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Grisedale Cottage

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely old cottage."

    Great location for walking in Newlands and the north western fells.

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property felt really home from home."

    Perfect location too. Everything you needed was there would go back definatley

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2023

  • "We absolutely loved staying at Grisedale Cottage."

    It doesn't have the most up to date interior but it is so comfortable and warm that it made it hard to leave! The owners have thought of everything you need for a short stay and we'd love to go back. The location is beautiful and you can easily start a day's walk from the door. It's quite remote but the pub is within walking distance and a village just down the road you have everything you need.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2023

  • "We love Grisedale Cottage - this was our third successive year since we first found it!"

    It is in a wonderful spot, quiet and with walks in every direction. For a walking holiday in the heart of the Lakes, it is hard to beat. Grisedale Cottage is warm and comfortable, and we like the way it has been modernised while retaining the feel of the structure of the building. We were 6 altogether for several days, and there is plenty of space and bathroom/shower facilities for that number. We hope to be back!

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2023

  • "Another fantastic stay in our favourite Lakes cottage."

    The property was very clean & tidy as always and very well equipped. Just one wish would be going back to providing towels as having to bring these for all the family adds a lot to the luggage. Thanks for another great week.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "The one double bedroom opposite the bathroom desperately needs a new mattress to ensure a good nights sleep."

    Also when I lifted the bottom sheet there was some loose clippings possibly from the dried leaves in the dish on the window sill. I had to ring the manager of the home as I could not open the window as I didn’t want to force it, it looked newly painted so I thought I would ring for help and I must say she was rather abrupt. Otherwise the cottage was perfect.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.4Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful location stunning scenery lovely cottage only request would be for a ..."

    Beautiful location stunning scenery lovely cottage only request would be for a dryer in case weather bad a better mattress on the 2nd double bed overall well worth visit and would certainly go again

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2023

  • "The location was fabulous."

    Lots of walks on the doorstep. Very peaceful apart from a rude awaken at 5.30am one morning by visitors at the outdoor activity centre next door. The garden is fenced but is not secure enough to prevent a dog escaping. The accommodation is comfortable even if the decor is a little dated. The oven and hob were also dated and slow to heat. A dishwasher would have been helpful. Wi-Fi was good. But overall we have a lovely stay and would book again.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely spacious cottage in fantasic location."

    Had all we needed for a great stay. Other than mastering the control of the storage heaters (for which, to be fair, we were too lazy to follow the instructions) we wouldn't change a thing. Loved sitting in the bay window reading and watching the birds outside (and the rain on the window!). Maybe a small welcome pack with tea bags and milk would be nice, but we came prepared so were fine without. Great to have books and games, Torch also came in handy as there was a short power cut when storm Noah came through! Would like to stay again.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Apr 2023

  • "A fantastic location in a lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Given that it was freezing temperatures upon our arrival, it would have been very welcomed for the cottage to have its heating on and a bag of fuel for the fire provided."

    Thank goodness for extra blankets! The advert needs to state provide your own fuel. The washing up liquid and tea towels were a lovely surprise given it is post COVID and we had to take our own towels. Bit confused by that but still great they were there. Shame insufficient toilet rolls were not provided. Again, make it clear what is needed to be brought. Finally, our stay was just before Christmas yet there were no decorations whatsoever. It could have made the cottage so magical given it's amazing location.

    Reviewed by Lorraine3.8Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Grisedale Cottage."

    It has a superb location, is very comfortable and very well equipped. Despite the freezing temperatures we were very cosy and enjoyed some superb walking. Having the Swinside Inn up the road was great too! We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage in an amazing location."

    Didn't give full marks for comfort only because: a) 2 upstairs bathrooms would have been perfect b) 2 of us banged our heads on the extractor fan, getting bread out of the bread bin! I think we will be back! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Nov 2022

  • "We have stayed at this property numerous times over many years and love the location."

    It is getting a bit tired now so some bits def need updating. Will we be back? Absolutely.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2022

  • "New hob required ."

    Very hard to regulate storage heaters need updating. Otherwise it’s okay.

    Reviewed by Trevor3.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely spot lovely cottage & people great break away from everything thank you!"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really good property and we would certainly go again."

    A couple of areas for improvement: Weather is often damp in the lakes and things are difficult to dry. A combined washer dryer (there is currently no dryer) would be a significant improvement Garden is enclosed. However, fence is not good enough to keep in a dog or small children. Improved fencing would be good.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Very comfortable with everything we need for a relaxing family holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Another wonderful stay in the cottage - our 22nd year."

    Grisedale is such a homely cottage and is as cosy as it is well appointed. It's spacious, beautifully furnished and in a supreme location. Highly recommended for the North Western Lake District.

    Reviewed by Dan4.7Jul 2022

  • "We stayed in Grisedale Cottage at much the same time last year 2021, and thoroughly enjoyed our time then, as we did this year."

    The cottage is lovely, and the location wonderful when you are looking for somewhere peaceful and quiet, yet with a bit of life in the form of youngsters coming and going to the adventure centre close by. It is off the beaten track, hence the peace, with walks in all directions - wonderful! We hope to be back, all being well, in 2023!

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2022

  • "The mattresses especially in double room were very uncomfortable and not good ..."

    The mattresses especially in double room were very uncomfortable and not good for anyone with back problems Otherwise excellent well located cottage

    Reviewed by Hazel4.1May 2022

  • "A lovely house in a tranquil setting."

    Nice garden which was well maintained. This house felt like home from home very quickly and would return if going back to the Lake District. A quiet part of the Lakes but close to Keswick for shops etc. Walks from the door which was lovely for the dogs.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "Located in a quiet park of the Lake District but easy drive to Keswick."

    West facing garden for those afternoons spent at the cottage with an afternoon drink. A good location for the Newlands Valley peaks and Grisedale Pike etc. Dog friendly, clean and all the facilities you need. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved staying in Grisedale cottage."

    It was just right for the six of us, and we enjoyed sitting in the garden and looking at the view (as well as then climbing the hills!). It is in a nice quiet corner of the Lake District and within easy walking distance of a nice pub.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay - the cottage is so quiet and surrounded by beautiful scenery."

    Excellent facilities and comfort- we always self cater so a dishwasher would be a welcome addition! A shame there are no towels but the cottage description prepared us and we brought our own . We will definitely be back - so many big walks to be done from the door. Thanks for a brilliant stay.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was very homely and comfortable with just about everything we needed."

    There were 6 of us and 2 dogs and plenty of space to be comfortable in every room, for eating, watching tv etc. The location was great with lots of walking accessible from the house, and a fab local pub nearby serving lovely food. The only area which let it down was a lack of shower towels - there was bed linen and kitchen towels provided, so there is obviously a laundry service. This has been remarked upon by several guests previously and really ought to be addressed. Also, a dishwasher would be a good addition. Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Dec 2021

  • "Our stay at the cottage was pleasant, the only thing I would recommend supply bath towels and maybe welcome pack."

    Reviewed by Suri3.8Nov 2021

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Very warm in the evenings (November), found no need to light the stove in the sitting room. What a location in the Newlands valley. Will book again next year.

    Reviewed by Paul Anthony5.0Nov 2021

  • "Wonderful views."

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a delightful quiet setting, with walks in all directions."

    It is well equipped - it felt lived in, and we are sure the owners must use it regularly. It is spacious, and we lacked nothing - it exceeded our expectations. We found that walking up the road/lane to Skelgill was the best way to get to Derwentwater and the Allerdale Ramble: no traffic and an easy walk. We did the Newlands Circuit; Causey Pike; and cottage - Skelgill - Hawes End on Derwentwater - Grange - Rosthwaite and back. Wonderful walks, happy memories! We some comment about running out of hot water, but had no problem there, as there is a bathroom and shower room, each with an excellent electric shower. In summary, we were smitten and hope to be back! (And just to be clear, we have no connection to the owners - we are grateful to them for making their lovely cottage available to others to enjoy.)

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "There was never enough hot water."

    Even with the “boost” button on the immersion heater the hot water was barely enough for one decent bath. After a day walking the fells everyone in the party wanted to relax in a hot bath. This was a big disappointment.

    Reviewed by Vilma3.4May 2021

  • "The cottage itself was lovely, with a secure garden that our spaniel enjoyed safely exploring."

    However, the storage heaters had been off which, combined with the unexpected cold weather (thick snow on the peaks), made for a chilly first night. There was only one small cupboard in the kitchen which was not already full of things for us to keep food in. The email we had with the final cottage details, plus the description on the website (now altered, I note), stated that towels were provided. When we turned up there were no towels. After a chat with the very nice lady in charge, we established that the cottage never had towels and the description was wrong. Fortunately we were able to buy the last couple of towels in Cockermouth Sainsbury's that night. Finally your email stated that checkout was at 10am but the instructions in the cottage stated 9am. We erred on the side of caution and vacated by 9. Overall, a lovely cottage in a beautiful location - the photographs really do it justice - only let down by the letting agency's inaccurate emails and website details.

    Reviewed by Jonathan3.8May 2021

  • "We love Grisedale Cottage."

    It was our second visit there. We love the location and that it is cozy, warm and well equipped, even with a slow cooker, which we really appreciate.

    Mrs BrownDec 2019

  • "We have had a lovely stay in this cottage as we always do."

    This place feels like a second home! Be sure to try Grasmere Gingerbread!

    Chris & MazDec 2019

  • "Can't get enough of this place!"

    The cottage, fells, lakes and walking are all so special. Thank you for helping us visit this paradise.

    Wendy & MarkDec 2019

  • "Another visit to this property."

    Spectacular views which we never tire of seeing. Such a shame we had to leave! But the dogs needed some rest!

    Paul & JulieDec 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with mutli-fuel stove.
  • Electric storage heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen provided
  • Travel cot and highchair not provided
  • Secure bike storage
  • Private parking for one car
  • Enclosed wooded gardens and patio area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Please note logs and coal are not supplied however are available to purchase locally
  • Sorry towels are not provided at this cottage.

The property

Grisedale Cottage is a charming, three-bedroom holiday home set at the end of a short row of attractive, 19th century former mill workers' cottages in the village of Stair, near Braithwaite in Cumbria.

It has been enhanced by a more recent extension.

The cottage is set in walker’s paradise.

Nestled attractively at the foot of Catbells and Causey Pike, it is within striking distance of some of the finest peaks in the Lake District.

Easier walking, through the wonderful Newlands valley is also on the doorstep.

It is three and a half miles to the bustling market town of Keswick and is well placed to tour this wonderful part of the world by car.

Ideal for a family or two couples.

Take a few steps up into the hallway and store and hang up your outdoor clothes.

You will find a modern shower room.

Walk into your lovely dual aspect, sitting room and your eyes will be drawn to the delightful, deeply set bay window.

Admire the original ceiling beams, multi-fuel stove and comfortable suite before taking three steps up to your kitchen with dining area.

This is also a dual aspect room with natural light pouring through the windows, giving the room a cheerful and welcoming ambience.

Step out of the kitchen door onto the patio and explore your delightful, wooded gardens, mostly of lawn with mature trees and shrubs.

Go back inside and climb the stairs to find three good-sized and comfortable bedrooms: a double bedroom with king size bed, a double bedroom, and a twin bedroom.

A modern family bathroom has a bath with a separate shower.

For an energetic day visit the Newlands Adventure Centre to try your hand at rock climbing, canoeing, ghyll scrambling or archery.

Walk up Catbells, for panoramic views of shimmering Derwentwater.

Take a leisurely stroll into the timeless Newlands Valley.

Enjoy the riverside path to the well-loved Swinside Inn for a bar meal.

Drive to Keswick to explore specialist shops, excellent restaurants, cafes, and pubs and much more.

Magical Derwentwater lies just a ten-minute walk from the centre of town.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Keswick 3 miles.

Between the magnificent northern lakes of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite, lies the village of Braithwaite. Still retaining much of its traditional appeal, the Coledale Beck runs through the village with whitewashed Lakeland cottages, two village shops and two real ale Inns each brimming with character! Between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw, there really is something for everyone. Visit Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the lake with an open-air theatre, or take a trip around the lake. Lake District Wildlife Park, Dodd Wood, Derwentwater, and Keswick with its wide range of attractions, are also within easy reach.

Please note: Towels aren't provided, guests will need provide their own