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Bakers Rest Cottage

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972230)

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    • “Spacious cottage in lovely location”
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    • “We had a really nice week: the cottage is lovely and surprisingly spacious so, whilst we were lucky with the weather, shouldn't feel too cramped if you end up stuck indoors. The location is idyllic, in a lovely little village with a few sights and amenities and some great walks on your doorstep, as well as easy driving distance from bigger towns and other parts of the Lakes. The parking situation has been discussed elsewhere: one car does need to be fairly small to manoeuvre into the garage but we were able to pick up an extra permit for the third car we had with us for a few days very easily.”

    Satyrica, London, June 2016

    • “Perfect!”
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    • “We rented Bakers Rest for our family/wedding guests as we were getting married at The Wordsworth Hotel around the corner. The photos for this cottage do not do it justice. it was huge! We had 8 guests stay and there was plenty of space for everyone. No one could fault it! Close to all that Grasmere has to offer. Excellent value for money :)”

    Michelle R, Ayr, United Kingdom, April 2014

    • “Fantastic”
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    • “Very nice, everything in order, just could you please inform prospective guests that there will not be towels available, I know many people might know this but for first timers it can prove a little problems, having said that if anyone is ever stuck in that situation, the pharmacy which is 2 minutes walk have towels, or you might be interested in travel towels sold in hiking/camping shops.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stockton-on-Tees, April 2014

    • “Brilliant”
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    • “Just had a superb weekend at this cottage. A well equipped kitchen which was roomy enough to host several cooks was just the start of it. 4 cracking en-suite bedrooms, all said the beds were very comfy, some even wanted to take them home! Nice sized living area and comfortable for the cottage at full capacity Will certainly try and stay there again. Could live there. Can't rate it highly enough!”

    Boothy333, Ossett, United Kingdom, March 2014

    • “Fantastic family long weekend break”
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    • “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 .”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Chester, December 2013

    • “Great location, clean, well presented, spacious - Loved it!!!”
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    • “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!!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Buckingham, September 2013

    • “Excellent as usual”
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    • “We had an excellent time in Grasmere again this year. Baker's Rest is an excellent high class property in a very central location to the centre and some good walks. We travelled with two young children this year and the property acted as a great base of operations. It has excellent facilities. It is situated right next door to an excellent restaurant that we visited twice after arranging a local baby sitting service. We will definitely be back next year.”

    SteveTwiglet, Nottingham, United Kingdom, September 2013

    • “Total comfort in a peaceful setting!”
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    • “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”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Poulton Le Fylde, February 2013

    • “Brilliant Bakers Rest”
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    • “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.”

    Ronnie Davies, Wirral, December 2012

    • “Luxury for 8 in centre of Grasmere”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, North Lincolnshire, May 2012

    • “Modern comfortable accommodation in a great location”
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    • “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 FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Portsmouth, January 2012

    • “Lovely, modern and spacious”
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    • “After attempting to book a one night stay in Grasmere at a hotel for a birthday celebration, I opted for booking the Bakers Rest which was cheaper! Hotels in the area were requiring a 2 night stay. This is a 3 storey, spacious apartment with en suites in all 4 bedrooms. A lovely lounge which is pictured with double sofa's, wide screen TV, Wifi and dining table. Lovely modern kitchen with all the usual mod cons. Towels are provided and there are 2 car parking passes for the nearby garden centre car park. You can unload the car(s) at the door and then park up after. Fantastic location, right in the centre of the village. Would definitely go back.”

    Andrew H, Manchester UK, March 2018

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    • “I think you should point out that the stairs to the two upstairs bedrooms are extremely steep and the ceilings are sloping (bumped my head a few times). We were fine with the stairs but other people could find them difficult.”

    Mrs Good, Louth, October 2018

    • “Great house we have been to 4 times now. It is well-equipped and in a good location for walking from Grasmere. Only issues this time were the toilets on the top floor not flushing properly, which has been a problem since about 2014.”

    Mr May, Bestwood Village, October 2018

    • “Great location, well equipped, comfortable beds. Clean and well presented. WiFi was very poor when it worked (mostly it didn’t) but that isn’t why you come to the Lakes! There is no outside space, but a beautiful beer Garden 1 minute away. Brilliant walks start at the doorstep. I would definitely come back here. Thank you.”

    Mr Bayliss, Brighton, July 2018

    • “Bakers Rest was the perfect cottage for us. We all had our own room with ensuite bathroom and plenty of room in the kitchen to cook a nice meal. The house was spotlessly clean and very welcoming. The correspondence with Sykes Cottages was always very clear. We will definitely book through Sykes again, it was very stress-free. All in all we had the most wonderful holiday!!”

    Mrs Ambuhl, Wohlen, July 2018

    • “Excellent holiday at Baker Rest. The property was excellent and fully met our expectations. The only negative would be the stairs to the first floor which were verging on vertical and would not suit young children”

    Mr Mclellan, Durham, April 2018

    • “Good property, but would be good to be provided with basics eg. Soap, cleaning products, tea, coffee, sugar etc. For the price of the property, would have expected these basic essentials to be provided.”

    Mr Camp, London, February 2018

    • “So grateful for Sam’s persistence and assistance when our boiler stopped working on New Years Eve - from talking me through an attempt at restarting it to bringing electric heaters out and getting a plumber in on New Years Day - exemplary customer service. Thank you! Also we love the new decor and the cottage is much better equipped than previously. One thing more would help, new under cupboard lights in the kitchen. We’ve already booked for next year. It’s become a regular New Year feature”

    Ms Moody, Winchester, December 2017

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The Property

Bakers Rest Cottage 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 gingerbread 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 Cottage 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.

Note: This property accepts arrivals on Monday & Friday only.


Over first and second floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor king-size double with an en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x first floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin with an en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and electric fire.


  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot on request
  • Permit parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 minute walk
  • Note: Steep staircase up to the second floor

Regional Information

GRASMERE 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:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Note: This property accepts arrivals on Monday & Friday only.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.