Stayed May 2021
We stayed in Hollens Farm Cottage in May 2021 and had a wonderful time. The cottage has so much character and is very homely with all the comforts required. The location is spot on in the middle of the Lake District but with absolutely loads on your doorstep and a lovely five minute walk to the centre of Grasmere, which has wonderful restaurants and pubs (which I recommend you book well in advance in these current times) as well as shops and galleries.We were surrounded by the most beautiful countryside and did some wonderful walks from our front door (Stone Arthur, Silver How, Helm Crag as well as gentle walks around Grasmere and Rydal Lakes). I cannot recommend this cottage enough and we will certainly be returning as soon as we can!
Stayed April 2021
Very clean and well appointed little cottage. Feels very snug in the evenings and has a very traditional Lakeland feel. Beautifully maintained. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
Stayed August 2020
We had a wonderful week at the cottage. The weather that week was excellent which makes the Lakes even better.
It was a new experience cooking on the Rayburn but we mastered it in the end.
We would thoroughly recommend for anyone wanting a convenient base near Grasmere and look forward to staying again in the future.
Stayed July 2020
This was our second visit to the cottage. Im pleased to say that we enjoyed it just as much.The cottage is very comfortable and the location close to Grasmere is so good. We did some walks from the cottage (Helm Crag) and drove to others (eg Buttermere). We ate at The Yan (up the road) and had a delivery to the cottage from the Jumble Rom and finished the week with fish and chips by Windermere.
By James C
Stayed March 2020
Unfortunately we couldn't fully appreciate the area as Coronavirus closed the area. But the cottage was in a great location and had everything there for a pleasant stay.
By Rob C
Stayed May 2019
We had a lovely stay at Hollens Farm Cottage. The cottage is situated in a great spot a very short walk from Grasmere village. Very cosy and clean kitchen and living room downstairs and good sized bedrooms. It was great to stay somewhere that felt very "Lake District" but everything was modern enough to make it a comfortable stay to! Would definitely go back.
3 Walkers on week holiday
By Thomas M.
Stayed May 2019
Very comfortable, warm and cosy with slow cooking from the Rayburn.
Many thanks Clare, the place was perfect. Plenty of room and the aga and wood burner were a real treat for a few warm cosy evenings. Would highly recommend this place. Grasmere is a great base for exploring the Lakes and the village has all you need while at the same time being close to the main attractions of the Lakes. Excellent. Will definitely stay here again when we return to the Lakes.
Stayed March 2019
Good communication & directions. Conveniently located. Comfy bed, roomy living room & great log fire.
A very cosy cottage for a mid-winter break
By Keith P
Stayed February 2019
This cottage is well-equipped, and for a winter break it is ideal, in that it is very well insulated with double-glazing in new sash-windows, thick walls, and some sort of heating under the bathroom floor. It stayed warm all day with the thermostat turned down, while we were out, and was perfectly pleasant when we returned. Also, the situation is excellent, with a pleasant five-minute walk into Grasmere village.
Absolutely wonderful !
By Bob H
Stayed November 2018
This was our first visit to the Lake District and we loved it! Hollens Farm Cottage was wonderful! Characterful and homely. Aga and wood burner made the cottage warm and cozy after long walks. Cottage provided plenty of room and everything we needed. Everything within walking distance. We will definitely return!
Very nice old cottage
Stayed October 2018
Great location 10 mins walking distance to Grasmere village. Cosy and charming little cottage, well equipped. Bed was excellent. The Rayburn oven is a bit special, as it needs some pre-heating for both cooking and baking. But no problem at all. Good WiFi. We would have preferred a dishwasher instead of the washing machine in the kitchen, but thats a personal comment, not a complaint. We do recommend the cottage, but also Grasmere as a perfect base to explore the Lake District.
Lovely cottage, full of character and very comfortable
By Linda F
Stayed September 2018
We really enjoyed our stay, it was such a pleasure to return to after our long walks in the fells. The location is excellent, just a short walk into Grasmere village and plenty of good longer walks nearby. We didn't meet the owner but the instructions we were given were clear to follow. Would be keen to return to at some time in the future.
Lovely cosy cottage, excellent location
By Julie H
Hollens Farm Cottage is a beautiful characterful place to stay. The master bedroom is gorgeous with stunning views over the Grasmere countryside. The cottage is within easy walking distance of the village and lake and Wordsworth's Dove Cottage is literally just up the road. We did some excellent walks from the front door! We stayed in the heatwave of July 2018 so the ever-warm kitchen (due to the Rayburn) was not all that welcome but I imagine during normal English weather conditions coming home to a warm home would be delightful!
Stayed Jan 2018
We stayed here for a week in October 2017. The kitchen is warm and cosy and we enjoyed using the Aga, a great retreat at the end of long walking days. Everything about the cottage is top spec with loads of storage in the bedrooms. The bed was very comfortable and the room had a great view of Sour Milk Ghyll. The location is perfect and we did loads of walks from the cottage doorstep! Would highly recommend.
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By Martyn & Karen on 06-Sep-2014