Grasmere is a stone courtyard cottage located in Sawrey, Cumbria. It is set within the grounds of a private estate, consisting of ten other properties. Internally, the light sitting room lets the sun flood in but when the evening chill descends, you can cosy up in front of the excellent, easy to use and warming, woodburning stove. Relax among the soft couch cushions and enjoy the benefits of the large TV. Appliances of the highest order are on-hand to help you cook up a storm for your loved ones in the cosy little kitchen. Following on from a busy day exploring, there's nothing more pleasant than experiencing a comfortable night's sleep in the spacious double bedroom and family room, housing three single beds. With a modern family bathroom with a choice of a luxurious bath or a quick shower. Nearby attractions include Wray Castle, a Victorian neo-gothic castle. It was built in 1840 for retired Liverpudlian surgeon James Dawson and is a Grade II listed building. It has associations with artist John Ruskin and children's writer Beatrix Potter, who spent a summer holiday there. The surrounding grounds are open all year round and make for wonderful sightseeing opportunities. Grasmere is an attraction for those historic enthusiasts.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with 3 singles. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Shared laundry.
SAWREY Hawkshead 2 miles. The village of Sawrey is situated two miles from Hawkshead down the eastern side of Esthwaite Water, overlooked by the woods and tarns of Claife Heights. Sawrey consists of two separate hamlets - Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey - both with a cluster of picturesque cottages, tea rooms and pubs. Near Sawrey is famous for Hill Top, the 17th century farmhouse where Beatrix Potter wrote her acclaimed children's stories. Now a museum, owned and run by the National Trust, Hill Top is one of the most visited houses in the Lake District. Far Sawrey is the hamlet furthest away from Hawkshead and the nearest to the ferry point on Windermere. It offers a church and pub/restaurant with a beer garden. There are good walks in the area, including those to Claife Heights and in Grizedale Forest. It's also a great base for enjoying a wide variety of typical Lakeland pursuits - with watersports close at hand on Lake Windermere, fishing on nearby Esthwaite Water and, of course, fell walking.
This property offers the following short breaks: