View towards the cottage
Picturesque scenery
Kitchen area
Open-plan living space
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Enjoy the tranquility
Explore your surroundings
1 / 8  View towards the cottage
2 / 8  Picturesque scenery
3 / 8  Kitchen area
4 / 8  Open-plan living space
5 / 8  Double bedroom
6 / 8  Twin bedroom
7 / 8  Enjoy the tranquility
8 / 8  Explore your surroundings

Heathwaite Cottage

Coniston, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Period cottage sleeping four guests
  • Tranquil location on the owner’s farm alongside two other holiday properties
  • Attractive well-maintained original features add charm and character
  • Ideal for a romantic couple’s retreat or a base for a small family holiday
  • Located on the lower-slopes of the Old Man of Coniston, perfect for hiking
  • Short drive to the shore of Lake Coniston and Coniston village
Property code: LCC23

Cosy period cottage offering comfortable accommodation for four guests, situated on the owner’s farm enjoying views to Lake Coniston, which lies just 0.5 miles from the property’s front door.

The perfect choice for a romantic break or family holiday, this charming period cottage enjoys a tranquil location with views over Lake Coniston. It’s on the lower slopes of the Old Man of Coniston fell, making it perfect for those looking to hike with their four-legged family member. With the lake just half a mile away and local pubs and shops within walking distance, you don’t need to stray far from your doorstep.

Situated on the owner’s farm alongside two other holiday properties, this attractive two-bedroom home has many original features, which add to its cosiness and character. The open-plan living space is welcoming and homely, with a large stone fireplace and dark wooden beams. The bright, cottage-style kitchen is perfect for rustling up a tasty snack or meal, if you fancy dining in for the evening. After a busy day of exploring, curl up on the comfortable sofas in the snuggly lounge area and watch the open fire crackle away. The shower room is also on this level, while upstairs you’ll find the two peaceful bedrooms, which are tastefully understated to provide a restful space. Take in the peaceful atmosphere outside in the seating area to the front of the cottage, before enjoying some eggs for breakfast, courtesy of the resident hens.

Try paddleboarding or canoeing on Coniston Water by hiring equipment at the nearby boating centre. Those looking for a challenging day will love the climb to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston (1 mile) while a more leisurely pace is promised on one of the footpaths which surround the property. Visit Hill Top (6.5 miles), the former home of Beatrix Potter, to learn more about how this area inspired the author. Coniston village (0.5 miles) has some lovely shops and great places to eat.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher
  • Shared freezer and laundry facilities
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and heating included
  • 1 dog welcome - safe outdoor space
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nick 27th December 2019

perfect location for great walks right on the doorstep, beautiful scenery. very peaceful location. the driveway to property is very steep, it would be very hard (impossible?) to get there in icy/snowy conditions - we were lucky with the weather so no problems. lovely cosy evenings with the log fire, kitchen had everything we needed. 20 min walk intRead moreo the village of Coniston, nice place with quite a few good pubs, ideal after a long walk, and not too busy which was nice. we had a great stay! Hide

Reviewed by Lorna 26th October 2019

We had a lovely week at heathwaite farm. Despite the cold weather we were kept warm and comfortable. Some of the equipment was a little basic for self catering for a week. Stairs were a little tricky for my elderly mother. But great location, lovely views, would recommend.

Reviewed by Brian 13th June 2019

The cottage was delightful perfect location quiet away from the crowds

Reviewed by Chris 4th June 2019

A lovely comfy farmhouse cottage, we really enjoyed our stay there. Access via narrow twisty lanes, through 2 gates via sheep, makes for a very rural & peaceful time! Logs provided - a lovely bonus. View of lake Coniston limited from this particular cottage but fabulous views around the area. If arriving late, best to take any food & drink you may Read moreneed. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 6th April 2019

Beautiful cottage in ideal location. Bit of a steep narrow road to farm but worth the effort! We had lovely weather so walked each day without having to use the car. About 20 mins walk into Coniston & a number of good pubs. Even our nearly teenager had a great time!

Reviewed by David 15th November 2018

This was just idyllic. After an incredibly hairy drive up the hill, a little corner of heaven awaits. Everything you need is there. The views are stunning, the fire is a delight and the local area unbelievably beautiful...

Reviewed by Davina 1st September 2018

A very cosy cottage, clean and comfortable. The only downside was the narrow lanes to get there.

Reviewed by Catharine 11th August 2018

Cottage is approx 1 mile from the village centre, and up a fairly steep hill, beware! Cottage is quaint, but tired and has only basic kitchen equipment (no oven gloves or cheese grater and broken fridge). Pubs in the village were all friendly and welcoming, the local tourist information office were really lovely and helpful. Lots of walks to do froRead morem the cottage/village, both upwards and fairly flat (as you can be in The Lakes). Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 4th August 2018

This is a basic cottage but good if you are looking for a cheaper option. The road is very steep and narrow for a wide vehicle to get to the cottage and hard work to walk up to return in the evening, so either a good level of fitness or a small car is useful for this cottage! Lovely views though and peaceful. A good, basic cheaper option.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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