Poet's Corner

Guests - FROM £590
(5 out of 5) based on 46 reviews
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Availability & Reviews


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.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Log Burner
    Initial supply of logs provided - further supplies available to purchase locally
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking
  • Bike Storage

Retreats For

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Shower


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town

Children & Pets

  • Dog Friendly
    1 dog welcome, enquire for more
Layout & Access

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

Property Features:

  • All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels provided
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • Wood-burning stove - Initial supply of logs provided - further supplies available to purchase locally
  • WiFi
  • Lavazza coffee machine – initial supply of capsules provided
  • Sonos speaker
  • Parking is by way of a permit for the nearby LDNPA car park at Wordsworth Museum, a short walk from the cottage. You can pull up close by to unload.
  • Well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no travel cot or 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
Location & Nearby


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.

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Note: 1 double bed
Maximum number of adults and children is 2
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Guest feedback for Poet's Corner
(5 out of 5) based on 46 Reviews
On Friday, 31 May 2024
Beautiful cosy cottage for 2. Very well equipped. Easy parking at Wordsworth Museum next door. Easy walk into Grasmere for shops,cafes and pubs. Fantastic walking from doorstep. Didn't use but there was also a regular bus going to other Lakeland villages
On Monday, 20 May 2024
Lovely little cottage, perfect for two and a dog. Very clean and the bed was super comfortable! - Parking was very straightforward in the Wordsworth car park, and it's only a few steps away to the front door. - The Daffodil Hotel on the other side of the road have a lovely view of the lake, perfect to walk the dog in the morning. - Water was always nice and hot at the end of a long day. - House in walking distance to Grasmere centre. - The logs for the wood burner and the prosecco were a nice touch.
On Monday, 13 May 2024
Lovely snug little cottage, perfectly located for Grasmere. A very peaceful location, but a quick 10 minute walk into town. Great kitchen with everything you need. The key box makes it very easy to check in and out.
On Monday, 13 May 2024
I just came back from 4 nights at Poets Corner - it was just wonderful! The house was so peaceful and quiet, and in such a great spot for walking into town, and accessing a lot of the wainwrights as well. I didn’t need to use the car nearly the whole time I was there! All the amenities you’d need in a house, and the bed was super comfortable. Only thing that would have made it better is if the dogs had been allowed in the living room! Gutted I’ve had to leave, I am hoping to come back soon.
On Friday, 15 Mar 2024
Just back from a lovely 3 night stay here! One thing that stood out was the fully equipped and also newly modernised kitchen that even had a slow cooker, small coffee machine, dog Bowls and mat. Bed was nice and comfy and had a perfect sized spot for the travel cot provided. We didn’t find the cottage straight away but that was because of just where it was down a very narrow lane. We noticed on previous reviews that there was not a parking space directly next to property, however this was not an issue for us as the car park was still very close and about a 30second walk in the museum car park. Location was great and was a 10 min walk into Grasmere, also close to the white moss walks which were beautiful
On Monday, 11 Mar 2024
A fantastic base in Grasmere with great pre stay help, would highly recommend
On Sunday, 03 Mar 2024
The property was perfectly located in Grasmere. Lots of walks right from the door. The cottage was characterful, yet practical as it had everything we needed. The kitchen was well equipped for us to cook each evening and the house warm and cosy. Loved the edition of the dog bits - towel, bowls and mat. The parking is not an issue as it is less than 50 metres away and always space. Thank you
On Monday, 26 Feb 2024
Poets corner was an absolute delight. The house was so well thought out and has everything we needed for a great stay. Grasmere was an excellent base too with walks, restaurants and bars nearby. Walking from the door and seeing red squirrels was our highlight.
On Monday, 12 Feb 2024
Lovely stay. Good host.
On Wednesday, 01 Nov 2023
Very quiet and cosy cottage. We had everything we needed for a peaceful stay.
Steve & Liz
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
We really enjoyed our stay thank you. Very cosy and warm after tiring days
On Sunday, 08 Oct 2023
Lovely cosy cottage with everything you need for a relaxing week. A perfect base for exploring and lots to do! Had an amazing time and would definitely go back.
On Monday, 25 Sep 2023
V good location. Cosy and comfortable V comfy bed and lovely bedroom
On Thursday, 07 Sep 2023
A beautiful property, perfectly located for all our activities in the Lakes. It had everything we needed for our stay, to a fabulous standard, exactly what I would expect from Lakeland Retreats. Thank you
On Sunday, 27 Aug 2023
Beautiful little cottage right by William Wordsworths old house in the centre of beautiful Grasmere with nice walks from the house. Would highly recommend staying here. The only minor consideration is you are given a pass to park in the local car park - a 3 min walk, which was fine for me.
On Saturday, 19 Aug 2023
We had a fantastic holiday at Poets Corner. A lovely surprise 50th birthday present for my husband. The cottage was amazing and would look at returning again. Thank you
On Thursday, 06 Jul 2023
Great little holiday cottage, perfectly located for us to amble around Grasmere and it’s pubs as well as the surrounding walks with our dog. Was easy to check in and the cottage was pristine with a bottle of bubble to welcome us. Could not recommend more.
On Saturday, 24 Jun 2023
The chilled Proseco awaiting our arrival was a treat after a long drive. Lovely quirky cottage, patio catches the morning summer sun...ideal for late breakfast. Grasmere turned out to be an ideal location for exploring the lakes. And a nice selection of guide books on the bookshelf.
On Saturday, 17 Jun 2023
Fantastic cottage and ideal for two of us with the dog. Michelle went over and above to welcome us. Thank you for the lovely bottle of Prosecco waiting for us as this was our honeymoon! We will return, without doubt and would definitely recommend. Thank you 😎
On Wednesday, 14 Jun 2023
Beautiful cottage in an excellent location. Would definitely stay there again
On Saturday, 27 May 2023
A lovely place in Grasmere. The place was spotless and there were lots of thoughtful touches like a bottle of Prosecco, a pint of milk and wood for the fire. We couldn’t have asked for any more. The village itself is beautiful with lots of great walks on your doorstep. Plenty of shops and cafes but not too busy.
Rod & Jane
On Monday, 08 May 2023
Poets Corner is a fantastic base for exploring the Lake District. We loved the village of Grasmere, easy to walk to and had everything you needed. Great walking close by. Our favorite was climbing Helvellyn. Guests should be aware that it is run by a holiday home rental company. Communication is during office hours which can be inconvenient if you need help in the evening. (there is an emergency number)
On Sunday, 23 Apr 2023
We spent a lovely week in this beautiful cottage - it's in a great location, very well furnished and had everything we needed. We used the parking permit to park in the nearby carpark, which was convenient and we had no problem bringing the car closer to the house to unload. The house was clean and cosy and we would recommend it for a stay in Grasmere.
On Wednesday, 22 Mar 2023
Really enjoyed our stay in Poet’s corner. Perfect retreat to relax and an excellent location for exploring Grasmere.
On Wednesday, 15 Feb 2023
Beautiful cottage in every sense. A short walk from Grasmere but the village was still very close so a slight remove but perhaps even quieter for this.
On Tuesday, 14 Feb 2023
We really enjoyed our stay at the Poets Corner! Perfect location for exploring straight from the doorstep. Walkable distance to cafes, restaurants and local shops. Small issue with the heating, but prompt response. Hopefully we will stay again soon!
On Monday, 09 Jan 2023
Lovely cottage in a great location, smashing for dog owners as there are so many walks straight from the door and you can just leave the car. Nice and clean, lovely and warm and everything electrical worked well and were easy to use. All in all it was a fantastic stay and would definitely go again
On Saturday, 01 Oct 2022
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.
On Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022
Great property with lots of charm
On Thursday, 15 Sep 2022
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!
On Thursday, 15 Sep 2022
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.
On Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022
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!
On Friday, 09 Sep 2022
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.
On Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Cosy, comfortable and very well located base from which to enjoy Grasmere and the surrounding attractions. Plan to return some day.
On Thursday, 12 May 2022
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.
On Tuesday, 10 May 2022
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.
On Thursday, 21 Apr 2022
Lovely scenic location in Grasmere, with parking a few minutes walk away. Lots of thoughtful touches with hikers and walkers in mind (drying rack and boot rack by the door, Lake District guides on the bookshelf, thermos flask in the kitchen). New kitchen and bathroom. The stairs are a little steep, and the lounge is upstairs. We were there in March and it was a little chilly (single glazing), but lots of blankets were provided. Very nice place base for a week in the Lakes!
On Tuesday, 29 Mar 2022
This place is a little treasure. Great central location and very comfortable - perfect for a week of hiking. Will definitely be coming back.
On Wednesday, 16 Mar 2022
Lovely cosy and comfortable cottage in an excellent location in Grasmere. We thought the lack of outside car parking may be a problem but it wasn’t at all and the cottage itself was warm and well equipped.
On Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022
Great place in a great area. Bought this as a Christmas present for the parents and they loved it. Only fault was that it was very dusty and a few bits uncleared. Apart from that very good!
On Tuesday, 01 Mar 2022
A very comfortable stay in a great location
On Thursday, 06 Jan 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this quaint, well located cottage. A superb base for exploring the surrounding beauty and a fantastic homely fire to return to!
On Tuesday, 28 Dec 2021
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!
On Saturday, 18 Dec 2021
This little cottage is full of love .. we stayed here this Christmas.. lovely little tree .. warm and clean .. would definitely return ??
On Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021
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.
On Thursday, 11 Nov 2021
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
On Monday, 08 Nov 2021
“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
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
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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