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Traditional Apartment in Grasmere, in the centre of the village.With free Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 4

An apartment built of traditional Lake District stone and slate with all the modern comforts of home. Situated within a conservation area in the heart of Grasmere village next to the river and within yards of the churchyard where Wordsworth is buried. There is a floor to ceiling window in the lounge from which to admire the river, the fells and the sheep grazing. Shops, pubs and restaurants are all within easy walking distance without the use of your car.

Grasmere is the 'Jewel of the English Lakes' one of the most beautiful of the lakeland villages. The most famous resident William Wordsworth described it as 'the loveliest spot that man bath ever found' and most people agree with his sentiments today. There are many walks in the area for all levels of walkers. The village boasts several pubs and restaurants, art galleries and gift shops. The River Rothay runs through on it's way to Grasmere lake, where you can hire a rowing boat or just sit and admire the views. As the apartment was purchased for use as our 'second home' we have furnished it to a high standard, and we feel you will have a very relaxing holiday. Walking Maps and Guide Books are provided for your use during your stay. From the windows at the rear of the property you look onto the river with uninterrupted views across parkland towards the fells and yet you are able to walk straight into the village from the gate, without having to use a car.

More Details

Mrs Susan Davidson
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 November, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our internet booking proved to be very worthwhile. We have had a very happy week here.

We've had a super holiday in a super apartment in a super village. This apartment will be the gold standard by which all other apartments will be judged -here and in Germany! The best holiday we have had for years even if our muscles are aching and we did'nt have time to peruse your excellent library -Mr & Mrs D.

In 30 years of renting in the Lakes we have never had better accommodation nor have we had a warmer welcome- Mr & Mrs F.

Thank you enjoyed our 5th stay here the flat was great as usual hope to be back soon- Keith G.

Once again a restful break, weather great have managed some great walks, roll on November-Chris & Gerry
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Grasmere in Lakes

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , with en-suite bathroom
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Shower-room next door
  • 1 double, 1 twin
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
Non-smokers only. Not suitable for children under 5 years of age


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Traditional Apartment in Grasmere, in the centre of the village.With free Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.962963 based on 28 reviews

Great setting and really well equipped. Cost and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This property had everything you need. The setting g is great, right in the centre of a village. Great for walking and cafes. Quick drive to larger villages. Beautiful views from every angle and amazing amount of quality cafes and a lovely restaurant next door.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location, Splendid accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here in June and had 6 day of perfect weather (amazing for the lakes!).The apartment is situated in the heart of Grasmere overlooking the River Rydal. It is on two floors above a shop. Parking off street is right there at the shop. It is wonderfully equipped and has all the utensils, appliances (including washer/dryer) for eating in if desired. Close to restaurants and shops. Walk to everything. Very clean and modern furnishings with a lovely nook overlooking the river.

WE could not have picked a better place!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for taking the time to write a review of our home. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to Welcome you back to Water's Edge again in the future
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really well located and equipped a real one from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week. Fabulous weaher. The cottage is great for walking and exploring from and really comfy for relaxing in evenings. Lots of pubs and cafes in walking distance and great outdoors clothing shops. Not too far to larger villages and other lakes.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and felt at home at "Water's Edge" and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Susan Davidson
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We love this property

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay in this property this year and we will undoubtedly be back. So centrally in the village with just a few minutes walk to all the amenities that Grasmere has to offer. The view over the river to the fells beyond is beautiful. The apartment is well equipped and cosy, with a homely, relaxed feel. Great communications between the owner and the housekeeper ensured that our entry and arrival was seamless once again. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. I am glad you have enjoyed staying in our home. We love our guests to feel relaxed and comfortable and "at home" whilst enjoying the views and all the amenities provided. We look forward to welcoming you back again to "Water's Edge" Susan Davidson
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful quiet retreat in the heart of the popular village of Grasmere. This cosy, well equipped apartment was perfect for our family break (children aged 10 and 12). It was wonderful to return from long walks to a clean, warm apartment with wonderful views. Grasmere itself can be very busy, so the private off street parking space was great. The apartment itself is very quiet as it is above a shop. Would definitely recommend...perfect for walkers and those who just want to enjoy the beauty of the Lake district.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our home. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and felt comfortable and we look forward to welcoming you all back to "Water's Edge" in the future.
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Two adults and 10 year old boy. Perfect holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We've just spent the most wonderful week at Water's Edge in Grasmere. The apartment was easy to find thanks to the detailed directions. Parking spot nice and close. Lovely welcome on arrival. Apartment more than expected, the photo's don't do it justice really. Totally central to all amenities and walks/climbs.

Everything was clean, cosy and comfortable. Beds were immaculate, totally delicious to climb into after a long day out and about. Bathrooms equally spotless and showers worked perfectly.

User manuals left for cooker and washer/dryer [a huge plus]. Dishwasher was super. We also made good use of the maps and guides as we'd managed to leave our OS Map at home [lol] so were very grateful to find hundreds of walks and climbs detailed in the folder.

You really don't need to take anything other than towels, toiletries and your food and maybe some laundry powder if you think you might need to do a wash. All dishwasher tablets etc are provided. The kitchen is totally kitted out with everything you could possibly need.

Handy Co-op five minutes walk away for that loaf or pint of milk. Super eateries on the doorstep. Keswick and Kendal just a short drive away for a wider choice. We only left Grasmere twice the whole week as so much to do locally.

As you can tell, we loved it and would thoroughly recommend this beautiful property to anyone considering a week in The Lakes.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of Water's Edge. We have owned and let our 2nd home now for over 20 years and it is good to know that we are still providing what our guests require and appreciate. We try to provide the amenities that we ourselves would wish for in a holiday home and therefore there are extra touches that maybe you would not normally find in a self catering property. Many of our guests have become friends returning year after year, so hopefully we will be able to accommodate you again at our home. Many thanks Susan Davidson
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Car: recommended

Grasmere lies almost at the centre of the Lake District National Park. The village nestles in the hills near to the lake and is well known for its association with Wordsworth and the Romantic poets. The churchyard where Wordsworth is buried and the Gingerbread shop are very close by and the spectacular scenery is popular for walkers.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment 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
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
24 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Included in the rental rates is cost of electricity and gas central heating which you are free to use as you wish.
Winter short breaks of a minimum of 3 nights can be arranged subject to availability, excluding the Christmas and New Year period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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