Lamb Cottage, Grasmere
Arrival day: Friday | Sleeps: 6
This is a dreamy Listed Grasmere cottage, with a wealth of original features, providing a perfect retreat for a relaxing break at any time of the year. Oozing Lakeland character and charm externally, this property is larger than it appears to be, with its original charming features, but modern conveniences - who could wish for more in this fabulous setting - yet it's only a stone's throw from the heart of the village, but tucked away in a sleepy spot.
Beautifully presented, displaying the most elegant of traditional features; oak beams in the dining / kitchen, with its, original cast iron range, open fire in the warm, cosy living room and delightful English country cottage bedrooms with two super bathroom facilities.
The cottage has a cosy atmosphere for evenings in and special occasions, but is also only a few seconds stroll from Grasmere's village centre for shops, restaurants and country pubs. Keen fell walkers will stride out straight from the doorstep, perhaps never needing to use the car, and some will venture up Helm Crag - locally known as 'The Lion and the Lamb' from which the cottage takes its name..
Accommodation in detail
Park a car almost outside the cottage and wander through the adjoining cottage garden to the cottage; entrance porch and large hallway; then into the beautiful sitting room with open fire, truly relaxing after a day on the fells. The well-equipped kitchen / dining room has all you need including the original (ornamental) cast iron range and don't forget the external laundry at the bottom of the adjoining cottage garden, great for drying clothes or storing a bike or two. There is also a separate door from the kitchen leading out of the back of the cottage, to give its own, private entrance. On the ground floor is a large shower room. Upstairs to the three pretty bedrooms and second bathroom facility. Outside the garden is a delight within such a handy location tucked away from the hustle and bustle of romantic Grasmere…
At the very heart of the Lake District National Park, Grasmere is an adorable Lakeland village with ample facilities for self-catering breaks - including some excellent pubs and restaurants. It's full of Lake District charm and character and also steeped with artistic history; William Wordsworth lived here in Dove Cottage (open to the public) during one of his most productive periods as a poet. Local painters have also long been inspired, and several watercolour galleries exhibit in the village including the renowned Heaton Cooper Studio.
This fascinating village is a great place to base your self-catering holiday. On lazier days, explore the quaint village centre or take a peaceful riverside walk. Nearby Rydal Water is a particular joy.
If you're looking to hit the fells and explore secluded tarns, you're in the right place. A manageable hike leads up to Easedale Tarn, amidst fells above the village. Serious walkers might attempt Fairfield, Silver How, Helm Crag and Loughrigg; all within easy reach. A starting point for Helvellyn is only a short drive up the road at Thirlmere.