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Rowanberry Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "It was a lovely cottage, comfy bed and lots of kitchen utensils!"

    I hope we will stay there again.

    Many thanks for your positive feedback. It is rewarding to know you enjoyed Rowanberry Cottage which is a 'lovely cottage' in a superb location. Hopefully, you will return. In the meantime, all good wishes and repeated thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2024

  • "Staying at Rowanberry Cottage was delightful, the location is second to none, being in the heart of Grasmere but secluded and quiet as well."

    With generous parking for two cars and a house that has been extensively renovated with a luxury kitchen and two luxurious en suite bathrooms the accommodation is superb. I cannot rate it highly enough, we have booked again for next year.

    Your very positive feedback is greatly appreciated. It is gratifying to know you rated Rowanberry Cottage so highly and enjoyed your holiday there. Thank you for acknowledging that the property is maintained to an extremely high standard and that its location is unique. Thank you also for booking again for 2025. Many thanks and all good wishes. Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely cottage and enjoyed the garden too."

    And the sheep in the field next to it!

    Many thanks for your very positive feedback. It is gratifying to know you enjoyed Rowanberry Cottage, the garden and the surroundings. It is a 'lovely cottage' (as you say) in an excellent location. Thank you for choosing Rowanberry Cottage. Hopefully, you will return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2023

  • "Rowanberry cottage is a fantastic place to stay."

    Situated in the heart of Grasmere, it is a real gem. Giving access to the shops, galleries and pubs of Grasmere within less than 5 minutes, and with the bus service to the rest of the Lakes we found it an excellent place to stay. The house is situated in an oasis of calm; you feel as if you are right in the fells with wonderful views and with many varieties of birds visiting the garden. Car parking is excellent and the house is very comfortable with all mod cons.

    Many thanks for your very positive feedback. It is extremely reassuring to know you had such a wonderful holiday and that you enjoyed Rowanberry Cottage and its location so much. Thank you for choosing Rowanberry Cottage for your spring holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "Thank you for another lovely week at Rowanberry Cottage."

    It never fails to work magic. We loved the beautiful new bathrooms and everything was looking lovely. The colours in the garden almost changed for autumn in front of us.

    FranOct 2022

  • "This was our second stay in Rowanberry Cottage and once again we had a wonderful holiday."

    The cottage is lovely and in a perfect location. I would like to advise future guests of a couple of issues we had. There is a thermostat control for the upstairs heating in one of the bedrooms. This is in addition to the one downstairs. This was not in the information booklet and unfortunately I had to contact the owner as the bedrooms and bathrooms were cold. The owner was very prompt in helping us by sending a plumber and it was him who told us about the 2nd thermostat. Mindful of energy costs we avoided using the dishwasher hoping to save the owner on energy bills. Unfortunately this consideration backfired on me and I accidentally broke 2 dinner plates as they slipped off the draining board. I was hoping the owner may have shown some understanding as accidents do happen, however he asked to be reimbursed. For future guests please be very careful when handling the crockery as it is expensive which we found to our cost. These issues did not prevent us from enjoying our stay in Rowanberry Cottage and hopefully we will return in the future, but maybe I'll bring my own crockery next time!

    Thank you for your feedback from which it is very pleasing to know you 'had a wonderful holiday'. It is gratifying to know you agree that 'The cottage is lovely and in a perfect location’. Your feedback does, however, contain factual errors and inaccuracies. When I 'phoned you in response to your text message about the upstairs radiators being cold, I asked if the thermostatic valves were 'open'. You said they were. I also asked if you had adjusted the thermostat in the bedroom. You said you had, so to deny knowledge of it is incorrect. In the 'information booklet' (that is the ring binder with information about the Cottage and equipment), both the downstairs and upstairs thermostats are referred to so to say otherwise is also incorrect. Not using the dishwasher was your personal choice. Thank you for contacting Lakelovers and honestly telling them about the two plates you broke. When I was 'phoned by Lakelovers about the plates, I was told you had offered to pay for them. I certainly did not ask to be reimbursed and to say otherwise is inaccurate. You are very welcome to return to Rowanberry Cottage. There is certainly no need to take your own crockery. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley3.8Sep 2022

  • "Although the property was lovely and very comfortable we felt there was room for improvement."

    My husband is 86 and unsteady so I Suggest thinking about the access to garden from patio door ,it wasn't easy for him to get in and out it would be better if there had been a wide step , hand rail and maybe a level path to the seating area. Perhaps think about some friendly seating and a parasol for shade! It wasn't obvious where the bin was (we guessed the one by the drive gate) instructions about what the bin men would do on collection day would also have been useful. The notices about the VELUX skylight you spelt VELUX wrong. The cleaning instructions read like we were expected to clean the house, on the hoover it says we are to empty and clean the filler, I'm on holiday I didn't expect to clean the house.... Of course I expect to leave it tidy,. Put bin out and wipe down kitchen and bathroom sinks, sides and table. But there was no cloth or cleaner( I don't normally pack my Cleaning box) Cleaning notice says not to use bleach why is the cleaner in kitchen CIF with bleach? Also it is very bad food hygiene to stick a notice to the cutting board ! I was surprised not to see a guest book or a Welcome to Rowan berry have a lovely stay. We come to Grasmere most years and normally stay at bridge hotel, but this year has my husband's health is not great we decided self catering would be better and quieter. Which it was. Please think about the the things I've mentioned as we would love to stay again.

    Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Aug 2022

  • "We are old, literally!"

    The wife (still young at heart! & myself 83!) feel that this cottage meets our needs with respect to its perfect location of being on the doorstep of all shops etc... but still has the peaceful countryside presence of being in "the middle of nowhere!". Many thanks for the loan of the cottage ... again!. Jan & Ray Ellis. Jan & Ray Ellis.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday and Rowanberry Cottage."

    The cottage is so well placed in the heart of Grasmere and yet surrounded by countryside and exceptionally quiet. The cottage is well equipped and has a beautiful garden with lovely views across the fells.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.4Jul 2021

  • "The entrance track was very narrow and winding, and some larger cars may have difficulty getting to the cottage."

    The Tesco delivery van couldn't get down it, and we had to drive to meet it at the main road.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2021

  • "Just to say a big thank you to the housekeeper, we appreciate all the hard work involved."

    Couldn't fault anything. A lovely, private, comfortable house in beautiful surroundings yet minutes from all amenities.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2021

  • "We loved the situation of Rowanberry Cottage, so private & peaceful, with a beautiful garden & wonderful views of the fells, yet only minutes from the village, shops, restaurants & bus stops."

    Numerous picturesque walks within minutes from the Cottage.

    Mrs HaydonSep 2019

  • "The location of the property was lovely, so close to the village but just far enough away to experience peace & quite and lovely views (the views are very important!"

    ) The cottage was a home from home with en-suite for each bedroom and downstairs cloakroom. Very warm and cosy, everything you need.

    Mrs DrewAug 2019

  • "Lovely location."

    Cottage had all we could have wanted.

    Mrs WilsonMay 2019

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath and shower over, basin and WC; 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC.
  • Spacious entrance porch and utility room
  • Hall with cloakroom (hand-wash basin and WC)
  • Kitchen/diner and separate lounge
  • Gas central heating and hot water
  • Electric ovens and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine with tumble dryer
  • Smart TV & WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in the rent
  • High quality and very comfortable outdoor seating, table and parasol
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Level stroll to all the village amenities
  • Note: This property does not accept babies and children.

The property

Rowanberry Cottage is a high-quality, contemporary, detached Lakeland retreat with a peaceful south-facing garden in one of the best locations in Grasmere.

Rowanberry Cottage is surrounded by lush-green countryside and yet it is only a short level stroll from the centre of Grasmere. It is in a very quiet location, with an incredibly relaxed atmosphere.

A contemporary, detached Lakeland retreat with a peaceful south-facing garden, located just a short level stroll from the centre of Grasmere yet surrounded by lush green countryside.

Rowanberry Cottage is modern and in a very quiet location with an incredibly relaxed atmosphere.

This extremely popular holiday home is a great place to escape to!

The strategically positioned picture windows enable you to take full advantage of the amazing views.

Accommodation in detail: Spacious entrance porch with high-quality cloakroom, leading to the spacious and beautifully fitted kitchen/diner kitchen with washer/dryer, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, double oven, ceramic hob and microwave oven.

The light and airy lounge has relaxed furnishings and patio doors, leading to the garden.

Upstairs there are two fabulous bedrooms, both with king-sized beds, high-quality en-suite facilities, and excellent views to the surrounding fells.

One of the bedrooms can be made up as a twin, so please specify your requirements when you book.

Please note that this property is strictly non-smoking, and is unsuitable for babies and children.

Private parking is available for two cars.

Location: Grasmere is located at the very heart of the Lakes, west of Ambleside and north of both Coniston and Hawkshead.

A holiday cottage in Grasmere provides easy access to many famous Lake District walking routes.

Stride up to Easedale Tarn in the fells above the village, stroll on the peaceful shores of nearby Rydal Water or take on Fairfield, Silver How or Loughrigg to name but a few! Grasmere village centre has a village green and a number of unique shops, tea rooms and very good restaurants - including the Good Food Guide listed Jumble Room.

There are several good pubs in the village and in the surrounding area too.

Although hugely popular with tourists and walkers, Grasmere remains a relaxed village location with a fascinating and unique history.

Explore the legacy of artists who've been inspired by the landscapes around the village.

Of particular note is Heaton Cooper whose studio is in the village.

The famous poet William Wordsworth lived in Grasmere while writing some of his most famous poetry.

His former home, Dove Cottage, and the Wordsworth Museum can be visited.

His family grave in the local churchyard is one of the most visited literary shrines in the world. A memorable break can be found at Rowanberry Cottage.

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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Please note that this property is strictly non-smoking, and is unsuitable for babies or children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas