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Abigail's View

Grasmere, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Sky TV
Apartment
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish apartment with gorgeous views across the river and surrounding fells
  • Located in the pretty village of Grasmere, with its rich literary history and renowned restaurants
  • Walking opportunities in every direction, past picturesque lakes and through dramatic scenery
Property code: SZ038

This welcoming apartment boasts fabulous views of the surrounding fells and is perfectly placed for exploring the beautiful Lake District, with an abundance of walks directly from your front door.

This comfortable apartment is set in the heart of the lovely village of Grasmere, the place that William Wordsworth once described as ‘the loveliest spot that man hath ever found’. Who are we to argue? It offers luxurious en-suite accommodation for up to four guests in a king size and a twin room.

The location is perfect, on the first floor of a traditional Lakeland slate building, between the pretty River Rothay and the bustling village green with wonderful fell views from every room. Grasmere is a large village, in the centre of the Lake District, with a vivid literary history including the former homes of William Wordsworth and his family in Dove Cottage and Alan Bank along with their final resting place at St Oswald’s Church.

Grasmere is a paradise for walkers being surrounded by some of the Lake District’s most dramatic and beautiful scenery. There are walks for all abilities from the front door from the rigours of the Fairfield Horseshoe, Helm Crag and Silver How to low level walks to Ambleside along the coffin trail or to the Lake in Grasmere and Rydal Water.

The school where the Wordsworth family taught is now home to the mouth-watering Grasmere Gingerbread. Eateries abound, with an abundance of cafes, pubs and restaurants providing everything from sumptuous afternoon teas to fine dining. There is a superb garden centre and some special craft shops and galleries including the Heaton Cooper Studio renowned for capturing the magnificent scenery, in watercolour.

As well as clusters of quaint houses around the 14th-century church and village green, Grasmere has a thriving community with a quirky, fun side. It boasts a newsagent selling England’s largest collection of jigsaws, a restaurant with cow-themed decor and a shop where the merchandise features the endearing Lakeland Herdwick sheep, championed by Beatrix Potter.

This comfortable apartment is found within a traditional Lakeland slate building, in the centre of Grasmere, with wonderful fells views from every room. The entrance is via an external mahogany staircase leading up from the car park. The front door reveals a delightful open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, with an original slate wall, overlooking the pretty River Rothay and the Fairfield range of fells. The living area has a comfortable, leather sofa, Freesat TV, and a DVD player. The beautiful oak kitchen is fully equipped with integrated appliances: dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, electric oven with induction hob and a microwave.

The spacious Easedale bedroom is an absolute delight, having a tall ceiling and being drenched with natural light from the marvellous wooden sash windows. It has a king-size bed with a stylish leather headboard, oak dressing table and chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe, Freeview TV and a hairdryer. The gorgeous bedroom chairs are positioned by the windows, ideal for observing the bustling village green and beyond to Easedale and Silver How. The en-suite bathroom has a powerful, rose head shower over the bath and a retractable washing line.

The Rothay bedroom has a tall ceiling, large sash window, twin beds, oak dressing table and wardrobe, Freeview TV and a hairdryer. The spacious en-suite bathroom has a powerful, rose head shower over the bath and a retractable washing line. There are rooftop views to Stone Arthur, part of the Fairfield Horseshoe.

A few steps lead to a landing that links the living area with the bedrooms. This is furnished with a Welsh dresser, containing plenty of maps, books and games. The landing and bedrooms have luxurious woollen carpets sourced from traditional Lakeland Herdwick sheep, a tenacious and clever breed, championed by Beatrix Potter.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms with bath with shower over and WC
  • Electric oven with induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV/DVD
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Parking available in adjacent car park
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop and pub within 0.5 miles
  • Short breaks available from a Friday or a Monday during November – March

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

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Location

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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