The Old Coach House, Wood Close ref: B5933

Grasmere, Grasmere Langdale in the Lake District

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  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
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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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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

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.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


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.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    ½ mile
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    ½ mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    ½ mile
  • Railway station distance
    7.5 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile

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

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.

Russell Colman Photography

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

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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