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Old Bakers Cottage

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972229)

4.4

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic property in good position, we have stayed before and really enjoyed our return visit!"

    It would be handy to have a spare key, we had to coordinate our return to the property when we were not out together!

    Pleased you enjoyed your repeat visa but surprised that with good comments to receive a low mark of 75 ? There is a back door key and front door key can be left in the key box . We ll add a spare key Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2022

  • "We felt that the property was fine but would not write home about it, especially as it was really, really expensive for the week we were in Grasmere."

    It is a bit 'tired' in places, especially the kitchen. It is a dark apartment lacking light. Some of the wall heaters were not working, there were light bulbs out, clock battery not working - all little touches which just signalled that owners/rental company don't really care about whoever is renting the place). No welcome pack which is usual for other properties in the lakes and elsewhere. Noise from the flat above is problematic - a new group moved in the night before we left - like a herd of elephants clattering about overhead and woken up early by toddler thumping about. Was actually glad to go home because of that. It was fine but wouldn't rent it again.

    Sorry to hear of your problems with light bulbs etc . There are spares in the utility room and we could have delivered extras if required . Apologies if noise from the upstairs apt was annoying - A quick word with guests above should have helped or we could have done this for you There is a well stocked co op 200 metres away for all essentials . Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeAug 2021

  • "Amazing! The cottage is in a great location, just a minutes walk to the shops, cafes, pubs and walking paths of Grasmere."

    Our family loved our stay, it was so comfortable and homely. The parking permit came in very handy when we visited other towns in the area. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Thank you for your positive feedback , so pleased you enjoyed your stay .it is in a fantastic location but just off the busier part of the village . Hope to see you again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by KellyJul 2021

  • "We noted that previous renters had fed back the lack of opening windows and poor ventilation."

    The owner had rebutted those remarks but I have to concur with the previous renter. Only the front bedroom had windows that would open. We also had an issue with the layout of the front bedrooms bathroom, we chose this appartment due to its apparent ease of access for an elderly family member but the wc was not easily usable due to the total lack of anything to grab onto ..... maybe a simple grabrail would solve this issue. The lack of local information at the appartment was dissappointing (eg. a list of local takeaways that deliver would be a help). Final issue was with the parking as the lack of a guaranteed parking spot in the local carpark did cause logistical problems for us and there were no other realistic parking options. The local carpark was full to capacity most days between about 10 and 6 perhaps this should be noted to renters in the literature.

    Reviewed by ScottJul 2021

  • "We've been to this cottage many times and it's perfect in terms of location, layout and facilities."

    Our expectations would have been exceeded except for the state of the "delightful" courtyard. We had lovely weather and spent time in this outside area. Unfortunately, weeds were knee high and courtyard covered in general detritus. We spent time weeding and sweeping in order to be able to sit in what should be a lovely area.

    Pleased to see you have stayed again at Old Bakers Apologies regarding the Patio. If you d called we would have attended to the weeds It as now been replanted , new table and chairs and Parasol. Many thanks Outside of property as been painted Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2021

  • "Mattresses found to be heavily stained when stripping beds on departure."

    No mattress protectors. Winter duvets too hot. Windows painted shut. Shame, sloppy housekeeping spoiling a lovely cottage in a great location.

    We are sorry you were not entirely happy with your accommodation, as you are aware your query regarding the duvets being winter tog was responded to immediately, the summer duvets were on all beds and despite the double bed having a double duvet we arranged for you to use the super king size duvet at your request. The arch windows do not open but the others have a top opening window. All of our beds have mattress protectors which are laundered every change, these were found in the laundry bag along with the other bedding you had removed from the twin beds, the double protector was still on the bed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2021

  • "When we arrived at the property, the parking was unavailable, as outside of cottage was all double yellow lines."

    We followed all rules and regs regarding Covid, and when we arrived at the cottage there was no opening windows, or ventilation which we thought was poor considering the covid rules of fresh air. The cottage became claustrophobic on an evening, as the front door could not be left open as it opened on to the street where the public passed quite close. Otherwise all ok, nice central position to Grasmere.

    Reviewed by KayeJun 2021

  • "We loved the cottage but wish it had been dog friendly we missed having our little pooch with us."

    But the location and cottage were perfect for my mum who is 82 we lost my dad in October 20 and it was a perfect pick me up for mum

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "Could hear people in cottage above walking/running about until quite late at night, possibly it was children and this prevented me getting to sleep a few times."

    If the floor above could be soundproufed more the cottage would be perfect

    Reviewed by TracyOct 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    The location was perfect for the walking we did. We parked the car on arrival and only used it once during our stay.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2020

  • "The cottage is in a perfect spot in the village to take advantage of all the lovely restaurants and cafes."

    It is also well placed for visiting Keswick, Cockermouth,Ambleside and Kendal. We were worried about the parking situation when we did the booking, as the cottage comes with a permit for a car park - we needn’t have worried, the car park was only a stone’s throw away and it was easy enough to pull up outside the cottage to load/ unload heavy bags! We would definitely recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by MaryNov 2019

  • "Wow!! What an amazing property, the photographs don't do it justice"

    . Everything we needed AND more, very clean and comfortable - we wanted to move in! Perfectly placed in the middle of Grasmere village for local restaurants and bars, and for some beautiful walks. Easy bus route to Keswick and Windermere. Will definitely return as three nights just wasn't enough! Thank you

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2019

  • "Old Bakers Cottage was a great find."

    Perfectly located in Grasmere close to village shops, cafes, pubs and very handy for the bus. Plenty of walks from the door with great views of the surrounding area. The cottage was very cosy, spacious and quiet despite being on a well used lane. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JonAug 2019

  • "Great location and Old Bakers Cottage suites us down to the ground."

    We have recommended you to a number of our friends and are aware two couples are actively looking to book something with you based on our recommendation.

    Reviewed by AdamJul 2019

  • "Very comfortable and spacious accommodation."

    Instructions for arrival and use of appliances, etc., were accurate and detailed. The location, in the center of Grasmere, could not have been better, and provision of the parking permit was a welcome perk. My only suggestion is that the cleaning staff might want to check the utensils and dinnerware in the cupboards, as we found many items put away but not cleaned adequately. Did not want to leave this beautiful place.

    Reviewed by CarrollMay 2019

  • "A very cozy cottage in the heart of Grasmere with everything on door step - walks and village amenities."

    Nearby towns/ villages within easy reach Sykes Cottabes app really helpful in efficiently managing my booking Thank you and see you again soon !

    Reviewed by BasitFeb 2019

  • "Well done Sykes and holiday cottage owners."

    Access simple, cottage warm clean and comfortable. Sykes called on first day to make sure everything ok. Had a lovely break.

    Reviewed by FionaDec 2018

  • "The photos on the website did not do this property justice."

    An excellent place to stay and a very high standard. The beds were so comfy you did not want to get up! We were also very surprised at how much space there was. Very good size bedrooms and living space. The free parking pass was very useful around the Lakes car parks and saved us a lot of money. The location was very good and very near to Tweedies bar and the excellent Jumble Room restaurant. Both on the same back street. Minor criticisms are the fact some of the storage heaters were not working but replacement electric heaters were provided. No fear of being cold at night though. The cutlery in the kitchen was in need of attention. Only three teaspoons, also mentioned in a previous review of the property which makes me wonder if anyone reads them? Nevertheless I would definitely recommend this property for a stay and we will not hesitate to book again if we want to return to Grasmere.

    Reviewed by JonOct 2018

  • "Old Bakers Cottage is a large, spacious cottage which accommodates a family comfortably."

    The rooms are all of a good size, and there is a large dining table and plenty of chairs. The kitchen is well equipped, everything being in good condition. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, and everything is on one floor which is ideal for older people or young children. Outside there is a small table with chairs. There is no parking, but a parking voucher is provided for the nearby car park. All in all, a very comfortable cottage near the centre of Grasmere.

    Reviewed by MalcolmAug 2018

  • "Kitchen facilities were getting a bit “tired”."

    Could do with new pots, cutlery etc

    Reviewed by JonJul 2018

  • "With the flat being central it was good walking all close , it was very spacious and the kitchen was well equipped ."

    The beds were really comfy. Loads of hanging and drawer space . In the early morning sun it was nice to sit at the table n chairs at the back . Plenty of places to eat n drink

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2018

  • "The Old Baker’s Cottage really is positioned well for walking to restaurants and local shops."

    Also there are some lovely walks around Grasmere without having to drive. The cottage is spacious, clean and has everyything you need.

    Reviewed by BruceJun 2018

  • "The cottage was very spacious and well appointed."

    The location was perfect for accessing hill walking without using our car and very close to a good selection of great pubs and restaurants. There were a couple of minor issues with the heating and plumbing but they were dealt with promptly. I cannot fault the customer service from Leigh at Lakes Holidays - we would certainly visit this cottage again for walking around Grasmere.

    Reviewed by CarolynMar 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area with electric fire.
  • Electric heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit parking for 1 car
  • Courtyard with table and chairs
  • Travel cot available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 minute walk.

The property

This is a wonderfully decorated ground floor apartment set in the centre of the village of Grasmere in Cumbria.

Flexible sleeping with en-suite facilities, a cosy living room, well-equipped kitchen and delightful patio area make this cottage a fantastic spot for a group of friends or family to come and enjoy a relaxing holiday in an idyllic location.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 972230, together they sleep 12.

Baker's Cottages

A couple of immaculately decorated properties both in the same beautiful, stone-built cottage in the stunning village of Grasmere in Cumbria. The cottage is set in the heart of the village and is over three floors, providing a ground floor flat and a two-storey maisonette. Both properties are charming and pristine, boasting comfortable living areas with electric fires, well-appointed kitchens, sumptuous bedrooms each with en-suite facilities, WiFi and astonishing views towards Helm Crag. Old Baker's Cottage on the ground floor boasts its own private patio area with seating, whilst the top floor of Baker's Rest Cottage is under the eaves and provides a velux window with fantastic views. The amenities of Grasmere come less than a stones' throw away, the village offers a fair selection of inns, cafés and shops to enjoy at your leisure. If you are feeling more active and adventurous, explore what else the Lake District has to offer, whether it be walking, cycling, lake cruises, watersports or stunning buildings and history, this National Park has it all! A couple of stunning properties in the centre of a wonderful countryside village.

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About the location

GRASMERE

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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter