Lion Cottage, Grasmere
Arrival day: Friday | Sleeps: 6
You can sense the history in this gorgeous Listed Grasmere cottage, providing a perfect retreat for a relaxing break at any time of the year. Oozing Lakeland character and charm externally yet completely modernised inside - who could wish for more in this fabulous setting - a stone's throw from the heart of the village yet tucked away in a sleepy spot.
Beautifully presented, displaying the most elegant of traditional features; oak beams through the ground floor, woodburning stove with an inglenook fireplace, delightful English country cottage bedrooms and 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 outside the cottage and wander through the garden to the cottage; entrance porch and then into the beautiful open plan living space with leather sofas by the woodburner, which is truly relaxing after a day on the fells. The well-equipped kitchen has all you need and don't forget the external laundry at the bottom of the garden-great for drying clothes or storing a bike or two. On the ground floor is a shower room. Upstairs there are 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.