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Beck Steps 1

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972547)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "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 LouiseJul 2022

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

    Had to ask at local shops to locate it

    Reviewed by AlfredJun 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a great location."

    Could not fault it.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 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 JenniferMar 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 PamelaMar 2022

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

    Lovely cottage and spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 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 WilliamFeb 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 IndiaJan 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 MandyDec 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 FionaDec 2021

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

    Reviewed by AndyNov 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 HelenOct 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 SteveSep 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 LindaAug 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 MargaretAug 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 SarahJul 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 PaulJul 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 PeterJun 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 JillMay 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful with fabulous furnishings."

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

    Reviewed by BeverleyDec 2020

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

    Reviewed by BelindaOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in perfect location"

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2020

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

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2020

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


    Reviewed by DianeJan 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 StevenDec 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 AbbieOct 2019

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

    Reviewed by IanOct 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 TanyaAug 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 WallyAug 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 LouiseJul 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 BarbaraMay 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 MargeryMar 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 DuncanDec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Everything we needed for a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by AntonySep 2018

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

    Reviewed by PeterAug 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 AndrewAug 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 AlanApr 2018

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, telephone shower, separate hand basin, WC
  • Living room with Lakeland flagged floor, woodburner and flatscreen LED TV
  • Fully equipped Shaker style kitchen with dining table.
  • Underfloor heating and wood-burner
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Belfast sink, Washer
  • Flat-screen LED T.V., WiFi
  • Gas and electric 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
  • Can you 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 have 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, plus 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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Region Information

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