We have visited Grasmere on many occasions and this is an excellent choice if you require accommodation in the centre of the village and do not wish to stay at one of the larger hotels. The Guest House is of traditional Lake District stone. The River Rothey is adjacent and is the View from Some of the rooms. The rooms are modern and have excellent facilities with the usual items (tea making / large TV / WiFi etc..) They are well furnished and spotlessly clean. One minor drawback is the size as if you want to spend time relaxing then our room 3 had only one seat in addition to the bed to sit on. Room 2 is better but here the WC is separate from the shower room and some might find this inconvenient? Breakfasts are splendid offering the traditional full English as well as many and varied alternatives. Ian and Christine, the hosts, are extremely friendly and helpful. Just ask and they will do their best to help.
There are several good restaurants/hotels, open to non-residents, in Grasmere but many can be moderately expensive so you can increase your choice by driving to Ambleside for a much wider selection.
There was a minor problem with parking facilities whilst we were staying in that there was scaffolding in place on the adjacent Beck Allan self-catering apartments (owned separately). They
share the relatively cramped car park and if there are large cars (eg SUVs) then care is needed when parking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A traditionally built, Lakeland house which is concealed in the grounds and quietly situated adjacent to and overlooking the River Rothay. We are located in the centre of Grasmere village, in the Heart of the English Lake District, 4 miles from Ambleside, 8 miles from Windermere and 12 miles from Keswick. It certainly provides a high degree of comfort being double glazed, centrally heated, tastefully decorated and well furnished accommodation throughout. Our superior rooms contain king sized beds, one has a Super King size or Twin bed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beck Allans Guest House Hotel Grasmere