Take a look at some of the thoughts and comments of those who have stayed at our stunning Lakeland holiday home, Rowan at Grasmere.

Miranda & Matt Parker, Derby

We stayed at Rowan for two weeks in July 2023, myself and my husband have visited the Lake District many times over the last 25 years, staying all over the area in many types of accommodation.

Rowan I would describe as one of those “what if” destinations, insofar as you see it either in real life or on a website, and wonder what it would be like to stay somewhere like that… well it is as good as it looks.

Situated in the heart of Grasmere village, you are very close to all the amenities, great walks for all levels of fitness as the footpaths away and around the site are flat enabling all to enjoy.

However, Rowan itself is an idyll, once within the grounds you feel completely away from everything, panoramic views from the seating on the patio and the spacious bordered garden, inside the house itself, the accommodation is wonderfully thought out, the windows upstairs and down, make the most of the magnificent vista, the quality of the décor and furnishings is excellent yet still allows you to relax and enjoy.

The Kitchen, at the heart of the house, is so well equipped even the most ambitious cooks will have everything they need, looking out onto the dining area and the picture window, where we spent many hours enjoying the views in the comfy chairs for that purpose.

The Sitting room is spacious but cosy, a great place to spend the evening or a wet day!

The bedrooms, one on the ground floor, ideal for those not great with stairs, two upstairs, all are fitted out to a first-class standard, we slept in the master bedroom and I can only say the comfort of the bed and the wonderful bathroom were only enhanced by the views from the window.

I would like to thank the housekeeper Ilze, who is nothing short of amazing, she clearly cares about what she does and has very high standards, it shows in all the areas of the home.

Needless to say, I would highly recommend Rowan as a destination, its location and the house and gardens themselves will meet everyone’s needs, be they adventurous needing a resting place or those that want to take it easy and just appreciate the surroundings, we had both in our party

Matt and I would like to thank the Tempest Family for sharing this very special place with us, it made our visit to the lakes very memorable, so much so we are going back next year! can’t wait!


Just had to write and say how impressed we are with the house – firstly the standard of cleaning is exceptional – you are lucky to have the lovely polite and informative cleaner who we saw when we overlapped today.

Secondly your fit, finish and attention to detail is the best we have seen and we take high end lettings every year all around the UK and Europe.

I think this will be a memorable stay! Thank you so much.

Liz and Jim
Having stayed here numerous times in the past, we recently had the pleasure of an extended stay in this wonderful holiday home. Rowan at Grasmere is a simply stunning, luxurious property in the centre of Grasmere village, but in a very private setting.
The house itself is furnished to the highest of standards, including a modern kitchen with everything you need, three luxurious bathrooms with powerful walk in showers, fluffy towels and bathrobes. The living room is the perfect place to relax and has a large wood burner, for those chillier evenings, as well as a Smart tv, with Netflix included. We found the large entrance hall to be incredibly useful, with lots of space for coats, boots and other outdoor wear.
We can say, without hesitation, that the level of cleanliness throughout Rowan is second to none. The house was spotless on arrival and remained that way throughout our stay, thanks to weekly housekeeping visits.
The house sits in the most beautiful setting, with a very well maintained garden full of interest and colour, as well as a large patio area with outdoor furniture, from where you can sit and take in the spectacular views of the surrounding fells.
Although Rowan feels extremely private and secluded, it is only a 2 minute walk into the centre of the village, with lots of lovely little shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs. There are lots of wonderful walks from the door and an excellent bus service to take you further afield, should you wish to explore.
The owners, Phil & Karen, were so helpful to us throughout our stay and we feel incredibly lucky to have spent so much time in this beautiful home. We would highly recommend Rowan at Grasmere to anyone looking for a luxurious holiday cottage in this beautiful part of the world.

We’ve had a super family week together in a beautiful house with all ‘mod cons’ so well equipped and furnished – your detail to furnishing and supplying us with everything we needed – superb. Fantastic views – boys have loved the wild swimming!

Even the rain didn’t spoil our stay. The garden inspired me to tackle mine. Walking with Alpacas on the Lingholme Estate is a must for everyone to do.

Thank you; a house to visit again.


We absolutely loved your fabulous house here – stunning and truly felt like home – would love to visit again soon.


What a splendid week we have enjoyed (apart from the rain!) in your lovely home. It was so comfortable and you obviously have put a lot of thought and effort in the décor and equipment. May we give a special thanks to your housekeeper – it was immaculate. Also the garden was glorious, so well planned.

We will be back and will recommend.


What a beautifully appointed house in a stunning setting in a perfect location. We’ve enjoyed walking every day despite very miserable weather!

Philip, Lorraine and Family

Great two weeks at your fab house and what a location, weather, walking, all good and relaxing in the garden in the evenings. Hope to be back soon and Thank you.

David, Val and Claire

Thanks so much for creating such a fantastic holiday home, right in the centre of Grasmere. We have been looking for years to find a property of this standard and you have put so much hard work into this venture. We’ve had a wonderful break, with amazing weather – the walking was great.

We shall definitely be back! Thank you once again.

Han, Rob & Family

Thank you so much for a week on your amazing home. We loved the comfort, all the modern tech and the wonderful fire! It’s definitely in the best part of the Lake District and the views are magnificent. We’ve had so much fun on the hills and on bikes up in the Forest, even though it rained so much!
We will miss everything and really hope to come back very soon!

Liz and Jim

Thank you so very much! We have had a wonderful 2 weeks in your stunning home and loved every minute of it! We have stayed in many rental properties in the Lake District and Rowan @ Grasmere is ‘simply the best’!
Our first week was spend walking in the beautiful weather and our second week involved lots of relaxing and watching the rain and ever-changing views from the comfort of this lovely house.


Thank you for giving us the opportunity to stay at Rowan. We have had a fabulous week. The property is outstanding – we cannot fault anything and we are perfectionists! The setting is perfect for walking, enjoying Grasmere and for just relaxing and enjoying the views. A wonderful week. Hope to be able to come back soon.


Your home is lovely and so accommodating. You have really thought of every detail to make your guests’ stay perfect! We love your decorating and the ‘hi-tech’ touches.

We will definitely be back. Thank you.

Mark, Karen and Lola

Superb accommodation, simply could not fault it. Probably the best we have ever stayed in for both location and quality of the interior. The weather was kind to us, cold but mostly dry and even some sunshine allowing us to walk every day and there are some lovely walks. Heron Pike and Great Rigg is a good ridge walk from the village.

Thank you for everything.

Andrew, Sue and Jan

The setting of this house is absolutely perfect. We have enjoyed our week walking and weather has been mostly good.
Comfortable beds and well equipped.


What a great house!! Exceeded expectations. Really well equipped, thank you so much! Don’t want to go home.

Andy, Sue and Jan

We’ve had the most wonderful week in Grasmere. The house is beautiful and we are so glad we have come back for a second visit.

Lots of super walks especially Alcock Tarn, Easedale Tarn and Grasmere Lake.

Thank you for our stay – we’ve so enjoyed the house and all the mod cons! Hope to come back again soon.


Wonderful accommodation and superb location. The views and scenery are delightful.

Thank you very much for an enjoyable stay.

David, Val, Claire

Our second visit to Rowan in Grasmere has been excellent – what a wonderful location and house in which to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary!! Though the weather was set to be interesting, we had lots of beautiful sunshine and the garden provided the perfect location for relaxing after our days out walking.

Thank you Team Rowan for maintaining the high standards you set last year.

We shall definitely be back for a third visit!!

Christine, Tony, Megan & Joseph

What a fabulous house Tony & Joseph are ‘Grand Designs’ fanatics and loved the way you have done the house. Perfect week to celebrate mum’s 80th birthday, albeit very wet! Many rainbows – rain one minute, sun the next, then rain again. Could sit and look at the views all day.

Thank you for all the special touches – you thought of everything – pure luxury!

Darren and Maxine

Thank you, lovely house and location, very clean and comfortable, great weather, great holiday.

Marcus, Rachel and Maisie

We wanted to let you know that we think that house is fabulous. Absolutely stunningly done and in a truly fabulous location!!

We were visited by family and friends through the week, and all were suitably impressed.

Sue, Jan & Andy

Another fantastic week at Rowan.  Super comfortable house, and beautiful gardens.

Thank you for making the house feel so safe with all the Covid instructions in place.

Thank you again, we’ve had some amazing walks right from the doorstep it has been just perfect.

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