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The Farmhouse

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041126)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Neil

    “Not a great experience,quite chilly, maybe the heating was not on early enough.”

    An old cottage but work is needed to making it airtight secondary glassing or draft excluder. This was before the storms. Good views towards old man of Coniston, good location to explore.

    - Neil, January 2022

    I’m so sorry you were chilly. If you had let me know I could have provided extra oil heaters and checked you were confident lighting the two fires. I’m glad you liked the views though. Property Owner


The property

This beautiful, charismatic 400 year old cottage is gorgeous inside and out, offering a fantastic base from which to explore the vibrant village of Coniston, the magic of Coniston Water and also the wider Lake District. Set in absolute peace and quiet, with a delightful garden, breath taking views of the surrounding mountains and Coniston Water itself. Walks straight from your doorstep including the very nearby shores of Coniston Water and a host of local inns and eateries close by, including the nearby and famous Drunken Duck Inn. This is excellent cycling territory and for mountain bikers there is access a few hundred yards from your cottage to Grizedale Forest. Adorning old oak beams and flagged floors blend perfectly with sumptuous furnishings and the warming wood burner as well as an open fire, making the ideal environment for relaxed gatherings or sociable occasions. Two couples or a family can spread out and relax without treading on any toes; the two superbly chic bedrooms are full of space and light and also enjoying the dramatic scenery and the luxurious bathroom is ideal for long soaks after a day on the fells. There are three sumptuous reception rooms including a games room and don't forget the delightful garden and raised decking, perfect for lazy days and al-fresco life. A plethora of walks are straight from your doorstep including the very nearby shores of Coniston Water and a host of local inns and eateries surround this cottage including the nearby and famous Drunken Duck Inn. This is excellent cycling territory and for mountain bikers there is access, a few hundred yards from your cottage, to Grizedale Forest. == Accommodation in detail A private driveway leads to a cluster of chocolate box cottages overlooking the lake and with 2 private parking spaces for Atkinson Ground Farmhouse. There are two entrances to this cottage, one being the old oak original door but we enter via a glass entrance porch which leads into the well equipped kitchen which overlooks the garden and has a breakfast table for any early riser. A flight of stairs leads into the dining room which is a beautiful living room also and has glimpses of the lake with a plethora of oak beams and the warming wood burner, the dining table is positioned to enjoy the view - a great place for entertaining and relaxing. The second sitting room has a sumptuous corner sofa to watch TV from or simply spread out by the open fire and then there is a games room with pool table and access to the garden and decked patio area with seating for guests to use. On this level is a cloakroom with 2nd WC / wash basin. An old oak staircase leads to the first floor and two bedrooms, each beautifully presented and one with stunning lake views. The slate and luxurious bathroom has a monsoon shower over a huge and most relaxing bath and there is even a loo with a view! Outside the rear garden is a delight and the decked patio ideal for al-fresco living - enjoy. Please note that front of the property has slate steps & terrace which will not be suitable for young children. Location A Coniston holiday cottage takes you slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Bowness and Lake Windermere, to a wilder landscape full of adventure. Coniston Water is famous for its part in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons, with Peel Island being the setting for the 'Wild Cat Island' featured in the story. The lake is also known for Donald Campbell's water speed record attempt in 'Bluebird'. But the real magic comes from the breathtaking surroundings; dramatic fells including Coniston Old Man, wild woodlands and wonderful Lake District walks. You'll have access to no end of stunning routes, from leisurely strolls to challenging ascents. You'll enjoy access to the peaceful village centre, well equipped for stocking up the kitchen with traditional butcher and supermarket. There are lovely tea rooms, cafes and traditional Lakeland pubs in Coniston village, and the Black Bull Inn is well worth a visit for its award-winning brewery the Coniston Brewing Co. For a cultured day out, head to Brantwood historic house - an impressive residence overlooking the lake, once home to John Ruskin the famous artist, writer and creative thinker. You'll find a range of events on offer, such as talks, concerts, craft workshops and even outdoor theatre.

Please note the arrival time for this property is 5pm and departure time of 9am.

If you require wood for the stove, you can purchase a bag of kiln dried logs directly from the owner for £7


  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 x bedrooms; 1 x king size, 1 x twin bedroom, Bathroom with monsoon shower over gorgeous bath, 2 x reception rooms, games room, kitchen, cloakroom with 2nd WC, garden and decked patio with furniture, dining room and private parking.
  • Quintessential Lakeland luxury, superb lake views, Wi-Fi, games room with pool table, bathroom with monsoon shower over gorgeous bath, village centre and lake are within 1.5 miles, private parking for 2 cars, wood burning stove, open fire,(logs can be purchased from the owner) electric heating, electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge & freezer, dishwasher, washer and airers, bed linen and towels provided

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Hawkshead 4 miles; Ambleside 8 miles.

Nestling at the head of Coniston Water, the pretty village of Coniston is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lake District National Park, making it a superb base for touring, with Hawkshead, Ambleside, Windermere and Grasmere just a short drive away. Superb walking, mountain biking and climbing are available locally on Coniston Old Man and Wetherlam, and the lovely woodland trails at Grizedale Forest. For watersports enthusiasts, the quiet lake is ideal for dinghy sailing and canoeing, whilst the less active can enjoy a leisure cruise on the beautiful steam yacht 'Gondola’, or visit Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin. Nearby attractions include the award-winning village of Hawkshead, home of the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Tarn Hows, one of the most visited beauty spots in the country and Esthwaite Water, famous for its fishing. A first class holiday location at any time of the year.

Please note: a highchair is available at this property but there is NO cot.