Blea Brows – Home 251205 Cottage
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
Blea Brows – Home 251205
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 6
- min stay varies
Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- DVD player
- CD player
- Linen provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:17:00, Check out time:12:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
Philip / Kate O.
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 17 May 2018
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Aug 2012. Located in Coniston, it has 56 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £500 to £800.
The Owner has a response rate of 65% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 May 2018.
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– based on 56 reviews
- Very Good
“Wonderful! Simply Wonderful”
The cottage was everything we had hoped for and more. Even the 2 periods without electricity didn't dampen our joy. The owners were warm and very accommodating to my 3 dogs. Its a real hansel and Gretel cottage. The fact this cottage was as it is, well equipped, warm and cosey. It is a little worn but that just added to its charm. This cottage worked well with my dogs who had a wonderful time in the woods and on the beach. To the owners Thank you x We will definitely be back.
Owner's reply: Ah thanks. What a lovely review! Glad both you and your dogs enjoyed it! Yes, it's a little worn - we're hoping to update the sofas as soon as we're able. Thanks again. It's always a pleasure when people enjoy it as much as we do. 10% discount for returners!! Regards, Phil and Kate
“Peaceful, lovely serene location next to the lake ”
Our family of 6 (2 adults, 2 children & 2 dogs) have just returned from a lovely 3 day break at Blea Brows, Coniston. The cottage has everything you need and is in a perfect location. The garden was a little sun trap even amongst the trees and was lovely to sit out and listen to the birds. The lake was beautiful and the children and dogs enjoyed a swim. We took a boat trip from Coniston which was lovely and headed over to Brantwood, John Ruskins former home. The gardens here are lovely and highly recommend the cafe for supersize lunch as the portions are huge. Coniston old man is a good climb but unfortunately we didn't get around to it this time but surely next time. The little village has a few pubs but we cooked back at the cottage, on one occasion we took a trip into Hawshead (approx 15mins drive) and had a wander around one of our favourite spots. The church here is the most beautiful we have ever seen and has a lovely feel to it. The queens pub serves delicious food an the little ice cream shop opposite certainly should be renamed the giant ice cream shop they are amazing! The cottage was very comfortable and we will definitely stay again. Thank you The Nodwell family
Owner's reply: Thanks for your lovely review - so pleased you have had a great break! Brantwood is so worth a visit! Sounds like you had a wonderful time - and thanks for the tip about the pub and ice cream shop in Hawkshead - we'll check it out next time we are up! We look forward to your next visit!
“Great location by the lake”
We had a great family holiday! We have been going to the Lake District for many years however for the last couple of years we have been to the west coast Scotland so we were concerned whether the Lakes would measure up to our expectations. With the cottage away from the central region we found the area quiet which was to our liking. We are an active family and were pleased to find access to Torver common just down the road along with the lake access just a short walk away. We did not go very far spending our time kayaking and swimming at the lake or running and walking on the nearby fells. There were other families staying in nearby cottages and our children enjoyed playing with them at the lake. The cottage was very comfortable, well equipped with plenty of space. We found that Tesco would deliver and it was great to see the driver pull up ten minutes after our arrival! We found there was a BT Hotspot nearby and paid for a 5 day pass although service was only achieved in certain parts of the building.
Owner's reply: Wow! What a fabulous review. Thank you so much for your helpful comments. We really value the extra information you've given us about the Tesco delivery and BT Hotspots (not something that I know anything about!) and we'll definitely add that to the details. So pleased your holiday was a success. We'd love to see you there again. 10% off for returners! All the best, Phil and Kate.
We arrived in a steady June rain to find a lovely cosy cottage, complete with a wood pile that we put to good use (first night only, the weather cheered up thankfully). The cottage was very clean and tidy, well stocked with kitchen equipment and books on the local area. It's a stones throw away from the lake, and within easy access of a number of beauty spots. The owners were helpfulness itself, very easy to deal with and offering a friendly service.
Owner's reply: Thanks for your kind (and generous) comments. We're very pleased that a) it was cosy with the fire (we agree ... it's always nice to have a fire!) and b) that the weather cheered up in the end! Phil and Kate Okeden
Stayed 3 nights at this lovely little hideaway. Just outside Coniston although on the shores of the lake Coniston, this cottage is nestled amongs woodland down a short gravel track. The cottage has everything you could hope for, the wood burning stove was lovely to come back to after a cold and crisp day out exploring the South Lakes. Three good sized bedrooms, one ensuite, lovely touches like the local artwork on the walls, extremely clean, well stocked kitchen and lovely little enclosed garden. We filled up the bird feeders whilst there (bird feed was provided as werea numberr of logs for the woodburner). The owners were vey helpful prior to our arrival and were very kind and left us a bottle of wine and a nice cold beer in the fridge. If you want to explore the South Lakes this is an ideal spot to go from, Winderemere, Ambleside, Hawkshead are all a short drive away. We went over to visit Beatrix Potter's house , Tarn Howe (lovely walk), Hawkshead nice quaint little village, as was Ambleside. Went over to Windermere via the ferry which was novel. We did all this in two days. Had a lovely time, would definitely recommend this cottage to friends and family. Thank you Phil and Kate for opening up your home to us.
Owner's reply: Wow! What a lovely review. Thank you so much for being so kind. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It sounds like you did a lot of exploring! There is certainly a lot to see and do in the locality and we're delighted that you enjoyed it as much as we do! Thanks again, Phil and Kate.
“A Christmas to remember at Blea Brows”
Blea Brows is highly recommended. Lovely cottage and in a quiet location. We spent a week over Christmas with family coming and going and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. The cottage is well equipped, comfortable and well looked after. The owners were extremely helpful and a Christmas tree and decorations had been put up for our arrival. We had a lovely evening at the nearby Wilsons Arms in Torver, the locals were very friendly and it had a really good atmosphere. The weather prevented us from walking as much as we would have liked but the cosy wood burner made up for this. If we visit this area again, Blea Brows would be our first choice for accommodation.
Owner's reply: Thanks Sue. What a lovely comment! We're so pleased that you enjoyed yourself. It's very special to us and we really appreciate it when other people enjoy it too. Thank you for taking the time and effort to add your comments! I'll pass on the comments to our excellent housekeepers who provided the decorations. Hope you have a great New Year and don't forget, any 'returners' will get a discount!! Thanks once again, Phil and Kate
“Home away from home”
Before we even arrived the owner's communication was great. Knowing we had a baby the place was toasty warm when we arrived. It is obvious this has been a loved home as it has a lovely cosey feel but is immaculate too. It has a lovely setting- a short walk to the water and a short drive to the pub. It had everything we needed (except the orange bags we were supposed to put rubbish in but we managed). We were sad to leave and will definitely be back!
Owner's reply: Thanks guys. What a lovely review! Glad you enjoyed your stay as much as we like going there! We're trying to make it as homely as possible and it's lovely to hear that you feel the same about it. Sorry about the bin bags. That's actually a legacy from the old system and now they're not needed! We'll amend the details asap. Thanks for the reminder. You are most welcome to stay again, and we'll give you a good price for being such friendly tenants! Cheers, Phil and Kate.
“Lovely cottage and location. Helpful Owners”
Blea Brows was a lovely cottage and a good base for exploring the Southern Lake District, as long as you have your own car as it's a little off the beaten track (which is part of the appeal) but no problem with own car. As well as our parents we took our 2 year old grand-daughter and our 2 year-old border collie, all of whom settled in very easily as the cottage was very doggy-friendly and bedroom/bathroom arrangements were easy for child care too.. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Only minor niggles were problem with freeview TV on arrival and the heating didn't come on even after the maintenance man turned on the timer. The owners were very helpful when I phoned them - heating just required altering the room thermostat and the TV was a faulty lead, for which they quickly sent a replacement. Just one other comment that the outside patio area is doggy friendly , but is not escape-proof if the dog decides to go exploring around the back of the cottage and it wasn't immediately obvious to us that there was access from the patio to the rear as it looked like an enclosed area at first. This was no problem as we supervised dogs and children whenever out in the patio. The tiled entrance, kitchen and the boot room were very handy. All rooms in the cottage were clean, very comfortable and the lounge & kitchen were well-equipped with appliances etc. Due to this year's particularly wet summer walking/hiking from the cottage was rather restricted as some of the routes we would have tried out were very boggy - too much for general walking boots and with a dog - but that was just unfortunate and I'm sure the walks would normally have been lovely. The wooded area around the cottage was nice to walk through with lots of bird life etc and my wife saw a deer nearby early one morning, although there were quite a few areas of private land with restricted access around. The village of Torver was only a few minutes away in the car, but we were disappointed with the two pubs' meals there (one of which was rather expensive) but Coniston was only another 10 minutes away with a better choice of pubs/shops/amenities. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and we would thoroughly recommend Blea Brows to anyone looking to stay in this beautiful area and not wishing to be in a town/village.
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