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Rowan Cottage in Grasmere, Cumbria

495
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sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Rowan Cottage description

Holiday home
Rowan Cottage is a charming 19th century stone terrace that overlooks the fells of Grasmere. The cottage sleeps six people and has two double bedrooms (one with an en-suite) a twin room and a family bathroom. The first floor features a spacious kitchen diner and lounge with living flame fireplace. Characterful features throughout add to this property's charm. Just a stone's throw away from the shops and restaurants of Grasmere village and with a local pub on its doorstep, Rowan Cottage is a great holiday home for any season. It includes one parking permit and free wifi throughout.

Area
Grasmere is located in the centre of the Lake District National Park, renowned for being the home of William Wordsworth. There are many places to visit, including The Grasmere Gingerbread shop, as well as a number of shops, pubs and a church dating back to the 13th century. You can also visit Grasmere Lake. Nearby is the town of Ambleside and Lake Windermere. Here you can visit more shops and pubs and enjoy some watersports or even a cruise!

Region
Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Reviews

Mrs Hurst
March 2019
Great location and a lovely cottage with some thoughtful welcoming touches.. Would love to visit again
Mr Crisp
February 2019
A little damp because of its age and the kitchen is getting a little worn.. But loved the location, convenience and character of the cottage
Mrs Lightfoot
December 2018
We booked the cottage for a wedding close by and as it was December and cold I rang to ask if there was any way of turning on the heating before our arrival.. This was sorted very quickly adn easily as the cleaners agreed to leave on the heating after they had finished preparing the cottage that day for our arrival. It was warm and cosy when we arrived that evening and we found a fully equipped kitchen to make a meal. As the living room is on the first floor it was a great suprise to open the curtains the following day to have a superb view over the fileds to the fells. I would definately return to this very well located cottage.
Mr Keen
October 2018
Fantastic cottage in the heart of the village close to all the amenities
Mr Shepherd
August 2018
The cottage was as described, except the en-suite does not include a toilet, which was the reason we stayed here.. After setting off on a 300 mile journey, I got a call saying that the previous occupants had urinated (!) on the carpet and asking me to consider an alternative; the only alternative was in another county with no hiking nearby, so we pressed on. After several hours, a number of calls and emails, I was told that the owner had managed to clean the mess and we could still use the booking. In the end, there was an odd smell at the property, but we had no option but to stay. I don't have a good sense of smell, but others in my party have and said it was definitely noticeable. It was quite stressful not knowing if we'd have somewhere to stay at the end of our journey, to say the least. The property is charming, with all bedrooms on the ground floor and kitchen/living room upstairs; it clearly has a serious damp problem, but it's superficially noticeable and didn't affect our stay. It's centrally located and very well placed for some moderately challenging hikes of 5-6 hours. I recommend Great Rigg, stopping at the pub in Rydal on the way back. We went in high season, so paid just shy of a grand for five people for three nights at Rowan Cottage. A bit questionable at that price; it's worth more like fifty a head per night, I'd say. If we'd had a sixth person, that would have made it more economical. Overall, a pleasant stay marred by a rather stressful few hours on the way up. I've stayed in a Sykes cottage before and I'm slightly less likely to recommend them after this trip.
Mr Lacey
August 2018
All 4 pillows were wet in the back bedroom! Not just a bit damp but wet. Seemed that they hadn’t been dried after washing as the room was dry with no leaks? Also the restaurant next door was noisy until midnight every night. The twin bedroom is at ground level next to restaurants front door and with only single glazed windows every word can be heard. This was only briefly glazed over in the description. Secondary double glazing would improve this. Having said this the cottage was warm, well equipped and in a great location.
Miss Roberts
July 2018
The property is not suitable for children or people who want to go to bed before 23:00.. The late noise from the restaurant next door is terrible, not only from the dining tables directly outside the twin bedroom window but also through the walls from the kitchen or prep room. The main double room gets cars parked outside, on the double yellow lines, from restaurant staff who shout when they leave, have loud music playing and rev their engines at 23:00. Others have complained of this issue but it hasn't been resolved. Your description says café which is incorrect, that is a restaurant. The supplied cot was a travel cot, fine for one night but terrible for a week. Your description led us to believe small children would be better catered for, I would strongly recommend you rethink letting people with young families use this property. The kitchen got extremely hot due to the appliances and the floor gets warm in places. The oven had issues with temperature which made cooking guess work. The fridge is too small for 6 people. The main bathroom had a window that opens near the restaurant tables, plus the property is straight onto the road. The blind fails to give privacy with the window open. Given the overall damp state in there, I expect most guests have left the window shut adding to the serious damp issues through out. The property was filthy when we arrived though there were signs a damp cloth had recently been used to smear the dirt. The property is tired and needs work. At least supply new mattress as they were terrible. Due to having to move our kid, I ended up sleeping in most of the beds and could feel springs from cheap mattresses. It was impossible to relax in this property during the day and evening due to the constant noise. I will give you time to respond before publishing via TripAdvisor.
Mrs London
July 2018
Lovely cottage in ideal setting and thank you very much for the parking permit - allowed us to park for free in all the South Lakes car parks without fear of over-staying.. As weather was so hot, thin duvet option for all rooms (there was one in the back double bedroom) would have been useful.
TwigsOxford
September 2017
Five of us stayed here and there was plenty of room for all of us. We found the cottage to have everything we needed and was very cosy and comfortable. There was a washer/dryer which we found useful and central heating as well as all you need in the kitchen. There were even board games provided. You do need to take your own towels and toilet roll. It was convenient for everything in Grasmere and many walks started nearby. It was very close to the car park for which we were given one permit and we didn't find it too expensive to park the second car. A couple of small things to mention are that the bathroom blind didn't work and as it is on the ground floor at the front of the house that was a bit tricky. Also one of the walls in the living room was very damp. There was some noise until the restaurant next door had closed but after that it was fine. We all enjoyed our stay there and would stay there again if in Grasmere.
TwigsOxford
September 2017
Five of us stayed at this cottage for a short break so that three members of our party could climb Helvellyn. We left it rather late to book so we're very pleased to see that it was such a nice cottage. It has everything you could need including a washer/dryer and the kitchen is very well equipped. It also has central heating. We found it very cosy. It is very handy for everything in Grasmere and close to the car park. We had two cars and you get one parking permit but it wasn't too expensive to park the other car. The only fault I could find was that the bathroom blind doesn't work and that is a little awkward as the cottage is right on the road. Also the back wall of the living room is very damp. The fact that is on the road makes it quite noisy at night. The staff from the next door restaurant park right under the bedroom windows and make a lot of noise when they go home at night and often leave the door open with music playing. They also have outside furniture right outside one of the bedroom windows and one night made a lot of noise dragging it inside. After that though it is perfectly quiet, just don't go to bed too early. A really nice cottage and I would stay there again if in Grasmere.
Guest
June 2017
The cottage is well situated, very comfortable and had plenty of room. The kitchen was well stocked which made cooking and eating there a delight. I would definitely return.
Jane G
May 2017
We recently stayed at Rowan cottage and we're rather disappointed with some aspects. The details online are not clear . The cottage that comes up as the main photo isn't Rowan cottage.There is a photo of it in the gallery but why do you need to see a different cottage at all? The downstairs ensuite shower room doesn't have a toilet. As we had chosen this because we were travelling with an elderly relative that was a problem. Again i think the details should have pointed that out. The ensuite also smelled very badly of damp and we spent all weekend trying to get rid of the smell as the smell continued into the bedroom. The cooker has replacement knobs so you can't tell what temperature it's set at. Could be lovely just needs a bit of attention . Expected better for what we paid.
Drin100
February 2016
Travelled with son and his family for half term break. Cottage is ideally placed for all amenities and walks. Included parking permit allows you to park on the Pay & Display carpark just 100 metres away. Bedrooms are well presented although rear double is a little cosy. Added extras included Coffee percolator, Good music system and good quality cook and dishware. Also Wifi is available and is reasonably fast. Upside down format suited us with comfortable lounge, kitchen diner and toilet upstairs and bedrooms and 2 bathrooms down stairs. Didn't find noise too bad downstairs, yes you do get a few vehicles and walkers from about 8am onwards but it was acceptable. Cottage was being redecorated the week after we left so should be even better! We would stay here again.
Guest
March 2014
We had a wonderful time staying in Rowan Cottage. The cottage itself is warm and cosy with a lovely lounge and comfortable bedrooms. The location is excellent and we were able to walk straight out of the door into the hills or to fantastic pubs and cafes.
Guest
September 2013
Spacious and well fitted our, quality accommodation, ideal lake district cottage. We booked it for two adults, two teenagers and their Grandmother and it was perfect. Great to be restful after a good long walk, the walk to the tarn is a good start for those our of practice fell walkers too! The local co-op provides a good range of essentials and enough for meals when you,re not eating out. There are a number of good places to eat our, the small and homely bistro being just next door. We managed to see Wordsworth,s house, took a few long (and dry) walks , went to ambleside and Kendal and took a boat ride on Windermere. All in all a great place, great accommodation and a good holiday
Guest
July 2013
We were upgraded to this cottage after the one we had booked in Bowness developed a leak. We certainly got lucky! Rowan Cottage is in a beautiful location and is furnished to a very high standard. I'm not sure I would want to pay the full price as that is very expensive in high season. The one thing the cottage is missing is an outside seating area, that would have made it absolutely perfect.
Guest
April 2013
Comfortable, warm and clean accommodation in a fabulous part of the lakes. we stayed in low season so didn't experience any noise from local pubs, restaurants or public. It was snowing and the cottage was lovely and warm. the double room with the en-suite is the smallest room and there's no loo in the en-esuite. the other rooms were lovely. lounge was comfy, cosey and tasteful..Great walks from the door, good selection of eating places and lovely gift shops. We will return.Not many places accommodate six adults at these prices
Guest
October 2012
The service as usual from Cottage Holiday Group was perfect. The location Grasmere is fantastic, central for good food, shopping and extensive walking. Brilliant scenery and welcoming locals. Unfortunately, for us, the main bedroom was on street level, and not far from a pub which meant noise every night and one night vomiting on the doorstep. Cars starting engines outside may as well have been in the bedroom. The living room and kitchen are upstairs which we never got used to. The main bedroom and living room should really be swapped to provide a more relaxing holiday. The fact that car parking is 200m away, was another thing, but that was easily acceptable. The only other snag was that the upstairs toilet was a bit smelly so we avoided it. All in all, a nice holiday but could have easily been so much nicer. It's too busy a place to have the bedroom downstairs.
Guest
October 2012
The service as usual from Cottage Holiday Group was perfect. The location Grasmere is fantastic, central for good food, shopping and extensive walking. Brilliant scenery and welcoming locals. Unfortunately, for us, the main bedroom was on street level, and not far from a pub which meant noise every night and one night vomiting on the doorstep. Cars starting engines outside may as well have been in the bedroom. The living room and kitchen are upstairs which we never got used to. The main bedroom and living room should really be swapped to provide a more relaxing holiday. The fact that car parking is 200m away, was another thing, but that was easily acceptable. The only other snag was that the upstairs toilet was a bit smelly so we avoided it. All in all, a nice holiday but could have easily been so much nicer. It's too busy a place to have the bedroom downstairs.
Guest
September 2012
Slightly disappointed given it was supposed to be four star. Property smelled musty and was quite dark inside. Front door opens directly onto a road which is a bit worry with kids, and no outside space. Didnt get off to a good start when key wasn't in the drop box, but company rectified that quickly. Even though we didn't pay full price think here is better value to be had elsewhere.
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