Lancrigg – The Perfect Place To Stay
The house has many stories to tell, not to mention a never-ending list of visitors including many writers, painters and explorers, since it opened its doors back in the 1800’s. We are proud to be the most recent custodians of Lancrigg and are looking forward to becoming part of its history.
Lancrigg is a beautiful lake district hotel set in 30 acres of mature gardens and woodlands. Lancrigg is situated in ‘Wordsworth Country’ 1 mile from Grasmere village in the tiny hamlet of Easedale. The house has a relaxed, informal feel and visitors are made to feel welcome and at home from the moment they arrive.
There are ten spacious bedrooms to choose from, many with views of the gardens and fells beyond. All are en-suite and offer a comfortable & restful place to stay.
The newly opened Poet’s Bar provides a relaxing and comfortable area to enjoy light refreshments, while you take in stunning views of the surrounding Grasmere fells.
Refurbishment of the dining room is complete , including its grand fireplace and beautiful bay window overlooking the gardens, it is the perfect setting in which to dine, whatever the weather. Throughout the summer months, (yes.. there are sunny days in Lakeland) lunch can also be enjoyed Alfresco, on the terrace amongst the backdrop of the gardens with the only noise being that of the quiet chatter of guests and birdsong!
For guests of the Hotel and non-residents the kitchen offers a bar menu with delicious light lunch menus that include meat and vegetarian dishes including afternoon teas.
Dinner is served from 6.30 each evening and there is always a mouth-watering variety of delectable options to tuck in to.
Where are we up to...
Refurbishment of the public areas are now complete , these areas look out onto the gardens, which have also undertaken significant planting in time for the summer blooms. The lounge has been filled with rich colours and relaxed furnishings and the reception area is now brighter and most welcoming.the hallways have been sensitively lit and some very interesting wall decorations are on place.
The bedrooms are to all most complete, only 1 left to do, we have installed central heating to the building, all accommodation rooms at Lancrigg are now serviced by an industrial hot water delivery system which enables unlimited hot water to all rooms simultaneously with more than adequate pressure. As the year progresses we want to turn our attention to the grounds and start considering the barn renovations that we are doing . Join us on our journey as we take our time to get to know the house, the gardens and the people who will visit. With our keen interest in landscaping and horticulture, we will be enhancing the grounds and over time plan to create a true English country garden within the 30 acres at Lancrigg, which is a unique among other Grasmere hotels. It will take up to fifteen years to come to fruition, we’re sure it will be worth the wait!
Lancrigg - A perfect example of a gracious country house in precisely the right placeWilliam Heaton Cooper - Coniston born landscape artist, writer and climber