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“A fantastic location and unique experience”
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Moss Grove Organic
Ranked #6 of 20 Grasmere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 April 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Moss Grove Organic over Easter weekend 2014, and had an enjoyable time in Grasmere.

It would be prudent to first address a common question about this establishment; namely is it a hotel, a guest house or a B&B? Most reviewers seem to touch on this point, and I would describe it as a guest house. It's not a hotel, and it doesn't have the facilities of a hotel. It's not as cosy as a B&B either. If you are quite alright with that, you may find Moss Grove an enjoyable place to stay. It is not a great deal better, or worse, than many of the surrounding establishments but the pricing tends to be somewhat stiffer.

My reasons for going were that my wife booked a room fairly close to the Bank Holiday weekend. Our usual accomodation at How Foot Lodge by the Wordsworth Museum was fully booked, so we took a chance on Moss Grove. We have previously admired the looks and location of the place from afar, but this was our first time staying there. We were upgraded in secret by a family member to Room 2, which is the ground floor suite with a jacuzzi on a private patio to the rear. The location of the Moss Grove is fantastic. You could not pick a more central location in Grasmere, and the building is picturesque in both day and night. Access to local restaurants and walks is brilliant; you are but a minute's walk from Tweedies bar and about two minutes walk from the local Co-Op store. However, the central location does have a serious downside, and that is the dismal parking situation. Grasmere has become ever more popular over recent years and parking space is fiercely defended and at a premium. The parking lot at the front of the building does not appear to service the needs of the business and it seems a frequent complaint that there are more rooms/booking spaces than the car park can provide for. I was lucky to grab a space right at the front door which afforded me an easy manoeuvre out onto the main road when I left, but during certain times less considerate guests had double parked. However, I cannot say whether they made arrangements with the staff to have their keys available to the owners of the cars they had blocked in. When it came to checking out, I was eager to get away quickly to prevent the arrival of a new guest blocking my car in. I was also relieved I took a small car on the trip, if I had taken a bigger car I would likely have struggled to get the doors open once I had parked it! It does not seem that a solution to this issue is forthcoming, other than to charge for parking and limit the number of spaces at the hotel.


The room itself I found very comfortable. The bathroom was massive, though the glass door between the bedroom and bathroom had massive panel gaps. It looks stylish and trendy, though as such, it offered no insulation of privacy for conducting private business, so I would not recommend this room for a newly dating couple who have not yet confronted the realities of 'the call of nature'. The shower was fantastic and the range of Pure Lakes Organic Skincare products were delightful, a real cut above what one would usually find in a guest house. The filtered tap water was a nice touch and saved me drinking bottled water for my stay. The linen was fresh and luxurious. The bed was massive, and found the firm mattress very comfortable. However, noise was an issue, particularly during the night. Given that Room 2 is next to the kitchen and staff desk, I could accept some noise during the day. However at night, the thin walls and ceilings did little to disguise the noise made by other guests (including the sounds of a woman in the room above amidst the throes of passion!).

I did greatly enjoy the jacuzzi, and would recommend upgrading to the suite for this feature if you can. The patio area with the jacuzzi is quite private and the facility is generally clean. It really lifted the stay to something a bit more special, and I must admit I would probably have been a little bored without the distraction it offered.

Breakfast was not really to my taste. I didn't think it offered particularly good value for money, and though the choice was eclectic, a lot of the stuff on offer was not to my taste. I find the best breakfast before a day walking in the fells is a hearty full English (a rare treat). As such, the organic selection didn't greatly interest me. Oddities like the basil flavoured tofu, and the spring rolls were an interesting distraction but hardly a replacement for a hearty rasher of bacon and a fried egg. The glasses for the fruit juice are also very small, and I required frequent return trips to slake my thirst. Being on the ground floor, I found the arrangement of taking my tray to my room quite acceptable, though I did glance into the lounge area where other guests were dining - it didn't look like the most comfortable experience. Whilst the breakfast selection works hard to stick to the brief of organic, fair trade or local produce, it does not represent value for money given the top-end pricing of the Moss Grove.


The Moss Grove represents a unique proposition, given it's fantastic location and interesting mission for sustainable, organic accommodation. You may find some satisfaction in their goals, and that may increase your enjoyment. I would probably stay again, but only if my preferred accommodation was fully booked and I could book Room 2. I would, however, definitely recommend trying the Moss Grove; you might find that you really 'click' with what they're doing and have yourself a very enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Room 2, with the private jacuzzi on the patio, is a delight.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

I stayed here with my girlfriend.

She had never stayed in the lakes so wanted somewhere special to stay on her birthday, the Moss Grove is just that.

We stayed in room 3 which is one of the best rooms I have ever had the pleasure to stay in.

The bed is amazing....If it was any bigger you would need a sat nav

The owners was very friendly and helpful and gave us a guided tour on arrival.

We stayed for two days and didn't want to leave.

I would defiantly go back there !

Room Tip: Room 3 is amazing
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Other reviewers seem to love or hate this place. I fall into the latter category. Really this is a slightly more upmarket version of a bunk house but the price cannot justify the quality.

Not enough parking spaces for the number of rooms which inevitable meant double parking. Not exactly convenient when you are trying to leave, have been blocked in by another guest who has disappeared...) no warm and friendly greeting upon checking in - indifferent staff.

A lovely communal living area that you can't use after 9pm as the staff all leave at that time and lock everything up. Access to DVD's until 9pm because of the same reason.

Breakfast arrangements were quite frankly weird; collect your breakfast on trays from the kitchen and bring into living area to eat on sofa's or sit where you can at a table. The room was silent apart from other people munching. Some quiet background music wouldn't have gone amiss just to make it feel less like. Doctors waiting room.

Personally I'm not keen on seeing strangers in their pj's first thing in the morning...

The breakfast was good if you like tiny portions of nuts and seeds. I've never had a spring roll until breakfast until my stay here! It would have been good to have had hot food available - a sausage does not count as a cooked breakfast in my book.

It was quiet here, the room was far too hot or far too cold - nothing quite comfortable. If you like sleeping on the hardest bed in the world, this is the place for you.

Sadly the overall experience was one I did not enjoy, and would recommend other hotels in the area which are much cheaper and better quality than this.

This place is run as a business alone. Little focus on customers and they are the ones who count.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Deborah G
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Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Wonderful stay at the Moss Grove for my fiancé's birthday. The room was delightful, decorated beautifully and the spa bath was amazing. Located in the heart of Grasmere, it's ideally situated for the local restaurants and shops. The breakfast was beautiful, home made bread, organic cereals, ham, fruit salad, something a little different to a usual fry up! We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank VL1978
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We were greeted by warm and helpfull staff. The room was a Wow large comfy bed the bathroom was first class with spar bath heated floor an power shower.The breakfast was Mediterranean style and being organic was very heathy the home baked bread and the Cumbrian sausages were good
the hotel is situated in the center of Grasmere juts a stroll to the the shops and cafes.Totaly enjoyable we will be back.

Room Tip: Get a room at the front
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

A restful and relaxing evening was spent at Moss Grove. Upon arrival I was warmly welcomed and shown to my room where I was met by this huge bed which even myself standing over 6ft tall had to climb into (amazing). I was also lucky enough to have a balcony where I enjoyed a glass of wine looking over the picturesque village. After a great nights sleep, the shower was powerful and although I didn't use the spa bath it was nice to have that option and I am sure I will try it the next time.

Breakfast was a continental style affair with a wide selection of healthy all organic choices, a refreshing change from a full english.

I would totally recommend this hotel, its perfect for couples wanting a romantic time away and great for a relaxing break if you want to explore the great walking and views surrounding the lakes.

Definitely will stay again great boutique hotel

Room Tip: Ask for one with the huge bed
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

we arrived to be greeted by a rather plain dressed male which being a 5 star hotel was quite a let down as first impressions say it all.we were taken to our room which was a very small bedroom with a very low ceiling which my partner hit his head twice.the bathroom was lovely with a spa,its a shame the bedroom wasnt bigger for the price we paid.it was definately not a 5 star.it was all very sparce i know it was organic but there wasnt anyone about to greet us at breakfast you just helped yourself and took your own pots into a very untidy kitchen it looked more like a store room.the breakfast itself was nice but did not like sitting round a settee because other people were sat at a table so you couldnt talk privately. it would have been nice to have had a choice of breakfast in bed too.The decor of the hotel was not impressive and felt more like a travel lodge than a 5 star hotel apart from the bathroom.Was very disappointed by the overall experience and are alot better hotels for the same money,There needs to be more staff we only saw 2 men the entire time we were there it would have been nice to see a female face as the men were not very welcoming and looked like they had just woken up.will not be returning.6 out of ten way way over priced!

Room Tip: drive by the hotel and dont look at the photos ring the hotel and ask for information.
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Additional Information about Moss Grove Organic

Address: 591 Off a, Grasmere LA22 9SW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Grasmere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Grasmere
Price Range: £99 - £215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Moss Grove Organic 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Very Good 39 guest reviews "Great hotel. Stayed in number 7 which had a super King bed and Jacuzzi bath. Couldn't fault it! One of the best hotels I've stayed in! Organ..." A Reid "Could be signposted or have better website directions as missed it first time but great place to stay- room excellent , owner lovely, would..." David R "Very good. We booked room 2. Jacuzzi was nice but there were strawberry tops on floor outside and marks in bath...." M Salt "A lovely clean modern hotel. Lovely room but didn't enjoy the buffet style breakfast. I would have rather had a full English...." Graeme P "Beautifully presented, well looked after, delicious breakfast. 5*..." kally a "Great hotel. Stayed in number 7 which had a super King bed and Jacuzzi bath. Couldn't fault it! One of the best hotels I've stayed in! Organ..." A Reid "Could be signposted or have better website directions as missed it first time but great place to stay- room excellent , owner lovely, would..." David R Previous Next About the property The Moss Grove Organic offers 5-star guest accommodation. Each of the individually designed bedrooms are unique in character, shape, design and ambience. All sharing a relaxed and totally natural style with a range of sustainable features. Each bedroom has a flat-screen TV and Bose Entertainment system with a DVD library available and free WI-FI throughout the property. The modern and sleek bathrooms have a Jacuzzi spa bath, under floor heating and organic toiletries. The Award winning Mediterranean style buffet breakfast is served in the country kitchen including an extensive selection of organic, local and fair-trade produce. With a range of cereals, local Cumberland sausage, home made breads, cheeses, crostinis, ham and tapas dishes so you can be sure of a most delicious and nutritious start to your day. Ideally situated in the heart of the Lake District in Grasmere village centre. Just over 500 metres from Grasmere Lake. The popular Lake District town Ambleside is just 4 miles to the South and 12 miles to the North is Keswick. Free on-site parking is available. ... more   less 
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