Le Tholonet

Guests - FROM £701
(4.9 out of 5) based on 15 reviews
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The entrance, reached up three external steps welcomes you into a long hallway off where lies the splendid social living areas comprising the lounge dining room, light, bright and spacious with large picture windows to gaze out upon the view. Patio doors lead out to the extensive and sunny balcony with ample furniture for you all to sit together and take in the sights and sounds of the location.

The well-fitted breakfast kitchen is equipped with everything you’ll need to cook up a hearty meal including that all-important dishwasher. There’s a second, quaint sitting room down a couple of steps from the hallway with a second TV and DVD, handy if you fancy some me time to read your novel or listen to some music. Back up these steps to the twin bedroom, a pretty room with wonderful views which has Jack and Jill access to the bathroom with shower over the bath, basin and WC, also accessible from the landing.

Head up the stairs to the first floor where you’ll find the master King-size bedroom, formerly the owner’s studio with a pitched roof and large picture windows (yes, the views are amazing) with an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath, basin and WC. A further double with great views has a useful washbasin.

Outside, the large gardens, laid mostly to lawn, are awash with seasonal colour with strategically placed furniture to sit and take in the view. The large balcony accessed from the lounge will be utilised at every opportunity and also has sufficient furniture for all of your party.

Off-road parking is available for three cars but do note; the drive up to the property is quite steep so take care with low sided vehicles in the winter months.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking

Retreats For

  • Family
  • Adventure


  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Bath


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote
  • Central to town
Sorry no dogs allowed
Layout & Access


  • Entrance hall
  • Lounge Dining Room with TV, DVD, hi-fi, electric fire and patio doors out onto the balcony
  • Breakfast Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Folk Art second sitting room with TV and DVD and dual aspect views of the valley.
  • Twin bedroom (Please note; to access this bedroom you do need to go down some steps and up another set to get to this room on the ground level)
  • Bathroom with Jack and Jill access to the twin bedroom or landing with shower over bath, basin and WC


  • Master king-size bedroom, formerly the owner’s studio with a pitched roof and large windows with en-suite shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Double bedroom with washbasin


  • Detached split level house for six
  • Three bedrooms and two bathrooms
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • WiFi
  • Off-road parking for three cars at the top of the steep drive
  • Large garden and balcony with furniture provided
  • Sorry, no pets or smokers
  • Children over 10 years of age welcome
  • Sorry, no travel cot or highchair available
  • Saturday changeover
  • Grasmere – ½ a mile
Location & Nearby


Named after a much-loved area of Provence that the original owner, a local artist visited, Le Tholonet is a most striking, detached retreat built in the mid-60s, carefully and cleverly constructed to take best advantage of the panoramic vistas that can be enjoyed from every single room in the house. The accommodation here at Le Tholonet flows well; the rooms are spacious and large picture windows allow for plenty of light to flood through and of course, give way to that fantastic view. Quality, traditional fittings have stood the test of time and the owners have injected their own style and that of the former owner with some superb pieces of artwork displayed throughout this home from home. Le Tholonet is a place to gather with your nearest and dearest, kick back and instantly relax – you’ll no doubt do as others do when you arrive and head straight out onto the enormous balcony to get as close to the fells as possible.

Just ½ a mile outside the village of Grasmere, the location is peaceful yet convenient for ditching the car and visiting the local coffee shops, galleries and Gingerbread Shop on foot and of course, The Jumble Room at least once during your stay! Walkers can explore the area right from the doorstep; take a stroll to the Lakeshore, head up Helm Crag or up to Easedale Tarn and for those more adventurous, take on the Fairfield Horseshoe or Helvellyn safe in the knowledge that you can return to the comfort of Le Tholonet to recuperate ready to do it all again the next day.

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Guest feedback for Le Tholonet
(4.9 out of 5) based on 15 Reviews
Brenda & Michael
On Sunday, 09 Jun 2024
Enjoyed the peace and quite. Hope to return sometime.
On Saturday, 01 Jun 2024
Comfortable ,warm ,all amenities ,great views, a very welcome pack. Delightfully situated for walks and bus rides.
Heather & Michael
On Saturday, 01 Jun 2024
Perfect in every way. 2 days of rain - so what it's the Lakes after all. Used the buses, so easy. Thanks for the welcome pack. We will be back.
John & Barb
On Saturday, 18 May 2024
Many thanks for the welcome and appreciate sharing your home with us. Hope to come back soon.
Chris & Cecile
On Saturday, 04 May 2024
This is our 2nd visit and this definitely won't be the last. We love it here, the location, scenery and calm atmosphere. Fabulous place to unwind. We were very lick to see the Northern Lights her, quite magical. Wonderful Stay.
Peter & Sheila
On Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024
As always a delightful stay at Le Tholonet with marvellous hosts and surprisingly good weather. We visited the very interesting John Rusking Museum at Coniston which houses the restored famous Blue Bird K7 - well worth a visit. The cruise on Windermere was lovely with fantastis view of the Lake District mountains. Thank you again for a great few days.
On Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024
Was staying with Peter & Sheila on another fabulous stay at Le Tholonet. We had a great time in favourable weather. "The Little Shop of Horrors" at Keswick theater was wonderful. Thank you for a lovely stay.
On Saturday, 23 Mar 2024
The property was perfect for us and didn't disappoint in any way. The views from the house exceeded our expectations and watching the mountains and changing weather were so lovely. The decking/balcony were a bit of a sun trap and even had breakfast outside and this was in March and the peaks of the mountains were snow covered at some points during our stay. Location was perfect for us with about a 15 minute walk into Grasmere and we hiked from the house every day and the routes in the area are fantastic and varied. We ordered takeaway from Sourdough Pizza place in Ambleside and it was delivered on time and was one of the nicest pizzas I have ever had. Off street parking is great and easily fits 3 vehicles. I can totally recommend this property.
Kim & Duncan
On Friday, 15 Mar 2024
Our 2nd stay at this lovely how with a beautiful view. A fantastic week, great weather except one day so had the best week of walking miles then returning to the comfort of you lovely home. Thank you.
Berwick Family
On Saturday, 17 Feb 2024
Our 2nd stay at Le Tholonet this time with three generations. One of our favourite holiday rentals and it worked it's magic again. A memorable week. Thank you
Ella & Alan
On Saturday, 27 Jan 2024
It has been a beautiful quite week in Grasmere with mixed weather as you would expect in The Lakes. The house as always is welcoming and warm. Thank you
On Wednesday, 20 Sep 2023
The setting of the house is stunning with the most amazing views. The house has everything you need and you can easily walk into Grasmere.
On Monday, 07 Aug 2023
Arriving at Le Tholonet you realise very quickly that this is a very special place. The view from the living/dining room is spectacular. Hills and mountains in the distance and metamorphic rock outcrops in the fields ahead. In the house itself, being surrounded by the artistic creations of past and present owners adds to the treat. Being ideally placed for walking we were soon out on the trails. A great place to start is to head North along the lane to Low Mill Bridge, across to the main road and then South back towards Grasmere. Take a left looping past Michael's Nook and Michael's Fold then cross the main road to join the left hand path into the village. Cross the river then on past the Daffodil Garden into the centre of the village and a quick look at Wordsworth’s grave. After a wander round the village, head out towards the NT Allan Bank but take the first footpath to the right after a few hundred metres. The paved road takes you round Allan Bank but look for a footpath to the right that takes you over the stream and back to Easedale Road. A fork left will take you along Easedale beck which you can cross further along on stepping stones. Coming back to the house past Lancrigg and Thorney How. I clocked 7.5km for that marvellous circuit. On the theme of treats, we ate at The Samling in Windermere and had a fantastic meal. Expect to pay London prices but there is nowhere in London that has a view to match. Exploring a little further afield we visited Castlerigg stone circle. The stones are undoubtedly smaller than Stonehenge but the placement on a plateau in a bowl surrounded by a 360 degree vista is breathtaking. If you are up to driving on narrow lanes it's worth heading over to Buttermere taking in the water as well as a lovely cafe, Croft House Farm Cafe. Another great walk from Le Tholonet is up Sourmilk Gill. You follow the path along Easedale Bexk again but keep going and you will rise along past the Sourmilk Falls and onward to Easedale Tarn. From there you can descend past Cockly Cragg and Stenners Crag to the valley floor then follow the footpath back to Lancrigg and home. My watch packed in but I would say it was another 7 or 8km. We had a brief couple of days but a fantastic experience. Unbeatable.
On Sunday, 09 Apr 2023
Beautiful views over the valley and fells, easy walk (12 mins) into the village for supplies, restaurants etc, nice and central for Keswick, Ambleside and Bowness. Perfect really.
On Thursday, 15 Sep 2022
House exceeded expectations with fab al fresco dining on the extensive deck which was also a beautiful place to watch the stars. Pretty view with mature gardens that the kids loved tiring themselves out in. Perfect central location to reach pretty much any Lakeland location within an hour. Highly recommend.
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