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Holly Cottage

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Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "We have stayed at Holly Cottage several times and we love it!"

    It’s comfy, warm and the location is perfect for us. There was a slight issue with the downstairs shower this time, it was very hot and we couldn’t turn it down. Could do with a couple of new utensils in the kitchen as one large spoon/ladle had a wonky handle and the other had no handle! We moved a chair into the kitchen & moved the table away from the window as that was easier when our friends joined us, rather than carrying food into the other room, but this was just personal preference. Otherwise all was fine and we had a lovely time. Hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Elena June4.7Jan 2024

  • "Lovely stay in a very comfortable cottage in a superb location."

    Sadly travel cot very mucky and musty smelling not suitable for a baby of a few months, thank goodness for Amazon. However this did not distract from a great week with some lovely walks despite the weather. We would visit again.

    Reviewed by Niki4.1Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage"

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Sep 2023

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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.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Washer dryer
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway parking for 3 cars
  • Patio with outdoor seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles, River Rothay 0.1 miles, Grasmere 0.4 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: There are narrow and open-tread stairs in this property; please take care

The property

Set in the heart of Grasmere, a beautiful village on the banks of the River Rothay in Cumbria, rests the lovely, three-bedroom holiday home of Holly Cottage.

With private parking for three cars, a private furnished patio, and a superb location close to nearby shops, pubs, restaurants, and Grasmere Lake, this charming property serves as an idyllic base for a family or group of six friends, looking for a relaxing, self-catered escape within the magnificent Lake District National Park.

Park up outside your new home-from-home, taking a moment to breathe in your tranquil new surroundings.

Once content, head inside to discover a collection of well-appointed living spaces, including a fully-equipped, shaker-style kitchen filled with all the appliances required to rustle up delicious home-cooked dinners, and a well-presented living/dining room, where you and your loved ones can gather to savour your meals before you indulge in a movie marathon on the TV by the comforting embrace of a woodburning stove.

When the sun is shining, feel free to delight with some alfresco dining outside on the patio, raising a glass of your favourite beverage to toast your getaway.

When the sun sets, head to either the bath or shower room to wash away the stresses of the day, before you hunker down to catch a well-earned rest in one of the three inviting bedrooms, consisting of two doubles and a twin.

After savouring your morning coffee whilst gazing out upon the rolling countryside, head out on foot to explore what's on offer in your local area.

A brief stroll will take you into the centre of Grasmere, where you can re-stock homely essentials at the Co-op Food – Grasmere, pick up some baked treats from the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, enjoy a spot of tea at Baldry's Grasmere, or indulge in a hearty pub lunch at The Good Sport.

You can also pay a visit to Faeryland Grasmere, which lies on the edge of the eponymous lake, as well as the National Trust Allan Bank and Grasmere, a historic villa and former home to William Wordsworth.

Further afield, outside of Grasmere, you will find countless things to do and see whilst in the Lake District, whether that’s a hike up the peaks of the Great Gable, Helvellyn, or Scafell Pike, soaking in nature at Stickle Tarn or Colwith Force, exploring awe-striking landmarks such as Rydal Cave and Stock Ghyll Force, or even just delight with a peaceful amble through the beautiful greens of the Holehird or Stagshaw Gardens.

All of this and so much more is yours to enjoy when you book Holly Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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