“Rockwood”, Grasmere, Lake District
Traditional Lakeland Cottage - Sleeps 8 to 12 - Quiet Location - Pets Welcome - Free WiFi - 10 minutes Stroll to Grasmere’s Traditional Pubs & Restaurants - Short Breaks - Pets welcome
Rockwood nestles into a wooded hill, cut out of the rock itself. Built around 1900, it is a traditional Lakeland Residence, with local stone walling, and modernised to a high standard, offering cosy and comfortable accommodation for our guests. Offering accommodation for 10 adults and 2 children, with 6 large bedrooms, your stay at Rockwood will be memorable for its quiet location, the beauty of its surroundings and the comfort of your own cottage.
The layout of the house itself is unique, and perfect for large families. The downstairs at Rockwood offers a large farmhouse kitchen and open plan dining are, a large lounge and a small children’s den with TV; it also has an adjacent annexe, with its own large lounge and TV, small but well equipped kitchen, two bedrooms (one large double and one twin), shower room and toilet.
The two lounges and kitchens allow your group an amount of privacy when needed, but the spaciousness of the house allows you all to get together too! The two downstairs bedrooms are perfect for people less mobile, or for children (see access statement)
The main cottage kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, halogen hobs, microwave oven, large fridge/freezer and integrated small fridge; dishwasher and washer/dryer; quality saucepans and cooking equipment; ample plates, cutlery, glassware and crockery for all.
The large dining area off the kitchen boasts a huge wooden farmhouse dining table for 12, together with elegant wood and leather dining chairs. Perfect for convivial entertaining of the whole family, and right in front of the traditional log burning stove (we also provide the logs), which provides cosy warmth on a winter’s evening.
Leading off the dining area is the large lounge, with 3 deep upholstered sofas, high quality wooden furniture, and music system. Warmed by gas central heating throughout, this is the perfect place to relax and socialise with family and friends.
Adjacent to the family lounge is a small children’s den, with comfortable 2 seater sofa and TV/DVD player. This is also where you will games and books for the inevitable occasional rainy day!
On the other side of the main kitchen, through the entrance lobby, is the annexe lounge, with 2 deep sofas (with seating for 5), large flat screen TV/DVD, beautiful wood furniture and varnished pine floorboards.
Off the annexe lounge lie a downstairs large double bedroom, and a downstairs twin bedroom. There is a small kitchen with microwave, a fridge, a four plate hob, kettle and toaster and kitchen utensils, crockery etc. Beyond the small kitchen is a bright tiled shower room with downstairs toilet and basin. Leading upstairs, to the left of the landing are four more bedrooms.
To the left is a the twin bedroom with built in wardrobe. Next to this is are two more double bedrooms with built in wardrobes, and the master bedroom with super king sized bed, dressing table, wardrobe and hand basin. Hairdryers are provided.
There is also an upstairs bathroom with white tiled walls, deep bath, hand basin, and toilet. The mattresses and bed linen throughout the house are all high quality and luxurious.
Wireless internet access is available throughout the house.
There is a narrow driveway alongside the house with private parking for 3 cars. (There is no parking anywhere else, as the single track lane the house is on is not wide enough to park on.)
There are two benches and a sitting area to the front of the house, but there is no garden - who needs one when you are surrounded by open accessible countryside?