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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Grasmere also enquired about cottages in Lakeside & Newby Bridge, cottages in Bowness & Windermere and cottages in Ambleside

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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    Cottage #8162495
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      Excellent! 4.4/5
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      Cottage #8113477
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        Excellent! 4.6/5
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        • 5 BR
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        Cottage #8118515
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 2 BA
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          Apartment #890
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            Cottage #1967813
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              • 4 BR
              • 1 BA
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              Farmhouse #8124464
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
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                Cottage #8139323
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 4 BA
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                  Cottage #6717007
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
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                    Cottage #8150565
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                      • 2 BR
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                      Cottage #8131921
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                        • 2 BR
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                        Apartment #1931104
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                          Cottage #6717006
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                            Cottage #6717374
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                              • 3 BR
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                              Cottage #6717008
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                                Cottage #6717185
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                                  Apartment #6717204
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                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    Apartment #8133888
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                                      • 3 BR
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                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Cottage #6882580
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #6717385
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #6717384
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Cottage #6717375
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #1862642
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 4 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Farmhouse #6717009
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Cottage #6717275
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Apartment #6922987
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                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #1968919
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                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8139364
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8139364
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Cottage #8148320
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Cottage #1983411
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Cottage #1933633
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                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #6492026
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Cottage #1123064
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                      House #1747932
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        Bungalow #1905885
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                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          Bungalow #8146970
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                                                                          Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Cottage #1933735
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                                                                            Viewed 45 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 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                House #8159153
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                                                                                Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                                  Cottage #1876740
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                                                                                  Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                    House #8151978
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                                                                                    Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Apartment #8144499
                                                                                      5
                                                                                      Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (81 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Cottage #411435
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                                                                                        Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Good! 3.7/5
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Cottage #8161669
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                                                                                          Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            Cabin #8132074
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                                                                                            Viewed 118 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (26 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              Barn #1949986
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                                                                                              Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Cottage #8076509
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                                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #6505578
                                                                                                  24
                                                                                                  Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                                    Barn #8173830
                                                                                                    26
                                                                                                    Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (35 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      House #8079212
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic House in a Fantastic Location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The house was very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. It's 20mins walk from town which is perfect. A lovely touch having a bottle of wine to greet us when we arrived. The garage is perfect for storing bikes in. We really enjoyed our stay and will be visiting again later in the year.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Brilliant house and brilliant location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have recently returned from a wonderful short break in a brilliant house. The house's location really helped to make our stay in the lakes extra special. It is only a short walk to Windermere and an even shorter walk to Bowness. The house is incredibly cosy and has everything you will need. We will definitely be back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent week in the lakes

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I stayed here in November for my birthday with 9 of my best friends. We had a great week exploring the local towns, villages and pubs. We embraced the beautiful scenery and hiked up the hills and strolled along the reservoirs, often popping in to a cafe for a refuel on cake and tea! The house was beautiful and a perfect location for a big group get together. The bedrooms were large with beautiful views. The kitchen was large and had a wonderful big table where we are many home made meals. The living spaces were cosy and we felt like we were at home, not a guest house. All in all we had a fabulous weekend and would definitely like to come back for another stays I would recommend this property to anyone with families or big groups looking for a relaxing outdoors holiday in a beautiful tranquil village.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016