- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Broadband / WiFi
This much loved cottage has just undergone an amazing transformation and will continue to be a firm favourite with returning visitor to Grasmere. Just one minutes' walk from the centre of Grasmere village, with a secluded garden, large sun terrace, Osprey House offers high quality accommodation in a first class location. Osprey House is made up of Osprey and Ospreys Nest which, using an interconnecting door, can be opened up to create one large property to accommodate six people. A spacious lounge with French doors to the garden and a cosy log fire, complemented by a contemporary cottage style kitchen with dining area again opening to the garden offer great social space and with two king size bedrooms, one on the ground floor, two bathrooms and a lovely garden this is an ideal cottage for a couple, friends or a small family. The village of Grasmere offers a great selection of shops, cafes and places to eat and all can be found just a short walk from the cottage and if you want to get out and about there are a plethora of walks to choose from ranging from gentle lakeside strolls to the high fells that surround the Vale of Grasmere. == Accommodation in detail The garden gate is set in the beech hedge, just across the road from the village primary school and the path to the front door passes through the mature garden which offers privacy with shrubs and borders, a small lawn and a patio area with patio furniture ideal for a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. The front door opens to the hallway leading to the welcoming dual aspect lounge with deep sofas, large TV, cosy log burning stove and french doors to the garden. The dining kitchen is a real heart of the home and finished to a very high quality with a central island unit, a range style cooker with electric hob and oven, a large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and TV. The oak flooring runs throughout and includes the dining area with large family dining table for six and a further set of french doors open to the garden and patio. The luxurious, ground floor, king size bedroom further reflects the quality throughout the property with a supetb dressing room with wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom with a beautiful feature bath, walk in shower and basin and WC. Heading upstairs, the spacious landing leads to another luxurious bedroom, again with king size bed, TV, views across the school playing fields to the fells beyond and an ensuite shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. An interconnecting door from the landing opens to Ospreys Nest which is a large suite with king size double bed, lounge and dining area, large screen TV, a spacious shower room and breakfast kitchen. Patio doors open to large sun terrace with steps to the parking area (thereby allowing the sun terrace to be accessed directly from the ground floor). Back downstairs and through the kitchen, at the rear of the cottage there is a porch and an inner hallway from the back door with plenty of space for boots. A utility room offers further space for outdoor gear and also includes a washing machine, tumble drier and an extra freezer. Also on the ground floor there is guests cloakroom with WC. To the rear of the property there is a private parking space for one car. The garage can be used for a second car or to store mountain bikes, however guests should note access to the garage is also required by guests staying at the adjacent Osprey Nest to access their laundry facilities. Location 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.
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.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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