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Pet Friendly Peaceful/Spacious Holiday Home 10 Min Walk From Historic Grasmere

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Lakeland Cottage with 6 Bedrooms, sleeps 12, 10 mins walk to Grasmere, with Log Stove, Internet - Centrally Located With Amazing Walks Straight From The Back Door! 3 Night weekend breaks.

Rockwood is a picturesque and cosy 6 bedroom holiday retreat. It is a traditionally built Lakeland Residence, built into the hillside and is situated along a very quiet country lane between the pretty village of Grasmere and at the foot of Helm Crag. It is within easy walking distance of the village, only about half a mile away. The cottage is spacious and cosy, retaining traditional features particularly the mellow pine and oak beams. The house is in two linked parts: the main house and an annexe. The main house offers a kitchen with open plan dining area with an old stone fireplace and wood burning stove. The main lounge offers comfortable furniture to relax in after a long walk, (TV, DVD, CD) with childrens den off, Upstairs offer 4 bedrooms (3 doubles, 1 twin) and a family bathroom. The annexe offers 2 downstairs bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) useful for older guests, as well as large lounge (TV DVD), kitchen and shower room/wc. There is parking for 3 medium sized cars in the drive.


Owner
Christine Thornton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Christine Thornton

Christine and Mike Thornton are semi-retired; we rent out holiday cottages in the most beautiful parts of the UK - Scotland, The Lake District and Cornwall. We always try to do our very best to make sure that our guests have a memorable, wonderful holiday and always hope that they will visit again! Christine enjoys (not-so) gentle tennis, Mike drives rally cars badly! We have been renting holiday cottages for many years and from feedback from our guests, we have the experience to make sure that your holiday is trouble free and relaxing. So much so that over 30% of our bookings are from previous guests.

Christine Thornton purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Christine Thornton chose Windermere & Central Lakes

Christine and Mike Thornton are semi-retired; we rent out holiday cottages in the most beautiful parts of the UK - Scotland, The Lake District and Cornwall. We always try to do our very best to make sure that our guests have a memorable, wonderful holiday and always hope that they will visit again! Christine enjoys (not-so) gentle tennis, Mike drives rally cars badly! We have been renting holiday cottages for many years and from feedback from our guests, we have the experience to make sure that your holiday is trouble free and relaxing. So much so that over 30% of our bookings are from previous guests.

Amenities

Grasmere Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Main family bathroom in main house upstairs, with bath, wc. Downstairs shower room and wc in annexe.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , In ground floor annexe
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , In ground floor annexe
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main house. Bedroom 1: Superking double with wonderful views and personal sink. Bedroom 2: King double, with personal sink. Bedroom 3: King double. Bedroom 4: 2 singles. Annexe w 2 downstairs rooms: Bedroom 1: King double. Bedroom 2: 2 singles.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation at Rockwood is perfect for a family holiday, for those wanting a spacious home from home; or for friends sharing a holiday. It is in an extremely beautiful part of the Lake District in total peace and quiet, yet very close to the village. It sits along a quiet country lane, where deer are often spotted, and cows are herded every morning for milking. The layout of the house is also perfect to afford some privacy or for those who share differing tastes in Tv or evening games, as it has 2 lounges. But the large dining area means everyone can still socialise together in front of a warm log fire. The 2 downstairs bedrooms are ideal forn those who may not be able tio manage the stairs so easily. The accessibility of the village, only 10 minutes walk away, means you can stroll to ione of the traditional local pubs, or enjoy a meal in a lovely restuarant. We gladly accept pets are are a non-smoking establishment. Rockwood has free wireless internet. Outside: Rockwood is at the foot of Helm Crag, about 1000 feet high, which is a 1.5 hour return walk, and offers the most amazing views over the valley of Grasmere. Walking in the other directions brings you to Easdale Tarn and its waterfalls, whilst walking across the valley takes you up a very strenuous hill via the Travellers Rest pub! There is no garden, althouigh there is a sitting area at the front of the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality linen is provided for all our guests, but personal towels are not. The house is professionally cleaned before and after your stay.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
Shevington, Wigan
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Xmas Holiday

  • 4 of 5

We arrived for our Xmas break in some awful storm weather but it was lovely to be able to use the log burner and create a cosy atmosphere. A lovely Xmas tree had been decorated to make our Xmas home from home and cooking our Xmas dinner was easy with the extra facilities in the annexe kitchen. We love the large kitchen table for us all to gather round and chat whilst preparing meals etc.

We struggled a little with the TV not being in the main lounge but luckily my son brought a firestick so we were able to view the channels in the main lounge through the wifi. Think the property would benefit from a proper fixed shower in the family bathroom if that is ever a consideration.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and Christine was extremely helpful both before and during our holiday and nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend for large family groups as there is plenty of room to be together or rooms to be quiet in.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It is very much appreciated. On the two points that you raised, we are currently looking in to putting a big television on the wall in main lounge and so hopefully this will be resolved before long. We would like to put a separate fixed shower in the family bathroom but we don't have the height to do this but we will continue to see if we can find a solution. There is, however, a shower downstairs but I agree that it would be nice to have one upstairs as well. Thank you once again for your kind comments and for being such wonderful guests. The house was left in an immaculate condition. You were exemplary guests and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Christine
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North Yorkshire
4

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Rockwood proved to be a brilliant choice of location for our large family get-together which included five children from aged 2 to 11. Cars could be forgotten much of the time and our marathon-running son used Silver Howe for his early morning training. Even the shopping was done on foot as the walk into Grasmere is delightful. Allan Bank - National Trust - is an easy walk and the children loved all the Easter activities they put on.

The annexe arrangement was good for the youngest child and her parents. It provided a quiet refuge at bedtime.

The house is well equipped though a good shower in the main bathroom would make a welcome addition. It is set amidst such glorious surroundings that a garden is not missed though another outdoor bench to the right of the front door would help when everyone wants to bask in the sun. We were lucky enough to have fantastic weather.

We can thoroughly recommend Rockwood especially for large family gatherings. For us it was the perfect setting and many happy memories were made.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Half term break

  • 5 of 5

Great location for exploring the Lakes, and a fantastic home to stay in - just the 5 of us, but would be briliant for two families.

Lots of kit in the home and very relaxing - wood burner was a real treat.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom
5

Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were a mixed party aged from mid seventies down to 14 months

All the adults were most impressed with the standard ,and location of the property . It has every thing you require for a holiday ,first class walks almost from the door ,a regular bus service to other areas ,the bus stop is only 10 minutes walk down the lane ,but best of all is the peace and quiet,no passing traffic .

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Loads of traditional English Pubs!
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Windermere
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M6
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
In the village centre, 10 mins walk
Car: recommended

Distances:

Grasmere 0.5 miles, with as much William Wordsworth as you could ever want! Ambleside is about 4 miles away, Windermere about 8 miles. Pretty Hawkshead (with more William Wordsworth) is about 25 minutes drive and leads on to Grizedale Forest with plenty of outdoor activities for kids and adults. Heading north towards Keswick (about 20 minutes) past Hellvelyn and Derwent Water is a lovely route, up into the high mountains, past Buttermere. So much to do, so little time!

Further Details:

Food shopping is easy. You can walk to the local CoOp in the village, with a resonable range of basic food and wine, Booths (by the train station) in Windermere offers wonderful quality and a great variety of food and wine. In Ambleside there are some food shops too, although not much bigger than in Grasmere. Ambleside has 2 main banks and ATMs, countless outdoor clothing shops. You are spoiled for choice in the area for restaurants; the Villa Colombina (Italian) is our favourite and 20 minutes walk away, and the Jumble Rooms too. There are 3 great traditional pubs in walking distance (pub walk guides are provided in the house). With every full week booking we post a comprehensive tourist guide to the area to help you plan your holiday in advance.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.79
Damage Deposit $96.71

Booking Notes:
Booking is made direct with us with a 30% deposit payable at the time of booking and the balance 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday. We also accept paypal payments and most major credit and debit cards (apart from American Express).

Changeover Day:
Our normal change over day is a Friday, except at Christmas and New Year. Other than during school holidays, we accept 3 night weekend breaks and 4 night midweek bookings.

Notes on prices:
Minimum weekend break is 3 nights. We also offer a 4 night midweek break.Prices include VAT, cleaning, linen, heating, all electricity and wireless internet connection (please bring your own computer). We accept payment by credit or debit card, cheque or Paypal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund