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Laurel Cottage

Grasmere, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Exquisite stone cottage for four, set in the historic village of Grasmere
  • Dating back to the early 1800s and with connections to Beatrix Potter
  • Well positioned for shops and dining out, as well as walking, climbing and cycling
Property code: SZ305

Beautiful, traditional cottage in the Lakeland village of Grasmere, with its independent shops and eateries, perfect for walks by the lake, hiring boats and days out in Ambleside.

Make your Lakeland getaway to this delightful period cottage for four, set at the heart of the picture-postcard village of Grasmere, 4 miles from Ambleside. Enjoy your proximity to the varied shops, galleries and eateries of Grasmere, including the renowned gingerbread store. Hire boats in the village to take out on Grasmere Lake and visit the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden. Find numerous walks from the front door of the two-bedroom cottage, including up Helm Crag. Head into Ambleside, 4 miles away, for more shops, cafes and pubs. Venture down to Lake Windermere, 1 mile further on from the town, to book a cruise on England’s largest lake, walk along its shores, hire bicycles or have a go at water sports.

Step into this pretty property, which has connections to Beatrix Potter, to find yourselves in its inviting, open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with its characterful, low, beamed ceiling. Make yourselves at home on the comfortable seating, fire up the wood burner and gaze out towards the fields. Switch on the Smart TV with DVD and plan your evening’s viewing. Amble through into the kitchen, with its original slate floor and complementary work surface to prepare dinner. Here there is an electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Set the farmhouse table and dine together by the window. A separate utility room has a microwave and washer/dryer. As the day draws to a close venture to the first floor where there are two bedrooms. A king-size bedroom with TV has an en-suite bathroom featuring a rainforest shower above a roll-top bath. There is also a twin bedroom, with TV and en-suite shower room. Wake up in either bedroom to magnificent Lake District views.

Soak up the sunshine on warm days out in the split-level garden. Dine outside on the slate terrace and admire the lawns and flower beds, as well as the beautiful backdrop. Find there is a restored composting WC out here, for historic interest but not for use. Large shared parking area.


  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite bathroom with bath over shower, 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer
  • Utility with washer/dryer and microwave
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV, DVD, TVs in bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with seating
  • Large shared parking area with amble space
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes within 0.25 miles
  • Please note, due to the age of the building there are some low ceiling beams
  • Regret no children or babies under the age of 12 years old

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Nydia 10th December 2021

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We stayed at Larel Cottage from 10th December for a week, it is a lovely old cottage with an interesting history All credit to the owners for their refurbishment, which is very much in keeping with the age of the property. It is very well equipped with high quality items such as linen, crockery, cutlery and everything else you could possibly think Read moreof and the welcome pack on arrvial was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated. We will certainly have a return visit as soon as we can. Hide

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The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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