The View from our Cottage

the view

Brockstone view on an April evening

Ah! The View! from Brockstone Cottage.All our guests love the view- who wouldn’t?

We think that Brockstone Cottage has some of the best views of any holiday cottage in the Lakes. Sometimes we can’t resist taking a photos of the view, even though we’ve seen it many times. The view above in the heading is a snap I took as the sun went down. Even though I’m a very amateur photographer, using a simple point and click camera, I managed to get a snap that shows the wonderful skyline view from Brockstone Grasmere Cottage.

Tea on the terrace

Tea on the terrace , Rydal Water down below

If you stand on Brockstone terrace and look down to your left ( to the south west) you can see Rydal Water. The sun rises over the hills behind Rydal Water in the morning. Here’s tea on the terrace on a sunny March day.

Loughrigg Fell rises behind Rydal Water. There is a wonderful walk round Rydal Water from the door of Brockstone, all on beautiful walking paths, which takes you along the side of Loughrigg.

Here’s a video that I took on the morning of Friday, 8 December 2017. It was simply gorgeous!

Look to the West

If you look the other way, to the West, you can see the Grasmere fells ( the local word for hills) . To the right of the tea cosy is Sergeant Man, which is beyond Grasmere Village. Further to the left is Silver Howe, which towers over Grasmere Village . Of course, if you walk up Silver Howe and the other hills, you can look back at Brockstone !

On the far horizon on the left of the picture is Wetherlam, one of the famous Coniston Fells, sitting alongside Coniston Old Man.


January lunch on Brockstone Terrace, Silver Howe Grasemere on the horizon

One of our guests, who is a much better photographer than I am, took this lovely winter sunset photo from Brockstone Terrace.

winter sunset Brockstone Grasmere Cottage

winter sunset Brockstone Grasmere Cottage

Another of our guests took this photograph looking towards Brockstone from a path on the way to White Moss Viewpoint. This is a short walk which takes you to a spot where you can see both Rydal Water and Grasmere. It’s marked on the Ordnance Survey maps as a “Viewpoint” – so don’t just take our word for it! ¬†You need the OS map for the South East Lakes. Click on the link below to see the map you need for your visit to Brockstone Cottage.
The English Lakes: South Eastern Area (OS Explorer Map Series): South Eastern Area (OS Explorer Map Series)


Brockstone Grasmere Cottage from path to White Moss viewpoint

Brockstone Grasmere Cottage from path to White Moss viewpoint

Both the bedrooms have wonderful views.

view from bedroom

Daffodils through the side window of main bedroom

views from bedroom

You can see Rydal Water from the bedrooms