Grasmere has an enviable situation in the heart of the Lake District National Park, providing an excellent base for walkers. It nestles beneath the famous Fairfield Horseshoe at the foot of the Easedale Valley with many excellent walks long and short right on the doorstep including Hellvellyn, Silver How and Helm Crag. The circular walk round Grasmere and Rydal Lakes with a return via the coffin route is popular with those who like low level walks. It's a perfect year round base for a holiday as you can visit the whole of the National Park either by car or on the frequent seasonal bus service.
William Wordsworth lived at Dove Cottage for many years and many visitors are attracted to Grasmere to visit Dove Cottage and the museum as well as his grave in the churchyard. We have excellent local shops for day to day essentials as well as lots of outdoor shops and quirky gift shops.
The foodie is well catered for in the many busy and popular cafes, pubs and restaurants as well as some of the area's top hotels. In the opposite direction to the village Easedale road heads towards the Easedale Valley with its many scenic walks including Helm Crag and Easedale Tarn. A gateway at the rear of the site leads through the fields to the river with stepping stones and footpath to Silver How. Many of our guests park the car on arrival and hardly use it until departure.