Roundhill Cottage, Grasmere
Arrival day: Friday | Sleeps: 4
If you're looking for a quintessential Lake District country cottage, with fabulous views and a quaint Lakeland village nearby, Roundhill Cottage is a must. This pretty retreat is found on the country lane leading from Grasmere village to Easedale Tarn, watched over by Helm Crag's famous 'Lion & Lamb' and enjoying fabulous views in every direction. Despite the secluded feel, Grasmere village centre is only a short stroll away from your door - plenty to tempt you by day and by night. Step inside the cottage and you'll find no contemporary flashiness; but the warm and homely atmosphere of a traditional Lakeland cottage. Westmorland slate floors and woodburning stove, country kitchen and cosy bedrooms, gardens fit for a scenic picnic. Bliss!
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 2 cars, right outside the back door entrance. Enter to the well-equipped traditional kitchen/dining room with Westmorland slate floor and views over the garden to the Grasmere Valley. Cosy lounge with woodburning stove set in Lakeland slate fireplace, and views towards Helm Crag and the surrounding fells. Upstairs to the double bedroom and twin bedroom, with fell and woodland views. Large house bathroom with shower over bath. Outside, enjoy a front and rear garden with useful bike store.
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 Good Food Guide listed Jumble Room. 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. 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!