Brockstone Grasmere Cottage is a special place to stay in the Lake District. We tend yo get booked up well in advance. Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Our next available week is 8-15 September. We also have weeks available in October- a glorious time to visit the Lakes..
Several weeks in 2019 are already fully booked.
The Lake District has just been designated a Unesco World Heritage site. What better place to be! You can read our blog for up to date information about current events and for tips about how to get the best out of your stay at Brockstone Grasmere Cottage. There's something new about Lake District events every week.
If you've ever walked along the famous Wordsworth Walk from Dove Cottage, Grasmere to Rydal Village, you'll have gone right by . In her recent TV programme "Best 100 walks in Britain" Julia Bradbury made the walk from Grasmere to Rydal her 27th top walk in the UK. This walk goes right past the door of Brockstone Grasmere Cottage.
Our cottage is called Brockstone, from the old word "brock" meaning badger. You may see badgers, red squirrels, deer, buzzards.....you are surrounded by nature.
Perched high on a Lakeland hillside with views over Rydal to the Coniston Fells this romantic famous 200 year old cottage is many people's ideal Grasmere holiday cottage.
The master bedroom has four poster bed, a high beamed ceiling and an ensuite shower, toilet and sink.
The second bedroom has twin beds and a sink, with lots of cupboard space in the built in wardrobes.
All the beds are made up with 100% high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. All bed have feather duvets. Extra blankets are provided. Big fluffy towels.
The family bathroom has a spa bath with a power shower over the bath. Guests tell us that relaxing in the spa bath ( maybe with a glass of wine) after a long day walking the Lakeland fells is just heavenly.
The ground floor was recently totally refurbished. The lounge has two new sofas, a log burning stove, TV, DVD/CD player, ipod dock. There is a bookcase full of interesting reading. Chess and jigsaws are provided too. See our website brockstonegrasmere.co.uk. for more details and extra photos.
The new kitchen has a built in Bosch Oven, hob and washer dryer. There is also a built in dishwasher, microwave and extractor fan. We have a lovely retro Smeg fridge freezer.
There is an antique pine dining table.
The ground floor opens onto the terrace, and all the rooms have great views.
Outside is one of the sunniest terraces in the Lakes. As our holiday cottage is perched high up on a hillside, facing south, it gets the maximum sun even in winter when houses in the valleys are shaded from the sun by the mountains.
It's a real treat to relax in the sun at the end of an active day, gazing over the Lakeland hills at the views that have inspired generations of artists.
On the terrace is a large dining table, four chairs with soft seat covers, and there is a barbecue and sun umbrella stored in the outhouse.
There is private parking for two cars.
The cottage is at the end of a track, beyond which there is only a footpath. No traffic can pass by.
Situated on the beautiful 'Wordsworth Walk' from Dove Cottage Grasmere to Rydal, with car access by private track, only walkers pass by.
Four poster with ensuite shower; twin room;spa bathroom; lounge with open fire;Smeg kitchen diner, terrace with views of Rydal Water ,Loughrigg and Coniston fells. Outstanding walks from the door to Ambleside,Rydal,Grasmere,Elterwater or for the more adventurous,Loughrigg, Silver Howe,Nab Scar, Fairfield . After an energetic day relax in the spa bath,or enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace watching the sunset over Lake District Mountains. Visit excellent restaurants and pubs in Grasmere or Ambleside;buy superb local produce from specialist shops;enjoy the seclusion of your Rydal Water ,Grasmere self catering home
Lake District Walking: Brockstone Cottage is the perfect base for a walking holiday in the Lake District. Located on the famous 'Wordsworth Walk', also known as the ancient 'coffin road' from Rydal to Grasmere,step out of the door and go! Gentle walks lead to Rydal and Ambleside, round Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake, to Grasmere Village, with stops for a pub lunch.Go along Loughrigg Terrace ( where Rene Zellweger filmed Miss Potter ) to Elterwater (pub lunch at the Brittania!) or over Silver Howe or Loughrigg for great views.For high level walks, Nab Scar and the Fairfield Horseshoe , ( over 3,000 feet) a classic circular Lakeland mountain walk, start from Brockstone Cottage. The Coniston Fells and Langdale Pikes can be seen from Brockstone Terrace, Helvellyn is a short drive. We are happy to advise and lend maps and books. The many walking shops in the area offer a huge range of equipment at all prices. At the end of the day, relax in the spa bath and watch the sunset over the Lake District Mountains.
We know that many of of guests love to bring their dog on their walking holiday to the Lakes, and a well behaved dog is welcome. We ask that dogs do not climb on the furniture and that they stay downstairs. Owners are responsible for their dogs at all times.
Food and drink in the Lake District: The Lake District offers a huge range of excellent pubs, cafes and restaurants. In Grasmere there are places to eat at all levels, including the amazing Michelin Starred Forest Side. The Jumble room also continues to be very popular, whilst Potted Out, Lewis's and Greens are all good cafe/restaurants. Also in Grasmere is a pretty good Coop with reasonable wines and beers.
If your visit coincides with the first Friday of the motnh you can take advantage of the new and excellent Farmers' Market in Grasmere village centre.
Ambleside (2 miles) has a wide choice of restaurants, and a good selection of take away food. Zeffirellis Restaurant and Cinema offer an excellent 2 course vegetarian meal and reserved cinema seat at excellent prices (book in advance).
Booth's Supermarket Windermere offer stop quality local food, and an award winning wine section.
There are specialist bakeries and delis in Ambleside.
There are lots of good pubs with Lakeland Beers in Rydal and Grasmere, and the famous Drunken Duck is 15 mins.
Lakeland shows, theatre,music, films: If you have any energy left after a day in the fresh air, there are many great venues offering theatre music and film.
The Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, has an excellent repertoire of plays throughout the year, and also has music events and literary festival.
Zeffirellis Cinema Ambleside shows 5 films every day with live music weekends.
Dove Cottage, Grasmere has a visiting poet and poetry readings most Tuesdays.
The highly acclaimed Grasmere Players put on live theatre in Grasmere Village hall in the Summer and at Christmas.
The Old Laundry, Bowness, has plays, music and live events throughout the year.
The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, has an interesting mix of music, theatre and cinema.
The Lake District Summer Music Festival takes places in Ambleside and the surrounding villages in August.
All Lakeland villages have their own shows and sports days throughout the summer, with fell racing, Cumberland wrestling, cycling, track running,hound trails and many other sports and entertainments.
Sheep dogs shows, garden festivals, jazz and beer festivals too many to mention!
We have the facility to take payments by credit card, debit card, cheque or bank transfer.