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White Moss, Wood Close

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 920048)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay in lovely accommodation photographs do not do property justice."

    Spectacular view of Grassmere lake from lounge window. Very well equipped and thought out. Great location, short walk to Grassmere village and access to walking routes.

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2022

  • "What to say!"

    This was the perfect property in the perfect place. Comfortable, clean, well equipped and beautifully furnished. Made by the view, terrace and glorious grounds with red squirrels and birds. And to top it all only a stroll into Grasmere or onto the fells.

    Reviewed by LindseyJun 2022

  • "Great location, fabulous views and so spacious and clean, photos don't do it justice!"

    We were a little disappointed with the bathroom particularly the shower as its fitted over the sloping side of the bath so hard to stand under and the pressure is very weak. The sofa is also very flat and probably needs replacing. Overall though we loved it

    Reviewed by EmilyMar 2022

  • "Fantastic property and location."

    Loved waking up in the morning to such an amazing view. The double bedroom at the front was fabulous. Beautiful walks on the doorstep. Great for exploring. We did a combination of eating out and cooking in depending on the weather (which was largely very kind to us). The kitchen facilities were very good. The only downside to the property was the water pressure for the shower, but we suspected this may be a tricky one to resolve. It still didn't spoil our stay! Thank you for a wonderful holiday. We were missing White Moss and Grasmere from the second we left. Looking forward to coming back soon.

    Reviewed by AnitaMar 2022

  • "We enjoyed the property, however there was noise from above that woke us."

    That was caused by creaking flooring which could easily be fixed. Other than that we liked the position and accommodation. We are thinking about re booking for same time next year but 30% increase has caused me to look around.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2021

  • "Property was great."

    Good location never had to use car. Great walks. Lots of birds in the garden. Also saw red squirrels.Apartment was large and very warm and cosy. Will definitely use this place again because we love Grasmere.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "We have just enjoyed a return visit to White Moss some 35 years since the last visit!"

    We found the apartment to be extremely clean, tidy and comfortable with very good facilities. Except for one important thing for visitors in cool / cold weather: This week has been very wet and cool (outside!), so we stayed in for quite a lot of the time. The problem is that the heating is just about adequate for a couple of hours in the morning and during the evening. BUT during the day it goes off, and the apartment gets pretty cold pretty quickly. There are instructions for swithcing on the heating "outside of programmed times" - followed these, but nothing happenned. I now think that as the heating is "programmed" to be off during the day, you can't override this. I should add there is an electric fire in the lounge, which we had on a lot! But everywhere else was uncomfortably cool - around 15 degrees during the day! My advice - take a couple of extra fan heaters with you and you will fine.

    Reviewed by RobinOct 2021

  • "We had a great week’s holiday - the location of the property was excellent, being near to Grasmere and lots of good walks, with a beautiful view over the lake from the terrace."

    It was also well equipped and spacious. There were just 2 things we weren’t so happy with - firstly, 2 of the single beds had one or two slats which broke/came out easily, making them less comfortable - this was in previous reviews but still hasn’t been dealt with. Secondly, there was no recycling collection available at the property, and when we took ours to Ambleside as suggested, it was refused as we were from a holiday cottage. In 2021 this is disappointing and I hope can be made available soon. Apart from these matters, we would certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2021

  • "The cooker is slow."

    The bed in the smallest room had a missing slat - we took one from the foot of the bed and re-located it in the middle. The gardens are very good - the gardens above the house are a delight for sitting and reading. The house has a good locatiopn - away from crowds and noise, yet close to Grasmere. Overall it have us a good holiday.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week's holiday at White Moss in July 2021."

    The apartment is lovely, very large and well equipped and gorgeous location with views over Grasmere. The only down side to the apartment is that it only has 1 bathroom, so with 5 of us we needed to queue sometimes! Also the beds in the smaller rooms have very soft mattresses - although the master bedroom is very comfy and spacious. It is very well-located, in walking distance of both Grasmere and Rydal Water and a short drive to Ambleside. There are also plenty of walks from the house itself. The apartment is located up a steep hill off the Keswick-Ambleside road - be sure to follow the instructions sent rather than relying on the postcode in a sat nav which takes you somewhere else! All in all a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by KathrynJul 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at White Moss cottage."

    However just a few niggles: .Beds are not very comfortable /too slat in the single room kept popping out didn't feel safe to sleep in) . Blinds in kitchen difficult to reach too far back from edge of work units.( one blind was temperamental from day one & couldn't raise at all after day 3. .Living Room lounge chairs very uncomfortable struggled to watch a film sitting in them. But really love this cottage & surrounding area.

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2021

  • "The view is what makes this property."

    Inside, some of the furniture was dated and the owners has stripped out all the ornaments and soft furnishings because of Covid making the apartment seem very colourless and barren. The shower was poor and it took time to achieve a steady flow of water at a comfortable temperature. The patio area is lovely but a lot of the time the benches were taken over by holidaymakers from other apartments in the house which meant you had people sitting outside your rooms all afternoon, talking. We have re-booked one more time and with take a view then. Great view, but.

    Reviewed by AnnaMay 2021

  • "A fantastic cottage in a superb location overlooking the lake."

    Accommodation is immaculate and they cater for all needs. Only a short walk to centre of Grasmere village and on the walkers path to Rydal & Ambleside. Superb break - would definitely return to this cottage - thank you.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2021

  • "We all had a fantastic time."

    The place was in the perfect location with so many walks on our doorstep meaning we didn't have to drive if we didn't want to. The dogs loved it. We look forward to booking again soon.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2020

  • "One of the beds in the twin room was broken upon arrival- this caused us some inconvenience and disappointment."

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our weekend at White Moss."

    The accommodation was very clean, warm & cosy. Fantastic views over Grasmere water & only 10-15 minutes walk downhill into Grasmere. The Alcock tarn walk was directly behind. I would definitely book this again, it was perfect for five of us & our dog.

    Reviewed by SteveFeb 2020

  • "This was a fabulous apartment really big and airy with fabulous views of the lake, we took our two little dogs and the walks around were great right from your door."

    We loved our week even though the weather was not great we will definitely come back to this apartment.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "Our holiday cottage suited us brilliantly as a family with 2 very young children."

    Having a large dining and kitchen area where my 3 year old could play safely while we cooked was great. The master bedroom was large enough for us not to feel cramped sharing it with our newborn baby. Finally, the view of Grasmere lake from the living room window was spectacular.

    Reviewed by SherylOct 2019

  • "We had slight misgivings when we arrived in the dark, having taken a side-turning recommended by the SatNav before we got to Grasmere."

    However, up we climbed, eventually finding White Moss. First impressions were that it felt very remote - not filling us with confidence given we wanted to eat out and use Grasmere as our base! BUT.... As it turns out, White Moss is only a 10 minute (downhill) walk from Grasmere centre - though a slightly longer uphill trek back :) This has the major advantage of White Moss being quiet, tranquil and blessed with the best views from any self-catering apartment we've booked. White Moss is the basement apartment in what was obviously at one time a huge and very beautifully appointed traditional slate walled house overlooking Grasmere and the fells beyond. Huge sash windows make some of the rooms full of light, with incredible views over the terrace. The bedrooms vary considerably in space - the twin relatively small (though fine), with one of the doubles absolutely enormous. The high ceilings give the place a real sense of space, which is good. The kitchen is very well appointed for self-catering, and the open plan dining room (part of the same large room) is great for a meal with friends or family. The decor is fine, if a bit tired in places (the bathroom could do with some modernisation for example, though is very adequate), but it's clean and certainly not something to put off visitors unless you want a perfect boutique hotel-type experience. For a good sized group of walkers wanting a comfortable, quiet and well-positioned retreat, it's perfect. Other amenities include wi-fi and a well-stocked cupboard full of board games - as well as the normal TV and DVD player (which we didn't use!) Our only two very small negatives were that we didn't have any hot water (from the taps) for washing up or hand-washing (the shower was electric thank goodness) and one of the twin beds had popped a slat (which I fixed). Otherwise, we were all very happy with White Moss and would happily book again.

    Reviewed by MatthewSep 2019

  • "We really enjoyed the big rooms, the family/living room was specially confortable to spend family time in the afternoons."

    Kitchen was fully equipped for any cooking you may want to do. Hot water stream was a little weak and internet connectivity outside of the living room was also not so strong, this where really minimal inconveniences.

    Reviewed by NicolasAug 2019

  • "Beautiful property."

    Much bigger than we expected and extremely clean and comfortable. Very homely. The views from the property were gorgeous. Little touches were very much appreciated such as the milk in the fridge on arrival and tea and coffee. Very welcome not to have to make a trip to the shop so we could have tea after a long journey . Beds were very comfortable. No complaints. Had a great week and would recommend you to friends and family.

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2019

  • "Fantastic location, easily accessible walking trails, comfortable beds and well appointed kitchen."

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2019

  • "The only two things which were a bit of a problem were that the drain was blocked outside and noise coming through ceiling and party walls."

    Otherwise we made an excellent choice!

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2019

  • "The apartment was exceptional with all its high quality fittings and furniture."

    It was very clean and had everything we could want. However and its a big however. The noise from the other apartments disturbed us every night. One night the couple up above had an argument late at night. The apartment upstairs sounded as thought they were moving furniture round late into the night. It sounded as thought they were showering late at night this meant we were disturbed by the water running through pipes in our bedroom? The apartment next door had a loud dog that seemed to bark uncontrollably. We accept that the noises we heard were just the people moving round and not from unacceptable noises however we were disturbed every night and this tainted our holiday..

    Reviewed by GeoffJun 2019

  • "Had a lovely time at White Moss."

    The views from the cottage were amazing. It was very comfortable and had everything we wanted. The ONLY thing we would change was that there was no direct access to the outside space other than walking around the cottage but it didn’t spoil our stay. The gardens are beautiful and our dog enjoyed exploring them! Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2019

  • "Really well-presented and well-equipped apartment, very comfortable and just right for four people with a dog!"

    The location was beautiful with views over Grasmere, and it was great to be able to walk up into the hills or down into the village, without needing to rely on the car! Will visit again!

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2019

  • "The flat was clean and the beds were comfortable."

    I think the pictures of the outside area are very misleading. The approach to the White Moss door is very scruffy and quite dirty and there is no easy access to the terrace at the front - no useable outdoor space to enjoy the georgeous view. You can climb out of the sitting room window but obviously that was not satisfactory. Noisy neighbours started at 6:30 am, the insulation is poor. Even at this time of year the storage radiators were barely adequate. We arrived back from a hard day on the fells cold and wet and didn’t really warm up until we went to a warm pub! Some strange omissions - only one toilet roll for 5 people!! and no hand soap in the bathroom. There is nothing drastically wrong but in general as we have spent many weeks and week end in the lakes it was disappointing and not good value for money compared with any other place we have hired. Adequate but not much attention to detail.

    Reviewed by YvonneJun 2018

  • "This place is amazing, outstanding views and everything you need in a holiday home."

    Easy walk to Grassmere and bus route! ( with a hill included) set in beautiful grounds with visiting deer. The apartment exceeded our expectations, absoloutly stunning very high class with everything you need and more!

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "What a wonderful week we just had at White Moss."

    The setting just above Grasmere with views across the lake was perfect. The weather was amazing so lots of walking and swimming in Grasmere and Rydal Water. The property was lovely and had everything we needed. We are already planning our next trip.

    Reviewed by CatrionaMay 2018

  • "When I contacted the office they dealt with my queries effectively."

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2018

  • "Fantastic apartment."

    Lovely views over grasmere. Very comfortable and well equipped. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2018

  • "I loved it here a truly magical place!"

    Was on my own for two days and still loved it. Only fault I’d say is a little cold in the afternoon and shower was not great but everything else amazing! I will return xxxx

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2017

  • "This cottage is lovely."

    .far exceeded our expectations. Fully equipped with everything you could want. Grounds are beautiful. Definitely worth a visit

    Reviewed by EdwardNov 2017

  • "We loved it - excellent location and very comfortable."

    Two minor points - we needed champagne glasses and also loo roll!

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2017

  • "The apartment and surrounding area was beautiful and the views were stunning."

    The apartment is well equipped with everything a family and their dog needed. Didn't want to leave as it felt very homely. Great place to stay.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2017

  • "The cottage was excellent, clean, spacious and warm."

    The location was good, just 15 minute walk to Grasmere village. It was all on the one level which was perfect for our group of mixed ages. I will certainly be booking again

    Reviewed by WilliamJan 2017

  • "We had an amazing holiday and will be booking again."

    Thank you do much.

    Reviewed by SolenneNov 2016

  • "Lovely, well equipped apartment in a great location close to Grasmere."

    All on the ground floor, suited us very well as our party covered four generations of our family. Clean, comfortable and well furnished. Great for exploring the Lakes, very close to Dove cottage and well located for seeing all that the Lakes has to offer. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2016

  • "A brilliant cottage, with high quality fixtures and fittings."

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Shared external utility
  • Electric heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in utility 10 yards from the door, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth and USB port, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared use of woodland gardens with lawned areas and furniture
  • Private terrace with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Note: There is planned roof maintenance from the 13th September for 4 weeks

The property

Grasmere 1 mile.

This ground floor apartment is one of nine properties set in a former gentlemen's residence, close to Grasmere in Cumbria.

Nestled on the banks of Rydal Fell, with beautiful shared grounds overlooking Grasmere Lake, this lovely apartment is the perfect place to enjoy the mesmerising landscapes of the Lake District and has been featured on the Female First website.

It is ideal for families and friends wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life for peace and tranquillity.

Lovingly presented to provide superb accommodation, this delightful apartment has three bedrooms, one of which is a king-size double, together with a family bathroom.

There is also a spacious kitchen with a dining area, and a sitting room with an electric fire and a large sash window affording views across to Grasmere Lake.

Outside, there is lots of space to enjoy this stunning location and at the front of the apartment is a sunny terrace with furniture, an ideal spot to listen to the birds sing and possibly catch a glimpse of the resident wildlife, including red squirrels, badgers and deer.

Grasmere village is just a 10-minute walk away where there are a host of restaurants, galleries and shops, including the Grasmere Gingerbread shop.

During certain times of the year, the village is also swathed in beautiful bluebells.

For those wishing to escape out onto the fells, this charming apartment is ideally placed, with footpaths and bridleways just a stone’s throw from the door, including the Coffin Trail around Rydal Water.

Being surrounded by such inspiring scenery, it is hard to imagine why you would need to travel anywhere else, but if you do, Ambleside and Keswick are perfect destinations just a few miles away.

There is a saying that you may leave the Lake District, but the Lake District will never leave you, and this must be true of this comfy apartment in this magnificent location!

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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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Region Information

Please be aware there is some planned roof maintenance from the 13th September 2019 for 4 weeks

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas