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Red Lion Cottage

Grasmere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1076450)


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The property

Resting in the heart of the pretty village of Grasmere is this delightful stone-built holiday home, Red Lion Cottage.

Boasting a charming traditional décor, Red Lion Cottage provides a homely setting for your next family retreat to The Lakes.

Kick off your boots as you step into this cosy dwelling and head through to the sitting room to unwind with a leisurely seat on the sofa and enjoy an evening of television by the decorative glow of the electric fire.

Venture through to the nearby kitchen/diner, beautifully-appointed with a country-style interior, featuring rustic ledge and brace cottage doors and a farmhouse dresser, providing a sociable space to gather at the dining table as the budding chef prepares a heart warming meal for the group, or escape the excitement and step outside to enjoy a solace retreat amongst the leafy greenery on the patio.

As the evening grows darker, climb the stairs to the first-floor where you'll find two thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms, a snug twin framing views across the distant fells towards Helvellyn, alongside a delightful double bedroom.

In the morning, prepare for a new day with an invigorating wash in the pleasant shower room before heading out to explore.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and take the short stroll into the centre of Grasmere where you'll find a host of exciting sights and attractions to keep you entertained during your stay, such as the former home of English poet, William Wordsworth, and the well-maintained grounds of Wordsworth Daffodil Garden.

Enjoy a day out at Allen Bank, well preserved by the National Trust or why not hire a boat at Faeryland and enjoy a tranquil float along the peaceful waters of the River Rothay?

Venture further afield to the vibrant town of Ambleside, packed full of boutique shops, perfect for picking up a keepsake to remind you of your marvellous holiday, along with an array of pubs, bars and restaurants, promising an exciting night on the town.

Within easy reach is the striking mountain peak of Helvellyn, the third highest-point in England, providing a challenging hike with spectacular views across the stunning landscape of the National Park from the summit, or if you'd prefer a leisurely stroll, enjoy a walk along the banks of Tarn Hows, backed by the towering conifer woodland.

Whisk your loved ones away on a break to The Lakes with a stay at Red Lion Cottage.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Patio with bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The windows in this property are low to the floor, please ensure children are supervised at all times

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Windermere 9 miles; Keswick 13 miles.

Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park is the lovely village of Grasmere, probably best known as the home of William Wordsworth, a place he once described as "The most loveliest spot that man hath found". Any visit to Grasmere needs to include The Grasmere Gingerbread shop, where the Wilson family have been making gingerbread for over 60 years. Also in the village are a number of shops, pubs, a church which dates back to the 13th century and Grasmere Lake, plus Grasmere Sports takes place every August, where you can watch participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland Wrestling. Just five miles away is the town of Ambleside and Lake Winderemere where you will find shops, pubs, restaurants and the 17th century Bridge House, which is one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District. Cruises, boat trips and watersports can all be enjoyed on Lake Windermere and the towns of Windermere and Keswick are also within driving distance. Grasmere is a wonderful base for your Lake District retreat.

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Region Information

Please note: Please ensure children are monitored at all times as the windows in this property are at toddler height.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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