere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This gorgeous penthouse hideaway is nestled right in the very heart of Grasmere, looking down on the village green. A sophisticated Lakeland loft providing a perfect romantic retreat for a holiday at any time of the year. Aptly named, High Raise forms the penthouse of a traditional Grasmere stone building. It is beautifully presented with breathtaking views from every window.

Available From£420
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Osprey Cottage Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This much loved cottage has just undergone an amazing transformation and will continue to be a firm favourite with returning visitor to Grasmere. Just one minutes' walk from the centre of Grasmere village, with a secluded garden, Osprey offers high quality accommodation in a first class location.

Available From£675
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Weavers Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This attractive and aptly named Lakeland apartment forms part of an original woollen mill just off the absolute heart of Grasmere village centre with walls of glass enjoying the stunning scenery, a perfect escape from it all in the majestic Lake District.

Available From£425
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The Haven Grasmere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 From£625
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Springfield Six Grasmere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 From£295
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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
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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
Special Offer
  • 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
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
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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
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars

Nestled in the Vale of Grasmere yet quietly tucked away in a charming backwater close to the centre of the village, Rowan at Grasmere offers one of the finest accommodations in the heart of Lakeland. Newly refurbished and designed with exceptional attention to detail blending traditional and quality materials with luxury amenities, Rowan at Grasmere has been crafted to offer the ultimate Lake District holiday.

Available From£950
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Drystones Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Located in the very centre of Grasmere Village, just yards from the famous parish church of St Oswald's, Drystones is a popular and well-appointed maisonette offering quality accommodation in a great location, with beautiful views to the hills, easy access to all the village amenities and attractions and many walks for all right from the door.

Available From£420
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located just a short walk from the southern shores of Thirlmere, Thirlmere Cottage is a much loved retreat to which one can escape and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside and the spectacular, ever changing scenery throughout the year.

Available From£385
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 From£365
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2 Hart Head Barn Ambleside
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

2 Hart Head Barn is set in an elevated position above the village of Rydal and just yards away from Rydal Mount, the one time home of the poet William Wordsworth. Offering beautiful south facing views across the valley to Lake Windermere, this semi-detached barn conversion has been finished to a high standard and offers quality accommodation in a great location and is a very popular property for extended family gatherings and groups of friends looking to relax and socialise.

Available From£825
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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
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Private 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 From£425
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Underheron Grasmere
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 From£850
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Osprey House Grasmere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

This much loved cottage has just undergone an amazing transformation and will continue to be a firm favourite with returning visitor to Grasmere. Just one minutes' walk from the centre of Grasmere village, with a secluded garden, large sun terrace, Osprey House offers high quality accommodation in a first class location.

Available From£1100

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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.

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