This romantic, timber-built cottage in gorgeous Grasmere is full of character, and perched on a rocky ledge giving an enchanting view over the valley. Nestled in the trees just as Grasmere is nestled amongst the fells, Acorn Cottage is a picturesque and homely setting for your special holiday in the very heart of Lakeland.
Deep in Wordsworth country, this place really transports you to the Romantic age, an older, quieter world, where sublime nature was a poetic theme and an everyday reality. Outstanding walking in Grasmere Vale and on the famous fells all round will surely awaken your senses while you stay with us here.
Recently renovated to exacting standards, Acorn Cottage is a truly luxurious choice of retreat. The charming wooden exterior of the cottage fits its sylvan surroundings perfectly, and the interior is unexpectedly spacious.
Traditional beams, a Lakeland slate chimney breast with wonderful wooden lintel, a roaring wood-burning stove, curiously uneven ceilings, and cottage-style windows and doors all contribute to the character here, but you also have some superb modern fittings in the shower-room and kitchen, and modern comfort meets rustic character in an extremely pleasing blend.
Aside from hill-walking there are a great many things to see and do in Grasmere while at Acorn Cottage. Take the short stroll into town to visit rustic St. Oswald's Church and William Wordsworth's grave, visit Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum, try the famous local gingerbread, and look out for the traditional rushbearing ceremony in Summer.
On warmer days, you can enjoy a glass of cool wine on the patio while admiring the views to Heron Pike. Acorn Cottage really is a place to indulge yourselves and to spend quality time in beautiful surroundings.
Accomodation in detail
Entrance: A flight of stone steps brings you to the charming wood-built cottage.
Living-room: The open-plan, traditionally beamed ground floor living area benefits from a large window with lovely views, a T-shaped sitting space with cosy wood-burning stove set in a superb slate chimney breast, and french door to the small back patio, perfect for leisurely lunches or evening glasses of wine. The dining area is part of this room. There is space for boots and coats under the stairs, which lead to the wood-beamed bedrooms above.
Kitchen- Offset from the main living space, the sleek white designer kitchen is a perfect place to prepare your meals.
Bedroom 1: A lovely double room with a quintessential cottage character to relax in and pamper yourselves, and enjoy the fine fell views from the window.
Bedroom 2: This room truly opulent room is luxuriantly comfortable, and has a superking-size bed that can be arranged as a twin if required. Just let us know at the time of booking.
Bathroom: Conveniently placed for the two bedrooms, this house shower room comes complete with luxury walk in monsoon shower.
Outside: There is on-lane parking for a medium-sized car, just outside the house.
1 zip link (super king or twin)
Gas central heating
House luxury shower room with walk in monsoon shower
Wood burning stove
Top oven with microwave
Sitting-out areas with patio furniture
One private parking space
Shops nearby - 150yds to village