If you're looking for a true Lakeland character property in a world-renowned location, at the heart of the Lakes and immersed in the landscapes that have inspired artists and poets for hundreds of years, then Stone Arthur Cottage will leave you enchanted. A detached 17th century cottage, refurbished to elegant 5 star standards and boasting unforgettable views in every direction; to fells, valley and Grasmere Water itself.
Inside the atmosphere is homely but indulgent; sumptuous fabrics and antique furnishings, old oak beams and vaulted ceilings, stone flagged floors and stable doors, woodburning stove and a stunning cream Aga at the heart of the kitchen. The dining reception room is a dream for sociable gatherings, opening out to the garden, and there will be no arguments over these magnificent bedrooms!
Accommodation in detail
A long private drives leads to parking for 3 cars, outside the cottage. Gothic cathedral doors to a vaulted porch. Beamed lounge with leather furnishings, woodburning stove and fabulous views. Farmhouse kitchen with stone flagged floors and cream Aga. The kitchen is open to the dining area which in turn leads to the fantastic furnished gardens - an exceptional space for entertaining. Upstairs to the 3 magnificent bedrooms (2 king-size, 1 twin) with antique beds, and the luxurious Victorian bathrooms. Office area with Wi-Fi.
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.
No children or babies under 8 years of age.