Nestled in the heart of Lake District National Park, Macdonald Swan Grasmere is a heritage hotel that dates back to a mid 17th century coaching inn. Check into comfortable ensuite rooms done up in warm tones and cozy furnishings. Enjoy a good night’s sleep on your generously sized bed and wake up to views of the Cumbrian countryside from your windows. After a day spent outdoors, return to a scrumptious afternoon tea in The Lounge. As the shadows lengthen, pick a spot amid the dark timber furnishings of Walker’s Bar and unwind with a glass of well-aged whiskey or the finest brandy before a crackling log fire. Finally, pamper your palate with British classics such as slow-braised blade of beef with buttered savoy cabbage at Waggoner’s Restaurant, named after Wordsworth’s poem that quotes this historic property.