A poetic paradise beneath the fells! Few luxury cottages in Grasmere can claim to be as welcoming and well situated at Lanterns At Grasmere. Stroll into the most beautiful of all Lakeland villages from your door, see the sights all around you that inspired the Romantic bard William Wordsworth and bade him live out his days in this gorgeous place. And return to the luxury and homely comfort of a Lakelovers favourite at the end of your adventures!
Lanterns At Grasmere is a superbly presented ground-floor detached Lake District property. A spacious living area, full of light, hosts a welcoming wood-burner that will chase out any chills on frosty winter evenings, and there are few things nicer than all sprawling out on the sofas with a glass of steaming mulled wine, and feeling that drowsy but happy feeling in your legs after a full day on the fells. Outside the space is equally companionable, with the Cocktail Patio, enjoying fine fell-top views all around, taking its name from the recommended activity for that suntrap spot on any lazy afternoon, and a second patio extending out from the gorgeous conservatory, great for dining al-fresco.
The little village Wordsworth knew and loved so well over two centuries ago was in his view 'the calmest, fairest spot of earth', and thankfully little has changed, save that the tea-rooms and restaurants have perhaps increased in number and quality, and that a superb museum now stands testament to Grasmere's famous poet. Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum are certainly a must visit, and The Forestside is a superior Michelin-star restaurant that will appeal to any serious foodies in your party, while there are a host of other excellent eateries in and around the village, as well as several appealing traditional coaching inns. Tempting tearooms are a trademark of this pretty vale, and you won't leave without a belly slightly plumped by tray-bakes and the renowned local Sarah Nelson's gingerbread, the aroma of which perfumes the air beguilingly around the tiny shop next to ancient St. Oswald's Church.
But don't despair, you'll have plenty of chance to walk it all off! Aside from strolling by the dappled waters of Grasmere lake, or even taking a little row boat out on it, you'll surely want to stride onto Loughrigg Terrace, high above, and discover the intriguing caves at Rydal. You can also walk up Greenhead Ghyll, where Wordsworth set his epic verse 'Michael', and standing sentinel over the village is the strange natural sculpture of the Lion And The Lamb on Helm Crag. With the adventures of Ambleside to the south and Keswick to your north, you are truly set for a holiday to remember!
Lanterns At Grasmere is Lakelovers luxury in the most stellar of locations, and a superb choice for any party of six!
Detached Lakeland House
Ground floor accommodation
1 kingsize bedroom with ensuite shower room
1 kingsize bedroom with ensuite bathroom
1 Superking or Twin Bedroom
1 Family bathroom
Lounge with patio doors
Log burning stove
Family dining table
5 ring gas hob
Double electric Oven
Tassimo coffee machine
Smart TVs in every bedroom
Two patios with outdoor furniture
Secure storage for bikes
Private drive with parking for 3 cars
Gas Central Heating
Walks from the door
Sorry no pets