We did not book this B&B ourselves - rather it was included as part of an arranged self-guided walking tour.
The innkeeper was unfriendly and unhelpful and seemed not to want to bother with us. We had some problems with our luggage arrival and though this was no fault of hers, she made clear it wasn't her concern, either. When pressed, she grudgingly allowed us to use the phone to track down our baggage.
The rooms were so tiny there was barely any room for our bags (we only had one per person!). There was no common space - we resorted to talking and planning our next day's route by sitting four people on the one double bed, as there was simply no room elsewhere.
The young boy and very big dog in residence found running up and down the stairs, up and down the stairs a very fun game. Dog scratched at our door. Dog barked and woke us up at 11pm, 4am, and 6am.
Grasmere is a lovely little town full of hotels, inns and B&Bs, many that looked similarly priced to the Ivy Dene. Stay anywhere else.
- Also Known As:
- Ivy Dene Hotel Grasmere