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  • AA 4 Silver Star Country House Hotel

Country House Hotel with 33 rooms £42-£46 pppnb

AA 4 SILVER STAR COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL

Forest Side Hotel

Forest Side Hotel

Contact

Forest Side,
Grasmere,
Ambleside,
Cumbria,
LA22 9RN

Address

Forest Side,
Grasmere,
Cumbria,
LA22 9RN

Details

The Forest Side is a former gentleman’s residence built in 1853, set in 43 acres of grounds in the heart of the Lake District, with unsurpassed views from every aspect over Wordsworth’s Vale of Grasmere.

Refurbished over 18 months, The Forest Side has been lovingly transformed into a destination hotel centred around its restaurant and the food created by Head Chef Kevin Tickle, whose food is firmly rooted in the Cumbrian landscape.
The light and airy restaurant is itself specifically designed to further connect the diner with their surroundings. The space overlooks a terrace framed with Lakeland slate towards verdant lawns and a magnificent specimen Lebanese Cedar. Through a dappled woodland canopy guests can enjoy tantalising glimpses of the Lakeland Fells, including Loughrigg, Silver Howe and Dow Bank.

There are 20 luxuriously appointed bedrooms, combining contemporary style with original features, stunning views, separate sitting areas, luxurious bathrooms with double ended baths and brilliant showers.

With interiors conceived by renowned designer James Mackie, luxurious wall coverings and fabrics by Zoffany, ultra-comfy Westmorland beds made specially for us by Harrison Spinks to snuggle into, hand crafted deep pile Herdwick carpet by Wools of Cumbria and natural bath and body products handmade by Bramley.

With 43 acres of grounds there is plenty of space to explore, indeed guests are at liberty to wander the gardens, including the walled kitchen garden. These have been specially created and are filled with plants that are perfumed, ornamental or edible, with a vast and impressive array of wild, exotic and cultivated plants, fruits and vegetables.
Nestling in Wordsworth’s idyll, the Vale of Grasmere, The Forest Side provides the perfect location to discover the beauty of the Lake District and the delights of Head Chef Kevin Tickle’s food.

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Packed lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesConference facilitiesChristmas special programmePrivate parkingTotally non-smokingBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelephone (public)Television availablePony trekking/horse-ridingRestaurant open to non-residentsCycles for hireVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementVegetarian diet availableCoach parties welcomedSingle sex groups NOT acceptedEvening mealsHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesStaff fluent in Spanish

Children welcome from any age.

Location

Directions

Plan route to The Forest Side Hotel using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 342080  Lat: 54.46308 Long: -3.01660

From the north, M6 jct 40, take A66 towards Keswick. At Threlkeld take B5322, marked Windermere/St John in the Vale, this leads onto A591 where we are situated.
From south, M6 jct 36, follow A591 towards Windermere, Ambleside and Rydal. As approach Grasmere go straight across roundabout, we are 0.75 mile on right.

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Conference facilitiesConference facilities
  • Christmas special programmeChristmas special programme
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Cycles for hireCycles for hire
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • Coach parties welcomedCoach parties welcomed
  • Single sex groups NOT acceptedSingle sex groups NOT accepted
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Staff fluent in SpanishStaff fluent in Spanish

Children welcome from any age.