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17th century, white washed, traditional lakeland farmhouse

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 0.1km

The Farmhouse is a characterful, white washed 17th century farmhouse set in a secluded 1.2 acres of woodland with private lake access (shared with two other cottages) leading to the beautiful waters of lake Coniston.

Situated in an enviable spot, the cottage is an ideal place for couples, families or small groups, to come and unwind in the peaceful surroundings and explore the Lakes by foot, bike or boat.

The Farmhouse has been re-furbished to a high standard with a new kitchen, shower room and thermostatically controlled central heating. The period feel has been sympathetically maintained with exposed beams in all rooms, cast iron wood burning stove in an original fire place setting, antique furniture and even a 300 year old bread oven!

The cottage has two generous bedrooms, one with a king size bed and wash basin, the other with twin beds. In addition, there are two bathrooms, a spacious lounge with wood burner, piano, flat screen TV and DVD player, kitchen/diner with iPod dock and CD player /radio, porch and large ground floor cloakroom area.

A private foot path leads from the front door directly to a large grassy area (perfect for children and pets to play) and a private beach where boats/canoes can be launched or barbecues and picnics enjoyed. The footpath and beach are shared with two other adjoining cottages only.

Other numerous footpaths can be accessed easily from the cottage, following lakeside routes to the lovely village of Coniston or fanning out over the stunning scenery of Blawith Common.

Coniston village with it's shops, pubs and other amenities is only 4 miles away and other lakeland villages, towns and tourist attractions are all within easy reach.

A selection of children's / adults books, games and maps are all available at the cottage for you to use.

Use of barbecue.

Cot and high chair available on request.

Prices include electric, all bed linen, towels and logs for stove (extra available to buy locally).

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Private lake beach - less than 100m or public lake 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester, Blackpool, Liverpool, Newcastle 148 km, Nearest railway: Windermere, Ulverston 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Cumbria/Lake District

Coniston is situated in the southern area of the lake district and is an area of outstanding natural beauty with stunning mountain scenery and fresh lakes and rivers. While the central area, around Windermere and Ambleside attract most of the visitors, the south- western peninsula remains more quiet but equally beautiful.

From the cottage, a private footpath takes you down a private beach (shared with two other cottages) great for swimming, bbq's, picnics and boating. Peel Island, aka Wild Cat Island, where Arthur Ransome's Swallow's and Amazon's was filmed can be seen from the shore and makes a great boating destination! A footpath hugs the shore-line and can be followed all the way to Coniston village where the Blue-bird Cafe makes a tempting refreshment and ice-cream stop.

Coniston village and the surrounding area of Torver and Water Yeat offer a great choice of pubs serving real ales and home-cooked food as well as numerous cafes offering Wifi. There are ample places to hire mountain bikes, rowing/sailing boats, canoes or to try your hand at pony treking.

The stunning, historic house and gardens at Brantwood overlooking Coniston water is home to the famous poet and artist, John Ruskin and both Brantwood and the John Ruskin museum in Coniston are well worth a visit. The Victorian steam Yacht gondola is a fantastic way to see the lake and can be caught or alighted from Conston, Brantwood or Monk Coniston.

Grizedale forest with cycling trails, sculpture walks, adventure play ground, 'Go Ape' tree top trail, orienteering routes and fabulous cafe is only 9 miles (15 km) away and great for cyclists and families. Similarly, the picturesque, quaint village of Hawshead and the beautiful and serene Tarn Hows are both under 10 miles (15km) from the cottage and Beatrix Potter's farmhouse home at Far Sawrey, only a few miles further. Ambleside (12 miles/20km), Grasmere (13 miles/21km) and Bowness (18 miles/29km) are all an approximate half hour's drive.

Larger supermarkets, cinemas, swimming pools and train station can all be found in Ulverston another picturesque market town, 15 minutes drive away (9 miles /15km).


The Lake District National Park is England's largest National park, home to Scafell Pike, it's highest mountain, deep cut, glacial lakes, awe inspiring landscapes and picture postcard villages. Not to mention, great traditional pubs, historic houses and castles, lush, green valleys, fells and forests all within an area of 885 square miles. With many areas easily accessible by road, Coniston offers a superb base for touring and experiencing all that The Lake District has to offer.

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Review 1-4 of 4

30 Dec 2013


"Cosy Christmas"

Very easy to book, efficient and helpful at all times. The cottage exceeded our expectations - it was warm and cosy and full of character. My daughter said 'it's just perfect, I love it… More

27 Dec 2013


"A fantastic place to get away from it all."

Myself, my Wife, 15 year old Daughter and dog spent a long weekend in November in this beautiful old cottage. The weather for the weekend was cold but dry with some clear sunny spells, there was still… More

18 Sep 2013


"love to go again"

We enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage. This was my first experience in Cottages and the property is equipped with all essentials. I loved the log fire. The location of cottage is excellent as it … More

21 Aug 2013


"Full of character, really homely, great location"

Lovely cottage, really comfortable, well equipped and full of character. Having the lake at the bottom of the garden an absolute bonus. Close enough to Torver and Coniston and beautiful walks from the… More

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