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Poppy Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040806)


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Review(s)

  • Linda

    “This is a lovely cottage in a perfect location but has not been maintained and looking tired The garden is over grown with broken paving Door bolts broken Cooker is difficult to use due to worn away settings, missing window blinds And downstairs bathroom window cannot be opened due to overgrown vegetation the list goes on .”

    A little TLC needed .

    A little TLC needed .

    - Linda, May 2024


  • Over 2 floors
  • 3 x bedrooms; 2 x king size sleigh bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room, 1 x single bedroom
  • Cosy living/dining room
  • Well-appointed kitchen
  • garden and private parking for 3 cars
  • Wi-fi
  • Open fire
  • Smeg range dual fuel cooker
  • 5 ring gas hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge & freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer /dryer
  • Butler's sink
  • Smoothie maker
  • Gas central heating
  • Bed linen and towels provided.

The property

Poppy Cottage is an enchanting 200 year old cottage. It is set on the lower slopes of a mountain above the picturesque village of Coniston. Here you can soak up the very best of both worlds. The cottage is strolling distance from bustling Coniston village centre and the shores of Coniston Water. Yet it is set in absolute peace and quiet within a dreamy cottage garden. The garden commands breathtaking views of the dramatic surrounding mountains. The panorama includes amazing views of the Old Man Mountain and old copper mines. Complete with waterfalls and luscious bluebell woods on your doorstep. This beautiful place offers a fantastic base from which to explore this vibrant village, the magic of Coniston Water and also the wider Lake District. A tiny lane ends in a terrace of three cottages, dazzling white against the backdrop of the fells. Step inside and be transported to the classy interior. The decor of Poppy Cottage combines contemporary luxury with cosy styling. Cream walls in the open plan living room contrast with beams and glossy oak floorboards. Rich brown leather mixes with cream canvas chairs. At the centre is a wooden spiral staircase. Luxurious bedrooms with sleigh beds and magical views, one with tiny stable door to the garden. Another with freestanding roll top bath. Everything feels generous including the Shaker-style kitchen lavishly equipped. In the warmer months there is a large garden with furniture, perfect for the end of the day. A magical cottage and perfect at every time of the Lakeland year. == Accommodation in detail Poppy Cottage is a private drive with ample parking for 3. You can walk through the wild meadow garden or pathway to the cottage entrance. The living / dining room is a beautiful space with oak beams and floor, open log fire, Smart TV, sumptuous furnishings and Bose entertainment centre with all essential Wi Fi. A spiral wooden staircase leads to bedroom 2 from the living room (open plan, no door). The shaker style kitchen has a vaulted ceiling and everything you may need. Bedroom 1 features oak beams and floor with a king size sleigh bed with pitched roof and strategically placed roof light for stargazing. Plus don't forget the roll top bath! Bedroom 2 can be approached via the spiral staircase. It is a quaint loft room with more stargazing. It has a miniature stable door down stone steps to the garden, king size sleigh bed and en-suite shower room. Bedroom 3 with French single sleigh bed / day bed. This room also doubles as a great second sitting room. Bedroom plan:- The main bedroom has a toilet and shower, this is the bedroom you reach from the spiral staircase in the living room. The 2nd double bedroom has a stand alone shower. This is reached by exiting the living room, going down 3 steps, on your right you go up 4 steps. Going past the 2nd bedroom along the corridor and down the 3 steps from the living room you will find the bathroom with shower and toilet, on your right here is the 3rd smaller bedroom. Location A Coniston holiday cottage takes you slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Bowness and Lake Windermere. Meet a wilder landscape full of adventure. Coniston Water is famous for its part in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons. Peel Island was 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. It is 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. 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. It is an impressive residence overlooking the lake. It was 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 owner can only facilitate changeover days of Mondays or Fridays. Bookings make for any other day may be cancelled.

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: The owner can only facilitate changeover days of Mondays or Fridays. Bookings make for any other day may be cancelled.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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