As the name suggests, Longsyke Retreat is a wonderful cottage for 2 people and 1 dog to enjoy a fabulous holiday in beautiful surroundings. The first floor accommodation feels both luxurious but also wonderfully homely. Cook up a feast in the well equipped kitchen/diner before retiring to the lovely living room to relax in front of the wood burning stove. With a bespoke wood super-king sized bed, the bedroom is a real treat, perfect for a holiday lie in or two! If you prefer, the bedroom can be made up as a twin upon request. The shower room is just as fantastic with its luxurious monsoon shower. As well as parking spaces for 2 cars, there's also an enclosed patio garden with outdoor seating, ideal for al fresco drinks and nibbles.
The centre of Grasmere is a short walk from Longsyke Retreat. This pretty village is rightly popular with visitors and locals alike. There are a great selection of independent shops for those who'd like to indulge in some retail therapy and some lovely independent cafes for that all important coffee and homemade cake pitstop. Fancy an evening off from cooking? Treat yourselves to a hearty meal in a convivial atmosphere at popular Tweedies Bar or head to the quirky Jumble Room for some delicious home cooked dishes. There are plenty of wonderful walks nearby too. Head up local fell Loughrigg for stunning panoramic views or take the walk from the village up to Easedale Tarn, a beautiful spot for a picnic lunch. Both dogs and humans will love exploring the woodland paths at White Moss.
Take a scenic drive south from Grasmere to Ambleside. Here you can treat yourselves to dinner and a movie at Zeffirellis with its multiscreen cinema and Italian restaurant, a lovely evening out. Enjoy a cruise round Lake Windermere or hop on the ferry to Hawkshead across the water, another charming village that was once home to Beatrix Potter. Why not spend a day exploring the magnificent Langdale Valley? With its rugged mountains and peaceful tarns, it's a must for any avid fell walker. Head up Lingmoor Fell for stunning, panoramic views of the lakes. Stop off at one of the traditional pubs on your way back for a hearty meal and refreshing drink.