Bluebell Cottage ref: UK10480

Grasmere, near Ambleside, Grasmere Langdale in the Lake District

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3
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Bathrooms
3
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Feel at home at Bluebell Cottage, the former residence of a local artist. A stone built semi-detached Lakeland villa on a tranquil lane a few minutes traffic-free walk from the plentiful amenities of Grasmere village centre, Bluebell is comfortably furnished to evoke its period origins and retains original features including a large porch and light-filled spacious hall.

Sitting in the bay window to take in the view, gazing into the fire in the wood-burning stove, cooking and eating in the well equipped kitchen, or dining in the elegant beamed dining room, Bluebell Cottage accommodates six in comfort, with fell views from every room. The master bedroom, with its super kingsize bed, and twin bedroom, with 3ft single beds, both have an en-suite shower room, while the prettily decorated double bedroom has full height views through charming French windows to fells and a traditional hay meadow. The family bathroom encourages sinking into a hot bath, while the drying room turns wet outdoor gear warm and dry by morning.

The enclosed garden catches the sun at any time of the day, attracting occasional red squirrels or pre-dawn badgers passing through. Younger children have a nearby local playground and up to two well-behaved dogs are warmly welcomed at no extra charge. Private parking is available for three cars, with lockable storage for bikes and kayaks.
Bluebell Cottage is on a quiet lane in Grasmere’s tranquil Easedale Valley, yet a level stroll along a gravel footpath brings you in minutes to shops, pharmacy, newsagent and toy shop, a post office and the village centre with its cafés, pubs and varied restaurants. Day passes for swimming and spa facilities are available on sale from several Grasmere hotels.
The archetypal Lake District village, Grasmere attractions include ‘Sam Read’ book shop, delicious Gingerbread, art galleries, exhibitions and craft fairs, as well as souvenir and outdoor shops. The daffodil garden, near the ancient church, celebrates William Wordsworth, one of Britain’s favourite poets. Live music and sport TV are available at one of the bars in the village, and Grasmere Players theatricals, church concerts and poetry events offer periodical evening entertainment.

Forgetting your car is easy. Fabulous walks set off from the front door in every direction to suit all ages and abilities; Easedale Tarn via dramatic waterfalls of Sourmilk Gill, the ‘Lion and Lamb’ on Helm Crag (the only ‘Wainwright Peak’ never climbed by Alfred Wainwright) or a gentle amble round Grasmere and Rydal Water, stopping en-route at the micro-brewery. For hardier walkers, some of England’s highest peaks are achievable. Peaceful Bluebell Cottage is in the centre of the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site, yet convenient for the arterial highway to nearby Ambleside, with cinema, climbing wall, garden world, delicatessen and museum, Keswick with a market, theatre, lake and large supermarket, and Bowness-on-Windermere with Beatrix Potter Experience, National Park Visitor Centre and boat trips. Some destinations are also serviced by frequent open-top busses.

Peace and quiet or hustle and bustle. Rest and relaxation or adventure and challenge. Verdant spring colours, hazy summer days, fine autumn leaves or crisp winter days, Bluebell Cottage is ideal year round for friends and families looking for a picture perfect Lake District holiday. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

4 steps to entrance.
Entrance hall: With storage for boots and coats.
Living room: With wood burner, 26" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining room: With beams.
Kitchen:
With breakfast area, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and French doors with 2 steps to garden.
Drying room.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, seating area and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
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Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Telephone – for incoming calls only.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed lawned rear garden with garden furniture. Large enclosed lawned front garden with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £100.
  • Nearest town
    Ambleside
  • Shops
    0.3 miles
  • Distance
    4.7 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.7 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Windermere
  • Pub
    0.3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    9.2 miles
  • Lake
    0.7 miles

About the local area

Grasmere is a charming village in the heart of the Lake District National Park, situated in a valley surrounded by the lush green slopes of the Lakeland hills. Lovely old cottages and houses built of the local blue-green slate sit along side the art galleries and shops that line the twisty streets of the village.

Once home to the famous poet William Wordsworth visitors can see his two former homes - Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount and Gardens. At the centre of the village is St. Oswald's Church which contains the Wordsworth family graves.

A short distance to the west is the village of Chapel Stile at the entrance to the spectacular Langdale Valley with superb scenery all around. Langdale offers a variety of fell and low level walks making it a good base for walkers of all abilities.

Things to do nearby

Walking between Grasmere and Langdale

Starting at Grasmere, you can take a wonderful nine mile walk up on to the fells between Grasmere and Great Langdale; this is a great part of the country to walk in.

Russell Colman Photography

Russell Colman Photography is a studio located just outside Bowness-on-Windermere in the grounds of a beautiful, Lakeland country house.

Old Man of Coniston Walks

Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the `Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago.

The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

Built originally as the village school this famous gingerbread shop in Grasmere is FULL of award winning delights. The original Grasmere gingerbread is baked fresh daily and simply shouldn't be missed! Tel: 01539 435428

Rydal Water
Rydal Water

Linked to Lake Grasmere by the River Rothay, Rydal Water is one of the smallest lakes in Cumbria measuring 3/4 mile long and 1/4 mile wide. Up the hill overlooking the lake, you can find RydaL Caves in the hill rock, they are surprisingly large and over 200 years ago they were used as a quarry supplying stone to the local villages.

Langdale Pikes

The dramatic Langdale Pikes can be found at the head of the Langdale Valley and can often be seen from many miles away overlooking the vale.

The World Famous Faeryland
The World Famous Faeryland

This is the home of Grasmere tea, Romany Tea and Faery Grey blends. Enjoy a romantic rowing boat trip out on the lake and return to a cup of tea and a freshly baked scone!

Grasmere Lake

Just a short stroll away from the village of Grasmere, you will find Grasmere Lake which is one of the smaller lakes in the Lake District measuring one mile in length and half a mile in width.

Kayaking on River Rothay

The River Rothay is a popular place to kayak. The meandering river provides great waters for novices to have a go at this exciting water sport.

Grasmere and Great Langdale

The National Trust owns most of the valley's farms, the glaciated valley of Mickleden, a Victorian garden in High Close and the dramatic Dungeon Ghyll.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

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