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Beck Steps 1

(Ref. 972547)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a perfectly situated property in the middle of Grasmere giving access on foot to a number of cafes, pubs and restaurants."

    The cottage is beautifully appointed; warm and cosy with a neat little kitchen and great shower! Quality fittings, bedding etc are installed throughout and all areas were very clean. Parking to the rear is a little tight with a large car (Jaguar XF) but perfectly doable. In summary, a comfortable, clean and characterful cottage in a choice location - we will return!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2024

  • "We really enjoyed this lovely cottage, beautiful quality refurb."

    Comfy bed, the roll top bath was gorgeous. We loved how cosy it is and how well equipped the kitchen was. The location was perfect too.

    Reviewed by Caron5.0Dec 2023

  • "Our second stay at 1 BeckSteps and we will be returning."

    Lovely cottage in ideal location to access Grasmere village and lake, Allan Bank, Easedale and other walks. The local bus service is on doorstep and there are many good places for coffee and cakes and shopping. The cottage has a luxurious bathroom, underfloor heating and a comfy bed with parking a real plus.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Dec 2023

  • "Outstanding."

    Better than the photos - just lovely!

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Nov 2023

  • "I booked this cottage for my parents as they wanted to be in the village centre."

    They loved it. The cottage was extremely clean and well thought out. The green was over the way, with all the cafe's and restaurants within a couple of minutes walk at most. They even took their morning coffee and sat on the benches on the green to take in the views and watch the world go by. The bathroom is amazing with a roll top bath and huge walk in shower. Well done to the owner for creating such a beautiful place.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was a lovely little cottage right in the centre of Grasmere and an ideal base for walks around the lake and beyond."

    The cottage was clean, tidy and cosy and the kitchen was lovely and modern. We had a great time in a great property.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2023

  • "I thought I had already given a review!"

    This is a lovely small cottage in the centre of Grasmere village. despite bring in the centre it is very quiet as it has thick walls and good double glazing. It was clean and comfortable and the bathroom and kitchen facilities are good. The minor things that could easily be sorted are - put some sort of holder for bath things next to the bath, and have the leather armchair in the living room re-stuffed as it is really uncomfortable! The large double bed is very comfortable. The cottage is well situated for a holiday in Grasmere and if, like me, you don't have a car it is perfect as there are lots of shops, cafes etc in the village, excellent walks and a wonderful bus service right on the doorstop.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Jun 2023

  • "A gem of a cottage, perfect location in the centre of the village with the added bonus of a parking space at rear, didn’t need to use the car all week as we hopped on the bus."

    We enjoyed taking out cups of coffee, tea and even an early evening glass of wine on the village green. Loved the decor, the bathroom, comfy bed. The addition of some hooks to hang robes on rear of bathroom and bedroom door would’ve been useful.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beck Steps 1 is lovely cottage in a perfect location for exploring Grasmere and ideal as a base for the local area and walks."

    The cottage has been very well thought and fitted out, offering comfort throughout with a very comfy bed, underfloor heating and an amazing bathroom. It was great having a parking space at the rear of the cottage. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage, in the perfect location within the village."

    Really well presented, comfortable, with the right mix of facilities for a little cottage; the underfloor heating had me somewhat jealous.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Apr 2023

  • "Superb small cottage but one blot - Extremely uncomfortable bed which caused several nights of interrupted sleep."

    Pillows also sub standard. If this were rectified (a simple fix) then we would give six stars to this super little cottage.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Mar 2023

  • "Excellent little cottage in the heart of Grasmere."

    Very well appointed with top quality fixtures and fittings. Nicely decorated, clean and warm. Needs new Roman blinds as they didn't work properly and fiddly to get down. But that's only a minor fault and is more of a nuisance really. Completely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Mar 2023

  • "I had a truly happy stay at Beck Steps 1."

    Everything was comfortable and well thought out. The shower was glorious, the bed very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked, with everything beautifully clean. I utterly loved my time there. I was on my own for most of the week. My husband drove me up but had to leave at the weekend. I am disabled with a deformed spine which leaves me almost bent double with mobility problems. I walk with a wheeled walker. The one thing that had concerned me was the stairs, and when I saw them I thought ‘uh oh, here we go!’ They are steep with a curve. But I found them solid , with steps of a good width and after the first day I became cheerfully adept at mountaineering. On thing I would suggest is that a small hand grab rail at the top of the stairs would be reassuring and would help all sorts of people, the older ones, pregnant ones or even the ones who have had one happy pint too many!, without looking like a disability aid. As an older disabled woman without a car the location was perfect, with local Co op and easy access to the whole of Grasmere and buses on the doorstep. To sum up, the whole experience was lovely, lovely, lovely!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautifully maintained and well appointed cottage situated right in the heart of Grasmere village, allowing us to basically have little if any use for our car during the stay."

    Maybe a little more explicit instructions for the rear parking would have helped, but that was very quickly resolved with a phone call to Mike. Another pleasant surprise was the fact that the property had a dishwasher. We didn't recall this being in the particulars, therefore well worth adding in this detail for future customers. The level of finish and quality of the property was exceptional and an absolute credit to the owners. We particularly enjoyed the underfloor heating on those cold morning starts. The cottage provided us with a perfect base, for what was a really relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable break to start 2023. We hope to pay it a visit again. Kindest regards, Craig & Johanne Stones

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and perfect location."

    Bed was very comfortable and sofa. Lots of kitchen equipment provided.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Dec 2022

  • "We have stayed here every half term for at least the last 5 years."

    Love it, already booked for next year

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is the second time we've stayed at Beck Steps, it's a lovely cosy cottage right in the heart of Grasmere, close to all the amenities."

    Great base for local walks or venturing further afield. Would throughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent location, quaint cottage."

    Reviewed by M T3.8Sep 2022

  • "A perfect little cottage for two with everything you need."

    The cottage was very clean and perfectly situated. No complaints at all.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay and the house was spotlessly clean on arrival."

    Comfortable bed and a lovely bathroom. The kitchen area is small but well equipped, with just about enough room for dining. The painted bare floorboards on the landing and bedroom are frankly more shabby than chic and the windows facing the main street could do with better blinds. Handy to have car parking but, as others have noted, it is a bit of a tight squeeze!

    Reviewed by Roger4.1Aug 2022

  • "Beautifully appointed one bedroom cottage in the heart of the village."

    There’s only one minor suggestion for improvement - have same size glasses, plates etc.

    Reviewed by Danielle4.7Aug 2022

  • "Cottage is lovely."

    The grouting in the shower is needing a good scrub. The kitchen pots, pans,dishes and glasses all need to be gone through and sorted out. The glasses should not be kept in the cleaning cupboard. Ditch the plastic flowers.

    Reviewed by Irene4.7Aug 2022

  • "Another great stay, everything we need and in a great location - and made even more comfortable with the lovely new sofa!"

    Having parking out the back is a huge plus point for our repeat visit rather than trying to find space using a permit (which many homes in the centre offer ) instead. So good we have booked for next year (our 4th time) already

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2022

  • "Need better directions for parking car at property."

    Had to ask at local shops to locate it

    Reviewed by Alfred5.0Jun 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a great location."

    Could not fault it.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2022

  • "We cannot recommend this little cottage highly enough."

    It's sits in a beautiful location, right in the heart of Grasmere, convenient for shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as the excellent bus service. The cottage was extremely warm and cosy and, on the couple of very wet days when we didn't venture very far, we lit the wood burning stove, which was brilliant! Kitchen was well equipped, bathroom luxurious, and the Sealy Posturepedic bed was so comfortable, we've decided to buy one for ourselves. Met with the owner on one occasion, and he could not have been more helpful. All in all, one of the best holidays we've had in a long time and we are looking forward to returning very soon.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is beautifully furnished with every amenity is in the perfect location in the heart of the village next to lots of lovely cafes, shops and pub."

    The only complaint I would make is that the shower although looks outstanding ! The water pressure is terrible. But saying that we would stay again and certainly recommend it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2022

  • "Clothes airer for hanging wet waterproofs on would be great."

    Lovely cottage and spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beck Steps 1 I can only write positive information on this cottage."

    There were no negatives at all with any aspect of the cottage. The special items that need pointing out. Fantastic communication with the owner. The bed is a sealy posturepedic and was so comfy for the two of us. I’m 16 stone, wife is 8, and we didn’t roll together or have 1 bad sleep. I do have one negative, (but it’s actually a +) the TV signal is very poor. But the smart TV we logged into Netflix and watched mindless zombie movies and loved it. Being away from the normal TV life was perfect. No news. Perfect. Car parking at the rear was great. Got the Velar in, no problem. That’s 5m long by nearly 2m wide. Cottage central heating and hot water was perfect. Always warm. Stove was lovely for a couple of nights when we were back early and put it on. But otherwise in - degree C conditions warm as toast. Everything you need was there. It was spotless of dust. So clean. Perfect location, right in Grasmere and can walk to breakfast across the road. Co-Op 20m away. Thank you for such an awesome cottage. Two adults, no pets. Best valentines week away for 30 years

    Reviewed by William5.0Feb 2022

  • "Not much information about the property and how things work."

    The bathroom was lovely and the shower was a good size for 2 but the water pressure was awful. Also no guest book would be handy to read where other people have been.

    Reviewed by India3.4Jan 2022

  • "A lovely property in an ideal location to enjoy the Lakes and walking."

    Lots to do, would certainly go again. The photos don’t do the property justice, it’s so comfortable and welcoming inside. We had a great stay, thank you

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was our 3rd stay in this gorgeous little cottage in Grasmere and we are just in love with the place!"

    It is impeccably clean, beautifully presented and is the most cosy, charming cottage we have ever stayed in. The location is just perfect, with Grasmere village on the doorstep. It is excellently kitted out and the fixtures and fittings are all really great quality. There is just something magical about it and we hope to keep coming back! Thank you so much again to the owner for a wonderful stay. We have been coming for the last 3 years for my husband's birthday and it is truly one of the highlights of our year ❤ Fiona

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic stay would recommend to friends and family x"

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Nov 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Beck Steps 1."

    A very well equipped kitchen, large luxury bathroom, but have to agree with previous comments regarding the chairs in the lounge - not very comfortable. If they were replaced, and a few other bits of furniture updated, this cottage would have the wow factor!

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Oct 2021

  • "Cottage was exceptionally clean and very well appointed."

    The only thing we would comment is that it could do with a comfy sofa as others have noted.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Sep 2021

  • "Beck Steps 1 was the perfect little cottage - even nicer than we thought it would be and in a perfect location!"

    Grasmere was idyllic. Just a couple of things that would make the stay even better for the next guests.. The sofa and chairs were not very comfortable. I did see this in other reviews so would support that. The owners definitely need to invest in some new comfortable seating, especially after a long days walking! The cottage would also benefit from another cupboard above the table in the kitchen to put some bits away. There was no space at all for food storage. Finally it would have been good to have more than 1 towel each for the week and a hook in the bathroom somewhere to hang a bathrobe. The little patio could also be featured in the photos online as we thought it was a really nice feature! Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return if we go back to The Lake District!

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is really well located for exploring the Grasmere area."

    There are many lovely walks straight from the door. It is handy too for places to eat and shops to browse. The cottage had everything we needed for a very comfortable and delightful stay.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2021

  • "Backsteps is a lovely little cottage in the heart of the village."

    It’s home from home in terms of facilities and a great base for exploring the Lakes. There are numerous walks literally from the doorstep. Having a parking space is a big plus too. We had a great week and will definitely be booking again. My only slight criticism is the sofa and chairs in the lounge are not very comfy. Apart from that the cottage is perfect!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jul 2021

  • "The third time we have stayed at Beck Steps and we affectionately refer to it as our cottage ins Grasmere."

    We will return without doubt.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "In The House Description It Says Washer,There Is In fact Washing Machine And Dishwasher."

    Still No Airer. Noise And Dust From Builders Next Door. Three Seperate Seats In The Front Room ,None Of Them Matching,None Of Them Comfortable.

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Jun 2021

  • "The cottage itself was lovely and friendly and helpful owner."

    However due to roof work on adjoining property there was scaffolding which meant the patio couldn’t be used and the designated parking place was unavailable.

    Reviewed by Jill3.8May 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful with fabulous furnishings."

    Really well thought out. Perfect location. Fair price. Great heating

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Dec 2020

  • "Excellent break away from all the stress of life in 2020, going back as soon as be possibly can"

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in perfect location"

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the location perfect!"

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2020

  • "A cosy, comfy cottage in an excellent setting."


    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jan 2020

  • "This cottage is fabulous and it’s very difficult to pick fault with it, but the toilet is quite tall and narrow and I’m sure that the bedding was feather filled, this didn’t bother us, but it not be to everyone’s likings."

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Dec 2019

  • "Absolutely loved it!"

    The bathroom in particular was spectacular but we enjoyed snuggling up in front of the fire. We were in a short honeymoon and this was the perfect location.

    Reviewed by Abbie5.0Oct 2019

  • "Location of keys could have been more clear especially if you arrived while it was dark."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage right in the centre of Grasmere."

    The silence at night is unbelievable and a great way to get away from it all. Lovely coffee shops on your doorstep as well as a good range of easy to moderate walks. Cottage warm and cosy for two lovely bathroom and comfy bed with several homely touches. Would return again if I was ever in the area. If you have a large car it is a little tricky the first time but great to have a parking space right at your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Aug 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in the heart of Grasmere with easy walking distance to all shops, cafes and restaurants, and Dove Cottage."

    Lovely local walks and a bus route close by to explore further afield.

    Reviewed by Wally5.0Aug 2019

  • "Had a wonderful week at the cottage in Grasmere and would thoroughly recommend."

    Kitted out with everything you need and located right in the centre so ideal to walk / cycle / bus everywhere you might want to go. Great to have parking (although note if you have a large car like ours its quite tight to get in and out of, but doable with care!). Décor very much to our taste and absolutely spotless on arrival. Two very very minor suggestions - a clothes airer / line of some sort (it has a washer but then nowhere to hang clothes indoors when its raining) would be handy, and the luxury bathroom is great but would probably take our own "bath sheets" in future (towels provided were fine but the largest is a bath "towel" and personally like the much larger versions) . Am sure we will be back!

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jul 2019

  • "The cottage is beautifully located with lovely views from the living room and bedroom windows."

    It is a pleasure to spend time in the very well presented accommodation. Walks and facilities are close at hand. The bus stops are just a short walk away so the car can be left behind.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2019

  • "As stated by other guests,this is an excellent location,Obviously for walking , Lots of data in the cottage ,if you are new to this area, I personally used the Brilliant bus service (555) to Keswick &Kendal ,great if mobility is limited !"

    The best of everything in this cottage ,Top of the pops for comfort & warmth too. Parking spot outside too.& a very good Co op ,a minute walk ,Would highly recommend & would re book again when visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Margery5.0Mar 2019

  • "This is a very good, period style, Lake District cottage in the centre of the village."

    It is a great location for walkers as there are many walks directly on your door step. There is also plenty restaurants within walking distance and many other local amenities. The cottage is great for a couple and is spotlessly clean. I thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Everything we needed for a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Sep 2018

  • "A very comfortable well equipped cottage, we will certainly book the cottage in the future"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2018

  • "Perfect cottage in a great spot in the heart of the village which is exactly what we wanted."

    It meant we could park the car & leave it while we did all the popular walks. The facilities in the cottage were great and the WiFi worked a treat which was one of our needs. Worth noting that the property did have a washing machine despite an agent from Sykes telling us it didn’t, a real bonus! We plan to come back in the future!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2018

  • "The cottage is clean, cosy and comfortable, it is in a wonderful spot for exploring the Lakes."

    Plenty of eating places close by, gorgeous breakfast in Greens Cafe just a few doors away! Would recommend this place to everyone. Thank you for a lovely break away.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 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.


  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, telephone shower, separate hand basin, WC
  • Living room with Lakeland flagged floor, wood burner and flatscreen LED TV
  • Fully equipped Shaker style kitchen with dining table
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Belfast sink, Washer
  • Underfloor heating and wood-burner
  • Flat-screen LED TV
  • WiFi
  • Gas and electricity included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Patio with garden furniture
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Note: Dates available online for either 2-3-4 nights the owner is happy to take short break
  • Please contact the office or Chat for price

The property

Beck Steps 1 is a delightful character cottage situated in the heart of Grasmere village in the picturesque Lake District.

Combining picture perfect exteriors with a boutique hotel style interior, Beck Steps 1 cottage combines modern luxury with romantic style to create the perfect Lakes hideaway for a couple.

Through the traditional cottage style front door, you enter the living room with its Lakeland stone flagged floor, wood burning stove and cosy yet contemporary furnishings.

The Shaker style kitchen is clean and bright and luxuriously fitted out and there's a door out to the patio.

Upstairs is pure luxury, from the king size bed and lovely Shaker style bedroom suite to the bathroom with its claw-footed freestanding tub and oversized telephone shower.

There's also a hand basin, WC and heated towel rail to complete the opulent yet relaxed feel. Outside there's a patio with garden furniture, ideal for a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine after a busy day's sightseeing.

Private parking for one car is also provided at the rear of the property, while the front door opens almost directly on to the traditional village green.

Grasmere is one of the most vibrant and sought after villages in the Lake District, famous for its gingerbread and its association with the Lakeland poets.

William Wordsworth lived on the outskirts of the village at Dove Cottage and was inspired to write his famous poem 'Daffodils' here.

Modern Grasmere has a wide range of facilities including fabulous restaurants and pubs, and there are walking opportunities literally on the doorstep.

The Lake District is Britain's most popular national park and it's not difficult to see why.

Spellbinding scenery, top quality fine dining and some of the finest walking countryside in the world make the Lakes a uniquely beautiful place to spend a romantic weekend or a longer stay.

Take a cruise across Lake Windermere on one of the popular steamers, or visit one of the spectacular castles in the region.

Follow in the footsteps of the many writers who have made the Lakes their home with a trip to Beatrix Potter's house at Hill Top, or ride one of the many mountain bike trails.

And don't miss a visit to Kendal for some of the famous mint cake that took Edmund Hillary to the summit of Everest! Perfectly located for an exploration of everything that the spectacular Lake District has to offer, Beck Steps 1 in Grasmere is the ideal romantic bolt hole at any time of year.

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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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Note: Dates available online for either 2-3-4 nights the owner is happy to take short break. Can you please contact the office or Chat for price.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas