Situated on the summit of Dunmail Raise, the family-run Raise Cottage offers double rooms with private bathrooms and a 4 bed bunk room featuring a private bathroom with free WiFi throughout. Nestled on the slopes of Seat Sandal, it is a prime location for hiking and outdoor activities.

Each dormitory room has access to a shared shower room.

In the mornings, Raise Cottage offers a portion of cereal and a slice of toast per person, along with tea and coffee in the dining room. With prior request, packed lunches, and evening meals are also available.

With a log fire and a garden, Raise Cottage has barbecue facilities. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge. The property is adjacent to the Coast to Coast Path and surrounded by mountain bike routes. The main bus route from Windermere Railway Station to Keswick stops just outside the cottage.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Raise Cottage has been welcoming guests since 2 May 2014.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

FREE parking!


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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/bar The Travellers Rest
    1 miles
  • Restaurant Sara's Bistro
    2 miles
  • Cafe/bar Sara's Bistro
    2 miles
Natural beauty
  • Lake Easedale Tarn
    2.6 miles
  • Mountain Fairfield Peak
    3 miles
  • Lake Grasmere
    3 miles
  • Lake Thirlmere
    3 miles
  • Mountain Scarfell Pike
    11 miles
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Facilities of Raise Cottage
  • Garden
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Hiking
WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Adult only
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
Languages spoken
  • English
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House rules Raise Cottage takes special requests - add in the next step!


16:30 - 20:30


06:00 - 10:00


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 are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

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The fine print

Please note that stout footwear is required to access Raise Cottage as it is situated on the fell side.

The name of the bus stop next to the property is 'Dunmail Raise North'. If the bus driver does not know the name of this stop, it is next to the old AA box on the top of Dunmail Raise.

Directions arriving from the South:

Depart the M6 motorway at junction 36 and join the A590 towards Windermere (which soon becomes the A591). From here it is about a 30 miles drive through the South Lakes. Stay on the A591 and pass Kendal before driving through Windemere, Ambleside and Grasmere. Stay on the A591, pass the Swan hotel, Raise Cottage is situated approximately 2 miles past Grasmere and a mile and a half past the Traveller’s Rest pub on the summit of Dunmail Raise. Park in the lay-by on the right hand side of the road (look out for the AA box).

Directions arriving from the North:

Depart the M6 motorway at junction 40 and drive West on the A66 until reaching Threlkeld. Turn off onto Station Road / B5322 (there will be a brown tourist sign for the mining museum). Join the A591 and pass the King’s Head Hotel, continue for 4 and a half miles enjoying the view of Thilmere Reservoir, Raise Cottage can be found on the left shortly after the dual carriageway. Lookout for the AA box and park in the lay-by on the left hand side of the road.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

Please inform Raise Cottage 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 Raise Cottage

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Raise Cottage by:

    • Train 3h

  • Raise Cottage is 2.2 miles from the centre of Grasmere.

  • The prices at Raise Cottage 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 Raise Cottage is from 16:30, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Raise Cottage offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking