Cosy Hideaway For Two in The Heart of Romantic Grasmere

Poet’s Corner is just a stone’s throw from Dove Cottage on the edge of Grasmere village, close to the lake and the perfect location for enjoying a wealth of wonderful walking for all abilities with Easedale Tarn, Silver How and Helm Crag all within striking distance. Set in a quiet conservation area with no passing traffic, the very aptly named Poet’s Corner provides a cosy, comfortable retreat for two and your dog; enjoy a morning cuppa in the secluded patio before heading out for a day exploring the fells and upon your return, curl up in front of the wood-burning stove whilst taking in the views towards Silver How and planning the next day’s adventure.

Romantic Grasmere continues to provide great inspiration to many writers and artists as it has done throughout the ages; the local fell range provides a glorious backdrop to this traditional Lakeland village and a circular walk around the shores of Grasmere lake offers breathtaking views and the opportunity to really get ‘back to nature’. The annual Rushbearing, traditional Grasmere Sports and Show still take place every summer attracting locals and visitors alike, quite a spectacle in the village calendar and as you’d expect, the village is well stocked with interesting galleries and tea rooms to while away a few hours. Despite its size, Grasmere boasts some fine, award-winning restaurants including The Jumble Room, The Yan’s Bistro and the Michelin starred Forestside for that special occasion dinner.


Charming, Characterful Cottage Retreat For A Couple And Your Dog

Enter from the secluded courtyard and step through the full height patio doors and into a traditional farmhouse kitchen and dining area with solid beech floors and wooden units housing a double oven, gas hob, fridge with small freezer box, microwave, coffee machine and washer/dryer. Stairs from the hallway lead to the first floor where you’ll find an inviting lounge with a glorious wood-burning stove set beneath a solid oak beam and window looking out towards Silver Howe. The deep cushioned seating is ideal for snuggling up together and watching a film on the SMART TV or listening to your holiday playlist on the Sonos speaker. The double bedroom has a Victorian brass bedstead with a comfortable mattress dressed in quality linens and antique pine furniture whilst the adjacent shower room is neatly presented with a cubicle, basin and WC.

Outside, there’s a private and secluded courtyard with table and chairs, and ample space for you to securely store your bikes and outdoor equipment – Note, this area is lockable but open to the elements.

Parking is by way of permit on the nearby LDNPA car park at Stock Lane, a short walk from the cottage. You can pull up close by to unload.

Ground Floor:

  • Entrance via patio doors into the farmhouse dining kitchen with boot and shoe dryer
  • Dining kitchen – with double oven, gas hob, microwave, slow cooker, coffee machine, washer/dryer, dishwasher and fridge with freezer compartment
  • Door from the hallway to the outside shared passageway

First Floor:

  • Lounge with deep-cushioned sofas arranged around the wood-burning stove – initial supply of fuel provided – SMART TV
  • Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with brass antique bed, antique pine furniture and view out towards Dove Cottage
  • Neat shower room with cubicle, basin and WC


  • Charming cottage set in the very heart of romantic Grasmere
  • All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels provided
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • Wood-burning stove with an initial supply of fuel provided
  • WiFi
  • Lavazza coffee machine – initial supply of capsules provided
  • Sonos speaker
  • Double bedroom
  • Shower room
  • Parking is by way of permit on the nearby LDNPA car park at Stock Lane, a short walk from the cottage. You can pull up close by to unload.
  • Well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no travel cot and highchair but guests are welcome to bring their own
  • Secluded and secure courtyard with furniture provided – safe for bikes and outdoor gear
  • Friday changeover
  • No Smoking


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Bike Storage
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Traditional

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bed Type

  • Double Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room


  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • Pet Friendly


  • Shower


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 17 reviews.

Respond to Poet’s Corner

  • Susan Reid says:

    Lovely cottage in a great location. Well equipped and very comfortable – although there is quite a draught on the stairs up from the kitchen to the bedroom and sitting area. The log burner is out of commission – I wasn’t informed of this when I booked so wouldn’t have bothered to bring logs if I’d known. The (often full) car park is a short walk away – but this can seem quite far when the Lake District rain falls!

    • It’s so great to see you enjoyed your time at Poet’s Corner it is a fantastic property. We’re so sorry nobody was in touch in regard to the log burner, we have the work booked in for January to have it recommissioned. Lakeland Retreats

  • Gill says:

    Poet’s Corner is small but cosy and fine for a couple. Good location for walking to Grasmere and nice dog walks straight from the door. Car parking is in local public car park about 5 minutes walk away. We couldn’t get parked here (no spaces) after going out one day so had to drive around looking for somewhere else then we had to move the car back to the public car park later. Bed is very comfortable but sofa is hard as it is a sofa-bed. Shower is a bit weak and kept falling out of the holder. Kitchen is well equipped. Little courtyard is pretty and very handy for letting the dog out for a wee. Nice selection of books, particularly dog walking guides.

  • Oliver says:

    We had an amazing stay at Poet’s Corner, such a wonderful location, the perfect base to explore from, but also so cosy and well appointed that it was a home-from-home for us. Really appreciated the parking permit for Stock Lane, was very handy and only a short walk from the cottage. Everything was so nice inside and out, really clean and comfortable, we would highly recommend staying here!

  • Martin says:

    Great place to stay 2 minutes walk into Grasmere and plenty of local walks to do on the door step. I did the Fred Whitton Challenge and only had to walk over the road to start.

  • Alex says:

    Poet’s Corner is a perfect location for picturesque walks around the near by lakes, tarns & mountains. It is a comfortable retreat only a few moments walk from the centre of Grasmere. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Ian says:

    We stayed here over the Bank Holiday weekend, The Poets Corner is a beautiful Cottage which has everything you could need for a getaway in the lakes. The location is superb, and its a 5 minute walk in to Grasmere and ideally placed to get around the whole region. The views are amazing all round. We will come back.

  • George says:

    Cosy, comfortable and very well located base from which to enjoy Grasmere and the surrounding attractions. Plan to return some day.

  • Martin says:

    Great place to stay 2 minutes walk into Grasmere and plenty of local walks to do on the door step. I did the Fred Whitton Challenge and only had to walk over the road to start.

  • David says:

    We had a lovely stay at Poets Corner and it was a really good base for walking and sightseeing. There are some great walks from the doorstep and Grasmere is such a picture perfect place with some great places to eat. Would definitely recommend staying at Poets.

  • David says:

    This place is a little treasure. Great central location and very comfortable – perfect for a week of hiking. Will definitely be coming back.

  • James says:

    A very comfortable stay in a great location

  • Kate says:

    We enjoyed a couples Christmas at the beautiful Poets Corner literally across the lane from Wordsworths Dove Cottage in the tiny hamlet of Grasmere’s Townend. Lakeland Retreats has decorated it beautifully for Christmas including a tree! A bottle of fizz welcomed us and we had a lovely few days in the cosy cottage tucked away from the world but within a few steps of the lake and wonderful walking in the fells. The well equipped and sparkling clean kitchen enabled us to rustle up our Christmas dinner and we loved relaxing in the comfortable lounge reading books provided. After some serious fell walking from the door it was lovely to snuggle up and sleep so well in the sumptuous bed! There was even an electric boot drier! The perfect break in a perfect cottage, thank you Lakeland Retreats!

  • Maggie says:

    This little cottage is full of love .. we stayed here this Christmas.. lovely little tree .. warm and clean .. would definitely return ❤️

  • Danny says:

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Poet’s Corner. It was the perfect location for us to relax and enjoy some quiet time in the village of Grasmere, but also a great base to head out to surrounding villages/towns/lakes to explore! We travelled out of season (end of November) so there were many cafes/shops that were closed – but this didn’t limit us at all. Enough places remained open, and in fact the out-of-season period likely made for a quieter break without busy crowds. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing break away with all the comforts of home.

  • Emma says:

    Good Afternoon,

    It was lovely feedback as follows.
    Fantastic updates to the cottage on this return. New additions into kitchen cupboards crockery pans etc. Pictures and tv updates which was fantastic. WiFi would be a fantastic addition to plan walks etc. We love the cottage and will be returning for a 5th time – as of 11th November – WiFi now installed.

  • Mr Groves says:

    “We stayed at ‘Poets Corner’, Grasmere for a week recently and really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is snug, well appointed and very clean. The managing agents, Lakeland Retreats (LR) were highly efficient with a swift and efficient booking process and confirmations etc., and during our stay. The previous occupants had inadvertently removed the parking permit, which was rectified by LR as swiftly as was possible in the circumstances. Likewise, a mechanical fault with the heating was responded to immediately and fixed. I am happy to recommend Lakeland Retreats to both guests and prospective landlords, alike.” RG – November 2021

  • Claire says:

    5 stars for this super little cottage in a fantastic location to explore Grasmere and surrounding areas. Everything was top quality and so clean in the cottage. And really lovely little touches for the dog, including biscuits, blankets and bowls which he loved! Highly recommended by us – we will definitely be back. Thank you for a lovely stay!

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