Grasmere used to be thought of the sleepy sister of Ambleside, the village you pass on the way to Keswick but not now, it’s a hub of excitement, change and development.
The December floods brought heartache for many along with “The Gap” collapse of the main A591 road but as always, the community has taken it in their stride and the village has emerged brighter and even more beautiful than ever. Even the shuttle bus taking visitors and locals to and from Keswick has proved very popular.
Grasmere has superfast broadband, has seen a number of businesses open shops and eateries in the village including a Herdy gift store and Cunninghams the independent outdoor retailer. Grasmere now offers food both local and from the world in the form of cafes right through to fine dining.
Grasmere really offers everything; for the leisurely stroller to hardened fell walker, food lover, culture and the arts appreciator, Grasmere is the go to destination for 2016 and beyond.
And when it comes to where to stay not only is their choice with B&B’s, hotels and self catering but also expect the same high quality found throughout the village. This has been realised only too well by John & Karen Greaves owners of Raise View House Bed & Breakfast in Grasmere. Having been proprietors of the B&B and business for 14 years they set upon some extensive renovations with their most notably conversion of two rooms into one large and super luxurious suite. Silver How has everything you’d expect from a 5 star hotel room yet with the one to one service and peacefulness of a bed & breakfast. The interior design a credit to owner Karen and the bathroom, well it really does have one of the best looking out to an uninterrupted view of Helm Crag. Already proving popular with new and past guests, the suite price on a B&B basis starts from £120. Visit http://www.raiseviewhouse.co.uk/ or call 015394 35215 for more information and to check availability.