This gorgeous character apartment nestles on the banks of the River Rothay, which meanders gently through Grasmere village. Retaining the character of the original Lakeland stone building, Riverbank has been refurbished with a touch of the contemporary. We particularly love the oak beamed ceilings and traditional windows in both the cosy bedrooms.
This location is sublime for a romantic retreat or calming family holiday - soak up the views and relish the peace and quiet, but never be too far from shops, quaint tea rooms, cosy pubs and excellent eateries in Grasmere village centre. In fact, with walks beginning in every direction, you might not need your car during your stay.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 1 car. Riverside path to an external staircase with decked patio/balcony. Enter to a bright, modern Shaker style kitchen/dining room with large picture window and large dining table. Opening to the cosy lounge, with deep-cushioned furnishings and subtle contemporary decor. Inner hallway with games desk, leading to ground floor bathroom with shower over bath. A Victorian staircase leads to the master bedroom with king-size double bed, and the twin bedroom. First floor shower room.
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 Good Food Guide listed Jumble Room.
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.
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!
1 king size, 1 twin
Gas central heating
Bathroom with shower over bath
Widescreen TV and video with surround sound
DVD Player and CD/Hi-fi
Village centre setting on banks of River Rothay
Decked patio/balcony with furniture
Private parking for 1 car nearby