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Grass Guards Cottage

Duddon Valley, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4
star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Romantic
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish and characterful cottage at the heart of the Lake District
  • Spectacular views over the Duddon Valley and beyond
  • Plenty of scenic walks from your doorstep for you to enjoy
Property code: 81263

A beautiful cottage offering stylish accommodation for four guests, finished to a high standard throughout to provide a chic holiday retreat set in an idyllic location with amazing views from the property.

To many who know the Lake District well, the Duddon Valley is the most beautiful and authentic valley in the Lake District, where you could easily believe that time has simply stood still. The River Duddon, which was immortalised by William Worthsworth, winds through the valley passing the beautiful hamlets of Ulpha and Seathwaite. There is plenty on offer for an amazing day out. Leave your car at the cottage and walk or cycle the numerous paths and tracks directly from Grass Guards. For the adventurous, climb at Wallowbarrow Crag or try wild swimming in the Duddon or nearby Eskdale Valley. Alternatively, travel over the stunning Wrynose Pass and through to the Langdale Valley or north over the challenging Hardknott Pass, the steepest road in England, pausing at Hardknott Roman Fort before descending to Eskdale and Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain. Head further to Wasdale and the majestic Wastwater, England's deepest lake.

 Inside, the spacious summer room has a large sofa and armchairs, and is flooded with light with French doors that open to the patio and garden beyond giving stunning views over the valley to Coniston Fells. The cosy lounge area with sofas and armchairs is set around the coffee table and Smart TV. The contemporary kitchen has views over Harter Fell and is the real heart of the home, offering everything you could need during your stay including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. The large dining table is an ideal spot to enjoy a Lakeland breakfast or a beautiful home-cooked family dinner. There is also a utility room, equipped with freezer and washer/dryer, which leads into a cloakroom. Heading to the first floor, there are two beautifully presented bedrooms. The first is a double bedroom with breathtaking views across the valley and an en-suite bathroom with bath and WC. The second bedroom is a double zip-and-link (can be made into a twin upon request), with a view to Harter Fell, and is complemented by an en-suite shower room with a shower and WC.

Outside the cottage, there is a beautiful patio which is a sun trap any time of day and offers stunning views of the fells. There is also a lawned garden area and off-road parking for two cars.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 double zip-and-link (that can be made up as a twin on request, please make request at time of booking)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC and 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • Utility room with freezer and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Patio with furniture and lawned garden
  • Pub 1.5 miles, shop 8.5 miles
  • Please note, the forestry track to the property is approx. 1.5 miles and is not suitable for sports cars - there is also a small ford to drive over
  • Internet is off a satellite and is not suitable for downloading, only browsing
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Hollie Tattersall

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alison, 17th May 2024

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A really comfortable, practical and light cottage, facing south over the garden with a wonderful view. So many very pretty walks from the door and so much bird song. Just perfect for what we wanted.

Reviewed by Paul, 23rd March 2024

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The cottage is amazing in every way - the perfect place to relax and get away from it all. Very clean, cosy and comfortable. We loved how remote it was and the views of the mountains are spectacular. Lots of walks from the cottage and nearby. I'm sure we will be back!

Reviewed by Sarah, 29th December 2023

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We absolutely loved staying here and highly recommend it! The views alone are amazing. The cottage has everything you could need, I love to cook and love to still be able to do this to my full extent on holiday and this was very easy to do here, every utensil, pan, and dish I needed was there. All furniture and decor has been carefully picked out. Read moreThe forestry track and ford were no problem for our Hyundai I30. The cottage is worthy of 5+ stars. We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Julie, 29th September 2023

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Grass Guards is remote but spectacular, warm and cosy with the most stunning views - everything we had hoped for from an autumn break in The Lakes. A walker's paradise. Thank you!

Reviewed by Ian, 8th September 2023

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An absolutely fabulous cottage in an incredible location. One of the most beautiful places I have stayed in the Lake District. If you want solitude and a distinct sense of remoteness then this is the place to stay. The cottage is equipped to a very high standard but be prepared for intermittent mobile and Internet access, which isn't a bad thing!

Reviewed by Tom, 28th July 2023

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Fabulous place for those seeking somewhere really remote

Reviewed by Verena, 23rd July 2023

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It was for us what we had been looking for. The cottage is situated in a very special, quiet and secluded place. It has been very well and thoughtfully furnished and equipped by its owners. Nothing is missing. We enjoyed very much the view of the mountains from the veranda and the nice walks we did in the surroundings. Be aware that you just have WRead moreiFi in case you would have a problem. But you can certainly count on the help of the owners who are very nice and helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Kaeren, 30th June 2023

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A lovely cottage with lots of room and bathrooms for 2 couples or a family. Great dining kitchen and sitting area for cooking, dining and interaction. Beautiful sunroom with stupendous view over the valley even in the rain! It is out of the way so stock up on food for the stay. This is balanced by there being a week's worth of various grade walks sRead moretraight from the doorstep. A beautiful spot in where you can really feel the history and place of a low key but stunningly beautiful valley. Hide

Reviewed by Jon, 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Philip, 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Ian, 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Irene, 23rd September 2022

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Beautiful,well equipped, comfortable cottage, with attention to detail. Tranquil,remote setting with far reaching mountainous landscape. Ideal for walkers seeking the rural peace and quiet of nature. We preferred bottled water for drinking. We very much wish to return for a longer stay.

Reviewed by Cindy, 12th August 2022

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Amazing place to stay, the view is fabulous, and so is the remote location! Comfortable chairs, sofas and bed, kitchen had everything. Thank you for restoring/converting the cottage and allowing rentals.

Reviewed by Donna, 5th August 2022

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This is a beautifully presented cottage done to a high standard. Its clean and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. The water comes out a brownish colour as its filtered from the river, perfectly drinkable but can be off putting. The drive from the car park is about 7 mins and is very bumpy, the scenery is sublime and the cottage is very remotRead moree! The walks and playing in the river were great fun and the kids loved it. The Wi-Fi is slow and no mobile signal - a tech detox! Hide

Reviewed by Carl, 29th July 2022

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Beautiful cottage in an amazing location. Fantastic walks right on the doorstep. Perfect for that much needed relaxing break.

Reviewed by Sue, 17th June 2022

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