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Grasmere, Lake District
SLEEPS : 4
BEDROOMS : 2
BATHROOMS : 2
PETS : No
Situated in the centre of the Lake Districts most popular village, Grasmere, Bakers Retreat is perfect for a family holiday at any time of year. Converted from, as the name suggests, the old bakery, the property has been updated with all modern comforts, including en-suites in each bedroom. A few minutes walk brings you to the shops, restaurants, pubs and the lake.
The first floor apartment is centrally heated and comprises:
The large dining/lounge with picture windows and open views towards Helm Crag is perfect for enjoying time together, comfy sofas are set around the TV and DVD player, electric stove fire and the large dining table is perfect for enjoying a home cooked meal together.
The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to prepare a sumptuous meal with electric oven/hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, washer/dryer and island breakfast table.
Double bedroom and twin bedrooms both with en-suite shower room, hand basin and WC.
Please note there is a £100 refundable deposit per week.
Parking – 2 permits for nearby car park.
Pub/Shop < 1mile
TV with Freeview, DVD
Towels & linen provided
Separate shower cubicle & bath
Dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, electric oven with hob, washer/dryer
Cot and highchair are available to hire at a cost of £10 per week and £5 per week respectively.
“When you find a gem the temptation is to keep it secret, but in the interest of fair play …… Bakers Retreat is in a perfect location within the town of Grasmere. Access to wonderful hikes from the front door (Easedale Tarn, Helm Crag and Sergeant Man). Tweedies pub and the excellent Jungle Room restaurant (remember to make reservations as it is always busy) are just a few steps away. Reserved parking (not to be taken lightly in Grasmere) for two cars is a minute away. The accommodation is tastefully decorated to a high standard and very comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped. And if you want to stay in, then the view from the windows looking out towards Helm Crag is breathtaking.”
Grasmere has a number of shops including gift, walking and convenience stores. Enjoy afternoon tea in one of the tea rooms or hotels, a bar meal washed down with a local ale in the pubs or enjoy a delicious meal in one of the restaurants if you are celebrating something special. The Heaton Cooper gallery is located in Grasmere opposite the village green where ice creams can be purchased and eaten while taking in the view of Helm Crag (known locally as the ‘Lion and the Lamb’). Surrounded by mountains the area is perfect for walkers wanting to explore and look down on the stunning scenery from the top, or for those looking for gentler walks, there are a number of low level walks to be enjoyed including Grasmere Lake. Once home to William Wordsworth, Dove Cottage is a favourite visitor attraction for young or old as is the famous Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. Ambleside, Windermere and Keswick are all just a short drive making it an ideal base for exploring the Lake District.