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Red Lion Cottage

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1076450)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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The property

Nestled in the quaint village of Grasmere rests this charming stone-built holiday home, Red Lion Cottage.

Centrally positioned within the delightful landscape of the Lake District National Park, Red Lion Cottage offers an idyllic base for your next family adventure.

Marvel at the traditional stone-built exterior of this lovely dwelling before stepping over the threshold and kicking off your walking boots in the handy hallway, heading through to the country-style kitchen/diner to prepare some tasty treats for the group following an action-packed day.

Gather your loved ones together around the dining table that takes centre stage in the sociable space to indulge over a bottle of wine as you plan your thrilling holiday itinerary, and settle down for the evening with a seat on the sumptuous sofa in the snug sitting room, beautifully-decorated with traditional character, warming the room with the glow of the electric fire in the cooler evenings.

Stepping outside, take a seat amongst the well-maintained greenery of the patio garden for an intimate escape with your significant other, toasting a glass of fizz to an unforgettable holiday.

When sleep calls, prepare for bed with a revitalizing rinse in the pleasant family shower room nestled on the first-floor before retiring to either of the two thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms to rest your head, with the choice between snuggling under the duvet in the double room, or waking as the sun rises over the distant fells in the twin room.

Take the short stroll into the heart of Grasmere where literary buffs will be delighted with a visit to the National Trust property of Allan Bank, the former home of English poet, William Wordsworth and the historic Wordsworth House and Museum.

Enjoy a scenic stroll through the well-maintained grounds of Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, or board a boat on the tranquil waters of the River Rothay at Faeryland.

The bustling town of Ambleside is within easy reach, home to a plethora of independent shops and a host of attractions worth visiting, including the historic remains of a 2nd century fort and the cascading waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force, along with a selection of traditional country pubs and elegant bars, perfect for ending the day in style with a night on the town.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and head off on foot to explore the scenic landscape of the Lake District National Park, home to a plethora of walking and cycling routes to suit a range of abilities, including the striking mountain of Helvellyn, providing a challenging hike to the summit of the third highest peak in England.

Unwind and experience adventure with a stay at Red Lion Cottage.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Patio with bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The windows in this property are low to the floor, please ensure children are supervised at all times

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location

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.

Please note: Please ensure children are monitored at all times as the windows in this property are at toddler height.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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