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Becksteps Cottage

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Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We love Grasmere and this little cottage was perfect for our break, it felt warm and homely."

    It is a little tired in places and there's a couple of odd jobs that need doing but these didn't affect our stay. The kitchen was well equipped and the shower was hot and powerful and having an enclosed area at the back was ideal for our little dogs. I've no doubt we'll be visiting again!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Dec 2023

  • "Great property right on the green in Grasmere."

    Very hard to beat for the price.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very disappointed with the condition of the cottage."

    It is supposed to be a 4star rated cottage but it was more like a 2 star. There were cobwebs everywhere and a lot of the surfaces were dirty and covered in dust and were very grubby. I think new cleaners need to be employed as they weren't good at all. There was also a very noticeable dip in the floor when you come out of the en-suute. I noticed this in the reviews back in 2021 , it definitely needs fixing. On a positive it had a lovely comfortable bed but lacked a lot of little touches that we have had in all the other cottages we have stopped in ie milk, tea, coffee, bread in a welcome pack. Plus no starter pack for the open fire. Very disappointing. I think this cottage needs a massive overhaul as it is in a perfect position in the village.

    Hello Fiona. I am very sorry you were not satisfied with the cottage. Perhaps if you had raised the issue with Lakelovers steps could have been taken to remedy the problems. Cleaners are very busy each Saturday and it would be unreasonable to ask them to go shopping for the goods you expected. The cleaner we have is extremely reliable but perhaps on this occasion she was “ overtaxed “. Hopefully it won’t happen again. Best wishes Dot Denham Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona1.6Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property,fantastic location"

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Oct 2023

  • "The property came with everything we needed."

    It's in a great location and we would definitely look to book again.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Sep 2023

  • "This cottage was perfect for us."

    It is large, very comfortable, and right in the heart of Grasmere. We had no issues with accessing the cottage, and the parking at the hotel a few minutes walk away was very convenient. Hopefully our future plans include another trip to Grasmere, and if they do we will definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is fantastic and is perfectly positioned in grasmere, house is really well kitted out with two fridges, a freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer etc A couple of points of feedback for the owners."

    As per previous feedback I would highly recommend changing the curtains in the main bedroom, it is so bright in the room after 5am in the summer, we pegged blankets to the curtains to try and block some of the light out, this is an easy fix to make a much more pleasant and restful stay. Would also suggest some small drinking glasses for young children. Other than that would highly recommend the house, loads of lovely walks in the immediate surroundings, Alcock tarn has thousands of tadpoles and fish in which the kids loved, helm crag is stunning and if you have a nice day we had a great day swimming in the pool up sourmilk gill.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2023

  • "The reason full marks were not given is because."

    ... The property was not spotless. There were long blonde dog hairs from previous visits and the hoover was coated in them. There is a damaged floor board entering the en suite bathroom under the carpet and needs addressing. The vent axia was full of fluff ( we cleaned it before use) The main bedroom door scuffs the carpet due to the top hinge being stressed and the door cracked due to pressure and needs to be looked at. Otherwise we were delighted with the well appointed cottage and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Rob3.8May 2023

  • "Only one improvement a fridge with small freezer section"

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Aug 2022

  • "The location and size of the cottage are excellent, and the ability to take our two dogs with us was the main reason for choosing the cottage."

    The cottage would benefit from a little updating to keep us coming back. It does feel slightly amateur, rather than a professionally maintained property. The lack of blinds/blackout curtains in the main bedroom is annoying if you wish to sleep before 11pm and rise after 4am in the morning in the Summer months. There were sweet wrappers down the back of the single bed and the screws in the door bars upstairs make for a fun awakening if you walk on one of them! The main bedroom door hinge is coming away from the frame, which makes the door hard to move or close. We were very lucky with the weather when we stayed so we were out every day and evening enjoying Grasmere and the surrounding Lake District area. To sum up this review, I would recommend using the closed season to bring the cottage up to a more professional letting standard.

    Reviewed by Laura3.4Jun 2022

  • "Ideal location in centre of village."

    Previous guests comments about noise a little unfounded - it''s hardly a city centre! A larger TV in this day and age is considered the norm, also our preference would be for a dvd player to be included. Although the cottage has an open fire, there was absolutely nothing left in cottage to prepare a fire and left us feeling that it was rather discouraged. Bed very comfy. Unlike previous guests we had no problem getting evening meals out locally.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was in the ideal position in Grasmere, close to all the amenities."

    For us, the disappointing aspect was the hotels' refusal to allow non resident diners for evening meals. I suspect that the combination of Covid and lack of staff affected hotels' capacity to serve other than their own residents. Another aspect that affects tourists' enjoyment is that lack of mobile phone masts in the Lake District. With the incredible amount of tourists this summer to the area, you would think that Government would provide better communications.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "A disappointing cottage to stay at."

    We were gutted after our year long wait! It certainly does not feel like 4* Accomodation as described, definitely felt no higher than a 3* and so it should be re-reviewed. The main issue with our stay was the condition of the property, it is tired and in need of cosmetic updates. Because it all looks so tired as a whole it massively effects your perception of its overall cleanliness, but the cleaners do need to start looking up above their eye level as lots of spiders and cobwebs. We certainly spent the couple of hours of our holiday cleaning. As we are in a pandemic it felt unnerving that the desired cleanliness may not have been met. Improvements to curtains in the main bedroom would be welcome as they are not black out ones. Location is good but busy footfall/vehicle traffic starts early in the morning right past the window. So something to keep in mind if you prefer more seclusion. So overall not worth the best part of the £1000 we paid. We won’t be staying again. We have never written a review like this before but it feels important so that others weigh up this cottage in line with expectations more seriously before booking. If you want basic accommodation then it will suit your purpose but if you are expecting good 4* Accomodation then this isn’t it!

    Reviewed by Rebecca1.9Aug 2021

  • "Property not thoroughly clean."

    There was a “lived in” smell, surfaces were dusty, space between cooker and counter contained food remains, some of the crockery not completely clean. Internet connection erratic with frequent dropouts.(6.5mbps too slow) For a pet friendly property the door at the bottom of the stairs needs to shut to effectively stop dogs gaining access to the upstairs at night. Several of the doors did not completely shut.

    Reviewed by Monica3.4Jun 2021

  • "It was excellent accommodation in a lovely village."

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7May 2021

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size bed with en-suite shower room with basin and WC, 1 x adult twin beds
  • 1 x shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • 2 under counter fridges in the Kitchen and 1 under counter freezer in the outbuilding
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Permit parking for 1 vehicle in nearby hotel car park
  • Outhouse/bike storage
  • Gravelled courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 1 min walk
  • Shop 1 min walk.

The property

Becksteps Cottage is a traditional Lakeland cottage located in the heart of Grasmere overlooking the Grasmere Green.

This is an ideal base for two couples or small family looking to discover the hidden gems of the Lake District on foot.

The front porch leads you into the lounge with dining area, here you will have space to cosy by the open fire after a day hiking the Lion and the Lamb.

Head through to the well-equipped kitchen that opens out onto the courtyard with furniture, perfect for dining al fresco in the summer months.

There is also a coal house and secure bike storage to the rear.

Head up the traditional winding cottage staircase to find the two comfortable bedrooms, one double and one twin.

The shower room is also located to the first floor.

Grasmere is world-renowned for the inspiring surrounding that moved William Wordsworth to write some of his best-loved poetry.

This charming village is home to a variety of cafes, bars and eateries as well as the famous Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread shop.

There’s a host of walks directly from the village including Fairfield, Silver How, Helm Crag and Loughrigg.

Further afield you can reach the market town of Keswick which lies on the showers of Derwentwater.

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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