Ladywood Lodge is in a stunning position, with woodland and mountain views all around. It is very private, with easy parking on site. The Lodge shares 2 acres of garden with the main house, but has its own private woodland garden and a private entrance. It consists of a separate kitchen, large studio room and ensuite shower room. Furniture is period in style, reflecting that the property dates from early 1900's. There is a small patio with table and chairs outside. Ladywood is accessed via a quiet country road so it is extremely peaceful, with no road noise. Walks from the cottage include up White Moss Common, to Rydal Caves and down to Grasmere lake and Dove Cottage. There are lovely views of Nab Scar and Silver Howe.
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- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage in Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Between Grasmere And Rydal
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 20, 2018
About Sue Jaffer
Ladywood was built by Ernest de Selincourt in the early 1900s, and has remained in the family for four generations. Ladywood Lodge was originally built to be a study, but has been offered as additional or holiday accommodation at various stages. The location of the house, surrounded by mountains and with views of Grasmere and Rydal lakes (now somewhat obscured by the trees but originally visible from the house and garden), makes it a very special place. The main house has always been a home, and has been the location for annual holidays for successive generations of family.
Sue Jaffer purchased this Cottage in 1902
Why Sue Jaffer chose South Lakeland District
Ladywood is in a stunning location. Surrounded by views, it is very private and peaceful. The garden is beautiful year round. The closest neighbour is a farm along the road, and being a side road there is no traffic noise. Badgers and deer frequent the property (and we ask that you keep the gate shut to prevent the deer from eating the garden).
What makes this Cottage unique
Ladywood Lodge provides a perfect location for walking or sightseeing, being right in the centre of the Lake District yet apart from the crowds that frequent the towns. There is plenty of onsite parking, which is unusual. The fitted mahogany furniture and fireplace are original and give the Lodge an air of elegance. The windows all look onto trees and mountain views. Although it is close to the main house the Lodge has a private entrance.
So private. Beautiful setting and gardens. Highly recommended
Quirky and quiet
Lovely secluded location. If you like mod cons this isn’t for you but if you like something with history it is great. The room was very spacious, location was perfect and sitting outside the back door was wonderful - it felt like being in the forest!
Beautiful rural retreat
Two of us stayed for four nights with our three large dogs and it was wonderful. It is situated in a wooded area well away from roads and so is very quiet. The accommodation is simple but met all of our needs for our stay. It is an excellent base for days out walking in the mountains as it is situated close to many fine walks. The accommodation is simple, clean and includes everything needed. It's not 5 star luxury but if you want a lovely quiet cottage with a kitchen, hot shower and comfortable place to sleep after a day on the fells, this is perfect.
Characterful lodge in lovely garden
Very comfortable and warm. Good location, walks straight from the door, the dog loved it too. Had a week away from tv and newspapers, watching dvds, reading books and watching the birds. Ruth was very helpful.
Small one room bedsit with tiny kitchen & shower room
Aged furnishings in need of refurbishment, cleaning not up to standard e.g. kettle base with crumbs and staining, drainer with crumbs. Floors not clean, particularly kitchen floor. Main surfaces were clean. Had to leave early but returned and stayed in local hotel instead. Garden was pleasant to sit out in. However this was essentially a converted study not a cottage.
Since Graham’s stay we have changed cleaners, as they were not up to standard. We have also very recently upgraded some of the furnishings, with new sofas, TV, kettle. The Lodge provides a very large studio room, which has a king-size bed, two armchairs in front of the fireplace, a three seater sofa, and a table and chairs with bench-seat in the bay window that seats that seats at least 5 people. We agree that the kitchen and shower room are small, but the kitchen has the essentials in terms of a fridge, oven and hob, sink, cupboards and some bench-space.
A welcome autumn break
I should have stayed two weeks. The lodge is always pleasant to come back to, good or bad weather. Had the wood fire going every night. Peaceful, convenient for Grasmere, good central location for exploring the lakes. Will be back again in spring next year.
Special interest holidays: Dove Cottage, just down the road from Ladywood, runs numerous events and courses related to Wordsworth's poetry and other literary matters. Grasmere Village has good clothing and craft shops. The Heaton Cooper gallery in Grasmere Village exhibits paintings by the Lake Districts leading water colour artists. At the end of August, the Grasmere Sports is a leading sporting event featuring fell races, wrestling and hound trails, see http://grasmeresports.com/. Travel: Ladywood is situated on a small road just off the A591. Use of a car is essential, although there is a good bus service to Ambleside, Windermere and Keswick along the A591, about 10 mins walk from the cottage. Distances: Laydwood Lodge is less than a mile from Wordsworth's Dove Cottage, 1 mile from the village of Grasmere and 3 miles from Ambleside. Further Details: Local hotels - the Wordsworth, Daffodill, Gold Rill, Red Lion, Grasmere and Swan - all have restaurants. In Grasmere, the garden centre has a café which does inexpensive basic food, and there are numerous other cafes and restaurants including Greene's Café, Sara's Café, Baldry's tea room, and The Dining Room. Ambleside has many more, including The Old Stamp House, Rattle Gill Café, Atelier, Stiles and Fellinis. Small supermarkets include a good Co-op in Grasmere, and Tesco and Co-op in Ambleside. For a larger supermarket Booths in Windermere (near the rail station) is good. Local take aways include Walnut Fish Bar, Jintana Thai, Lucky Dragon and Jade Garden (Ambleside) and Lucia's Take Away (Grasmere). Local things worth visiting/doing are Dove Cottage (Wordsworth), the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Stock Ghyll Waterfalls in Ambleside, Rydal Caves, and boats on Grasmere. Further afield, try Surprise View in Derwentwater, Borrowdale, the Steamers on Lakes Windermere and Ullswater, the ferry across Windermere to Hawkshead, Skelwith Falls, Great and Little Langdale, and any of the passes - our favourites are Wrynose and Hardknott (with the Duddon Valley in between and Scafell Pike above), and Kirkstone (which links Ambleside to Patterdale and Ullswater). The Kirkstone Pass Inn is one of the highest pubs in England.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: If you are interesting in booking the Lodge please send an enquiry and we will respond and confirm availability and rates. To secure a booking, we require a deposit of 50%, and payment of the balance one month prior to arrival. Check in is 3pm, and we ask that guests leave by 10.00am on the day of departure. Changeover Day: For weekly stays the changeover is Saturday. Check in is at 3pm, checkout at 10.00 am. Notes on prices: Rates are from £275 to £421 per week or £153 to £235 for a short break. Saturday start date for week long holidays from March to October. Short breaks Monday-Friday and Friday to Monday in November to February excluding Christmas & New Year.