It was our first trip to Grasmere and the Lake District and the natural beauty and charm was outstanding. We chose the How Foot at the last minute on our return from Scotland. The owner was experiencing trouble with her emails, so she kindly returned my message by telepone. The suite was available which we booked, knowing it was conveniently located and within walking distance (in the dark) into Grasmere.
We were met by the owner and showed to our room after a quick run down on the breakfast locale and routine. It took all of about 3 mins.
The suite was average and we enjoyed staying in it, but the space was a strange configuration (bedroom, bathroom and toilet room, shower room and lounge area). We enjoyed the space in the lounge and the fridge facility, along with the bath tub. The bed in the bedroom was cramped and not easy to get in and out of bed. The room was not wide enough for the bed. The shower was very small and difficult to turn around in. The entry way could have used some paint touch ups.
The common areas need some work (worn carpet and stairwell spindles coming off the base) and the breakfast room was uninspiring. The breakfast was edible, but we found the room hot and everything was fast paced (some help in the morning and at arrival is needed). It was not relaxing like so many other places we've been....it was sit down, eat and move on routine. We travel a lot and we noticed this place lacks in hospitality and class.
We loved the Jumble Restaurant and hikes around Lake Grasmere and Helm Crag including Gibsons Knot to Far Easedale.
Overall, we enjoyed out stay in Grasmere and we plan on returning, albeit to different accomodation.
- Also Known As:
- How Foot Hotel Grasmere