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Herdwick Cottage

Grasmere, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A delightful slate-fronted cottage, beautifully and sensitively restored throughout
  • Character features throughout including a wood burner and exposed stone walls
  • Located in Grasmere, in the heart of the Lakes, with an abundance of walks straight from your door
Property code: SZ243

Exuding rustic charm and perfect for families or couples, return to this cottage to relax in front of the roaring wood burner after a day out on the fells.

With everything you need right on your doorstep in the picturesque village of Grasmere, this is the ideal spot to enjoy all the Lakes has to offer. In the village itself, there are a host of pubs, cafes and restaurants and lots of charming little gift shops and interesting art galleries to peruse. From the doorstep, there is plenty to offer the casual walker, whilst also keeping the more serious hiker fully entertained. 5 miles away is the village of Ambleside, right at the top of Lake Windermere, where you will find a variety of different activities such as taking a boat tour on the lake, hiring a kayak or paddle boat and enjoying the amazing views from the lakeside. Keswick and Windermere are within 12 miles and offer a range of outdoor activities and a varied selection of shops, restaurants and supermarkets.

Beautifully renovated throughout with luxury fittings, and finished with impeccable taste, this cottage has a contemporary yet cosy interior with a delightful, rustic feel. Leave your coats and boots at the door and step into the elegant, open-plan living and dining room. Perfect after a long day exploring, settle on the comfortable sofas with a hot chocolate as you warm your toes in front of the wood burner and watch a film on the Smart TV. A selection of guidebooks and jigsaw puzzles are available for use during your stay. The dining table seats four people, ideal for sociable meals or a board game or two. The galley-style kitchen is bright, with the skylight and bifold doors allowing a stream of natural light. Equipped with an integrated fridge, gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, small counter-top freezer, washer/dryer and wine cooler, there is everything you need for cosy meals in. Up the open-tread staircase, there are two beautifully decorated double bedrooms, each boasting a Smart TV and an en-suite shower room. One bedroom has views over the chapel courtyard and the other over the rooftops to Silver How mountain, providing lovely views to wake up to.

Outside is a beautiful hydrangea flowerbed, with Grasmere’s many attractions within metres.

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms
  • Gas hob, electric oven, integrated fridge, dishwasher, small counter-top freezer, washer/dryer and wine cooler
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker. Smart TVs in both bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within 1 mile
  • Regret no children or babies under the age of 12 years old

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


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Reviewed by Stephen 12th November 2021

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We had a wonderful week at the cottage. We've stayed at many self-catering cottages and this was the best in terms of location. There were lovely shops and cafes a stone's throw from the cottage. The Herdy shop opposite is far too tempting! There are fantastic walks from the doorstep and many Wainwrights to do. The cottage felt high spec, very comfRead moreortable and homely. The log burner was a real treat after cold walks, particularly with the nights drawing in. We'll be back I'm sure! Hide

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The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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