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Fairfield Cottage

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "This was the perfect base for our very rainy family Christmas break ."

    Clean and spacious and warm and cosy.Always a pleasure to return there after days out walking or site seeing. Cottage was very well equipped and we missed nothing at all! The Christmas hamper left for us by the owner was a lovely surprise. Thank you! We are definitely considering a Spring or Summer break there in the near future!

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your family Christmas break at Fairfield Cottage, it was a shame that you didn't experience the best weather. Thank you for your positive feedback, it's very much appreciated and we would love to welcome you back sometime in the future. Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Dec 2023

  • "Loved the cottage, the views were amazing."

    We were very comfortable and warm. And reasonably well equipped. The negatives are :- The downstairs toilet door wouldn't close due to the lock being broken. No hand-wash in any of the bathrooms, most unhygienic. No washing up liquid. These are small things that give the impression of miserlyness.

    Thank you for your taking the time to provide this feedback. As this is a self-catering accommodation we do not supply cleaning materials. Unfortunately we were not made aware of the problem with the lock during your stay so were unable to resolve this for you. However, we will now update our maintenance team. We are glad you enjoyed the cottage and found it warm during this incremental weather. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Dec 2023

  • "Everything was lovely, can't think of any negatives."

    We would book again , thank you.

    Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent stay at our property. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience and couldn't find any negatives. We noticed that you did not give us full marks for certain aspects of your stay. We would appreciate it if you could provide us with more specific feedback on the areas where we can improve. Your feedback is very valuable to us, and we are committed to providing our guests with an exceptional experience. We hope you will give us another chance to prove ourselves in the future. Thank you again for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa4.1Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful house which is very comfortable and well equipped and the view from the house is amazing."

    Good local facilities and exceptional walks. We would highly recommend staying at this property and we would return again.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Fairfield Cottage and many thanks for your positive comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great place."

    Excellent view, privacy, walking distance to Grasmere, nice rooms and facilities.

    Great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Fairfield Cottage and thank you for your positive review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arno5.0Oct 2023

  • "Ver good location and a nice spacious cottage with great views."

    A few minor issues need attention as follows: front porch coir matting carpet is soaking wet. Unable to leave boots there overnight as they got wet. Needs looking at. Would be good to have a trivet stand for hot pans as there is nowhere to put a hot pan other than back on the hob which is not very satisfactory when you're still trying to cook a meal.

    Thank you for your positive comments and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Fairfield Cottage. We really appreciate your feedback regarding the porch matting and trivet as it helps us to improve/enhance our property for future guests. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay."

    The weather was very wet but this didn't detract from our enjoyment because Fairfield cottage is so cosy and comfortable to relax in. The cottage was really clean and spacious and exceeded our expectations. There are lovely views over fields towards the hills and it is only a gentle 15 minute walk into the centre of Grasmere, and less than a 5 minute walk to the nearby pub (The Swan).

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Fairfield Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was lovely."

    Reviewed by Edwina5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was advertised with bike storage which didn't exist."

    We would not have booked this cottage if the description had been accurate

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry that you felt disappointed with the listing. We will look at the listing to ensure that it is accurate. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy3.1Jun 2023

  • "A great property in a superb location."

    We had a wonderful time in the house which perfectly accommodated 4 adults and 2 young children. We visit The Lakes 3 or 4 times a year and mainly stay in Western Lakes. It made a change to explore the more southerly side and appreciate the range of mountains, lakes and tarns. Our walk up Fairfield from the house was delightful and Alcock tarn was a delight and great for a swim in June.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed a 4-night stay at Fairfield Cottage in March."

    The house was spacious, clean and comfortable for 5 adults and it had everything we could want or need. The views from the front were beautiful and a highlight of the holiday, we loved seeing deer and red squirrels in the garden! It was a great location to walk into Grasmere and drive to nearby areas. We can highly recommend and would happily book again, thank you.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the views! We hope that you will stay again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect for what we needed."

    It was very comfortable, well equipped and provided plenty of room for all of us. The location is superb with Grasmere village and many walks within easy reach.

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

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was our third visit to Fairfield Cottage which is comfortable and central to The Lakes and ideally located for our fell walking needs."

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning location and first class facilities."

    This cottage is a little gem of a place to base a visit to the lakes around. There really is everything you could ask for here (ok, maybe a hot tub for the evening - but that was just because we were basking in 30+ degrees). Such a shame the local pub was closed for renovations, though the walk into Grasmere takes no time at all and is thoroughly enjoyable on a warm summer’s evening. It’s a big thumbs-up from us. The cottage is large, very well appointed, well laid out, perfectly located and excellent value for money. Cannot recommended it highly enough and it will be our go to stay when we next visit the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, so well equipped, think the best since been to on terms of what was provided."

    Definitely would go again. Fantastic views. Only negatives - would say twin bedroom less good, very musty in wardrobe and boiler in there a bit noisy. Dishwasher packed up, someone came to fix it but not done properly so had to call again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Fairfield Cottage."

    We were a group of 3 adults and one child and it was great to have a bathroom for each adult. I could lay all my toiletries out in the main bathroom which was great. The beds were super comfy and cozy and there was plenty of room in the dining room and sitting room. There were just a few very minor things which might have just perfected our stay. It might have been good to have a couple of kitchen rolls in the kitchen and some soap/ shower gel in the bathrooms. Other than that I think this cottage is in a lovely location- with easy walking distance to Grasmere and is very comfortable indeed. I think we will book again for next year!

    Reviewed by Mairi4.7Jun 2022

  • "Hi, sorry for the delay in replying."

    We thought the accommodation was excellent. Very clean, tidy, everything we needed was provided and the location is brilliant. We had 3 cars (as we arrived from 3 different places) so the parking was a bonus. Some years ago we stayed nearby, so we knew the area and that we could walk to the Traveller's Rest for a meal, which was great. Many thanks and we would highly recommend. Best regards, Clive

    Reviewed by Clive5.0May 2022

  • "Fairfield Cottage was terrific."

    Great location, just a short walk (about 10 mins) to the centre of Grasmere. Being on the sunny side of the valley, it had sun throughout the day and great views. We did a lot of walking from the property, almost completely off-road. The cottage was well equipped and the beds were comfy. The showers were good, with decent pressure and plenty of hot water. The kitchen was well equipped. Could have done with a few more cooking knives and some tongs, but that is me just being picky (constructive criticism). The cottage was as described and met all our expectations. There is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy a glass or two before going out for dinner in the village. We stay in the Lakes at least once a year and this cottage is in our top two at the moment.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Apr 2022

  • "All bathrooms smelt of drains, very unpleasant."

    For a cottage for 6 people, the saucepans were small and inadequate. Not room for 6 people to sit in the lounge, only seats for 5. Surprised there was no milk in the cottage on arrival, especially for a 4* Gold Aware property.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that there were certain aspects of the property that you were not happy with. We were not made aware of any issues with the drains during your stay and we have since investigated but found no issue. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah2.5Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with picturesque views."

    Would definitely use the same cottage again. Just a pity it was not dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Feb 2022

  • "Property was in excellent location and very well presented."

    It had everything we needed and we would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by Tony4.4Oct 2021

  • "Property was excellent but a couple of things- the lighting in the en-suite was inadequate in particular no mirror lights."

    We tried to ring Sykes 15 times on the arrival day during opening hours but could not get through so very unhappy with this

    Reviewed by Jonathan3.8Oct 2021

  • "Great accommodation and facilities with convenient central location for easy access to all areas of The Lakes for walking."


    Reviewed by Guy3.8Sep 2021

  • "The very high standard of the accommodation and it’s perfect location including views"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous location, spacious and well equipped."

    Only criticism is the standard of bedroom 3. Two of bedrooms are lovely, comfortable beds and modern en-suites. Third bedroom smells damp has 2 mismatched single beds with plastic mattress cover and poor one poorer quality duvet. Felt my son and partner had drawn the short straw! Other than that an excellent place to spend a walking holiday and would use it again.

    Reviewed by Aileen4.4Aug 2021

  • "Had a great week at Fairfield lovely cottage and great location"

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Fairfield Cottage. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage which provided plenty of space for 4 adults and a young child."

    The layout of the cottage offered plenty of privacy to couples and numerous bathrooms. The setting of the house is ideal, being walking distance to grasmere, several pubs/restaurants and the public bus all while being surrounded by nature. The peaceful setting made for a good nights sleep. There is also the added bonus of the health club access which we enjoyed. Would definitely return to Fairfield Cottage. To improve the kitchen facilities further additional larger glasses, wine glasses, baking trays and a few more sharp knives could be supplied. Otherwise it’s a well equipped kitchen. A few more plug adapters could help, especially in bedrooms and lounge. Might also benefit from a regular deep clean in those hard to reach areas eg behind beds and cabinets.

    Thank you for your feedback Mrs Clegg. We appreciate the time taken to send your observations which we have now fed back to the owner and our housekeeping team. They have taken on board all the points you have raised and will action as soon as possible. Thank you once again for your constructive feedback and we do hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Jun 2021

  • "We really were impressed with Fairfield Cottage."

    Views were amazing. Just to mention garden area which is not enclosed. We had a toddler in our party so be aware that there is no grassy area to let off steam. Also we did have a problem with shower screen in main bathroom. After advising Lakelovers a maintenance man was quickly on the scene to sort. We really enjoyed our stay. Would certainly recommend Lakelovers and we will be back.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2021

  • "Mostly the cottage met our expectations."

    In fact it was spotless but the third bedroom, which luckily we didn’t have to use, had a strange smell. Also the washing machine seemed to be a bit hit and miss. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. All in all though it was a lovely little cottage with spectacular views.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4May 2021

  • "The property is in a lovely position with beautiful views across the valley."

    The accommodation is spacious and everything works properly. Some of the furniture is looking a little dated. There was very little information about the cottage unlike other Lakelovers properties we have stayed in apart from one A4 sheet stuck inside one of the kitchen cupboards. In overall terms however Fairfield makes a great base to explore and enjoy the Lakes.

    Reviewed by John4.1May 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, very comfortable in a great position, nice walk into grasmere great views, everything and more was provided."

    We would definitely stay here again , I would say that the outside area is not really suitable for a small child. Other than that it was fab.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation for our family get-together, somewhere cosy to return to each November evening and with plenty of space for everyone."

    The location is excellent, within walking distance of Grasmere Village and with some beautiful walks nearby. The Autumn tints were spectacular.

    Mr WardNov 2019

  • "Gorgeous view and excellent location."

    Mrs DrakeMar 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.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 3 x bedrooms; 1 x king size with en suite and balcony, 1 x king size with en suite, 1 x twin bedroom, family bathroom
  • Lounge with French doors to garden
  • Kitchen / dining room
  • Cloakroom with 4th WC
  • Garden
  • Furnished patio
  • Sun terrace
  • Private parking.
  • Breathtaking views over Grasmere
  • WIFI
  • Gas central heating
  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Electric oven & halogen hob
  • Dishwasher & microwave
  • Fridge & freezer
  • Washing machine & tumble dryer
  • Choices Leisure Club Access
  • Private water supply
  • Beautiful gardens with patio and sun terraces
  • Garden furniture
  • Private parking for 3 vehicles
  • Bed linen and towels provided

The property

A delightful traditional slate cottage in an unmatchable location! William Wordsworth's favourite village and home for many years, you are in the true heart of the Lake District in pretty Grasmere.

Sleek contemporary finishings and truly remarkable views make Fairfield Cottage a choice that will surely pay for itself in magical memories. You might well choose just to sit on the patio and watch the clouds sail by over Silver How and Stone Arthur, and if so your holiday will be well spent!

Fairfield Cottage makes the most of its enviable position on the western slopes of Grasmere Vale, and the Juliet balcony in the master bedroom lets you look out over misty pastures in the morning to the picture-postcard hills beyond. It goes without saying that you are in premium walking territory here.

The central Lakeland fells wrap themselves around you, and walking routes are easy to find from your doorstep.

Helm Crag, locally known as the Lion and the Lamb, looms appealingly above the village, and Fairfield Horseshoe, from which your cottage takes its name, is right behind you. Grasmere is rich in history, and you will certainly want to visit Dove Cottage, Wordsworth's primary residence here, and his grave at the rustic St. Oswald's church, not to mention the many art galleries that dot the streets.

The welcoming pubs, restaurants and tearooms of the little village will keep you well fed and watered, and there is so much to do during your holiday, with busy Ambleside just a few miles away and Keswick a short drive to the north. Your cottage is beautifully presented, with spacious bedrooms full of natural light, and living areas designed for comfortable and social living.

It is the ideal place to spend time with family or close friends, and we know that you really won't want to leave at the end of your stay.

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

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About the location


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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