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Peaceful South Lakes cottage with enclosed garden close to Coniston water.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Gorgeous comfortable detached cottage and large beautiful garden, great for children and adults, lots to do and explore in the area.

This detached cottage in its own enclosed garden is in an idyllic setting with fine views to the surrounding hills. It is very comfortable, well equipped and homely and is particularly suitable for families with children and groups of up to 7 adults.

Downstairs: The kitchen /dining room is spacious and equipped with everything your chefs might need to prepare delicious meals. The glass panelled door from the dining area leads directly out to the south facing patio and garden. Here, guests can enjoy al fresco dining or just sitting out with a drink to admire the garden and views over the hills beyond. Even in winter this can be a welcome suntrap.

The living room has a wood burning stove, wooden floor with antique rug, low beams and comfortable couches and arm chairs. There is Internet access, a DVD player, NO TV, a CD player, guide books, maps and games.

The downstairs bathroom has a shower cubicle, bath, toilet and basin. There is a utility room with washing machine, heater, space for hanging and drying clothes.

Guests should be aware that as this is an old cottage there are some low doorways and beams downstairs.

Upstairs, bedroom 1 south facing has a double bed, wardrobe and small chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 facing the front has two single beds which can be linked to form a superking bed, wardrobe with shelves. Bedroom 3 has bunk beds and a small chest of drawers. There is a cot available in the games room which can be moved to Bedrooms 1 or 3. The large games/music room has a good piano, small snooker table, table and chairs and a double futon.

The cottage is heated by electricity (this is from 100% renewable sources ) and the wood burner in the living room. Downstairs and on the upstairs landing and in the games room we have new electric storage heaters. In the bedrooms, bathroom and utility room there are new convector heaters. Full instructions on controlling the heating is given in our Information folder. We hope guests will share our respect for the environment by careful use of the heaters.

Outside, the garden is a delight and our guests frequently comment on this; there is seating for six round the table on the patio (this is put away in winter) and there are garden benches, chairs and 2 sun loungers available.

At the front of the cottage there is parking for two cars and a front garden. The quiet road outside leads only to the farm at the top of the hill so there's very little traffic.

Walks directly from the house through the woods lead up to splendid views across Coniston Water to the Old Man of Coniston, one of the most dominant mountains of the South Lakes and Dow Crag and over Morecambe bay to the south. Various circular walks from 3 – 5 miles through woods and over the moors are described in detailed guides in the cottage. As we are so near to the charming village of Coniston (8 miles) and the lake (2 miles) visitors can enjoy boating on the lake: take a trip on the famous Coniston steam yacht gondola; hire a boat or canoe at the Coniston boating centre. For cyclists, there’s nothing better than a ride from the cottage around beautiful Coniston Water. This can be combined with a visit to Brantwood House, garden and tea room, just a few miles along the lake from the cottage. Mountain bikers and walkers love the trails in nearby Grizedale Forest with its sculptures, imaginative play park, Go Ape and visitor centre. There are several pubs serving real ale and good food within a few miles of the cottage. The nearest is the Red Lion at Lowick Bridge, about a mile away (a lovely walk along a quiet lane) where good pub food and a warm welcome is assured. The nearest shops: bakery, butchers, fish and chips and village shop are in the village of Greenodd, 3.5 , miles away.

More Details

Hilary Williams
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Hilary Williams

I am retired and a keen walker, cyclist, gardener, dog lover, musician, cook. I love spending time at the cottage with family and friends whenever possible.

Hilary Williams purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Hilary Williams chose Blawith

We love this cottage and the garden, the age and character of it, its peacefulness, the views, the way you can get out and away from everything in no time. I could go on, why not come and see for yourself?!

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is so comfortable and children love it. It's a delight to come back to after a day out for example in the mountains or visiting. It's near the Coniston water and the South Lakeland and Central mountains and there's so much to do in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our fifth visit to this wonderful cottage and we still had so much fun.
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Blawith in Colton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Recently modernised bathroom is downstairs
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , Upstairs "loo with a view" and basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , wardrobe, convector heater, room for a cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be linked to form a superking bed. Wardrobe. Heater
    Bedroom 3 - 3 ft wide bunk beds, chest of drawers, heater, space for cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double futon in the games/music room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: As this is an old cottage, tall people need to be aware of low beams in the living room and some low doorways. There's no TV Heating charges are included in the rent. Cot, fire-guard, high chair and stair gate are available (please notify us if these are required) Mobile reception in the cottage works with Vodafone. O2 and Orange nearby A gardener comes once a week in summer to cut the grass, he has no access to the cottage and has all his own equipment. The price includes all linen and towels. Guests are asked to bring their own swimming towels. The cottage is cleaned before and after the holiday and beds prepared as specified.


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Peaceful South Lakes cottage with enclosed garden close to Coniston water.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 10 reviews

Hottest May Bank Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful bank holiday weekend at Niberthwait Grange. Spent most of our time at the cottage in the garden - perfect for relaxing with wonderful views. Bluebell woods a short stroll behind the cottage at its best. Weather was perfect, husband’s head suffered a few knocks on the low beams, but full marks for everything from me.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful, spacious cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely setting and provided a well-equipped 'home-from-home' for us for the week. A good area for young children. We enjoyed the break.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The property was warm and cosy, it had a homely feel , with lovely pieces of artwork and quirky orna

  • 5 of 5

The cottage catered for family groups very well with three bedrooms plus a games room with a pull out futon.It was spacious for all while also being cosy. We took full advantage of the pool table and enjoyed participating in many of the games provided. We enjoyed big family meals, lots of dishes, microwave,pots and pans enabled us to have a full family Sunday dinner.( I was very thankful for the dishwasher) Two bathrooms were also a god send. The owners have certainly thought of everything....the outside was also a delight. We visited the farm at the bottom of the lane, and received fresh eggs, a barn tour, and a very friendly welcome.

A car is essential to stay as it is a 15 -20 minute drive into Conniston....we did enjoy the walk behind the cottage and felt the cottage offered so much more than the ones in town. My family stayed with us from Canada, and we had a truly amazing time and made lots of fabulous memories while staying in this beautiful home.We would all truly recommend this as a fantastic family get away. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet locale, low rafters, lovely garden

  • 4 of 5

Lovely authentic cottage, well tended garden, great to relax in. Short trip down the (narrow) road to Coniston water. Storage space in garden for bikes, Really enjoyed the real log fire. Anyone over 5'6" will be ducking in and out of rooms except mercifully, the large kitchen which is a head-bang-free zone unless you're in the NBA. Drive can be a bit tricky to get out of. Washing machine and dishwasher appreciated; a tumble drier would be a very useful addition, especially in The Lakes! Hilary was very friendly in correspondence and great instructions. Forgot to mention there's a nice hour long walk up through woods and over fells and back down the road, good for our dog

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. I know that the low beams in the living room can be a problem for taller people and I do point this out on our website and all our advertising. We've decided not to provide a tumble drier as these are expensive to run and would mean putting the price of rental up. Guests seem to manage by drying on the airers provided or outside if the weather is ok. Despite these issues I do hope you'll return some day and recommend our lovely cottage to friends and family. Best wishes Hilary
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Country living

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. It is in a row of just a few cottages in the middle of farm land. We took some lovely walks in the area, and I feel we got a sense of the area. The cottage itself is charming and well equipped. When the sun was shining we ate in the garden, with a beautiful view, and when it was raining we ate inside. We also got some wonderful local eggs and milk. Note that it is a bit far from some of the Lake District attractions, about a fifteen-twenty minute drive from Coniston, for example. For that reason we packed picnic lunches and made day excursions. All in all, we had a most enjoyable stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joshua and Alyssa Thanks very much for your very positive comments about the cottage. Best wishes Hilary
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A Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

This lovely, well stocked, substantially sized detached cottage with a beautiful garden is in a fantastic location for exploring the lakes. My wife and our two children (4+5), and another couple with their two children (3) have just returned from a week here and I can honestly say that we couldn't have had a better time.

The cottage is extremely beautiful and very spacious, the bathroom is lovely and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. The garden is great and just over the back wall is an amazing wood that seems to go on and on and was great for going bug collecting and exploring with the children.

Lake Coniston is just up the road and is a lovely place to spend the day.

I can't say too much more other than we will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Red Lion pub
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Junction 36, M6
Car: recommended

There are lovely walks straight from the cottage up through woodland to the moors where there are splendid views across the South Lake District and towards the sea. The cottage is in easy reach of the Lake District attractions: walking in the mountains, exploring the villages and visiting historic houses such as Brantwood, John Ruskin's house and Hilltop, Beatrix Potter’s house. 7 miles to the south is Ulverston, a pretty market town and home of the Laurel and Hardy Museum and the nearby South Lakes Wild Animal Park. Steam railway lovers can travel the Haverthwaite light railway to Windermere and garden lovers can visit several fine gardens within a 40 minute drive including Holker Hall, Levens and Holehird.


Greenodd 3.5 miles

Ulverston 6 miles

Coniston 8 miles

Further Details:

Coniston water is a couple of miles up the road (an easy cycle ride, walk or drive) and along much of the shore there is public access and little beaches. Here visitors can enjoy paddling, swimming, mucking about in rubber dinghies, jumping off the pier, canoeing and just sun bathing. Coniston village is 8 miles away and from here there are walks up to the Old Man, Dow crag, Coniston Copper mines etc. The village has good pubs and cafes, the Coniston Brewing company, shops, the community honesty shop, the Ruskin Museum and the Coniston Watersports Centre at the lake.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Blawith, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid summer
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer holidays
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half term
13 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter holidays
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
Short breaks (3 night weekend, or 4 night weekdays) may be available, please enquire. 4 nights weekday for the same price as 3 nights at the weekend.
A non-refundable deposit of £100 paid by cheque or bank transfer is required to confirm the booking. The balance should be paid at least 4 weeks before the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Friday: vacate by 11am arrive after 4pm
Short breaks Fri- Mon or Mon to Fri

Notes on prices:
Rental includes bed linen and towels, heating by electricity, wood for a few days for the wood burner. Extra logs can be ordered on booking @ £4 per bag. Up to two dogs are welcome at an extra charge of £15.
Prices for 3 night weekend or 4 night weekdays can be viewed at our website:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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