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Lounge with open fire
Kitchen area
S the property
Rear lawn with garden furniture
Double bedroom
Bathroom
Twin bedroom with restricted height
Quiet single-track road
Enjoy some alresco dining
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4 / 9  Rear lawn with garden furniture
5 / 9  Double bedroom
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7 / 9  Twin bedroom with restricted height
8 / 9  Quiet single-track road
9 / 9  Enjoy some alresco dining

Park Gate Cottage

Coniston, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
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

  • Former gate-keeper's cottage for the old Coppermine's rail line dating back to 1850 which has plenty of original features
  • Enclosed lawned garden to the front of the cottage with the welcome addition of garden furniture
  • Situated within 1 mile of the Lake District village of Coniston with its shops, pubs and historic buildings
Property code: LCC43

Set just half a mile south from Coniston Village on the west side of Coniston water, this period cottage is perfectly placed to either relax or explore the local landscape with its lake, mountains, forest and fell.

This charming period property is a former gatekeeper's cottage for the old Coppermine Valley rail line, and a peaceful rural retreat. It’s located just half a mile from the pretty village of Coniston with its many shops, pubs and restaurants. It can accommodate four people and two dogs, making it perfect for those looking to explore the surrounding fells and lakes on foot.

This period property dates back to 1850 and is full of original features, which combined with comfortable furnishings and tasteful decor, create a real home-from-home. A short single-track lane leads you to the cottage and several stone steps lead from there to the patio garden and front door. The open-plan living space with flagstone floor has plenty of character, with a stylish kitchen that’s ideal for whipping up a snack. Exposed beams and a cosy open fire make the lounge area an inviting space for you all to unwind after a busy day of walking. Stairs lead to the first floor where you’ll find one of the understated and restful bedrooms, a double. A further flight leads to a lovely twin room, which sits in the eaves of the house so has slightly restricted height. The dogs can roam freely in the enclosed garden, while you relax with a drink and perhaps something to eat.

Coniston Water is within walking distance and is a super place to enjoy a range of water sports such as canoeing, sailing and paddleboarding. The surrounding countryside offers many walks and rambles which you can follow from your doorstep, while those looking for something a little hardier will enjoy climbing the Old Man of Coniston fell (1.5 miles). Hawkshead (4.5 miles) is great for a meander around the shops before stopping off to explore the Beatrix Potter Gallery.

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

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower enclosure, and WC
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Open fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and gas central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Parking for 1 car, plus further parking 200 yards from the property
  • Pubs and shops less than a mile
  • £100 refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Suzan 27th August 2021

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The cottage was really well situated to explore the Lake District in Coniston area. It was comfortable, welcoming and well equipped. We liked sitting in the small garden and enjoyed being able to walk straight from the cottage along a variety of footpaths. We would certainly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Tony 23rd July 2021

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Second time in this lovely cottage, lovely main bedroom and location. Steps up to the bedrooms are very steep but fine if youre mobile. The slate steps up to the garden are also pretty steep which was fine for us but our elderly dog struggled getting up them. As others have mentioned the hedge round the garden is quite tall and might benefit from aRead more foot off the top to improve the views. The bottom line is a lovely cottage we would visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Philippa 25th June 2021

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Lovely cottage, great spec with two nice sized rooms and a modern kitchen and bathroom. Great location, with a lovely walk down the old railway line to town and easy access to walks like Old Man Coniston, the lake and Torver.

Reviewed by Andrew 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by P 17th May 2021

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Reviewed by Tony 14th May 2021

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The cottage is in a lovely situation, great for both walks on the fells and less than a mile along a disused railway to Coniston. The accommodation is comfortable and importantly after long walks both the bath and shower are good. It is just worth noting that the stairs to the first floor are very steep but not really a problem if you have gone to Read morewalk up mountains! We will be back again! Hide

Reviewed by Georgina 25th April 2021

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Beautiful cottage in a great location. Only two small downsides were the enclosed garden was not secure with delivery people using it as a cut through to deliver parcels to the cottage next door. This meant that we could not leave the front door open in fear that our dog would escape. The other was the hedge in the garden was so high it blocked outRead more all of the stunning views that the cottage had to offer. The cottage is well kept, clean and recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Harriet 19th April 2021

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Reviewed by Kimberly 4th December 2020

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Lovely little cottage within decent walking distance of Coniston to allow you to have a pub meal and walk home safely (as long as you have a good torch). Good walks straight from the cottage including the Old Man itself. Cosy for 2, but might be a little tight on the sofas if there were 4 of you - but probably not so much of a problem in the summerRead more when you can use the garden. Fantastic dark skies too be viewed on clear nights from that garden. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 9th October 2020

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The cottage was in a lovely location very quiet and peaceful .Had a nice walk into coniston along an old railway track.The only downside was the furniture in the lounge area was a little worse for wear and not very comfortable

Reviewed by Tony 2nd October 2020

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Lovely cozy cottage, well equipped and great location

Reviewed by Michael 18th September 2020

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Pleasant cottage to stay in, nice and comfortable. A really good location close to Coniston but quiet. Easy to walk to Coniston and Torver along the old railway track. Good walking for all levels from the door. We had a very enjoyable stay, a really nice week.

Reviewed by Carole 11th September 2020

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Spotless and very comfortable, brilliant location with track just down the lane which takes you along to the Ship Inn (super) and onwards right into Coniston without having to walk on the road, great if you dogs.

Reviewed by Lisa 28th August 2020

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Comfortable and cosy in a good location for exploring lakes . Dog friendly but garden is not secure otherwise lovely

Reviewed by Paul 14th August 2020

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We loved our stay and spent the week walking all over the local area and cycling in Grizedale forest - what an amazing place overall! Our kids enjoyed swimming in the lake and we hired a canoe too. Great location to explore and lovely to be able to have shops close by for the essentials and pubs you can drive or walk to.

Reviewed by Melanie 7th August 2020

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Fab cottage everything you could want. 20mins walk from centre of Coniston with a lovely pub half way. Only a short walk from the lake too.

Reviewed by Christine 31st July 2020

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really nice cottage lovely location clean comfortable enjoyed garden and very peaceful

Reviewed by Rachel 17th July 2020

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This cottage is in a great location if you want to explore the Coniston area. You can easily walk into Coniston and climb The Old Man of Coniston from your back door. Cottage is well equipped - we had everything we needed for the week.

Reviewed by D 11th October 2019

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Reviewed by Sharon 20th September 2019

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Location

Map
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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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