A tastefully furnished 17th century farmhouse located only a short stroll from the centre of Grasmere, this luxury Lake District cottage still retains many original features. Hollens Farmhouse has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, sleeping eight it is great for large groups or families wishing to explore the Lake District together. Outside there is a sunny patio with furniture, where better to relax with a glass of wine after a day exploring the area.
Grasmere is internationally acclaimed not only for its Wordsworth connections but also as it sits at the northern tip of the lake with the fells towering above in the most stunning scenery imaginable. It is a walkers haven with low and high walks available in all directions.
A wide selection of tea rooms, restaurants and traditional village inns and a range of local shops including the world famous gingerbread shop and Heaton Cooper Art Gallery help to make this a popular destination at any time of the year.
Location, location, location; Hollens Farmhouse has it all. Nestled into the lower slopes of Rydal Fell, above the idyllic village of Grasmere, the property enjoys superb views towards Helm Crag (The Lion and The Lamb) and Silver Howe. The tastefully refurbished, 17th Century farmhouse is situated almost mid-way between Keswick and Ambleside with an abundance of outdoor pursuits available from the door. Hollens Farmhouse has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard with much attention to detail that has made this a much sort after addition to our range of properties. All four bedrooms have en-suite facilities and the cottage retains many traditional features with a wealth of exposed oak beams and an oak cupboard dating from 1687.
The gas centrally heated accommodation comprises:
Double bedroom with characterful features including an antique French bed and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin, WC and washer/dryer.
First floor: Lounge with views down the Grasmere valley and to Grasmere lake, woodburning stove, 46" Smart TV, video and CD/hi-fi.
Dining/kitchen with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, large American style fridge/freezer and bar stools to kitchen island.
The dining area with TV and views to the nearby fells and patio doors leading to the garden.
Double bedroom with views down the valley and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC. Wi-Fi available.
All gas, electric and bed linen and towels included.
Cot and highchair available.
Lawned garden with patio and superb panoramic views over Grasmere to the nearby fells
Decking area with seating in the evening sun looking to Helm Crag.
Private parking for 2/3 cars.
£100 refundable Good Housekeeping Bond payable.
Spread over two floors. Two bedrooms are downstairs: 1 x double antique French bed with en-suite bathroom, shower room, hand basin, WC and 1 x twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, shower over bath, hand basin, WC and washer/dryer. Two further bedrooms on first floor: 1 x double with views and en-suite shower room, shower cubicle, hand basin and WC plus 1 x twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, shower over bath, hand basin and WC. First floor kitchen/dining area. First floor sitting room with woodburning stove.
GRASMERE 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: