If you are looking for a well-appointed, quality cottage, just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Grasmere village, with beautiful views out across the meadows to the fells and great walks from the door, then look no further.
Set on the edge of Grasmere village, with beautiful views to Easdale and Helm Crag, this super cottage has been owned by the same family for many years and now lovingly refurbished the owners want to offer others the opportunity to create their own fond memories of Holly Grove.
This traditional Lakeland end of terrace cottage offers a cosy retreat with all the modern comforts you could wish for, On the ground floor there is dual aspect lounge / diner, a kitchen with one of the finest views you could hope for. Upstairs to two double bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower, a family bathroom with separate WC. Outside is a drying area and a small patio.
The centre of the most famous of Lakeland villages, Grasmere, is just a short walk away where you will find a lovely selection of shops , cafes and places to eat. Walks range from a gentle stroll beside the River Rothay, the popular Lakeland walks to Helm Crag and Loughrigg Fell are amongst many to choose from and for the more adventurous you can walk to the summit of Helvellyn direct from the door!
Accommodation in detail
From the private parking space the front door to Holly Grove opens to a hallway with ample space for boots, coats and outdoor gear. The dual aspect lounge / dinner is bright and airy and the large feature window offers beautiful views across the meadows to the fells beyond and as the day draws to a close there is an traditional slate fireplace with electric flame effect fire and smart TV making the lounge a lovely place to relax and unwind or to spend an evening socialising with friends at the dinner table.
The quality kitchen offers everything you could need to during your stay and, as the view from the kitchen sink is second to none, the owners have carefully created a small patio area just outside the kitchen where you can take a break from the cooking and relax with a coffee or a glass of wine or to enjoy the sunset over Easdale.
Also on the ground floor there is a family bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC. There is also an additional shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC
On the first floor there are two tastefully decorated bedrooms, the first is dual aspect with king size bed and again there are those beautiful views across the valley, the second, with a double bed, is complemented with an ensuite WC.
The owners welcome one well behaved dog but due to the location this property does not have its own garden but there is a lovely walk through the woods, beside the river, just one minutes' walk away or Broadgate meadow just a minute further down the road.
Unfortunately the owners do believe the property is only suitable for children over seven years old.
Nestled in the very heart of the Lakes, Grasmere is a lovely place for a romantic break in peaceful surroundings. With the views beginning at home, you'll be tempted to take on such famous Lake District walks as Silver How, Lang How and Helm Crag. Rising very close to the property is the impressive 'Fairfield Horseshoe' - keen walkers will be spoilt for choice.
But a holiday property in Grasmere isn't just a dream for walkers. This historic Lake District village is famed for its connections with the poet William Wordsworth, who lived in the village at Dove Cottage is open to the public as part of the Wordsworth Museum. Artists will enjoy browsing several watercolour galleries in Grasmere, particularly the Heaton Cooper Studio which displays the Cooper family's famous work as well as that of inspired local 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 supermarket to quaint tea rooms and acclaimed restaurants - the Good Food Guide-listed Jumble Room is a treat for a special occasion and the Michelin Star awarded Forestside is just a few minutes' walk from the cottage.
For touring by car or exploring the Lakes, the A591 leads you effortlessly south past Rydal Water to Ambleside on the northern shore of Lake Windermere, or north to Keswick and Derwent Water. Also easily found to your south are the breathtaking Langdale Valley and the Lake District's third largest lake, Coniston.
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.