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Recently Renovated Luxury Apartment in Grasmere, in the centre of the village

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 4

A luxury apartment built of traditional Lake District stone and slate with all the modern comforts of home. Situated within a conservation area in the heart of Grasmere village next to the river and within yards of the churchyard where Wordsworth is buried. There is a floor to ceiling window in the lounge from which to admire the river, the fells and the sheep grazing. Shops, pubs and restaurants are all within easy walking distance without the use of your car.

Grasmere is the 'Jewel of the English Lakes' one of the most beautiful of the lakeland villages. The most famous resident William Wordsworth described it as 'the loveliest spot that man bath ever found' and most people agree with his sentiments today. There are many walks in the area for all levels of walkers. The village boasts several pubs and restaurants, art galleries and gift shops. The River Rothay runs through on it's way to Grasmere lake, where you can hire a rowing boat or just sit and admire the views. As the apartment was purchased for use as our 'second home' we have furnished it to a high standard, and we feel you will have a very relaxing holiday. Walking Maps and Guide Books are provided for your use during your stay.

In November 2017 we installed a brand new kitchen and appliances and altered the lounge area to include a large smart TV and new soft furnishings and sofa. From the windows at the rear of the property you look onto the river with uninterrupted views across parkland towards the fells and yet you are able to walk straight into the village from the gate, without having to use a car.

More Details

Mrs Susan Davidson
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

Why Mrs Susan Davidson chose Grasmere

We purchased this apartment because we love the village of Grasmere and because of the lovely position right next to the River Rothay.

The property is very light and airy and comfortable for 4 people. You can watch the sheep in the fields from the windows but you are within walking distance of all amenities

What makes this apartment unique

Views from the windows are of the river and the fells and yet walk though our gate and you are in the village centre with all the restaurants and shops at your disposal. The ducks visit us daily to be fed at the Riverside. The smell of Grasmere Gingerbread being baked is every present.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our internet booking proved to be very worthwhile. We have had a very happy week here.

We've had a super holiday in a super apartment in a super village. This apartment will be the gold standard by which all other apartments will be judged -here and in Germany! The best holiday we have had for years even if our muscles are aching and we did'nt have time to peruse your excellent library -Mr & Mrs D.

In 30 years of renting in the Lakes we have never had better accommodation nor have we had a warmer welcome- Mr & Mrs F.

Thank you enjoyed our 5th stay here the flat was great as usual hope to be back soon- Keith G.

Once again a restful break, weather great have managed some great walks, roll on November-Chris & Gerry
Nov 2007
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Grasmere Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main Bedroom - 1 double , with en-suite bathroom
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Shower-room next door
  • 1 double, 1 twin
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
Non-smokers only. Not suitable for children under 5 years of age


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Recently Renovated Luxury Apartment in Grasmere, in the centre of the village
average rating of 4.928571 based on 29 reviews

Great location, great property

  • 4 of 5

This a gem of a little place right in the heart of Grassmere. For us (keen walkers in a wet place) it was so valuable to have a place to dry coats and boots (the walk in cupboard/airing cupboard in the twin bedroom). The beds were really comfortable and the place lovely warm and cosy after a day out on the fells. The kitchen was well equipped and all appliances working well.If I have any criticism, it is about the size of the pans. There were only three and they were quite small, making it a challenge to cook for four hungry walkers. Looking at the guestbook, most people seem to eat out and are not affected by this. Definitely coming back.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review of our home and we are pleased you found it warm and cosy. We look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future. At the moment we are installing a new luxury kitchen and we will try to provide some larger pans for your next visit. Kind regards Susan Davidson
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Great setting and really well equipped. Cost and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This property had everything you need. The setting g is great, right in the centre of a village. Great for walking and cafes. Quick drive to larger villages. Beautiful views from every angle and amazing amount of quality cafes and a lovely restaurant next door.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location, Splendid accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here in June and had 6 day of perfect weather (amazing for the lakes!).The apartment is situated in the heart of Grasmere overlooking the River Rydal. It is on two floors above a shop. Parking off street is right there at the shop. It is wonderfully equipped and has all the utensils, appliances (including washer/dryer) for eating in if desired. Close to restaurants and shops. Walk to everything. Very clean and modern furnishings with a lovely nook overlooking the river.

WE could not have picked a better place!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for taking the time to write a review of our home. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to Welcome you back to Water's Edge again in the future
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really well located and equipped a real one from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week. Fabulous weaher. The cottage is great for walking and exploring from and really comfy for relaxing in evenings. Lots of pubs and cafes in walking distance and great outdoors clothing shops. Not too far to larger villages and other lakes.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and felt at home at "Water's Edge" and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Susan Davidson
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We love this property

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay in this property this year and we will undoubtedly be back. So centrally in the village with just a few minutes walk to all the amenities that Grasmere has to offer. The view over the river to the fells beyond is beautiful. The apartment is well equipped and cosy, with a homely, relaxed feel. Great communications between the owner and the housekeeper ensured that our entry and arrival was seamless once again. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. I am glad you have enjoyed staying in our home. We love our guests to feel relaxed and comfortable and "at home" whilst enjoying the views and all the amenities provided. We look forward to welcoming you back again to "Water's Edge" Susan Davidson
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful quiet retreat in the heart of the popular village of Grasmere. This cosy, well equipped apartment was perfect for our family break (children aged 10 and 12). It was wonderful to return from long walks to a clean, warm apartment with wonderful views. Grasmere itself can be very busy, so the private off street parking space was great. The apartment itself is very quiet as it is above a shop. Would definitely recommend...perfect for walkers and those who just want to enjoy the beauty of the Lake district.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our home. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and felt comfortable and we look forward to welcoming you all back to "Water's Edge" in the future.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Car: recommended

Grasmere lies almost at the centre of the Lake District National Park. The village nestles in the hills near to the lake and is well known for its association with Wordsworth and the Romantic poets. The churchyard where Wordsworth is buried and the Gingerbread shop are very close by and the spectacular scenery is popular for walkers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Included in the rental rates is cost of electricity and gas central heating which you are free to use as you wish.
Winter short breaks of a minimum of 3 nights can be arranged subject to availability, excluding the Christmas and New Year period.
To confirm your booking a deposit of £100 is required then the balance is required 6 weeks before your holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund