Lounge with open fire
Kitchen area
S the property
Rear lawn with garden furniture
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom with restricted height
Quiet single-track road
Enjoy some alresco dining
1 / 9  Lounge with open fire
2 / 9  Kitchen area
3 / 9  S the property
4 / 9  Rear lawn with garden furniture
5 / 9  Double bedroom
6 / 9  Bathroom
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

  • Period cottage dating back to 1850 which has plenty of original features
  • Former gate-keeper’s cottage for the Old Coppermine rail line
  • 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
  • Within walking distance of the shore of Coniston Water, where you can take part in a range of watersports and boat trips
  • Excellent location for keen walkers, including up to the Old Man of Coniston which provides a dramatic landscape over the village
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
  • TV/DVD
  • 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

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jill 13th September 2019

Cosy little cottage, lovely and clean with an excellent bridlepath into Coniston which passes the local pub so great for dog owners. A bit crowded with our 2 big dogs but small dogs would be fine.

Reviewed by Lenah 16th August 2019

Perfect little cottage and Homebase for exploring the lakes. Feels like home ... lots of personal touches and perfect for small family with dog. Stairs and garden access quite tough for toddlers and grandparents.

Reviewed by Kees 5th July 2019

Lovely quiet place just outside the village.

Reviewed by Adrian 7th June 2019

The cottage is perfectly situated: an enclosed (dog secure) garden great for sitting out in; its own parking space; walks in the local area (including up the Old Man) directly from the cottage; and a 15-minute stroll along a footpath into Coniston. The whole cottage worked perfectly: very functional, well-equipped and extremely comfortable.

Reviewed by Jonathan 31st May 2019

A comfortable cottage with plenty of period character. Well placed and within easy walking distance to coniston along the old railway track.

Reviewed by Gregory 3rd May 2019

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location

Reviewed by Heidi 12th April 2019

We had a great stay at this cottage. Really enjoyed the walk & cycle ride in to Coniston. Fantastic base to explore the area. Cottage warm & cosy. Our 8 &10yr olds loved the top room, though stairs might be a little steep for toddler aged children to manage by themselves. Beautiful little garden, though sadly the weather wasn't good enough for us tRead moreo eat out there. There was a minor issue with the bathroom plumbing - we contacted the owners on Sunday, it was fixed on Monday. Excellent service. Hide

Reviewed by Abigail 25th January 2019

We had a lovely stay in this beautifully renovated cottage during a snowy week in January. The cottage is in a lovely location just outside Coniston village and was well equipped; however the downstairs room can get very cold, owing to it being a period cottage and not that well insulated (upstairs was nice and warm though) so bring a few blankets Read morefor the sofa if visiting in the winter! The tv is very small so not great for watching a dvd on rainy days - we ended up using our laptop instead. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Clancey August 2018

Our cottage was perfectly located ,was comfortable and very well equipped,everything had been thought about.This was our first holiday in England for many years and the first with a dog and we enjoyed every minute of it.We walked to Coniston each day and spent the day doing water sports,walking and relaxing. We had a fantastic holiday and will be rRead moreeturning. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon, Marcus, Emily, Tom and Rolo July 2018

We had such a wonderful break in Coniston. Our first holiday with our dog, Rolo who settled into his surroundings very quickly. Spent most of the time doing various activities at the lake. Cottage lovely - so brilliantly equipped and a great base. Thank you.xx

Reviewed by Thom, Ashifah, Zara and Arlen July 2018

Our first visit to this cosy and well-located cottage, and the kids' first experience of the Lakes. The kids being too small to walk far and too large to carry far has limitied our options, but a fine holiday has been had. Wray Castle for a rainy day, Muncaster Castle for a sunny day, and an ascent of Loughrigg by a moaning but eventually very prouRead mored 4-year-old. We also enjoyed morning jogs up the fells, and after-dinner walk to the Ship for excellent puddings! Will be back. Hide

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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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