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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Acorn Cottage Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • 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
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Grey Crag Barn Grasmere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

With a wonderful dual aspect outlook to lake, village and fells, this luxurious barn conversion stands on the edge of Grasmere village at the heart of the Lakes. Retaining distinctive original features, 5 star Grey Crag Barn is spacious, sophisticated and superbly arranged for sociable gatherings.

Available From£675
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £585 to £468
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Over 200 years old, this elegantly refurbished traditional Lake District cottage takes a picture-perfect location on the edge of Grasmere village. The stunning fell views are spectacular all year round, from the top floor lounge and also from the master suite's private sun terrace. The property retains its true Lakeland magic, with picturesque cottage windows and those lovely character beams.

Available From£585
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £599 to £509
  • 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 From£465
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £399 to £339
Riverbank Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £375 to £300
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 From£375

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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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