Forest Side is an attractive, secluded Victorian stately hotel, situated in wooded estate in the Lake District. It is located at Wordsworth's picturesque Grasmere village. Home to wild deer, red squirrels and a badger set. This traditional stately home built by the Earl of Lonsdale reflects the style and seclusion of the era, and has magnificent views and a unique and elegant interior. The staff make every effort to make Forest Side somewhere to relax and de-stress. Our guests can enjoy walking around our grounds. Holding a much envied position on the lower slopes of Butter Crag, a short stroll down the sweeping private driveway from the hotel itself, lies Grasmere Village, Wordsworths inspiration, from the creative romantic, to the serious fell walker, there is a side of Grasmere that everyone can fall in love with.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking available at the hotel


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.6
Facilities
9.3
Cleanliness
9.7
Comfort
9.6
Value for money
8.8
Location
9.8
High score for Grasmere
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Louise
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Dinner was amazing, the service excellent. Loved watching the squirrels in the morning while we are breakfast.
  • Debbie
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Another fabulous stay at this hotel. Our room was upgraded which was a lovely surprise. Our bedroom and bathroom were stunning. We loved the ice water and cake every day. The breakfast was delicious, with lots of choice. The staff were all...
  • Henry
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    super friendly and helpful staff - nice personal touches. comfortable accommodation.

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Forest Side Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.3

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Hiking
    Off-site
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages spoken
  • English

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Forest Side Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 15:00 to 21:30

Check-out

From 07:30 to 11:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 17 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
£50 per child, per night
Cot upon request
Free
3 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
£50 per child, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted Forest Side Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please contact the hotel in advance for arrivals after 21:00.

Please note the restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for evening meals.

Please inform Forest Side Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Forest Side Hotel

  • Forest Side Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking

  • Forest Side Hotel is 800 yards from the centre of Grasmere. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Forest Side Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • Guests staying at Forest Side Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • Room options at Forest Side Hotel include:

    • Double

  • The prices at Forest Side Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Forest Side Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.