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Ramblers Roost

(Ref. 950425)

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


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was in a wonderful position."

    It was clean and well-equipped. There is a useful lobby for coats and boots. The bed was comfortable. However, there was a smell of damp and despite prolonged use of the de-humidifier provided, the bedroom especially was unpleasant to waken in. Therefore we felt the need to have the noisy humidifier on much of the night. The owners denied that there was a serious issue when we raised it. A second thing to be aware of is that the one place to relax is advertised as being an open plan room but the two seat sofa faces the kitchen rather than any view.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. Far for denying that there might have been a issue, we acted immediately once contacted by Sykes. Our cleaning/maintenance representative inspected the property that afternoon and could find no evidence of a damp odour at the property. We provide a dehumidifier to assist guests in drying out wet clothing / boots. The photographs clearly show the kitchen / dining area (described as 'open plan') and the description makes no reference to a view from the sofa. However, the kitchen table/chairs look out onto one of the garden areas, again evidenced by the photography. The property has been fully let all year and the feedback/ratings have been extremely positive, reflecting our desire to provide a great holiday experience in a wonderful setting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann2.5Nov 2023

  • "Great holiday in a lovely warm and clean property."

    Lots of walks straight from the door. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cosy apartment, with a shared garden with beautiful views over the lake."

    Everything you need in a lovely area for walking and exploring the Lake District, close to Keswick, Windermere and Ambleside, with Rydal walking distance where you can see badgers being fed at Badger bar, and there's plenty of eating places in the area. We'll worth a visit

    Reviewed by Dianne4.7Aug 2023

  • "A delightful cottage, fabulous views from the back garden, well placed for all amenities."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful apartment with everything we could possibly need."

    Situated close enough for the villages and towns nearby, but tucked away so all that can be heard are the birds! Comfortable, cosy and just right for a totally relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2023

  • "Comfortable accommodation in a lovely setting."

    We had everything we needed and would not hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent all round lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely little apartment in an ideal spot."

    Excellent views from the grounds and good position for exploring the Lake District. Just missing the little touches. I usually use AirBnb where you would normally have at least a few tea bags, coffee and a small fresh milk waiting for you. Also just one toilet roll for two people for a week is a bit stingy.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the apartment, location and grounds. A pint of milk is usually left in the fridge - apologies that this was overlooked on this occasion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Aug 2022

  • "The perfect base for exploring the Central Lakes."

    We didn't move the car for the entire week. Grasmere Village is just a short walk away, with plenty of facilities, and there are fantastic walks from the back gate in every direction, including Lakeland Classics, such as the Fairfield Horseshoe or shorter, less strenuous, but equally spectacular options, such as the coffin route to Rydal. Rambler's Roost was perfectly equipped and spacious for two, and we would whole-heartedly recommend it.

    Thank you for your feedback and your comments in our visitors book. Just to say our glasses are kept in the cupboard above the microwave. We are also looking to change refuse collectors in 2023 to a company who offers recycling. We are pleased the red squirrels made an appearance during your stay and hope you return to Ramblers Roost in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2022

  • "Amazing cottage in the best place in Grasmere very comfortably clean tidy Had everything you would expect."

    The bed was comfy and would love to re visit .

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very comfortable and homely we enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to return or recommend."

    We had everything we needed and it was perfect.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2022

  • "A clean, comfortable and very well serviced property."

    We were particularly impressed by the speed at which our report of a broken shower head was dealt with. We loved that the apartment was so convenient for both the facilities in the village of Grasmere and for access to multiple walks, many from the property itself.

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Jun 2022

  • "It's a really nice cosy cottage, very comfortable and quiet."

    We have stayed here before and will again in July.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Apr 2022

  • "It was a fantastic apartment in every way, beautifully clean and superb location."

    The only drawback was the dog yapping incessantly in the apartment above. Listing had said no dogs allowed but clearly that was not the case for the whole house. So what I thought would be a peaceful dog-free retreat was not what was promised.

    Thank you for your feedback. Our apartment is completely dog free but there are eight other apartments and some may allow dogs. Had we been made aware we would have asked the owners to have a polite word with their guests. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice4.4Aug 2021

  • "This cottage was in an ideal position for visiting many of the Lake District sites as well as having access to plenty of local walking trails."

    The owners of the cottage had thought of everything you would need and kept us informed at all times.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Rambler’s Roost was is the most perfect location!"

    The accommodation was well equipped and clean and a pleasure to come back to at the end of longs days out on the hills. The best thing was the magical shared garden. Nights out there on the lawn overlooking Grasmere were just perfect. We’re already hoping to rebook.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0May 2021

  • "A comfortable apartment."

    Well equipped. Fantastic location with lots of footpaths next to the property. Very quiet and peaceful away from the centre of Grasmere which is what we like. 10/15 Minute Walk to Centre of Grasmere. Area served by a fantastic selection of public transport which helped us with linear walks and meant we could park the car at Ramblers Roost and forget about it.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2021

  • "Only thing I would say is that the hot water Is not adequate enough to be able to run a bath which I was disappointed about."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry if you had an issue with the hot water, we would have loved the opportunity to have rectified this for you during your stay. We have had an electrician round to the property to look into the hot water who has now set it to be on 60 degrees at all times. Thank you again for your valuable feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bev4.4Sep 2020

  • "The accommodation was part of a large former dwelling so to be able to use the large garden was a bonus."

    Ramblers Roost is perfect for couples being large enough and being equipped and decorated to a high standard. A big plus also was the car parking space outside the front door. The views from the terrace over Grasmere lake are stunning with an added bonus of Red Squirrels present in the garden. We would definitely return at some point to Ramblers Roost and would not hesitate in recommending it to others.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely property and is a lovely little cottage but the smell of mould was awful Especially in the bedroom and there was mould in the kitchen also."

    I have asthma and really struggled at night as the smell was so strong I could taste it. Other than that it would have been a perfect stay.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that you found there to be a smell of mold. It is a shame that you did not mention anything at the time as we could have looked to help if we were made aware. The cleaner has not noticed any smell since or prior to your booking and cannot find any mold. The property has circulation vents fitted and has never had any mold issues reported before but the cleaner will keep check on this. We hope you enjoyed your stay otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma3.4Aug 2020

  • "This was our 3rd stay at Ramblers Roost and each time we thoroughly enjoy our stay."

    Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Ria5.0Mar 2020

  • "Great location with so many good walks from the door."

    We hardly used the car all week. The cottage has everything you need and is well equipped for dealing with muddy boots and wet clothes. Grasmere is a 15 min walk and has enough shops, cafes etc. All in all a great week.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.7Oct 2019

  • "This is the second Sykes holiday home this summer with no facilities for recycling."

    Thank you for your feedback. Due to the area that the property is in there are no kerbside collections for recycling. There is information provided in the cottage to advise where to recycle locally. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a great time at 'Ramblers Roost'."

    Lovely, clean apartment in a great location. Some great walks available direct from the front door. Only a short drive from the neighbouring Langdale valley. Pleasant walk into the center of Grasmere with a good selection of bars and shops. Saw red squirrels and red deer in the gardens around the apartment.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2019

  • "Really wonderful stay!"

    This was our second time this year staying at Ramblers Roost. We will be back again next year.

    Reviewed by Ria4.1Jul 2019

  • "Great location, as short walk to pubs and shops."

    Home from home

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Jul 2019

  • "The cottage is in a great central place to explore the Lake District."

    Grasmere is easy to get around being small and not too crowded.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jun 2019

  • "It was nice to find the heating was on when we arrived!"

    Reviewed by Claudie4.7May 2019

  • "Perfect accommodation."

    A cosy hideaway with fantastic views over Grasmere Lake from the terrace and immediate access to walks from the gate at the back of the garden. Everything you need for a quiet time.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7May 2019

  • "This is a beautiful, clean and comfortable cottage ideal for one or two people."

    It has been furnished with care and has absolutely everything needed for a holiday in the lakes, including books and information about the area. Also a starter pack of milk, tea, coffee and biscuits which was greatly appreciated. Being on my own it was nice knowing there were people around in the other apartments and I got to know a few who were very friendly and doing a lot of walking like myself. And what a perfect position for walking! I left the car once I arrived and did not use it again. There are so many walks from the door, and the bus service just down the hill is superb and punctual. The grounds are amazing too, with so many birds to see and listen to, and the wonderful red squirrels who come daily to the feeder on the tree right by the terrace. Sitting on the terrace in the evening, listening to the birds and looking down over the lake was a real treat. I hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful base for exploring the lakes."

    Perfect for couples very cosy

    Reviewed by Kimberley4.7Mar 2019

  • "Only negative is that key box was really difficult to get into, it was weathered and stiff."

    Poorly fingers trying to open it!

    Thank you for your feedback. Due to your comments we have been out this morning and purchased a new keysafe and will have it installed in May 2019. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ria5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage is a great base for travelling around the lakes however be aware if ..."

    The cottage is a great base for travelling around the lakes however be aware if your going out and not using your car there is a very steep hill to climb to get to the cottage which can be very crulling after a long hike

    Reviewed by Pep5.0Feb 2019

  • "Fabulous bolt hole in the lakes."

    Perfect start for walks. Property cosy and beautifully equipped

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2018

  • "It was in the perfect location."

    The place was cosy and had everything we needed. Parking was good. We wish we had booked a few more days. I would definitely follow the directions from the email as we used the postcode and ended up getting the car stuck down a dirt track. Grasmere is literally down a road and the walks around the place are lovely. Thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Oct 2018

  • "Cottage was a delight ,well equipped and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2018

  • "This is a lovely cosy property in an ideal location, for us."

    Easy access to various walks. Cannot fault in any way. Nice to be able to use associated grounds with views overlooking the Lake & distant fells. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0May 2018

  • "The location of the cottage with direct access to both lakeside and mountain walks was a bonus."

    Spacious accommodation with parking right outside. Well equipped and we will certainly stay there again

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0May 2018

  • "Excellent directions to property."

    Clear instructions in house about how to use appliances/heating. Good facilities - had everything we needed. Lovely location within easy walking distance of the village.

    Reviewed by Sophia4.7Apr 2018

  • "Personal touches by owner were very much appreciated during this Christmas stay, and it was nice to see this level of attention to detail."

    It really added to the magic of our first Christmas in the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Steven4.6Dec 2017

  • "This was a small but very comfortable apartment in a beautiful location."

    It was a little difficult to find, but due to horrendous traffic problems on the M6 we didn't arrive until midnight. There are, however, great walks right from the garden gate and it's possible to walk into Grasmere itself. At the bottom of the hill on which the apartment is sited is Dove Cottage which was the home of poet William Wordsworth.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2017

  • "An absolutely wonderful apartment."

    Spotless, well equipped and very comfortable. All the little touches of home comfort made it a really lovely place to stay. Home from home.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2017

  • "Disappointed that there was no recycling facilities- not in cottage and none close by."

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Jun 2017

  • "Lovely location."

    Had all facilities we needed. Fortunate to have met the owner.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2017

  • "From the village it's a steep walk up to the property, the views from the terrace make up for that."

    Reviewed by Alan4.0Mar 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared washing machine and tumble dryer (with honesty box) in outbuilding opposite property, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD & CD player combined.(Netflix ready, for your password)
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Shared grounds and terrace with seating which provides views overlooking the lake and beyond
  • Private allocated parking space for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs less than 1 mile
  • Note: Two steps leading from living area to bedroom, two steps down to bathroom
  • Note: No infants or children under 5.

The property

Grasmere within 1 mile.

A perfect romantic retreat, this ground floor apartment within a mile of Grasmere is one of nine properties set in a former gentleman's residence, above the village and nestling on the slopes of Rydal Fell, with extensive shared grounds overlooking Grasmere Lake, an ideal place to enjoy the stunning scenery and amazing sunsets.

Thoughtfully appointed throughout to provide spacious contemporary accommodation, this self-catering apartment is perfect for anyone wishing to enjoy time together in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

With an abundance of wildlife to be spotted, including birds, badgers, red squirrels and deer, this really is an idyllic haven from which to enjoy this beautiful part of the Lake District.

With stunning walks from the door including the well-known Coffin route around Grasmere and Rydal Water, you are ideally placed for the more ambitious Fairfield Horseshoe, while Grasmere village is just a short walk and has a wealth of shops, cafés, galleries and pubs, as well as the famous Grasmere Gingerbread shop.

A walk around Grasmere Lake is a must, with the beautiful scenery inspiring poets and artists for hundreds of years.

With such an amazing landscape to enjoy there is very little reason to get in the car, but if you do, just a short drive away is the bustling town of Ambleside, set on the shores of Lake Windermere.

From Ambleside you can travel on to the pretty Lakeland villages of Hawkshead, Elterwater and Chapel Stile.

This apartment makes a perfect escape at any time of the 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 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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Note: No infants or children under 5.

Please note: Electric vehicle charging is not permitted at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas