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C18th Detached Cottage With Two Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms And A Private Garden

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Centrally Located For Grasmere Village And Favourite Wainwright Walks

Laurel Cottage, a stones throw from the centre of Grasmere, dates from around 1705 and retains many period features. Beautifully refurbished, the cottage now has an open plan ground floor with a modern kitchen, separate dining area and relaxing lounge, with a wealth of exposed beams and a log burner. Smart TV and free WIFI are included and the traditional cast iron radiators provide a warm and welcome retreat at the end of the day. Both bedrooms have en-suite bath or shower facilities.

Externally a small landscaped garden to the side of the property allows for private entertaining and dining, while at the front of the property there is ample off-road parking, rare so close to Grasmere Village centre. Access to walks from Laurel Cottage, include the famous Helm Crag immediately behind the cottage.

The cottage cannot accommodate children under 12 years old, or pets. Our changeover day is FRIDAY.

More Details

Derek and Karen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

Why Derek and Karen chose Windermere & Central Lakes

Grasmere village is a gem in the Lake District, and we kept returning here on holiday. When we saw the cottage, close to the centre of the village and with a garden, but pretty run down, we saw the potential to create the perfect holiday home.


Grasmere Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • The main bedroom en-suite has a rainfall shower over a traditional free standing bath, basin and WC. The twin bedroom has an en-suite shower room with a rainfall shower cubicle, basin and WC. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a king size double bed and private en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom contains twin beds and an en-suite shower room. All beds have extra deep mattresses with feather mattress toppers and high quality linen, blankets and throws.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: The cottage has been fully and recently renovated to a high standard. On the ground floor ceiling heights are low in some areas because of historical beams that form part of the character of the property. Alli floors are slightly uneven reflecting the age of the cottage. Utility Room: The utility room stores useful household items including an airer, iron and ironing board and vacuum. It has a number of coat hooks, a small sink, microwave and a built-in washer dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is professionally cleaned once a week which is included in the price. We provide high quality bed linen, duvets, blankets and throws and bath towels.


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C18th Detached Cottage With Two Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms And A Private Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Grasmere secret

  • 5 of 5

First time back to the Lakes since childhood Laurel Cottage is excellent, finished to the highest standard, so close to the honey pot village and a wide range of walks stright out the door, we will definitely return - a wonderful surprise for everyone who stays here

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wee gem

  • 5 of 5

Laurel Cottage is delightful. It has been tastefully renovated and provides everything you could wish for.

It is so close to the centre of Grasmere but has a very quiet location. We mostly enjoyed eating in enjoying the ambience of our surroundings though we did enjoy a lovely meal at The Jumble Room.

There is a lovely small garden and we were lucky enough to enjoy breakfasting outside.

I would definitely recommend this property and hope to go back sometime

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay - and hope to welcome you again. Karen & Derek
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Newcastle upon Tyne

Stunning cottage!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful week we had. The sun never stopped shining and this cottage is stunning. The owners have exquisite taste and everything inside it is excellent quality. We spent many an hour sitting in the lovely garden watching and listening to the landscape and wildlife.

Ideally situated in the centre of the village. We will be back! Thank you. X

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed the cottage - and look forward to welcoming you again.
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East Yorkshire


  • 5 of 5

Cottage with lots of character, excellently renovated, situated in an ideal location within Grasmere, and with a great view from private garden. Thank you both, we had a great time and look forward to staying in your wonderful cottage again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely feedback - really glad you enjoyed the cottage, and look forward to welcoming you again. Karen & Derek
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An Outstanding Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful cottage right in the centre of Grasmere village - the best property we have ever stayed in. It has private parking in front of the property and the bonus for us was the quiet and secluded garden to the side which has wonderful views of the hills beyond. The owners have lovingly restored this 2-bedroom cottage (which we found out is over 300 years old) to an extremely high quality standard throughout. The beds are the most comfortable we have ever slept in and all the equipment, furniture and fittings are top quality. There are several Wainwright walks to be done straight out of the front door and all the village shops, cafes and restaurants are within 5 minutes walk - so no need to drive anywhere at all! Thank you to Derek and Karen - we will definitely want to book again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your review, really glad you enjoyed the cottage. Look forward to that return trip!
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Excellent Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully renovated cottage, with extremely comfortable beds. The owners have paid great attention to detail and used locally sourced products to ensure the cottage is in keeping with the environment. It's garden is enclosed and well maintained. The cottage is in an ideal location for the town of Grasmere and local walks. Will definitely be returning in the near future.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much John H, glad you enjoyed it and hope you come back soon
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Nearest Train
8 Miles
Windermere Station
Car: recommended


By road Grasmere is on the A591, 40 mins from junction 36 of the M6.

The nearest train station is Windermere, a 15 minute journey to connect to the nearest mainline station, Oxenholme The Lake District (on the London Euston to Glasgow line).


Ambleside 4 miles

Windermere 8 miles

Further Details:

Grasmere is the historical home of William Wordsworth at Dove Cottage as well as his family resting place in the local church yard. In addition Sarah Nelson's historic gingerbread shop often sees queue waiting around the corner for the shop to open. In the summer Grasmere hosts local art exhibitions and is home to Gallery. The range of restaurants and pubs offer a wide choice of both menu and price from good pub grub to restaurant standard.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking through email
20% deposit required - full payment 4 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Earliest arrival 3.00pm
Departure not later than 10.00am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.