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Stone Arthur Cottage

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "The property wonderful and we all enjoyed it, great location very cozy and has the modern and old touch we all enjoyed we will be back, One down side which I am sure you will fix the internet did not work at all for the full week, Having a business it caused me a problem."

    Kindest regards John

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The house was immaculately clean, we would definitely stay again. Recommend booking this stunning Cottage!!

    Reviewed by CamillaSep 2023

  • "This is the third time we’ve stayed in the cottage and we’re already considering booking again for next year."

    The location is fantastic with all the benefits of Grasmere easily accessible but without being caught up in the busyness of the village. The setting is beautiful with great walking available directly from the cottage. The cottage is well equipped and well kept. The Wi-Fi was barely working while we were there but otherwise everything was good. Hopefully we’ll be back next year!

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2023

  • "Not enough loo paper-better wet outdoor clothing drying facilities-shaving light over basin in en suite"

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Stone Arthur Cottage and, once again, we enjoyed a fabulous week there."

    The cottage is well equipped, comfortable and its location allowed us to walk to local pubs/restaurants easily. Grasmere Village is only 10 minutes walk away and its location allows easy access to Windermere, Langdale and the Northern Lakes of Ulswater and Derwent Water. The absence of a W-fi signal, was not an issue for us. We were made aware before booking but this could be a problem for some people. Walks from the cottage was also possible, ie. Alcock & Easedale Tarns, Grasmere & Rydal Lakes etc. Definitely one of our favourites cottages to stay in this wonderful part of our Country.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2023

  • "A great place full of character with bags of space."

    Location great, sunny garden good for dining. The Aga cooker a bit of stumbling block for us, alternative hob would have been welcome. Perhaps a bit more in the way of little touches - soap, kitchen roll etc. And the welcome folder would benefit from more info. eg local walks, info on amenities. Overall a good experience.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to see that you had an enjoyable stay. We take your comments regarding the Aga on board. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2023

  • "Perfect location and excellent fac ilities."

    That's our 3rd stay.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back for a 4th stay. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2023

  • "Just be aware that there is a lot of steps through out the property with a few low lintels so watch your heads!"

    The furniture is of a good standard and the master bed is very high! however all the mattresses are great. It is worth noting that the drive up the hill over the two cattle grids may get slippy in the winter and the last part to the car park is a bit tight. That said the kitchen is fantastic with every amenity, including double freezers washing machine massive fridge and everything you need.

    Thank you for your comments, we really appreciate them. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2023

  • "Couldn’t fault this cottage, exceptionally clean, very cosy , the bathrooms & shower were excellent."

    We loved the Aga. Can’t wait to return, one of the best properties we’ve stayed in. If anything, the photos of this property do not do it justice . Very handy location, lovely & quiet.

    Reviewed by GrahamNov 2022

  • "Very disappointing."

    It's a really lovely house, just being badly managed: three main issues. Whilst most things were 'clean' overall, the house was covered top to bottom with cobwebs and spiders... felt like no-one had been in the house for months. We spent an hour or so de-cobwebbing the house. Secondly, the heating - no really guide how to use it and the upstairs thermostat was turned completely off, took us two days to find the right thermostat and get some heating upstairs. Finally, and most frustrating for me: the Aga. There are a dozen A4 sheets in the house saying not to change the Aga settings as it will be at the perfect temperature, yet when we arrived the electricity to the Aga was turned off and the gas turned down to the lowest possible setting (you could put your hand into the hot oven and touch anything, should be 210 degrees, was about 40 degrees). After two days managed to get the Aga up to temperature and working as planned... with the help of an Amazon Prime delivery of an oven thermostat. It was my wife's birthday and I needed to bake a cake! Luckily we didn't plan to cook with the oven on the first two days, that wouldn't have been possible.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2022

  • "We love this property!"

    We stayed for two weeks in 2021 and another two weeks this September/October. The location of Stone Arthur Cottage is stunning, and the property is exceptional. The best property I have rented in the Lake District. I would highly recommend it. The furnishings and fittings are of an extremely high standard, and it is a warm, inviting and cosy place to stay. It is clear that the owner has put great thought and care into all the finishing details, including the pictures. Having a complete set of Wainwright guides was a lovely touch. Thank you. My major constructive criticism is regarding the standard of cleaning. Perhaps during weeks when the property is vacant, priority could be given to this. During both stays it was noticeable that there was thick dust and old cobwebs in places. I think the cleaners probably have limited time to spend at each property, but in my view, a periodic deeper clean might help here. It was wonderful to cook on the Aga. Great for baking and roasts. Overall, the kitchen was very well equipped. We would draw the owner's attention to a food processer with missing parts. Not something we used, but I don't think it is in working order. Also, given the exceptional finish throughout, a nice casserole dish and a set of matching plates and crockery would be a brilliant addition. Thank you for another lovely stay at Stone Arthur Cottage.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2022

  • "Lovely character property which sadly is the victim of repeated quick turnovers with none of the issues noted from other reviews addressed."

    Also the description should make people aware that there are steps everywhere and may not be suitable for people with any motability issues.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2022

  • "Stone Arthur cottage is a lovely old house full of character, with lots of room for the five of us and great garden area."

    Personal preference is to be closer to Grasmere Village. There were a lot of cobwebs which we tried to hoover up but house could do with a deep clean rather than just the weekly turnaround clean, radiators were very dusty. Sofas in the lounge need restuffing, odd assortment of glasses, only 4 drinking glasses but lots of small wine glasses. Probably won't return to this property but will return to Grasmere.

    Reviewed by DarenJul 2022

  • "We liked the location as we walk loads it was in a great position for the the Kirk Stone Pass walks."

    Also the property is well appointed. Could be a bit cleaner. Loads of cobwebs everywhere and the whole place could do with a good vacuum but the bathrooms seemed quite clean. The bin in the kitchen smells and could do with a good wash out. But overall not to bad. Wifi drove us mad. It was so intermittent. Sometimes it was quite good and but most of the time nothing at all. We ended up using hot spot on our phone. We probably wouldn’t return

    Reviewed by KathyMay 2022

  • "We had an absolutely fabulous week in Stone Arthur cottage made all the more special by the fab weather over Easter and really hope to return."

    The cottage is incredibly warm and cosy and beautifully furnished and was a perfect fit for our family of five.

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2022

  • "What a lovely location!"

    Each morning you can wake up to the views and the sounds of the birds in the garden. The cottage is really comfortable and felt like a home away from home. It is a private property with some lovely outside space. It was great to be able to walk into Grasmere village so easily. Our only criticism was that the property wasn't very clean with crumbs left on the rug in the lounge and kitchen. Not fault of the owners but poor standards from Lakelovers. The instructions for putting the bin out weren't very clear which meant that we missed the pick-up and ended up taking it away ourselves. Watch that you don't get caught out with that mid stay. Overall we would definitely stay in this cottage again. It was a great find!

    Reviewed by BenFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was much better than the photographs posted."

    It was very clear, aired and ready for our arrival. We appreciated the bottle of red which we thought a nice touch and stared our holiday well. The cottage was very well positioned, close to Grasmere Village and offered the ability to walk direct from the cottage. Beautiful views from the cottage and very quiet location. Within walking distance of The Swan Hotel and Travellers Rest Public House.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "The property was beautiful and comfortable."

    On arrival, we realised the wifi and phone (both listed as facilities, were not working. We attempted to advise you early on the 11th October but there was a problem with your phones, we advised you of the problem later in the day when we were able to get through. Up to the point of our departure, neither was still working and we had received no update in spite of being assured that you had our mobile number. We also advised you that the freezer compartment door in the the Smeg fridge was broken and fell out of the fridge the first time the fridge door was opened, this was not a problem as the property has a separate freezer but we felt you needed to know

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2021

  • "Second stay here."

    Great place to stay with great outdoor space and comfy facilities inside. Just outside Grasmere but only 15 minutes walk. 2 Pubs within 5 minutes. This is our 3rd visit to the Lakes this year, which is normal. Sadly wont be able to afford the close to £500 hike in price for a booking next year same time. Shame, I would have re-booked.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "A little more care in cleaning bedrooms."

    Dressing table drawers had last people hair in

    Reviewed by SharonSep 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.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 3 x bedrooms; 1 x king size with ensuite, 1 x king size, 1 x twin, house bathroom, Kitchen, Dining room, Lounge, Cloakroom with 3rd WC, Garden, Furnished patio Private parking
  • No children under 8
  • Breathtaking views all round
  • Gas central heating / underfloor heating
  • Wood burning stove
  • Bathroom with roll top bath / shower attachment & separate double shower
  • En-suite bathroom with power shower over bath
  • Ground floor cloakroom/3rd WC
  • Aga
  • Microwave/ combination oven and grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridges & freezers
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private parking for 3
  • Beautiful garden with patios & furniture
  • Bed linen and towels provided

The property

Cosy comfort for six in the beating heart of Lakeland! This is an elegant and original slate-built farmhouse property that will appeal to everyone's internal lakelover.

The owners have sympathetically upgraded the property to the highest modern standards, while retaining the charmingly old-world character of Stone Arthur Cottage, and there is everything you could ask for here to provide the perfect Lakeland getaway! As soon you walk up to the gothic cathedral-style doors, you can tell this is a special and thoroughly authentic property.

From the archaic lintel above the wood-burner and the wonderful thick beams that line the ceiling in the living-room, to the beautiful floors and furniture echoed throughout this excellent property, antique wooden grandeur is everywhere! High quality, high comfort real leather sofas let you recline in luxuriant bliss near the blazing wood-burner, and the wonderfully spacious yet homely country kitchen is open to the living-room, and makes a great spot in which to enjoy those all important walkers' breakfasts before you hit the hills.

The bedrooms are generous and refined rooms, with the most wonderfully ornate and lavish antique wooden bedsteads, and ensure you wake well refreshed each morning to tackle the days activities, and the superb modern bathroom facilities will also help energise you into top form. Views to Grasmere lake itself and the fells all around make your cottage a real delight to stay in, and the location could hardly be better, perfectly central in the Lakes and offering a winning combination of adventure in all directions and blissful tranquility.

The most glorious scenery anywhere in England is all about you, and it goes without saying that the walking is second to none.

Smaller fells like Loughrigg and Helm Crag make for outstandingly beautiful rambles, and there are plenty of larger mountains to conquer as well as a multitude of leveller walks by the lake shores. This is Wordsworth country too, of course, so the cultural heritage is truly fascinating, and you can even walk up Greenhead Ghyll from Stone Arthur Cottage, and see the very sheepfold that inspired the poem 'Michael'.

And we fully recommend a visit to at least one of the homes of the famed poet; Rydal Mount, Allen Bank and Dove Cottage are all open for your enjoyment.

Please note: that the wifi is not always a reliable connection due to the area.

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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No children or babies under 8 years of age.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas