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Brockstone Holiday Cottage Grasmere

Updated on August 1, 2017
Through the gate to Brockstone Grasmere Cottage
Through the gate to Brockstone Grasmere Cottage | Source

A historic Grasmere cottage with amazing views.

Brockstone Grasmere holiday Cottage has the most amazing views over Rydal Water and the Lake District mountains. You can rent this holiday cottage for your Lake District accommodation. This holiday rental cottage in the heart of the Lake District has amazing views.

If you are visiting Grasmere , in England's Lake District, National Park for just a day or two, you will probably stay in a hotel or a bed and breakfast. However, if you have longer for your vacation in this wonderful area, you might find that a holiday rental cottage is a really relaxing experience.

We are the proud owners of this unique Lake District self catering cottage called Brockstone. "Brock" is an old word for a badger, and you may see a badger,deer, red squirrels and lots of interesting birds in the woodland cottage garden.

Our Grasmere holiday cottage is perched high up on a hillside above Rydal Water, with amazing views of Rydal Water and the Lake District hills.The area was much loved by William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy, and it is located on the ancient "coffin route"(a footpath) between Wordsworth's most famous home, Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount

Many self catering cottage are only available for renting for a whole week, but we are happy to rent Brockstone cottage for short breaks outside the main holiday season.

I hope you will enjoy reading about this self catering Grasmere cottage, even if you never visit the Lake District.

All the photos are my own. You may use them or pin them but you must credit me and link to this page

The Dining area at our Grasmere holiday cottage

Lovely new kitchen and dining area at Brockstone Grasmere Cottage
Lovely new kitchen and dining area at Brockstone Grasmere Cottage | Source

The lovely pine dining table in the kitchen diner area has a cosy cottage feel. There is a Smeg fridge, Smeg washer/dryer, and Smeg dishwasher, along with over, hob, microwave and everything you need in a well equipped kitchen for your perfect holiday cottage.

Log burning stove- so very cozy
Log burning stove- so very cozy

Inside Brockstone Grasmere self catering Cottage.

A look inside this Grasmere self catering cottage downstairs.

Brockstone Grasmere self catering cottage was originally built about 200 years ago for 2 estate workers and their families on the Rydal estate. The Rydal Estate is owned by the Le Fleming family, who have owned huge areas of the Lake District for centuries.

Brockstone self catering cottage was originally 2 cottages, probably with two small rooms downstairs, and two upstairs. Each cottage has an outbuilding which was used as for jobs such as laundry

Now, it is one historic traditional Lake District cottage.

The Kitchen is fully equipped with a Smeg fridge and dishwasher, a washer/ dryer for your laundry. microwave, toaster, and all the tools and utensils you need for a self catering vacation.

Our Lake District Holiday cottage is a great place to bring your children - I loved my vacations in the English Lakes when I was a child

The English Lake District is a very popular holiday destination. Kids love it. This video gives you some idea of the things you can do with kids in the Lakes.

Our Lakes Holiday Cottage, Brockstone, is a great base for your week in the Lakes .

Readers in the UK can buy the excellent guide book "The Lake District with Kids" written with first hand experience right here, Lake District with Kids (Footprint Travel Guides) (Footprint with Kids)

Footprint Travel With Kids Lake District (Footprint - Lifestyle Guides)
Footprint Travel With Kids Lake District (Footprint - Lifestyle Guides)

Lots of first hand experience went into the writing of this book


Book as soon as you can for 2018 - The weeks are filling fast.

View from our Lakes Cottage
View from our Lakes Cottage | Source

Recent photographs taken near our Grasmere Holiday Cottage

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Grasmere Village from the Alcock Tarn path near our Lakes Holiday cottage.Alcock Tarn, a short steep but very rewarding circular walk from Brockstone CottageIf you're lucky, you might catch a sunset like this. We took this on the descent from Alcock Tarn. It's Grasmere Lake.
Grasmere Village from the Alcock Tarn path near our Lakes Holiday cottage.
Grasmere Village from the Alcock Tarn path near our Lakes Holiday cottage.
Alcock Tarn, a short steep but very rewarding circular walk from Brockstone Cottage
Alcock Tarn, a short steep but very rewarding circular walk from Brockstone Cottage
If you're lucky, you might catch a sunset like this. We took this on the descent from Alcock Tarn. It's Grasmere Lake.
If you're lucky, you might catch a sunset like this. We took this on the descent from Alcock Tarn. It's Grasmere Lake.

If you plan to visit our Lake District Cottage, you'll be able to enjoy some great walks. - This is a very good starter book if you've never hiked this area bef

Brockstone Grasmere self catering cottage.

What's upstairs in this Grasmere self catering cottage?

Upstairs there are two bedrooms.

The four poster room has a high vaulted ceiling, with an en suite shower, toilet and sink. Here's a photo to give you some idea of the four poster.

There are great views from the windows.

There is another bedroom with 2 single beds and a sink.

The main bathroom has a spa bath- great for relaxing in soothing bubbles after an energetic day out in the Lake District!

There is a shower over the bath.

The whole place is centrally heated and cosy.

Boots ready, maps ready - one last cup of tea before we start our walk.

You can see Silver Howe and the views towards the Langdale Pikes in the background . Is this a photo taken before or after a walk?

Maybe you're planning the day, having a last cup of tea before you put your boots on, getting ready for the big one, the Fairfield Horseshoe, a full day's walk taking about 6 - 8 hours which you can start from the door. This walk takes you up to 2,900 feet above sea level.

Or perhaps you're back from a day's hiking, tired but happy, looking forward to a chilled glass of beer or maybe a large Gin and tonic, followed by a long, bubbly soak in the spa bath.

Brockstone Grasmere Cottage s the perfect location for walkers and hikers. You can put your boots on at the door and walk all day. There are great circular walks from the cottage, which is located in the White Moss area of Grasmere. You can read my helpful page on 6 circular walks from White Moss by clicking here.

The lounge at Brockstone Cottage - Log fire, comfy sofas, books, music- perfect relaxation.

Comfy sofas in the lounge
Comfy sofas in the lounge
Cozy comfy sofas.
Cozy comfy sofas.

The lounge at Brockstone Grasmere holiday cottage has two comfy sofas, flat screen digital TV, DVD player, Stereo radio and CD player , a selection of DVDs and CDs, books, maps, magazines, jigsaws, games, playing cards- in fact everything for a relaxing holiday .

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The Terrace and Garden at Brockstone Grasmere self catering cottage.

A south facing sun trap with magnificent views.

Many people who visit the Grasmere and Rydal part of the Lake District will have walked past Brockstone Grasmere self catering cottage.

It is on the wonderful walking route from Dove Cottage Grasmere to Rydal Mount, Rydal. Both of these are famous homes of William Wordsworth..

From Dove Cottage, the road goes uphill for about half a mile, before becoming a track. The last 400 yards of access to Brockstone self catering cottage is along this track- drive with care! After Brockstone Cottage the track is just a walking path. No cars go past- only walkers!

From the terrace, you have amazing view over Rydal Water,and the famous Lake District hills ( called "fells" locally)- Loughrigg, Silver Howe, Wetherlam and the Langdale fells.This photo shows you Rydal Water, viewed from the terrace of our Lake District Cottage.

As it is perched high up on the hillside, this Grasmere self catering cottage gets all the sun that is going. Down in Grasmere Village, by Grasmere lake, and in the valley, the houses and cottage get very little sun during the winter months, and even in summer the shadow if the hills can restrict the sun. Not at Brockstone- it must be one of the sunniest spots in the Lake District.

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Brockstone Cottage- on the ancient path between Grasmere and Rydal in England's Lake District - Is this one of the best holiday cottages in the Lake District?

This map is not entirely accurate, as Brockstone Cottage is further along this lane to the right- where the track (down which you can take your car) becomes a walking path. Brockstone is at the end of the track- no passing traffic, except for hikers.

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Autumn Rydal Water

View on a hike from Brockstone cottage
View on a hike from Brockstone cottage | Source

How do I make a booking for Brockstone Cottage?

Do you want to enquire about our Grasmere self catering cottage, Brockstone?

You can find us on Facebook here.

Or, you can visit the Brockstone, Grasmere self catering cottage page at Home Away, Holiday-Rentals.

You can visit our Brockstone Grasmere Holiday cottage website and us the contact form there. Find the website by clicking on this link.

Check the rates, the availabilty chart, and contact me!

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      6 years ago

      wow a wonderland place, if i get a chance i would like to go there have a look.

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      Writing Nag 

      6 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      I would love to visit! It's been on my wish list since I read Dorothy Wordsworth's journals.

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      6 years ago from Canada

      Brockstone looks peaceful and idyllic and your flower gardens are beautiful too!

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      Sue Dixon 

      6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Hello all you lovely visitors. The old guest book has vanished from this page. Please feel free to write a message.


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