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Holly Grove Cottage

Grasmere, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
4 more

At a glance

A charming, dog-friendly retreat for couples and small families Character features combine with mountain views for a relaxing ambience The village of Grasmere is surrounded by stunning scenery and famous for gingerbread

Property code: SZ261

Contemporary in style yet retaining its rustic charm, this traditional, stone cottage is in the heart of the favoured Lake District village of Grasmere.

This charming Lakeland stone cottage is a beautiful retreat for 4 people and 1 dog, and is a stone's throw from the centre of Grasmere. Head inside and you're sure to feel right at home.

Grasmere is a charming village and a wonderful place for a holiday. Once home to Lakes poet William Wordsworth, you'll soon see why he described his home as 'the loveliest spot that man hath ever found'. Spend a morning wondering around the local shops and galleries or visit Wordsworth's former home at Dove Cottage to learn more about his life and work. Grasmere is surrounded by stunning scenery and the area offers fantastic walking opportunities. Explore the small National Trust woodland just around the corner from the cottage, take a scenic walk around the lake or venture up to picturesque Easedale Tarn. For a longer day out on the fell tops, head up Steel Fell and Helm Crag.

Head south to Ambleside and bustling Bowness where you can spend a day at, in or on Lake Windermere. Enjoy a peaceful lakeside picnic, wild swim, hire a boat or hop aboard one of the popular cruisers for a tour round the water in style. Why not take the ferry from Bowness across to Hawkshead, another delightful Lakes village that once home to Beatrix Potter. A scenic 20 minute drive north will bring you to Keswick. The adventure capital of the North Lakes, it's the perfect spot for adrenaline junkies! Whatever you decide to do during your stay, the cottage will be a welcome home from home to retreat to.

The property is unable to accept children aged 7 years and under, including infants. The stairs up to the first floor are open tread and may not be considered suitable for younger children.

Leave coats and boots in the spacious hallway before continuing through to the living-dining room, a beautiful bright room with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside from the dual aspect windows. The 2-seater sofa and two armchairs are positioned around the electric fire, perfect for cosy evenings in. For entertainment there's a Smart TV, or simply relax with a good book - if you can take your eyes away from the view of course! The wooden dining table is a great spot for catching up on the day's events or for planning tomorrow's. The sleek modern kitchen is well equipped and the chefs in the group are sure to love cooking in here. In the kitchen you'll find an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, handy microwave and a dishwasher so there'll be no need to fight over who has to do the washing up! There's also a useful washing machine should you need to make use of this during your stay.

Also on the ground floor are the cottage's two bathrooms. First up is the great family bathroom, which has a bath with shower over, and there's also a great modern shower room with its own WC, wash basin and shower cubicle. All tastes are catered for here, whether you prefer a long soak in the tub or a reinvigorating shower.

Up the open tread stairs from the living area to the first floor. Up here you'll find the 2 beautiful bedrooms. First up is the king-size room; a lovely light bedroom with stunning views over the surrounding fields and fells from its dual aspect windows. There's also a handy solid wood wardrobe for storage. The second bedroom is no less lovely. In this cosy room you'll find a double bed, dressing table and useful clothes rail. This bedroom also comes complete with its own en-suite WC, a very handy addition.

As well as private parking for 1 car (you may be able to fit 2 small cars in the space depending on their size), outside the cottage you'll find a delightful small patio area. With garden furniture, it's a lovely spot for an al fresco aperitif whilst reflecting on your fabulous time in Grasmere - it's a real treat as it is so close to the centre of Grasmere.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 double
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, 1 shower room and 1 en-suite WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric fire
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Small patio area with garden furniture
  • Off-road parking for one car (2 if small cars)
  • 1 dog welcome free of charge - please call to book
  • Shop and restaurant 500 metres and pub 150 metres
  • Regret no children or babies under the age of 7 years old (the stairs up to the first floor are open tread and are not be considered suitable for younger children)
  • Dogs downstairs only
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

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