We have nothing bad to say of Heidi's and urge anyone considering a visit to go ahead and book - you won't regret it!
I booked the suite, Room 6 back in Summer as a pre-wedding surprise for my husband but unfortunately had to cancel due to work commitments - Heidi was an absolute star and agreed to move our deposit to another date. We later chose a one night break between Christmas a New Year.
We arrived at Heidi's to a lovely warm welcome from everyone - we were given our keys and shown up to the room which was absolutely gorgeous.
Room 6 is right on the top floor and is split across two levels - the first has a comfy two seater sofa, tv and stand with teas, coffee, wine, water and biscuits. The bathroom is also on this level and is a great size with a big shower, separate bath and splash tv. A beautiful spiral staircase leads you to up the small but beautifully decorated bedroom, leading out onto a roof top terrace which fantastic views of the village. The decor was right up my street and was one of the reasons I wanted to stay in the first place - the room was clean and the little touches were great!!
After we'd checked in, we had drinks in the tea room which was lovely - all the staff were aware we were staying and were extra friendly and helpful. Every member of staff we met here were lovely - the two woman and the two guys working in both the cafe and the b&b itself.
Our stopover was great with the bed really comfy for me, but unfortunately my husband is 6"2 so the iron bedstead wasn't the best for him! The underfloor heating in the bathroom was a lovely addition too!
One of the only niggles I have is that breakfast was served in a half hour window from 8.30 which is quite restrictive - I would have liked a little more of a lie in! Despite this, breakfast was great - the food was delicious (those sausages are AMAZING!). You order your cooked breakfast before bed which was absolutely fine, and there's plenty of cereals, fruit, good quality thick yoghurt etc to help yourself to.
Before checking out we looked around the shop which offered 20% off for guests and bought ourselves some little treats - if you love shabby chic you'll love the gifts they have for sale!
Finally, we came to check out - again the staff were great and we had a little chat (both women were surprised I was 27, telling me I was bonny and that my husband was lucky - absolutely made my day!) before handing back the key and leaving a wet Grasmere.
Thank you to all of you for making our stay so relaxing and enjoyable - we will be back soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxurious bed & breakfast accommodation in the heart of Grasmere. Fabulous en-suite rooms with stunning views. Beautiful furniture & furnishings. Guest lounge. Car parking. Traditional Cumbrian breakfast. A real romantic retreat where a warm welcome awaits. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Heidi`s Grasmere Hotel Grasmere
- Heidi's Grasmere Lodge Lake District