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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.

    Excellent! 4.3/5
    (6 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #8113477
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      Exceptional! 5/5
      (24 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #890
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        Excellent! 4.6/5
        (16 reviews)
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        • 5 BR
        • 6 BA
        • Sleeps 10
        Cottage #8118515
        16
        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #8131921
          1
          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (3 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #8150565
            3
            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
              • 4 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Cottage #6717007
              1
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Multiple rentals Apartment #8148306
                1
                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #8133888
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (9 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #8139323
                    9
                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8148306
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #1931104
                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 5 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Cottage #8227880
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Cottage #1967813
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #6717006
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Multiple rentals Apartment #8148306
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #6717008
                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #8148306
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (4 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Cottage #8147021
                                      4
                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #6717185
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #8208913
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Cottage #1968919
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #1862642
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #6980301
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #6717385
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • Separate Toilets
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                                                    Cottage #6882580
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #6717384
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Apartment #8179968
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Cottage #8179972
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
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                                                            Farmhouse #6717009
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Apartment #6922987
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Apartment #8129479
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                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8139364
                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8139364
                                                                    5
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #8148320
                                                                      1
                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        Cottage #1983411
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                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (21 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Cottage #1933633
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                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Cottage #1123064
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                                                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (35 reviews)
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                              Bungalow #1905885
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                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cottage #6492026
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                                                                                Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #8076509
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                                                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    House #1747932
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                                                                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (26 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      House #8151978
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                                                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                                        Bungalow #8146970
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                                                                                        Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                                          Barn #8173830
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                                                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (29 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #1933735
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                                                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Apartment #6472092
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                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                                Apartment #8144499
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                                                                                                Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  House #1883428
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                                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (28 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Barn #1949986
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                                                                                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (29 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cabin #8160308
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great location! Beautiful property! ..perfect holiday

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We booked the bungalow to go away with our family to the lakes. Having previously been for my mum's 60th to Keswick. We wanted to show my mum and dad the beauty of Windermere. The bungalow was in a great location 5 mins walk from both towns Windermere and Bowness. Great facilities there was 7 of us 3 couples and a teenager the 4 bedrooms suited us well. Also an en-suite. Spacious light rooms. Very clean. Had great facilities we didnt need for anything. Had a great big garden to enjoy the lovely weather and private. Would definitely recommend and stay again. I would advise access for a wheelchair is the only downside the photos don't show the front of the bungalow, there are 6 high steps and a steep drive. We could get round the side although still a bit tricky. But once in everything else was fine. But overall it was a lovely stay
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property was well situated, with wonderful views, two sunny terraces. Inside the rooms were well furnished in character with the area but modern with a great log fire and full central heating . The two bathrooms well equipped with great showers , one over a bath. The is extensive equipment and cooking facilities . Overall a great experience. We hope to visit again later this year . Many thanks to the owners
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017