This historic Lake District cottage has amazing views over Rydal Water and the Lakeland fells.
Perched high on a Lakeland hillside with views over Rydal to the Coniston Fells this romantic famous 200 year old cottage is many people's ideal Grasmere holiday cottage. Situated on the beautiful 'Wordsworth Walk' from Dove Cottage Grasmere to Rydal, with car access by private track,only walkers pass by. Four poster with ensuite shower; twin room;spa bathroom; lounge with open fire;Smeg kitchen diner, terrace with views of Rydal Water ,Loughrigg and Coniston fells. Outstanding walks from the door to Ambleside,Rydal,Grasmere,Elterwater or for the more adventurous,Loughrigg, Silver Howe,Nab Scar, Fairfield . After an energetic day relax in the spa bath,or enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace watching the sunset over Lake District Mountains. Free use of fishing permits and local leisure club. Visit excellent restaurants and pubs in Grasmere or Ambleside;buy superb local produce from specialist shops;enjoy the seclusion of your Rydal Water,Grasmere self catering home
Lake District Walking: Brockstone Cottage is the perfect base for a walking holiday in the Lake District. Located on the famous 'Wordsworth Walk', also known as the ancient 'coffin road' from Rydal to Grasmere,step out of the dor and go! Gentle walks lead to Rydal and Ambleside, round Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake, to Grasmere Village, with stops for a pub lunch.Go along Loughrigg Terrace ( where Rene Zellweger filmed Miss Potter ) to Elterwater (pub lunch at the Brittania!) or over Silver Howe or Loughrigg for great views.For high level walks, Nab Scar and the Fairfied Horseshoe , ( over 3,000 feet) a classic circular Lakeland mountain walk, start from Brockstone Cottage. The Coniston Fells and Langdale Pikes can be seen from Brockstone Terrace, Helvellyn is a short drive. We are happy to advise and lend maps and books. The many walking shops in the area offer a huge range of equipment at all prices. At the end of the day, relax in the spa bath and watch the sunset over the Lake District Mountains.
Food and drink in the Lake District: The Lake District offers a huge range of excellent pubs, cafes and restaurants. In Grasmere, Villa Colombina (Dove Cottage restaurant) is 15 minswalk from Brockstone Cottage, and the Jumble Room and all the other Grasmere restaurants are just 1 mile away. Croft House bakery offers good cakes and pasties, Heidi's Deli has sandwiches and there is a pretty good Coop with reasonable wines and beers. Ambleside (2 miles) has a wide choice of restaurants, and a good selection of take away food. Zeffirellis Restaurant and Cinema offer an excellent 2 course vegetarian meal and reserved cinema seat for just £15.95 (book in advance).
Booth's Supermarket Windermere offer stop quality local food, and an award winning wine section.
Lucy's of Ambleside is an excellent deli and food shop, and Nick's Kitchen Ambleside has ready meals made on site - no need to do lots of cooking for a great meal!
There are lots of good pubs with Lakeland Beers in Rydal and Grasmere, and the Drunken Duck is 15 mins.
Lakeland shows, theatre,music, films: If you have any energy left after a day in the fresh air, there are many great venues offering theatre music and film.
The Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, has an excellent repertoire of plays throughout the year, and also has music events and literary festival.
Zeffirellis Cinema Ambleside shows 5 films every day with live music weekends.
Dove Cottage, Grasmere has a visiting poet and poetry readings most Tuesdays.
The Old Laundry, Bowness, has plays, music and live events throughout the year.
The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, has an interesting mix of music, theatre and cinema.
The Lake District Summer Music Festival takes places in Ambleside and the surrounding villages in August.
All Lakeland villages have their own shows and sports days throughout the summer, with fell racing, Cumberland wrestling, cycling, track running,hound trails and many other sports and entertainments.
Sheep dogs shows, garden festivals, jazz and beer festivals too many to mention! See golakes website!