Bridge Cottage is thought to have been built in the late 19th Century and had origins as a coach house or stables. Situated in the grounds of the Bridge House Hotel, this attractive stone-built cottage is superbly located in the ever popular Lakeland Village of Grasmere. The cottage sits alongside the River Rothay and enjoys some lovely views, not least of the famous St Oswalds Church where William Wordsworth rests. You can literally step out of the front door and within seconds be shopping, dining out or enjoying a relaxing drink or two in one of the many highly regarded restaurants or traditional inns which populate this pretty village.
Step inside the cottage to an open plan lounge/diner which benefits from views of the river and church tower. Complete with family dining table, this area is an ideal space for planning the day’s events or enjoying your evening meal. You will also find an assortment of games which can be enjoyed on the cosy sofa in the evenings. Or indeed relax with family and friends whilst watching TV (No live TV available due to reception. However viewing through the internet is fine, iplayer, ITV player, Channel 4 etc or your own Netflix and Amazon TV)or listening to music.
This kitchen also has river and church views. It includes everything you could need to cook up meals from a hearty breakfast to a celebration dinner. It includes a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.
The family bathroom is located on the ground floor and has a bath with shower over, WC and basin.
Take the stairs to the two double bedrooms, one which has an en-suite of shower, WC and vanity unity with basin. (There is a 3rd bedroom available which has bunk beds, ideal for children, please specify on booking whether it’s the two double rooms required or one double room and one bunk room)
Outside you have the use of the garage, for secure storage of bikes or canoes. Parking is available for two cars on the graveled driveway.
Please bear in mind the hotel next door has a right away across the graveled driveway to access the courtyard at the back of the hotel.
Nestled in the very heart of the Lakes, Grasmere is a truly delightful place for a holiday in peaceful surroundings. With the views beginning at home, you'll be tempted to stroll around Rydal and Grasmere lakes or perhaps venture up Silver How and Helm Crag. Rising behind the property is the impressive Fairfield Horseshoe - keen walkers will be spoilt for choice.
However, a holiday in Grasmere isn't just for walkers. This historic Lake District village is famous for its connections with the poet William Wordsworth. He lived in the village at Dove Cottage which is open to the public as part of the Wordsworth Museum. The National Trust's Allan Bank can also be visited and there are several art galleries in Grasmere, particularly the Heaton Cooper Studio which displays the Cooper family's famous work as well as that of guest artists.
The village centre has all the facilities you'll need during your self-catering holiday in the heart of the Lakes, from local shops and a supermarket to quaint tea rooms and acclaimed restaurants, including the Good Food Guide listed The Jumble Room and the Michelin Star Forestside. The famous Swan has a cosy bar and Tweedies offers an impressive range of craft beer and live music.
Grasmere is ideally situated for exploring the Lake District with Rydal Water, Ambleside and Lake Windermere to the south, or Keswick and Derwent Water to the north. The breath-taking Langdale Valley and the Lake District's third largest lake, Coniston, are also easily accessible by car.
About the location
Ambleside 5 miles; Windermere 9 miles; Keswick 13 miles.
Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park is the lovely village of Grasmere, probably best known as the home of William Wordsworth, a place he once described as "The most loveliest spot that man hath found". Any visit to Grasmere needs to include The Grasmere Gingerbread shop, where the Wilson family have been making gingerbread for over 60 years. Also in the village are a number of shops, pubs, a church which dates back to the 13th century and Grasmere Lake, plus Grasmere Sports takes place every August, where you can watch participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland Wrestling. Just five miles away is the town of Ambleside and Lake Winderemere where you will find shops, pubs, restaurants and the 17th century Bridge House, which is one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District. Cruises, boat trips and watersports can all be enjoyed on Lake Windermere and the towns of Windermere and Keswick are also within driving distance. Grasmere is a wonderful base for your Lake District retreat.
There is a 3rd bedroom available which has bunk beds, ideal for children, please specify on booking either the two double rooms required or one double room and one bunk room) No live TV - internet streaming catch up works fine. Please note the hotel next door has a right of way across the driveway to access the courtyard at the back of the hotel.