“Very pleasant cottage in a wonderful setting” The cottage is situated on the edge of the wonderfully picturesque village of Grasmere which has a decent selection of walks from the doorstep and an good choice of shops and restaurants. Grasmere lake is only half a mile walk from the cottage and has footpaths that run along large parts of the edge. Easily one of the prettiest and best laid out lakeland villages we've stayed in.
The village has everything you'll need other than a hole-in-the-wall. There is an aTM inside the Post Office but that is often shut, so beware!
The cottage has two decent sized double bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen and a satisfactory sized living space. The bathroom is very large and features an above average sized bath which comfortably caters for 2 people.
The only criticisms I would have with the cottage are 1) The rather noisy boiler which is situated in a small room between the kitchen and the living room and 2) The fact that there is a slight feeling of being overlooked. The house next door is owned by the same family that own the cottage and they have sole access to the garden to which the rental cottage is positioned next to. Although the couple that live there are very friendly we felt a little unable to really relax at the start of our holiday as they were often walking across the front of the house to reach their front door. There is a small private area infront of the cottage but even that is considered 'fair game' by the family next door. At one point I was sitting on the sofa and found myself being stared at by the granddaughter of the owner who was positioned on the bench of the rental cottage. To my knowledge the child was not reprimanded.
These are only minor gripes as all in all it is a delightful cottage which I would definitely go back to. 8/10.
“Delightful” Fantastic location in heart of Grasmere Village. Very comfortable, high standard accommodation. We got a last minute deal which was a bargain for such luxury. Parking is tricky if you have anything bigger than a Peugot 107 but the parking permit was much appreciated and the car park a stones throw away!
In summary - Just perfect!