A Beautiful, Arts and Crafts Retreat in The Heart of Romantic Grasmere

Nestled in a quiet backwater of romantic Grasmere, White Gables is a fine example of an Arts and Crafts property just oozing original features, character, and the unquestionable charm of the era. Beautifully presented with much attention to detail throughout, White Gables is an incredibly special retreat, a place to spend precious time with your loved ones and create wonderful holiday memories together.

Set against a backdrop of glorious scenery, Grasmere is a walker’s paradise; from the lower slopes of Silver How and Helm Crag to the heights of the Fairfield Horseshoe, the commanding views, so inspirational to the Victorian poets, remain incredible to this day. Do pay a visit to Dove Cottage, now part of the Wordsworth Museum and sample the world-famous Grasmere Gingerbread, the perfect sustenance for those walkers and cyclists among you.

Several interesting gift shops and renowned galleries are on hand from where to purchase a memento of your trip, the Heaton Cooper Studio being a favourite of ours and if you’re looking for a venue for a celebration dinner, the highly acclaimed Jumble Room is a must – be sure to book in advance of your stay to avoid disappointment.


Stunning Features are Married with Traditional Comfort and Style

Within strides of the village centre, White Gables has a beautiful, covered entrance porch leading into an impressive living and dining space with notable vaulted ceiling, glorious Inglenook with open fireplace and cosy bench seating to the side. A wealth of solid wood adorns the room and French doors lead out from here to the cottage style garden. A contemporary kitchen is very well fitted, complete with a small breakfast bar for casual breakfasts or lunches. A utility beyond here houses the laundry facilities and provides further access to the outside – it’s also a great spot for the dog bed!

The first of the two bedrooms sit on the ground floor, a delightful twin with striking soft furnishings and access to a separate shower room with basin and WC. On the first floor sits a superb double bedroom displaying interesting wood features of the era with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment over a corner bath, basin and WC.

Outside there’s parking for 3 cars and a delightful garden with furniture provided. Although enclosed, please don’t assume the grounds are ‘dog proof’ and do keep your dogs on a lead, thank you.

Ground Floor

  • Lounge dining room – Open fireplace, TV and DVD
  • Kitchen / Utility
  • Bedroom 1 – Twin bedroom
  • Shower room – Shower, basin and WC

First Floor

  • Bedroom 2 – Double bedroom
  • En-suite Bathroom – Corner bath and shower attachment


  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • 2 well behaved pets welcome*
  • Open fire with an initial supply of fuel provided – more available to purchase locally
  • Wi-Fi
  • iPod dock, CD player and Bluetooth speaker
  • USB points throughout the house
  • Gas central heating
  • Air dryer in utility room
  • There is a coffee machine in the property which requires ground coffee
  • Beautiful private garden with picnic table and BBQ area
  • The garden is private but not secure – *dogs should be kept on a lead



  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bed Type

  • Double Bed
  • Single Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room
  • Twin Room


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Retreats for

  • Family


  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Parking

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 29 reviews.

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  • Brian says:

    Really nice house. Thank you for the welcome pack. Rained all week but still a beautiful place!

  • Phil and Thea says:

    7th time in Grasmere at New Year and first visit to White Gables. All agreed the best house yet! Thank you for the welcome gifts and for a wonderful home! We will book again. Thank you

  • Phil and Thea says:

    Lovely Christmas break! Cottage very clean and warm. Thank you

  • Mike + Linda says:

    Our second stay at White Gables. We’ve had a lovely holiday; great weather, lovely walks. Thanks for the welcome pack of delicious goodies. You have an excellent holiday home here.

  • Gary, Nicky + Jasper, Guy + Alice says:

    Perfect… Location, house, weather! very sad to leave, but thankful for making our holiday wonderful

  • Carrie, Alex, Seb + Jem says:

    We had a wonderful time. Great walking so close!!

  • Dawn & Michael says:

    Great town, great time!

  • Emily, Tim, Paul, & Teresa with dogs Bruce & Nelson says:

    Lovely week in this super cottage. Welcome gifts well received thank you

  • Andy & Dom says:

    Outstanding yet again…

  • Steve, Helen, Danielle, Sam + Boris dog says:

    Lovely cottage + so clean! Welcome gifts were a delightful touch!

  • Ken & Dawn says:

    Our 3rd stay here, thanks. Great cottage & location. Weather too hot almost for walking!!!

  • Simon & Charmaine says:

    Wonderful location and lovely cottage. Relaxing week walking. Thank you

  • Carl says:

    Perfect Art and Craft magic. I would like to live here so if the owners ever want to sell! Lovely house bang in the centre of Grasmere . Could not want for anything else.

  • Nicky says:

    Perfect…. location, house weather! Very sad to leave, but thank you for making our holiday wonderful

  • Seb says:

    We had a wonderful time. Great walking so close!!

  • Dawn says:

    Great weather, great place, great town, great times!

  • Matthew & Amber says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed our first stay at White Gables. Such a beautiful comfortable home. Perfectly situated.

  • The Maws says:

    A lovely view its amazing at Christmas. It’s a delightful cosy place.

  • Jan & Paul says:

    Thank you for your kindness. Another fab welcome at White Gables – first class in every way.

  • Ashley, Andy, Jonathan & Monique says:

    First time at White Gables. Loved it. Will def return. Comfortable relaxing and beautiful.

  • Pete & Julie says:

    Quite simply beautiful. Quiet, picturesque, easy access and everything we needed.

  • Christopher says:

    Beautiful house, convenient location. We loved the oak panelling and fireplace in the living room.

  • Kay says:

    Really beautiful house with spacious well furnished and decorated living/dining room. Very useful areas – laundry room, spacious hall, cloak room – make holidaying easier as there is enough space for your stuff. Comfy beds and sumptuous linen. Really lovely place to stay over Christmas- Christmas decorations and tree made it very festive. Thank you.

  • Phil says:

    White Gable’s is a lovely little cottage, tucked away in the ever-stunning Grasmere. Close to everything you could ever need, I would gladly recommend this well equipped listing for a needed getaway break

  • Pauline says:

    Our third stay at White Gables, had a lovely week and fantastic weather for walking! We love this cottage and intend to return. thank you!

  • Heather says:

    First stay at White Gables & will definitely stay again. Everything you need and very comfortable. Thank you it was lovely.

  • Paul & Linda says:

    Another good holiday at White Gables. Lots of excellent walks from the cottage. Good meals at The Yan!

  • Paula & Family says:

    A wonderful first visit to White Gables one of many to come hopefully! Wonderful, comfortable property and lovely outside space to enjoy the great weather we had!

  • Stephen & Family says:

    Our third stay here and it continues to be fantastic as ever. Perfect location, well equipped, comfortable with the added extra of the outdoor space to enjoy the sunshine & a glass (or two) of wine! Thank you for a home away from home

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