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Goody Raise

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Goody Raise, despite the very wet weather while we were there."

    The house is really comfortable and there is plenty of room to dry wet walking gear. The location is perfect with easy access to the village and so many walks on the doorstep. We would have loved to spend more time on the patio looking out over the beautiful garden.......hopefully next time!

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, despite the weather! We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2024

  • "The house was lovely and a credit to the owners in how thoughtfully it was presented and furnished."

    A perfect location for privacy but with easy access to Grasmere. A week really wasn't long enough, but we were relaxed from the moment we arrived and reluctant to leave this beautiful location. We'll be back! And hoping to see the Gardener's dog again (the gardeners were lovely too!)...

    Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Goody Raise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Feb 2024

  • "Once again excellent stay at your beautiful property, goody raise it has everything you want and more, comfortable, cosy, and with excellent views, your feel so relaxed the moment you walk through the door, as an owner you should be extremely proud on what you have done to this wonderful property, We had a fantastic stay and rebooked when we where there."

    Thank you. John and Jane.

    We are delighted that you always enjoy your time at Goody Raise, and also that you have booked again. We do try to make our house as welcoming and comfortable for guests as we can. Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2024

  • "Goody Raise is a gem, gardens were a haven for wildlife and the visiting Tawny Owl a welcome bonus each morning."

    Only suggestions to improve would be to review the access to the hot tub, it's not easy to get in and out and a handrail of some sort would be a much welcome addition. Maybe consider access to a basic tv package and provide better information on tv usage too, as it wasn't that straight forward to use. Those two tiny matters aside, it's a cracking place in a beautiful setting and we'll definately be back at some point.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jan 2024

  • "We have stayed several times at Goody Raise and obviously really appreciate the high quality and comfort of the house."

    Whilst most places were clean, I have to take issue with some of the bedrooms especially the twin. All surfaced were very dusty and had not been cleaned. Evidence of hair on the floor again suggested not enough floor cleaning. Kitchen bins were filthy albeit with bin bags in, but once removed highlighted the issue. Some kitchen cupboards had crumbs in and felt skimped. This is a very large house for one person to clean and realistically needs two cleaners not one. I don’t think it’s the cleaners fault but you should send two people out given the time it would take to do a more thorough job. The overall comfort is great but as we have mentioned before, style of substance appears to apply to the sofas that leave you fidgeting for comfort. I’m sure we will be using it again.

    Thank you for your review and for returning to Goody Raise this year. We have passed your comments onto the housekeeping department at Lakelovers, and I’m sure they will take them on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl3.8Nov 2023

  • "Fabulous property we have now stayed a couple of times."

    Great for good or bad weather as there is plenty of space to relax and a different view whichever window you look out of.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Goody Raise and were able to relax and enjoy the house’s setting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful in a stunning location."

    The only negatives were the slippery path and steps up to the cottage and the main fire not working.I appreciate the steps probably get slippery quickly but it would have been helpful if they had been cleaned before we arrived. Although we were warm, it would have been great to turn the fire on in the evenings. That said, we had a fabulous stay and would definitely recommend the cottage to others.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Goody Raise. Thank you for telling us about the steps - Our gardeners have now scrubbed them all thoroughly, so they should not now be as slippery. We hope to welcome you again. The owner relations team - Lakelovers Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had the most fantastic stay in this beautiful property."

    We really appreciated all the quality of everything, even down to the coffee cups! I so enjoyed my quiet moments reading in the beautiful garden room too. I would LOVE to know where the chairs in the garden room were purchased? Enjoyed the Sonos too. One thing to mention that I appreciate you wouldn't know about unless someone mentioned it. The smoke/fire alarms went off several times, in all rooms simultaneously, very randomly & on different days. Once was in the middle of the night, twice. Each time was only for a few seconds but it did disturb us. Maybe a loose connection somewhere? We had a really wonderful stay and will treasure the memories and photographs of that amazing garden view. Thankyou.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you had an enjoyable stay. The chairs you mentioned came from Multiyork, but I believe they are no longer trading, sadly. We are sorry you were disturbed by the alarms. We will ensure someone looks into this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have visited the Lake District for many years and Goody Raise is 'by far' the best property we have rented and its in our favourite location Grasmere!"

    It's ideally placed for great walks and the bus route for getting around the Lakes, our car never left the cottage, which is what we wanted. We did not have a great week weather wise, but that's the lakes. The hot tub in the rain is a great experience. Just one comment, it would be a good idea to get a 'non slip' surface on the last step on the stairs. I would recommend Goody Raise if you want as place to relax and enjoy what the lakes has to offer no matter what the weather.

    Thank you so much for your positive comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your time at Goody Raise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2023

  • "2 things that disappointed Hot tub."

    Had to all get in it together as jets only worked once and not for long. Once had worked then had to wait hours for another 10-15 min session. No good for couples to get in separately Problem with utility (sewerage) that meant we had tractors and pumping station next to the house for 3 days 24/7. Constant noise and vibration The house itself is amazing

    Thank for your feedback. We have spoken to our hot tub maintenance man. He tells us that the jets appear to be in full working order. They will stay on for 15 minutes or so, but if you press the jets button at that point, they should restart. We have asked him to check them again on his next maintenance visit. As regards the sewerage problem - we have spoken to United Utilities. The issue was not specific to Goody Raise - rather there was a general problem in the area due to excessive rainfall causing drains to overflow. Clearly this is not something we could have any control over and we can only hope that situation will not recur. We do hope that, in all other respects, you had a pleasant stay at Goody Raise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jul 2023

  • "We have stayed in 12 Lakelovers Properties during the last 20 years and this has been by far the most comfortable and well equipped."

    Beautiful garden and location. We did have problems with the TV Technology and it would have been helpful to have had some detailed instructions.The gas fire in the lounge area was difficult to ignite; help was sent and the maintenance person found a way of lighting it, which differed from the instructions that were left. A lovely place to stay, we will be back! Thank You

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are glad to hear that we were able to resolve the issue we the fire. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Feb 2023

  • "Goody raise is a lovely place to stay and all the facility's you need and more, cosy and warm and lots of space inside the property and a lovely big garden lots of walk close by and a small stroll to the village, We like it so much we have booked again."

    John - Jane Family.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you found the house to be everything you were looking for. We do appreciate you re-booking for next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay just before Christmas."

    We arrived to a blanket of snow across the Lake District and Grasmere looked picture perfect. The cottage is an excellent location in the village with easy walking distance to shops, pubs and restaurants. It has easy access to many walking routes with lots of Wainwrights to bag right off the doorstep. The cottage itself is magnificent and had everything we needed during our stay; it offers real luxury, space and comfort. We could not wait to get in the hot tub after our winter walks on the high fells!

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2022

  • "Goody Raise is a fabulous property in wonderful location."

    It has a high quality feel with many expensive furnishings. This is our second stay and found this time the house was not as clean as it should be with cobwebs behind the tv and some corners. This is more down to your cleaners father than lakeloverrs who were excellent. We also found the sofas pretty uncomfortable which is a shame. The hot tub was great but again the cleaning contractors had not put it on for our arrival meaning we lost a days use of it. All in all a great place to stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you like our house enough to have revisited this year. The issue with the hot tub arose due to some unavoidable and unforeseen testing on the day you arrived. We do not expect a recurrence of this situation. With regard to your comment about the sofas - we are looking at ways of resolving this in the New Year. Where the cleaning is concerned - Lakelovers are fully responsible for cleaning the property on changeover days. They are aware of your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl4.1Nov 2022

  • "The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    So beautifully presented with top quality fixtures and fittings, super comfy beds and plenty of space. Everything we needed was there and the hot tub was fantastic with the maintenance of it done with no disruption to our holiday. Having so many bathrooms was brilliant for before and after hot tub use. Beautiful garden, well kept by the very friendly gardeners we bumped into during our stay. Perfect location, just a short walk into Grasmere and a short drive to places like Ambleside and Windermere. Thank you for a great week.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Goody Raise. Thank you for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2022

  • "We absolutely love Goody Raise."

    We have been staying here since before the property was bought by the current owners and are already booked in for next year. The location of the property is just beautiful and it is extremely well appointed. We have just one request, please could you change the sofas. They are so uncomfortable. Other than that, we cannot fault it.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Sep 2022

  • "I would very much like to thank the owners for sharing their home with us, this was our 4th stay - first during the summer -it was magical waking and sleeping to the 360 views."

    The location of the house is perfect, close but not too close to Grasmere, its easy access for walking, running and cycling routes, not to mention this holiday some lake and tarn swims. We tried to book again for next year, but as expected its booked. If we had the lottery win, I would very much like to own a property like this, it would be the realisation of a dream, for now we will take two weeks in a splendid home and leave with happy memories. Would absolutely stay again and again.... :) Miranda Parker

    Thank you so much for your kind words - we are delighted that you love our house as much as we do! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Miranda5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is the third time we have stayed here."

    It is my favourite holiday home in Grasmere. I love the position, with the fabulous views, and the house is beautiful. Beds really comfortable. House well-equipped. Only problem we had was the TV wouldn't work when it rained, and we really missed having Sky TV. I will definitely return to this property.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Jul 2022

  • "Very comfortable property to stay at with excellent facilities & in a great location (quiet but very close to the centre of Grasmere)."

    Very well equipped kitchen / utility meant catering for our family of 5 was easy. We would definitely book it again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2022

  • "A fabulous property, the only reason we would mark it less than perfect for comfort is the sofas."

    They are so uncomfortable and hard to sit on, a real shame compared to the rest of the cottage and the quality of the furnishings.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4May 2022

  • "Very nice house and garden in a lovely location"

    Reviewed by Frank5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic modern cottage in a wonderful location, clean comfortable well equipped and very quiet - fantastic."

    Minor points to make it an even better stay - don't top up the hot tub mid week, do it Saturday on hand over as we lost use of it for a full day. Check the batteries in remote controls - the DVD player didn't have any. More than 1 tea towel would help and soap in the bathrooms would be helpful - or state these items are not provided in advance. A basket of wood for the stove would also have been welcome. We struggles to get 4 showers out of the hot water system. Minor points that are worth considering, none of which would stop us from returning.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Apr 2022

  • "A very nice house, beautifully furnished."

    Good position for some of the best walks in the Lake District. Our only criticism is that for such an expensive booking, there was penny pinching which took the edge of the enjoyment, eg no logs provided (normally cottages are provided with at least one basket of logs), no spare toilet rolls (in fact in one bathroom there was only the smallest amount), hardly any cleaning products (no washing liquid, fabric softener, toilet cleaner, hand soap, etc). Also thought it was unhygienic to not strip and wash the bedding mattress and pillow covers as well as the sheets and pillowcases. We enjoyed our stay but it seems such a shame to spoil it for the sake of spending a small amount on some real basic items.

    Reviewed by Tony3.8Feb 2022

  • "Great property, loved the hot tub."

    Coming back in November!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jan 2022

  • "Goody Raise was a wonderful property - beautifully furnished and equipped and we very much enjoyed our stay there."

    Perfectly situated for wandering into Grasmere or further afield. The technology at the house all worked perfectly (in spite of storm Arwen!) the beds were very comfortable and there was excellent water pressure in the showers.... combined with the amazing views - what more could you want? (Sadly - our experience since Sykes have taken over was less than ideal and we were delayed being able to get in to the property due to having not been given the correct key safe code - which no one seemed eager to apologise about!)

    Reviewed by Natasha4.7Nov 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time at Goody Raise in November."

    Given the time of the year we spent a good amount of time in the house and it has views at every window of the surroundings and the garden has space to wander in with different nooks and crannies. There is plenty of space downstairs and it is well equipped in the kitchen. For this time of year you need the log burner going and it would have been nice to have an initial supply of wood for arrival although it's not far to walk to the village to pick some up; the basket of goodies in the kitchen was very welcoming with wine, biscuits, tea and milk. You need to bring your own hand/shower washes for the bathrooms as these were in short supply/not supplied. The only negative is that we were a group of 3 so we were fine but a group of 6 could not use the hot tub all together and the seating in the lounge area is a little hard (this is being really critical as it was fine) and insufficient for 6 but there is another room with chairs in it. The dining room area seats 6 very comfortably. The bedrooms were really comfortable, roomy with lovely en-suites/bathrooms and there is plenty of room to come in wet and de-robe before going into the lounge and easy to dry wet boots/clothes. It is a perfect place for staying in the heart of the Lakes with walks right from the door, including to a variety of pubs and restaurants!

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Nov 2021

  • "The cleaning unfortunately was not as good as normal."

    I've stayed in a number of Lakelovers properties and never had a problem. Here we found food still in the fridge, coffee capsules in the machine, crumbs on the work tops and also inside the carousel. There were also a lot of dead fruit flies along the worktop and window sill in the kitchen and the doors to the outside dining area were unlocked which we only picked up the next day. In view of COVID, I would have hoped for a better cleaning experience, especially as you have to vacate so early and cannot arrive now until late afternoon.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Sep 2021

  • "Exceptional House and gardens perfectly positioned for walking and scenery whilst close enough for Grasmere amenities."

    Immaculately clean and comfortable . Have been lucky enough to stay in wonderful holiday homes and this one exceeds most !! Had an amazing holiday here and definitely return when availability arises as so booked up !! (But no surprise !)

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2021

  • "Goody Raise is a fantastic cottage in a wonderful location."

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Aug 2021

  • "Our stay at Goody Raise was amazing!"

    The cottage was beautiful both inside and out. Lakelovers kept us up to date right the way through our stay. We wanted to book for next year but already fully booked unfortunately. Would highly recommend without hesitation, thank you.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was our second time at Goody Raise and if anything the property was even more impressive than on our first visit."

    Wonderful location with great views all round in the most amazing garden and the property itself very comfortable with everything one could wish for for a relaxing holiday. We hope to be back again soon!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0May 2021

  • "The setting of Goody Raise was wonderful and the house and gardens were idyllic."

    Walking to the hills and mountains was from the door and Grasmere village was close enough to easily visit but far enough away to escape the crowds. A delightful holiday all round, thank you.

    Mr ChapmanSep 2019

  • "The house was fabulous and it was unexpected to find a welcome basket on arrival , interior of house was tastefully decorated, the garden was stunning and so private, excellent on the hill watching the jets fly over."

    The two gardeners who maintain the grounds were lovely and told us about the area

    Mrs HauxwellJun 2019

  • "The views from the house are gorgeous and the house itself is comfortable, incredibly well stocked with equipment & utilities and in such a great location."

    ..we loved it so much we’ve booked it again for next year already!

    JuliaMay 2019

  • "This was our second stay at this lovely property, the location in particular is perfect."

    No need to get in your car if you don’t want to, some good walks from the doorstep, and a short stroll to the village.

    Mr WilkinsonApr 2019

  • "I have been coming to The Lakes for a number of years and have passed Goody Raise on our walks and decided this would be a good property for my family to stay at Christmas."

    What an amazing property, very luxurious and a fantastic location. I would highly recommend this property to anyone.

    Mr BrowellDec 2018

  • "We enjoyed being in this fabulous house and garden, the views, and the location - being able to walk out into the fells and around the lake without having to get in the car was wonderful and very relaxing."

    We have already booked again for next year.

    Mr WilkinsonJun 2018

  • "The location, high standards within the property and the weather (which was unknown for May) all contributed to what was a fabulous holiday."

    We couldn’t fault anything at all.

    Mrs BakerMay 2018

  • "Beautiful house set in interesting landscaped gardens, wonderful views and peace and quiet."

    Mrs FitchesApr 2018

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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.


  • 3 bedroom suites: 2 x king size with en-suite facilities, 1 x twin with bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Downstairs wc and shower room
  • Sitting room
  • Dining area
  • Garden room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Wood burning stove ( please note logs are not provided)
  • Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, larder fridge, American fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, 55" TV, DVD, Sonos sound system, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • External hot tub
  • Acre of gardens with patios and decking
  • Sun terrace with glass balustrades and garden furniture
  • Pub and shops close by
  • Not suitable for children between 12 months and 10 years
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

This outstanding property enjoys a magical setting close to the village of Grasmere.

With contemporary styling and luxury furnishings throughout, an acre of gardens and even an external hot tub, Goody Raise certainly has the wow factor.

Grasmere is famous not only for its stunning views over Rydall and Loughrigg, but also for its connections with William Wordsworth who lived in Dove Cottage at the edge of the village.

The Heaton Cooper Studio is well known amongst artists and of course this the home of the famous Grasmere Gingerbread. Outside the property is a generous parking area with room for at least three cars, along with beautiful sprawling gardens and sun terrace with glass balustrades.

Once inside, guests will be delighted by the comfortable and welcoming atmosphere, underpinned by the properties stunning refurbishment.

The entrance hall leads to a useful utility area with plenty of room for storing and drying walking boots and outdoor clothing, and a downstairs cloakroom and shower.

The open plan living area has superbly comfortable sofas clustered round the feature fireplace and large glass doors through to the glorious garden and highlighting the stunning views.

The modern and stylish kitchen is a delight, and a separate garden room offers an alternative spot to sit and daydream.

Upstairs are the three stunning bedrooms, two king size with en-suites and a very grown-up twin with separate bathroom.

All the bedrooms are beautifully presented with comfortable beds and magnificent views.

Goody Raise is a very special property, perfect for a family celebration or memorable holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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