A warm welcome awaits at this cosy cottage
Beautiful interior
Traditional meets contemporary
Lounge with wood burner
Relax in style
King-size bedroom
More exposed beams
Tastefully decorated
From the shore of Coniston Water
1 / 10  A warm welcome awaits at this cosy cottage
2 / 10  Beautiful interior
3 / 10  Traditional meets contemporary
4 / 10  Lounge with wood burner
5 / 10  Relax in style
6 / 10  King-size bedroom
7 / 10  More exposed beams
8 / 10  Tastefully decorated
9 / 10  Bathroom
10 / 10  From the shore of Coniston Water

The Dairy - Lake District

Coniston, Lake District
Visit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming character cottage in the heart of the Lake District
  • Situated on the private Atkinson Ground Estate close to Coniston Water
  • Beautifully furnished and decorated inside
  • Spectacular mountain and lakeside walks to be enjoyed from the doorstep
  • Within easy reach of the local pubs, cafes, shops and a microbrewery
  • A lovely holiday home which has been recognised by Visit England with a 5 star rating
Property code: LCC59

This period property is both charming and stylish, making it the perfect venue for a romantic getaway for two.

A warm welcome awaits you in this gorgeous character cottage for two, which is situated on the private Atkinson Ground Estate, close to Coniston Water. Keen walkers will particularly love this area as there are some spectacular mountain and lakeside walks on the doorstep. One dog is welcome too, so they don’t need to miss out on any of the fun.

Oozing old-world charm, this delightful home combines original features with some tasteful contemporary updates. An oak front door opens into an open-plan kitchen/diner, with traditional exposed beams. Rustle up a romantic meal in here, before pouring yourselves a glass of wine and taking a seat at the dining table. Stairs lead up to a warm and welcoming lounge, with a cosy wood burner throwing out some heat on chillier evenings, as you snuggle up to watch a film. When it’s time to rest, retreat to the stylish bedroom, which is reached via a further set of stairs. Tastefully decorated in neutral tones, it features a slanted ceiling and decorative fireplace, while the bathroom is located next door and boasts a fabulous whirlpool bath for soothing tired muscles after a day of hiking. Fire up the BBQ in the small patio area to the front of the cottage, which is a peaceful spot to unwind.

Get a bite to eat at the local pub, 1.5 miles away. Explore the shores of Coniston Water on foot or hop on one of the many boat trips that operate. Varying fitness levels are catered for at the Old Man of Coniston (3 miles), which has different routes you can follow to the summit. For a more sedate pace, pop into Hawkshead (2.5 miles) and wander around its cobbled streets and shops. The Beatrix Potter Gallery is also popular with visitors.

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

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with whirlpool bath and shower over bath
  • Oven and ceramic hob, microwave, slow cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV/DVD player and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ - please bring charcoal
  • Wood burner - logs available to purchase locally
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Cheryl 23rd February 2020

Overall the time in the property was really nice. Lovely location a little secluded but we had a car. Cottage itself was fantastic.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 17th January 2020

Very cosy cottage, ideal for two adults and one dog. Fabulous location if you enjoy scenic walks

Reviewed by Gillian 13th December 2019

Lovely cosy cottage within a 25 minute walk of coniston village. Arrived late in cold wet weather so it was lovely when we opened the door into a warm and inviting kitchen with a lovely hamper of local handmade fudge and biscuits to welcome us. The cottage has everything you need and is very tastefully decorated. The temperature of all the rooms isRead more perfect and the bed is super comfy! What more could you want! Hide

Reviewed by Naomi 6th December 2019

Beautiful little cottage in a great location Very romantic and cosy for a couple to hideaway Easy and quick drive into town for supplies

Reviewed by Emma 1st October 2019

Beautifully appointed, cosy cottage on the edge of Coniston Village. Kitchen has all amenities you could need. Plenty of pubs and grub in the village too, and nicely situated for walks in the surrounding area. Parking space is best described as off-road parking. (Couldnt find a hairdryer so perhaps bring one as I had to do without!)

Reviewed by Robert 13th September 2019

Very comfortable and warm cottage, in the perfect location for our walking and swimming plans. Low beams are characterful so beware if you are tall. Parking space very limited, only half the width of a car fits onto the kerb, the rest sticks out into a narrow lane. Not suitable for anyone with a large car or van.

Reviewed by Mark 26th July 2019

Very pretty, well appointed one bedroom cottage on the quieter side of Lake Coniston. Beautifully decorated and very cosy . Easy drive into Coniston village with plenty of coffee houses and pubs to sample. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Rachael 17th June 2019

Fab cottage deffo recommend

Reviewed by Elizabeth 12th April 2019

Great location.Warm,welcoming and cosy. Thank-you!

Reviewed by John 7th February 2019

This is a lovely cottage for 2 people & dog. The location is very good for walks etc. Would advise a car for longer journeys to Ambleside, Grasmere etc. Car parking space very small and worried about any cars driving past and hitting it (that didn't happen however). Great walk from Monk Coniston up to Tarn Hows. Coniston is a 20 minute walk away wiRead moreth a good selection of pubs. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 2nd November 2018

A delightful cottage with some lovely features and was a joy to spend time in. A very comfortable bed, lounge and well equipped kitchen.we loved being able to walk to Brantwood (1.2 miles away) which is well worth a visit including the lovely cafe there. We walked lots- down to the village (2 miles) where the nice coffee shops were a great reward! Read moreWe walked to Tarn Hows. The rain did not deter us from enjoying this lovely part of the Lake District. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 26th October 2018

Superb little cottage. Great location for walks. My only suggestion would be for tea/coffee/milk to be there for a drink upon arriving also perhaps a few logs for log burner.

Reviewed by Paula 19th October 2018

Amazing cottage in a great location. Superbly equipped in all regards didnt need to use the car once during our 7 night stay! Very cosy and romantic would definitely stay again. Our only request would be to fix the noise issues coming from the games room (pool table) in the adjoining farmhouse cottage.

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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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