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Longsyke Retreat

Grasmere, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Sky TV
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A cosy cottage for two a stroll away from Grasmere village and lake
  • An enclosed garden offers the perfect space to relax
  • Visit Dove Cottage, home of poet William Wordsworth, before returning to an evening in front of the wood burner
Property code: SZ322

Escape to this romantic hideaway in the pretty English village of Grasmere, famous for its connections to poet William Wordsworth, and its delicious gingerbread.

This gorgeous holiday home is perfectly placed for guests who want to explore the heart of Cumbria. Stroll around pretty Grasmere village (0.5 miles) and browse interesting gift shops, or linger in welcoming cafes after a hike on the hilltops with your hound – Loughrigg (5 miles) and Easedale Tarn (2.5 miles) offer rewarding views. Be inspired to write, craft, or paint, after a trip to Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top farmhouse (10 miles). Enjoy a picnic at Wordsworth’s favourite picnic area – Rydal Water (4 miles); here you can visit landmarks connected to the poet at Rydal Mount (3.5 miles) and Dora’s Field. And enjoy a memorable sunset cruise on Lake Windermere (5.5 miles) before returning to your cosy cottage.

Store coats and boots inside the ground floor entrance before heading upstairs to your first-floor holiday property where you’re greeted with colourful contemporary style, and welcome packs for you and your best friend. Cook a special meal for your partner in the well-equipped kitchen and dining area which has every appliance and gadget you need to follow the most impressive of recipes, including a range cooker with two electric ovens, a grill, gas and ceramic hobs, fridge/freezer, and microwave. There’s also a convenient dishwasher and washer/dryer so you can spend less time on cleaning and more time on holiday fun. Enjoy your delicious home-cooked feast together before retreating to the living room and relaxing after your day out by the lakes. Enjoy the warmth from the wood burner and films on the Smart HD TV with Sky Q. Settle in for a great night’s sleep in this cosy retreat with restful decor and the comfort of a super-king-sized bed, and the bedroom’s own TV with Sky Q. Refresh in the shower room before heading out for a new day of adventures in Cumbria.

Outside, there’s an enclosed courtyard garden with a crazy-paving patio, long garden benches, and a table for those morning coffees. Off-road parking is available for two cars. For guest use only, there is an Easee One, Type 2 untethered 7KW electric vehicle charger. There is no charge for using this, but you will need to provide your own charging lead compatible with a type 2 charging socket. There are a pub, shop, and eateries within half a mile of the property

  • 1 bedroom – 1 super-king-size bedroom (can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 1 bathroom – 1 shower room with a shower and WC
  • Range cooker with electric ovens and grill, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Welcome hampers
  • Wood burner (logs provided all year round)
  • Gas central heating
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 TVs with Sky Q multi room package
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with crazy paving and garden furniture
  • Parking for 2 cars, further on road parking nearby
  • Pub, shop, and eateries within half a mile
  • 1 dog welcome - please note this property only accepts dogs over 12 months
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kylie Harmon-Twidle

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Lesley, 26th January 2024

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Lovely property in an excellent location. Very well equipped, a very generous welcome hamper provided and superb views from the rear of the property. A few minutes walk into Grasmere centre with great selection of cafes and restaurants. Fantastic walks from the doorstep. Had an enjoyable winter break.

Reviewed by Anna, 12th January 2024

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This cottage is superb! Beautifully decorated and comfortable. Probably the most well equipped cottage we have ever stayed in! We loved playing Scrabble every evening in front of the log fire. The location is fantastic, we didn't need to use our car all week! The cafes and the Coop on the village keep us going, and everyday we walked in a differentRead more direction. Absolutely fantastic! Hide

Reviewed by Tracie, 15th December 2023

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A truly great place to stay, its extremely comfortable and very well equipped and a short walk from the heart of Grasmere, great walks for the dog and plenty of dog friendly places to eat and shop

Reviewed by Margaret, 24th November 2023

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Super, comfortable cottage, well equipped. Lovely welcome hamper of goodies too.

Reviewed by Alison, 21st July 2023

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A lovely well equipped and comfortable upstairs flat with very generous welcome packs. Beautiful views at the back and very convenient for local facilities. We never used the garden because the weather wasnt great and because it couldnt be accessed directly from the flat.

Reviewed by Sarah, 26th June 2023

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Reviewed by Karen, 12th June 2023

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Five star accommodation, has everything you could need for a perfect stay including parking. Beautifully decorated very comfortable. Fabulous welcome pack for us and a welcome pack for our dog. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Kathleen, 24th March 2023

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Reviewed by Philip, 28th January 2023

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Reviewed by Margaret, 25th November 2022

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A lovely, well equipped, comfortable cottage, with the added bonus of parking.

Reviewed by Jon, 7th November 2022

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Reviewed by Elizabeth, 4th March 2022

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Location

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1/3 Deposit

Take advantage of our deposit scheme when booking 9 weeks or more in advance.