I agree with other reviewers who rate this hotel with high marks. When my husband and I travel in the off-season we don't make reservations - so when we rolled into the lovely village of Grasmere we decided to spend the night there. It was our 20th anniversary and this was the perfect place to celebrate. We took a loop around town in our car and ended up on the road that goes right up to the Swan Hotel. It is a handsome historic building that faces rolling fenced pastures and of course the charming town of Grasmere. Our room was inviting - the bed was full of fluffy pillows and the small table with comfy chairs by the window was the perfect place to pop a cork and enjoy our special bottle of wine. (The staff graciously let us borrow wine glasses from the hotel lounge). The view we had overlooked the side of the property where - in warmer times of the year - there are obviously wedding receptions and other formal events. The hotel itself is set against a rolling hill. As a side note, I will add that although we had an amazing trip driving through Wales, England, and Scotland - we never found a Hotel or B&B that for the value compared to the Swan Hotel. Which, I guess is what made our 20th so special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1650 as a coaching inn, and mentioned in a Wordsworth poem "The Waggoner", Macdonald Swan Hotel, Grasmere is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District. Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside, with views across the Fells, our cosy and inviting hotel is ideal for walkers and cyclists. With open sunny vistas in summer and blazing log fires in winter, it's the ideal base for exploring the wonders of the Lake District National Park. Afterwards, relax with a delicious meal in our restaurant or enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the Walkers' Bar before retiring to a traditionally - furnished, comfortable room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Macdonald Swan
- Macdonald Swan Grasmere
- Macdonald Swan Hotel Grasmere, Lake District