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Kelbarrow near Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Great Location!"

    Near the town and all amenities as well as being able to do many walks straight from the property. Loads of wildlife including red squirrels & a badger that loved our marmite sandwiches that we put out every night. The property lacks natural daylight in the Kitchen and felt damp in the downstairs bedroom & lounge.and looked unloved from the exterior. All rooms lacked privacy as overlooked by neighbours and those viewing the property opposite. The garden is a good size but lacked anywhere to sit and enjoy an alfresco meal, apart from a narrow gravelled pathway which had outdoor seats but no table. The picnic bench had seen better days! Overall a great stay in a great location but room for improvement within the property itself.

    Thank you for your feedback. We take all comments on board. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen2.2Sep 2023

  • "A magnificent property which felt very much a home from home."

    The kitchen is incredibly well equipped- I would have been quite happy to spend a day in it baking had the lure of the outside not been so great! The views are sublime and the creatures who frequent the superbly maintained grounds are breathtaking. It was a privilege to have stayed in such a loved property; I guarantee that you will have an unforgettable experience if you stay at Kelbarrow!

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Kelbarrow, and the views! We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous location, easy walking distance to Grasmere but so very quiet with beautiful views."

    It was very clean, light and airy, the large rooms made it feel very grand. The couch and bed were very comfortable, the only thing for us was that the couch was a bit low down! The garden is teaming with nature, badgers, squirrels, woodpecker, Jays, deer there’s always something to see! Personally, I would add feeding/watering stations for the wildlife and some outdoor lights - in the dark we couldn’t see what might have been there!!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you had a lovey stay, and that you saw some of the wildlife! We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was on the whole comfortable and the location was amazing with beautiful views from the lounge and master bedroom, of the lake, the woods and the wildlife (deer, red squirrels etc)."

    Sadly for us however there were a few issues : the listing had said there was use of a garage (important for us as we have mountain bikes to store) and this was no longer available when we arrived so we had to store our bikes in the small drying room, meaning we couldn’t use the tumble drier. The heavy rain we experienced caused a blocked gutter to overflow making a thunderous noise on the skylights which also leaked, leaving leaves on the floor and water bulging through the walls. The hot water was insufficient for 4 people, the oven door doesn’t stay shut, and the parking / access was extremely difficult to get through. That said, the owner was very helpful and Lakelovers / Sykes also responsive in trying to sort out problems. Overall this is a lovely property but it clearly needs some TLC and the listing to be updated.

    Thank you for your review. We are sorry to see the property description had unfortunately not been updated in time for your stay however we can confirm everything is now showing correctly on the website. We are pleased our maintenance team were able to come and rectify the issues you had and appreciate you reporting these to us. The parking access does need to be taken with care however we find all vans, cars etc can fit. Kelbarrow has recently had a full refurbishment and the new photos show this. We hope to welcome you back to the newly improved Kelbarrow soon. Lakelovers. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susi2.5Oct 2021

  • "This was a perfect spot for us, lake views, beautiful garden, lots of wildlife (deer, red squirrels and badgers!"

    ) and walking distance to Grasmere Village. The house was beautiful, large airy rooms, very well equipped, clean and very comfortable. Wonderful holiday, with lots of sunshine, great walks and dips in the lake

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Aug 2021

  • "Kitchen lacked a few things like a sharp knife but otherwise it was a superb stay!"

    Incredible views - overlooked by the neighbours but if you put a fence up you’d lose the view! Very tight parking and having to reverse out of a very narrow road but we do have a big car. Definitely looking to rebook

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jul 2021

  • "The house was rented as having a twin bedded room but these have been replaced with a double bed."

    I specifically chose the property for the twin as my kids don’t sleep when they have to share a bed. So I didn’t have the relaxing holiday I needed. Instead I had tired grumpy children. . Also the water was scalding hot or freezing cold. You sent an engineer out to look at it really promptly and that made it better. Thank you

    Reviewed by Catherine2.8May 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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility with tumble dryer
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove and underfloor heating in kitchen and bedrooms
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker
  • TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am.

The property

This elegant, recently refurbished, holiday home is part of a magnificently converted Lakeland residence in Kelbarrow, just a pleasant stroll from Grasmere, Cumbria, with outstanding views of Grasmere on the approach to the property and from the master bedroom.

Peaceful, secluded and a perfect combination of Victorian splendour and contemporary luxury, Kelbarrow is a wonderful base for a family of six’s break in the Lake District National Park.

A sweeping private drive welcomes you on arrival, leading you to two convenient off-road parking spaces.

A flagged porch takes you to the kitchen/diner with pristine white cabinetry beholding an array of integrated appliances, including an electric oven and a dishwasher; a budding chef’s dream!

Once a delectable meal has been prepared here, tuck into it at the contemporary breakfast bar as you discuss your escapades in the Park.

Progress to the tastefully furnished sitting room, where the warm glow of the woodburning stove warms you up and plush sofas offer you a seat in front of the TV.

French doors lead out to the garden from here, where you can enjoy a stroll along the grounds or unwind on the bench with your favourite tipple in hand.

The first of the bedrooms can be found on the ground floor, a charming double, whilst the latter bedrooms rest upstairs, one of which is a sumptuous king-size enjoying amazing views over Grasmere, and the other comprising a stylish twin.

A well-presented bathroom can also be found on this floor, where soothing dips can be savoured in the bath with shower over.

In the morning, be sure to head back out to the garden and savour an alfresco breakfast amidst those amazing views.

Grasmere is a beautiful village, with tea rooms, interesting shops and several art galleries displaying the work of local artists - don't miss the Heaton Cooper Studio; additionally, there’s a small supermarket, local shops and bakeries, so you’re well-catered to here.

The evidence of Grasmere's artistic history is all around, the poet William Wordsworth once lived in Grasmere, mused about the surrounding landscapes and completed his most famous work while living in the village; his former home can be visited nearby at Dove Cottage - the Wordsworth Museum.

His gravestone is found in the church in the centre of the village, next door to the famous Grasmere Gingerbread shop – just follow your nose!

For evening dining or special occasions, there are plenty of choices nearby in Grasmere village centre, try the Good Food Guide-listed Jumble Room, or the Michelin-starred Forest Side.

Riverside and lakeside walks here are available in abundance, and the views from Loughrigg Terrace across Grasmere itself are sublime; further walks and watersports can be found in Rydal, Ambleside and Windermere, too.

Choose Kelbarrow for a brilliant getaway with those who mean most.

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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