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7 Nights  

  • £1295  to  £2995

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Heron Beck

Heron Beck is a superb family holiday home in one of the most desirable areas of the Lake District. Packed with luxurious touches that show the owner's keen attention to detail, this much loved holiday home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms to comfortably accommodate seven guests. The exterior is as impressive as inside the house, with extensive gardens where you can sit and enjoy the mountain views on long summer evenings as the sun sets to reveal glittering night skies. Heron Beck is spacious and private yet only a 10-minute stroll from the centre of Grasmere.

The Lake District has inspired countless writers, poets and artists but possibly none more famous than William Wordsworth. Wordsworth felt that Grasmere was "the loveliest spot that man hath found". Millions of people agree with him, falling in love with the beauty and charm of this picturesque gem of a village at the very heart of the Lakes. An excellent array of places to shop, drink and eat, including the Michelin-starred Forestside restaurant, are all within walking distance of Heron Beck, giving visitors plenty of options for dining out. Pay your respects at the churchyard where William Wordsworth is buried, and don't miss tasting the delicious Grasmere gingerbread.

Despite the adorable boutiques and tea rooms, it is still the landscape that makes Grasmere such a wonderful year-round holiday destination. Walk around the lake or head up onto the fells - Fairfield, Helvellyn, and Helm Crag are just a few of the fantastic routes accessible from the door of Heron Beck. No motorboats are allowed on Grasmere Lake, so it's blissfully peaceful. It's a lovely spot for wild swimming (wetsuit advised!) and kayaking, and you can hire a rowboat in the summer. If you walk along the Red Bank Road and around the lake's western shore, you'll soon come to Rydal Water. When calm, the lake's surface is a mirror, reflecting views of the breathtaking Loughrigg Fell, with a path leading to Loughrigg Terrace.

Local attractions include the Wordsworth Museum and the poet's house, Dove Cottage. Allen Banks and Staward Gorge is perfect for a walk and a picnic, while a springtime walk through the woods in Glencoyne Park on the shore of nearby Ullswater will show you the scene which inspired the beloved poem, "Daffodils". Ambleside, Windermere, Keswick, Derwentwater, Coniston and the Langdale Valley are also within easy reach.

The owner's of Heron Beck use it for their own holidays, so you can trust that it has everything guests will need for a comfortable, self-catering holiday. The spacious layout and high standard of accommodation will ensure your holiday is one you'll love to remember.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Kelly Taylor joined Independent Cottages in May 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Heron Beck is a large house at the end of a private drive with mature gardens and a backdrop of trees. Everything about it is either designed to make the most of the elevated location and tranquil views or to ensure the comfort of guests. Accommodation is mainly on the upper level with the entrance on the ground floor. Clean white walls, soft grey furnishings, and natural oak are stylish features throughout.

Please note that although the four bedrooms can accommodate up to eight people, the owners are keen to avoid large parties and prefer to rent to families of up to seven guests who will appreciate the high standard of furnishings, space, facilities and superb location.


  • Welcoming entrance hallway that sets the standard for the rest of the property. Take off your coat and shoes and head for the stairs that lead to the upper level and living space.
  • Double bedroom with an ensuite shower, WC and a handbasin. All of the bedrooms and bathrooms are finished to a very high quality and feature luxurious bed linen and bath towels.


  • Views from the picture windows will take your breath away. Sink your toes into the thick carpet and settle back on a sofa in the spacious living/dining room where there is a modern log burning stove, double glass doors that open onto the patio, and a large Smart TV for watching films and your favourite shows. Oak beams and stunning natural wood carved tables for your coffee and the TV echo the woodland that surrounds the house.
  • Fantastic fell views will fire you up over breakfast, making you keen to get out and explore the magnificent landscape you can see through the picture window. A highchair is available.
  • Designer kitchen with ample space to prepare and store food. Efficient appliances include a double oven, dishwasher, American-style fridge-freezer, microwave and that all important Nespresso coffee machine. There's a full complement of equipment, dishes, plates, glasses, and everything else you need to cook delicious family meals.
  • Double room with dual aspect windows and an ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized single beds and a lovely ensuite shower, WC and a handbasin. Dual aspect windows provide soothing woodland views.
  • Kingsized bedroom with built-in storage and more wonderful views.
  • Family bathroom with a designer bath and shower attachment, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: Heron Beck has large, mature gardens which include a waterfall. Sitting on the patio with a cup of tea or a glass of wine, you'll hear nothing more jarring than the tumbling water, birdsong, and maybe the wind rustling the leaves. The driveway has space for parking three cars. There's a covered area at the rear for storing bikes, canoes and kayaks, and drying wetsuits and clothing.

Additional Information: All utilities, initial fuel for the log burner, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. A travel cot and a high chair are available. Guests to supply towels for use by the lake and cot bedding if they are required. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Heron Beck Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (1 King, 2 Doubles & 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1295
To £2995
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7950 232056 before paying by bank transfer.
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Kelly Taylor
Member Since May 2021

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* Calendar last updated: 8th April 2024