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Glen View Cottage

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041618)


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Gary

    “Really lovely cottage in a great location”

    - Gary, April 2024


  • Over three floors with three bedrooms. 1 x Super king size bedroom, with en-suite walk in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x Ground floor super king size bedroom (zip/link bed- can be twin on request), 1 x King size bedroom with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas flame-effect fire
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-Fi, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel, power, bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Elevated sun terrace with furniture
  • Garden with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are four steps down to the king-size bedroom
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed

The property

Situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Grasmere, Cumbria and boasting spectacular views of the surrounding fells is this 200-year-old cottage, Glen View Cottage. With plenty of rustic charm and all the home comforts you need for a relaxing break at any time of year, this stone-built, three-storey cottage serves as a fantastic base for a family holiday or a break with friends in the renowned Lake District National Park. Step into the cottage to find exposed stone and beams throughout all three floors, offering a characterful setting, reflective of its picture-perfect surroundings, while the stylish décor provides a home-from-home you won't want to leave. Make your way up to the second-floor and settle down in the open-plan living space where earthy tones create a warm ambiance in the heart of the home. Take advantage of the kitchen facilities and have the chef of the group rustle up a tasty meal with the induction hob and electric oven as natural light pours in from the skylights; granite worktops and a Belfast sink make this space ideal for preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the dishwasher helps with the cleaning up. From here, admire the views from the floor to ceiling windows of the great outdoors, before setting off on an adventurous day in the countryside. On your return, feast at the elegant glass-top dining table, before sinking into the sofa to watch some TV shows as night rolls in. When sleep calls, choose from three bedrooms which effortlessly blend chic artwork and furnishings with traditional beams and catch your rest; the first, located on the first floor hosts a super-king bedroom with an en-suite shower room and patio doors to a sun terrace where you can savour your morning coffee with a view. The second bedroom is accessed via four steps down and is home to a king-size bed and a TV for lazier mornings, while the final bedroom, situated on the ground-floor, offers a zip/link super-king-size bed, giving a flexible sleeping arrangement should you prefer two singles. Completing the interior of the property is a family bathroom, where you can soak your muscles in the bath, or enjoy a quick rinse off in the shower, as well as a utility room where more fridge space can be found, along with a washing machine and tumble dryer for freshening up your clothes throughout your stay. Outside, there is a lawn area with furniture, perfect for taking your meals al fresco in the warmer months with a good glass of wine in hand. From the doorstep of the cottage, a footpath leads you into the delightful village of Grasmere, where plenty of quaint shops and eateries can be found to give the designated chef a night off, such as the Good Food Guide-listed Jumble Room restaurant. Peaceful and full of history, the village is ideal for exploring on foot and venturing off-path to discover tremendous views of the varying terrains. Home of poet William Wordsworth, the fascinating Wordsworth Museum can be enjoyed, or perhaps take a trip to his former home, Dove Cottage. With plenty of watercolour galleries in the village, you will be immersed in the work of locally-inspired painters, however for the foodies of the group, an unmissable visit to the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop will take you back in time for a tasty souvenir. Following the footpath from the cottage in the opposite direction, you will come to Easedale Tarn, and you can also explore the famous Lake District walks such as Silver How, Helm Crag and the impressive Fairfield Horseshoe. Further afield, be sure to take a trip to the nearby towns of Ambleside and Windermere for more shopping and dining options, as well as watersport activities and lakefront strolls on the magnificent Lake Windermere, or follow the A591 north to Keswick and Derwent Water, or branch off into the Langdale Valley. Whatever your style of adventure Glen View Cottage is a wonderful base for a holiday filled with memories, any time of year.

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

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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 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.

Please note this property has a zip link bed. This will be made as a twin by default. Please contact the call center should you wish it to be a super king.