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Dormouse Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040865)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • 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/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Review(s)

  • Judith

    “The cottage was a delight.”

    Great location and facilities. We loved the garden too, but with so much to do in the area, we didn't use it as much as we would have liked. Very well maintained cottage.

    Great location and facilities. We loved the garden too, but with so much to do in the area, we didn't use it as much as we would have liked. Very well maintained cottage.

    - Judith, April 2022

    Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for such nice feedback …maybe if you come back you can use the garden a bit more! Property Owner


The property

This gorgeous Lake District cottage truly enjoys the very best of both worlds. Strolling distance from bustling Coniston village centre and the shores of Coniston Water, yet in absolute peace and quiet, with a delightful garden commanding breath-taking views over the lake from the slopes of Coniston Old Man. A perfect spot for a romantic getaway or the ideal base to explore the area on foot or bike (or both!) This pretty setting has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Inside the traditional cottage has flagged floors, comfy furnishings to relax in by the warming open fire. You also get the best of both worlds with the layout, a spacious cottage for a couple with a stunning lake view king size bedroom or utilising the second single bedroom the cottage can accommodate 2 individuals or even a family with an elder child (min 10years old). The terraced garden with more lake views is a place to enjoy al-fresco living on sunny days. == Accommodation in detail Found in an elevated position, park your car on the lane just before the Cottage and then gaze at that view; enter into the cosy yet sophisticated lounge overlooking the lake and with the open fire for romantic nights in. The kitchen / dining room has all you may need and with access to the rear patio area and useful outhouse, ideal for storing the expensive mountain bikes. Upstairs to the lake view king size bedroom , the single bedroom and shower room. 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 which is found behind your cottage, 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, via a fairly steep hill, 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.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 x bedrooms; 1 x king size, 1 x single bedroom, lounge, kitchen /diner, shower room, patio and garden, outhouse and parking on the lane close to the property (first come basis).
  • Gorgeous Lakeland Cottage on the slopes of Coniston Old Man, beautiful terraced cottage garden, looking over the fields to Coniston water, short walk, down hill, to the village centre, lake and a local Inn -no need to drive, large secure bike and kit store, parking on the lane close to the property (first come basis), Wi-fi, Smart TV with soundbar open fire (fuel not included), shower room, double electric oven, hob & microwave, fridge & freezer, washing machine, gas central heating throughout, children over 10 years old welcome, 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.