Your own fabulous farmhouse in the fells! In a secretive vale of the Lakes, beloved of a great Romantic poet and frequented today by red deer and birds of prey as often as by us humans, the Grass Guards Estate is the perfect balance of rural wilderness and luxurious modernity that will have you yearning to return once your special Lakelovers holiday comes to an end. Certainly one of favourite luxury family cottages in the Lake District, Grass Guards House is country living at its very best!
William Wordsworth wrote countless poems inspired by the beauty of this place. The Duddon Valley is one of Lakeland's best kept secrets, hidden away in the Western Fells, and Grass Guards House enjoys a truly blessed location in the high hill country, boasting incredible views and blissful serenity. The magnificence of Harter Fell rises to your north, while the Coniston Range draws you east to explore the Central Lakes. A fascinating car journey over the Wrynose Pass takes you to Little Langdale, while an equally exhilarating ascent of the Hardknott Pass takes you to beautiful Eskdale, where you can take the sweet “Laal Ratty” steam train through stunning scenery to the seaside! But its in Dunnerdale itself that you will find the peace and that magical wilderness that you've come to the Lakes to discover.
This is a place retaining that priceless feeling of a quieter life and a slower pace from a bygone age, with winding single track roads, scattered farms and hamlets, and the occasional cosy country pub hiding unexpectedly round a bramble-hedged corner. At Grass Guards you are set back a mile from the nearest road, and the approach along an old forestry track really lets you get that satisfying feeling of escaping to the country.
Forming part of a rejuvenated farm that has a history dating back over five centuries, Grass Guards House is the archetypal Lakeland farmhouse, and the rustic features here are complemented by a renovation to exacting contemporary standards, ensuring that a party of eight can enjoy a memorable time together in complete comfort.
Find Ghyll Spout waterfall as you ramble the countryside, climb Harter Fell, follow the winding River Duddon, take your mountain bikes on the bridleway ascending 'The Rake', or go climbing at the crag by Wallowbarrow. Finish your adventures at the local Newfield Inn for a pint in the pretty beer garden, or relax on your south-facing patio in the gorgeous wilderness garden at Grass Guards. Evening sunshine and a glass of wine make for the perfect way to wind down, while clear nights with fresh, chill air under immense starry skies, undisturbed by city lights, will awaken your senses and rejuvenate your spirit.
For a relaxing yet adventurous holiday in the hills, we can think of no more pleasing place than the Duddon Valley and Grass Guards House!
Luxurious Lakeland Farm House
Peaceful countryside location & beautiful views
Clear night time skies for stargazing
Walks from the door with direct access to the fells and 15 minutes walk to a climbing crag
2 Double bedrooms
2 Double or twin bedrooms
1 luxury en-suite bathroom
2 luxury family bathrooms
Patio with bistro furniture
Garden and wildlife area
Cosy Lounge area
Lockable secure storage for bikes
Log burning stove
Dining Room with patio doors
Family dining table
Electric oven, hob & Microwave
Cloakroom with WC
Washer / Drier
New separate utility room with 2nd - fridge, freezer, washer, dyer & storage
Wi-Fi - See Warning
Parking for 4 cars