2 bedrooms,log burner, spa bath,four poster, sunny terrace perfect for walkers
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About Sue Dixon
We have lived at White Moss House , 10 minutes walk away from the cottage, for nearly 40 years. White Moss House was a highly rated small hotel and restaurant, with top entries in the Good Food Guide for many years, before we retired. We used Brockstone Cottage as an extra hotel room- it was very popular. In recent years we have taken it more easy, so White Moss now is our home, and we rent Brockstone Cottage, Grasmere as a wonderful place to spend your Lake District holiday. We are nearby should you need any help, but respect your privacy throughout your stay. Usually we just see guests when they collect the keys and drop them off, but we are very happy to advise on walks, activities, tips, where to go- anything to make your stay at Brockstone Cottage as perfect as possible. I write blogs about the Lake District, things to do and see, and current events, which you can find easily online, via White Moss House or Brockstone Grasmere cottage.
Sue Dixon purchased this Cottage in 1976
Why Sue Dixon chose Grasmere
If you've seen the views, you'll know why this is such a wonderful place to stay. Sitting on the terrace, watching the changing weather over towards Wetherlam or Rydal Water is just fabulous. One day we would like to retire to Brockstone! Many places in the Lake District are tucked away down the valleys, and in the villages, where very little sun reaches. Brockstone Cottage is high enough to get all the sun available. This special cottage has a large terrace, with dining table and chairs for eating outside at lunchtime or on a long summer's evening. The cottage is surrounded by a wild garden, with a stream running under the house. Inside there are all the modern facilities you need for a comfortable holiday in the Lakes. The Lake District has been designated a Unesco World Heritage site. For more photos, reviews and information you can look at our website.
What makes this Cottage unique
There is no passing traffic. Only deer, sheep, red squirrels and walkers pass by. At the end of a hard day's walking ( you can start at the door) soak tired limbs in a spa bath. Heaven! From the door of the cottage you can set out on walks and hikes in all directions. Some guests never use their car at all, apart from the odd trip to the shops. If you do want to explore further afield, the location of Brockstone Cottage is very central . We welcome a well behaved dog .
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Thank you - lovely cottage
Perfect stay, lovely tranquil cottage a walk from Grasmere, although a very steep climb back if walking from Grasmere, so car advisable, as we found out :)
This holiday was one of the best I have ever had in respect of the location of the cottage, the cottage and all the views, walks and scenery around us. Check in/out was so straightforward and laid back with a map and details about the cottage, we soon felt at home. We drove up to the cottage on arrival day (glad I watched the video on the drive from Dove Cottage, this helped me a lot) and did not move the car once until departure day. Sue and Peter are very lucky people to own this property and I felt a lucky person to have had the pleasure in staying in their property.
Lovely Cottage in a great location
Cosy, warm and comfortable cottage. Well equipped. Stunning views. Perfect for walks from the door. Peaceful, yet only 20 minutes walk from the bustling village of Grasmere.
Gorgeous, magical home
Brockstone is such a remarkably special place, and Sue and Peter were incredible hosts, going above and beyond to make my stay the best imaginable. The house is so lovely, perfectly situated--a short walk to Grasmere and close both to well-trodden sites and tracks a bit more off the beaten path. Circumstances forced me to leave a day early, which was heartbreaking! I can't wait to return and to bring my family next time.
Thank you very much for this wonderful review.
We are delighted that you loved the cottage and its location. We agree with you- it's pretty special!
We do hope that you will be able to return sometime soon, hopefully bringing your family too.
Thank you again,
Sue and Peter
Beautiful cottage, wonderful views
We've walked past this cottage many times, and were thrilled to be able to stay there. Inside the cottage is beautiful and has everything you need for a great holiday. The views are wonderful. We loved walking from the door. Even in November we could sit on the terrace in the afternoon sun. We can see that the cottage already has a lot of booking for next year, so we're going to plan ahead and book to return in 2018.
Delightful Cottage with Beautiful Views
Brockstone was absolutely ideal for us. It has been beautifully decorated and furnished, whilst still retaining the lovely cottage feel which we love. The lounge with the log burner was great to come back to after a day's sight seeing and was already laid for our first night. The kitchen was well equipped and, whilst we had our main meals out at lunch time, would have had everything if I had wanted to prepare a full meal.
I normally can't wait to get home to my own bed but the four poster double bed was so comfortable, I was reluctant to leave it and the lovely large room. Also, the spa bath was a real bonus and very relaxing. The views from the house are beautiful and on the sunny days, which we were lucky to have during the mixed weather we have been having in March, were even more lovely. Our dog enjoyed the walks along the track to the duck ponds in the morning and evening and even had an impromptu swim when he thought chasing a duck would be a good idea, having not realised they were in water. I finally saw the elusive red squirrel on our last day just down the track.
I can highly recommend Brockstone if you like peace and quiet but with plenty to do not too far away. The drive up the track to the house was a bit challenging the first time we drove up as it is very narrow in places. The startled look on the faces of the ramblers when they suddenly see a car heading towards them on their pathway is quite funny when we drove out in the mornings. Thanks again Sue for sharing your lovely cottage and hopefully we will be back.
Thank you very much Gina for taking the time to write this lovely review.
It is always our wish that guests will find Brockstone Cottage matches up to their hopes and expectations when booking a holiday cottage in the Lakes We are really thrilled that you both found everything so much to your liking on your first visit.
We hope that you will be able to visit us again sometime. Meanwhile, thank you once again.
The Lake District is a Unesco World Heritage site.. The Lake District scenery has inspired countless poets and authors, including William Wordsworth, Coleridge, Ruskin, Turner and Constable. Our Grasmere holiday cottage, Brockstone, is located in the heart of this beautiful landscape.
Brockstone Cottage is on The 'Wordsworth Walk, between his famous home Dove Cottage Grasmere, and the house he lived in during his later life, Rydal Mount. This walk is also known as the historic 'Coffin Path',as it was used by Rydal Parishioners to walk to St Oswald's Grasmere in ancient times.
Adjacent to Rydal Mount is the historic Rydal Hall and the newly restored Rydal Hall Gardens. Holehird Gardens Windermere is a short drive. Beyond Rydal is Ambleside and Lake Windermere. Visit Bridge House Ambleside and Zeffirelli's cinema. From Brockstone Cottage you can see White Moss Common and Loughrigg Terrace where Rene Zellweger filmed Miss Potter. Beatrix Potter's house Hill Top Sawrey and John Ruskin's Brantwood Coniston, are a short drive. On Lake Coniston ride The Gondola steamboat and visit the Donald Campbell Museum. Boats can be hired on Grasmere, Windermere, Ullswater and Derwent Water. The Pencil Museum at Keswick, Derwent Water and the Theatre by the Lake Keswick are worth visiting. Grasmere Lake and Grasmere Village are less than 1 mile,with Wordsworth's grave and Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread shop next to the ancient St. Oswald's church Grasmere
Other Activities: Historic Houses and gardens