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Pet Friendly Peaceful/Spacious Holiday Home 10 Min Walk From Historic Grasmere

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Lakeland Cottage with 6 Bedrooms, sleeps 12, 10 mins walk to Grasmere, with Log Stove, Internet - Centrally Located With Amazing Walks Straight From The Back Door! 3 Night weekend breaks.

Rockwood is a picturesque and cosy 6 bedroom holiday retreat. It is a traditionally built Lakeland Residence, built into the hillside and is situated along a very quiet country lane between the pretty village of Grasmere and at the foot of Helm Crag. It is within easy walking distance of the village, only about half a mile away. The cottage is spacious and cosy, retaining traditional features particularly the mellow pine and oak beams. The house is in two linked parts: the main house and an annexe. The main house offers a kitchen with open plan dining area with an old stone fireplace and wood burning stove. The main lounge offers comfortable furniture to relax in after a long walk, (TV, DVD, CD) with childrens den off, Upstairs offer 4 bedrooms (3 doubles, 1 twin) and a family bathroom. The annexe offers 2 downstairs bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) useful for older guests, as well as large lounge (TV DVD), kitchen and shower room/wc. There is parking for 3 medium sized cars in the drive.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Christine and Mike Thornton are semi-retired; we rent out holiday cottages in the most beautiful parts of the UK - Scotland, The Lake District and Cornwall. We always try to do our very best to make sure that our guests have a memorable, wonderful holiday and always hope that they will visit again! Christine enjoys (not-so) gentle tennis, Mike drives rally cars badly! We have been renting holiday cottages for many years and from feedback from our guests, we have the experience to make sure that your holiday is trouble free and relaxing. So much so that over 30% of our bookings are from previous guests.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

3 Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

North Yorkshire
4

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Rockwood proved to be a brilliant choice of location for our large family get-together which included five children from aged 2 to 11. Cars could be forgotten much of the time and our marathon-running son used Silver Howe for his early morning training. Even the shopping was done on foot as the walk into Grasmere is delightful. Allan Bank - National Trust - is an easy walk and the children loved all the Easter activities they put on.

The annexe arrangement was good for the youngest child and her parents. It provided a quiet refuge at bedtime.

The house is well equipped though a good shower in the main bathroom would make a welcome addition. It is set amidst such glorious surroundings that a garden is not missed though another outdoor bench to the right of the front door would help when everyone wants to bask in the sun. We were lucky enough to have fantastic weather.

We can thoroughly recommend Rockwood especially for large family gatherings. For us it was the perfect setting and many happy memories were made.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Half term break

  • 5 of 5

Great location for exploring the Lakes, and a fantastic home to stay in - just the 5 of us, but would be briliant for two families.

Lots of kit in the home and very relaxing - wood burner was a real treat.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom
5

Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were a mixed party aged from mid seventies down to 14 months

All the adults were most impressed with the standard ,and location of the property . It has every thing you require for a holiday ,first class walks almost from the door ,a regular bus service to other areas ,the bus stop is only 10 minutes walk down the lane ,but best of all is the peace and quiet,no passing traffic .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Location

From the Owner

Christine and Mike Thornton are semi-retired; we rent out holiday cottages in the most beautiful parts of the UK - Scotland, The Lake District and Cornwall. We always try to do our very best to make sure that our guests have a memorable, wonderful holiday and always hope that they will visit again! Christine enjoys (not-so) gentle tennis, Mike drives rally cars badly! We have been renting holiday cottages for many years and from feedback from our guests, we have the experience to make sure that your holiday is trouble free and relaxing. So much so that over 30% of our bookings are from previous guests.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 75 Miles Nearest Barpub : Loads of traditional English Pubs! at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Windermere at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 at 25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : In the village centre, 10 mins walk at 0.5 Miles Car: recommended

Distances:

Grasmere 0.5 miles, with as much William Wordsworth as you could ever want! Ambleside is about 4 miles away, Windermere about 8 miles. Pretty Hawkshead (with more William Wordsworth) is about 25 minutes drive and leads on to Grizedale Forest with plenty of outdoor activities for kids and adults. Heading north towards Keswick (about 20 minutes) past Hellvelyn and Derwent Water is a lovely route, up into the high mountains, past Buttermere. So much to do, so little time!

Further Details:

Food shopping is easy. You can walk to the local CoOp in the village, with a resonable range of basic food and wine, Booths (by the train station) in Windermere offers wonderful quality and a great variety of food and wine. In Ambleside there are some food shops too, although not much bigger than in Grasmere. Ambleside has 2 main banks and ATMs, countless outdoor clothing shops. You are spoiled for choice in the area for restaurants; the Villa Colombina (Italian) is our favourite and 20 minutes walk away, and the Jumble Rooms too. There are 3 great traditional pubs in walking distance (pub walk guides are provided in the house). With every full week booking we post a comprehensive tourist guide to the area to help you plan your holiday in advance.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
28 October
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£441
for 3 nights
From
£147
From
£220
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
Christmas 16
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
New Year 16
30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,795
for 7 nights
£1,795
 
 
1
6 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 
 
2
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
3
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£200
Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 
 
4
28 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£651
for 3 nights
From
£217
From
£300
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,150
 
 
5
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
6
2 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£651
for 3 nights
From
£217
From
£300
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,150
 
 
7
16 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£651
for 3 nights
From
£217
From
£325
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,295
 
 
8
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£699
for 3 nights
From
£233
From
£350
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,395
 
 
9
21 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
10
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£651
for 3 nights
From
£217
From
£300
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,195
 
 
11
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£651
for 3 nights
From
£217
From
£325
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,295
 
 
12
15 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£651
for 3 nights
From
£217
From
£300
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,150
 
 
13
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£217
Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 
 
14
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
15
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£441
for 3 nights
From
£147
From
£220
Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £75

Booking Notes:
Booking is made direct with us with a 30% deposit payable at the time of booking and the balance 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday. We also accept paypal payments and most major credit and debit cards (apart from American Express).

Changeover Day:
Our normal change over day is a Friday, except at Christmas and New Year. Other than during school holidays, we accept 3 night weekend breaks and 4 night midweek bookings.

Notes on prices:
Minimum weekend break is 3 nights. We also offer a 4 night midweek break.Prices include VAT, cleaning, linen, heating, all electricity and wireless internet connection (please bring your own computer). We accept payment by credit or debit card, cheque or Paypal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main family bathroom in main house upstairs, with bath, wc. Downstairs shower room and wc in annexe.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, In ground floor annexe
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed, In ground floor annexe
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main house. Bedroom 1: Superking double with wonderful views and personal sink. Bedroom 2: King double, with personal sink. Bedroom 3: King double. Bedroom 4: 2 singles. Annexe w 2 downstairs rooms: Bedroom 1: King double. Bedroom 2: 2 singles.

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation at Rockwood is perfect for a family holiday, for those wanting a spacious home from home; or for friends sharing a holiday. It is in an extremely beautiful part of the Lake District in total peace and quiet, yet very close to the village. It sits along a quiet country lane, where deer are often spotted, and cows are herded every morning for milking. The layout of the house is also perfect to afford some privacy or for those who share differing tastes in Tv or evening games, as it has 2 lounges. But the large dining area means everyone can still socialise together in front of a warm log fire. The 2 downstairs bedrooms are ideal forn those who may not be able tio manage the stairs so easily. The accessibility of the village, only 10 minutes walk away, means you can stroll to ione of the traditional local pubs, or enjoy a meal in a lovely restuarant. We gladly accept pets are are a non-smoking establishment. Rockwood has free wireless internet. Outside: Rockwood is at the foot of Helm Crag, about 1000 feet high, which is a 1.5 hour return walk, and offers the most amazing views over the valley of Grasmere. Walking in the other directions brings you to Easdale Tarn and its waterfalls, whilst walking across the valley takes you up a very strenuous hill via the Travellers Rest pub! There is no garden, althouigh there is a sitting area at the front of the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality linen is provided for all our guests, but personal towels are not. The house is professionally cleaned before and after your stay.

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