Self-Catering Lake District Cottages - Enjoy in the Heart of the Lakes

Here at Heart of the Lakes we offer you a fine selection of Lake District cottages sleeping from just two up to the largest sleeping ten. Whatever time of year you choose to stay you will find one of our self-catering cottages in the Lake District that fits the bill. Our Lake District cottages come in all shapes and sizes with a range of quality to suit every taste and pocket. Locations vary from village centre to remote and rural but all are in the most sought after parts of the National Park.

Many of our guests return year after year to their favourite cottages in the Lake District so, if this is your first visit to the Lake District, we hope you will enjoy exploring our website to maybe find your own favourite cottage in which to enjoy many delightful holidays.

The area abounds in places to visit, beautiful scenery, lakes and mountains, wonderful food, country pubs, pretty villages, lake cruises and boat hire. In fact there is so much to do that you may not have time to fit it all in... but make the most of your busy days out and return to your comfortable Lake District cottage to relax and plan your next activity.

Every holiday booked with Heart of the Lakes includes free Leisure Club membership in the price - a facility much enjoyed by our guests. Many of our Lake District cottages are pet friendly and most are family friendly. Don't miss our fine selection of luxury cottages in the Lake District for couples, perfect for that romantic break or just simply for a relaxing getaway at any time of the year.

If you have any queries please do contact us for individual attention. Our expert booking staff will be able to answer any questions to make sure that you choose the most perfect spot your holiday in one of our delightful Lake District cottages.

Fairy Glen


  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Facility Rating 5
  • Pets Welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Short breaks
  • Character Features
  • Log Burner or Fire
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Views
  • Wordsworth Leisure Club

Where is Fairy Glen?

Swan Lane, Grasmere, AMBLESIDE, Cumbria, LA22 9RH

Information about Fairy Glen

Property ref: 7064

We are sure you will love Fairy Glen - a delightfully spacious and characterful family home in an ideal location on the edge of picturesque Grasmere village. Built in the mid 19thC the property has been sympathetically updated whilst retaining many original features and is sure to please anyone looking for a larger holiday home for either an extended family or a number of couples wishing to stay together. There is much to do in the immediate area and no need to use the car on a daily basis with shops and local services just along the road, plenty of eating places and various  good pubs  close by you will have all your day to day needs on hand. Walks from the door are too many to mention with both rambles and high level peaks accessible.
Grasmere makes a splendid base for a holiday in any season and is always sought after being right in the heart of the lakes. Make sure you visit the Wordsworth museum and Dove Cottage and see the local churchyard where Wordsworth is buried. Rowing boats are available on Grasmere Lake in season - beautiful for a picnic on a sunny day.

Accommodation: The house is on three floors. Front door entrance with room for jackets and boots leads into the welcoming hallway with rooms to either side. The main sitting room to the left has plenty of comfy seating and an impressive wood burner to keep you cosy on the coldest nights (Flat screen TV and free wi-fi). To the right of the hallway is the open plan kitchen/dining room with bay window, open fire and TV. Extra comfy seating makes this a very sociable space, perfect for family gathering, relaxed dining and socialising. The rear hallway beyond the kitchen has a separate utility room, store room and more hanging space. Back door to small rear yard.

The first floor has four bedrooms, three doubles all have character brass bedsteads and stylish en-suite shower rooms whilst the twin has use of the family shower room on the split landing. All bedrooms have good views to fells and village. The master bedroom with king-sized brass bed is on the top floor with feature beams, some sloping roof lines, dressing area and an en-suite with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and wc.

Fairy Glen has a welcoming feel with lots of home comforts, original stripped floors with rugs, stylish modern bathrooms throughout and gas central heating.

Outside: Private parking for three cars. Enclosed front garden with lawn,mature shrubs and trees and with steps to the front door and patio area.  Village centre 5 minute walk (approx.)

2 dogs by arrangement * non-smoking * duvets/beds made up * towels included * gas range cooker ( extra cooker also in utility room)  * dishwasher * microwave * fridge/freezer * washer * tumble dryer * gas central heating an hot water * gas and elec. included * logs and coal for fires available locally * free wi-fi * cot and high chair to order * garden furniture * parking for 3 cars * Wordsworth Hotel Leisure Club for 6 persons included *

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What our guests say

  • I really enjoyed my stay here in this little cottage. The cottage is brilliant, many thanks for a wonderful week for me and my family.

    / Grisedale Cottage
  • We've had a fantastic week. The children enjoyed the space and the garden. We enjoyed the relaxed home from home.

    / Orchard House
  • A lovely week in a perfect situation. Suited us very well.




    / The Toffee Loft
  • If this is "home from home", I am going home to set fire to our home.  Very happy with everything and very clean.   Thank you.

    / The Granary
  • A superbly well equipped and comfortable house with lots to keep kids and adults alike amused.

    / Gillercombe
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely house.  Its very homely and very clean. The location is just right to walk into Keswick

    / Little Hallgarth
  • Another lovely week in a lovely cottage. Thank you.

    / Bank Foot
  • 4th or 5th time here. Brilliant comfortable and warm cottage. Better than any we have tried elsewhere in UK, France, Italy etc. We have had a wonderful time - great walks, even good weather and very cosy in the winter.

    / Loughrigg
  • A most enjoyable stay. The apartment was very comfortable.

    / Swallowdale
  • The best of many accommodations we have taken over 30 years. Thank you.

    / Gillercombe
  • Great cottage in a lovely location. Fab views. Facilities were second to none. We will definitely return.

    / Old Mill Cottage
  • Leaving today, would love to stay longer. A cosy cottage in a wonderful location.

    / Cringol Cottage
  • Once again we have enjoyed our stay in this lovely house. Plenty of walks good food and outings.

    / Rawfell
  • Our second stay here, a lovely cottage. Can't wait to return.

    / High Fold
  • A lovely house with everything you need for a great holiday. Thank you. So nice not to use the cars when going for walks.

    / Fairy Glen
  • The standard of accommodation is excellent, very comfortable and ideally laid out for two couples.

    / Woodside
  • Enjoyed our week at Four Seasons & our walks every day.

    / Four Seasons Cottage
  • If you ever consider selling the cottage please can we have first refusal! Perfectly equipped and great décor.

    / Wren Cottage
  • We have had an excellent stay in Skiddaw and found everyone to be very welcoming and helpful. we'll be back.

    / Skiddaw
  • Second stay this year, another fantasic week in the lovely Loughrigg Suite.  Back in May.

    / Loughrigg Suite
  • We've had a lovely week and very much enjoyed the beautiful well located Fairy Glen. 

    / Fairy Glen
  • Fabulous House, amazing location, invigorating hikes from the door. Thanks hope to return again.

    / Fairy Glen
  • A lovely house with everything you need for a great holiday. Thank you. So nice not to use the cars when going for walks.

    / Fairy Glen
  • Second great visit, certainly won't be the last. 

    / Fairy Glen
  • Great weekend , Great location, Great company, will come again soon.

    / Fairy Glen
  • Another great week end in the lakes, The house great, Location the best for everything you want to do. See you again.

    / Fairy Glen
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