Glen View Cottage, Grasmere
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 6
Over 200 years old, this elegantly refurbished traditional Lake District cottage takes a picture-perfect location on the edge of Grasmere village. The stunning fell views are spectacular all year round, from the top floor lounge and also from the master suite's private sun terrace. The property retains its true Lakeland magic, with picturesque cottage windows and those lovely character beams. Families or friends will find ample room for dining in and sochial gatherings. With Grasmere so close by, each guest can take this holiday at their very own pace.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 2 cars. Entrance hall to the ground floor utility room /boot room and the twin bedroom. Upstairs to the middle level double bedroom and the master en-suite double bedroom with patio doors to the private terrace (also accessible via steps from outside). The main bathroom is on this level. On the top floor you'll find the open plan living space with gorgeous exposed beams, feature fireplace and comfy furnishings. Living and dining areas are open plan with a superb outlook through many windows including a full-length bay window. The views continue in the fresh, modern kitchen.
This spacious Grasmere holiday home offers a superb location for exploring historic Grasmere, walking in the Lake District or simply relaxing and enjoying the views at home. The surrounding walking territory is apparent through every window; Lakeland fells leading up to Easedale Tarn, famous Lake District walks such as Silver How, Helm Crag and the impressive Fairfield Horseshoe are just a few of the routes to tempt you here.
Grasmere itself is a wonderful base for a self-catering Lake District holiday. Peaceful and picturesque, the village is steeped with artistic history and famous worldwide as the former home of poet William Wordsworth - whose home can be visited at Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum. There are several watercolour galleries in the village, displaying the work of locally-inspired painters. The Heaton Cooper Studio is definitely worth a visit. If you're looking for a tasty souvenir, step back in time at the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. For a special evening out, you'll find endless choice of excellent country pubs in the surrounding area as well as the Good Food Guide-listed Jumble Room restaurant in the village centre.
Grasmere village is well-placed for visiting many of the Lake District's other highlights. The A591 leads south past tranquil Rydal Water to Ambleside, on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. There you'll find the Lake District's most cosmopolitan village - alive with shops, cafes and restaurants and only a stroll from Windermere Lake Cruises at Waterhead Pier. Follow the A591 north to Keswick and Derwent Water, or branch off into the Langdale Valley.