There was a strange mountain lightness when we were at the top of White Moss. There is more of the sky there than any other place. Dorothy Wordsworth
2 Whitemoss Tarn Cottages is centrally located in the Lake District, in a peaceful yet accessible location above Grasmere village, set back from a dead-end road. The postcode is LA22 9SF. It is very much possible to have a car-free holiday here.
Great walks from the front door
The cottage is right on the famous 'Coffin Trail' connecting Wordsworth's houses of Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount
Low-level walks around the lakes of Grasmere and Rydal Water
Easy but rewarding fells like Loughrigg and Silver Howe
Full mountain days around the Fairfield Horseshoe or ascending Helvellyn
Access to all the Lakes has to offer
Climbing and scrambling in the Langdale Valley (8 miles)
Mountain bike trails at Grizedale (14 miles) and Whinlatter (16 miles)
Bag England's biggest mountain - Scafell Pike - from Borrowdale (45 mins drive)
And if you need a relaxing day
The Wordsworth Museum at Dove Cottage is 10 minutes walk away
Cafes & restaurants in Grasmere (1 mile)
Shops, restaurants & cinema in Ambleside (3 miles)
The famous Pencil Museum in Keswick (25 mins drive)
Getting to the cottage
car: 40 mins from M6 junction 36. There is a dedicated parking area. Use postcode LA22 9SF. Detailed directions will be provided before your stay.
train: Windermere station is a bus or taxi ride away. 3hr 15min train journey from London Euston, changing at Oxenholme.
coach: National Express coaches stop 15 minutes from the cottage, it is then a steep walk up from the main road on the paved road.
There is a parking area with one space designated to our cottage. You will need to carry or roll your bags about 30 metres from car to cottage, it is not possible to pull a car right up to the front door. There is a steep section of road 150m before you reach the cottage. In very icy/snowy weather, this can become dangerous to drive on (this generally only occurs for a few days each year, if at all). In these circumstances we usually choose to park our car at the pond below the steep section of road, or even down by the main road, and walk the short distance up the hill to the cottage. We love being at the cottage in wintry conditions, but please be aware of the possibility of slightly adventurous access if you are coming in winter.