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High Raise

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041359)

4.4

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Review(s)

  • Emma

    “Loved our stay at High Raise.”

    The location is excellent and we didn't need to use our car all week. The property itself is very comfortable with an amazing bed and relaxing living room. A couple of minor things could make it even better. Firstly black out blinds in the bedroom as it gets a lot of light in the morning. The kitchen was well equipped but really missed a pair of tongs. And lastly the plugs for the kitchen sink were missing so washing up had to be done in a washing up bowl. This is fine but the bowl was tiny and ...

    The location is excellent and we didn't need to use our car all week. The property itself is very comfortable with an amazing bed and relaxing living room. A couple of minor things could make it even better. Firstly black out blinds in the bedroom as it gets a lot of light in the morning. The kitchen was well equipped but really missed a pair of tongs. And lastly the plugs for the kitchen sink were missing so washing up had to be done in a washing up bowl. This is fine but the bowl was tiny and only fits a side plate. So a bigger bowl would be helpful.

    - Emma, March 2024

    We are delighted that you had a lovely stay at High Raise and made full use of its central location to explore the beautiful Lake District. Thank you for your great comments about the bed and we shall buy some kitchen tongs next time we go shopping. Very best wishes, Susan and Chris (owners) Property Owner

Summary

  • 1 bedroom with new super-king size bed, bathroom with sunken bath and shower over
  • Open plan sitting room with new Smart TV
  • Shared washer and dryer
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, shared washer and dryer, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 1 allocated parking space
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

This gorgeous penthouse hideaway is nestled right in the very heart of Grasmere, looking down on the village green. A sophisticated Lakeland loft providing a perfect romantic retreat for a holiday at any time of the year. Aptly named, High Raise forms the penthouse of a traditional Grasmere stone building. It is beautifully presented with breathtaking views from every window. The clever mix of sumptuous furnishings and subtle colours, with original loft beams and exposed stone, really make this property special. Grasmere has historic attractions, interesting shops, quaint tea rooms and excellent eateries. You can enjoy the outstanding Lakeland scenery with walks beginning in every direction and for all abilities - it's all straight from your doorstep. With comforting style, magnificent views and set in this enchanting village - High Raise offers everything. == Accommodation in detail External mahogany staircase leads up from the parking area to a private entrance. A beautiful internal private staircase leads you to the open-plan living spaces for High Raise, here you are drawn to the various picture windows to gaze at the panoramic views. The substantial beams form interest throughout this loft space and what a relaxing place to watch the world go by; window seats, new Smart TV, a superb kitchen with built in full size electric oven and counter-top microwave and dining area. Sumptuous furnishings. The romantic bedroom with super king sized bed also boasts the stunning views and off the bedroom is a relaxing bathroom with power shower over a sunken bath. Private parking space for 1 car. Note: Image 2 is the exterior of High Raise. Image 4 is views from the front rooms. Image 10 views from the rear rooms Location This self-catering penthouse apartment puts you in the very heart of historic Grasmere overlooking the Village Green. A quaint little village steeped in history, Grasmere was once home to the famous poet William Wordsworth. His home can be visited at Dove Cottage - part of the Wordsworth museum. Grasmere also inspired a number of well-known water colour artists, whose work can be seen in art galleries like the Heaton Cooper Studio. Stocking up the kitchen is easy in Grasmere, with a small supermarket for everyday essentials and plenty of specialist shops to liven up your packed lunch. For eating out there is a varied range of high quality restaurants, with everything from gastro pubs (in the centre and in rural settings) to vegetarian restaurants. The Prelude Restaurant in the centre of the village and the riverside Conservatory Restaurant at the Rothay Garden Hotel are both double AA rosetted. There are some lovely, easy walks around Grasmere and Rydal Water. A pleasant climb takes you up around Easedale Tarn or even onto High Raise. Serious walkers might be tempted to take on the summits of Fairfield, Silver How, Helm Crag and Loughrigg; all within easy reach. The starting point for a popular route up Helvellyn is a short drive along the road to Thirlmere.Exploring other attractions in the Lake District is a dream, as Grasmere lies right at the heart of the Lakes. Follow the A591 to Rydal Water then Ambleside, and the shores of Lake Windermere. To your south explore the breathtaking Langdale Valley, Coniston Water and Hawkshead to mention but a few.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

GRASMERE

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 has 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. 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.