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Traditional Apartment in Grasmere, in the centre of the village.With free Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 4

An 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. 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
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Traditional Apartment in Grasmere, in the centre of the village.With free Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews

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: Dec 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: Apr 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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Two adults and 10 year old boy. Perfect holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We've just spent the most wonderful week at Water's Edge in Grasmere. The apartment was easy to find thanks to the detailed directions. Parking spot nice and close. Lovely welcome on arrival. Apartment more than expected, the photo's don't do it justice really. Totally central to all amenities and walks/climbs.

Everything was clean, cosy and comfortable. Beds were immaculate, totally delicious to climb into after a long day out and about. Bathrooms equally spotless and showers worked perfectly.

User manuals left for cooker and washer/dryer [a huge plus]. Dishwasher was super. We also made good use of the maps and guides as we'd managed to leave our OS Map at home [lol] so were very grateful to find hundreds of walks and climbs detailed in the folder.

You really don't need to take anything other than towels, toiletries and your food and maybe some laundry powder if you think you might need to do a wash. All dishwasher tablets etc are provided. The kitchen is totally kitted out with everything you could possibly need.

Handy Co-op five minutes walk away for that loaf or pint of milk. Super eateries on the doorstep. Keswick and Kendal just a short drive away for a wider choice. We only left Grasmere twice the whole week as so much to do locally.

As you can tell, we loved it and would thoroughly recommend this beautiful property to anyone considering a week in The Lakes.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of Water's Edge. We have owned and let our 2nd home now for over 20 years and it is good to know that we are still providing what our guests require and appreciate. We try to provide the amenities that we ourselves would wish for in a holiday home and therefore there are extra touches that maybe you would not normally find in a self catering property. Many of our guests have become friends returning year after year, so hopefully we will be able to accommodate you again at our home. Many thanks Susan Davidson
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment with beautiful views,very clean, comfortable

and welcoming,great walking on the doorstep had a wonderful

stay and hope to return in the future

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of our home. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Good place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and excellent location in Grasmere. Could do many walks from the door.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Water's Edge Grasmere - Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Our last trip was our 7th visit to Water's Edge and was a huge success, as usual. We had a wonderful week in Grasmere. Great weather for the week added to the experience.

We enjoyed walking and rambling through pretty villages coupled with fine dining - the Hotel Grasmere is simply superb. The surrounding villages provide ample opportunity for some retail therapy. Thank you Susan for your amazing home from home accommodation - everything that one could ask for with the added bonus of stunning views. We love returning to the comfort of Water's Edge each evening after a great day out. Already planning our 8th visit for 2015- simply can't wait. AOC

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It makes us happy to accommodate our regular guests time after time and we are pleased that you still find our apartment as "amazing" as the first time you stayed with us. Once again as is usual in January, we shall be making some improvements so that "Water's Edge" will be even more comfortable, and we look forward to your next visit. Susan Davidson
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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

Grasmere Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Bank Holiday
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn Half Term
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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