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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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 will be from 100% renewable sources from December 2015) 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 quite 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
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Hilary Williams

I am retired and a keen walker, cyclist, gardener, dog lover, 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 Kendal & South Lakes

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 Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • zoo
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.

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


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


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: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tranquil, cosy & stunning

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with family for the weekend in October and we all had a blast. We thought the cottage just felt like home it was so warm and cosey and the views were just stunning. My 1 year old nephew loved exploring the garden and went to see the local pigs just down the road. I can't fault anything about the cottage it was perfect and we can't wait to come again. We enjoyed the Farmers Arms pub which was only a 10 minute drive and 20 mins to Coniston and Ulverstern. We had such a laugh and enjoyed playing the games in the cottage and having breakfast in the beautiful garden. Would recommend to anyone you will love it here.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the cottage, the garden and the area. I do hope you'll come again. Hilary
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
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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