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HISTORIC GRASMERE SELF CATERING COTTAGE WITH FANTASTIC LAKE AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS

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Sue Dixon

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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HISTORIC GRASMERE SELF CATERING COTTAGE WITH FANTASTIC LAKE AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS

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Overlooking Rydal Water, four poster, spa bath, sunny terrace on Wordsworth walk

This historic Lake District cottage has amazing views over Rydal Water and the Lakeland fells.

Perched high on a Lakeland hillside with views over Rydal to the Coniston Fells this romantic famous 200 year old cottage is many people's ideal Grasmere holiday cottage. Situated on the beautiful 'Wordsworth Walk' from Dove Cottage Grasmere to Rydal, with car access by private track,only walkers pass by. Four poster with ensuite shower; twin room;spa bathroom; lounge with open fire;Smeg kitchen diner, terrace with views of Rydal Water ,Loughrigg and Coniston fells. Outstanding walks from the door to Ambleside,Rydal,Grasmere,Elterwater or for the more adventurous,Loughrigg, Silver Howe,Nab Scar, Fairfield . After an energetic day relax in the spa bath,or enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace watching the sunset over Lake District Mountains. Free use of fishing permits and local leisure club. Visit excellent restaurants and pubs in Grasmere or Ambleside;buy superb local produce from specialist shops;enjoy the seclusion of your Rydal Water,Grasmere self catering home

Lake District Walking: Brockstone Cottage is the perfect base for a walking holiday in the Lake District. Located on the famous 'Wordsworth Walk', also known as the ancient 'coffin road' from Rydal to Grasmere,step out of the dor and go! Gentle walks lead to Rydal and Ambleside, round Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake, to Grasmere Village, with stops for a pub lunch.Go along Loughrigg Terrace ( where Rene Zellweger filmed Miss Potter ) to Elterwater (pub lunch at the Brittania!) or over Silver Howe or Loughrigg for great views.For high level walks, Nab Scar and the Fairfied Horseshoe , ( over 3,000 feet) a classic circular Lakeland mountain walk, start from Brockstone Cottage. The Coniston Fells and Langdale Pikes can be seen from Brockstone Terrace, Helvellyn is a short drive. We are happy to advise and lend maps and books. The many walking shops in the area offer a huge range of equipment at all prices. At the end of the day, relax in the spa bath and watch the sunset over the Lake District Mountains.

Food and drink in the Lake District: The Lake District offers a huge range of excellent pubs, cafes and restaurants. In Grasmere, Villa Colombina (Dove Cottage restaurant) is 15 minswalk from Brockstone Cottage, and the Jumble Room and all the other Grasmere restaurants are just 1 mile away. Croft House bakery offers good cakes and pasties, Heidi's Deli has sandwiches and there is a pretty good Coop with reasonable wines and beers. Ambleside (2 miles) has a wide choice of restaurants, and a good selection of take away food. Zeffirellis Restaurant and Cinema offer an excellent 2 course vegetarian meal and reserved cinema seat for just £15.95 (book in advance).

Booth's Supermarket Windermere offer stop quality local food, and an award winning wine section.

Lucy's of Ambleside is an excellent deli and food shop, and Nick's Kitchen Ambleside has ready meals made on site - no need to do lots of cooking for a great meal!

There are lots of good pubs with Lakeland Beers in Rydal and Grasmere, and the Drunken Duck is 15 mins.

Lakeland shows, theatre,music, films: If you have any energy left after a day in the fresh air, there are many great venues offering theatre music and film.

The Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, has an excellent repertoire of plays throughout the year, and also has music events and literary festival.

Zeffirellis Cinema Ambleside shows 5 films every day with live music weekends.

Dove Cottage, Grasmere has a visiting poet and poetry readings most Tuesdays.

The Old Laundry, Bowness, has plays, music and live events throughout the year.

The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, has an interesting mix of music, theatre and cinema.

The Lake District Summer Music Festival takes places in Ambleside and the surrounding villages in August.

All Lakeland villages have their own shows and sports days throughout the summer, with fell racing, Cumberland wrestling, cycling, track running,hound trails and many other sports and entertainments.

Sheep dogs shows, garden festivals, jazz and beer festivals too many to mention! See golakes website!

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Sue Dixon

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We have lived at White Moss House , 10 minutes walk away from the cottage, for over 30 years. White Moss House was a highly rated small hotel and restaurant, with top entries in the Good Food Guide for many years, before we retired. We used Brockstone Cottage as an extra hotel room- it was very popular.

In recent years we have taken it more easy, so White Moss now is our home, and we rent Brockstone Cottage, Grasmere as a wonderful place to spend your Lake District holiday.

We are nearby should you need any help, but respect your privacy throughout your stay. Usually we just see guests when they collect the keys and drop them off, but we are very happy to advise on walks, activities, tips, where to go- anything to make your stay at Brockstone Cottage as perfect as possible.

Sue Dixon purchased this cottage in 1976

If you've seen the views, you'll know why this is such a wonderful place to stay. Sitting on the terrace, watching the changing weather over towards Wetherlam or Rydal Water is just fabulous.

Many places in the Lake District are tucked away down the valleys, and in the villages, where very little sun reaches. Brockstone Cottage is high enough to get all the sun available. This special cottage has a large terrace, with dining table and chairs for eating outside at lunchtime or on a long summer's evening. The cottage is surrounded by a wild garden, with a stream running under the house.

Inside there are all the modern facilities you need for a comfortable holiday in the Lakes.

There is no passing traffic. Only deer, sheep, red squirrels and walkers pass by. At the end of a hard day's walking ( you can start at the door) soak tired limbs in a spa bath. Heaven!

From the door of the cottage you can set out on walks and hikes in all directions. Some guests never use their car at all, apart from the odd trip to the shops.

If you do want to explore further afield, the location of Brockstone Cottage is very central .

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Reviews for this holiday cottage rental in Grasmere, United Kingdom

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Historic Grasmere self catering cottage with fantastic lake and mountain views
average rating of 4.428571 based on 10 reviews
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Historic Grasmere self catering cottage with fantastic lake and mountain views
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Grasmere Windermere & Central Lakes
5

A wonderful cottage with incredible views

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
As we drove down the narrow track to the cottage we were getting excited, then as we parked outside, got out of the car and took a look at the view we were so happy that we had found this holiday cottage.
No traffic goes past Brockstone, which is the last house on the ancient "coffin road" between Rydal and Grasmere. For walkers like us, it was heaven to put our boots on and step right out onto wonderful hikes up Fairfield, Loughrigg, Silver Howe and many more shorter walks direct from the door. Grasmere is a 30 minute walk away.
The view is wonderful, and the terrace catches all the sun going- perfect for a glass of local beer at the end of the day before soaking in the spa bath then curling up by the log fire.
The cottage is comfortable and well equipped. We loved it, and can't wait to return.
The owners were very helpful, and we would certainly recommend this cottage.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Historic Grasmere self catering cottage with fantastic lake and mountain views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p92349
+44 01539435295
Grasmere Windermere & Central Lakes
Owner Submitted Review
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Absolutely Superb- the best self catering cottage

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
A delightful cottage run by helpful and friendly owners, who also own the outstanding,nearby, White Moss House. The cottage is extremely well set up, with a washing machine and dryer -excellent for wet walking clothes after a day on the fells- and a dishwasher, plenty of kitchen utensils, cutlery and crockery, and a wonderful open-fireplace with ample supplies of wood. The bedrooms are comfortable and the bathrooms have excellent power showers. Parking is easy with room for visitors. The views must rank among the best in the Lake District -stunning vistas of the fells. We have already booked to go back in 2014
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Historic Grasmere self catering cottage with fantastic lake and mountain views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p92349
+44 01539435295
Grasmere Windermere & Central Lakes
Owner Submitted Review
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Absolutely superb - best self-catering cottage

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
A delightful cottage run by helpful and friendly owners, who also own the outstanding,nearby, White Moss House. The cottage is extremely well set up, with a washing machine and dryer -excellent for wet walking clothes after a day on the fells- and a dishwasher, plenty of kitchen utensils, cutlery and crockery, and a wonderful open-fireplace with ample supplies of wood. The bedrooms are comfortable and the bathrooms have excellent power showers. Parking is easy with room for visitors. The views must rank among the best in the Lake District -stunning vistas of the fells. We have already booked to go back in 2014
(The guests left this review on another website)
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Historic Grasmere self catering cottage with fantastic lake and mountain views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p92349
+44 01539435295
Grasmere Windermere & Central Lakes
Owner Submitted Review
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A beautiful cottage in a great location

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
Of the many Lake District cottages we've stayed in over the years this has to be the best.The cottage is extremely well equipped, and we loved the spa bath after a long walk.We saw a red squirrel on the terrace, and my husband who is a bird watcher was thrilled to see a nut hatch!
High on a hill, surrounded by trees, you really feel in the middle of nature. A real treat for us city dwellers. Our dog loved it too- chasing scents all around the wild garden.
The views, as has been said before, are amazing. We can't wait to come back.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Historic Grasmere self catering cottage with fantastic lake and mountain views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p92349
+44 01539435295
Grasmere Windermere & Central Lakes
1

we named it "mothstone"

we named it "mothstone"
  • 1 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
nasty carpet in bathroom, moths come out at night in the bedrooms, son had an asthma attack on our first night, smell of mildew permeates throughout cottage, 2nd bathroom is a 75 cm wide joke. front porch awning is falling off the wall. scratched car driving up the narrow gravel path. less time should be spent writing about views outside and more time should be spent cleaning the dust and spider webs on the inside. confronting owner with our concerns got zero response.
Owner's Response: The guests who left on the day this reviewer arrived have already booked two more visits. They are as mystified as us by this review. You will almost certainly see moths and spiders , as well as butterflies, deer, badgers, red squirrels and abundant birdlife. That’s all part of the rich eco system in Lakeland.
The main bathroom has a relaxing spa bath and power shower. Unusually for a 200 year old Lakeland Cottage we have also managed to fit an extra ensuite shower room in the four poster bedroom. Other guests have appreciated this extra facility.
I have read out the comment about the porch to various regular guests to see if they could understand it. No one knows what the reviewer means. The porch is a traditional Lakeland porch, dating from when the cottage was built over 200 years ago. Its style is typical of the vernacular Lake District architecture. Is the reviewer suggesting we should knock it down and replace it with some modern edifice, which would be totally out of character and against our strict planning regulations?
We would love to have had the chance to discuss the reviewers “concerns” face to face, but far from “confronting” us they handed us a note of their complaints as they were leaving, giving us no opportunity address their points.
Obviously the cottage did not suit these guests. We’re sorry that they did not enjoy their visit.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Winderemere
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
M6, junction 36 (from south) or 40 (from north)
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
beach
Car: necessary

Brockstone Cottage is on The Wordsworth Walk, the historic Coffin Path, between Wordsworth's homes Dove Cottage Grasmere and Rydal Mount .By Rydal Mount is the historic Rydal Hall and the newly restored Rydal Hall Gardens. Holehird Gardens Windermere is a short drive. Beyond Rydal is Ambleside and Lake Windermere. Visit Bridge House Ambleside and Zeffirelli's cinema. From Brockstone Cottage you can see White Moss Common and Loughrigg Terrace where Rene Zellweger filmed Miss Potter. Beatrix Potter's house Hill Top Sawrey and John Ruskin's Brantwood Coniston, are a short drive. On Lake Coniston ride The Gondola steamboat and visit the Donald Campbell Museum. Boats can be hired on Grasmere, Windermere, Ullswater and Derwent Water. The Pencil Museum at Keswick, Derwent Water and the Theatre by the Lake Keswick are worth visiting. Grasmere Lake and Grasmere Village is 1 mile,with Wordsworth's grave and Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread shop next to the ancient St. Oswald's church Grasmere

Other Activities: Historic Houses and gardens

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Grasmere, Windermere & Central Lakes

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
May
3 May 2014 - 23 May 2014
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Early Summer
31 May 2014 - 18 Jul 2014
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Summer
19 Jul 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£870
for 7 nights
£870
 
 
Autumn
6 Sep 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
October half term
25 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
November and December
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
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£90
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£490
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £20.00
Notes We are happy to offer flexible changeover days at the last minute.

For the Easter week we can take arrivals on the Friday or Saturday.

These rates are for 2 guests.
There may be a small extra charge for extra guests and also for dogs.



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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Grasmere in Windermere & Central Lakes

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Activities Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Maps
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite shower room to the four poster room.
  • Relaxing spa bath with electric power shower over the top. Great to relax in after a days walking on the Lakeland mountains! Four poster room has its own ensuite shower and toilet. This is a really lovely place to relax after your days out walking in the beautiful countryside.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Four Poster Room - 1 Double Bed
    Twin Room - 2 Single Bed
  • Four poster room has high beamed ceiling with en-suite shower, sink and toilet.Lakeland mountain views Twin room has sink. Lakeland mountain views. Separate bathroom with spa bath Top quality bedding and towels are provided , and your comfy beds are made up ready for your arrival.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Radio
  • Music Library
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This Grasmere cottage has a wild lakeland graden, and it is not suitable for unsupervised young children.The garden is on a hillside, and a stream runs through the garden . The cottage inside is not equipped with child safety features.We do not recommend the cottage for families with young children. There are quite steep stairs inside to the bedrooms, and outside steps to gain access from the drive to the terrace which make it unsuitable to guests with walking difficulties. Brockstone Cottage is on the Wordsworth Walk between Grasmere and Rydal. Access is on a tarmac road off the A591 from Wordsworth's Dove Cottage ,Grasmere or from White Moss House ,for half a mile, followed by a track for the last 300 yards. In extreme winter weather conditions it may not be possible to take a car all the way to cottage. The track after Brockstone becomes a walking path, leading to Rydal Village and on to Ambleside.In extreme winter weather iit might not be possible to reach the cottage by car.
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