Brockstone Grasmere Cottage, a special place to stay in England’s glorious Lake District

Welcome to Brockstone Grasmere Cottage in the heart of England’s Lake District – a special place to stay for your Lake District holiday.

Brockstone, our Grasmere cottage has two bedrooms, sleeping up to four guests. A well behaved dog is welcome. Perched on the hillside with fabulous views over Rydal Water, the Grasmere Fells and the Coniston Mountains, Brockstone Grasmere is many people’s ideal holiday cottage. The cottage is located on the famous “Wordsworth walk” between Dove Cottage Grasmere , and Rydal Mount in Rydal Village, the two most important homes of William Wordsworth.  Access to the cottage is via a lane  from Grasmere which finishes at Brockstone Cottage. After Brockstone the lane becomes a footpath for walkers, heading to Rydal Village, so there is no passing traffic.There is a parking and turning area at the cottage for exclusive use of Brockstone guests.


Brockstone Grasmere arrival

Gate at Brockstone Grasmere Cottage- you’re there!

Brockstone Grasmere Cottage is great for families- but very romantic for two!

Our Grasmere cottage is a wonderful holiday home for families, as it has two bedrooms, one of which is a twin room. There is lots of space for families to chill out together, and no neighbours to worry about. However, Brockstone is a very romantic spot for two, and we do know that several romances have been cemented here. Our lips are sealed on the details!

Our Grasmere Cottage is equipped with all the modern conveniences.

Brockstone Cottage is 200 years old, but nevertheless we have made sure we have equipped it with all the modern conveniences you expect from a top class holiday cottage. For example, we have free WiFi, a fashionable Smeg fridge freezer and a spa bath. We completely updated and refurbished the lounge, kitchen and dining area in 2016 . We’ve provided a great washer dryer, a dishwasher, a speedy hob,an efficient new cooker and a neat microwave oven enabling you to minimise chores and enjoy yourselves to the max.

The cottage has oil fired central heating throughout, and we have just added a cosy a log burning stove for cooler evenings. The south west facing terrace is perfect for eating outdoors on warmer evenings. Enjoy the peace, nature and the wonderful scenery. We have a BBQ in the garden storage room for you to use.

Our Grasmere cottage is ideal for walkers.

If you love walking, our Grasmere Cottage is the perfect location. From the front door you can put on your boots and set off in all directions. The path that goes past the cottage is part of the famous “Coffin Route” voted 27th in the Julia Bradbury’s ITV programme “Favourite 100 Walks” There are lots of circular walks that bring you back home to Brockstone, where a spa bath , comfy sofas, maybe a glass of wine or local beer on the terrace rounds off a perfect Lake District day. We have written an article with a description of circular walks from our Grasmere Cottage here.

You’ll be surrounded by nature at our Grasmere Cottage

When you stay at Brockstone Grasmere Cottage you’ll be surrounded by nature. Who knows what you might see? We have red squirrels living in the neighbouring woods. They move so quickly that I’ve never managed to capture one on my camera, and as all the photos on this page are mine I don’t want to cheat by including a stock photo. However, all our recent guests have seen red squirrels, and the Grasmere Red Squirrel group has a feed box for them in the adjacent wood.

You will probably see and hear owls, buzzards, and many other birds. You can often see our local Heron on White Moss Tarn. Throughout the year there are wild flowers to be seen , and in spring the rhododendrons and azaleas are amazing. I love flowers, and often take photos.  You can read more about wildflowers and gardens near our Grasmere Cottage here.

For more information.

Please browse our website for more information about our Lake District cottage, plus news from our Lakes blog, special offers, things to do and lots of photos. We’ve been living down the hillside from Brockstone Cottage at White Moss House for over 35 years. We ran White Moss House as a famous small hotel and highly rated restaurant for many of those years. We’re now retired, concentrating on making Brockstone the best possible holiday experience for our guests.

If you would like to find out right now about rates and availability, please go to the foot of this page and search for your dates. If you prefer to email or ring, all our contact details are on the booking page. You can also see a list of weeks and prices still available on this page.

Away from it all yet our Grasmere Cottage is less than a mile from the busy village of Grasmere

Guests who stay at Brockstone Grasmere Cottage tell us that they feel as if they are miles from the hustle and bustle of Grasmere Village. Grasmere is one of the most  delightful and historic Lake District villages, but it can be very busy, and parking can be tricky. However, the cottage is less than a mile from the shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants of Grasmere Village. It’s a beautiful walk to the village.

We’ve mentioned that our Grasmere Cottage lies halfway between William Wordsworth’s two most famous homes, both of which are open to the public. For more information about Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth museum you can click here . A visit to Dove Cottage is a must for all lovers of Wordsworth. Why not take a half hour walk in the other direction from Brockstone, and visit Rydal Mount, a much more luxurious house where Wordsworth and his family lived when he became a successful and famous poet. More information about Rydal Mount here.

If you would like to make a reservation for 2018, please don’t leave it until the last minute. Many weeks in 2018 have already been reserved. We have some availability in March 2018, but are fully booked for April, May and June. If you go to our “Contact and booking” page you will see a list of the available weeks and prices.

Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to Brockstone Grasmere Cottage.

Sue and Peter Dixon