Grasmere cottages

Grasmere cottagesGrasmere is probably the Lake District’s most popular village. Situated at the heart of the Lake District, surrounded by magnificent fells and a beautiful lake within a few minutes stroll, it’s not surprising that the village is largely given over to tourism. Here, old slate cottages on narrow, twisty streets sit comfortably next to Victorian villas, hotels, galleries and shops catering to tourists. On the outskirts is Dove Cottage where Grasmere’s most famous resident William Wordsworth lived. It was a meeting place for many leading literary figures of the time. Today Dove Cottage is open to the public with the Wordsworth Museum next door, celebrating the poet’s life and works, together with those of his contemporaries. Wordsworth is buried in the village churchyard. The village is overlooked by Helm Crag, also known as ‘the Lion and the Lamb’ one of Wainwright’s favourite hills. Fringed by woodlands the beautiful lakes of Grasmere and Rydal Water (pictured above) are just a few minutes’ walk from the village. and open fells. The walk along Loughrigg Terrace provides unrivalled views over both lakes whilst Wordsworth’s Seat, to the north, enjoys fine views over Rydal Water. Grasmere Sports Day is one of the oldest and most popular traditional events in the Lake District. It is held in late August and features traditional sports from Cumberland and Westmorland including wrestling, fell running and hound trailing.

Walking in the area

From your doorstep: , Fairfield, Loughrigg Fell. A few miles away: Fairfield Horseshoe , Helvellyn , Langdale Pikes, Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell. Further afield: Skiddaw, Blencathra.

Grasmere cottages

Check availability The Old Coach House, ,
Sleeps 4 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £217547 per week * Ref: CC2639
Pets allowed: * Short breaks available:


Our featured Grasmere cottages include this first floor apartment overlooking Grasmere Lake and within walking distance of the village. Wood Close is a traditional country house in secluded grounds on the slopes of Rydal Fell, a...