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Glen View Cottage

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

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Amazing cottage, amazing views, if any slight criticism the sofas were uncomfortable and stairs are very creaky and trying to get down the stairs past toddlers room at night impossible as woke them up!”

    ! Facility’s great, would go again, good quiet location x

    ! Facility’s great, would go again, good quiet location x

    - Mrs Wilcox, June 2021


The property

Over 200 years old, this elegantly refurbished traditional Lake District cottage takes a picture-perfect location on the edge of Grasmere village. The stunning fell views are spectacular all year round, from the top floor lounge and also from the master suite's private sun terrace. The property retains its true Lakeland magic, with picturesque cottage windows and those lovely character beams. Families or friends will find ample room for dining in and social gatherings. With Grasmere so close by, each guest can take this holiday at their very own pace. == Upon arrival to Glen View Cottage there are 2 private parking spaces directly outside and clearly marked. Enter to the right side of the property where the front door leads into the Entrance hall featuring a ground floor utility room /boot room for taking off muddy boots after a day on the fells. On this level we also have a super king bed which can be changed into twin beds (please specify on booking). Upstairs to the middle level you will find the master double bedroom with an en-suite shower room which features patio doors leading out to it's own private terrace and garden furniture to relax on (also accessible via steps from outside). The main bathroom is on this level which offers a shower over bath, basin and WC. Also on this floor down 2 steps sits the final bedroom;this room has a double bedroom. Heading further upstairs to the top floor you'll find the open plan living space with gorgeous exposed beams, feature fireplace and comfy furnishings. Living and dining areas are open plan with a superb outlook through many windows including a full-length bay window. The views look out on the hills and crags on your way up to Easedale Tarn. The open plan fitted kitchen is well equipped with a range of appliances and everything you could need during your stay. Location This spacious Grasmere holiday home offers a superb location for exploring historic Grasmere, walking in the Lake District or simply relaxing and enjoying the views at home. The surrounding walking territory is apparent through every window; Lakeland fells leading up to Easedale Tarn, famous Lake District walks such as Silver How, Helm Crag and the impressive Fairfield Horseshoe are just a few of the routes to tempt you here. Grasmere itself is a wonderful base for a self-catering Lake District holiday. Peaceful and picturesque, the village is steeped with artistic history and famous worldwide as the former home of poet William Wordsworth - whose home can be visited at Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum. There are several watercolour galleries in the village, displaying the work of locally-inspired painters. The Heaton Cooper Studio is definitely worth a visit. If you're looking for a tasty souvenir, step back in time at the Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. For a special evening out, you'll find endless choice of excellent country pubs in the surrounding area as well as the Good Food Guide-listed Jumble Room restaurant in the village centre. Grasmere village is well-placed for visiting many of the Lake District's other highlights. The A591 leads south past tranquil Rydal Water to Ambleside, on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. There you'll find the Lake District's most cosmopolitan village - alive with shops, cafes and restaurants and only a stroll from Windermere Lake Cruises at Waterhead Pier. Follow the A591 north to Keswick and Derwent Water, or branch off into the Langdale Valley.


  • 3 bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king size (or twins on request), 1 x first floor double with en-suite shower room, 1 x first floor twin, house bathroom with shower over bath, basin and wc
  • Ground floor utility
  • Top floor open plan sitting room
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas fire
  • Electric oven
  • Induction hob
  • microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, WiFi, TV, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garden furniture
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Pub nearby
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

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 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.

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.