This magnificent Lakeland house stands in private gardens at the foot of Helvellyn, just a ten minute walk from the picturesque village of Grasmere in the heart of the national park. Bramrigg House can accommodate 10 people, with 4 bedrooms upstairs - two doubles and two twins and a double suite on the ground floor. All rooms have superb views of the surrounding hills. The sitting room seats up to ten people and enjoys wonderful views fell views. The superb dining room also seats up to ten people and leads into the magnificent farmhouse kitchen, complete with double oven aga. Bramrigg features a Victorian bathroom with bath and shower plus a second bathroom and separate WC on the ground floor. The mature gardens are another feature, and have a range of furniture including patio dining table & chairs, plus parking for up to 5 cars.
Set at the foot of Hellvellyn in the heart of the Lake District
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 10, 2018
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Potentially fabulous, but crying out for TLC.
You’ll enjoy your stay. This house is comfortable though far from plush. It’s located in a quiet spot an easy stroll away from Grasmere (the pub is even closer) and has fabulous views.
Things this house needs:
- to be cleaned properly (the dust in our bedroom was bad)
- the kitchen equipment to be refreshed (accommodation for ten? Just have ten different-coloured mugs in the cupboard. Not four large cups, 4 small cups and so on plus an assortment of weird items that seemed incongruous for a large group of people on a trip to the Lakes.
Broken scissors? Dilapidated chopping boards? Kitchen knives so blunt that it took all my strength to slice a sweet potato?).
You could put this place right with a deep clean and a trip to IKEA with £50 in your pocket. It’s a crying shame it hasn’t been done.
But nevertheless, we had a great stay.
Great location let down by dated, shabby decor, furniture and facilities.
Great size and location for access to fells, pub & Grasmere. Clean bedding and fluffy towels. Plenty of hot water and good heating, once my husband worked out how to turn the heating on. We asked for someone to come but they were too busy with it being a bank holiday weekend! Disappointed with level of cleanliness, dated decor, general upkeep, e.g. grubby high chair, poor condition of dishwasher, faulty hinge on fridge door, handles missing from wardrobe doors, dirty hall and dining room carpets, cobwebs and dusty skirtings, rubbish behind the furniture, stains on the wall behind the kitchen bin.
Elderly parents enjoyed the ground floor bedroom and sitting room with access to the garden but their ensuite requires a walk in shower instead of the bath with shower attachment. My father had to negotiate the stairs to access the walk in shower on the first floor! The first floor caters for 8 guests sharing one large bathroom. An additional ensuite shower room would be beneficial. The living room is let down by the dreadful electric fire which makes a horrible noise . An open fire or wood burner would be far more attractive and cosy in the evenings. Outside the garden was lovely with gated access to footpath but the wooden furniture was shabby, uncomfortable and some chairs were broken. The play house is a good idea but children need supervision at all times as there is a broken chair behind it they could easily climb onto the roof and there’s a steep drop round the side down to the driveway below
Some maps and walking guides of the local area would have been useful in the welcome folder along with clearer instructions for operating the Aga, dishwasher and washing machine.
Well situated large house for family group holiday
We enjoyed out stay in Bramrigg House. It met our needs and was very spacious with a large garden for the dog. We enjoyed sitting outside just enjoying the wonderful views. However we felt Bramrigg was in need of a little TLC. Cleaning a large house is difficult but a little bit more care and attention is needed to clean the cobwebs in corners and the cobwebs above the blinds. A minor problem perhaps but an easy one solved. The annexe downstairs was very cold during the night so a separate heater in there would have been good. However in saying that we did have a lovely week and would come back to the house as we loved the views and where is was situated.
Fabulous family home for Christmas
Great House, there was a lovely Christmas tree when we arrived. The kitchen was the hub of the house and we had shared some great times . Bedrooms lovely but make sure you tell them if you need 3 beds in a room because although advertised as being 3 bedded, you do need to let them know . Free WiFi and strong signal. Enjoyed walks with the dogs and going to the local pub. ( nice food) All within easy walking distance. Grasmere Village is a little bit further than you might think , so bear this in mind if you have anyone with a mobility problem in your party. Overall an amazing house and location . We got a quick response to a couple of questions and would definitely go again.
Bramrigg is located near Grasmere village in the heart of the Lake District, making it the perfect base from which to explore this magnificent region. The picturesque lakes and mountains for which the region is famous are within easy reach. Bramrigg itself is surrounded by some of the best scenery and hiking trails in the Lake District - the path to Helvellyn starts at the garden gate. There are many outdoor activity centres nearby offering a huge range of activities and courses from horseriding to sailing and climbing to canoeing. The towns of Windermere, Ambleside and Keswick are just a short drive away with plenty of attractions and entertainments to keep the whole family happy. Grasmere village with its pubs, restaurants, art galleries and shops is an easy 10 minute walk away. With a vast array of spectacular scenery - from bracken covered fells to rugged mountains and forested valleys to picturesque lakes, The Lake District is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year
Additional information about rental rates
Changeover day for weekly stays is on a Friday only. Short breaks can arrive on a Friday or a Monday. Rates include all bills, towels and linen. Short breaks available during low season, please email us to enquire. Well behaved dogs welcome by prior arrangement at £15 per dog per stay.