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Lakeside 17th Century Farmhouse Near Coniston



Updated: 26-Sep-2016
Cottage in Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Secluded, Peaceful Location With Direct Access To Coniston Lake Shore And Private Beach

The Farmhouse is a characterful, white washed 17th century farmhouse set in a secluded 1.2 acres of woodland with private lake access (shared with two other cottages) leading to the beautiful waters of Coniston Water. Situated in an enviable spot, the cottage is an ideal place for couples, families or small groups, to come and unwind in the peaceful surroundings and explore the Lake District by foot, bike or boat. The Farmhouse has been re-furbished to a high standard with a new kitchen, family bathroom with roll top bath, ground floor shower room and thermostatically controlled central heating. The period feel has been sympathetically maintained with exposed oak beams in all rooms, cast iron wood burning stove in an original fire place setting, antique furniture and even a 300 year old bread oven! The cottage has two generous bedrooms, one with a king size bed and wash basin, the other with twin beds. In addition, there are two bathrooms, a spacious lounge with wood burner, piano, flat screen TV and DVD player, kitchen/diner with iPod dock and CD player /radio, porch and large ground floor cloakroom area. A private foot path leads from the front door directly to a large grassy area (perfect for children and pets to play) and a private beach where boats/canoes can be launched or barbecues and picnics enjoyed. The footpath and beach are shared with two other adjoining cottages only. Other numerous footpaths can be accessed easily from the cottage, following lakeside routes to the lovely village of Coniston or fanning out over the stunning scenery of Blawith Common. Coniston village with it's shops, pubs and other amenities is only 4 miles away and other lakeland villages, towns and tourist attractions are all within easy reach. A selection of children's / adults books, DVD's, games and maps are all available at the cottage for you to use. Use of barbecue. Cot and high chair available. Prices include electric, all bed linen, towels and logs for wood burning stove and bbq charcoal

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We live in Lancashire with our two children and both work in education.

Long walks and kayak paddles with lazy days by the lake are what we enjoy most when we visit this area. We have had some unforgettable special holidays while staying in the cottage and we find the area very special and incredibly beautiful.

We are thoroughly enjoying managing the cottage as a holiday let and making it cosy and homely for holiday guests. I love hearing about holidays people have had and am always open to suggestions as to how we can make our guests stay here the best it can be.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I took the in-laws for a weekend treat. The cottage was well equipped with everything you needed and more. It was cosy, exceptionally clean, well maintained and the location was second to none. A short drive to either coniston or ulverston, which gives you the choice to eat out or just stay in and enjoy the home comforts. Home comforts consisted of games,book's and DVDs to keep all occupied, and the kitchen was so well equipped even Jamie Oliver would of been in his element.
Mar 2015
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1 holidaymaker review


Lovely cottage, bit overlooked though

  • 3 of 5

Lovely well equipped cottage. All very comfortable. Felt a bit awkward sitting outside and it is a bit overlooked. Great location and lake side access is nice. Nice easy going walk just over the road from cottage is worth doing.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The property was bought as a family cottage in 1970's to be used initially by family and friends.

Activity and Interests


Lakeside beach is less than 100 metres down a private path (see photos)


Nearest airports: Carlisle, Newcastle Upon Tyne (148km), Blackpool, Manchester and Liverpool.

Nearest train station; Ulverston (9 miles / 15km = 15min drive) or Windermere


Coniston: 4 miles / 7 km (10min drive)

Torver: 2 miles / 3km (5min drive)

Hawshead 10 miles (15km)

Ambleside (12 miles/20km)

Grasmere (13 miles/21km)

Bowness (18 miles/29km)

Further Details:

Coniston is situated in the southern area of the lake district and is an area of outstanding natural beauty with stunning mountain scenery and fresh lakes and rivers.

From the cottage, a private footpath takes you down a private beach (shared with two other cottages) great for swimming, BBQ, picnics and boating. Peel Island, aka Wild Cat Island, where Arthur Ransome's Swallow's and Amazon's was filmed can be seen from the shore and makes a great boating destination! A footpath hugs the shore-line and can be followed all the way to Coniston village where the Blue-bird Cafe makes a tempting refreshment and ice-cream stop.

Coniston village and the surrounding area of Torver and Water Yeat offer a great choice of pubs serving real ales and home-cooked food as well as numerous cafes offering Wifi. There are ample places to hire mountain bikes, rowing/sailing boats, canoes or to try your hand at pony treking.

The stunning, historic house and gardens at Brantwood overlooking Coniston water is home to the famous poet and artist, John Ruskin and both Brantwood and the John Ruskin museum in Coniston are well worth a visit. The Victorian steam Yacht gondola is a fantastic way to see the lake and can be caught or alighted from Conston, Brantwood or Monk Coniston.

Grizedale forest with cycling trails, sculpture walks, adventure play ground, 'Go Ape' tree top trail, orienteering routes and fabulous cafe is only 9 miles (15 km) away and great for cyclists and families. Similarly, the picturesque, quaint village of Hawshead and the beautiful and serene Tarn Hows are both under 10 miles (15km) from the cottage and Beatrix Potter's farmhouse home at Far Sawrey, only a few miles further. Ambleside (12 miles/20km), Grasmere (13 miles/21km) and Bowness (18 miles/29km) are all an approximate half hour's drive.

Larger supermarkets, cinemas, swimming pools and train station can all be found in Ulverston another picturesque market town.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
3 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made via email, text or telephone.

BACS bank transfer, cheque or Direct debit / credit card payments via Paypal, accepted.

20% deposit required to secure booking.

Balance due 4 weeks before holiday start date.

£25 extra per dog for full stay.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure times flexible for short stays (less than 1 week).

Usually arrival is from 3pm. Departure by 10.30am

Saturday is preferred changeover day for week long stays.

Notes on prices:
Please note, during off peak times, nightly prices only are shown.
Weekly prices available on request.

Please contact owner for weekly rates during low and mid season times as these will be proportionally less than the nightly price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

Stunning scenery, peaceful surroundings, direct lakeside access, fabulous walks, pretty villages, great pubs and tourist attractions all on doorstep.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Main Family bathroom: Roll top bath, overhead thermostatic shower, wash basin, WC Ground floor bathroom with electric shower, wash basin and WC.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed, luxurious feather & down pillows, wardrobe, chest of drawers and wash basin. Bedroom 2 with two single beds, feather pillows, chest of drawers and coat stand


  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Large picnic table seats 4 - 6. Wrought iron bench. Portable folding chairs available - can be taken down to lakeside beach area. BBQ available Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, travel cot, high chair, vacuum cleaner, portable folding outside chairs available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Plenty of bath, hand towels and bath mats included. All bed linen included in price. Cottage thoroughly cleaned prior the arrival of new guests. Other: Large internal porch area with plenty of coat hooks and shoe space. Separate porch attached to front door.

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