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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
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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.

This property enjoys a tranquil farmland location, up a steep narrow hill on the edge of the lakeside village of Coniston, right in the shadow of the impressive fell The Old Man of Coniston. There is plenty to see and do in the area, whether guests want to enjoy a relaxing cruise on the lake, take scenic walks, or try their hand at the impressive range of watersports on offer which include canoeing, sailing, and stand-up paddleboarding. For those with an interest in history and culture there are many places of interest in the local area, including The World of Beatrix Potter, Potter’s former home at Hilltop, Wray Castle, and The Ruskin Museum.

Stepping through the stone porch, guests staying at this property will come directly to the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, a welcoming and cosy room with dark wooden beams, and a large stone fireplace with its open fire. This is the perfect spot for guests to relax on the sofa and chairs with a drink and a good book, or perhaps enjoy a favourite programme on the TV/DVD. At one side of the room, one step down leads to the kitchen area which is well-equipped offering an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, and a dishwasher. For those who need them there is a communal freezer and laundry facilities available onsite. The shower room can also be found on the ground floor of the property, offering a shower and WC. Stairs lead to the first floor which is where the bedrooms are situated. The first of these is a peaceful double room, whilst the other is a tastefully understated twin room with homely decorative touches.

In front of the cottage there is a small grassy slope, next to which there is a seating area which is shared with the other properties. The resident hens can often be found in the yard, and their fresh eggs are available to buy: perfect for breakfast. There is parking for one car.

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.

2 more properties at this location

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Hay Barn

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Heathwaite Farm

Heathwaite Farm

Sleeps: 10 | Bedrooms: 5

£1170 - £2516

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

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