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Tilly's Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "Our 2nd time here and we have booked again for next year."

    Everything is perfect to help make a wonderful Grasmere holiday. Walks from the door, and very cosy and comfortable for when we get back from a day on the fells. Many thanks, already looking forward to next year.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we’re pleased that you have enjoyed your stay and hope it’s just as good next year for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2024

  • "A lovely apartment which was very well appointed with all the things you need."

    We enjoyed that it was 'upside down' and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was a great location from which to explore the Lakes - but with lots of things to do and lots of great walks right on the doorstep too. We even enjoyed the rain (every day!!).

    We’re pleased you enjoyed your stay despite the rain. We’ve always thought that Grasmere is beautiful in any weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jan 2024

  • "Fabulous cottage!"

    Wonderful location with walks and pubs from the door. Beautiful interior and facilities with a great kitchen and so cosy. We wil definitely book again.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2023

  • "You pay for what you get, a lovely, comfortable cottage, nothing more, nothing less."

    Spotlessly clean & comfortable. Though was disappointed with welcome gift which comprised of, 2 dishwasher tabs, dish cloth & scourer. A few instant coffee & Tbag sachets & sachets of UHT milk. Not even fresh milk in fridge. No bathrobes either & cold upon arrival and NO starter pack for fire, soon warmed up though, but really, no starter pack in winter! And lacking a coffee maker, nespresso (other makes are available!)

    Thank you for your feedback and we’re glad you found the cottage to be clean and comfortable. Regarding the lack of “extras” , we live a considerable distance from our cottage which is why it is let through an agent. The starter pack of hygiene products and welcome pack of biscuits, tea and coffee sachets are what is available through the agent. They do not offer an alternative and we do not live close enough to provide a more bespoke service. For people who like ‘proper’ coffee, a cafetière is provided. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J4.1Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely the best holiday accomadation we have had."

    Couldnt praise Tillys Cottage highly enough.Superb,,,

    Thank you for such a lovely comment about our cottage. Glad you enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Dec 2023

  • "Perfect cottage."

    We have stayed in numerous cottages in the lakes over the years and this one has exceeded them all. Beautifully done, superb views and a great location. We will definitely be returning. Thank you!

    Thank you for your kind comments and we do hope that you’ll be able to return one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a wonderful cottage."

    Amazing views from all windows, comfortable beds & very warm. There are lots of walks from the door, plus it’s only a short walk into Grasmere for shops & cafes. Many thanks for letting us stay.

    Thank you for summing up exactly what drew us to buy Tilly’s Cottage 5 years ago. We are so pleased that we can share it and we are grateful that you chose to stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Tilly’s cottage is a really comfortable well equipped cottage."

    The location is perfect for us with an easy walk in to Grasmere and the central location making it convenient to travel round the Lakes. This was our second visit and we have booked again for next year!

    It’s lovely to hear that you enjoy staying at Tilly’s cottage and we look forward to your return visit next year. Thank you for booking again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Have previously stayed at Tilly’s Cottage and have already booked a future stay."

    The cottage is very comfortable, clean, and well maintained. It is perfectly situated for local walks or travelling further afield in the Lake District.

    Thank you for your kind comments and for booking again. It’s great to hear you’ve enjoyed staying at Tilly’s! We look forward to your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was such a fab break - we love it so much."

    Please though last year the two single beds were made as one double. We would like this again as there was not the facility to ask when booking for next year. Also thanks for such great facilities - we like to do a bit of cooking and drinking.

    Thank you for your kind comments. I’m sorry that you did not get your preferred sleeping arrangements. We have no control over the booking system but I will raise your problem with Sykes/Lakelovers so that you won’t have the same issue when you visit again next year. Thank you for rebooking again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Aug 2023

  • "We found Tilley's cottage not to be comfortable for dining or relaxing, settee's have no support and dining 'bench' is hard."

    There were other things but I'll leave that.

    We’re sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at Tilly’s. This is the first time we have had this kind of feedback about either the settees or the dining bench. We suppose it’s largely down to personal choice. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian2.5Jun 2023

  • "This is an excellent cottage in a great location, our second visit and we will return all be it not next year."

    Particularly good after its redecoration earlier this year. Only criticism the plug in the bath still doesn't work.

    Thank you for your comments. It is lovely to see that you enjoyed your second visit to Tilly's Cottage. We will ask our Maintenance Team to look at the bath plug. We hope to welcome you for a 3rd visit. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7May 2023

  • "We have had a fabulous holiday staying at Tilly's Cottage, we totally loved it."

    Everything and more was provided to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. Kitchen was really well equipped, bed comfy, shower amazing! We booked for next year while we were there! Perfect location too, so lovely to look out at the spectacular views including all the new born lambs and calves!

    Good to hear that you’ve really enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for your feedback and thank you for booking to come back next year. We look forward to welcoming you then. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage with everything one could wish for."

    A very spacious property with gorgeous views. Lots of storage in the bedrooms, very comfortable beds making for a good nights sleep. A bonus was the televisions in the bedrooms too. The kitchen was a very good size with all the appliances you could need and the lounge area with two settees was very comfortable. The icing on the cake was seeing a lamb being born on our last night which was lovely. I would certainly recommend Tilly’s cottage. You won’t be disappointed

    Thank you for your kind comments and we’re glad you enjoyed your stay. What a wonderful moment to see a lamb being born! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Viv5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage only issue was the bath plug has not been ..."

    We had a lovely stay at the cottage only issue was the bath plug has not been sorted out and also the shower in the second bedroom leaked would return again as these are only minor issues

    Thank you for feedback it’s good to know that you enjoyed your stay. Lakelovers maintenance will attend regarding the bath plug and to investigate the shower leak. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Apr 2023

  • "Excellent cottage."

    The cottage has everything you need with a well equipped kitchen. It’s a little gem.

    Thank you for your kind feedback and we’re pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a premiere property, it has all amenities that makes a holiday ."

    The cottage is warm, comfy and welcoming, this was needed as this fortnight the weather went from heavy snow to torrential rainfall and not much in between! We are back next year, but in May, so hopefully the weather will be kinder.

    Thank you for kind comments regarding Tilly’s cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back in May 2024. We have put in a request for better weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Mar 2023

  • "Third time staying at Tilly’s, the first time since the cottage has been refurbished."

    An absolutely lovely place to stay. We had a fabulous week there, despite the weather. The cottage has everything you need. We will definitely be coming back. On a very minor point, the pop up plug in the bath didn’t stay down (so couldn’t use the bath, but the shower was fab) so we reported it to Lake Lovers who were going to fix it. Also, the WiFi dropped out Wednesday morning, I rebooted the router a couple of times and it was then fine (I think this was a BT issue, not the router’s).

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry to hear of the issue that you experienced with the plug in the bathroom. We will ask our Maintenance team to take a look. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautifully kept and maintained property."

    Immaculate cleanliness with full modern facilities. Love the access to garage for storage and entertainment (table football and darts)

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

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful, comfortable, well equipped and in a very special location, Tilly's Cottage is superb."

    Decorated and fitted out to a very high standard, the owners have obviously taken much pride in providing an exceptional holiday experience. Private parking, smart TV, wifi (although it did drop out for our last three days), spotlessly clean, comfortable furniture/beds and everything we needed and more. We will certainly book again.

    It’s so nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we’re very pleased that you are considering staying at Tilly’s again. We’re sorry about the Wi-Fi connection. This is not the norm at all as we have never experienced a problem the whole 4 years that we have had the cottage.The guests who arrived after you have reported it and a BT engineer is booked to attend. I’m sure normal service will resume and should you return, you will have no further problems in this regard. Thank you again for your very kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jan 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely and the Christmas decorations were a wonderful touch."

    The kitchen was well equipped for making Christmas dinner, loungeroom with fireplace was extra cosy and the games room/garage was a hit. Only feedback/suggestions for a long stay over Christmas is to supply extra bin bags and toilet paper as these ran out. We had a wonderful Christmas at Tilly's and would recommend the experience to anyone and everyone!

    Thank you for your feedback. Really pleased you enjoyed your Christmas at Tilly’s. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lachlan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage !"

    We really can’t think of anything that can be improved on, stylish and beautifully decorated, top class facilities and it seems no expense spared on the renovation. We thought we may have been disturbed by the road noise but couldn’t hear a thing, very peaceful and quiet. We spend a lot of time in Grasmere and have been wanting to stay here for a while but unsurprisingly it’s always been booked up. We loved our stay at Tilly’s cottage x

    Thank you for your very kind feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is our fourth stay at the cottage and already booked again for March."

    I think that says it all. We have been going to the lakes for the last 12 years once in March and then November and we have stayed in many cottages and I can say this is our favourite both for location and the cottage itself.

    Thank you for such lovely feedback and for returning on such a regular basis. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2022

  • "Tilly’s is a really lovely cottage beautifully presented by really caring owners."

    During our stay this time however there was a really serious problem with the shower temperature valve in the main bathroom. It was impossible to regulate the temperature and the water was scaldingly hot all the time! Despite two visits from Lakelovers maintenance the problem remains unresolved. There is a real danger that future guests could be severely burned if this is not promptly resolved.

    Thank you for your kind comments about the cottage. We are sorry that you had problems with the shower; unfortunately this took longer than we would have liked to repair as we had to wait for a replacement part. We can confirm that the issue has now been resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.1Oct 2022

  • "Great refurb of Tilly's."

    The lights outside especially. The front door lock too. The kitchen was well laid out with all appliances there now which was good. There were a some points to look at though. Just things so you know. The Upstairs toilet was refilling itself a lot without being used. The Thermostat in the downstairs shower was difficult to move, and impossible to get to run very cold. Finally, when it rained, there was a constant Gurgling nice that came from the shower plug hole. That was quite annoying. An excellent stay for us again at Tilly's though, we will be back in the next couple of years. Cheers

    Thank you for your kind comments about the refurbishment of Tilly’s. It’s also always welcome to hear of issues that may need attention as our own visits are infrequent. I can confirm that the upstairs toilet refilling issue and the shower thermostat problem have now been resolved. Best wishes Tilly’s owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin4.4Sep 2022

  • "We visit the Lakes every year, but this was our first time at Tilly's cottage."

    We really enjoyed it. The cottage is very well equipped, clean and in good condition and is one of the best we have ever stayed in. The location is perfect with outstanding views. We have booked for next year! We have just moved house and are in the process of refurbishing our house… can you tell us what the flooring is in your kitchen/lounge area? We think it would be perfect for our house.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased that you have enjoyed your stay enough to rebook. The flooring is by brand Moduleo and it’s called Country Oak 54265. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "A nice, comfortable property."

    Let down by the little things that irk, like no guest soap or shower gel and a very poor welcome pack. We arrived very late after encountering a few road accidents and road works along the way. The coop had just closed in Grasmere. While we had many things with us, we were yet to buy milk. At cottage, the welcome consisted of a few sachets of UHT milk and a few 2 biscuit packs, very disappointing and useless. Then rushed at end of holiday having to leave at 10am having first stripped bedding, which you don't need to do in b & b/hotel. The cost now of cottages rented through Lakelovers is excessive. We feel the value of the past when compared to lovely b & b's and hotels with facilities is questionable and worth careful consideration.

    Thank you for your feedback. We do provide hand soap at all 4 sinks in the property so I will investigate as to why there was none for your visit. The welcome pack is, I agree, rather basic but this is standard issue from Lakelovers. I am discussing with Lakelovers if it’s possible for it to be improved. Regarding check out times and stripping of beds, this is Lakelovers’ policy and beyond our control. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by J4.7Sep 2022

  • "Tillys Cottage is a lovely property situated in a peaceful setting with a spectacular panoramic view across the Grasmere valley."

    The local sheep provide daily entertainment. The only factors which precluded a five star review was the lack of a proper welcome pack ( we are spoilt by other operators such as Barefoot in Norfolk) and the non working pop up plug in the bathroom which was only replaced the day before departure despite being reported shortly after arrival.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will discuss with Lakelovers what other options may be available regarding welcome packs and why it took them so long to fix the pop up waste. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great cottage in a great location this being the 3rd year we have booked Tilly’s cottage."

    However since 2020 the price of this cottage has gone up more than 50% so don’t know if I’ll book it next year. Also the bed sheets in both bedrooms were not clean. The smaller room had what looked like a coffee stain and also black/mould marks and the other room had the same minus the coffee stain. Surely the cleaner that made the beds should have seen this as it was noticeable straight away. I would have reported this straight away but my wife didn’t want anyone coming in when we were out. Still an enjoyable week but come on lakelovers let’s make sure the bedding is clean.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that the linen provided was not up to the standard that should be expected. We have raised the issue of stained bed linen with Lakelovers who sub contract the laundry and hire of linen. They will in turn raise the issue with them. We would hope that this is a one off occurrence but we have alerted housekeeping to monitor the situation more closely. Kind regards, Tilly’s owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Aug 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Tilly's Cottage and we loved it just as much as we did the first time."

    We stay in the Lakes every summer and Tilly's is by far the most comfortable well equipped home from home that we have stayed in. The location is perfect too. We are already booked up again and looking forward to next year.

    Reviewed by June5.0Aug 2022

  • "We found Tilly's Cottage to be of an exceptionally high standard and it's location just superb."

    We loved our week long stay here and it was a good base for visiting Grasmere, Ambleside, Bowness, Windermere and Keswick. We also enjoyed watching the aircrafts albeit blink and you would miss them! We stayed in the Lake District many times and will definitely stay at Tilly's Cottage again. Just a couple of points to make; the drainage could be better in the sinks and showers and we also had a leak at the back of the sink in the smaller of the two bedrooms. We were also asked to leave the pillow and mattress protectors on which is slightly worrying as we would assume that these would be washed and fresh linen provided for each guest stay. Don't like to think that I was lying on someone else's sweat!

    Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We’re so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Just to answer the points you made: The sinks and showers have now had a good dose of drain unblocker and are working normally again . We try to do this regularly but must have left it too long before your arrival so we apologise and hope it didn’t spoil your stay. We couldn’t find a problem with leakage from the smaller bedroom sink but we have alerted Lakelovers maintenance who will check it out. Freshly laundered sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers are provided for each guest. The pillow and mattress protectors are checked by the housekeeper on changeover day and replaced immediately if necessary. Otherwise they are laundered very regularly but less often than the bed linen. This is in line with Lakelovers policy. At Tilly’s, we have spare mattress and pillow protectors in the cottage for each bedroom should they be required by the guest during their stay. Thank you for choosing Tilly’s Cottage and we’re delighted that you would visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful, well designed cottage."

    Very comfortable and homely. Fantastic views from every room. And a very good position for travelling around The Lake District.

    Thank you for your positive comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation, everything you need, excellent location."

    Would highly recommend this property .

    It’s very nice to hear that you would recommend our cottage and thank you for choosing to stay at Tilly’s again Property Owner

    Reviewed by George & pauline5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was exceptional."

    Very clean and modern. It had everything you could need. It is also in a great location with amazing views from the cottage itself, great walks from the doorstep and within walking distance to Grasmere village. Could not fault it .

    Thank you for choosing to stay at Tilly’s Cottage and for taking the time to give us such positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent property and very comfortable and well equipped Watching the lambs being born was such an unexpected bonus."

    My only gripe with all holiday cottage companies is having to strip the beds before leaving. I totally understand why we did it when covid was so prevalent but I don’t think it’s necessary now, you don’t stay in a hotel and have to strip beds so why in a cottage. This is in no way a detrimental comment on this great property just a general comment

    Thank you for choosing to stay at Tilly’s Cottage and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. As you have realised, the stripping of the beds is totally down to the policy of the holiday letting agency and not decided by ourselves. Anne Marie and Paul (owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0May 2022

  • "Our week at Tilly's Cottage was a delightful luxurious experience."

    The interior fittings were of the highest standard, and the cottage was perfectly positioned in a tranquil setting just outside Grasmere. Perfectly situated with easy access to Bowness and Lake Windermere.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "We were here at the time of the first lockdown and had to leave early."

    We’ve waited two years to come back, and it’s been worth the wait. Probably the best equipped, most comfortable cottage we’ve ever rented.

    Very pleased that you’ve been able to return to Tilly’s and have a full week. Thank you very much for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Berni5.0Mar 2022

  • "Without doubt the best holiday cottage We have stayed in, everything was perfect and we can’t wait to return."

    Thank you for choosing to stay at Tilly’s Cottage and we’re pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It’s lovely to hear that you’re considering a return visit. Thanks again for the feedback, we really appreciate it! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation and position."

    Everything you need in the house. Have already booked for next November. We have stayed in many cottages in the Lakes and it is one of the best.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and being such a regular visitor. We hope you enjoy your November 2022 stay as much as usual. Property Owner

    Reviewed by C5.0Dec 2021

  • "We have been coming to the Lakes for decades and have stayed in countless ..."

    We have been coming to the Lakes for decades and have stayed in countless properties, we both think that this is the only property that ticks all the boxes for us, location, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and what a great idea to have a table-football machine in the garage, well done and thank you, Liam & Dawn

    Thank you for your very generous comments! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you for choosing Tilly’s, Anne Marie and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Dec 2021

  • "Delighted to have returned to Tilly’s again."

    Beautifully refurbished but very costly in the future.unlikely to return.

    Thank you for choosing to stay at Tilly’s and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your feedback, thanks again Anne Marie and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2021

  • "We arrived at Tilly’s cottage for our 10 visit the third since the renovations."

    A second shower room made it far better,Tilly’s is always very clean,we have stayed in lots of lakelovers cottages but Tilly’s is the best.

    Thank you for your positive feedback about Tilly’s. It’s very satisfying to hear that you like it enough to return on such a regular basis and we appreciate your loyalty. Best wishes, Anne Marie and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is the first time we have stayed at Tilly’s since it’s complete internal revamp, which is very impressive."

    We were also impressed with the cleanliness of the cottage. Tilly’s is excellently situated for exploring the Lakes either on foot or by car/bus and we have enjoyed all our stays there over many years. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2021

  • "Our 4th stay in Tilly’s cottage, everything about it was superb, the area, the cottage itself (first time back since refurbishment), the walks direct from the door everything was great."

    Area has become very expensive in the pubs, restaurants and even the public toilets (50p, CARD ONLY in Windermere for the loo for example) so be aware.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cottage was clean and very well equipped."

    Shocked to see the price has gone up by £500 for the same week for next year. Can only think this is because Sykes has taken over Lakelovers.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was a beautiful cottage in every respect very well equipped with everything you would need during your stay ."

    .Furnishings. high standard .Location could not be better ,magnificent views .Overall .firstclass .

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage the best we have stayed in however when I came to look at re ..."

    Fabulous cottage the best we have stayed in however when I came to look at re booking for next year I was shocked at an increase of £400 for a week and believe either the owner or you guys are exploiting the sad situation we are all in so won’t be booking again

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jul 2021

  • "The location of Tilly's Cottage is perfect; surrounded by mountains, easy walk in to Grasmere, good local pub for food and lovely walks nearby."

    The cottage is warm and comfortable with stunning views to wake up to. We spent two weeks at Tilly's cottage as a special treat for our golden wedding anniversary, and we will never forget it. It's worth every penny just for the views!

    Reviewed by A4.7Jun 2021

  • "Tilly’s cottage is first class, eighth visit the cottage the update to the property made a big difference."

    The lock on the garage door needs replacing &the front door lock is hard to unlock . We will be back in October.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jun 2021

  • "Tilly’s cottage was lovely and clean."

    Great location for walking and a few minutes walk to Grasmere. Would certainly recommend

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation, fabulous location, had a wonderful holiday ."

    We were disappointed about the price! When we booked this holiday in summer of 2019 for our holiday in 2020 the price was £798 this was more than we’d ever payed before for the lakes but felt it was worth it as it looked top class ( and it was ) but along came COVID and we had to ring up and roll it over to 2021. We expected a small increase but WOW ! A whopping £195 extra , some people we got talking to had their holiday honoured at the price they paid initially . We were so looking forward to our holiday we just paid it and had a lovely time . We thought we’d found our cottage of our dreams to rebook every year ( we have been coming to Grasmere for 35yrs. ) so we looked on your web site for bookings for Tilly’s Cottage for next year and WOW got a shock again ! a whopping £370 + extra ! So adding this to the £195 that’s £565 increase in two years . A bit excessive we think, almost double the initial cost . I know the COVID is going to get the blame for this and holiday company’s like yours will think everyone is desperate for a holiday that we’ll pay any thing , but is this not a bit greedy ? Yours sincerely Mr and Mrs Pauline and George Chapelhow . Disappointed in your company for raising these prices to an exorbitant level !

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your recent stay at Tilly's Cottage. We are glad you had a lovely week and finally managed to get to the Lakes after having to reschedule due to COVID from last year. We are sorry you found the price to be disheartening. We understand that the w/c 23rd April had increased from 2020 to 2021 by £175. Reasons being is in 2020 the price band for this week was a mid-band and in 2021 this week turned to a high band resulting in a higher price. When transferring your booking the new price would have been explained by the customer service team and in your confirmations and we are sorry you had not raised it then. The demand for the Lakes has increased dramatically in the past few months with people not being able to go overseas and UK residents wanting to stay in the UK. There have been price increases not only throughout the self-catering industry but restaurants, cafes, hotels, and house prices. As you will notice Tilly’s Cottage is not the only property in the Lakes which has experienced an increase in price. However, since your comments the owner’s have reverted to fixed pricing and have agreed on a set price, they both find appropriate. We hope you may re-look and we can perhaps welcome you back soon. Overall we are glad to hear you enjoyed your week at Tilly's Cottage and we hope we can still welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George & pauline5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very well furnished and equipped, modern upside-down cottage in a fabulous setting just outside the village with beautiful views."

    Space to sit out in the sun on the patio and admire the Herdwick sheep in the field in front and view of Helm Crag, until the sun sets. The access lane is private and although vehicles pass and park on the main road, they did not disturb us. Walks from the doorstep and plenty of good pubs, restaurants and cafes only a short walk away. Parking for 2-3 cars and a garage for bikes storage. Very comfortable beds and sofas, 3 loos and a big deep bath. Blissful!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2021

  • "What an amazing place!"

    ! Stunning property with absolutely everything we needed and more, in a 10/10 location. We're already hoping to come back!

    Reviewed by India5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a fantastic Christmas at this cottage, great location, close to Grasmere but away from the crowds."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2020

  • "Thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful cottage."

    It’s one of the best we have ever stayed in and have really enjoyed our time here. We hope to return!

    Mr & Mrs GoodJan 2020

  • "Had the most wonderful four nights here with my mum what a beautiful cottage we loved the views from every window!"

    My husband came to stay for a couple of nights and loved it so much we have booked two more week visits! Loved it!

    Mrs Mason & FamilyDec 2019

  • "Superb! Love Tilly’s Cottage, really sad to be leaving."

    Wanted the perfect 50th get-away for my husband and I couldn’t have asked for more in this gorgeous cottage. Amazing week and we’re already thinking about returning.

    Mr & Mrs LeeNov 2019

  • "The cottage lived up to expectations."

    Easy to use and in a wonderful location.

    Mr And Mrs MartinNov 2019

  • "We have had a wonderful stay at Tilly’s Cottage."

    Very impressed with the cottage - spacious but still cosy, great views and well equipped.

    Jones PartyOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, wonderfully set up to get the best views of the surroundings."

    Great location as able to walk to where we wanted to be.

    Thompson PartySep 2019

  • "The cottage was beautifully furnished, very comfortable, clean and extremely well equipped, located in a fantastic position for exploring the nearby lakes and countryside."

    The booking process was very smooth and easy, with excellent pre-holiday information. One of the best companies to deal with.

    Mr SapiroSep 2019

  • "Stunning cottage, very comfortable."

    Walk along Coffin Trail from Dove Cottage to Rydal Mount then back to Grasmere along Rydal Water & Grasmere Lake is recommended. Will definitely be returning.

    Parr PartyJul 2019

  • "The perfect cottage in the perfect location."

    Beautifully furnished, very comfortable beds and a luxury kitchen. We love the views and closeness to Grasmere. Worth doing: Alcock Tarn – Great views, not too steep Allan Bank – Quiky, serve yourself tea and coffee. The Langdale Pikes – Very steep up and down Swimming in Coniston, Derwentwater and Buttermere, hiring kayaks (£10) on Derwentwater (Marina). Thanks for a really great time!

    Smith PartyJul 2019

  • "Great cottage, great views."

    We really enjoyed our stay. We will be back. Can't fault a thing.

    E & TJun 2019

  • "Tilly’s Cottage is beautiful."

    It is the perfect location for exploring from the front door. Alcock Tarn is idyllic and a must do. Thank you!

    Mr & Mrs SandersJun 2019

  • "Tilly’s Cottage is a wonderful place to stay- a special mixture of comfort and luxury."

    Set in a stunning area, it is the perfect place to return to after a day exploring the lakes.

    Mr WestwoodMay 2019

  • "A lot of thought has gone into making Tilly’s Cottage as homely as possible."

    It is decorated to the highest standard with high spec appliances that are so easy to use & had everything we could possibly need.It is spacious and the location is great.Perfect for our family, we can’t wait to return!

    McConville PartyApr 2019

  • "One of the best things about Tilly's Cottage is its convenience."

    It is near a road that gives easy access to all parts of the Lake District. It is also within walking distance of Grasmere village and adjacent to two good eating establishments

    Mr BayleySep 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
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  • Highly Commended for a four star property
  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 x bedrooms; 1 x super king size with en suite facilities (Please specify if you'd like a king size or a twin bed by contacting us once you have made your booking), 1 x king size with en suite
  • open plan lounge / kitchen / diner
  • Furnished patio
  • Private parking
  • Magnificent views
  • Located on edge of village
  • Smart TV in Lounge
  • TVs all bedrooms
  • Log burner
  • Family dining table
  • Electric Oven
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Microwave/combination oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Bike store facilities
  • Walled patio area with seating
  • Gas central heating
  • Sorry but no pets
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Travel Cot and Highchair provided

The property

Tilly’s Cottage is just a short stroll away from the picturesque village of Grasmere and has been thoughtfully refurbished and modernised to an incredibly high standard.

Light and airy throughout this topsy turvy treasure has bags of character and charm, Tilly’s Cottage has an impressive open plan layout with the lounge / kitchen / diner offering comfort and great views.

Keep cosy by the log burning stove or cook up a feast in the high spec kitchen - the cottage sleeps up to four guests over two bedrooms and represents a fantastic Lakeland getaway. Step outside and there are walks in every direction, whilst the village offers entertainment and refreshment as and when it is required and a place to relax and watch the world go by, along with the occasional sheep.

Tilly’s Cottage is ideal for small groups and families alike.

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter