2, Whitemoss Tarn Cottages, Grasmere. LA22 9SF
How to get here:
Travel access options – rail, road, coach, flights etc
This cottage is situated right in the heart of the Lake District, just above Rydal Water and Grasmere. It lies close to the A591, but no road can be heard from the cottage!
Nearest station: Windermere on branch line (8 miles) change at Oxenholme (21 miles) on Main West Coast line.
Best airport: Manchester, then train to Windermere.
Car Hire: Use ‘Enterprise’ from Kendal Station (On branch line from Oxenholme), or consider hiring from Lancaster Station.
Taxis available from the stations.
Frequent Buses, including ones from Windermere Station, and National Express coaches, stop at the bottom of the Hill.
You can enjoy a great holiday here without having a car!
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!
This is the heart of the Lake District with all that that offers. From the door you can walk the Fairfield Horseshoe, reach the Langdale Pikes, climb Helvellyn, potter around Rydal Water, go mountain biking, and wild swim in Grasmere. There is much open access land. The Cottage lies on the Coffin Path from Rydal Mount to Dove Cottage… both homes for William Wordsworth.
Climbing walls, boat rides, rowing boats, walk with llamas, great pubs and cafes etc etc.
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’ every March. The Old Laundry in Bowness attached to the World of Beatrix Potter is more seasonal.
Grasmere will meet all your basic needs and boasts of its huge selection of jigsaws. Great bookshop. 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.
Sleeps 6. 2 Double bedrooms. One is partitioned to create a bunk room. Bathroom with electric 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 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. It is usually easy to park a second car nearby.
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
Energy Provision: Included
All year round… Availability shown on website. Please visit the website and use the facility there to email us.
Arrival and Departure times: Please arrive after 4.00 pm and leave before 10.00 am
Booking arrangements: We favour Friday – Friday bookings from late March to the end of October. But this can be discussed.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org