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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Another lovely stay at this beautiful holiday home, everything you need for a great holiday in the lakes even when it rains a lot."

    Our favourite room is the cosy lounge with log burning stove and fabulous views. We will definitely be visiting again.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your return to this property and look forward to welcoming you in the future. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karin5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have stayed in many holiday cottages and was a little disappointed on the cleanliness of the house."

    The toilets were not spotless, and the smell of all 3 bathrooms was horrendous. The ground floor bedroom and bathroom was very damp smelling and the house was not particularly warm. I didn’t like that we couldn’t control the heat from the house. I had elderly poorly parents with me and at times they were very cold. The bins were dirty in the kitchen and the worktops needed wiping before we could cook. However the house offered lots of lovely space for a party of 8 adults and the location was perfect. We enjoyed many walks from the doorstep which was amazing.

    Thank you for your feedback. I will follow up with the cleaners and apologise that was your experience. We encourage guests to contact us during your stay with any issues as we are keen to resolve them so you enjoy your stay! We have some radiators that are controlled remotely (and will happily change the settings to suit you if asked), but also have heating sources that you control at the property, including a lovely log burner. We are delighted you enjoyed the walks and wonderful location! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheralyn3.4Oct 2023

  • "Generally cleaner than last year, though shower cleanliness not great."

    Apart from that, it was all wonderful. Thank you

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Aug 2023

  • "The perfect house it had everything you needed great location and spectacular views absolutely fantastic will be back"

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property, beautiful views"

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful house, great location, fantastic views over Grasmere lake."

    Very well equipped, everything you could possibly need. Really enjoyed our week & the weather was perfect, which is always a bonus, Thank-you.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the views! We hope to welcome you again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0May 2023

  • "Home from Home."

    Wonderful house and the location is perfect. Thanks for the brownie and milk which was very welcome after a long journey. We will be back to explore some more!

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. The Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "We've always had an extremely positive experience with your company, and this was another fantastic property."

    The kitchen was fabulous and the house has amazing views.

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

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed at Wetherlam, following a recommendation and despite the Lakes being busy as was Easter, the large accommodation was quiet and beautiful and I can strongly recommend it for a large party:we were eight adults."

    The facilities were clean and more than adequate. We cooked most days and the kitchen equipment was superb – Everything provided, multiple cups, kitchen utensils, large range cooker etc. . (As in most accommodation the knives weren’t very sharp – so I always take my sharpener). The beds were extremely comfortable; there was plenty of toilets and bathing facilities for eight people. And on top of this there was an excellent games room with yet another TV and table football! This is nothing to take away from the views which were superb - over the lake below. We walked each day, despite variable weather direct from the house and had some fantastic views high up on the hills. I recommend Alcock tarn ,then on to Heron Pike if you have the energy. This hike starts just behind the house and has fantastic views over to Windermere and beyond to the sea. The only problem was with one radiator which was fixed the next day, didn’t cause this much problem. I cannot recommend the property more strongly.I would definitely return. I do however have a gripe with heart of the lakes as despite taking out cancellation insurance and having to change the date due to one of our party working in the NHS, we were unable to get a rebate on the amount of money originally paid as the week we went was a lot cheaper.My advice would be to get different insurance if at all.

    Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property with stunning views of Grasmere."

    Plenty of living space and a fun week exploring the area with young children and grandparents!

    Thank you for your kind comments. It is lovely to hear that you all enjoyed your stay at Wetherlam. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Apr 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Wetherlam."

    The house is comfortable and spacious. We thought the kitchen was particularly well equipped which we often find is a failing with rental properties. We were also slightly concerned about it being a 'shared' property but it is cleverly laid out so we were almost completely unaware of any other residents staying nearby. The location was perfect and views were stunning. Just a short walk from Grasmere village but direct access to many gorgeous walks straight out of the garden gate. We look forward to returning to the Lake District and will be very tempted to stay at Wetherlam again.

    Thank you for your comments, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Wetherlam, and the views! We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful house with fantastic views, a large house that gave us plenty of space, will definitely book again!"

    A baby gate would have been very useful to keep dogs only in the areas dedicated to them (the ground floor) but wasn’t a problem

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and the views. Unfortunately we do not provide stair gates but you are welcome to bring your own portable gate. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Mar 2023

  • "Amazing! The views from the house were superb."

    Very comfortable house.

    CarolFeb 2023

  • "This is a beautiful property that is in walking distance of Grasmere village."

    There are lovely views of the lake from both living rooms. It is cosy and very well equiped. We holiday in the Lakes regularly and this is one of the best properties we have stayed in. Very spacious for a large family with three separate living rooms. The property forms part of a large Victorian house which has been divided into separate holiday lets. We stayed over Christmas and were delighted that the house was decorated and had a tree. It was very nice (and unusual in our experience) to receive an introductory email from the owner.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful house , thoroughly recommended"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had another great holiday at Wetherlam, and the owner was superb."

    The Ginger Cake she left for us was so welcoming. In closing, all I can about our holiday is that we have already booked for next year!!!

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely week staying here despite one of our wettest weeks in the Lake District."

    The house is in a great location to access walks both high level or low, or simply to wander into was cosy, and well equipped with great views. Communication with the owner was excellent when we need the heating adjusting slightly. The log burner was lovely. We intend to return .

    Reviewed by Karin5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely spacious house with room for all generations of a family."

    Loved the addition of white fluffy towels this year. A home from home. It is great for parking and the views are wonderful. Children loved the gardens, so lovely to have a some space for them to run around in. We had a wonderful family holiday.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property and very well equipped, but smell in bathroom was horrid and the children refused to go in there as a result."

    We hope the last-morning electrical problem with en suite shower, and maybe non-working electric rings on the hob, could be sorted for the next visitors, though enough were working for us.

    Thank you so much for your review. We’re delighted you enjoyed our lovely property. As always, we encourage guests to report any issues to our maintenance team during their stay. A team is on hand to ensure any issues are resolved as quickly as possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Aug 2022

  • "Great that the TV was sorted so quickly."

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2022

  • "The property was beautifully located and very spacious and comfortable."

    Bed and shower in the main bedroom were completely fab. Kitchen well equipped We were disappointed to not even have a pint of milk left for us to make tea on arrival (we stay in many properties and it seems to be a minimum standard and the last time we were up and in Ambleside in February there was a lovely collection of biscuits, milk, preserve and sourdough bread in a much more modest property) We were left with six sheets of kitchen towel, no bin bags, an inch of washing up liquid and a dishwasher with no salt or rinse aid. The loos had no hand towels. The house was very hot at times but we couldn’t turn down the heaters so had to open windows which seems very wasteful Finally several days our early mornings and all access to the terrace were disrupted by the noise and presence of decorators and their machinery working in the property with an alarm going off on the cherry picker soon after 8am on a couple of mornings and a power cable being trailed across our front door step. This did spoil our holiday With such a pricey property it was really annoying to have such problems ( especially being woken early by workman noise and thinking they’d be able to see in) in an otherwise wonderful property. Please note the workmen themselves were pleasant I have a video of the decorator alarm / noise.

    Thank you for your feedback which we always endeavour to take on board. We are delighted you describe our property as wonderful and that it was warm for your stay. Some of the heaters can be controlled by guests if it is too warm and others are operated remotely-we are always responsive when guests ask us to adjust these (within reason) during their stay. Regarding the kitchen roll etc, supplies are usually left for guests and we are sorry if this was missed. However, as soon as it was brought to our attention the problem was rectified and some were delivered to you. Just to clarify, a hand towel and a bath towel are left for each guest. At the time of your visit, some decorating was being done to the exterior of the building. This was part of a rolling programme of decoration, necessary to keep the building looking its best. This work is due to be completed this week and we can only apologise for any noise. We are now pleased to be reintroducing our welcome packs which were paused during covid. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful property with spectacular views across the lake."

    A very well equipped kitchen, thank you. The house felt cold during the day but hot at night and no way to alter it. The hoover wasn't brilliant and didn't pick up well which I found really hard especially as I hoovered the whole house before we left. Would definitely visit again. We especially loved the fact there were different places to sit, this suited us particularly well since we had 16-85 year olds. Thank you. I would highly recommend this property for a fabulous getaway.

    Thank you so much for your feedback-we are delighted you enjoyed the property. Regarding the heating and any maintenance issues, please contact the maintenance team during your stay and we will always try to resolve any issues as quickly as possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Feb 2022

  • "We had a brilliant week."

    The house was perfect for our family of six plus my parents. Two small twin girls and a six year old and four year old. Plenty of space To run around, the play room was excellent and it felt safe (as in baby proof) and comfortable. The setting is fantastic as well as all ages from 16 months to 76 have options straight from The door. This could be a simpler walk like coffin route or rydal caves else a stroll with buggy into Grasmere to get some Ginger bread else have a coffee in the garden centre or a pint in tweedies. And there’s also the opportunity to do Alcock tarn and me and our six year year old made it up to heron pike. This is all in February with wet weather. Again the big hall way means costs and boots and buggies etc can all be stowed and made ready for the next day. The extra sitting room On the 3rd floor was great for ‘adult time’ as well and good wifi on the afternoon I had to work. Thank you, it felt like the owners and HOTL really love the Lakes and love their house.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We do indeed love the Lake District and our “home from home” and are delighted that you had such a good week. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2022

  • "There were a few maintenance issues with the property which we reported early in our stay."

    The door lock on the ground floor shower room is broken, but not fixed during our stay. The drain pipe from the bath in the family bathroom was blocked and had to be cleared. The mixer tap on the shower in the family bathroom was broken and only produced very hot water - so shower could not be used. This meant that only the en-suite shower could be used for 8 guests during our stay. The shower door over the bath leaks water and needs a new seal - not fixed.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have discussed this with the maintenance department at HOTL and they have apologised for not fixing these issues during your stay-unfortunately there was a miscommunication between Sykes and HOTL resulting in your issues not being actioned. We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience and have asked HOTL to look at their procedures to ensure that this doesn’t happen in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.4Oct 2021

  • "The house is part of a group of lettings and the benchs in the picture are for 6 or 7 lettings(?"

    ) and they may not always be available to use and parking is a little tight if you have big vehicles in any of the other properties (if I had not changed cars at the beginning of the year my car would not have fitted). Great location of the property, lovely scenery and great walking on the doorstep, perfect for a family based holiday and the facilities (in property and around) meant the kids never got bored. I did look at rebooking for next year, the increased costs would prevent me from returning.

    Thank you for your feedback-I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and the facilities in and around Wetherlam. Regarding the parking, there are allocated spaces for each property and Wetherlam has two large spaces. We often park three cars to the right of the front door (at a squeeze) and have always parked two easily, including our large Volvo. The garden is capacious (3 acre plot) and has benches and chairs in different areas for guests to use, as well as lawn areas for picnics. Pricing is constantly under review with Sykes and is managed by the agency. Property Owner

    Reviewed by D3.8Aug 2021

  • "It's very disappointing that towels aren't provided - first time in many years that we've stayed anywhere without them, especially at the price charged."

    Also no bin in either the downstairs bedroom, or downstairs shower room. It's a lovely place, otherwise well-equipped (amazing selection of books) and in lovely grounds. Thank you

    Thank you for your review-we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Your comment regarding towels is well timed as we have just ordered towels for the property having previously had an issue with storage. There will be provided for stays from mid-September onwards. Bins have also been replaced in the bedroom and showroom. We are delighted that you enjoyed the property and grounds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful accommodation, beautifully furnished, fantastic position and huge - excellent for two or extended families."

    Equipped with just about everything you could possibly need. The views are magnificent with quiet walks from the property so no need to be in busy places. Only one very tiny negative - so few coat hangers!!! Limited places to hang clothes in two of the bedrooms and only a couple of coat hangers per person in the whole house so ....... if you're visiting take a few with you. Sad to see the price rise for next year due to the property being moved to Sykes - up by about 25%, this may stop us from re-booking as it takes it out of our price range

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Aug 2021

  • "About our 5th stay at property."

    Very well located and lots of space. Only improvement would be the limited hot water tank although the new electric shower on the ground floor is a definite improvement. A few areas getting a bit worn and could perhaps benefit from a light refresh. Overall a very lovely house although probably won’t be back as prices are going up next year by about 50%!

    Reviewed by D4.4Jul 2021

  • "The house was big and gave us plenty of space."

    The view was amazing! Grasmere is beautiful - we had 2 toddlers in our party and so the lake walk was just right with a paddle stop half way round. The playground was one of the best, suitable for all ages. The only negative was the spiders in the basement games room!

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a wonderful location"

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a great time staying here."

    It’s a beautiful location on a hill with window views overlooking Lake Grassmere. There are some great footpaths accessible through the back gate. The town is beautiful. Just the right size. Not too touristy, but with lots of choices to eat and enjoy. The cottage has two great living rooms. The upstairs one has the best view with seats along the window. The gaming room was a hit with the kids we had fun table football games each evening. The kitchen is fully equipped and a pleasure to cook in. We had 2 deer eating out in front of the window The only thing that is hidden on the description is it’s presented as a single cottage. But the building is spilt in 2 and has another 3-4 holiday units on the same location. This isn’t an issue, but strange to not mention it. We would stay here again and still have lots to explore and do.

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0May 2021

  • "Beautifully maintained property and had everything we needed for a short break and more ."

    Location is perfect and has amazing views from the front windows over to Lake Grasmere. The back borders onto the Alcock tarn walk and on the opposite side the coffin trail route to Rydal (and then onto Ambleside or a ful round around Grasmere ) , both beautiful walks . The gardens are Beith Gil and well laid . And the owners have stocked the property very well . You couldn’t ask for more . However , the description of the property fails to say that it is part of a large house that also has 6 other divided portions or apartments, though this bit of the property is at the front and you would not notice .

    Reviewed by Raj4.7May 2021

  • "Wetherlam cottage was absolutely perfect."

    The location is idyllic and we had the most wonderful relaxing break with our 4 children. We hope to return very soon.

    Mrs GoodfellowDec 2019

  • "We have had a lovely week in this beautiful home."

    It's really well equipped and suits four generations perfectly. We've really enjoyed the lovely views.

    The Walkers, The Hicks And The RowesDec 2019

  • "Incredibly fabulous time had by all over Christmas time."

    Amazing house - very homely, comfortable and well equipped. Lots of places to be together and apart! Going to miss the views and adventures around the garden. Such a great location - easy walking distance to Grasmere. recommend the Gingerbread shop, The Chocolate shop and Dove Cottage. Thank You!

    The Straw Family, BristolDec 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.


  • Highly Commended for a four star property
  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Lower-ground-floor games room with smart TV
  • Lower-ground-floor WC.
  • Electric storage heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, table football, IPod docking station, TVs with DVD Player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent.Towels and Bed linen inc. Travel cot and highchair included
  • Designated parking for three cars
  • Patio with outdoor furniture within shared & communal gardens
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking.

The property

Proudly positioned within the beautiful landscapes of the Lake District National Park, is the grand stone cottage of Wetherlam.

Boasting breath-taking views over Grasmere Lake, this picture-perfect property is sure to add a touch of luxury to any self-catering stay.

Admire the grand high-ceilings that decorate the hallway as you remove your coats and mud-splattered boots, before continuing your way into the warm and welcoming living/dining room that has been well-appointed with two large sofas and an inviting armchair, where you can rest your feet following an action-packed adventure in the countryside before gathering with loved ones at the attractive dining table and delighting in a scrumptious family feast.

Spend your afternoons whipping up some tasty treats in the kitchen, fabulously decorated with solid granite worktops and stunning cream cabinets that house a plethora of appliances such as an electric cooker and hob, sure to inspire some good home-cooking.

Make the most of those warm summer climates as you indulge in a refreshing glass of wine out on the patio and embrace your scenic surroundings.

Head back indoors to the first floor and discover an additional sitting room featuring a striking woodburning stove, ideal for cold winter nights conversing with friends whilst the children play happily at the football table located in well-designed games room that rests on the lower-ground-floor.

Settle down for the evening in one of the four homely bedrooms comprised of two king-size bedrooms; one of which can be found benefiting from an en-suite shower, a twin and an additional twin resting on the ground floor.

The bedrooms are then served by a bright and airy bathroom with a gorgeous roll top bath and overhead shower, a tranquil space to escape the excitement as you unwind with a long soak in the bathtub.

Whether you’re an avid rambler or a hiking novice, Grasmere makes for an excellent base from which to enjoy some fun fell walking.

Set about on an exciting expedition through the vast landscapes of White Moss Walks and the magnificent Green Gable, or push yourself with a thrilling hike to the peaks of Fairfield Peak and Red Screes.

See the wonderous fortress of Wray Castle or step back in time at the ancient remains of Ambleside Roman Fort.

Travel to the bustling town of Kendal to see the iconic Miller Bridge and Kendal War Memorial, or take tours of the Kendal and Quaker Tapestry museums that sit on the River Kent.

Learn of the lives of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth at attractions such as The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the National Trust owned Hill Top, Wordsworth Grasmere and Rydal Mount & Gardens.

Make the most of quality time with your loved ones on fun days out at Treetop Lake District, Lakeland Maze Farm Park and the Water Park Lakeland Adventure Centre.

Be sure to stop off in the cobbled town of Ambleside, home to an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants to be wined and dined in upon return to your holiday home.

For a memorable family holiday to Cumbria, book a stay at Wetherlam.

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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Notes: Dogs must be kept downstairs at all times

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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