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Helm Crag

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043081)

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

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14 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Braybrook

    “This was my third visit to the property.”

    Warm, comfortable and well equipped. The addition of a stand alone microwave since my last visit is a nice touch. Views from the property are superb and red squirrels feeding less than 10 ft away from the kitchen door !

    - Mr Braybrook, November 2021


The property

This beautifully renovated modern apartment is set in the idyllic location of forests and views, less than a mile from Grasmere lake and the village centre. Guests will be delighted with the peaceful setting and the beautiful woodland and lake views from this property which offers a perfect setting for relaxing amid glorious Lakeland scenery. Helm Crag offers a home to view wild deer, squirrels and a wonderful selection of birdlife. Ideal for walkers as you're only a short stroll to some of the most popular walks in the lake District, Alcock Tarn, Lion and Lamb or Great Rigg for the more adventurous amongst you. Accommodation: Accessed up a path and steps to the front door from the car park. Entrance into hallway. Family bathroom with Shower over bath, wc and basin. A bedroom to the right of the entrance and 4 steps lead you down to the spacious kitchen with electric hob, dishwasher and washer dryer. The back door from the kitchen leads you to a secret garden, with ample outdoor seating in a beautiful woodland setting. The open plan sitting/ dining room is a really sociable space with comfortable seating and dining table for hearty breakfasts while you plan your day ('flat screen TV with Free View, integral DVD player, Netflix ready for your password and electric fire), a music system has a CD player, DAB and Bluetooth . Views from the lounge are relaxing and serene over Grasmere Lake. Thermostatically controlled electric heating and underfloor heating in the bedroom. Outside: Guests will enjoy the shared grounds - a terrace faces out to the lake and lawn. Private seating in the garden belonging to the property


  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Electric central heating with underfloor heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Shared garden with private seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking. Please note: This property is accessed up a sloping path with 19 steps at intervals and may not be suitable for visitors with mobility issues.

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:

  • Winter