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Glen View Cottage

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Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • bed (13)
  • cottage (13)
  • location (10)
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  • lovely (9)

24 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property overall."

    Just a few minor points-duvet in the bedroom with en-suite probably needs to be bigger (it just reaches the edge of the mattress on both sides so could be chilly depending on time of stay). We struggled to identify which bin belonged to the property. Could this be labelled with the property name? Overall a fabulous property in a great spot. Just needed a bit less rain the week we were there….

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2024

  • "Really lovely cottage in a great location"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2024

  • "Superb place to stay in the centre of the Lake District"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2024

  • "Glen View is a fabulous cottage in the very heart of the Lakes."

    It's got great access to both the glorious countryside and Grasmere. The cottage is well equipped, warm, clean and spacious. I don't usually come back to the same place twice, as I like to try out new places every time I go on holiday, but I may make an exception in this case!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2023

  • "A really stunning property, light and airy living space with a beautiful picture window overlooking helm crag and towards Easdale."

    Easy walk to Grasmere and to a number of beautiful Fell walks. Beds were perfectly comfortable and beautifully decorated.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Sep 2023

  • "My sister in law and myself had a great holiday at Glen View."

    It is in a great location (gate opposite house offers a good path across fields into Grasmere village - less than 10 min walk; you do not need to walk up the road). It was clean, comfortable and had everything you needed with superb view of the nearby mountains. The living area feels light and airy and the beds are comfortable and showers are good (no mean dribbles!). We want to come back, which says it all really! Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful quirky cottage with fabulous view."

    The raised patio was a perfect sun trap. Really handy for Grasmere and some beautiful walks. The cottage was lovely and clean and had every you need for a great holiday. Would love to come back again. Only tiny, tiny niggle was the base sheet was too small for such a wide bed in the main bedroom.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We will feedback to the housekeeping team about the bedlinen. We do hope we can welcome you back. Owner Relations Expert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Jun 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Glen View and would definitely visit again."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Lakelovers Owner Relations Expert Property Owner

    Reviewed by E5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent property in a wonderful setting."

    It would be nice if there were curtains or blinds of some description on the big picture window in the lounge.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We have passed on your comments. Hope to see you again soon. The owner relations team - Lakelovers Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Cottage was ideally located and makes the most of the superb views."

    Very comfortable & well equipped , kitchen well equipped The only disappointment was that we had phoned to request one of the beds be separated to twins as we were a party of 5 women & despite when phoning it was confirmed that this would be done it had not been . It did not spoil our weekend but was a disappointment on arrival

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and the views! We apologise for the error with the bed request. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine3.8Apr 2023

  • "We loved the house!"

    The living space and kitchen are fabulous, so comfortable and such wonderful views. The master bedroom is also great. The location of the house is perfect and it's very nicely appointed, we made a roast lunch on Easter Sunday and had everything we could possibly need to make and serve it for 6 of us. We were very sorry to leave! Just a few things to note: the balcony door from the master bedroom sticks and is difficult to lock and unlock, which means we didn't use the balcony at all - a shame, as it's very pretty. The signposting of the house from the road is very poor - no visible house name from the road, we spent quite some time looking for it on arrival and had to ask some local kids/guess it from the photo on your site in the end. The Sainsburys delivery man also spent some time looking for us the next day. The gas fire in the living room needs better instructions - it took us a while to work out we needed to check the gas pipe before trying to turn it on and it's not easy to get to ignite. Annoying, as it does make a difference to have it on when its particularly cold and damp. One of the spots over the mirror in the master bathroom is on the way out - flickering and dimming while we were there and something the cleaners might not notice so a small thing but thought worth mentioning.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and the views! We take all comments on board. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Glen View."

    Liked the new set up in the living area, sitting at the dining table admiring the view. The cottage is a great base for getting around, we parked up and either walked or caught a bus (which was very reasonably priced). Look forward to coming back again. Thank you.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the views. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a fabulous Christmas in Glen View Cottage."

    Fully equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. In particular, the kitchen where I was able to make Christmas Dinner. Plenty of serving dishes, glasses, mixing bowls etc. The fire added extra heat to the living area, however most of the time the heating was warm enough. The Christmas tree in the living room was a lovely added touch. A couple of points to mention, the drains in the ensuite of the master bedroom smelt. The bed in the double bedroom was wet on the surface, it looks like there'd been a leak from the ceiling. That aside, we'll definitely return to Glen View. As a family, we made some great memories. Thank you to the owners for sharing your beautiful property.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Dec 2022

  • "Second time we have stayed here and we love it."

    Would be great to get the gas fire going only for decor - it’s perfectly warm without. The beds are really comfortable as is the new sofa. The streetlight outside the master bedroom is a bit bright. Everything works perfectly and the kitchen is v well equipped. 5 min walk into Grasmere and some great walks right from the front door.

    Good to hear you love Glenview! Thank you for your comments .. happy to inform you the temperamental gas fire has now been fixed to ensure the cottage is extra cosy in winter months Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Oct 2022

  • "Very nicely equipped cottage in an excellent location."

    One minor issue. The small window in the lounge is broken and wont shut. Everything else was great.

    Reviewed by David3.8Sep 2022

  • "Very nice property with great views."

    Generally nicely and attractively fitted out with plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment. (No pan that fitted the steamer.) We all really enjoyed our stay. Downstairs loo not mentioned in details - so better than advertised! But... ground floor bed not split as requested, Several lights didn't work properly, not sure why oven gloves not provided as tea-towels were. Cooking necessities like oil, salt, pepper lacking. The settee, though looking nice, is very uncomfortable. However, generally a very enjoyable place to stay.

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Aug 2022

  • "What a fabulous place to stay- we absolutely loved Glen View Cottage."

    It is light, bright, modern and spotless. It has everything you need for a comfy, easy holiday. The view from the enormous window in the upstairs sitting room overlooks a meadow full of flowers and with views up to Easedale tarn it is just beautiful. The location couldn't be better, with walks on the flat and into Grasmere and of course the fells beckoning in every direction. There was a place to sit in the sun, parking for our two cars, a lovely comfy sofa - we could not fault this cottage I always feel grateful to share in some one else's bit of heaven - thank you to the owners - we had such a super holiday.

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "The situation was excellent."

    A property which is on three floors with beautiful views from the windows. The bedrooms were well furnished but the ground floor is rather dark and dingy, however lovely large comfortable beds throughout. The kitchen is very well equipped and all crockery and cutlery were very clean as was the entire cottage. The biggest drawback is the two very uncomfortable and unattractive setees in the lounge. On the whole, a very pleasant clean, comfortable cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Glen View Cottage. We are glad to hear you had a great stay. The owner has just recently added a new large corner sofa following your feedback. We hope we can welcome you back in the future to reaffirm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.1May 2022

  • "Great location."

    Lovely sitting room. Cosy bedrooms. Well equipped kitchen

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2022

  • "A clean and comfortable cottage with great access to the hills and Grasmere from the doorstep."

    All the facilities including showers, kitchen, washing machine and tumbler worked well and the beds were very comfortable. All in all a very nice week in Grasmere!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2022

  • "Super cottage in an amazing location - great base for a long weekend in the Lakes."

    Well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and views to die for. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Nov 2021

  • "Amazing cottage, amazing views, if any slight criticism the sofas were uncomfortable and stairs are very creaky and trying to get down the stairs past toddlers room at night impossible as woke them up!"

    ! Facility’s great, would go again, good quiet location x

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was in a perfect location, cosy and really well equipped."

    What made it for us was the superb views from the upstairs open plan lounge. A lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0May 2021

  • "Had a fabulous stay here, great location, very clean & modern, everything we wanted."

    Couple of gripes though. The property information file said the instructions for the appliances etc were in a black file in the utility. Still haven’t found it! Looked everywhere in that property so had to resort to going online to search for each appliance make to figure out how to work oven & hob, microwave. Thank goodness for the Internet! Also the gas fire in living room is an absolute pain to light. The pilot light just would not ignite. Each time it took 20+ attempts. Some days we just gave up, others we eventually managed. Once it was lit, it was very effective against the rain we had most days. Also the blind in the master bathroom is not sufficient to block out the street light which is right outside that window. The whole room is illuminated each night. An eye mask is a must. These things didn’t spoil our stay there, we are definitely re booking this property.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2021

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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 with three bedrooms. 1 x Super king size bedroom, with en-suite walk in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x Ground floor super king size bedroom (zip/link bed- can be twin on request), 1 x King size bedroom with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas flame-effect fire
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-Fi, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel, power, bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Elevated sun terrace with furniture
  • Garden with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are four steps down to the king-size bedroom
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed

The property

Glen View Cottage, a 200-year-old cottage on the outskirts of the lovely village of Grasmere in Cumbria, has amazing views of the surrounding fells.

The stone-built, three-storey cottage serves as a perfect base for a family holiday or a stay with friends in the famed Lake District National Park, with lots of rustic charm and all the home comforts you need for a relaxed visit at any time of year.

Step inside the cottage to discover exposed stone and beams on all three levels, providing a characterful setting representative of its picture-perfect surroundings, while the tasteful décor gives a home-away-from-home you won't want to leave.

Ascend to the second storey and settle into the open-plan living room, where earthy tones create a welcoming environment in the heart of the home.

Use the kitchen facilities and have the group's chef prepare a wonderful meal using the induction stove and electric oven; granite worktops and a Belfast sink make this room great for making breakfast, lunch and supper, while the dishwasher aids with cleaning up.

Admire the views of the great outdoors from the floor to ceiling windows before embarking on an exciting day in the countryside from here.

When you return, dine at the exquisite glass-topped dining table before collapsing onto the sofa to catch up on some TV shows as night falls.

When it's time to sleep, choose from three bedrooms that effortlessly blend chic artwork and furnishings with traditional beams; the first, located on the first floor, features a super-king bedroom with an en-suite shower room and patio doors to a sun terrace where you can enjoy your morning coffee with a view.

The second bedroom is four steps down and has a king-size bed and a TV for lazy mornings, while the last bedroom is on the ground level and has a zip/link super-king-size bed, allowing you a versatile sleeping arrangement if you prefer two singles.

The family bathroom is perfect for soaking tired muscles in the bath or enjoying a speedy rinse in the shower, whilst the utility hosts a washing machine and tumble dryer to freshen up your clothing throughout your stay, as well as an extra fridge space.

Outside, there is a lawn area with seats, ideal for dining al fresco in warmer months while sipping a glass of wine.

A pathway from the cottage leads you into the beautiful hamlet of Grasmere, where you can find plenty of quaint shops and cafés, such as the Good Food Guide-listed Jumble Room restaurant, should you want to give the designated cook a night off.

The village is peaceful and full of history, making it perfect for exploring on foot and wandering off-path to uncover spectacular views of the varied terrains.

The intriguing Wordsworth Museum, or even a visit to his old house, Dove Cottage, can be appreciated by literary fans and lovers of poet William Wordsworth.

There are plenty of watercolour galleries in the village to immerse yourself in the work of locally-inspired artists, but for the foodies among you, an unmissable visit to the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop will transport you back in time for a delectable keepsake.

You can reach Easedale Tarn by venturing the other way along the path from the house, and you can also enjoy the classic Lake District treks such as Silver How, Helm Crag, and the spectacular Fairfield Horseshoe.

Further away, visit Ambleside and Windermere for further shopping and eating options, as well as watersport activities and lakeshore strolls on the majestic Lake Windermere; drive the A591 north to Keswick and Derwent Water, or branch off into the Langdale Valley.

Whatever your type of exploration, Glen View Cottage is a perfect base for a memorable trip at any time of year.

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 this property has a zip link bed. This will be made as a twin by default. Please contact the call center should you wish it to be a super king.