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Fabulous Self Catering Property For 8+ People - Walking, Cycling & Amazing Views

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Tranquil Location, 10 Minutes Walk To Grasmere Village, Fantastic Local Walks

Built of local slate in the 1960s and lived in by the same family, Unerigg boasts a fabulous long living room with great views as well as a separate dining room and kitchen. The bedrooms are spacious with the main bedroom having a beautiful 4-poster bed. Both main living rooms have TVs and comfortable sofas with tables where you can eat and play family games. The long room has a log burner, with plenty of logs available in the downstairs log store. A basket is provided for free. A washing machine and tumble dryer are downstairs in the boiler room which is warm enough to be used to dry wet garments after walks. A tap and hose allows for the rinsing down of bikes and boots. The local village is Grasmere where Wordsworth once lived; it is possible to visit his former homes, Dove Cottage, Rydal Mount and Allan Bank locally. Grasmere has many pubs, hotels and shops and it is possible to spend a week in the surrounds of the village without going elsewhere. Alternatively Unerigg can be used as a base to explore the area.

Jane Lancaster
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2017

About Jane Lancaster

Unerigg has been owned by the same family for three generations.

Jane Lancaster purchased this house in 1960

Why Jane Lancaster chose Windermere & Central Lakes

The property was built as a family home for our grandparents in the 1960s and we consider ourselves extremely lucky to still own it. It is a beautiful property with the most spectacular view of the lake and surrounding fells of Grasmere, and is located a mile outside the busy village itself. The property is suitable for families or groups of friends with walks of all standards and cycle routes across the fells and roads on the doorstep. Grasmere village offers shopping, and some lovely pubs and restaurants, and Ambleside is only 8 miles away for cinemas, mini-golf, shopping and more.

What makes this house unique

The property is spacious with a large living room, separate dining room and kitchen. It has the best views of the lake in the village. It is 15 minutes walk from all the local facilities and 10 minutes drive from the Ambleside where there are many shops and restaurants. The house has a drying room for all your wet clothes and the ability to clean down any muddy bikes! Babysitting facilities available - just ask on booking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What an amazing house with beautiful views of the lake. Plenty of space to relax and the children have really enjoyed playing outside"

"We loved the house with its stunning views and ideal location. The house is fully equipped for every need and the welcome basket was a thoughtful touch"

"The view that greets you from the living room window is one that I would never tire of. We particularly enjoyed the walk up to Alcock tarn where we messed around on its frozen surface. We stayed a week and did not need the car at all. I think this house will fit into our top 10 holiday cottages"

"We've been coming to the Lakes for many years and we have to say this is the best house we've stayed in by far! The views are stunning and the house is well equipped. The table tennis table was a big hit with my son"
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Grasmere in Lakes

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure , This is ensuite to bedroom 4
  • Upstairs: Bathroom with shower over; shower room - both with WCs. Downstairs: separate WC and en-suite shower to twin bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 4 poster bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Twin room. Cot can be added.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 + (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Three bedrooms upstairs: Bedroom 1 with 4-poster bed and spectacular view over the lake; Bedroom 2 with double bed; Bedroom 3 with twin beds. All with wash basins. Downstairs Bedroom 4 is a twin room with en-suite shower and wash basin.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Friday changeover. Telephone available for emergency use only. Cot and high chair available on request. Dogs should sleep in the garage and are not allowed in bedrooms or on furniture. Walking on the walls in the car park area at guest's risk; No access through gate by kitchen; High data usage will be charged. No smoking please. Please note that the property has a septic tank and it is very important that no sanitary products or nappies are put down the toilets. Outside: Patio area with chairs and table. Steep gardens but a wonderful playing area for children. Please ensure children do not play in the pond area or walk on walls. The back garden should be dog proof so please let your dogs out here, but be sure to clear up after them. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer, ironing facilities in boiler/ drying room downstairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Towels and linen included. Changed once a week. Property cleaned weekly. Other: Log room (kept locked); Boiler and drying room, housing washing machine and tumble dryer; Garage, housing full sized table tennis table, shoe/boot racks and coat racks; Hall. WC. Outside tap for cleaning bikes and boots outside log room.


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Fabulous Self Catering Property For 8+ People - Walking, Cycling & Amazing Views
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Excellent property all round. Faultless

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for a weekend mountain biking as a bunch of adults. The facilities at the house are great with excellent bedrooms and living spaces - 6 adults can stay in comfort without sharing beds and a couple of put up beds would easily extend this to 8. Kitchen is large and adequate although we ate out both nights in Grasmere which is so easy to do and only a 10min walk. Nice hamper left by owner/manager. The garage and drying room were useful. Easy parking for 3 cars although could easily park more if needed. The views out over Grasmere lake are excellent and set this house aside from others we have stayed at over the years. We didn't use the garden but very well kept and would be nice on a warm summer evening. Perfect bolthole for a weekend or week in the lakes.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Brilliant.

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything that was advertised....and more. Excellent views of the lake, a 5 minute walk to Grasmere. The property slept 8 comfortably and all the amenities were of a very good standard. We booked these dates to tie in with events that was going on in Grasmere, so location was excellent. We are definately going to book again, such a great place for a reasonable price, especially when shared with others. A gem of a place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property but awful treatment by the owner

  • 1 of 5

We have been coming to this property with our family for years but a few weeks before we are to arrive for this years holiday the owner has tried to increase the price despite having an agreement- and despite paying the deposit and agreeing the number of people and price in writing over 9 months ago- we have not even refused to pay the extra but merely questioned why and have been accused of bullying and experienced extreme rudeness and now had the booking cancelled by the owner! How sad we have a very upset family including children who were very much looking forward to our holiday in a few weeks! I am not sure we will be able to book another one ☹️

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I would point out that no booking form was received from this party until 10 weeks before the stay despite being asked for one. The number of guests was therefore a surprise and when being asked for an small extra contribution for a party of 14 they responded in an unacceptable fashion. I would note that the guests themselves chose not to come and were refunded in full their deposit.
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Beautiful house, superb location

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything we'd hoped for and more. The facilities and the views are superb. Jane, the owner, and Tonia, the local manager, were very helpful and we all appreciated the welcome we received....especially the cake!

As for location, again it was everything we'd hoped for. A short walk to the village and, being so close to many beautiful walks, the cars were not needed. A run,or walk, around the lake is fabulous and it's only about 3 miles. We all loved our stay and have no hesitation in giving Unerigg 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Unerigg is perfect, in every sense – a real privilege. Thank you to Jane for sharing your beautiful home with us, and to Tonia for your kindness, and to you both for the best experience. Catherine, Elizabeth, Deirdre and Woody

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our weekend away, really spacious, yet cosy with comfortable beds. It was spotlessly clean and really well equippedfor a large group. The views of the lake and mountains from almost every window are absolutely beautiful and we even saw red squirrels in the garden! Tonia the manager was very helpful and welcoming and the cake and card etc. we found on arrival was a very kind gesture. Thank you for a lovely break, we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Travel time to Unerigg: where little or no traffic 40 minutes to/from J36 of the M6.


1 mile to Grasmere;

3 miles to Rydal;

8 miles to Ambleside;

12 miles to Windermere.

Walking on the doorstep.

Further Details:

Grasmere has a co-op supermarket with a transaction free cash machine, post office; pubs, restaurants, tourist shops, walking and climbing shops, church.

In addition Ambleside has cinemas and more varied restaurants, including Chinese, Indian etc.

There is a theatre in Keswick and a Booths Supermarket in Windermere.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Grasmere, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
7 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
October Half term 2017
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year 2017
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £15 per person per night

Booking Notes:
Payment of a booking deposit of 25% of the total cost at the time of booking; this is non-refundable, although if another booking is found to replace the booking it will be repaid.
Balance of total cost paid 8 weeks before holiday commences (not returnable) together with a £200 accidental breakage deposit. This deposit will be returned in the week following departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Friday.
Arrival after 3pm; departure by 10am.
Mid week breaks possible in non-peak season, changeover Friday and Monday; Speak to the owner.

Notes on prices:
Prices include cleaning, linen, towels, heating, electricity, wireless internet connection;
Payment by direct transfer, paypal or cheque.
There is an additional charge of £20 for dogs..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.