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Daisy Cottage

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Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely , comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Love the fact that you are able to park the car and have lots of walks from the cottage. The cottage is well equipped and very spacious. Would like to see a long handled brush for sweeping up in the utility room but apart from that the cottage provides everything needed for holiday stay. Love the pantry - ideal to store everything brought for weeks stay.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely 2 nights ."

    The location is great for walking into grassmere . The cottage had everything we needed .

    Reviewed by Joanne4.1Oct 2023

  • "This is a charming, quaint cottage."

    The bedrooms have lovely views over the village to the hills beyond. The top-floor bedroom is by far the best, being very spacious, with particularly good views. The kitchen is well-equipped, and the living room has plenty of comfortable seating. There are a good selection of books, and also some CD’s and DVD’s which adds to the homely feel. We also appreciated the very good supply of hot water; very useful when four people all want showers/baths in quick succession! Just a couple of minor criticisms: 1. The allocated car spaces are not adjacent to the cottage, but about 50m or so away (this is not specified on the website). This was only an issue for us when unloading/loading the cars (particularly on arrival/departure) but something to be aware of. (It is permitted to pull up outside the cottage when loading/unloading, but this blocks access to the neighbours’ cars). 2. There are notices in the top-floor bedroom warning that the two Velux windows must be kept shut when it is raining, which is quite limiting, as they would have provided much-needed ventilation when it was warm but wet. Overall, we very much enjoyed our stay, and would recommend Daisy Cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay and the views. We take all comments on board. Thank you The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful spacious and very comfortable cottage, home from home!"

    Superb location just a short stroll from Grasmere village. The hottest week we have ever spent in the Lakes so our only comment is that a parasol for upper terrace table would have come in handy. The blocked drain issue we had was sorted extremely quickly even on a Sunday. Would highly recommend Daisy Cottage as well as Sykes/Heart of the Lakes

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2023

  • "The house was lovely, great location and we would definitely stay again however there were a few things we wish we had been aware of."

    -Parking situation was not clear before booking, we had a baby with us who requires the kitchen sink to leave the house so was a bit annoying! Also an a bit annoying having to block each other in if you've got multiple cars as we often wanted to get out early to be on the hills and we had to plan the parking order accordingly. -Stairs are quite twisty, not an issue for us but worth noting on listing. -It rained whilst we were staying, the chimney of the master bedroom fireplace had water dripping down and splashing into the room. I had put our cot in front of it and it got wet. -Lack of curtains in the master bedroom was an issue for baby bedtime! The windows are a tricky shape (and not an issue for most people probably!) but investing in some black out blinds to go with the cot and high chair (and some window cleaner to get the marks of window on leaving, sorry) would be a good investment. -Sensor for light in master bathroom was on very short timer and the door didn't stay shut without a lot of pulling then locking it! -Low lights on stairs were not working (may have been a switch I didn't spot) -Whilst generally clean the house could do with a deep clean, under the sofas was very dusty (and of course our baby found every dust bunny and tried to eat them) Velux windows also really need a clean from outside. -GIANT spider in pantry! -We really liked the info on local walks in the visitor book, really helpful -Really great how dog friendly the house is -Great social living space layout -Good selection of games, questionable music taste in the CD's! Very much enjoyed them anyway! -Lovely garden, really snug in the rain and sunny at the end -Noted you had addressed previous reviews re having basics in the kitchen like salt and pepper, much appreciated not having to buy for a weeks visit!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location!"

    Thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property very well located."

    Well equipped for what we needed for a week away in the lakes. Lovely little walk to get to the centre of Grasmere. The weather was not on our side so we didn’t utilise the garden but this also looked a lovely space for a summers evening. Wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was our third visit to Daisy Cottage and it was as lovely as ever."

    It's a real home from home for us now and we're already planning next year's visit. The location is wonderful but also the cottage has everything you could need, is cosy, clean and comfortable. The view from the table at the top of the garden is sublime. Thank you for accommodating us with 3 dogs too.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is great and in a good location, but the outdoors, front & back, really let it down."

    I loved the old wooden doors & floors, it was full of character. There was dust on the skirting boards, but other parts were clean. The weather was glorious but we couldn’t sit outdoors as the gardens are so overgrown. The front has dead plants in pots and needs a general tidy. Such a shame it looks so unloved, and the back garden is totally wasted.

    Reviewed by Julia3.1Jun 2023

  • "Hello Daisy cottage is fabulous, we had a great stay."

    Thank you very much for accommodating our request to check in a couple of hours early, we really did appreciate that. Our only negative feedback is the lawn/grass was probably due a cut atleast 2 weeks ago and so we opted not to use that part of the garden as it wasn't really usable. We understand the dilemma of leaving 'store cupboard' ingredients but would have welcomed the basics like salt and pepper. Kind Regards Leigh, Dave, Tara and Andrea

    Thank you for your comments. It is lovely to hear that you had a lovely stay. We take all comments on board. As the cottage is self catering, basic items like salt and pepper are not always provided. We hope to welcome you again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leigh4.7May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Daisy Cottage, as the cottage was cosy, well equipped, great location and the views were magnificent."

    Thank you for your comments, it is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the views! We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil4.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely comfy & warm cottage."

    Well equiped kitchen with plenty of crockery & utensils. Lots of hot water & strong power showers. Really appreciated the large fluffy bath towels & good quality bedding. Fantastic views from all windows & seating area in garden. Loved exploring Grasmere & the local footpaths via the path virtually oposite the drive. The Forest Side 4 course taster lunch was amazing, The Yan was excellent for dinner, Mathildes perfect for cake & coffee. We also enjoyed a beer or two at Tweedies. We had arrived with plenty of supplies & the cleaning pack very useful.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed everything the property and local area and eateries had to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Mar 2023

  • "We have stayed at the cottage a number of times and just love the space and location."

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Daisy Cottage. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jan 2023

  • "Lovely home , plenty of space for the 5 of us and a dog ."

    Easy to keep warm , plenty of equipment in the kitchen . The upstairs bedroom/on suit is gorgeous . The area is very quiet and it’s a nice walk to/from the village. All being well we shall return next year .

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Nov 2022

  • "Love daisy cottage and have already booked again for next year."

    Spacious and comfortable - with so much space the double beds could up rated to King size or even super king size on the top floor. This is our second stay at Daisy cottage and have found it to be well equipped on the whole. Biggest lack is a long handled brush for sweeping the floors - neither vacuum cleaners were effective and emitted an unpleasant smell. Would recommend to others and will be returning next year with our family.

    Reviewed by Joan3.8Oct 2022

  • "Top of fridge and microwave are filthy."

    No potatoe peeler, salad/mixing bowl, baking tray for eg Sunday roast. Saucepans greasy with non matching lids that don’t fit. No kitchen scales, blender or grinder. No washing up liquid, basic condiments etc. at this price I expect a welcome package. Open fire but no wood provided again not essential but mean. Master bed is so uncomfortable. There is a general lack of care towards the rental property.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide additional feedback following your stay at Daisy Cottage. Please accept our apologises that the property was not as clean as you had expected.. Following on from your feedback we have placed a potatoe peeler, salad / mixing bowl, baking trays and kitchen scales. If you had contacted the local office, we would have been happy to sort these issues out for you. Many thanks, Housekeeping Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gabriel2.5Oct 2022

  • "Very nice tastefully furnished comfortable cottage and we would stay at this property again."

    The negative points were the lack of a tumble dryer which is really essential after coming back after long walks in wet and muddy conditions, also the outside light at the back leading to the garden was not working. The on and off control in on-suite shower needs attention as it comes off when turned.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Sep 2022

  • "Although this property was well equipped and comfortable I felt it was let down by the cleaning."

    The kitchen and bathrooms

    Reviewed by Joy3.1Aug 2022

  • "Very comfortable, spacious property."

    Ideal location within easy walking distance of Grasmere via a pretty path. Lovely to sit in the garden looking at the mountains on warm summer evenings.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property, well appointed and really nice and clean."

    This was our second stay and we have all ready booked for next year. The location is perfect away from the centre of Grasmere but a lovely walk along a safe path and the river to get there, and the visits from a red squirrel in the garden a delight.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2022

  • "Daisy cottage is in a great location and on the whole is a lovely, well equipped cottage but it could do with a lick of paint as lots of marks on the walls in the kitchen and up the stairs."

    The bedroom and lounge furniture was very dusty and I had to clean the bottom of the butchers block and the kitchen and lounge table with anti-bac wipes as they had obviously not been cleaned at all. Could also do with sorting the lock on the en-suite door as it is difficult to use. Apart from these minor issues we had a great week despite the mixed weather but that is the joy of the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Mar 2022

  • "Our feedback is mixed, yes indeed it's a lovely location, hence our booking, but we were taken aback by the dirty and stained quilts and pillows, and cushions."

    Our guests decided to strip their bedding to assist us in laundry which is when we saw the dreadful condition it was in. I felt embarrassed and put it in the wardrobe and replaced it with another. This did upset me. It has influenced my feelings on this rental. We stayed for a two- week duration and would have expected better. However, if this had not occurred, and there had been nice little 'touches' such as a few daffodils in a vase, and a fire in the hearth 'laid-out', it would have received a much higher score. I am very disappointed as we were so excited and looking forward to our stay, but now feel we were overcharged for this experience. One guest even cleaned some of the windows...

    Reviewed by Adrian Keith2.2Mar 2022

  • "We stayed in the property for two consecutive weeks and absolutely loved it."

    Great location and such a quiet place to stay. Really felt like a home from home. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jan 2022

  • "Lovely property in a great location just outside the village property is maintained well, although the garden hadn't been looked after."

    Being super critical there weren't any cleaning products in the house and you need to be careful on the wooden stairs

    Reviewed by Andrew3.4Dec 2021

  • "We were disappointed with the standard of cleanliness, there were cobwebs in every room, the rug in the lounge had lots of hair on it and the rug in the double bedroom was stained as were some cushions."

    The skirting boards were grubby and the kitchen wall was both damaged and dirty, oven trays had not been cleaned from previous use, there was mould evident around the bath. In addition there were a number of lightbulbs which didn’t work and no replacements were available, the rear outdoor light did not work, there was dog faeces on the lawn…not from our dog! and the microwave stopped working during our stay. We were also surprised that no kindling/fuel was available for the fire given it was the winter and cold, there was only 2 toilet rolls for a property that slept 6, no bin bags left and no cleaning products were available. We were disappointed with the property overall and do not feel that it reflected the 4 (tick) heart of the lakes rating… I am able to provide photographs of the areas of concern and do feel that we left the property cleaner than we found it after buying cleaning products and vacuuming throughout.

    We would like to thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that the property was not up to our usual standard. These comments have been passed on to our housekeeping manager to investigate and rectify. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan2.5Dec 2021

  • "We have stayed in this location several times before but not in this property."

    We thought the kitchen was poorly equipped and it was lucky I had thought to bring two roasting tins as we had to use these several times. There was a shortage of large saucepans and bowls for food preparation. The gas hobb didn't work very well. Also the following:- -A new mop head was needed -towel rail in master ensuite on second floor needed fixing -hole in the bath in family bathroom -problems with the washing machine. Didn't work very well and didn't always spin clothes and unfortunately we needed to use this a lot as we were there the week of the torrential rain and floods. In all the self catering properties we have stayed in recently there has been washing up liquid and a reasonable amount of dishwasher tablets left but the complimentary pack left was ridiculous.

    Reviewed by Ann1.9Oct 2021

  • "Kettle replaced immediately once fault reported"

    Reviewed by S5.0Sep 2021

  • "Daisy cottage is just gorgeous."

    It is absolute credit to the owners & very thoughtfully furnished. The loft bedroom was perfect for relaxing after a long day as was the main sitting room& the garden so very pretty to sit in weather permitting. The views from the loft bedroom particularly are absolutely stunning with clear views of the village school and the surrounding mountains. We could never tire of looking at that view which was beautiful & dramatic in every different light. Also if you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of the red squirrels nearby from the garden. The kitchen was well stocked ( but perhaps the addition of a large stock pan would be handy for larger families) It was great to see both local photos and products used within the cottage (we loved the ‘Herdy’ collection!) It was an easy and pretty walk into Grasmere village along the footpath by the stream & proved a perfect starting point for many walks (particularly our favourite ‘ Alcock tarn). It is a stone's throw from Dove cottage & easily accessible by road to Ambleside and Bowness and Windermere. It was by far the best all round cottage we have stayed in & all of us ( 2 adults and 4 teenagers) loved it. Very sad though to see that prices so dramatically risen for next year with all Heart of lakes cottages ( plus £500 for this cottage the same week in 2022!!!!). This will sadly price us & many other families out of future visits in the current economic climate. Please rethink Sykes cottages!

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Aug 2021

  • "The holiday we had in daisy cottage was fantastic ."

    Great location , we have stayed in many places around Grasmere and once in Ambleside over the last twenty odd years and this place was just as good as any of them.The only disappointment was on our second week we wen5 to book again for next year for the same two weeks and the price increase fron 2, 200 or so pounds we paid this year to almost 3,600 to book for next year was unbelievable. A price increase of over 60% wow wow wow , to say we are devastated is an understatement . We started coming 23 years ago as my father in law was born and brought up in Grasmere. He and my mother in law have both passed on in recent years and we promised them we would keep holidaying in the lakes but it looks like unfortunately loyal return visitors are getting priced out in favour of more wealthy money no object people who cannot go on their usual foreign holidays . I only wish my wages would go up by 60 plus percent too. Kind regards a very devastated customer

    Reviewed by Clifford4.7Jul 2021

  • "Gorgeous place and ideal location."

    Loved sitting in the garden as the sun set and fabulous penthouse master bedroom overlooking the fells. Had a fantastic stay. Would definitely recommend and stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2021

  • "Pleasant stay but work still being done on the property opposite."

    No salt and pepper at the property and not particularly deep cleaned. Some elements need replacing like matching wine glasses etc

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Dec 2020

  • "Wonderful walks, lovely comfortable cottage and garden."

    The KingsDec 2019

  • "We had a great holiday, our dogs loved it to :-) We hope to come back again soon."

    Mr & Mrs AllenDec 2019

  • "Ideally Situated, we had a fabulos week and already plan to return next year ."

    .. we love the garden

    Rachel & SteveDec 2019

  • "Could not have been better."

    Best one we've ever stayed in.

    Mr AllonDec 2019

  • "Lovely relaxing stay at Daisy Cottage, Lovely walks from the door."

    We will be recommending to our friends when booking a break in the Lakes.

    Ros HowardDec 2019

  • "Thanks for letting us stay in your lovely cottage."

    Jacko & JossyDec 2019

  • "Lovely week - Lovely cottage and location."

    We have created some great memories to take home with us.

    Dixons & DoughtysDec 2019

  • "Lovely in every way."

    All you need for a relaxing weekend. Well furnished and equipped, quiet & peaceful. Highly recommended

    Margo - ManchesterDec 2019

  • "Fab cottage, lovely and comfortable and enjoyed the terrace with drinks after a hard day on the fells."

    Well equipped and perfect location for us.

    Chris & HelenDec 2019

  • "Superb location, Spacious & warm."

    wodnerfully kitted out house. We will deffiently be staying again. as this trip has been perfect.

    The LogansDec 2019

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second-floor mezzanine double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove (logs not included).
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Now TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • High chair inc. Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking

The property

Located just a short stroll from the centre of Grasmere is this spacious and well-presented property, Daisy Cottage.

Offering a great base for touring the Lake District, friends and family can come together to enjoy this charming abode, kitted out with all the essentials for a self-catered break.

Enter into the kitchen to find a well-equipped selection of appliances and utensils, along with a dining table for six, making a great spot to enjoy a home-cooked meal or pulling open a map and planning the next day’s adventure.

Enjoy your down time within the cosy sitting room, where two sofas and an armchair are positioned around the woodburning stove, while in the corner there is a TV with Now TV box for plenty of on-demand streaming.

As the evening draws to a close, retire to the bedrooms upstairs, with delightful sleeping quarters across both floors.

The second-floor plays host to a spacious mezzanine double bedroom with a sloped, beamed ceiling and traditional wooden flooring providing character to the room, plus a dressing table and a seating area with TV to offer a private spot away from the group.

There is also the added benefit of an en-suite shower room and views towards the surrounding fells that can also be appreciated from this level.

The other two bedrooms can be found on the first floor and include a double and a twin bedded, served by a large bathroom with choice of bath and shower over.

Step outside and relish in the delightful garden, offering seating at a lower and higher level which is perfect for alfresco dining or simply enjoy a refreshing drink amidst the quiet surroundings.

Walkers will be in awe of exploring the area with a number of a scenic walks from the door – the more adventurous will love to tackle the Great Rigg and Helm Crag whilst those looking for a gentler route can enjoy a walk around the beautiful waters of Grasmere.

Dove Cottage can be found not far from the property and is a great choice for those wanting to learn about the everyday life of William Wordsworth.

Grasmere itself is home to small selection of eateries and shops, including the famous Gingerbread Shop which has been around for generations, whilst a greater range of amenities can be found at the villages of Bowness and Ambleside, less than 10 miles from Daisy Cottage.

With much to see and do, Daisy Cottage promises a holiday to remember for the whole family.

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

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About the location

GRASMERE

Ambleside 5 miles; Windermere 9 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park is the lovely village of Grasmere, probably best known as the home of William Wordsworth, a place he once described as "The most loveliest spot that man hath found". Any visit to Grasmere needs to include The Grasmere Gingerbread shop, where the Wilson family has been making gingerbread for over 60 years. Also in the village are a number of shops, pubs, a church which dates back to the 13th century, and Grasmere Lake. Grasmere Sports takes place every August, where you can watch participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland wrestling. Just five miles away is the town of Ambleside and Lake Winderemere where you will find shops, pubs, restaurants and the 17th century Bridge House, which is one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District. Cruises, boat trips and watersports can all be enjoyed on Lake Windermere, and the towns of Windermere and Keswick are also within driving distance. Grasmere is a wonderful base for your Lake District retreat.

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Please note logs for the wood-burner are not included, but readily available at the majority of local supermarkets and petrol stations.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas