Cottages in Grasmere

Famous for the ‘Lion and the Lamb’ and resting place of Britain’s most famous poet William Wordsworth, Grasmere is a real gem.

This traditional lakeland village is situated on the banks of the river Rothay which flows into the lovely Grasmere Lake which is only a short walk away. Rowing boats can be hired between March and November for paddling about on the lake. Grasmere is overlooked by the ‘Lion and the Lamb', a rocky outcrop that sits at the summit of Helm Crag. If you look at the fell from the other side, it is said to resemble an old lady at a piano. Whichever way you go, there are delightful views in every direction and many walks to explore.

In the words of William Wordsworth, Grasmere is ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’. He loved the village and surrounding area so much that he lived here for fourteen years. His home, Dove Cottage is found at the edge of the village and has been converted into an award winning museum with rooms set up as the family would have lived in them and knowledgeable guides to give you a tour. Wordsworth and his family are all buried in St Oswald’s Church which dates back to the 13th Century. Beside the church is the Wordsworth daffodil garden where you can have a stone engraved and set into the path.

Close to the church is the former village school which dates from 1630. This is now famous as Sarah Nelson’s gingerbread shop. Queues snake out of the door in high season with visitors eager to try the celebrated gingerbread which is neither cake nor biscuit but distinctly chewy and original.

In fact, the village is one of the Lake District’s most popular spots with many gift shops, including the very popular Herdy range and plenty of places to eat. August sees the historic rushbearing festival where the earth floor of the church used to be strewn with fragrant new rushes for warmth and hygiene.  These days the floor is flagged, but children still process rushes through the village once a year. Grasmere sports day is also worth visiting in late August to see traditional sports such as Westmorland wrestling and fell running.

Grasmere makes a perfect centre for a delightful holiday in the Lake District, with variety and spectacular scenery on your doorstep.



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Ambleside, Lake District

GL083

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£411 - £616
per week
From £317 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A beautiful cottage in the small hamlet of Clappersgate, only a mile from the bustling market town of Ambleside. The perfect cosy retreat for 2 people to explore the Lake District
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 1 mile

Clappersgate, Lake District

GL036

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£411 - £671
per week
From £317 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • This former dairy dates back to the 1830's and the beautiful interior is offset by its lovely furnishings and fabrics. The River Brathay is close by where seating has been ideally placed for enjoy the surrounding tranquillity.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.9 miles

Little Langdale, Lake District

GL031

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£431 - £676
per week
From £332 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Set in a beautiful wooded area on the edge of Little Langdale, this cottage has a rich history and is part of a small group of buildings perched on the bank of Brathay River.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 1 mile

Skelwith Bridge, Lake District

GL048

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£341 - £571
per week
From £265 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Langdale Way is a homely and well equipped first floor apartment for two people with stunning views from it's own private balcony.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.6 miles

Elterwater, Lake District

GL050

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£371 - £531
per week
From £287 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Garden Cottage is the perfect cosy cottage for 2 people looking to explore the Lake District National Park.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Grasmere, Grasmere

GL002

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£491 - £786
per week
From £377 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Boasting stunning views over Grasmere Lake, Heron Pike and the surrounding fells, this contemporary studio is perfect for a couple looking for a relaxing retreat in the Lake District. Must be booked with property GL007 or GL008.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.9 miles

Fellside Studio

GL063

Elterwater, Langdale

GL001

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£441 - £731
per week
From £340 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This cosy apartment is the perfect base for a couple looking to explore the local countryside. Located in the heart of Elterwater, it is the perfect location for walking opportunities in the Lake District. Your furry friends are welcome too!
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Clappersgate, Ambleside

GL028

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£451 - £796
per week
From £347 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • An eclectic looking property offering homely decor, the traditional cobbled court yard outside offers a lovely view and the garden provides a little haven amongst the greenery. Inside, the wood burning stove keeps you cosy on colder evenings.
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.9 miles

Elterwater, Langdale

GL003

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£451 - £821
per week
From £347 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • This cosy, terraced, stone cottage was formerly a Joiners workshop and makes a great base from which to explore central Lakeland. A perfect location for walking whilst the attractions of Grasmere, Windermere and Hawkshead are all within easy reach.
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Parking permit provided
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Grasmere, Lake District

GL081

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£461 - £921
per week
From £355 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • A beautiful traditional cottage in the Lakeland village of Grasmere , with stunnning walks and views directly from your front door.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Elterwater, Lake District

GL053

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£486 - £886
per week
From £374 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Located in the heart of Elterwater village this gorgeous Lakeland Cottage will provide you with the perfect "home from home" for your next holiday in the Lake District!
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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