Nestled in the Vale of Grasmere yet quietly tucked away in a charming backwater close to the centre of the village, Rowan at Grasmere offers one of the finest accommodations in the heart of Lakeland. Newly refurbished and designed with exceptional attention to detail blending traditional and quality materials with luxury amenities, Rowan at Grasmere has been crafted to offer the ultimate Lake District holiday.
Stunning views from every window merge with the fantastic social spaces in the open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen. Three sumptuous double bedrooms, each with premium mattresses and linens, luxurious en-suites and Smart TVs offer the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. Complemented by outdoor seating and dining in the splendid garden with panoramic views to the surrounding fells, this house will create glorious memories for years to come.
Centrally positioned in the beautiful Lake District, historic Grasmere with its ancient church is just a few minutes stroll away. The village and scenery inspired many artists and poets including William Wordsworth and later helped spark the birth of the National Trust.
The choice is yours: stay in and relax or get out and explore. Walks of all kinds start straight from the front door ---wander into the village, amble along the riverside or lakeshore, or put on your boots for famous fell rambles and high-level mountain routes.
Accommodation in detail:
Arriving down a private lane and bridge crossing the River Rothay, the high curved stone walls and gated entrance open to reveal the special setting of Rowan at Grasmere with its remarkable garden, generous parking and amazing fell vista. A Lakeland slate-flagged path leads to the front door. The entrance porch has plenty of space for coats, hats, and boots before opening to the inner hall.
The living areas of the house are arranged for either relaxed socialising or quiet intimate areas. The lounge features a handsome fireplace of local stone and a log-burning stove to welcome you after a day out. Harris Tweed sofas allow all to soak-up the views of the impressive landscape from the full height windows or enjoy the Smart TV with choices of Freesat, Catch-up TV, or Netflix.
The kitchen, dining area and sun lounge are sure to form the heart of the home for your stay with uninterrupted garden views across the fields to fells and crags. French doors open directly onto the south-facing terrace with outdoor sofa seating and dining for everyone. A wall mounted Smart TV gives additional viewing choices.
The kitchen is one of the best equipped you could ask for with a selection of cooking options including an AGA 60 cast iron range cooker, a Slide&Hide electric Neff oven, gas hob with wok ring, induction hob and microwave. Combined with the large American-style fridge/freezer, a sink with instant boiling water tap for tea/coffee making, a wet bar area and the walk-in pantry with wine storage, this brilliant kitchen will easily handle all your holiday food and drink requirements. Two super-quiet dishwashers and the generously-sized second sink make washing-up quick and easy.
Rowan at Grasmere has three superb double bedrooms all with quality bedding, linens and furnishings. Each has tiled en-suite facilities and fittings, tall radiators to warm your luxury cotton towels and electric underfloor heating for ultimate indulgence
On the ground floor, the first bedroom, Yan (old Cumbrian sheep counting dialect for the number 'One'), has a super king bed which can optionally be made up as two 3ft twin beds (please specify if you want is a twin when booking otherwise it will be made up as a super king size). Fitted wardrobe hanging space and shelving. The en-suite has a large walk-in shower with rain-effect shower head, beautifully shaped basin with drawer storage and a WC.
Heading upstairs, the staircase, landing and bedrooms are all carpeted using exclusive 100% Lakeland Herdwick sheep wool. Totally natural and undyed, sourced and woven in the region, this iconic breed is uniquely linked to Lakeland culture and graze in fields around the house and village.
On the first floor, the second bedroom, Tyan (dialect for 'Two'), has a spectacular window providing stunning views from the king size bed across the valley to the lower fells of Fairfield. Walk-in wardrobe. The en-suite offers a rain effect shower, large curved basin with storage and a WC.
The third bedroom, Tethera (three), features views across the valley to the hills of Loughrigg Fell from the super king bed. French doors at the side open onto a balcony. Wardrobe with hanging and shelving spaces. Its bathroom includes a double-ended oval bath, twin basins with storage, and a walk-in shower. Separate cloakroom with WC and hand basin.
Cleverley incorporated into the landing is the study area with desk and comfy reading chair, making it the ideal spot to hide with a good book, quiet conversation or edit your photographs. The desk is equipped with USB ports and international plug sockets. Returning to the ground floor, the utility room incorporates a gorgeous handcrafted solid stone sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and an additional guest WC.
Outside the garden is a delight year-round with established plant and shrub borders and locally-quarried stone shards. The amazing south-facing terrace is a wonderful place for outdoor dining and socialising. Maybe breakfast around the dining table admiring the garden and fells to start planning the day? Later, relax with drinks seated on the corner sofa. Two garden patios, one offering an additional dining area and the other bench seating, make ideal spots to sit and enjoy the glorious views across the garden to the house and hills from sunrise to sunset.
At the very heart of the Lake District National Park (a new UNESCO World Heritage site), Grasmere offers an exceptional break in peaceful surroundings. Striking scenery surrounds Rowan in Grasmere and you may choose not to leave! Grasmere has culture, history, walking and mountain experiences and is now a food destination. The world-renowned literary poet William Wordsworth lived at nearby Dove Cottage (open to the public) and is buried in the churchyard. Artists inspired by Grasmere and its surroundings are exhibited in village art galleries and include the Heaton Cooper Artist Studio, all open to the public.
In the village a pharmacy, newsagent, post office and small supermarket will provide all of your needs for a self-catering holiday. An array of cafes, pubs, gastro eateries and restaurants satisfy all tastes. And for that special occasion, Michelin Starred The Forest Side is about fifteen minutes' walk on the outskirts of the village.
Touring by car or exploring the Lakes by bus, the A591 from Grasmere leads you south past Rydal Water to Ambleside and Lake Windermere, or north to Keswick and Lake Derwentwater.
Exceptional setting close to village
3 Bedrooms, 2 super king, 1 king, (downstairs super king converts to twins on request only)
All bedrooms en-suite
Glorious fell views
Lounge with wood-burning stove
Smart TVs with Freesat in all lounges and bedrooms
Netflix, DVD, I-phone docking station
High speed Wi-Fi throughout and mobile phone reception
Bluetooth Music Players
Contemporary kitchen and dining area
American style fridge/freezer
Neff 'Slide&Hide' oven
AGA 60 with roasting/baking/simmering ovens
Gas hob with wok ring
2 super-quiet dishwashers, 2 sinks
Quooker instant boiling water tap
Walk-in pantry and wine store
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Entry porch with heated floor for coats, boots
Additional ground floor WC
Multi-zone under floor heating on ground floor
Heated floors in all en-suites
South facing landscaped garden and sun terrace with sofa and dining
Private parking for 3 cars
Not suitable for babies, toddlers or children under 16 years old
Sorry no pets