Swallows Cottage, Grasmere
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 4
This detached Grasmere cottage is an absolute gem; within strolling distance of the village centre, surrounding by wonderful walking opportunities, and with the benefit of a delightful garden and furnished open air patio. Once parked, you could easily leave the car unused for the entire holiday. Inside, Swallows Cottage is beautifully presented and full of character. The lounge is cosy and comfy, with a pleasant dining area for eating in together with a warming woodburning stove. The two double bedrooms are over two floors; providing privacy for couples or friends.
Accommodation in detail
Generous private parking for 2 cars.
Small entrance hall with space for coats and boots. The cosy living room has a dual aspect, Lakeland stone and slate fireplace with woodburning stove, and a dining table. Lovely neat kitchen, well-equipped for holiday living. One double bedroom is found on the ground floor, along with the shower room. Upstairs to the second double bedroom, with lovely views. Outside, you'll find a well-kept garden with raised furnished terrace for al-fresco meals and sunset drinks.
Grasmere is a historic village at the very heart of the Lakes, west of Ambleside and north of Coniston and Hawkshead. The village centre has a number of useful shops, market, tea rooms and a select few very good restaurants - including the Jumble Room which has been listed in the BBC Good Food Guide.
A holiday cottage in Grasmere provides easy access to no end of fabulous Lake District walks. Try the route up to Easedale Tarn in the fells above the village, visit the shores of nearby Rydal Water, or take on Fairfield, Silver How or Loughrigg to name but a few! Although hugely popular with tourists and walkers, Grasmere remains a relaxed village location with a real air of history. In the village you can explore the legacy of artists who've been inspired by the landscapes around the village - of particular note is the Heaton Cooper Studio.
The famous poet William Wordsworth lived in Grasmere while writing some of his most famous poetry. His former home can be visited at Dove Cottage & the Wordsworth Museum, and his family grave is one of the most visited literary shrines in the world.