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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.

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                                                                    Excellent loved it will be going back again

                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                    Location beautiful scenery lovely when opening curtains had beauitful weather so had breakfast outside fantastic people cottage well equipped had everything we needed. Very clean and cosy with open log fire.Would recommend Ambleside cottage to others definitely be going again next year. had a fantastic time thank you.
                                                                    • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                    A most memorable week

                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                    We booked Rothay Lodge for our small wedding party and had a truly wonderful week which hold very special memories for us. The lodge was everything we expected and more. A home from home with the added bonus of the stunning views and beautiful gardens. We were lucky enough to meet the owners who were staying in the apartment next door and were very helpful and accommodating. We hired a local chef called Nick Foster for the wedding meal which I can highly recommend.The food and the waitress service were exceptional and very reasonably priced. We were blessed with good weather which enabled us to go on several walks and admire the breath taking views of this wonderful part of the Lake District. There are several good walks from Grasmere. No need to take the car! We called into Tweedies Bar for the local beer festival and had a great evening. I would highly recommend Rothay Lodge as the perfect house for your stay in Grasmere. You will not be disappointed.
                                                                    • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                    Beautiful cottage in stunning location

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                                                                    We have rented many cottages over the years, but have to say that this was the most special yet. The cottage itself, recently renovated, was perfect with all the facilities one could want: a very well equipped kitchen, lovely sitting room with wood burning stove; two very comfortable bedrooms; plenty of hot water and efficient heating (that we turned on for the one day when the not so warm English summer walk had left us feeling a bit chilly!). Then there are the views: sitting on the terrace in front of the house looking over Loughrigg Fell and down to Rydal Water was truly inspiring. No wonder Wordsworth spent so much of his time here... The location is great: turning right out of the cottage for a 15 minute walk into Grasmere; or left down to Rydal, and a quick few minutes straight down to White Moss. It did mean that we could leave the car behind on several occasions as we set out to explore, including lovely walks around Grasmere Lakeand Rydal Water, and up to Buckstones Jump for a (quick) dip. The cottage's owners, Sue and Peter, couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful with suggestions and tips for making the week all the more enjoyable. All in all, a quite wonderful week in an incredibly special spot.
                                                                    • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016