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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
    6
    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (24 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #890
      24
      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.6/5
        (16 reviews)
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        • 5 BR
        • 6 BA
        • Sleeps 10
        Cottage #8118515
        16
        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #8131921
          1
          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #8150565
            3
            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (9 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #8133888
              9
              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                • 4 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                Cottage #6717007
                1
                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Multiple rentals Apartment #8148306
                  1
                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 5 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    Cottage #8227880
                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Cottage #1968919
                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Multiple rentals Apartment #8148306
                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Apartment #1931104
                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #1967813
                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #6717006
                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (5 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #8129479
                                5
                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #8148306
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cottage #6717008
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Cottage #8147021
                                      4
                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #8208913
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #8148306
                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #6717185
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #1862642
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #6717385
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Cottage #6882580
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Apartment #8179968
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #6717384
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #6980301
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Cottage #8179972
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Farmhouse #6717009
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Apartment #6922987
                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8139364
                                                                5
                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8139364
                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8139323
                                                                    9
                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #8148320
                                                                      1
                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #1983411
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (22 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #1933633
                                                                          22
                                                                          Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (40 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                            Bungalow #1905885
                                                                            40
                                                                            Viewed 86 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (23 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Cottage #1123064
                                                                              23
                                                                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (19 reviews)
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                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                House #1747932
                                                                                19
                                                                                Viewed 39 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
                                                                                  26
                                                                                  Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #6472092
                                                                                    15
                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (27 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Barn #8173830
                                                                                      27
                                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (21 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Bungalow #8146970
                                                                                        21
                                                                                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #6492026
                                                                                          13
                                                                                          Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (17 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            House #1883428
                                                                                            17
                                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (31 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #1933735
                                                                                              31
                                                                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (17 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Cottage #8076509
                                                                                                17
                                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (18 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                  House #8159153
                                                                                                  18
                                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (22 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Cottage #1876740
                                                                                                    22
                                                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #8144499
                                                                                                      10
                                                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A great holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived at the bungalow in glorious sunshine and were immediately impressed with the splendid garden which surrounded the property. Claverley's location is very central to both Windermere town and Bowness, and an excellent base for exploring the South Lakes The house was spacious with enough room and facilities for our needs, which included those of a centenarian and an almost one year old.. We had some minor difficulties with the heating and the clothes washer, but these were readily dealt with thanks to the owner's availability and helpfulness.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful location and beautiful property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Property was in a beautiful location and 5-10 minutes walk to local supermarket, town and train station and a further 15 minutes stroll to get to the bowness pier which we ventured into routinely. The property was in a quiet area and we had the privacy and use of Garden and decking which was beautiful as the sun shone on it all day long. I feel the photos of the property don't even do it justice- Helen has got lovely homely detail throughout the property and it is incredibly spacious. 7 adults stayed here and all of us agreed that we would absolutely stay here again when visiting the Lake District. Thank you so much Helen and thank you for being so quick at replying to my messages all the time!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017