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Tanner Croft Cottage

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972385)

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    • “Lovely cottage”
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    • “We stayed at Tanner Croft in November 2017 we had a lovely week their lovely cottage with everything you need in the cottage and lovely views looking out of the window looking at sheep .carnt wat to stay at Tanner again”

    A TripAdvisor Member, December 2017

    • “Simply Brilliant”
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    • “We have just enjoyed another fine holiday in the Lake District, in the best accomodation we have had in our numerous stays in this wonderful area. Tanner Cottage has been sympathetically restored by the owner (Sheila), and provided us with a better location than we could possibly have hoped for. Set back from the centre of Grasmere, behind a small field,(full of spring lambs), it was very quiet, but as you can imagine, very handy for access to all area's and superb walks right from the front door. Our car moved only once all week! The fixtures and fittings are well thought out, we wanted for nothing. Many items were provided by it's thoughtful owner to make our stay as comfortable as we thank Sheila for providing top class accomodation at a very reasonable price. It is also worth noting that we booked this cottage through 'Lakes Holiday Cottages' who are always wonderfully effecient and very helpful, which is more than can be said of other larger holiday cottage firms in the Lake District.”

    Grayray39, York, United Kingdom, May 2015

    • “Simply great!”
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    • “This was our second stay this year at Tanner Croft. This is a very well appointed and comfortable cottage with its own parking (a real bonus in Grasmere). Coming back to a proper fire after a day walking cannot be beaten! The location is ideal. The village centre is a 1-2 min walk away, but with a field between this and the cottage, we never noticed the weekend groups. Grasmere itself is a good base for exploring the lakes with easy access to the north and south of the region. There are also plenty of good walks to be had from the doorstep, meaning the car has a holiday as well. This cottage would be our first choice for when we come back to the Lakes.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Wiltshire, December 2013

    • “The perfect cottage in the perfect location”
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    • “Anexcellent cottage that was very well equipped. The drying room was extrememly useful due to the weather during the week we had the cottage. Very cosy ,warm and comfortable. After a good days walking you could easily cook a meal or alternatively take a very short walk to a number of eating houses. Avoid the Red Lion for food !”

    Mike Bodington, Berkshire, October 2013

    • “Quiet, Cosy and Very Comfortable”
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    • “A cosy warm cottage with all you can wish for to make your stay in the Lake District perfect. Very central within a short walk of the shops, restaurants and the bus stop if you wish to leave the car behind. Lovely walks straight from the back door. A warm welcome received from the owner.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Kings Lynn, October 2013

    • “Perfect Cottage”
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    • “Loved the Cottage. Comfortable Beds. Loved the log fire. Kitchen had all you needed. Perfect location. Village has very nice bars and restaurants a short walk away. Regular public transport to all parts of the Lakes a short walk from the dottage.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newcastle, October 2013

    • “Lovely cottage in a great location”
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    • “This cottage is near the centre of Grasmere whilst being quietly located up a lane leading out of the village towards the hills. For us this was ideal being 5 minutes from the village ammenities whilst feeling like we were well and truely away from it all. The cottage is a fairly small/cosy building looking out onto fields and Grasmere village in the distance. Its well furnished and presented with most things you could want. The only appliance it was short of was a dishwasher - not an issue for us in anyway I have to say. The owner was friendly and helpful and we really couldn't fault the service we received. We had a lovely few days staying here and I wouldn't hesitate to book this cottage again or recommend it to a friend.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Glasgow, March 2013

    • “Just about the best holiday cottage we've stayed in!”
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    • “Having self-catered for the last 15 years, Tanner Croft in Grasmere rates as one of the best! Lovely and clean and a great mix of old and new with lots of character and love - everything we needed plus lots of literature/books etc. The location couldn't be better, central but on a quiet no-through road with parking. In front of the cottage was a field with sheep allowing views across to the hills with an area for sitting out (and drinks!) before walking just 200 yards or so to the village. The booking service (and directions etc) from Cottage Holiday Group was great, as was Sheila who was just a phone call away if needed in the village. There was no negative for me and my hubby, yes the shower lacked a bit of power which i've seen mentioned elsewhere but who really cares! This was our first actual stay in Grasmere with lots of new walks and eateries and we'll be back!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, North Wales, March 2013

    • “Cosy home fromhome in the most beautiful setting, wish it was ou”
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    • “We had a fantastic holiday, a visit from Sheila the owner exceeded our expectations, what a lovely lady. The cottage has everything you could possibly need including great storage, often a bug bear of mine, to hide all our 'stuff'. Sheila was a great source of local intelligence as she lives in the village, recommending places to eat and visit. Highly recommended.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, York, December 2012

    • “Clean, homely and lovely cottage”
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    • “This was a lovely cottage to stay in. Very very clean, all home comforts, everything that you need in self catering. 2 double bedrooms, but 2nd one a little smaller, but still decent size. Small garden to the front, pity the green at the side isnt with this cottage, but didnt spoil our stay. Very quiet, but central for the village of grasmere and their many walks.”

    Debbie H, York, September 2012

    • “Excellent throughout”
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    • “Lovely cottage everything we needed / good location / good walks suited all abilities from walks around lakes to hill walking. Buses exspensive / no big supermakets close by.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Wrexham, June 2012

    • “lovely cottage in a lovely place”
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    • “nice welcome from landlady, thorough explanation of everything in the house, local ameneties, etc. house was really cosy and had everything you'd need. Grasmere was a good place to be central - plenty of local walking with amazing views.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Nottingham, May 2012

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    • “A wonderful cottage in an ideal location-we will definitely return. Only a couple of points - we had a power cut and could not find any candles,only a torch with the batteries almost run down. A washer drier would be a good addition as there is nowhere to hang clothes outside and in wet weather we ended up with wet clothes on all the radiators. One other item would be a baking sheet! Apart from that it was perfect!”

    Mrs Wilkinson, Norwich, September 2018

    • “The location is brilliant - it was lovely to be away from the road and have parking. The rooms were large and light. The beds were comfortable and the shower was excellent. Well equipped kitchen that had most items we needed. Some feedback for you: The floors hadn't been cleaned that well. There was no washing up liquid provided. Only 3 cereal-sized bowls. A cow appeared in the field that you overlook mid-week and it's amazing how noisy they are - from 6am and through to nearly midnight :(”

    Mrs Frisby, Royston, August 2018

    • “Lovely cottage in a great location. Equipment all good. Dishwasher and tumble dryer would be useful. A few cobwebs around the place so would only give 9/10 for cleanliness but this didn't detract from the time we spent at Tanner Croft. Car parking a problem if there are 2 cars.......municipal car parks expensive. Have graded it 'Met expectations' only because we have used the cottage before......on a first visit it would have exceeded expectations.”

    Mr Suckling, Colchester, June 2018

    • “Cottage wasn't cleaned properly. Quite a few cobwebs ! Have been on many many cottage holidays and this was the least welcoming. No tea , milk , welcome pack. This was not the end of the world but it would have been nice to be able to make a cup of tea and feel welcome after a long journey. As I said every other cottage we've stayed in at least had a pint of milk and some tea bags.”

    Mrs Radley, Shefford, August 2018

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  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
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The Property

Tanner Croft is a delightful cottage situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Grasmere. The cottage which sleeps four, has a cosy wood burning stove which is ideal for the cold winter evenings. Tanner Croft is an ideal base from which to explore both the northern and southern Lake District.
Located in the centre of the picturesque village of Grasmere, Tanner Croft Cottage sleeps four and is ideal for two couples looking to enjoy a peaceful break away. Its cosy wood burning stone is perfect for the cold winter nights.
Grasmere is located at the northern tip of Grasmere Lake and has a variety of tearooms, restaurants and traditional village pubs making it perfect for those looking for a relaxing holiday. With an abundance of high and low walks straight from your door, Grasmere is ideally based to enjoy a walking holiday. Keswick is a fifteen minute drive away and is also on the main bus route so you can leave your car behind whilst exploring the Lake District.
Grasmere is the home of the world famous Grasmere Gingerbread which is a 'must try' during your stay, the original shop is located next to St Oswald's church and was once the school for the village, The Heaton Cooper Art Gallery and Dove Cottage which was once home to William Wordsworth helps makes Grasmere a popular holiday destination at any time of year for young and old alike there really is something to suit everybody.
Tanner Croft Cottage is a traditional Lakeland stone built cottage and is full of charm and character, located within a few minutes walk from the main bus stop, meaning you can leave your car behind and be within easy reach of Ambleside and Keswick.
The cottage is gas centrally heated and comprises:

Lounge/dining room with wood burning stove, TV, DVD player and freeview.
Kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.

First floor: Double bedroom.
Twin bedroom.
Bathroom with shower cubicle, bath, hand basin and WC.
Separate WC.

All gas, electric, bed linen and initial supply of wood and coal included.
Towels are provided.
Cot available.
Free wi-fi available.
Private parking for 1 car.
Small patio and garden with seating.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC. Separate additional cloakroom with WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area.


  • Gas central heating and wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, WiFi, TV with Freeview, DVD player
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels are provided
  • Cot available
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Gravelled garden area with patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub and shop 2 mins walk
  • Note: Max 4 adults.

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