Wonderfully located on the slopes of Rydal Fell, and approximately ¾ mile from the centre of Grasmere village, The Old Coach House is a very comfortable and traditionally furnished apartment, set within Wood Close, a large Victorian, stone-built country house which is divided into several independent properties. The Old Coach House was extensively refurbished in 2018 to a high standard, and offers many modern amenities and facilities, including Wi-Fi, while retaining its traditional character and charm. The spacious living/dining room looks out over the gardens from the panoramic windows, and is furnished with a sofa, easy chairs and farmhouse dining table and chairs. There is a large-screen Smart TV, comprehensive sound system and a wide selection of local books, information guides and board games. The modern kitchen has garden views and is well-equipped with a multi-function oven/grill, induction hob, wine cooler, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and breakfast bar. The bedroom also overlooks the garden and has a kingsize bed with 100% cotton bed linen, an antique wardrobe, a wash basin and a smart TV. All heating, with new thermostatically controlled storage heaters, and hot water is included. Within Wood Close, there is a laundry room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, shared with the other apartments, with an honesty box to cover costs.
Wood Close has 3 acres of grounds, comprising of woodland, gardens, a panoramic terrace and sitting out area, all of which can be used by our guests, and which are also shared with the other apartments in the house. From the terrace, there are dramatic views of Grasmere lake and Loughrigg Fell. There is a small, unfenced pond and stream in the grounds, which is home to red squirrels and many species of birds, and where wild deer are also frequent visitors. Each apartment has its own allocated parking space, with private parking for 1 car specifically for visitors to The Old Coach House.
This restful and homely holiday apartment retains all of its traditional charm for a peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable holiday in the heart of the Lake District. It is an excellent base for walking, with easy access to the fells, Alcock Tarn, and the famous ‘Coffin Route’ directly from the garden. There is a gentle downhill walk to Grasmere village, passing William Wordsworth’s home at Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Grasmere centre on the way. In the village, you will find a good selection of bars and restaurants, and a wide variety of shops, including a small supermarket, post office, newsagent, chemist, baker, outdoor equipment retailers, gift shops and the famous gingerbread shop. The graves of the poet William Wordsworth and his family are situated in St. Oswald’s parish churchyard. Ambleside, 4 miles, and Keswick, 13 miles, offer a full range of further attractions and there are several historic houses and gardens locally. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
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Sloping path to entrance. All on the first floor.
Entrance hall: With storage for boots and hanging coats.
Living/dining room: With electric wood burner, Smart TV, Blu-ray/DVD player, sound system, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and beams.
Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, wine cooler, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed, Smart TV and DVD player.
Bathroom: With free standing roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Electric storage heaters (October-April), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other properties on-site).
3-acre grounds with woodland, terrace and sitting-out area (shared with other properties on-site). Private parking, allocated for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There is a small, unfenced pond and small stream in the grounds.
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