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Acorn Cottage nestled between two valleys - take your pick of walks/bike rides

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Car advised

Sleeping 5/6 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.. Cot/camp bed available for a 6th small guest! 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 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Windermere
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Parking
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). There is a cot/camp bed available for a 6th younger guest!! Both the bathroom and shower room have clean fresh white tiles and suites. Beds will be made up for your arrival. Towels are included. The kitchen/diner has original quarry slate flooring, country style table and chairs, oven, hob, grill, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and CD player with ipod dock.

The living room is a relaxing light room with slate flooring, window and door to rear garden and sunny patio, a log burner 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!!

A starter pack of fuel for the fire will be left for you. More can be purchased locally as and when required.

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 have a bird and squirrel feeder which I'll fill for you - I highly recommend refilling it!! Binoculars are provided.

The local sheep roam freely!

Further details

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.


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.

Pets downstairs only please - there is a stair gate available if needed.

The Cumbria/Lake District

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.


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!!

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Review 1-10 of 25

7 Apr 2014



I've never wrote a review before, I though this was worthy of one :)Just got back from Acorn Cottage, had an amazing time. Christine (the owner) was very helpful before we got there and even prov… More

So glad you all enjoyed yourselves and loved our stunning countryside in all its dramatic and atmospheric glory (it can take on another kind of beauty in the wet!!) and found the cottage such a cosy place to return to. See you in the Summer!

26 Oct 2013


"Cosy cottage in an excellent location"

The cottage is in a beautiful remote location and is extremely well equipped. The beds are really comfortable with great views. We snuggled down in the evenings in front of the wood burning stove unde… More

So glad you found my cottage well equipped and a home from home - I think that's because I use, and look after it, myself!! Watch this space...I am looking at getting a new log burner. It promises to be cleaner, more efficient and have an amazing 'flame picture'....very excited!!

19 Sep 2013


"We shall return soon"

Very clean and well equipped. Located on very quiet lane offering total tranquility. Possible to walk to Three Shires pub for good beer and food.Access to great walks from cottage or by driving just a… More

Glad you found everything as it should be - clean and well equipped! Also glad you enjoyed a wonderful area and that the free WiFi came in handy.

29 Aug 2013


"A perfect cottage away from the hustle and bustle"

Acorn Cottage is a fantastic property in a beautiful setting and is presented exactly as marketed. We use holiday cottages every year, and this is one of the best we have come across. What makes it d… More

Thank you so much! My cottage is just as I wish it to be - a home from home with everything I am likely to need (I don't like packing and unpacking!)so I am delighted you liked it too. Also, really glad you found us good value!

17 Jul 2013


"Fantastic setting - very comfortable cottage"

We have just enjoyed two weeks of blissful sunshine staying here - the ability to walk straight from the front door is a huge bonus . The surrounding countryside is stunningly beautiful . Cottage very… More

Really glad you enjoyed the setting and our cottage. You're right....having so many walks from the door is a huge bonus and the area is stunningly beautiful. I am also glad you found us to be good value! I wonder, did you find the deck chairs in the shower room cupboard?

22 Jun 2013


"A perfect choice"

We rented the cottage in early May and it proved to be all that we could of wished for. With the mixed weather it was reassuring to know that there was a warm and welcoming cottage to return to. The q… More

Many thanks! Glad you and your party enjoyed the cottage and its surroundings....walks....deer (3 at once - lucky you!) and found it a cosy place to return to.

22 Jun 2013


"Quiet, off beaten track but central lakes location."

We had a one week stay at Acorn cottage. Good location for southern lakes, Coniston, Windemere, Grasmere. Good sized property, with nice views and walks on the doorstep.… More

As they say - location, location, location.....we've got it!! Central,and stunning. What more could you want! Glad you had a good time.

16 Jun 2013


"If you are into hill walking then this is the place for you."

Easy enough to find (as the directions given from Christine were straightforward enough), and a delight to drive up to on the single track road. The scenery is absolutely stunning. What is not so mu… More

Really sorry you didn't realise that we prefer pets to be kept downstairs. I'll amend the web details. Glad you managed to have a good time though!

2 Jun 2013


"Beautiful cottage in a stunning setting"

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 for… 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


"Great cottage, with amazing location"

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 wit… More seem to have enjoyed yourselves as much as we do! Glad you found things as they should be. See you again soon!

Review 1-10 of 25

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