Arrival day: Friday | Sleeps: 8
Just a stroll from Grasmere village at the foot of Heron Pike, this much-loved holiday home stands secluded within a large fellside garden, surrounded by mature trees and creating a haven for wildlife.
Step inside, and you'll discover a superb venue for gatherings. Light pours into the elegant living space - equipped with such contemporary luxuries as Sky TV and iPod dock. The bedrooms are all a treat, whether you're snuggled in the spacious eaves or admiring the garden from the ground floor master en-suite.
A pretty sunroom ensures you'll relish the garden outlook at any time of year perhaps you may also like to read your favourite book, but the gardens themselves are a joy. You'll find many enchanting corners including a patio seating 8 for al-fresco meals, next to a babbling stream and small waterfall. Bliss for you and heaven for kids!
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 2-3 cars.
Steps at front entrance into hallway with space for walking clobber. Large, stylish breakfast kitchen (with TV for the cook!).
Spacious living room with leather sofas, TV (all Sky), stereo and iPod dock, leading to the sunroom which provides the perfect peaceful escape.
Two bedrooms on ground floor: Master king-size en-suite with patio door, and attractive twin bedroom. Separate ground floor bathroom with walk-in shower.
Upstairs in the eaves: Large double bedroom and twin bedroom, plus second full bathroom with shower over corner bath.
Mature gardens over various levels, with stream and small waterfall and patio to seat eight (seating provided). Badgers are regularly spotted, so keep a look out!
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!