Bakers Rest is a cosy and characterful four bedroom, four bathroom, first and second floor maisonette sleeping 8, centrally located just off the centre of Grasmere it is an ideal base for a memorable holiday in the Lake District.
Grasmere is internationally acclaimed not only for its Wordsworth connections but also as it sits at the northern tip of the lake with the fells towering above in the most stunning scenery imaginable. It is a walkers haven with low and high walks available in all directions.
A wide selection of tea rooms, restaurants and traditional village inns and a range of local shops including the world famous ginger...bread shop and Heaton Cooper Art Gallery help to make this a popular destination at any time of the year.
Being situated in the centre of the Lake District's most popular village, Grasmere, makes Bakers Rest a popular choice for our discerning clients. Converted from, as the name suggests, the old bakery, the property has been updated with all modern comforts, including en-suites in each bedroom. Only a few minutes walk brings you to the shops, restaurants, pubs and the lake.
The first and second floor maisonette is centrally heated and comprises:
* First floor: Large dining lounge with picture windows with window seat and open views towards Helm Crag, TV and DVD player with electric coal effect fire.
* Kitchen with washer/dryer, dishwasher, oven/hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and island breakfast table.
* Double bedroom with en-suite shower room comprising hand basin and WC.
* Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC.
* Second floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
* Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
* All gas, electric and bed linen included.
* Garage for 1 small car and parking permit provided for nearby car park.
* Cot available.
* Free Wi-Fi available.
* £100 refundable breakage deposit payable.Read more
BAKERS REST, Grasmere Grasmere, Cumbria, England
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All prices include all taxes, gas, electric and bed linen. Please check property description to see if towels, logs, coal and cots are included free of charge or at a supplement. If a pet friendly property, the charge is £20 per pet per week/part week. Please telephone or email us for short break availability and prices.
Left on 12/12/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Leon
From the moment we entered Bakers Rest we all felt at home. Well furnished and comfy this is in a great spot for walks straight from the front door. We would love to stay here again. We were a 3 generation family group . Read more
Thank you for your review of your stat at Bakers Rest, Grasmere.
We are delighted to learn you felt at home at the property due to the furnishings and you enjoyed the location of the property.
Lakes Cottage Holidays hopes to welcome you back to Bakers Rest or another Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the future.
Lakes Cottage Holidays
Happy in Grasmere
Great location, clean, well presented, spacious - Loved it!!!
Left on 09/02/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Happy in Grasmere
Thank you for a truly great week. We really, really enjoyed staying in your holiday rental home.
Things we liked: Great spacious home, quality of furnishings, cleanliness, information in the home of the local sites, views & village location was excellent - quiet but with fantastic restaurants literally 'on the doorstep'. Visit 'Potted Out','The Jumble Room','Tweedies Bar' & 'Sara's Bistro' all within 200 yards of the house & all fantastic selection & presentation of lunch & dinner treats!
If I were to give any small details of advice to improve the home I would offer the following suggestions. Please note these are offered for 'perfecting' an already truly great place.
1. Improve the details on the directions as many will be arriving in the dark on a Friday evening after work so more accurate details would reduced the stress of finding the place - the car park name was wrong it's called 'Red Bank' and the garden centre is named 'Garden Village'.
2. I felt these basics would have been a good touch - sugar, tea bags, bin bags, foil, guest soaps, as we had to buy all these the following day after arrival. Other places we have stayed have these basics as standard.
3. We all found the quilts way to thick for the summer months.
4. Bulb in entrance hall not working and no spare in house very dark when arrived and we couldn't see where the steps were.
5. The door latches on the twin room in the loft and also it's bathroom were not working so limited privacy in that room.
Other ideas to improve the guests experience
1. Either maps to borrow of walks from the house or a wall map in the house showing possible walks from the village.
2. A couple of tupperwares in the kitchen to use for a picnic would have been the icing on the cake! Just an idea!!!
Ps Thanks for the two yorkshire puddings in the oven!!!
Joking aside - this was one of the best places we have stayed in and would definitely go back again and again - if they would allow us after this!!! Read more
We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the location of this property, it is indeed perfect for restaurants and walks from the door.
Your comments will be passed on to the caretaker and owners of the property for their information.
We hope to welcome you back to one of our properties in the future.
Lakes Cottage Holidays
Bliss and Jarvis party
Perfect central location for exploring the area
Left on 06/20/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Bliss and Jarvis party
We greatly enjoyed Bakers Rest and its location in the centre of Grasmere was fabulous for our visit. It makes a perfect central location for lots of walks and exploring without always having to use the car. Ambleside and Windermere are just a short drive away.
Bakers rest is a comfortable holiday home for 8 people, is spacious and comfortably furnished, and we greatly enjoyed our stay. As for small improvements to enhance future stays:
Towels please - the last thing you want to have to think about when packing for a stay away (you can tell, we forgot!)
A small welcome pack/pint of milk in the fridge would be lovely
PS. I do think the brochure ought to mention the very steep stairs to the upper floor, if you have less able members of the party. It puts 2 rooms out of bounds to some...
But minor points, we thoroughly enjoyed it and would stay again.
Left on 02/14/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Louise Freeman
An excellent place to stay in central Grasmere close to the beautiful destination in the Lakes. Bakers Rest is comfortable and very well equipped. Grasmere is a quiet place with numerous coffee houses and places to eat. The Sunday Lunch @ Tweedies (next door but one to Bakers Rest) is a must!
The apple Pie in ambleside makes the most amazing Bath Buns! A must!
The Grasmere Gingerbread is to die for and only a 2 minute walk from Bakers Rest! :o)
We all had a fabulous stay and will be back for sure. xx
Left on 12/10/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Ronnie Davies
My family really enjoyed our recent stay in Grasmere.This was mainly due to the brilliant cottage Bakers Rest.It was spacious,spotlessly clean,beautifully furnished and so well placed for pubs,places to eat and really nice shops.Grasmere was a great base for the rest of Cumbria.We will definately book this cottage again,probably early next year,and would strongly recommend Bakers Rest for a great holiday.
Left on 05/25/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Lee family
This is a very comfortable property with many luxury features in a convenient village location ideal for both those walking the fells or just pottering around Grasmere. We have stayed here several times and look forward to staying again.
Left on 03/11/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Mulholland family from York
We have stayed here twice before and invited friends to join us as we know the area and the apartment is great. I was a little disappointed and surprised to see that a tap was broken in the upstairs double en-suite.
Our friends agreed that it is the perfect size, well equipped and located holiday house but as the house sleeps 8, we also agreed that 2 car parking vouchers should be provided.
The variation of walks from the apartment is excellent, there is plenty of room for 2 families with children and the decor is very relaxing and well suited to the building. We will definately stay again. Elsewhere we always rent a house, but we really like this let.
Modern comfortable accommodation in a great location
Left on 01/05/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | hillwalker88
Bakers rest surpassed all my expectations, it was really modern and comfortable, and had everything you could possibly need. It is in a great location only 30m from the pub and 100 m from the local shop. The only thing that let it down was that you were only given one car pass, so you have to pay in the local car park for 24hr parking, can get pricey for the week.
A well appointed property in a very convenient location.
Left on 12/01/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | PeterJ
Booking the property was simply carried out with a good service from staff. The property itself is furnished to a good overall standard and is well laid out. Being in the centre of Grasmere village it is very convenient to walk both to local shops and places to eat and drink. Tweedies bar is only a two minute walk and Sunday lunch there is not to be missed.
The convenient location whether you want to sit back and relax or go walking in the area makes this an ideal property.
Left on 08/22/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Gillian
The cottage was lovely and in a great location in
the centre of the village. Parking was a problem tho - it was difficult to unload because of yellow lines and although we were promised a garage for one small car this proved impossible to access. Two parking permits would be useful.
Lovely bedrooms, kitchen and lounge. All equipment you could need. Great views.Holiday slightly spoiled by the guests downstairs complaining about noise - at the time (about 8pm) we were eating our evening meal with no TV or music on so we felt a little aggrieved!
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