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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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                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stayed four nights...absolutely delighted with the quality, cleanliness and facilities in the apartment. Enjoyed some local walking and dining and generally a thoroughly relaxing time.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Cosy cottage in a perfect location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We are a family of 5 (+1 dog) and had the pleasure of staying at Acorn cottage over the new year week. The location is so tranquil and is hard to better in terms of there being so many walks immediately from the doorstep; we only had to use the car to fetch supplies and for the odd evening out. We were blessed with an amazingly sunny week which afforded some breathtaking views (and photos). The cottage is well equipped, clean and warm - despite the freezing temperatures outside. We made good use of the Ipod dock in the kitchen and the interactive TV allowed us to open a netflix account for our boys to download films of an evening. The shelves in the lounge are well stocked with games and books and we were particularly pleased with the laminated route guides for local walks. We used these on many days including walks to Elterwater, Coniston and the Drunken Duck Inn in Barngates. We love this area of the lakes and felt very much at home at the cottage. Subject to its availability, we would definitely return there and will be highly recommending it to our friends. Colin & Joanne (Manchester)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Fabulous base in ideal location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Booked a last minute break to blow the cobwebs off. Communication with the owners was extremely easy and they ensured we had all the information we needed. They clearly love and look after their property. The lodge is spotlessly clean (our daughter now completes a "Four in the Bed" test -passed with flying colours 😉) with all the equipment you could need for a self-catering stay. A real home from home. We were more than warm enough for our winter stay. In fact we found we were warmer here than some stone built cottages we have stayed in in the local area at this time of year. Fabulous walking into the Langdale valleys and onto Loughrigg fell without having to move the car -always a bonus. Make sure you follow the public footpath signs up the hill on site to get one of the best views of Elterwater and the Langdale Pikes. Recommend without hesitation.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016