2, Whitemoss Tarn Cottages, Grasmere. LA22 9SF
How to get here:
Travel access options – rail, road, coach, flights etc
Close to the A591, though it cannot be heard! National Coaches stop at Grasmere. Buses stop frequently at the bottom of the hill. Nearest station: Windermere on Branch line (8 miles) change at Oxenholme (21 miles) on Main West Coast line
Best airports: Manchester, then train to Windermere. ‘Enterprise car hire” Kendal station
You can enjoy a great holiday here without having a car!
There is a steep section of road 150m before you reach the cottage. In very icy/snowy weather, this can become dangerous to drive on (this generally only occurs for a few days each year, if at all). In these circumstances we usually choose to park our car at the pond below the steep section of road, or even down by the main road, and walk the short distance up the hill to the cottage. We love being at the cottage in wintry conditions, but please be aware of the possibility of slightly adventurous access if you are coming in winter
Grasmere will meet all your basic needs and boasts of its huge selection of jigsaws. Good pubs, cafes and restaurants. Art Gallery.
Ambleside also has a good selection of shops, and activities. Booths supermarkets in Windermere, by the station, and Keswick.
Canon Rawnsley, a founder of the National trust, lived in the adjoining property. This is the heart of the Lake District with all that that offers. From the door you can walk the Fairfield Horseshoe, climb Helvellyn, or Potter around Rydal Water and Grasmere. Much open access land. The Cottage lies on the Coffin Path from Rydal Mount to Dove Cottage… both homes for William Wordsworth. His family is buried in Grasmere Churchyard as Rydal where he was churchwarden is built on rock. Multiple screen cinemas in Ambleside and small ones in Keswick and Bowness. Theatre by the Lake in Keswick has things going on all the time, including Words by the Water in March. The Old Laundry in Bowness attached to the World of Beatrix Potter is more seasonal. Climbing walls, boat rides, rowing boats etc etc.
Sleeps 6. 2 Double bedrooms. One is partitioned to create a bunk room. Bathroom with elec shower over bath. Living room with wood stove, and a kitchen diner. Wi-fi. No TV, nor licence, but good radio with dock, plenty of games and books. Supply own bed linen, towels and tea towels. Outdoor seating. Travel cot & High Chair can be made available. Washing machine and drying ground. Maps and guide books. The cottage faces south. No traffic noise. The only toilet is upstairs. Night storage heaters.
There is a parking area by the Tarn with one space designated to our cottage. You will need to carry or roll your bags about 30 metres from car to cottage, it is not possible to pull a car right up to the front door.
All charges are shown on the website. This is a family holiday cottage, not full of frills, and we keep the cost down by asking guests to leave it cleaner than they find it.
Discounts offered for those wanting a sabbatical stay of more than a week in November through to March… excluding Christmas and New Year and Easter.
Energy Provision: Included
All year round… Availability shown on website.
Arrival and Departure times: Please arrive after 4pm and leave before 10am
Booking arrangements: No restrictions on starts, midweek is fine (for clergy restricted by Sundays) and short breaks priced at pro rata.
Pets: Dogs allowed if kept downstairs, off the furniture, no fouling in the shared garden, and bring your own feeding bowls. Remember there may be lambing.
Contact the Owner
If you are interested in making a booking, or you would like further information, please get in touch using the following details:
Name: Miggy Scott
Phone Number: 01539 728650
Email Address: email@example.com