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Swallows Cottage

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041343)

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  • “Needs more comfortable sofas and chairs also new bedroom furniture and more baking trays.”

    - Mrs Flannery, October 2021

The property

This detached Grasmere cottage is an absolute gem; within strolling distance of the village centre, surrounding by wonderful walking opportunities, and with the benefit of a delightful garden and furnished open air patio. Once parked, you could easily leave the car unused for the entire holiday. Inside, Swallows Cottage is beautifully presented and full of character. The lounge is cosy and comfy, with a pleasant dining area for eating in together with a warming woodburning stove. The two double bedrooms are over two floors; providing privacy for couples or friends. == Accommodation in detail Generous private parking for 2 cars. Small entrance hall with space for coats and boots. The cosy living room has a dual aspect, Lakeland stone and slate fireplace with woodburning stove, and a dining table. Lovely neat kitchen, well-equipped for holiday living. One double bedroom is found on the ground floor, along with the shower room. Upstairs to the second double bedroom, with lovely views. Outside, you'll find a well-kept garden with raised furnished terrace for al-fresco meals and sunset drinks. This property allows dogs however it is a condition of staying at Swallows Cottage to ensure a flea and tick treatment is applied to your dogs within a period of one week before you visit the property. Location Grasmere is a historic village at the very heart of the Lakes, west of Ambleside and north of Coniston and Hawkshead. The village centre has a number of useful shops, market, tea rooms and a select few very good restaurants - including the Jumble Room which has been listed in the BBC Good Food Guide. A holiday cottage in Grasmere provides easy access to no end of fabulous Lake District walks. Try the route up to Easedale Tarn in the fells above the village, visit the shores of nearby Rydal Water, or take on Fairfield, Silver How or Loughrigg to name but a few! Although hugely popular with tourists and walkers, Grasmere remains a relaxed village location with a real air of history. In the village you can explore the legacy of artists who've been inspired by the landscapes around the village - of particular note is the Heaton Cooper Studio. The famous poet William Wordsworth lived in Grasmere while writing some of his most famous poetry. His former home can be visited at Dove Cottage & the Wordsworth Museum, and his family grave is one of the most visited literary shrines in the world.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 x bedrooms; 1 x ground floor double, 1 x first floor double, shower room, lounge / diner, kitchen, garden with terrace and furniture and private parking.
  • Electric central heating, wood burning stove, power shower room, electric oven & halogen hob, microwave, fridge & freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, garden, terraced sitting out area, superb views, parking for two vehicles, bed linen and towels provided.

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.