Set in an enviable position on the edge of this highly popular Lakeland village, Heron Beck is within easy walking distance of Grasmere Village centre (10 minutes). The short stroll brings you into the heart of Grasmere village with a fine array of tea rooms and shops, and a range of places to eat from local bistros to traditional village pubs, and the Michelin-starred Forestside just a couple of minutes walk from the property.
Walks abound in this central part of the Lake District. There are gentle rambles along the lakeshore and up Easedale or you can head higher onto the fells; Fairfield, Helvellyn and Helm Crag are accessible from the door.
Enter into the spacious hallway where on the ground floor a double bedroom with en-suite shower, wc and basin can be found. There is also a separate wc off of the hall.
Take the stairs to the first floor where you will find a wonderfully light, bright and spacious open plan lounge/dining room and kitchen. This is the heart of the house. Sit around the log burning stove and relax in front of it on those cold winter days. Sit on one of the many comfortable sofas and enjoy a film on the large smart TV. There are lovely views from the large windows with French doors leading onto the patio, with garden furniture.
The dining area is great for enjoying that delicious meal or indeed planning the day’s events. The kitchen has all the modern day appliances, including a central island, high quality, modern appliances with an electric hob, double oven, large American style fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and washer/drier. You will find everything you need to cook that hearty breakfast to set you up for the day.
On this floor are a further 4 bedrooms, the first a dual aspect double room with en-suite shower, wc and basin. The second bedroom is a twin room, again dual aspect. It has an en suite shower room with shower, wc and basin. The third is a king size room and the fourth is a double. Both of these bedrooms can easily access the main bathroom which has a bath with shower over, wc and basin.
Outside, relax on the patio, ideal for al-fresco dining or to relax over a glass of wine in the evening or a coffee with the morning papers! Or enjoy a stroll around the garden.
There is parking for three cars on the driveway. There is also a covered area off the kitchen at the rear of the property, ideal for storing bikes or canoes if required. It can be used as a drying area for wet clothing.
Nestled in the very heart of the Lakes, Grasmere is a truly delightful place for a holiday in peaceful surroundings. With the views beginning at home, you'll be tempted to stroll around Rydal and Grasmere lakes or perhaps venture up Silver How and Helm Crag. Rising behind the property is the impressive Fairfield Horseshoe - keen walkers will be spoilt for choice.
However, a holiday in Grasmere isn't just for walkers. This historic Lake District village is famous for its connections with the poet William Wordsworth. He lived in the village at Dove Cottage which is open to the public as part of the Wordsworth Museum. The National Trust's Allen Banks can also be visited and there are several art galleries in Grasmere, particularly the Heaton Cooper Studio which displays the Cooper family's famous work as well as that of guest 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 a supermarket to quaint tea rooms and acclaimed restaurants, including the Good Food Guide listed Jumble Room and the Michelin Star Forestside. The famous Swan has a cosy bar and Tweedies offers an impressive range of craft beer and live music.
Grasmere is ideally situated for exploring the Lake District with Rydal Water, Ambleside and Lake Windermere to the south, or Keswick and Derwent Water to the north. The breathtaking Langdale Valley and the Lake District's third largest lake, Coniston, are also easily accessible by car.
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.