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GRASMERE, Hollens Farm Cottage sleeps 4, close to village, parking and WiFi inc.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Traditional Cottage in Peaceful Location Within Easy Reach Of The Village Centre

Hollens Farm Cottage is a cosy and traditional 2 bedroom cottage for soaking up the scenery in one of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District. Our delightful Lakeland holiday retreat is full of character and charm. Tucked away within a small group of cottages only a 5 minute walk from Grasmere village centre, this is true Wordsworth Country.

A wonderful setting backing onto Stone Arthur, with unspoilt views from the Master bedroom across the village towards Silver Howe and Sour Milk Ghyll. Walks abound in every direction, you will find Hollens Farm Cottage a perfect bolt-hole to return to at the end of the day.

Enjoy free Wi-Fi and Netflix which can be watched on our flat screen Smart TV. Free private parking for 2 cars.


Minimum 5 night stay.

More Details

Mrs Clare Ridden
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Mrs Clare Ridden

We started walking in the Lake District 7 years ago and fell in love with the area so much we decided to look for a property there. As soon as we viewed Hollens Farm Cottage we knew immediately that this was going to be the most perfect second home for us and still is.

Grasmere is a perfect setting for going off bike riding, running, walking or just chilling out and enjoy the views.

Mrs Clare Ridden purchased this cottage in 2010

What makes this cottage unique

The old character charm of our cottage is what we fell in love with, the Lakeland flagged floor in the kitchen along with the Rayburn oven creating a lovely cosy atmosphere where you can enjoy your meals. Rustic beams in the kitchen, master bedroom and living room, along with a log burner to relax in front of after a days walking on the fells. Sitting on the window seat in the master bedroom the views towards Sour Milk Ghyll are truly wonderful.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been coming since 2004 and have really enjoyed Hollens Farm Cottage. Thank you very much. Looking forward to coming again next year.

We have had a fantastic week in the cottage. Grasmere is so pretty and your cottage is perfect, we would love to return. The walks from the doorstep are stunning.

Loved this cottage. Had a fantastic holiday. Especially enjoyed the log burner after a day out on the hills.
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Grasmere in Lakes

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • On departure we ask that our cottage is left clean and tidy, all dishes to be washed and put away, bins emptied and all used bedding to be stripped.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Character bathroom with bath and shower over. Under floor heating, bespoke copper towel warmer, ornate corner sink and high level flush toilet. Please note that there is only one bathroom which is situated on the ground floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The King size bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with velux roof light, window seat and a breathtaking view over Grasmere towards Silver Howe. The twin bedroom is warm and cosy with views over the courtyard towards Loughrigg Fell. Beds will be made up for your arrival with duvets and white linen.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Arrival time from 3:00pm, Depature time 9:30am Prompt. Changeover day is Saturday. Electricity is included in the price of your stay but Gas is charged by usage which depending on the time of year can be between £12 to £30 per week. We do provide bedding but not bath towels or tea towels. Hollens Farm Cottage is only a 5 minute walk from Grasmere village. There are unspoilt views towards Sour Milk Ghyll and Silver Howe from the King Size master bedroom and views of Loughrigg Fell from the twin room. Outdoor seating is provided in our south facing courtyard. We regret that we are unable to provide cots, highchairs or baby gates. Strictly No pets or Smoking are permitted in our cottage.


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GRASMERE, Hollens Farm Cottage sleeps 4, close to village, parking and WiFi inc.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at the cottage and absolutely loved it - we went on many long hikes straight from the door. The size was perfect for 3 adults and everything was comfortable to use. We can't wait to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nard for your lovely review. It is very important to us that our guests enjoy our cottage as much as we do. We look forward to you returning to stay with us again.
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Beautiful, cozy, traditional Lakeland cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in October 2017. The kitchen is warm and cosy and we enjoyed using the Aga, a great retreat at the end of long walking days. Everything about the cottage is top spec with loads of storage in the bedrooms, the only slight downfall was the leather sofa was not comfortable for sitting watching tv in the evenings but that's probably a personal thing. The bed was very comfortable and the room had a great view of Sour Milk Ghyll. The location is perfect and we did loads of walks from the cottage doorstep! Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lorna, Thank you so much for your very kind comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I apologise if you did not find our settee very comfortable, as it happens we have recently ordered some new furniture for the sitting room which should be in place in January 2018. We hope you will return to our cottage again in the near future.
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Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in Grasmere and this is a wonderful cottage. It was always warm and cosy as soon as you stepped into the front door and there was always plenty of hot water and I enjoyed drying the washing over the aga! It is a real charming cottage full of character and beautifully decorated, with everything that you could possibly need. It is also in a great quiet location with stunning views but only a few minutes walk from all of the restaurants in Grasmere. We have stayed in lots of cottages in the Lake District and this is one of the best! It was great that 'everything just worked' . A real gem of a place.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we are always delighted when our guests have enjoyed their stay. We hope you will return to our wonderful Grasmere cottage again soon.
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Barnby Dun , South Yorkshire

THE place to stay in The Lakes

  • 5 of 5

Hollens Farm Cottage is as honest and traditional as you can find in The Lakes. Its combination of 'past and present' create the perfect Lakes retreat - something which is really hard to find nowadays. Claire and Mark work hard to maintain very high standards in the cottage, and that's the reason we continue to return to the cottage year after year. After a day out on the Hill, or simply having a lazy day, the cottage provides everything one could need. Its a really special place, and we love it.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed (family of 3) at the cottage which was truly lovely. The location is perfect in the heart of the lakes. The property itself was tastefully decorated, cosy and clean throughout. We could not have hoped for a better place to stay and would certainly recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return again in the near future.
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Barnby Dun , South Yorkshire

Quaint & Quiet

  • 4 of 5

Our first stay here. Excellent location and very good communication with owners prior to, and during attendance. Lovely location just a short walk out of the village, just enough distance to make it feel like a proper holiday. Well appointed cottage with good parking facilities, log burner, decent size TV for those dark evenings, and Netflix so that we could watch a film in the evening. The Rayburn is the master of the house and cooking & hot water are its speciality, and we loved using it. All in all, a lovely place with all the natural historic charm one could wish for.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to you both for taking the time to write such lovely comments about our cottage. We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay and hopefully you will return to Grasmere again in the near future.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Grasmere village
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Grasmere village
Car: recommended


Grasmere is situated approx. 12 miles south of Keswick, approx. 8 miles north of Windermere and approx. 4 miles north of Ambleside.

Further Details:

There are plenty of restaurants, pubs, walking shops and coffee shops in and around the village. Also in the village is the renowned Sarah Nelson Ginger Bread shop and the Wordsworth Museum. A small well stocked village store, bakery and post office are also in the village centre.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage 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
April, May June 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July & August 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
November 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
December 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Once your payment has been made in full you will be emailed the entry code to our cottage. Electric is included in the cost of your stay but Gas is charged by usage which depending on the time of year is usually between £12 to £30 per week.
Changeover Day is a Saturday. Arrival Time 3PM , Departure time 9.30AM PROMT

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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