Where to stay around Grasmere?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,243 holiday lettings near Grasmere. From 577 cottages to 546 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Grasmere is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Grasmere?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Grasmere. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Grasmere Garden Village: 2,395 holiday lettings
  • Dove Cottage: 2,386 holiday lettings
  • Wordsworth Museum: 2,386 holiday lettings
  • Helm Crag: 2,383 holiday lettings
  • St Oswald's Church: 2,382 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Grasmere listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Grasmere?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 577 cottages in Grasmere. Our other popular types of Grasmere holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 546 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 66 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 29 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Grasmere?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 73 holiday homes with pool available in Grasmere. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    A holiday rental home in Grasmere is the perfect escape from the every bustle.

    Grasmere is located in Cumbria which is set in the Lake District National Park. There is plenty to do all throughout the year and visitors often find that the best way to enjoy the area is by taking a holiday rental home or cottage. This allows the rental home to be the centre of their activities whilst allowing them to enjoy many of the comforts of home.

    Things to do on holiday to Grasmere

    Grasmere, like much of the Lake District, is a wonderful spot for those who enjoy the out of doors. There are, of course, many options for water sports. Hiking, camping and, for the more adventurous, mountain climbing are also popular activities. The famous poet William Wordsworth is from Grasmere and two homes where he lived still stand. The homes, Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, are both open for visitors. Those who love his work will enjoy the chance to gain inspiration by visiting these homes. The most important event of the year in Grasmere would be Grasmere Sports. This yearly event takes place in the month of August and has been a Grasmere tradition since 1852. Grasmere Sports features a variety of games including wrestling and hound trails.

    Places to visit on holiday to Grasmere

    For visitors who enjoyed a stop by the homes of Williams Wordsworth, they may also like to visit some other notable literary sites that are located nearby. There are attractions with ties to both Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin within a short drive of Grasmere. Those wishing to take in as much of the Lake District as possible may choose to take a guided tour. There are several tour operators in the area, including Lakes Supertours. Visitors can get a glimpse of several important attractions all from the comfort of a luxury coach.

    Weather in Grasmere

    Whilst the weather in Grasmere is a bit milder than in some other parts of the country, there are some factors to consider when travelling. The area has a good amount of rainfall throughout the year, but the most rain occurs in the latter part of fall and winter. The winter days are quite short, which limits many outdoor activities. The year round average temperatures are between 5 and 15 degrees Celsius.While many choose to holiday to Grasmere in the summer, visitors will find relatively mild temperatures all year.

    Travel to Grasmere

    There are plenty of options for travelling to Grasmere. Visitors can fly into either Newcastle(NCL) or Manchester (MAN). Another option is to fly into Blackpool (BLK). Whilst this will require a drive of about an hour to reach Grasmere, the fares are often less expensive. Visitors can also ferry into the area. From many ports in Europe, those wishing to visit Grasmere can board a ferry to Newcastle. Railway is another popular form of travel in the area. The closest station is Penrith Railway.

    Activities and attractions in Grasmere

    Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Grasmere has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Brantwood (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
    • Go Ape Grizedale (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
    • Windermere Golf Club (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
    • Rookin House Activity Centre (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
    • Lakes Aqaurium (13 mi / 20.9 km)
    • Whinlatter Forest Park (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Grasmere

    Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Grasmere is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Helm Crag (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
    • Easdale Tarn (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
    • Alcock Tarn (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
    • Lake District (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
    • Dora's Field (2 mi / 3.3 km)
    • Skelwith Force (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)