Within easy walking distance of Grasmere Village centre (10 minutes), the owners have fully refurbished and modernised the property to an exceptionally high standard. The property is newly completed and has light and airy accommodation throughout.
With a fine view from nearly every window, this treasure of a topsy turvy Grasmere cottage is full of character and unexpected charm. Tucked away down a private drive and peaceful lane, sheep graze valley pastures in the foreground, while breathtaking fells create an inspiring backdrop. A short distance from Grasmere village, this is true Wordsworth country. Tilly’s Cottage is presented with a lovely open plan living space with a welcoming log burning stove and high quality kitchen. Offering two bedrooms, the cottage is ideal for couples or a family.
The magic will draw you back again and again. Walks abound in every direction, and you'll find Tilly's Cottage a treat to return to at the end of a day. You'll dine by the window, relax by the fire, with a good night's sleep guaranteed in this serene setting. Light pours in through an array of picture windows - what a place to wake up!
Accommodation in detail
Enter into the hallway where on the ground floor 2 bedrooms can be found. The first is the master bedroom and is a light, bright and spacious room with dual aspect looking out on to the fells. This room has a super king bed which can be changed into twin beds (please specify on booking). The en suite has a large walk in shower, bath, basin and wc. The second bedroom is a king-size room, again with dual aspect. It has an en suite shower room with shower, wc and basin.
Take the stairs to the first floor landing where you will find a cloakroom with wc and basin. Go through the door to the wonderful L-shaped open-plan living area, taking the whole first floor. There are beautiful views from every window. Sit around the stone fireplace with the wood burning stove, relax in front of it on those cold winter days on one of the comfortable sofas.
The kitchen/dining room is the heart of the house with high vaulted ceilings, a very sociable space. It has a central island with seating, features high quality, modern appliances with a hob, oven, integral fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave combination oven and integrated washer/drier. Gather round the island or dining room table to discuss the day ahead over a cup of tea or in the evening for that delicious family meal.
Outside, relax on one of two of the patios, ideal for al-fresco dining. You will never tire of the stunning views. With a choice of patios, you'll always find the ideal spot to relax over a glass of wine in the evening or a coffee with the morning papers!
There is parking for three cars on the driveway. The garage is a great space for storing bikes or canoes if required. It can be used as an al fresco space with outside lounge provided.
Grasmere is a historic village at the very heart of the Lakes, west of Ambleside and north of Coniston and Hawkshead. The village centre has a number of useful shops and is well-served for self-catering. You'll find a lovely selection of tea rooms and a selection of very good restaurants - including the Jumble Room which has been listed in the BBC Good Food Guide.
The famous poet William Wordsworth lived in Grasmere while writing some of his most famous poetry. His former home can be visited at Dove Cottage & the Wordsworth Museum, and his family grave is one of the most visited literary shrines in the world. Although hugely popular with tourists and walkers, Grasmere is quieter than other Lake District holiday spots like Windermere or Bowness, and the surrounding landscapes are unique.
In the village you can explore the legacy of artists who've been inspired by the landscapes around the village. Of particular note is the Heaton Cooper Studio, which shows the watercolours of Alfred Heaton Cooper and his later generations. A holiday cottage in Grasmere provides easy access to no end of fabulous Lake District walks. Try the route up to Easedale Tarn in the fells above the village, visit the shores of nearby Rydal Water, or take on Fairfield, Silver How or Loughrigg to name but a few!
Located on edge of village
1 Master Super king bedroom with en suite bathroom and separate shower cubicle(can be twin room, please specify on booking)
1 King size with shower en suite
Smart TV in Lounge
TVs all bedrooms
Spacious open plan Living/Dining/Kitchen
Family dining table
Private parking for 3 cars
Bike store facilities
Walled patio area with seating
Gas central heating
Sorry but no pets