About the home
Acorn Cottage nestles between Coniston and Little Langdale and is much loved by its owners as well as its many guests. It offers a central lakes yet tranquil location. There is walking, climbing and biking from the door. One of the best, and far reaching, views in the lakes can be found after a short walk up Holme Fell, just behind the cottage. We have refurbished Acorn Cottage to provide all the modern comforts you could wish for, including wifi, whilst retaining its heart and character.
Downstairs the original quarry slate floors have been re-laid and a new 'shaker' style kitchen with granite worktops and a dishwasher have been fitted. For the cooler months there is a solid fuel stove to snuggle in front of in the evenings. There are 2 spotless bathrooms, 3 bedrooms (king, double and single) with sumptuous duvets and co-ordinated bedding, a lockable shed and parking for 2 cars. The garden attracts abundant wildlife including woodpeckers and red squirrels!! And the patio is a real sun trap - ideal for relaxing and the odd evening BBQ.
Acorn Cottage's location makes it a great base for touring the Lake District, for all sorts of adventure activities (water, land or fell based) or for just relaxing and taking in the quiet beauty of the area. Pond dipping at the local tarn is a firm favourite with younger guests and for the grown ups there are the excellent ,and numerous, local pubs all serving amazing food and local ales.
We welcome well behaved pets and are 4star plus standard. Long weekends and short breaks may be available out of season. Please feel free to enquire.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
Bedroom 1 has a king sized bed and overlooks the rear garden. Bedrooms 2 +3 (double and single) are on the second floor with sloping ceilings, beams and views from enormous Velux windows (fitted with blackout blinds). Both the bathroom and shower room have clean fresh white tiles and suites. The kitchen/diner has original quarry slate flooring, country style table and chairs, oven, hob, grill, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and CD player.
The living room is a relaxing light room with slate flooring, window and door to rear garden and sun patio, solid fuel stove for cooler evenings, TV, DVD, leather sofas, arm chair, games cupboard and a vast range of local books and maps. I look after and clean the property myself and I leave it for you as I would wish to find it - clean and tidy with some home made biscuits, a pint of milk and tea and coffee!!
Further details outdoors:
We have designated parking for two cars, a lockable shed for bike storage etc. The garden to the rear has a slate patio and really is a sun trap! There is a picnic table with further deck chairs for you to relax in.
Our garden is to the right of the slate path and is a 'natural' garden (no immaculate lawn here!) that attracts abundant wildlife - woodpeckers, nuthatches, rabbits and the occasional deer and red squirrels. I'll leave the bird feeder full - free free to fill it up!
The local sheep roam freely!
A £100 deposit is required to confrim your booking with the balance being paid 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. Directions and key collection details will be emailed or posted on receipt of the balance. Short breaks may be available please enquire.
Weekly rentals are generally from Friday to Friday.
DUE TO THE BANK HOLIDAYS XMAS AND NEW YEAR BOOKINGS FOR 2013 AND 2014 WILL BE SATURDAY TO SATURDAY.
Guests my arrive after 3pm and are requested to leave by 10am on the day of departure.
Please note that short breaks are normally taken within the month of letting. If you wish to book a short break further in advance please enquire.
We ask that our guests respect our cottage and leave it as they find it - neat, clean and tidy.
Please let me know if you require the cot (bring your own cot sheets) or highchair.
Please note that due to the bank holidays the Chrismas and New Year bookings for 2013 and 2014 will be Saturday to Saturday.
Bookings taken at within 8 weeks of the holiday must be paid in full.
The Cumbria/Lake District region
The Lake District National Park is outstandingly beautiful no matter what time of the year you come. It is no wonder that so many poets, painters and writers have found inspiration here. We hope you do too. Our lakes and mountains rival those anywhere in the world and as one guest recently said "everything is here and you don't need to travel great distances to get from one place to another." What could be better? Acorn Cottage is one of a short row once owned by Beatrix Potter and Yew Tree Farm (a short walk away) was used as Beatrix's house, Hill Top, during the making of the Beatrix Potter film.
The Coniston area
Acorn Cottage is situated in the heart of the old slate mining area. A disused quarry is a short walk from the door with good rock climbing/abseiling to be had. Further mines can be explored locally - details of which can be found on our bookshelves! Coniston is 3.5 miles by road, Elterwater is 2.75 miles by path and 7 miles by road. Ambleside is 8 miles away and Grasmere 8.5. The famous Tarn Hows is 1.75 miles by road. We are lucky enough to have 3 very well known pubs to hand - The Drunken Duck (and its sister cafe 'Chesters by the river' at Skelwith Bridge - famous for its large scones!), The Three Shires and The Britannia Inn. Coniston also has a fine selection of pubs and local ales for you to tick off your list (The Sun Inn is our favourite). Coniston hosts walking and water festivals each year. During the summer months there are many local 'shows' in the immediate area with sheepdog trials, lakeland sports etc. Make sure you look out for the embroidered pants of the Cumberland Wrestlers!! Coniston is also famous as the home of John Ruskin with his beautiful home 'Brantwood' a must see. If you take a trip on Coniston lake the steam boat Gondola can drop you off and pick you up! The lake was also used by Donald Campbell in his water speed attempts (visit the museum in Coniston) and is still used in October each year for water speed record attempts. The area is renowned not just for its stunning scenery but also for its fell walking, rock climbing and mountain biking. There is the North Face mountain bike trail in Grizedale Forest along with Go Ape (a high ropes course) and an art trail. For road cyclists there is the Fred Whitton Challenge. A 112 mile road race in May which takes riders over all the major lakeland passes - Wrynose, Hardknott, Kirkstone and Whinlatter!! Does all this seem to much like hard work? Then try the electric bikes available for hire locally!! If there was ever a place where there is something for everyone then this is it!!
How to get there
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The best way to arrive at Acorn Cottage is by car. If travelling by car from the North, or South, of England take the M6 and come off at junction 36. This will give you access to the Lake District. If you want to stop and stock up the fridge then Booths in Windermere is the 'Waitrose' of the North and worth a visit. The nearest international airport is Manchester. The closest train station is Windermere. Car hire is available locally.
Activities near Coniston
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
02 Jun 2013
Acorn Cottage is fantastic. We would definitely recommend. Right in the heart of some of England's most beautiful countryside. Great for walkers or anyone just wanting to get away from it all... more
Ahh! Another happy customer - that's what we like!! It really does make us happy to know others love our place as we do. Thanks.
12 May 2013
Best cottage we have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in many. Thanks to Christine for preparing the cottage to a very high standard, and sharing it with us. What a find, and location was ideal... more
Well...you seem to have enjoyed yourselves as much as we do! Glad you found things as they should be. See you again soon!
06 May 2013
We have just returned from Acorn Cottage and have had a brilliant time! The cottage is lovely and in a brilliant location. The cottage was spotless and had everything we could need. We are hooked and... more
Really glad you enjoyed the cottage and are as "hooked" as I am!!! See you next time!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring||12 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 550||£ 100||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Half Term||24 May 13||31 May 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||31 May 13||19 Jul 13||£ 575||£ 100||£ 100||2 Nights|
|High Season||19 Jul 13||30 Aug 13||£ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||30 Aug 13||27 Sep 13||£ 575||£ 120||£ 120||2 Nights|
|Autumn||27 Sep 13||25 Oct 13||£ 500||£ 100||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Half Term||25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 450||£ 90||£ 90||2 Nights|
|Christmas and New Year||20 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||4 Jan 14||7 Mar 14||£ 450||£ 90||£ 90||2 Nights|
|Spring||7 Mar 14||4 Apr 14||£ 500||£ 100||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Easter||4 Apr 14||25 Apr 14||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Spring||25 Apr 14||23 May 14||£ 550||£ 120||£ 120||2 Nights|
|Half Term||23 May 14||30 May 14||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||30 May 14||18 Jul 14||£ 595||£ 120||£ 120||2 Nights|
|Summer||18 Jul 14||29 Aug 14||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We provide an 'ALL INCLUSIVE' price with night store heating, electric, linen, towels, pets (if coming), cot and high chair (if needed). A starter pack of fuel for the stove is left for your use. More may be purchased locally as and when required.
Payments may be made by bank transfer of by cheque.
We ask that our guests respect our cottage and leave it as they find it - neat, clean and tidy.Enquire now
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