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Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042723)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • “Was very concerned about our forthcoming stay at this property because of a number of bad reviews.”

    I emailed Sykes Holiday Cottages to register my concern & received an email back to say they would contact the local HOTL office and make them aware of the email. But were confident that, after the feedback, that the cleanliness issues would be resolved. ...

    I emailed Sykes Holiday Cottages to register my concern & received an email back to say they would contact the local HOTL office and make them aware of the email. But were confident that, after the feedback, that the cleanliness issues would be resolved. On arrival, in the bathroom, we found a dirty towel & a bathmat which was wet through. We also couldn't locate a password for the wifi. Having stayed at other self catering properties, there is normally a folder with details of bin collections, appliance instructions , heating instructions, wifi password etc etc. We eventually found the password attached to an ornament behind a curtain. The smell in the main bedroom is worrying. There was a diffuser which we removed, as we find them overpowering but soon put it back as there was a horrible fishy smell. The second bedroom has a musty smell but it is an old cottage & we knew from previous reviews that this was a issue. Also the throws in both bedrooms were filthy. And the settee's in the lounge were grubby looking & most uncomfortable. However, I do believe that feedback is being listened to as the TV has been upgraded & the carpets appeared clean. The kitchen was quite well equipped. Although this feedback appears all negative, the positives of this cottage is the location, good off road parking & a modern bathroom(although here, the small window is mouldy as there is not enough ventilation ) With some upgrading, this cottage could be a little gem.

    - Mrs Young, September 2021

The property

Longsyke is a real little gem, in a superb location with lots of home comforts, ideal for couples and those with a young family. Set in a quiet spot on the edge of Grasmere village, this cottage apartment is an easy short stroll from all the amenities the village has to offer. The property has a really cosy feel, with lots of personal touches and is certain to make the base for many happy holidays. Grasmere village is one of the most popular and picturesque villages in the Lake District and has something for everyone, with an excellent selection of high and low level walks from the door, boating and fishing on the lake, interesting shops and William Wordsworth's home, the famous and very delicious Grasmere Gingerbread as well as a good choice of eateries to tempt you in the evening. Accommodation: One or two steps take you into the property which internally is all on one level. Entrance is into the hallway with hanging and boot space. Very well equipped cottage style kitchen just off the hallway. Comfortable lounge/dining room (TV/DVD and free Wi-Fi) with electric stove fire and plenty of games and DVD's. Master bedroom with king size bed. Good size single room with childs 2' 6" bed. Fully tiled family shower room (walk in shower, basin & wc). Outside: Private gated parking for one car. Small south facing sunny patio with table and chairs ideal for enjoying an al fresco drink or meal. Grasmere village 2-3 minute walk.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x 2’6" single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer tray, washer/dryer, dishwasher, a selection of books and games, TV with DVD Player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Designated parking space for one car
  • Small outdoor seating area
  • Sorry, 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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