The Old Police House

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042721)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Prof Russell

    “Water drained away from the upstairs bathroom and en suite basins very slowly.”

    They probably need cleaning out. Very disappointing that there is not a king size bed in the upstairs main bedroom. There is room for one with small bedside tables each side. House very cosy and warm. It is very comfortable and kitchen well equiped.

    They probably need cleaning out. Very disappointing that there is not a king size bed in the upstairs main bedroom. There is room for one with small bedside tables each side. House very cosy and warm. It is very comfortable and kitchen well equiped.

    - Prof Russell, September 2021

The property

The Old Police House is in an enviable location in the heart of picturesque Grasmere with stunning views. The property has been completely renovated and extended to provide a high quality, stylish and contemporary home from home Grasmere has a selection of local shops offering everything for your day to day needs, as well as a good garden centre, interesting galleries, tea-shops, pubs and restaurants. Set amid some of the most beautiful Lakeland scenery, Grasmere was home to William Wordsworth and the Dove Cottage museum attracts visitors from all over the world - he is buried in the churchyard. Outdoor lovers will relish walks including Silver How, Loughrigg, Far Easedale and Easedale Tarn and the high peaks of the Fairfield Horseshoe. Indeed with so many walks to be enjoyed in the area, for all ages and abilities, there is little need to use the car on a daily basis. Grasmere lake has rowing boats for hire and there are lovely byways for cycling in the surrounding area. Accommodation: Front entrance into galleried hallway with storage/drying cupboard. The dining kitchen has patio doors to the front garden. Downstairs toilet. Downstairs spacious master bedroom. Luxury en-suite bathroom, with freestanding bath, seperate shower, wc and heated towel rail. Stairs from the kitchen lead to main sitting room. The room has two full height gable windows offering spectacular views (flat screen TV and ipod dock, free wi-fi). Seperate sitting room downstairs with views (flat screen TV, DVD, gas fire). From the main sitting room, a door leads to the galleried landing leading to three upstairs bedrooms - a master double with luxury en-suite with shower, basin, wc and heated towel rail. Two twin bedded rooms and a family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and wc. Outside: Garden with furniture. Parking in the drive for three cars. Lockable shed for bikes. Short level stroll approx 200 yards to village centre.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Snug room with gas fire
  • Electric central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • This property does not have a cot or high but guests are welcome to bring their own
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Windermere 9 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park is the lovely village of Grasmere, probably best known as the home of William Wordsworth, a place he once described as "The most loveliest spot that man hath found". Any visit to Grasmere needs to include The Grasmere Gingerbread shop, where the Wilson family have been making gingerbread for over 60 years. Also in the village are a number of shops, pubs, a church which dates back to the 13th century and Grasmere Lake, plus Grasmere Sports takes place every August, where you can watch participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland Wrestling. Just five miles away is the town of Ambleside and Lake Winderemere where you will find shops, pubs, restaurants and the 17th century Bridge House, which is one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District. Cruises, boat trips and watersports can all be enjoyed on Lake Windermere and the towns of Windermere and Keswick are also within driving distance. Grasmere is a wonderful base for your Lake District retreat.

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